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08-15-2011, 08:13 PM
for my 30 contest for my master judge certification I judged 21 dfferent contest. of those 7 or 1/3 did not repeat this year. Are the smaller, 30 teams or so contest in trouble?

08-15-2011, 08:38 PM
Not here in my area. We're just getting started with bbq contests and most of them are small. We compete anyways, for the fun of it. Most of the winnings are small, but we're not competing for the money as much as the braggin' rights. Lol.

08-16-2011, 08:27 AM
I've only seen one smaller contest not happen this year, but they said they are planning on being back next year. (El Dorado)

I stick mainly to Kansas contests so maybe it's tougher in Missouri.

08-16-2011, 09:38 AM
Up here in the northeast, many of the <30 contests are just getting bigger. A couple of years ago, most contests were around 30 teams, but now 40-45 seems the norm.