Like so much else at present, this all ties in with the ECF funding debate.Adam Raoof wrote:I agree that we should just have it - but I would prefer that it had some incentive for the players. A small donation of Â£10 per event (or say Â£10 per day of the event - so Â£10 for a one day tournament, Â£20 for a weekender etc) would cover it. Right now most tournaments don't even know they are in the Prix, and that can't be right. If we asked them for a donation and to put the ECF logo on their forms, it would be a good start.
For 2011-12, asking Congresses to pay this in addition to the increased levels of Game Fee may not be too well received.
Come 2012-13, if Game Fee is no more, the idea may be rather more viable.
I'm inclined to think there should be a cap of say Â£40. If, for example, the Big Slick event were to incorporate an Open Swiss in a future year, asking it to pay Â£90 seems disproportionate to me. I assume you wouldn't wish to discourage one round a day tournaments if there is a market for them.