gnasher, on 2012-May-26, 02:16, said:
Maybe they're trying to attract more players from Europe? I could just stay on English time.
We played at Atlanta when they tried this experiment and it is really easy for the European players, even if there is a 5-7 hour timezone change and 15+ hours of travelling. The benefit there was we could go and see the baseball games in the evening and sample real American food.
Realistically though, how many Europeans go to the NABCs who are not professional players. I know we had twenty Scots in Toronto but starting times are really not a factor for amateurs who are looking to play at most one national a year - however it may influence which national we choose.
Of course it may make it more attractive to European sponsors as I don't see many of them at the nationals.