View Full Version : First competition soon

05-25-2012, 09:20 PM
This is my first post on here

my first competition is coming up soon in new jersey wanted to know if any have has some tips or advice for a first timer

Contracted Cookers
05-25-2012, 09:40 PM
have fun.stay relaxed cook your product. don't worry what is going on around you

05-25-2012, 09:53 PM
If you haven't done it yet, run a mock competition at home. Set up exactly as you will at the real competition, including the starting time. Cook the full comp meats and "turn them in" at the normal times. Keep track of anything that you have to run into the house to get and add it to your packing list.

05-25-2012, 10:18 PM
heaven help you if you get your name called.. you'll be broke like the rest of us !

05-25-2012, 11:11 PM
Here's your goals -
Turn in's on time
Don't be DFL.
Have fun!

05-26-2012, 12:30 AM
My team is 2 comps into our short BBQ career. If this is your first comp:

Go out to learn, not to win
Listen to what other competitors tell you
Write down what you do
Take pictures of what you do
Don't stay up all night drinking Bourbon and Redbull (trust me on this one)
Have fun

We've gotten lucky and walked away with a call in each of our 2 competitions. I still believe there must have been scoring errors to get us there in each.

05-26-2012, 12:43 AM
Here's your goals -
Turn in's on time
Don't be DFL.
Have fun!
This was our goal for the first comp and we met them all. We were next to DAL but not last. We started practicing after that comp. We just finished our 4th comp and have had walks in the last 3. Don't over think stuff, have fun and practice practice practice. Good Luck