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bbqdavarrow
06-05-2013, 10:16 AM
The website is up for Pork In The Park, Stamford, CT July 13th & 14th
http://www.porkintheparkbbq.com/

pigmaker23
06-05-2013, 09:02 PM
Well that sucks, direct conflict with Troy contest for me.. Really wanted to do this one, know it will be great if Bobby is involved!

bbqdavarrow
06-06-2013, 05:17 PM
Well that sucks, direct conflict with Troy contest for me.. Really wanted to do this one, know it will be great if Bobby is involved!
Yea, its going to be a good event, too bad you can't make it!

JimmyDAL
06-06-2013, 07:31 PM
The Perfect Butt is gonna leave my Maine vacation early to be there

CBQ
06-07-2013, 01:18 AM
Going to Troy this year. If they announced it earlier, might have given it a shot.

Jacked UP BBQ
06-07-2013, 01:38 PM
Why would KCBS allow two comps so close to each other the same weekend?

CarolinaQue
06-07-2013, 01:43 PM
Why would KCBS allow two comps so close to each other the same weekend?


Why not?

eggzlot
06-07-2013, 03:30 PM
They are 2.5 hours away. I know we do not get a ton of comps in this area, but that seems like a far enough distance to attract teams from different geographic areas.

bbqdavarrow
06-08-2013, 06:16 AM
Why would KCBS allow two comps so close to each other the same weekend?
Bob was also considering the following weekend, but that is the same week as the Rhode Island Comp, and he thought that was too close.

JimmyDAL
06-08-2013, 06:48 AM
Thanks for having one in Ct! Bob ran the original one and that's where we first started in backyard. He is a cook, restaurant owner and a competitor so he knows what he is doing.

CBQ
06-08-2013, 09:55 AM
Why not?

Unlike, say, Kansas that has a million comps, there aren't that many sanctioned contests in NE. We hate to miss a good one. There are a few open weekends in August now with the Maine comps dropping out, one of those dates might have been better.

bbqdavarrow
06-09-2013, 09:05 AM
Unlike, say, Kansas that has a million comps, there aren't that many sanctioned contests in NE. We hate to miss a good one. There are a few open weekends in August now with the Maine comps dropping out, one of those dates might have been better.

August would be too close to Bob's "Blues, Views" Westport Event which is Labor Day Weekend This Year. He had to pick a date and get this event off the ground, and with the event being a fundraiser for the interns at Mill River Park & Greenway and the Mayor’s Youth Employment Program there were more things to consider overall than just what is a good weekend for a BBQ Comp. So if 15 teams sign up this could be a CT State BBQ Championship, it will be held at a great new downtown location!

CBQ
06-09-2013, 02:26 PM
August would be too close to Bob's "Blues, Views" Westport Event which is Labor Day Weekend This Year. He had to pick a date and get this event off the ground, and with the event being a fundraiser for the interns at Mill River Park & Greenway and the Mayor’s Youth Employment Program there were more things to consider overall than just what is a good weekend for a BBQ Comp. So if 15 teams sign up this could be a CT State BBQ Championship, it will be held at a great new downtown location!

The Westport event hasn't been a full KCBS sanctioned event for several years - as far as most competition teams are concerned it doesn't exist.

I have seen a lot of organizers arrange events without taking into account what teams are looking for, and they sometimes struggle to get participants. Troy is "right next door" in pro BBQ terms.

I'm not sure if a first year 15 team event needs a proclamation for The Jack - it might. Would be nice if The Jack published all the rules, but they don't.

blackeyedpig
06-09-2013, 03:24 PM
What's up with the Saturday check in time? Have to be there by 8 AM (9 on the KCBS application) when the cooks meeting is not till 4? I'm thinking of entering but the only way to get there from central NJ by that time is to check in Friday night which I'm not sure I can do.

wickedbbq'r
06-09-2013, 08:07 PM
Check is in the mail! Looking forward to this contest. Bobby runs a great event in Westport and I know he will do what it takes to make this one a success as well. See you there!

bbqdavarrow
06-12-2013, 07:59 PM
What's up with the Saturday check in time? Have to be there by 8 AM (9 on the KCBS application) when the cooks meeting is not till 4? I'm thinking of entering but the only way to get there from central NJ by that time is to check in Friday night which I'm not sure I can do.
Just wondering if you were going to be able to sign up?

bbqdavarrow
06-19-2013, 04:18 PM
just found out the prize money amounts...
Grand = $1500.00 (trophy)
RG = $1000.00 (trophy)
1st each category $400 (plaque)
2nd each category $250 (plaque)
3rd each category $150 (plaque)
4th each category $100 (plaque)
5th each category $75 (plaque)

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blackeyedpig
06-23-2013, 01:29 PM
Just wondering if you were going to be able to sign up?

