anders wrote:However, it could be justified that the competition organiser covers some of the expenses of the WCA Delegate, in particular if he or she needs to travel far. But such things are rare exceptions.
I wouldn't say it's rare. I know a lot of US delegates need travel expenses reimbursed. Also, the delegate might have other expenses. For example, I bring all the equipment. I like to be able to collect some money to pay for things as they break. Even though nothing may break during the competition, it's wear and tear that's spread over various competitions.