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US Nationals 2016 - July 29 - 31, Portland, Oregon

Kev43

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You have listed yourself as being from a country other than the United States. You may be required to show a valid passport the day of the competition.
Hehehe that's funny :)

I registered ! Second European :p

The EUR/USD exchange rate is pretty bad too, compared to what it was 3 years ago..
 

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So question for delegates, if this comp is so popular that a significant number of people lose the opportunity to register due to the competitor limit... is your reaction to a)Prioritize higher capacity venues for future nationals, b)impose some qualifications on registerers (via reg Z4), or c) just keep it as first come first serve?
 

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So question for delegates, if this comp is so popular that a significant number of people lose the opportunity to register due to the competitor limit... is your reaction to a)Prioritize higher capacity venues for future nationals, b)impose some qualifications on registerers (via reg Z4), or c) just keep it as first come first serve?
I want to hear the answer to this... I would think it would be 'a' based on the mission of the WCA.
 

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So question for delegates, if this comp is so popular that a significant number of people lose the opportunity to register due to the competitor limit... is your reaction to a)Prioritize higher capacity venues for future nationals, b)impose some qualifications on registerers (via reg Z4), or c) just keep it as first come first serve?
Potentially some combination of all that you've mentioned. We'll always be looking for higher capacity venues now, but there will always have to be a limit and thus some first-come first-serve element. It's hard to find affordable venues significantly larger than what we already have, but things are changing rapidly now, and maybe what wasn't affordable in the past is now affordable. Qualifications on some of the longer events may be necessary to make a larger competitor pool fit into a three day national event.
 

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Potentially some combination of all that you've mentioned. We'll always be looking for higher capacity venues now, but there will always have to be a limit and thus some first-come first-serve element. It's hard to find affordable venues significantly larger than what we already have, but things are changing rapidly now, and maybe what wasn't affordable in the past is now affordable. Qualifications on some of the longer events may be necessary to make a larger competitor pool fit into a three day national event.
To add, basically they are all in play, although the second issue would require some changes in the outlook of the WCA.

We want lots of people, and new people, to be able to attend. We are limited by money, planning time, and staff resources. There are a handful of people that make this happen and we're all doing it on our free time without compensation. I think we are all pretty happy to do so, but not forever and not at any size.
 
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