Will it be enforced or not? Peter says:
In the last few years however the NSWCA has not appointed anyone at the Doeberl Cup to collect the NSWCA membership fees. What happens of course when some NSW players fill up the entry form to enter the tournament non-members tick “yes, I am a member of a chess association”. The ACTCA checks that all ACT players are ACTCA members and for the last 35 years it has been the responsibility of NSWCA to collect the NSWCA membership fees from NSW residents who have paid no membership fee. (NSWCA now lists all members on NSWCA website).
The NSWCA's frequent critic also lists the names of NSW players who are confirmed entries into the Doeberl Cup but who are apparently not members of the NSWCA. The list includes the names of prominent players including at least an international master.