Yeah, this was why I stopped competing. I passed the Bronze test but have no flip, lutz, or camel, so I wasn't competitive and I just got tired of finishing last. It wasn't so much the placement (b/c I could be doing the same elements as everyone else and still finishing last) but just being so far below everyone. It wasn't much of a competition. So I decided to focus on MIF. I passed Silver and then started working on Gold and also the low-level standard track tests, and then broke my leg so the 'comeback' has taken a while. Right now, I'm close to being able to test Gold MIF (hoping I stay in one piece) and after that I may start doing dance. My coach has a dance background so she could teach me at least the low-level dances. I may do a little FS, just to get my skills back, and maybe do artistic comps at some point, but I'll likely never compete FS again. I thought it was the IceWorks club that made the decision to combine HC with the dance event. Wasn't the story that they had a board meeting to vote on it but didn't invite/notify any of the HC committee? Or was that all engineered by the rink? I know they work closely together. Whatever the story, it's too bad the event is no more. And New Year's Invitational, which used to be a big adult comp, has gotten a lot smaller in recent years - only 1 day now instead of 2. It may be the economy, or maybe adults are less interested in competing, or just want to do Sectionals and Nationals.