[QUOTE=keithjohnson;1464466]True Bruce, but keep in mind with it being a combined Worlds with a limited number of players - Juniors may be on the BOTTOM of people or last to be invited if spots remain (which I believe is the reason for the change to begin with as the PROS would whine like crazy if they had to be waitlisted while a junior got in) - it will go PROS first, them AMS - so we'll see if any can get to sign up or get in that aren't invited - but if Santa Cruz in 2011 is any indication - (NO ONE who wasn't invited and wanted to play who wasn't REGISTERED as a PRO got in and it sold out 2 months in advance.)
Unless you were the sportman of the year and then you could just show up to play.
Actually I don't think this is correct. I know there were at least two amateur masters women that were not invited, and able to get in. Myself being one of them. I know I was able to register only a couple of hours after it open to non invitee amateurs. It did sell out very quick at that point, but some amateurs did get in. It was an awesome experience.
Can't wait for 2012 Worlds!!