From St Piran Secretary Steve Carpenter as posted elsewhere on this forum:-
"Two up from the ECPL to the East Division and 2 up from the Combination to the West Division is the simplistic answer but there are a number of contingencies. Promotion is not automatic. Feeder League clubs seeking promotion must apply to the League (not the FA) by 31st December. All covered under Rule 22 which the clubs have all had - the rules will be published on the Full-Time site once it's active and that date is dependent on all of our clubs completing their CCFA Affiliation process. The relevant bit of Rule 22 is reproduced below:
i. Promotion to this League from nominated feeder leagues shall be as described below. For the purposes of this Rule the nominated feeder leagues shall be the East Cornwall Premier League for the East Division and the Cornwall Combination League for the West Division.
ii. Devon based Clubs playing in feeder leagues shall not be eligible for promotion to this League.
iii. Only two teams from each feeder League shall be eligible for promotion to this league. Should more than two clubs apply from any given Feeder League then the highest placed eligible clubs, as described below shall be the only ones considered.
iv. At the conclusion of fixtures the Champion and Runner-Up Clubs of each feeder league, provided they have the necessary grading criteria as described at Schedule E (subject to any FA dispensations in place at the time) will be eligible for promotion to this League. Where either the Champion or Runner-Up club does not apply or is either unable or unwilling or ineligible under Rule 22e(ii) to take promotion then an eligible club finishing 3rd or 4th shall be able to be promoted. Where the clubs finishing 3rd or 4th also do not apply or are either unable or unwilling or ineligible to take promotion then no promotion shall take place that season.
v. In the same way, where a reserve team or teams of Clubs in membership of this League fill feeder league promotion places and the league has the maximum allowed number of reserve teams in membership, then a club finishing in the top two of the teams eligible to be promoted may be permitted to fill any vacancies but a club promoted must still finish in the top 5 of the feeder league. Should no clubs be eligible under this rule then no promotion shall take place that season.
vi. Where Devon based Clubs fill feeder league promotion places as described in Rule 22e(iv) above then a club finishing in the top two of the teams eligible to be promoted may be permitted to fill any vacancies but a club promoted must still finish in the top 5 of the feeder league. Should no clubs be eligible under this rule then no promotion shall take place that season."