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Vince RnQ
01-17-2012, 12:41 AM
The Grand Canyon Cup and The Copper Star are Arizona's New Team of the Year Awards! They are annual points races which are broken into two separate divisions with the intent being to honor both the hardcore competition teams as well as the more casual teams because a team can only win awards in one division, not both.

The Grand Canyon Cup will use a team's 6 best scores in the Overall and 4 individual meat categories at all KCBS sanctioned contests held within Arizona in a calendar year.

The Copper Star will use a team's 3 best scores in the Overall and 4 individual meat categories with the caveat that the team can only cook up to 5 contests during that year.

You can learn more about this program by following these links:

* Program Overview (http://www.grandcanyonstatebbq.com/gcsforums/showthread.php?237-The-Grand-Canyon-Cup-amp-The-Copper-Star-Arizona-s-New-Team-of-the-Year-Awards)
* Complete Program Rules (http://www.grandcanyonstatebbq.com/gcsforums/showthread.php?238-The-Grand-Canyon-Cup-amp-The-Copper-Star-Complete-Rules)
* Current List of Qualifying Events (http://www.grandcanyonstatebbq.com/gcsforums/showthread.php?243-The-Grand-Canyon-Cup-amp-The-Copper-Star-2012-Events-List)

Good Luck and may the best teams win!

ThomEmery
01-17-2012, 07:32 AM
Good work

Scottie
01-17-2012, 08:20 AM
Who is running it:icon_shy?

G$
01-17-2012, 09:33 AM
I really like the criteria for the awards Vince.

But.

Shouldn't you have one for those teams that enter two contests a year and finish right in the middle in them? Call it the "prickly pear". I think that is a ToY that I have a shot at.

Seriously, nice job.

glenntm
01-17-2012, 10:05 AM
Who is running it:icon_shy?

Its being sponsored by the Grand Canyon State BBQ site, and is for KCBS events in Arizona.

Scottie
01-17-2012, 12:48 PM
Thanks Tom... i figured id rattle the cage a little... :boxing:

Alexa RnQ
01-17-2012, 01:06 PM
Who is running it:icon_shy?

People that have recused themselves from participation. http://www.divaherself.com/funny/shiner.gif :-P

I can just imagine the trophy ideas for the Prickly Pear! :becky:

bbqfun
01-17-2012, 08:09 PM
Well I guess there is no reason for Ca. or any other bordering states to cook these events. However, you are all still welcome to join CBBQA and join our TOY race.

Vince RnQ
01-17-2012, 09:47 PM
Well I guess there is no reason for Ca. or any other bordering states to cook these events. However, you are all still welcome to join CBBQA and join our TOY race.

Sure there is, Tom: To win prize money, event trophies, earn Jack and Royal qualifiers. Lot's of good reasons to come!

The reason we're making this an Arizona exclusive this season is to give this program a really strong identity among the Arizona teams. Eligibility requirements are likely to change in the future.

Hope you're doing well these days. I still remember how unfortunate it was that you got sick at Mesquite last year. I had a similar experience at Dana Point. It was miserable!

See you down the road somewhere, maybe in Arizona!

dmprantz
01-17-2012, 09:56 PM
Not to hijack, but it was already brought up, do other states allow non-resident teams to compete for that state's TOY? I would think that the state would want to reserve that for local teams only. Like RNQ said though, other teams can still compete...why wouldn't you make it locals only? Does the US Army award Medals of Honor to officers from other armies? Do colleges award a valadictorian honor on other schools graduates? Just seems natural to me.

dmp

Alexa RnQ
01-18-2012, 02:35 PM
The only state ToY race I have experience with directly is California, which in recent years has been open to out of state teams ... but in the not too distant past, was limited to in-state teams only. It made sense then, in the fledgling days of the BBQ competition landscape there, just as it does in Arizona during this inaugural year.

SMITTYtheSMOKER
01-19-2012, 03:56 AM
Good for the KCBS teams in AZ!

