Division 3 teams cannot play "7 man" in the ISSC tournament without jeopardising their Division 3 status.
In the upcoming ISSC International 7-Man tournament, Division 3 or the “Novice Division” is actually a 5 man competition.
So if a Division 3 team were to play in the 7 man category in Division 2 that would effectively void their status as a Division 3 team in MY-NPL’s eyes.
I can understand the intention is to make it easier and encourage more Division 3 teams to field a 5 man teams in the ISSC. However, my argument is that - isn’t the whole point of going to a "7 man tournament" – is to play 7 man? After all there is already an existing 5 man league for Division 3 teams to play in - why make have another 5 man tournament for Division 3.
Its like opening a Baskin Robbins touting 31 flavours of ice cream and the telling D3 teams that they can only buy vanilla.
I don’t moving up to Division 2 for the sake of playing 7 man for just this one event. However it doesn’t make sense to void our status as a Division 3 team in MY NPL’s eyes for the sake of playing this one tournament.
There is a need of a rethink of this brobdingnagian snafu.
So here lies the oxymoron - going to a “7 man” tournament and having to play 5 man.