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Can I just vent for a moment? I emailed the Abu Dhabi Pro Trials yesterday, asking to change my weight division down one class, and instead of my division being changed, I got an email back asking if I was changing to qualify for a travel package to the UAE and that “things have changed”. For anyone that’s in the dark, there used to have to be 4 people in a division to qualify for an absolute, and the winner of that was given a trip to the United Arab Emirates to compete in a tournament there. They have changed that this year and for brown and black belt women, and you just have to win your weight division.
Sir, I understand you are just trying to do your job and want to make sure everyone is in the right division, but going down a weight class has nothing to do with a paid trip to the United Arab Emirates (believe it or not). Yes, I know I am asking to be put into a division with more women than the one I am currently in, and appears counter-intuitive, stupid even to some, I get that. But this is a personal thing- a goal I set for myself, a weight division I have been wanting to compete in for some time and please do not take that away from me. If I find myself still in the higher weight class I’m going to be quite angry, not because of some rules regarding qualifying for a prize, but because I made a clear, direct, reasonable request and it was ignored. I know what I am doing and understand the decision I have made, please do not assume otherwise.
Update: The tournament organizers made the change, we’re all good.