I honestly hadn't thought that much about the impact of PBQ, but was struck by something I saw in the registrations for SN over the past few days. Daughter competes in WE, so those are really the only events I'm looking at registration for. Currently, the number of fencers signed up for Y14 is HIGHER than the number signed up for Cadet...and close to the number signed up for Juniors. Last year, Y14 WE had 126 entries, Cadet had 158, and Junior had 227. At least one top 20 Y14 told me that they are not attending SN due to distance/cost...will be interesting to see what the final effect of a combination of distance/cost and PBQ is on final registration numbers. I'm in the "the more the merrier" camp myself, so am a bit frowny about it all. I know there's a whole other thread on Kris Ekeren's recent blog post that touches on PBQ, but I didn't want the observation that registrations are down to get caught up in a larger discussion. Any other Y14/Cadet/Junior parents seeing similar trend your kid's weapon/gender class?