I suspect WDSF couples skipping NDCA events has a lot to do with the other politics of all this stuff that has been going on for some time. It was nice when both organizations cooperated enough that you would see overlapping competitors and judges in both (at the high levels) more often. I haven't seen as much of that lately. I wish everyone would play nice and get along, on both sides ... but I am done holding my breath for that. If it happens, I'd love to be surprised.