Where do you live Bamby? Maybe there's a tournament/challenger there somewhere.
I began visiting tournaments in 2003, Rotterdam and 's Hertogenbosch in Holland. In 2004 I visited Rotterdam, 's Hertogenbosch and Hilversum and this year I visited Rotterdam, 's Hertogenbosch, Arag World Team Cup (Düsseldorf, Germany) Scheveningen and Amersfoort.
And I only saw Nico in Amersfoort, every tournament I hoped he would come, but he didn't. So when I found out about Amersfoort I had to spend the money I saved, because I heard Amersfoort wasn't a really great tournament, I didn't plan to go there
Amersfoort was really far away from where I live, it was 2 and a half hours by train and bus. But all the tournaments in Holland are quite far away, but I don't mind travelling to see my favs