Well i have no clue how tournaments look around here as I've never attended one.
I got back in the hobby last year maybe a bit earlier, so i have been a very active poster but not really an active player.
I'm gradually picking up a painting pace wich should bring to a game pace at some point. But i never interested myself in tournaments before rescently, so I don't know the format of france tournaments. As far as i know it's 1850 points solo tourny with direct elimination. That's why I would have been intrested in playing with a few people for a tourny like the one you just mentionned^^