I vote for moving it out of IL or at least farther from Chicago.
Well you'll have a new Area 5 Director next year and I'm sure you can ask him if you can host the match for 2013. AD's are always looking for suckers...er I mean volunteers to run Area matches. As far as moving it for 2012, I think you're out of luck.
You have to be a little but nuts to be an MD at the Area level. It's kind of like getting the, "stand bye" and then waiting 6 a year for the beep.
Don't get me wrong, it's very rewarding to look around at lunch time and see 400 of people who love the sport as you do, but the devil is in the details. Big matches are where the best made plans go to die.
I remember Ray and I had a moment together just before he left the range before game day. His eyes were blood-shoot, his back pockets were dragging the ground and I thought I saw a hint of a tick in his left eye!
After he shuffled off in the direction of his truck, I remember thinking... "It's good to be the AS MD."
For all you who want to be an MD at a major...
Be careful, you just might get what you wish for and find out it's, not at all, what you wanted or thought it would be.