Jaybird
01-19-2012, 09:27 AM
Gonna be a great and exciting year in Arizona. More KCBS comps than I can ever remember and a great TOY program! Makes a guy wanna come out of semi-retirement now!! Least I don't have to travel so far!

Awesome Vince!!!! Thanks buddy! :whoo:

Vince RnQ
01-20-2012, 11:43 AM
The first qualifying event of the Grand Canyon Cup and Copper Star season is underway at the "BBQ Cook-Off for Pan Can 2012" (http://www.bbq4pancan.com) in Mesa, AZ and the second qualifying event is next weekend at the Lake Havasu Music, Brews and BBQ (http://musicbrewsbbq.com/) in Lake Havasu City, AZ.

Good luck to all the teams competing in this new Arizona Team of the Year awards program! It should be a lot of fun!

big matt
01-20-2012, 03:24 PM
Very cool thing you two are doing!.,knowing the both of you for awhile now I can rest assured that it has been very well thought out.I also love the fact your giving the people who do a small amount of comps something to shoot for..I wish we could go for it this year but I totally understand why we can't..but you can bet your a$$ were gonna try next year..HAHA!!

Vince RnQ
01-21-2012, 03:55 AM
Very cool thing you two are doing!.,knowing the both of you for awhile now I can rest assured that it has been very well thought out.I also love the fact your giving the people who do a small amount of comps something to shoot for..I wish we could go for it this year but I totally understand why we can't..but you can bet your a$$ were gonna try next year..HAHA!!

Go out and win the CBBQA ToY this year Matt. Your team has the drive, the passion and the talent to make that a reality!

See you down the road sometime soon!

big matt
01-21-2012, 12:47 PM
We're gonna try Vince!..hopefully we can finally get our first GC too..I'm proud of the year we had but there is room for improvement..I remember you and Alexa talking about the small details.I understand that more than ever now.see you guys on the trail soon!

2sonsandthebigguy
01-22-2012, 11:27 AM
Does any of the bretren brothers know if there is such a thing as a toy for the state of missouri. If not who knows how we could get this started. We usally cook about 5 contest a year and we think this would be great for the smaller teams here that do not cook all that ofton that may not have a chance a the kcbs toy.

Vince RnQ
01-23-2012, 10:22 PM
The first contest of our Arizona ToY season is complete. Twenty-one teams are already in the race and many more will be added this weekend once the contest in Lake Havasu City is in the books. Take a look at the link below to see complete standings.

GCSBBQ Complete Standings after Event 1 (http://www.grandcanyonstatebbq.com/standings/2012_cs_event_01.htm)

Vince RnQ
01-26-2012, 03:45 PM
The second event of Arizona's new ToY season takes place this weekend in Lake Havasu City, AZ. AT last count, 24 Arizona teams will be in the field, 10 of whom also competed in Mesa, AZ last weekend.

Good luck!

Vince RnQ
01-29-2012, 02:20 AM
The Lake Havasu Music, Brews & BBQ was the second event of Arizona's ToY season and the new standings are no up at Grand Canyon State BBQ! You can see them by clicking on the link below.


GCSBBQ Complete Standings after Event 2
(http://www.grandcanyonstatebbq.com/standings/2012_cs_event_02.htm)

Crash
01-29-2012, 04:36 AM
Nice....Little Miss BBQ with a comanding lead. Congrats to Scott and Bekke for an awesome showing at Havasu.

Vince RnQ
03-08-2012, 12:37 PM
The Surprise BBQ Festival was the third event in Arizona's new Team of the Year season. Click on the link below to read a recap and to review the updated ToY standings!

Recap and Complete Standings after Event 3 (http://www.grandcanyonstatebbq.com/gcsforums/showthread.php?247-The-Grand-Canyon-Cup-amp-The-Copper-Star-2012-Standings&p=2454&viewfull=1#post2454)

Crash
03-09-2012, 02:02 AM
LMB is rolling. Thanks for the awesome break-down Vince, always appreciated.