Originally Posted by Brian.Samson
I know the assumption is that cost is the main issue with uptake and although I think that may be true in a lot of cases, I think it's also a lack of information that's slowing things down now - so the more information the better really. I appreciate that Adam has had more than his fair share of personal tragedy recently
If cost was the only issue, I'd expect to see more South African's booked in since the costs of flights from SA is less than half of the cost from the UK.
I know there are more people waiting in the wings to book up - perhaps some more details about accommodation at the scout camp would be good. What sort of accommodation is it? When is it available from/to, how many to a hut? that sort of thing.
People flying long distances will want some time before the comp to recover from jet lag, so it would be helpful to know if the scout huts are available before the competition starts.
There aren't many hotels / places to stay near to the camp (that I could find anyway) I'm staying in Lower Hutt (about 30 mins drive away). I think Richard B has found a place a little closer.
The South Africans are at present busy shooting National Trials (last day tomorrow) and the team will be named at the close of the competition.
How many of the top 8 will attend I cannot say, but national Protea colors are at stake and you must attend worlds in order to qualify for them.
Francois has started his studies and called it quits for the foreseeable future and wont be attending worlds.