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deez butts
05-23-2013, 09:58 AM
Has anyone else sent in an application to Smokin at the Ballpark in OOB Maine? I mailed an application a while back and have had no response from them. I also noticed they had not cashed the check. I then went on to email the person listed as the contact and have not had any response to the email as well.

Bob S
05-23-2013, 10:24 AM
I emailed Sharri with a few questions and never heard back from her. I followed up a week later with a phone call and was able to speak with her and get my questions answered. I would recommend giving her a call.

ique
06-06-2013, 08:57 AM
Has anyone else sent in an application to Smokin at the Ballpark in OOB Maine? I mailed an application a while back and have had no response from them. I also noticed they had not cashed the check. I then went on to email the person listed as the contact and have not had any response to the email as well.


Same here. Need to see if check was cashed but no response to my emails and no info on the event yet

Fatback Joe
06-06-2013, 09:18 AM
Same story here.

Check not cashed as of this morning...........but I am ok with that as long as I am still in. :mrgreen:

deez butts
06-06-2013, 09:32 AM
Check still not cashed, emails still not answered and two phone calls not returned. Now I'm starting to get stressed about this.

ique
06-06-2013, 10:30 AM
Check still not cashed, emails still not answered and two phone calls not returned. Now I'm starting to get stressed about this.

I just put a note into the NEBS board asking them to touch base with the organizer

CarolinaQue
06-06-2013, 07:08 PM
These issues and many others from the first 2 contests the organizer ran is a big decision in why I'm not sad that I won't be there this year. But I'll gladly come up and toss a few back and say hi to old friends if it does in fact happen.

CBQ
06-07-2013, 12:21 AM
Same story here.

Check not cashed as of this morning...........but I am ok with that as long as I am still in. :mrgreen:

No, you should not go. Why take a chance and spoil your record of winning every contest you enter this year? :becky:


On a more serious note, they did cash our check.

Lakeside Smoker
06-07-2013, 05:32 AM
Wow, comp BBQers have short memories. :razz:

ique
06-07-2013, 08:00 AM
Wow, comp BBQers have short memories. :razz:

Automatic qualifiers seem to have a mysterious effect on memory

CBQ
06-07-2013, 08:33 AM
Wow, comp BBQers have short memories. :razz:

Well, I didn't go the first year when it got flooded out, the second year wasn't that bad. This year it's supposed to be in the field and not under the eaves of the stadium. At least they didn't fine me for anything. :becky:

Lakeside Smoker
06-07-2013, 08:55 AM
At least they didn't fine me for anything. :becky:

Did you get fined at a comp? I've never seen you say anything about it. :grin:

JimmyDAL
06-08-2013, 05:57 AM
Mike, I think he is referring to New Hampshire

Smokin' D
06-08-2013, 08:15 AM
Competed at the first two and finally bought some boots as a result of the fine weather we had! Not competing this time around, but sent in an application to judge and got a speedy reply from Shari. Maybe a phone call to allay your fears?

Just a side note regarding judging. I promise there will NO coolers by my seat for take away.

CBQ
06-08-2013, 08:40 AM
Mike, I think he is referring to New Hampshire

LOL, I think he knows. :becky:

deez butts
06-10-2013, 12:03 PM
Just put a stop payment on the check. No response to phone calls or emails, I'm out.

Fatback Joe
06-10-2013, 01:46 PM
I just spoke to Sharri and she said that everything was still a go and that she will be sending out an email to all the teams later today or more likely tomorrow.

The reason for some checks being cashed and others not was due to the Treasurer being out the last couple of weeks.

deez butts
06-10-2013, 02:39 PM
Got a response about 5 mins after I sent email telling them I put a stop on the check. The email said she thought she had returned my call and I can still go. Funny how after multiple calls and emails I don't get a response until I tell them I put a stop on the check and then it only takes 5 mins for a response.

Fatback Joe
06-10-2013, 03:31 PM
Got a response about 5 mins after I sent email telling them I put a stop on the check. The email said she thought she had returned my call and I can still go. Funny how after multiple calls and emails I don't get a response until I tell them I put a stop on the check and then it only takes 5 mins for a response.

A coincidence, I am sure. :rolleyes:

Meat@Slim's
06-10-2013, 07:39 PM
I did not read this thread before I emailed today.

Got a response. They are up to 22 teams. My check was cashed months ago.

BogsBBQ
06-10-2013, 08:25 PM
NEBS was made aware of the lack of communication issue and we tried to contact the organizer on behalf of the teams. After receiving no response, we contacted the KCBS reps to see if they could help. They heard from Sharri, and she promised improved communication going forward. Hopefully the responses today are at least a start of that improved communication.

BasicPatrick
06-11-2013, 12:31 PM
I emailed Sharri on this past Monday late afternoon for the first time in over a year. She responded within an hour.

If I can pick up enough stray beer cans The Basic BBQ Team is likely to jump in at the last minute.

BMinahan
06-12-2013, 10:42 AM
Hey Pat,
You should just have been going though our trash for the last year! First time ever I have enough left over beer from 2 weeks ago to not have to go to the package store for this weekend.

- Bill

CBQ
06-12-2013, 01:45 PM
I just spoke to Sharri and she said that everything was still a go and that she will be sending out an email to all the teams later today or more likely tomorrow.

The reason for some checks being cashed and others not was due to the Treasurer being out the last couple of weeks.

FBJ, I think this contest won't happen, and you should stay home.

(To everyone else: ZBQ is in, and we will see you there.)

:becky:

Fatback Joe
06-12-2013, 01:48 PM
Jeez, a guy gets lucky a couple of times and next thing you know he isn't welcome anywhere.

CBQ
06-12-2013, 02:21 PM
Jeez, a guy gets lucky a couple of times and next thing you know he isn't welcome anywhere.

LOL, of course I'm kidding, but you are probably the favorite to win it. If we can fix our ribs, we will give you a run for the money though. :icon_smile_tongue:

Fatback Joe
06-12-2013, 02:26 PM
LOL, of course I'm kidding, but you are probably the favorite to win it. If we can fix our ribs, we will give you a run for the money though. :icon_smile_tongue:

Yeah, I took it that way. :mrgreen:

I know the feeling, last year ribs hurt me more often than they helped me.

Fatback Joe
06-14-2013, 07:12 AM
Other than contacting Sharri directly, has anyone received any communication about the event?

Just curious as I have not seen anything come out.

Smokin Hoggz
06-14-2013, 08:33 AM
All I know is the contest is a go and they have about 22 teams!!

CBQ
06-14-2013, 08:51 AM
Other than contacting Sharri directly, has anyone received any communication about the event?

Just curious as I have not seen anything come out.

No. Last year they sent out a Cook's Packet, but this year they put it on the website instead. (She should really do both.)

http://www.oob365.com/Registrations/BBQFest/CooksPackage2013.pdf

ique
06-14-2013, 12:48 PM
What is the prize money for the KCBS comp?

CBQ
06-14-2013, 04:35 PM
What is the prize money for the KCBS comp?

Website doesn't say. How much did you win for GC last year? :becky:

CBQ
06-15-2013, 07:28 PM
What is the prize money for the KCBS comp?

I asked Sharri, and got the following back:

$6,000 prize pool

Grand Champion: $1200
Reserve Grand Champion: $750

Categories to 5 places: $350.00 $250.00 $150.00 $75.00 $50.00

People's Choice: $550

BasicPatrick
06-15-2013, 11:48 PM
I emailed with Sharri a few times today...each time I got a quick response. Officially, The Basic BBQ Team is in and we make 24 teams. Yes they are a State Championship.