Sorry, going to have to skip this. :sad:

CBQ
05-19-2014, 12:13 PM
Bump.

Anyone hear about the 2014 version of this? The web site says they are doing it, and KCBS lists it, and the organizer isn't answering my emails.

There is a 2014 application on the site, but prize money is listed at TBA. The application only lists a 20x20 site price, with no provision for larger sites, which isn't going to work for me.

CodyJ.
05-19-2014, 12:33 PM
I sent in my application. Bravo Zulu BBQ will be there. Taino Smokehouse from Middletown, CT is our sponsor. I'm looking forward to this one!

Ackman
05-19-2014, 02:33 PM
Bump.

Anyone hear about the 2014 version of this? The web site says they are doing it, and KCBS lists it, and the organizer isn't answering my emails.

There is a 2014 application on the site, but prize money is listed at TBA. The application only lists a 20x20 site price, with no provision for larger sites, which isn't going to work for me.

They were tight on space last year. They said we had 20x20 sites but we were on top of each other. There were a few trailers but I don't recall any RV's--however it is a new year

deez butts
05-19-2014, 03:24 PM
Skipping, last year we were not allowed to leave until 6pm on Sunday.

CTSmokehouse
05-19-2014, 04:22 PM
Spoke with Bob LeRose last week before sending in my application.

Same prize amounts as last year. Looking for 25 BBQ Teams to keep it a CT State Championship.

Too close to miss.

Yours in BBQ,

Cliff

eggzlot
05-19-2014, 04:44 PM
BBQ Mafia did it last year and sent in our application last week for this year's event. As others said, I do not recall seeing an RV last year, but there were several trailer set ups. Space was tight but manageable.

Nia is listed on the contact page on the KCBS site; I was emailing with her as of Wednesday or Thursday last week and she always responded same day. I'd just try to email her again.

scm1226
05-19-2014, 06:01 PM
It was a nice contest last year. HOT!! Very HOT!!! So many people had trailers so I wouldn't imagine an RV to be a problem. The teams were kinda thrown next to each other but we were able to keep our Car on sight. (We were locked in though).
Diva Q hooked me up last year as my ribs were shot!! (Tons of shiners)
Unfortunately we can not make this one this year!!

CBQ
05-19-2014, 07:45 PM
Nia got back to me - they can handle an RV, but I have to buy a larger site for $100.

I hope they have more than 25 teams. If you have only 25 teams, and someone is DQ'd for being late, the contest doesn't count as a qualifier. A DQ for some other reason is OK, but you have to have 25 turn ins for 4 categories.

eggzlot
05-20-2014, 10:34 AM
I just got an email back from Nia with confirmation she got our application. I expressed some concern about the 25 team cap and her response:

" I read all the rules, and know that we need a minimum of 25 this year, don't worry, we're not capping at 25."

dr pearl
05-27-2014, 06:41 PM
Thinking about this one, but probably need to wait another week or 2 before I pull the trigger. 80% chance I will.

dr pearl
06-11-2014, 02:07 PM
So, how many competitors have signed up? I am still debating. It's a bit expensive at $300! And goes up after July 1 to $350!! Wtf! This does not help especially if they are concerned with getting 25 teams.

CodyJ.
06-11-2014, 02:27 PM
So, how many competitors have signed up? I am still debating. It's a bit expensive at $300! And goes up after July 1 to $350!! Wtf! This does not help especially if they are concerned with getting 25 teams.
Last I heard from Nia is that they had at least 25 teams. My guess the cost is high becuase they are supplying the meat for peoples choice?