Now is a good time to talk to your local SEGA office and ask them if they would sponsor 1-2 people for the VF4 International Tournament. When the distributors have made all the sales, they think they can make, they give up on promotions. So now is the time to go for it. They are more likely to sponsor 1-2 players from your country now while they are still trying to make sales of VF4 machines. They know that a International Tournament is sure to raise awareness and interest. If your local distributor sets aside a budget for 1-2 player flight and hotel, ($1000-$1500 ?) we should be able to organise something among ourselves. If you ask SEGA to organise it they would probably/definately say no way, too much headache. Basically, if each SEGA division sponsors a little we the fans can do a lot with it. What do you think? "Rise to the challenge"