Ok Sorry I got to the ASA meeting late and just want to clarify what I noted.
Last year we had 31 or 32 teams go from California to Gold Nationals.
They did away with the gold point system which clearly helped some California
teams go to Nationals (Which a lot of the confusion regarding gold points could
have been fixed fairly easily by giving teams a number and going by that
instead of name, but whatever)
One of the reasons given was it would save money.
Last year we played in Phoenix (Drivable), Las Vegas (Drivable),
Lancaster(Drivable), Rancho Cucamonga (Drivable) and we flew into Colorado to
play in a tournament there.
This year we have 16 berths for all of California and Oregon, Washington
We have Sacramento-4 Berths
We have Las Vegas-2 Berths
We have Lancaster-5 berths
We have Seattle, Washington-5 berths This is the one on July 13th-14 (Right?)
One of things we requested was that all this was concluded early not 3 weeks
May have to fly out of state
So we now may have 2 out of state flights instead of one. So, for most teams
this will be MORE expensive and we have half as many berths. Is this correct??
Or am I missing something here.
We can go into Sectors that do not have 24 teams as of May something But we
have no idea how those spots will be awarded, when the entries are to be sent,
and Phoenix is capping their tournament to 24 teams. So, these will all be
last minute flights at much higher prices than when we could plan ahead.
I guess I am just really confused at how this was supposed to help Gold teams
especially here in California. And if I have my information correct.
Also, did anyone get an 18 Gold and 18 Under team list?? There was not one in
Are more teams moving to A since there seems to be more opportunities and A and
Gold are different weeks???
Thanks for info.