Thank you for explaining this so eloquently. People are spazzing out left and right over teams not getting bids. It's essentially the 2nd weekend of the season. Calm.the.freak.down.people. There are plenty of other opportunities for everyone else to get bids. I think it's very classy for established programs to tell the event producers up front that they will only accept paid bids. This allows the at large bids to go to an up-and-coming gym that realistically couldn't get a paid bid, but the at-large will be a great boost to their gym.