Hi experienced ballroom* competitors. Or if there is an event organizer on the forum, it would be so valuable to hear from you! Is there a way to register for an event on the condition that it have at least 3 couples? How can we be sure there will be competition at the competition? I've seen a lot of uncontested or near-empty heats in results and want to avoid registering for (and paying for) that. How can we see ahead of time which events will have some competition? Why do they not combine the uncontested heats? (I mean actually combine them, not just run several uncontested heats at the same time.) Those pro-am categories are so finely split that there are only one to 3 couples in each. The pro-am scholarship events tend to have more entries but also require single-dance entries and those are too often uncontested. Would it be a safe bet that the previous years' numbers of entries per event are likely to repeat? Maybe more couples would attend if they could count on a full field. That is how I would choose which event to enter... if that information were available. Thank you for your advice. * PS: I only look at ballroom. I am guessing this is less a problem with latin, rhythm or smooth. Maybe there are just too few standard dancers?