Hey all, just wanted to say, that all the complaining from how crappy the last NAGA was run in Oak Lawn a few months ago did NOT fall on deaf ears. I originally was not going to go, but decided to because they had advertised that they were going to split the tourney into 2 days. Breaking the 1 day into 2 separate days with adults in one, and kids in the other was a huge difference. The event started at 10:30am on time today, with no-gi, and the no-gi ended around 1pm, although there were a few smatterings of absolute matches still going on. By then, white belt masters/adult was called into the bull pen and in 15-20 minutes, they were all going. White belt finished around 2:30ish I think...? Blue belts were called immediately up to the bull pen around 2:45 and by 3 matches were starting. I finished my matches about 3:15-3:30 and by then they were already starting to call purple and brown belt divisions to the bull pen. Overall, well run. I only did gi so I got there at noon, got ready and was done by 3:30, was home back downtown by 3:50. And just so that we're clear that I'm not a fanboy of NAGA, here was my post about my horrid experience at the last one in Oak Lawn in April. Overall, really really well run event compared to other NAGAs. I think they did a great job and I'm glad that the NAGA organizers put in some effort into making changes, especially after the debacle a few months ago. And congrats to everyone that competed, see you all at US Grappling in October!