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Muzzlebrake
06-24-2013, 12:05 PM
Congrats to all the Brethren!

Grand Champion: QUBED
Reserve Champion: PORK BARREL BBQ

Overall

1 QUBED 682.8570
2 PORK BARREL BBQ 668.5712
3 Stubburn Bull BBQ 666.2860
4 BIG GUNS BBQ 665.7138
5 SERIAL GRILLER 664.5710
6 JOKERS AND SMOKERS 659.4284
7 DIZZY PIG 659.4284
8 COOL SMOKE 658.2856
9 FIRE FIGHTING BBQ TEAM 657.7144
10 MYERS MEATS 654.8570
11 BABY GOT BUTT BBQ MD 653.7140
12 BOOTHEEL BBQ 648.5714
13 Psychodelic Smoke 646.8568
14 WALK THE SWINE 645.7142
15 HOG-IT-UP BBQ 641.7144
16 PURPLE PORK MASTERS 637.7142
17 Taste O' South 636.0002
18 LATE EMPIRE BBQ 634.2856
19 FISH NAKED 633.7138
20 SMOKIN TRIGGERS 633.1424
21 JACK'S OLD SOUTH 631.9994
22 M&E BBQ 631.4280
23 Tickled Pig BBQ 624.5712
24 Dry Hump BBQ East 621.7146
25 Top Tier BBQ 616.5716
26 Mama Mary's Barbeque 604.5706
27 THE CHEESEHEADS 600.5716
28 Tailgate Joe's 600.0000
29 Griffin's Barbeque 598.8576
30 HEAVENLY HOGS BBQ & CATERING 598.2860
31 1 Bourbon, 1 Scotch, 1 B 594.8568
32 LYIN' PIGS 584.5706
33 PARTY PIGS BBQ 584.0004
34 HARVEY'S QUE 580.5726
35 Zom-B-Q 570.2854
36 Dyvine BBQ 569.7142
37 RIBS BY ANDY 566.8572
38 All Pigs Considered 559.4282
39 Ricky D's Rib Shack 544.5716
40 NaMa & Nems 526.8580
41 Hog Bones 457.7138
42 2 Rac of Ribs 256.0006

Chicken

1 JOKERS AND SMOKERS 170.8570
2 BIG GUNS BBQ 169.1426
3 QUBED 166.2856
4 SERIAL GRILLER 165.7142
5 SMOKIN TRIGGERS 165.7142
6 DIZZY PIG 164.5714
7 PORK BARREL BBQ 164.5714
8 Tickled Pig BBQ 164.5714
9 Mama Mary's Barbeque 163.4284
10 MYERS MEATS 162.8570
11 WALK THE SWINE 161.7142
12 PURPLE PORK MASTERS 161.1428
13 COOL SMOKE 161.1428
14 Psychodelic Smoke 159.4286
15 All Pigs Considered 159.4284
16 BABY GOT BUTT BBQ MD 158.8572
17 HOG-IT-UP BBQ 158.8570
18 Zom-B-Q 158.8568
19 HEAVENLY HOGS BBQ & CATERING 157.7144
20 Stubburn Bull BBQ 157.7144
21 FISH NAKED 157.7144
22 Top Tier BBQ 157.1428
23 BOOTHEEL BBQ 155.4284
24 FIRE FIGHTING BBQ TEAM 155.4284
25 HARVEY'S QUE 151.4288
26 Hog Bones 151.4286
27 JACK'S OLD SOUTH 151.4284
28 Dry Hump BBQ East 150.2858
29 Tailgate Joe's 150.2858
30 Griffin's Barbeque 149.7146
31 PARTY PIGS BBQ 149.7146
32 RIBS BY ANDY 148.0000
33 M&E BBQ 147.9998
34 Taste O' South 147.4286
35 LATE EMPIRE BBQ 146.8570
36 Ricky D's Rib Shack 145.1428
37 LYIN' PIGS 144.0000
38 THE CHEESEHEADS 142.8570
39 Dyvine BBQ 141.1428
40 1 Bourbon, 1 Scotch, 1 B 136.0000
41 2 Rac of Ribs 134.2856
42 NaMa & Nems 124.0002

