Alex Holowczak wrote:I arranged with the UKCC in advance that there should be an explanation of this on the online entry when entering the Megafinals I was organising; saying that the data would be used to make the children ECF members.
I prefer to leave the decision to the parents as to whether players take out ECF Silver membership, which is offered free for one year to those who have not previously been members. Membership has to be paid for in subsequent years so I don't want to impose that ongoing obligation on parents.
By the time of the Megafinals take place (end of March/beginning of May) most of the season has passed and only those progressing to the Gigafinal are likely to have any need of membership.
Of the 43 Megafinals I suspect that only a small minority are ECF graded.
Those taking advantage of the one year free membership are advised to do so at the start of the season.