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They have to have two divisions so that the black division can pretend they are special and almost elite, the white division you are better off playing town hockey and save the 3k. There is too much of a skill difference between the better black teams and the lower white teams, the white teams should just go down and play EMHL(AAA) also known as town c division
BHL/E9 and MPDHL both do parity at the beginning of the season and their world don't end. Parity in April is useless and is a way for the EHF to collect $1k per team to participate. It's a revenue generator and saves their schedulers a bit of extra work at the beginning of the season. And, as someone else said, it allows teams live the Flames, Caps and Kings to put Elite players out to ensure that they end up in the upper tier 1. Since the rosters for Elite teams don't need to be submitted at that time, they can put whoever they want on their "Tier 1" team for parity and then move them to Elite after. Look at the 02 level. How did the Caps and Eagles end up in the Tier 1 and then only win 3 and 5 games, respectively during the season.
The issue I see with your rationale of strong black teams suddenly becoming horrible and weak white teams suddenly become good, is at least it is only a one year deal for the few teams where that may happen and the next season they would be moved based on performance. But in the interim the parity is based on season long performance, minimizing the cheating that occurs when orgs bring in ringers for the parity tournament - for which there is zero way to control or accountability. We could make up all kinds of scenarios, but using prior season performance as a basis so allocate some of the teams to each divisions at least adds transparency to the process.
The problem with parity is the way it's run not when it is.
They have to many teams playing 4 random games over one weekend seems more like luck of the draw .
The elite 9 does it the right way over multiple weekends and you have to win your way in.