Andrew Zigmond wrote:
The biggest unknown factor at the moment is what the member/ non member split in Yorkshire will be at the end of the season and, consequently, what the liabilities will be for each league (it may be a substantial amount, it may be relatively little).
There are two issues here:
1. The Yorkshire league, as a non-MO, will have to make an estimate of games played by non-members and pay the appropriate amount by 15th December. It has to make that estimate based on the current figures and it sounds like this will be a large amount. I doubt that Yorkshire will be willing to pay this.
Has the ECF board considered how it will handle this situation? Unless it decides to inform Yorkshire that none of the Yorkshire league games will be graded (which would be grossly unfair to ECF members), it does appear that some form of compromise is required from both sides, and should be achievable, even if it involves a slight bending of the 'rules' for this season only.
2. Yorkshire based ECF members playing in non-registered events won't have those games graded and some might feel aggrieved at the ECF for not making this clear.
If I recall correctly, there was a motion at the AGM to prevent games played by ECF members abroad to be graded, but this was defeated. For this season only, couldn't the ECF treat the non-registered leagues as 'abroad' and agree to grade any games played in them by ECF members?