Pork Ribs

1 COOL SMOKE 178.8572
2 PORK BARREL BBQ 174.8572
3 QUBED 174.2858
4 Stubburn Bull BBQ 172.0000
5 DIZZY PIG 171.4286
6 Psychodelic Smoke 170.8568
7 M&E BBQ 169.1426
8 Griffin's Barbeque 168.0002
9 FISH NAKED 168.0000
10 MYERS MEATS 166.2858
11 JOKERS AND SMOKERS 166.2858
12 Taste O' South 165.7144
13 WALK THE SWINE 165.7144
14 SMOKIN TRIGGERS 165.7142
15 LATE EMPIRE BBQ 165.1430
16 FIRE FIGHTING BBQ TEAM 165.1428
17 1 Bourbon, 1 Scotch, 1 B 164.5714
18 BIG GUNS BBQ 164.5712
19 BABY GOT BUTT BBQ MD 164.0000
20 JACK'S OLD SOUTH 163.9998
21 HOG-IT-UP BBQ 161.7144
22 BOOTHEEL BBQ 161.1430
23 PURPLE PORK MASTERS 161.1428
24 LYIN' PIGS 160.0000
25 Top Tier BBQ 159.4288
26 Tickled Pig BBQ 159.4286
27 Tailgate Joe's 158.8570
28 Dyvine BBQ 155.4286
29 Dry Hump BBQ East 154.8570
30 SERIAL GRILLER 154.2856
31 HEAVENLY HOGS BBQ & CATERING 150.8574
32 Mama Mary's Barbeque 149.7142
33 HARVEY'S QUE 149.1428
34 PARTY PIGS BBQ 149.1428
35 NaMa & Nems 146.8572
36 All Pigs Considered 144.0000
37 RIBS BY ANDY 142.2860
38 Ricky D's Rib Shack 141.1432
39 Zom-B-Q 138.8572
40 THE CHEESEHEADS 138.2858
41 Hog Bones 20.0000

Pork

1 SERIAL GRILLER 173.7142
2 Stubburn Bull BBQ 169.7144
3 BABY GOT BUTT BBQ MD 169.7142
4 FIRE FIGHTING BBQ TEAM 168.5716
5 Psychodelic Smoke 167.4286
6 MYERS MEATS 166.8570
7 M&E BBQ 166.2856
8 COOL SMOKE 166.2856
9 QUBED 165.7142
10 JACK'S OLD SOUTH 165.1428
11 DIZZY PIG 165.1426
12 Taste O' South 163.9998
13 HOG-IT-UP BBQ 163.4286
14 LATE EMPIRE BBQ 163.4284
15 Top Tier BBQ 162.2858
16 PORK BARREL BBQ 162.2856
17 BIG GUNS BBQ 161.7142
18 BOOTHEEL BBQ 161.1430
19 PURPLE PORK MASTERS 161.1428
20 HEAVENLY HOGS BBQ & CATERING 159.9998
21 WALK THE SWINE 159.9998
22 Tickled Pig BBQ 158.8570
23 HARVEY'S QUE 158.2858
24 THE CHEESEHEADS 157.7144
25 Tailgate Joe's 157.7142
26 PARTY PIGS BBQ 157.7142
27 JOKERS AND SMOKERS 157.1426
28 SMOKIN TRIGGERS 157.1426
29 Dry Hump BBQ East 156.0002
30 Griffin's Barbeque 154.2858
31 FISH NAKED 150.8568
32 Mama Mary's Barbeque 149.7138
33 Hog Bones 147.9998
34 All Pigs Considered 147.4286
35 LYIN' PIGS 146.2852
36 RIBS BY ANDY 144.5712
37 Dyvine BBQ 144.5712
38 1 Bourbon, 1 Scotch, 1 B 141.7142
39 Ricky D's Rib Shack 133.7140
40 Zom-B-Q 133.1428
41 NaMa & Nems 124.0008

