Elizabeth had a karate tournament in Montreal today. Her group for kata had 16 competitors and she placed 6th. In sparring she tied for 3rd after being a bit shaken going first against a girl in full body armour. Overall she did quite well and was a excellent sport about it all. She also had a lot of fun cheering on her teammates and the generally comradery of the team. When she finished her last match I checked the clock and figured that if we didn't dawdle we could even make it back for her black-belt prep class so I asked her if she wanted to try to make it back or stay to watch her teammates some more. She jumped at the chance to make it to her class so we hopped in the car and drove straight to the dojo. They were most surprised to see her!