Here tonight at the dorms in Maribor, Slovenia after the first day of the tournament. Going sort of average for the teams so far, but I hope they rest tonight and concentrate tomorrow. It's a hard thing to do when you are in a very nice eastern European city with a fine blanket of snow on it.

So the tournament is into the elimination rounds tomorrow, and we did not break but at least we have identified some things to work on for the next tournament.

And also I haven't accomplished anything on my to-do list while I was out here. This is a great workshop but I really should spend a bit more time in front of this screen.

The tournament was great, all the students performed better than they did in practice debates in the workshop, and the town is quite nice. Just got back from the break party and it was a good time. Now for my favorite part of the day - sleep!