Schele wrote:Also, this is one of the WORST times to travel from the US to Europe, due to the exchange rates heading south (in favor of the Europeans) the past year and a half.
Well, no one today knows the exchange rates when you book your flight in March 2011 for Worlds in Europe in fall 2011. And when the rates are finally good for you it might be the same problem when you annouce Worlds in Europe coming 18 months later.
The Smoking Gungan wrote:the european leadership has never really been on great terms with the pc. if they had been working with the pc these last 8 years it would be one thing to reward them with a worlds. but instead the european leadership's main interaction with the pc has been to repeatedly ask for a world championship all the while keeping their own affair shrouded in mystery and distancing themselves from the usa leadership. you can't have your cake and eat it to. if europe wanted to go off and do its own thing that's their perogative, but to then turn around and ask for a worlds doesn't jive with the course they've chosen
You can't blame someone when he is rejected again and again and again AND AGAIN that he becomes a little bit dissatisfied with the whole situation. I'm not part of that "leadership" but I heard them fighting hard for Worlds in Europe and convincing a lot of people. At one time we nearly had a "GO" only to be rejected AGAIN.
You ask Europe to "Behave!" but ask yourself if you deserve total loyalty with your behavior in the past...
quesosauce37 wrote:unless europe can GUARANTEE 75 or more for a big event, i dont see worlds coming there
Of course I can't guarantee 75 players, my guess would be around 50 players. But where is the logic that we get Worlds with 75 players when all Worlds events in the last few years also had fewer than 75 players. Should that mean that you didn't deserve Worlds either...?