Whether or not an event is FIDE rated is surely irrelevant to whether the arbiters are prepared to run the event using a pairing and results program.Adam Raoof wrote: How can we persuade more events to become FIDE rated?
Is it really difficult to make the switch? The main issue appears to be time controls in Open sections, meaning that events might only be able to fit in two rounds in a day - but would that be such as problem?
Think of an event like Kidlington. That has three rounds on Saturday with a G/105 time limit. A G/120 limit could be theoretically possible, but means an earlier start and later finish. I doubt reducing to four rounds or playing on Friday evenings are really options. When e2e4 events take place locally, they have Friday evening rounds. The 35 minute drive on a Saturday or Sunday can take double that time in Friday rush hour traffic. Kidlington already uses computer pairings and has done so for some years.
By not having an event FIDE rated, organisers will also avoid the potentially onerous or expensive FIDE Regulations on Registration and Licensing of players.