Date Posted:00:09:27 07/26/17 Wed Author: - Subject: My thoughts inside. In reply to:
's message, "Entry Caps" on 12:48:44 07/25/17 Tue
If the aim is to make the judging more manageable, then I would go as far to say only the top three-five from each region should qualify for worlds and, under the existing structure, on the premise that these dancers also recall at their secondary qualifier. Existing WMH could still pass down qualification spots to ensure dancers in stronger regions are not disadvantaged.
NAIDC sections could be reduced by closing the championships to OS dancers and capping entrants at ten per region. Ideally top 10, but dancers can pass down places if others cannot attend. This would limit each section to 70 competitors. Ceili sections would still be open to all. Additionally, there could be two solo sections - Spilt A, *The* Championship for the qualified dancers and Split B, for other dancers. Prizes and sashes for spilt B could be handed out as soon as they were available and would not need to be as elaborate.
I think Australia should reduce their regions to three, given the size of some of their sections. You could have 1. Western/South Australia, 2.New South Wales/Australia Capital Territory/Queensland and 3. Victoria/Tasmania
In the end, the decision lies with CLRG and whether they want big events that promote the dancing/culture or a prestigious event. Either way, there will always be dancers who miss out even though they may have qualified if they lived in another region :(