That's a very good point.IanCalvert wrote: Can someone explain why , given we have moved to Platinum-Bronze membership from the old game fee system that tournaments continue to have the voting power, loosely number of votes they do?
The Articles of Association (i.e. Article 30) determine and assign voting rights by reference to "Game Fee" which was the system of generating income before the introduction of the current direct membership system.
Today, "Game Fee" is only levied on the small number of individuals who elect not to join the direct membership scheme and, therefore, by definition are not ECF members.
If it is thought that voting rights should continued to be allocated according to recorded chess activity (i.e. the number of graded the games submitted to the ECF) then the term "Game Fee" should be replaced by a more appropriate term.
Should clubs, where players meet and play regularly, have voting rights?