I am new to this forum and a long time reader. I am going to be competing in my first bjj tournament next month. I plan on doing whitebelt gi absolute masters, and fighting in my division which is LHW masters. I am guaranteed at least 2 matches. My expectations are not very high being that this is my first tournament. I would be happy winning my first match in each division. SO if I go 2-2 and not get tapped I would consider it a successful tournament. Each match is 5 min long. My strategy is going to be to play the top game being that my guard isn't my strength. My biggest concern are obviously wrestlers. I am nervous about competing. A few questions for the members? How did you guys do in your first tournament? Were you guys nervous? Do you think its a good idea to compete in the absolute? I may have to go up against a 240 pound plus guy. Any tips and what to expect would be greatly appreciated.