inmy competeing days i travelled to london / birmingham to compete (and once to usa)
yes a local comp is easier, however i think its part of the bjj buzz travelling to comps. ive met some awesome friends/competitors on my travels!
personally im running another North Of England Grappling Championships (nogi) again in 2010 which has had good support over the years.
also in 2010 im gonna run my first BJJ comp, hopefully its succesful and maybe in the future a north/south colaboration could be on the cards??
i do understand however, that its difficult for you southerners to come up north because of the cold, whippets and black pudding