I have heard people discuss the way bids are given. So, being board, I've come up with some changes that might work. 1. Stop giving paid bids to International open all girl/ open coed L5 and L6. Nothing against these divisions, I actually love to watch both. All star cheer revolves around school aged kids. Don't pay for college kids, 20 somethings, and often coaches to cheer for free. 2. When awarding a paid bid to a team finishing lower than 1st; regardless of the 1st place team receiving a paid bid previously or at the current competition, the team in question must score 97% of the 1st place teams score. If the 2nd place team fails to meet the scoring requirement and there are no other teams eligible, the paid bid would be eliminated. This would allow competition companies to advertise a predetermined number of paid bids available. It would be up to the teams to earn them. 3. If a paid bid is eliminated, the corresponding number of at large bids would drop as well. Example, 1 paid bid and 3 at large. 4. The same practices would apply to at large bids. The scoring percentage would drop to 95% of the 1st place teams score. These are just ideas, my opinions. I am a parent and my opinion does not and should not matter. Thank you all for coming and have a safe trip home.