Great tournament! Very well run, we had tremendous participation from all over the region and many other parts of the US.
It was an honor to be a part of this class-A ATA tournament... The last one of the competition year! It was also very special to see Grand Master Emeritus Soon Ho Lee there as a special guest.
This was my son's first tournament and he is a purple belt. I think he did his form great but they stuck him with a boy that had participated in numerous tournaments and the boy won first place. In our local academy my son placed in form and sparring and here he got a measly medal just for "thanks for coming." They should have paired him with someone who was more on his level and belt level. Very disappointing! Not well thought out and just a rush to get you through it.