@ GeeJ, that's just the nature of the beast.
My recommendation would be for clubs to not be so structured, that is if they can write the Written Stage Briefings/ Course of Fire diagrams worth a darn.
Just have a window of time for shooters to show up. And let them float from empty stage to empty stage or whichever stage has the least amount of waiting. People like electricity will take the path of least resistance.
I used to carpool with a bunch of guys 3 hours one way to a "local match".
Looking back on that, that is just nuts!
You get more bang for your buck just practicing on your own.