So I came across something that is a bit of a concern. I was planning on doing the NAGA Florida on October 6th with the thought that I can only drop 5-6 pounds and hit the 224 limit. However, when I looked further, I noticed that because I was going to do the Director's novice (over 40 with < 6 months experience) class, there was only under 199 or over 200 for me. I can do the open class with the weight class that I was shooting for. I then came across another tourney, Grapplers Quest on November 12th. This one has a weight class in the open division for beginners (< 9 months experience) 200-209.
I am thinking that doing the one in November, being that its another month of training under my belt, another month to cut weight slower, and not so much of a weight cut, would be a good thing. PLUS, I can attend the one in October since I have never even seen a submission tournament let alone competed in one.