The Mudgee Dragons won't push for a move to Group 11 after committing to play in Group 10 on Sunday.
The Group 10 annual general meeting was one of the busier ones in recent times, with the positive news around Mudgee offset by Oberon's decision to drop out of the first grade competition.
Mudgee president Sebastian Flack revealed late last month he was keen for his club to make the switch to Group 11 and he had spoken to officials from the competition.
But following a structural change with the state bodies - New South Wales Rugby League and Country Rugby League - Group 10 president Linore Zamparini was not surprised the Dragons decided against pursuing a switch.
"It's not that easy to just say that you're going to pack your bags up and go somewhere else, there's a lot protocol, there's a lot of checks and crosses you've got to go through," he said.
"With the change only in the last couple of weeks of New South Wales and Country Rugby League amalgamating into New South Wales Rugby League, those guys have got to feel their way through things as well and I don't there would be changes in any Group at the moment, I don't think they would let that happen at the moment."
Meanwhile, nine years after the Oberon Tigers made their return to Group 10 the club has made the agonising decision to withdraw from the 2020 premier league competition.
Tigers officials informed Group 10 delegates on Sunday they did not have the playing numbers to contest the top grade next season and would instead explore playing in the Mid West New Era Cup competition.
In a bid to see them retain some presence in Group 10 rather than switching competitions entirely, the Tigers were given an option to remain with just reserve grade and league tag teams.
No deadline was set for Oberon to make decision on their participation, but Zamparini said the Tigers are planning to hold a meeting within the next eight to 10 days.
But in any case, the Tigers will not be playing in premier league.
"They want to go to New Era Cup, they think they can compete there, but the Group has given them the option that they can stay and play reserve grade and league tag. They are going to have a talk about that and see what they can do," he said.
"They had probably six or seven first graders move on that left them with a few good first graders, but certainly not enough to compete in the competition.
"It certainly wasn't an easy decision for them to make. They are very proud, very passionate and their record speaks for itself, they certainly didn't want that decision to have to be made."
The Tigers were one of Group 10's foundation clubs, playing in the inaugural season in 1948, and since then has won 11 first grade titles including seven straight between 1961 and 1967.
Oberon has previously had a stint in the Mid West competition during the 2000s, winning the 2003 premiership before re-joining Group 10 in 2012.