Brisket

1 QUBED 176.5714
2 BOOTHEEL BBQ 170.8570
3 SERIAL GRILLER 170.8570
4 BIG GUNS BBQ 170.2858
5 FIRE FIGHTING BBQ TEAM 168.5716
6 Stubburn Bull BBQ 166.8572
7 PORK BARREL BBQ 166.8570
8 JOKERS AND SMOKERS 165.1430
9 THE CHEESEHEADS 161.7144
10 BABY GOT BUTT BBQ MD 161.1426
11 Dry Hump BBQ East 160.5716
12 Taste O' South 158.8574
13 LATE EMPIRE BBQ 158.8572
14 MYERS MEATS 158.8572
15 DIZZY PIG 158.2858
16 WALK THE SWINE 158.2858
17 HOG-IT-UP BBQ 157.7144
18 FISH NAKED 157.1426
19 PURPLE PORK MASTERS 154.2858
20 1 Bourbon, 1 Scotch, 1 B 152.5712
21 COOL SMOKE 152.0000
22 JACK'S OLD SOUTH 151.4284
23 Psychodelic Smoke 149.1428
24 M&E BBQ 148.0000
25 SMOKIN TRIGGERS 144.5714
26 Mama Mary's Barbeque 141.7142
27 Tickled Pig BBQ 141.7142
28 Zom-B-Q 139.4286
29 Hog Bones 138.2854
30 Top Tier BBQ 137.7142
31 LYIN' PIGS 134.2854
32 Tailgate Joe's 133.1430
33 RIBS BY ANDY 132.0000
34 NaMa & Nems 131.9998
35 HEAVENLY HOGS BBQ & CATERING 129.7144
36 Dyvine BBQ 128.5716
37 PARTY PIGS BBQ 127.4288
38 Griffin's Barbeque 126.8570
39 Ricky D's Rib Shack 124.5716
40 HARVEY'S QUE 121.7152
41 2 Rac of Ribs 121.7150
42 All Pigs Considered 108.5712

bbq.tom
06-24-2013, 12:22 PM
WOW! THE BIG GUNS didn't do so well! Tuffy took 8th, but Johnny Trigg and Myron were 20th and 21st respectively!!!

Congrats to all who got calls and who walked!

b182evrclear
06-24-2013, 12:52 PM
Shocked me as well. I was lucky enough to judge the event and it was a great time! Had some really great product overall and even got to meet Johnny Trigg! Congrats to all those who walked! Also, everything they say about Trigg, Tuffy, and Myron is right. Really great guys that love BBQ and love their fans!

smokinit
06-24-2013, 12:58 PM
Great time as always great job Big Guns and Stubburn Bull

TailGateJoecom
06-24-2013, 01:42 PM
It was a great experience for us doing our first BBQ Comp. Finishing 28th was not what I hoped for, but my main goals were to get all my entries in on time, not come DFL in any category, and finish in the top 2/3. Saw some good encouragement with my scores, especially some 9's across the board from 2 judges in ribs. I reached those goals while having a great time in a field of competitors that I am guessing was pretty densely packed with big talent. My crew also seemed to do well in partying Saturday night with the concession girls, although one of them unplugged the FEC120 to charge his ipod after the other one started it up an hour before the butts where to go in to warm it up, lol. All in all a great weekend in our nation's capitol.

The guys next to us, Fish Naked, were a great bunch, don't know if they post here. Almost everyone else I came across this weekend, like Big Guns, was great too! Glad to meet everyone!

