It is so tough Aaron, I think that the sport is still struggling in some respects to attract more talent to travel. That weekend we had our initial Team Championships and I tweaked my calf there, I am glad in some respects it happened locally, I would have been BUMMED to have it happen so far away from home.
I was a little upset personally about having our little events this weekend around the Shunga, but they both seemed to be well attended.
Also (food for thought here) less than a 2 week notice on this board tends to already have people thinking about other events. I know that I typically have in my mind at least a month out what events I am leaning towards. I know that is not to say that I may change some of the time, but generally I don't think about looking on the PDGA site for events, but rather like to support friends and go to new places, this would have been one of them I wanted to hit up.
Plus it has sounded like a pretty cool little course from our reading notes!!
Glad you got great press!!