No equipment checks, no strict rules or judging, in other words, perfect for my first competition. (I was a little disappointed with a couple of the people benches that got passed though).
I had my buddy Deron with me though to help me with everything and not let me do anything stupid. He ended up pulling an easy 695 @ 308 in single ply. He was testing out his hamstring for the first time since tearing some scar tissue.
I plan on doing the bulk of my competitions in the USAPL in the future.