The second tournament went well -- D1 and D2 were 4-2 and dropped in octafinals. One of their prelim losses was to a team in the top 3 or so in the country--- and, by all accounts (even that team) it was a close round, and the RFD was nonsense... not that D1 and D2 would have won with a non-nonsense RFD, but still.
I do kind of wonder about their elim loss. They may well have legitimately lost the round, but I find it a bit odd that two of the three judges left the room for about 15 minutes before coming back to write their ballots... hmmm--- not standard. The cynical part of me wonders if they were checking on how their teams had done in elims, and decided to vote up the team they thought was more beatable... but, I could be wrong. What WAS wrong bout their leaving is that they seemed to talk to many other people before they wrote their ballots.... not done. You write your ballot by yourself.
D1 also won a speaker award -- yea!
It is nice to be back in northern state -- I like California and it was nice to see pals etc -- but, being home is nice too.