Definitely have lots of practice to do before the Battle of the Brethren in August, especially brisket, the comp was my second ever attempt and I screwed the pooch royaly.

speedrcer1
06-24-2013, 02:09 PM
Congrats to everybody who received awards and everyone who cooked.
It was a good time. We got tired of telling the public "No, we are not allowed to give you any food". Oh well.
Our teams cook was solid. Top 20 in almost everything, but nothing stood out.
Great to be cooking with the Purple Pork Masters this year.

smokinit
06-24-2013, 02:22 PM
Hey Don great to have you aboard as a new permanent member of PPM cant wait till the Troy Pigout whatch out!!

Slamdunkpro
06-24-2013, 02:23 PM
We got tired of telling the public "No, we are not allowed to give you any food". Oh well.
That's a big problem with this event every year. The local media bombards the public with "Come down and try BBQ from the Country's best pit masters "and such, then they get charged $12 to get in; they put 2 & 2 together and get 5.

CBQ
06-24-2013, 02:40 PM
That's a big problem with this event every year. The local media bombards the public with "Come down and try BBQ from the Country's best pit masters "and such, then they get charged $12 to get in; they put 2 & 2 together and get 5.

Huh. It's Washington D.C., you would think they would be used to being lied to! :becky:

Congrats to all that walked, and nice to see Stubborn Bull and Big Guns bring it home for the frozen northeast.

CBQ
06-24-2013, 02:42 PM
WOW! THE BIG GUNS didn't do so well! Tuffy took 8th, but Johnny Trigg and Myron were 20th and 21st respectively!!!

Congrats to all who got calls and who walked!

Had to think about that one. My first thought was "but Sean got 4th..."

K-Train
06-24-2013, 04:54 PM
Congrats to all. Way to go Baby Got Butt!

bbq.tom
06-24-2013, 05:23 PM
Had to think about that one. My first thought was "but Sean got 4th..."

Sorry about that - didn't realize until too late that team Big Guns was there. Obviously I was referring to a few of "the" big guns of Q comps - "Cool Smoke", Smoking Triggers", and "Jack's Old South".

Glad you clarified!:loco:

Fornia
06-24-2013, 05:57 PM
Congrats to all who endured the weekend....heat, humidity, rain, and more HUMIDITY.

Enjoyed meeting some folks who we've only known through Twitter, as well as, some new friends we made along the way.

Although its crazy loading into a city like DC at a late hour...it's still just such a great event. To compete against legends and aspiring legends is priceless...and their humbleness is proof provided that BBQ people are the very best!

BABYGOTBUTT
06-24-2013, 06:21 PM
Congrats to all. Way to go Baby Got Butt!


Thanks Keith! We had a great time!

Slamdunkpro
06-24-2013, 06:22 PM
Is it me or is the infrastructure at this event getting worse and worse? No grease barrels, no onsite judging schedule, the electric (at least where we were) was spotty and under volt all weekend.

Fornia
06-24-2013, 07:05 PM
Is it me or is the infrastructure at this event getting worse and worse? No grease barrels, no onsite judging schedule, the electric (at least where we were) was spotty and under volt all weekend.

I would say that's a very accurate statement. We still enjoy the event as a whole...but will be providing feedback on the topics you specifically mention. Don't get me started on the port-o-johns. For us on 12th street....it was ridiculous. I'm also glad we brought a generator.

sdbbq1234
06-24-2013, 07:24 PM
Is it me or is the infrastructure at this event getting worse and worse? No grease barrels, no onsite judging schedule, the electric (at least where we were) was spotty and under volt all weekend.

Isn't that DC in general? Now, I think they do have a lot of PORK barrels...........................

:biggrin1:

wallace

Slamdunkpro
06-24-2013, 07:34 PM
I would say that's a very accurate statement. We still enjoy the event as a whole...but will be providing feedback on the topics you specifically mention. Don't get me started on the port-o-johns. For us on 12th street....it was ridiculous. I'm also glad we brought a generator.
We'd have been in real trouble without a generator, as it was we didn't get electric service until after 2am Saturday morning.

