My first tournament experience was good. The experience that I got was excellent, and the way the tournament was run was a bit slip-shod (i.e., a shitshow), so it averages out to good. I got three fights--two in my weight division (middleweight, 170 to 184.9lbs; I came in at a trim 178), and one in absolute. In reality, I should have tapped at the beginning of the absolute fight. My conditioning is still in the larva stage, and the second fight in my division really sapped me. But I wanted as many fights as I could get, and I signed up for it, so I stepped in there and took my loss standing up---er, rather, face down in his wicked back mount.
Video evidence below.
2nd Middleweight (2 parts - tied up after 5 minute regulation period, so 1 minute more)
As is probably obvious, I'm most proud of the first match. The second one, though, I can live with.