I just received a call from my pro that we were asked to represent our region this year for standard. I am not on the top in my age group, so hopefully they asked the ladies above me and they declined. As a matter of fact, I am leaning towards declining, too, since I was not planning to be there on the team match night at all.
Wow, I didn't know they did calls. Back when I was in it it was more about whoever turned up (yes, I know that wasn't how it was marketed
). Shame you can't do it - it was a lot of fun even though I screwed up rather
I've done it once, I think the 2nd time I went to OSB 4 years ago. It was fun, but I was also competing in smooth there that year because silver smooth was still on thursday (so I got there the night before). I don't think it is worth a) changing a plane ticket to a more expensive and less convenient one (and paying to change it), b) paying for an extra night and c) taking 2 days off just to be there on thursday. When I start doing gold smooth, then I'll be dancing at OSB on thursdays again. I bet you some of the other ladies are in the same position as I am - they are not doing smooth, so they're not going to be there until the day after the team match.