There is absolutely no benefit in keeping it a secret. There is no special "behind the scene" story here folks.
When we met with the prospective host, they asked for a 40 day period to finalize the contract. Now, I totally appreciate the need to request leave during the month of December. We are partial to the last full week in October. But, that decision is the host's to make.
The 40 days have now expired and we are expecting some direction momentarily.
I do believe that early in 2017 we'll be able to announce venues and dates for 2018 and 2019. That should help everyone.
In the meantime, the moment we know something, you'll be the next to know. We'll do a Newsletter and post it on our website and Facebook page.
Paul O. Davis, Ph.D.
Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge®
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