I agree with ya Sled.. the merits of requiring KCBS membership to enter a KCBS sanctioned contest seems totally logical but for some reason (I don't recall but it was mentioned KCBS doesn't forsee doing that). Maybe it was that KCBS is hoping to not turn off new members in hopes that after they compete they will sign up. Maybe they do, and it would seem feasible for KCBS to track this if they truly wanted to.
I've been part of several athletic organizations, and to participate in any sanctioned competition, you had to be a good standing member. I don't think the annual membership fee turned off many from entering an event the first time.
A logical revenue booster IMO.
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