Clubs, of course, can enter details for new players themselves on ECF LMS and also update – e.g. correct an error. If the player is already known to ECF, even if it goes back many years, then he or she is an “Existing Player”. The system will then bring forward relevant data, including a current grade if that is applicable.
But a member who, perhaps, has not played competitive club or congress chess before will likely be a “New Player”.