Originally posted by MikeG:
The rumor that I have heard from a board members employee is that( gulp ) Denver, Colorado is going to be the possible Finals location for this years World Finals.
NEW YORK CITY=1780 Miles
HIGHLANDS NEW JERSEY=1800 Miles
I hope that the Information that I was given is incorrect because Denver would be a POOR choice .
LA = 1016 MILES
PHOENIX = 909 MILES
BOISE = 830 MILES
SEATTLE = 1331 MILES
DALLAS = 879 MILES
TULSA = 693 MILES
KENNER, LA = 1386.8 MILES
KANSAS CITY = 600 MILES
CHICAGO = 1004 MILES
I hope that the (sarcastic) information I have provided shows that depending on where you live ANY location (in this case, Denver) may/may not be a POOR choice. For anyone in the west, it doesn't look too bad compared to the past 11 years’ location.
Finals location is more a matter of convince than anything else. Folks who are serious about attending finals will attend it it's held at the North Pole in December. The reality is most IASCA competitors will never see finals outside of magazine coverage (notice we keep getting less of that?), and the serious lack of local shows for them to attend, IASCA's active membership has consistently fallen off. Nobody will join if they do not have a convenient local place to start competing.
We will be ultimately doomed not bad rules, or accusations of mismanagement, or rule changes, or half baked rules that do not make any sense, or poor judges, or power/channel classes, but LACK OF LOCAL SHOWS, and the local competitor that comes with it.
No local competitors = No sanctioning body.
No sanctioning body = No finals.
If you want to argue about the impact of changing classes, pros and cons of finals locations, prize money, too small trophies, or anything else short of the COLLECTIVE LARGEST PROBLEM FACING THE WHOLE AUTOSOUND COMMUNITY – POOR LOCAL SUPPORT
- go ahead. Just don’t be too surprised to see a thread “What, no FINALS?!?!!” somewhere in your future.