I was referring primarily to California specifically, as there are currently no NCFCA competitors from California, whereas before Stoa, California basically was Region 2, and the vast majority of competitors from the West Coast were from California. Now R2 is concentrated in the northwest. So I suppose that the region hasn't necessarily declined in number, but the numbers are more concentrated in the northwest and lack any California involvement at all. Thus, it would be beneficial to the region to get some presence in California.
For the past 8 years R2 has been concentrated in the North West. So maybe a LONG time ago when the NCFCA hardly existed there was some CA presence, but R2 has almost always been Northwestern.
Ah, no. Check your facts. California was a HUGE part of Region II, and the entire
state left when we broke away to form Stoa. I know of a grand total of two competitors from California who participated in NCFCA over the last six years. So now that NCFCA is coming back, it's kind of a big deal, and we'll see if it brings in a good number of committed recruits. (I say "committed" because the Open might just draw a ton of one-time Stoa trolls)
My older siblings and I used to compete in NCFCA in R2, California was a one-state region. Even as only one state, we had more competitors than most of the regions with multiple states.
So "hardly any California involvement" is a huuuuuuge understatement.
I mean, check the history of past NCFCA nationals winners before the Stoa split, most of the people who won events were from California
This is interesting though, it'll be interesting to see if it draws new members to NCFCA. I might go if the date works out well with my school schedule, it'd be cool to meet some of y'all.
Elizabeth Danford | Alumni