As ian as said this is an individual event and the team event etc is a bolt on...First come first served seems the only fair way like our gp process. i didnt do norway this year simply because i need to get the time off work well in adavance ie christmas before is when i have to nominate holidays.. As the event seems to fall in the school holidays i have to book two weeks off during this period where everyone wants holidays for family time etc. It is unfair for me to deny someone at work that time off on a whim that i may or may not be going and wont know until april.. also Its a lot of exense that has to be planned for in my case and im sure im not alone worldwide on that score so i want to know that im going for sure prior to the start of the year. As was norway this year by the time i could possibly have gone due to the late available spaces i was unable to take even a week off work and also put funding into place.
The only fair way for anyone wanting a crack is first come first served.