Hi guys id like to share about my 1st tournament wich happened earlier today. I was in the beginner division(0-12 months) and I had about 6 month of exp myself. I wasnt too nervous all day but when they annouced i was going next I suddendly got pretty nervous/excited. My gameplan was to fake engaging and shoot and just go to guard if it didnt work. I didnt want to lose to much time trying for the takedown because at my gym we spend like 1% on that so I wanted to be on the ground but not just pull guard. Anyway I did exactly that faked then shot in but finally ended up with the guy in my full guard wich was my goal anyway. The guy was stronger then me but he wasnt trying to pass much he seemed to only wait for a mistake but I didnt care, I went for a triangle wich was pretty close but he after struggling he started getting up so I let it go. Went for some kimura then back to triangle into an omoplata but he started to escape so I tried to sweep him from there but failed again not too sure why but he ended up in my guard again. tried for some more kimura and kimura sweep but he had his hands clasped togther behind my back and he had a good base so i wasnt able to sweep. We went in overtime i started the same faked then shot in and this time he ended up in my 1/2 guard. I immediately went for the lockdown and started to go for his other foot to try and oldschool maybe but honestly I just learned this move and since he gave me space I decide to just go back to full guard. From there I again tried alot of kimura/kimura sweep but I was tired for some reason(in class in can go much longer). So the match end 0-0. I tough we were going in another overtime but they decided to give him the win because he got half-guard....I was kinda pissed off because I tried to end the match much more then him imo but hey nothing I can do I should have been able to at least sweep him and get some points. So I only had 1 match but it was a good experience anyway I think and I liked to watch the adavanced guys go at it. The goods: -I attacked pretty much the whole time and came pretty close a couple of time -I didnt get submit or even get a point scored against me -I did really good with my 1/2 guard wich used to be a big weak spot the bads: -I got extremely tired way too quick -lacked some explosiveness to finish my techniques -losing 0-0 sucks Another good point is that Im now really motivated to train harder and get better now and do well next time.