They really need to make this a Saturday / Sunday event on the normal schedule with Friday night load-in & setup.

Kit R
06-24-2013, 08:17 PM
Is it me or is the infrastructure at this event getting worse and worse? No grease barrels, no onsite judging schedule, the electric (at least where we were) was spotty and under volt all weekend.

The infrastructure in Palmyra was superb. Plus no weirdos trying to climb a cyclone fence barriers for samples. :decision:

Muzzlebrake
06-24-2013, 08:35 PM
WOW! THE BIG GUNS didn't do so well! Tuffy took 8th, but Johnny Trigg and Myron were 20th and 21st respectively!!!

Congrats to all who got calls and who walked!

Sorry about that - didn't realize until too late that team Big Guns was there. Obviously I was referring to a few of "the" big guns of Q comps - "Cool Smoke", Smoking Triggers", and "Jack's Old South".

Glad you clarified!:loco:

I think it's obvious we are the Big Guns of Q comps. We have shirts to prove it. :becky:

And for the record, I'll say it publicly, I have better hair then all of them.

Kit R
06-24-2013, 08:57 PM
I think it's obvious we are the Big Guns of Q comps. We have shirts to prove it. :becky:

And for the record, I'll say it publicly, I have better hair then all of them.

I would agree with that statement.

trohrs123
06-25-2013, 08:07 AM
Is it me or is the infrastructure at this event getting worse and worse? No grease barrels, no onsite judging schedule, the electric (at least where we were) was spotty and under volt all weekend.

I'm pretty laid back and in 8 years of competing, have never filled out a contest critique form,...most are run really well
this will be my first contest to fill out the form
:wacko: walking 8 to 12 minutes EACH WAY through crowds to get to port o potties is ridiculous
:wacko: paying $150 for electric and have the circuit breakers snapping every have hour...ridiculous
:wacko: using my generators after paying for electric and then supplying electric for my 2 neighbors...ridiculous
:wacko: port o potties LOCKED Friday night until Saturday morning...ridiculous
:wacko: No volunteer staff knowing where grease, ash and gray water go...ridiculous

Noticeably worse this year than previous years

CBQ
06-25-2013, 08:39 AM
I'm pretty laid back and in 8 years of competing, have never filled out a contest critique form,...most are run really well
this will be my first contest to fill out the form
:wacko: walking 8 to 12 minutes EACH WAY through crowds to get to port o potties is ridiculous
:wacko: paying $150 for electric and have the circuit breakers snapping every have hour...ridiculous
:wacko: using my generators after paying for electric and then supplying electric for my 2 neighbors...ridiculous
:wacko: port o potties LOCKED Friday night until Saturday morning...ridiculous
:wacko: No volunteer staff knowing where grease, ash and gray water go...ridiculous

Noticeably worse this year than previous years

Ya, Pork in the Park was the same way on the electric this year. Under 100 volts a lot of the time, including for people that paid extra for 30 amp service. If you are going to charge people a fee for electric service, it had better work.

chickenchoker
06-25-2013, 08:55 AM
great cook for the SM crew. Congrats to Stubborn Bull and Big Guns and all who walked

Slamdunkpro
06-25-2013, 09:26 AM
I'm pretty laid back and in 8 years of competing, have never filled out a contest critique form,...most are run really well
this will be my first contest to fill out the form
:wacko: walking 8 to 12 minutes EACH WAY through crowds to get to port o potties is ridiculous
:wacko: paying $150 for electric and have the circuit breakers snapping every have hour...ridiculous
:wacko: using my generators after paying for electric and then supplying electric for my 2 neighbors...ridiculous
:wacko: port o potties LOCKED Friday night until Saturday morning...ridiculous
:wacko: No volunteer staff knowing where grease, ash and gray water go...ridiculous

Noticeably worse this year than previous years
Were you on 12th street? Where were the porta-lets for you?

