Just in case you haven't received the following: "USA Fencing to Begin Ticketing National Tournaments in 2018-19 Beginning with the October North American Cup in Milwaukee, Wis., all USA Fencing national events will have ticketed admission. Requiring ticketed and credentialed access to the North American Cups and National Championship events will support an increased security presence at tournaments, creating a safe environment for all participants, fans and family members. " Really we need more security?? I really would like to know more about what's been happening that would indicate we need more security. Have there been assaults, thefts? Just what is the impetus for these threats to our security? Then: "During the 2018-19 season, all individuals who hold one of the following USA Fencing memberships will receive free access to all USA Fencing national events: Competitive and Collegiate Competitive Coach Supporting Life, Olympic Life and Paralympic Life +CheckEd International Competitive License Individuals who hold the memberships listed above must simply show their membership card onsite to receive a complimentary tournament pass for the duration of the event. " Tournament passes for the October North American Cup may be purchased online at https://usafencingoctobernac.eventbrite.com or onsite at the tournament for $15. This tournament pass will give spectators access to all four days of competition." Ah So!! a new revenue stream! Charge the ???? non-existent audience? My favorite coach years ago made a comment about our NGB. He said that If they were in charge of S*X as an olympic sport, Not only would they not be able to get an audience they'd be hard pressed to get participants. Sigh!