You'd need to be a bronze member to play in ECF-graded league chess.HLang wrote:The implications of the proposal to England-resident players who are registered with another federation aren't clear to me.
I live in England. I am SCO on the FIDE list, and a member of Chess Scotland. I play local league and 4NCL, and possibly the occasional e2e4 event. The only reason I am currently an ECF member is to be registered as an ECF accredited coach.
Under this proposal:
Apologies if this area has already been discussed in a previous thread - there are a lot of pages to wade through with no search terms guaranteed to bring it up.
- Would a bronze membership be sufficient for all of the games in the competitions above to be ECF graded, as the FIDE side of things is already covered by my CS membership?
- Or would just the league games be ECF graded?
- Is the 4NCL a league for these purposes, or something else?!
- If the 4NCL is a league, would the only benefit to me of silver or gold membership be getting FIDE rated congress games graded on the ECF list (as I'm not playing non-FIDE rated congresses)?
You'd need to be gold for both "the occasional e2e4 event" and the 4NCL. Yes, the 4NCL is a league, but all FIDE-rated events are counted under gold. At least, you would if you were English. Pay to Play comes in at Â£6/event (or whatever rate is deemed appropriate) for e2e4 and 4NCL if you're not English. I guess it'd be up to you to work out whether it was better to go for Pay to Play or become a Gold member.