So, Glenn Weiss' President's Message contained the following: Frankly, it's been pretty clear for a while now that the organization was trending towards this decision. There are good reasons for it, not the least of which being that they really do need a pipeline to produce new judges in the long term. But I also can't help but be a bit sad. As I see it, this pretty much cements a future where there are top American pros who never compete against each other. I'd like to think that someday, WDC and WDSF will bury the hatchet and we'll have some sort of a Superbowl/World Series sort of deal where the best dancers from both organizations compete for at least one competition. I have to think that that'll be a long time coming though. I also have to think this is going to lead to USAD trying to make their T/S events a more direct competitor for pro-am than they really are currently. It'd take some time to build the fields up to a critical mass, but I really wonder what sort of impact that's going to have on both organizations.