Using the official forum managed to flush out an admission that the prize fund in the English Seniors, had been reduced to first and second prizes only despite advertising a third prize and grading prizes. I can only speak for myself but no contact or apology has been made. It's rare but not unknown for prizes to be reduced, usually the announcement is rather earlier than three months after the event has been completed.Richard Bates wrote:Did Roger go on a free transfer?
There are a handful of events were there are English or British titles at stake, but where the events are organised by third parties. If the ECF wants to avoid reputational damage when something like this happens, it needs to look to how it contracts out its events. Equally perhaps organisers should seek ECF guarantees or agreements as to what should happen if an ECF titled event fails to attract the required numbers to justify the prize fund.