If people are going to add Open Class into the mix, I think it would be more probable that we would see Spartans in Semis instead of Gold. Nothing against Gold, but this is their first trip ever to Indy, and first time doing a full tour. It might be kind of tough to break into the top on their first year out. (minus 2007). Spartans also made Semis last year if I remember, right?
Again, nothing against Gold, they're a solid corps, and it's good to see them going to Indy, but I would think it would take more than just this first year for them to start knocking off World Class Corps.
True, I thought about Spartans as well. But Gold has done well against the other CA corps last summer before their tour ended.
Its will be difficult to get 4 open class corps in, but not impossible in my opinion. Oregon Crusaders have a good shot at knocking off BDB this year in Open Class. Just thought I would mention it. But, all is quiet in Portland these days.