I found a very fun tournament on Poker Stars this afternoon. Seems they have just started having 45 seat (5 table) sit and go tournaments with a buy in of $1 + $0.20.
They pay to 7 places and first place is $14. Not a bad payout for a $1.20 investment. Great practice for small tournaments I'd think also.
I did very well in my first one. I was actually leading through most of the middle stages. I started sliding back as we neared the final table and hit the final 9 fairly short stacked. Still I held on and got 5th. That paid $5, also not bad for a $1.20 investment considering the fun I had.
There is still lots of room for improvement in my game. I'm pretty sure I was being outplayed a fair amount but then most of the people I thought were outplaying me went out before I did so maybe not. Over all it was not only fun but very encouraging. I will definately do more of them. It only took an hour and a half, probably 2 hours or less to the very end. That's not bad either.