Dear Pokegym, My name is Guilherme Mattos. I live in Brazil. I placed second at Nationals this year and missed out on the paid Worlds Invite. I received and unpaid invite, but could not afford the cost of a plane ticket and the hotel. I just got a letter today telling me that the player who won Nationals would not be attending and that his travel award was being passed down to me. Unfortunately the deadline for returning the letter has already passed. The letter was late due to a postal worker strike that lasted for almost a month and a half. However I really would like to attend Worlds. In past POP has shown they are willing to work with players and help them through situations such as this. I would be very appreciative if POP would bend the rules a little and still let me attend Worlds. Thank you.