Because only a small percentage of active USPSA members attended and thusly were notified of the intended delay in classification update. That left the majority clueless. Also, I did say "or at least notify the membership.". By "the membership" I meant everyone, not simply the participants of the nationals matches.
Yep, a bit more communication would have helped. I have no issue with using the Aug. classifications, only makes sense with the timing. This is the first I have heard that the competitors were notified and glad to hear that.
That still leaves most of the membership not informed. At the very least, notify the club contacts and score uploaders! Our club and out sister club both ran Special Classifier matches that would have been included in the update. We could have let our shooters know about the update change. This time was particularly bad since we have so many new shooters (or shooters who joined USPSA since we were running the special match) who were anxiously looking for their initial classification. As MD, I have responded to quite a few emails this month about this. Commo- something that I think can be improved in general with USPSA (and one reason these forums are so important!).