They should be issuing refunds for the pi$$ poor electrical. We were supposed to have 30 amp service and ended up with 20. The electrician told us that they only ordered the smaller 200 amp panel generators this year instead of the larger ones in years past.

Muzzlebrake
06-25-2013, 09:41 AM
:wacko: using my generators after paying for electric and then supplying electric for my 2 neighbors...ridiculous


actually this is comendable, at least on your part. That was a great thing to do, especially since both of those teams were doing thier first contest. Ironic part was, one of them won the "Spirit of BBQ" award. I didnt have a vote, but you would have had mine.

Were you on 12th street? Where were the porta-lets for you?

2 blocks down in either direction on Pennsylvania Ave.

trohrs123
06-25-2013, 11:34 AM
[QUOTE=Muzzlebrake;2528362]actually this is comendable, at least on your part. That was a great thing to do, especially since both of those teams were doing thier first contest. Ironic part was, one of them won the "Spirit of BBQ" award. I didnt have a vote, but you would have had mine.



just ridiculous in the sense that they really had little draw on the electric...some lights and radio...still not able to keep the circuit from snapping
I thought it was AC in my trailer doing the dirty deed:oops:...but once I was disconnected from their grid they still has same issues

Fornia
06-25-2013, 11:39 AM
Tim, it was nice meeting and talking with you this past weekend. No doubt, you did a great deed by helping those teams out. That's the spirit...unfortunately, you shouldn't have needed to do it in the first place.

Big George's BBQ
06-25-2013, 04:18 PM
Congrats to all who walked

DCFIREMANN
06-26-2013, 10:29 AM
While this was not a good showing by the organizers this year, it was still better than some in the past years. The lack of ports potties was the worse. A 2 block walk is complete B/S. The electric was another joke. I am so glad we had an onboard generator.

While not the best showing for our team we are very happy with how we did. National Lamb Champion????? Are you F$%KING kidding me???? BTW I will go on record here and tell you all I HATE LAMB!!!!!

Congrats who walked!!!!!

Be Safe

THE DAWG

virginia lawyer
06-26-2013, 11:25 AM
Very much agree with many of the comments above - electric was pathetic, particularly given the $150 surcharge for power. Wasn't turned on until 2AM Saturday, was on and off constantly on Saturday morning due to something tripping the breaker and then blew completely out in the rain on Sunday morning (playing havoc with my pork). Had a fun time (great to get to know you guys, BABY GOT BUTT, and thanks so much for sharing your genny on Sunday) and a surprisingly great result in chicken, so will likely try in again next year (but will ensure I have a good genny of my own, regardless of what the competitor's packet says).

Don
Jokers and Smokers

TailGateJoecom
06-26-2013, 12:21 PM
We were on 12th, but pretty high up, the 3rd team down from the corner of Penn. Our electric was fine other than for about 2 minutes on Saturday morning when the rain came down pretty hard. Either the water or the guy next to me tripped the electric, but it got sorted out quickly and we were good. The porta potties were a problem and competitor load in was an hour or so late to start, but overall it was pretty smooth for us. The only thing that seemed a little disorganized was the on-site judging, and that seemed to just be misinformation while the organizers were trying to figure out exactly how to do it.

I am sure I will definitely do it next year, and would recommend it to anyone else looking to do a comp with a good mix of newbs and pros.

speedrcer1
06-26-2013, 12:49 PM
Did they ever release the scores for the on-site judging?

Fornia
06-26-2013, 01:26 PM
Did they ever release the scores for the on-site judging?

Not last year....I'd assume not this year either.

Slamdunkpro
06-26-2013, 02:18 PM
They really need to re-evaluate this event. MBN isn't coming back so they either need to do their own MiM style event on Sunday or make it a standard Sat/Sun KCBS event with normal turn in times on Sunday. This would allow them to still load teams in Friday night but not put pressure on teams that need electric to make Saturday turn ins. They could do all the ancillary categories on Saturday afternoon and even add some kind of Iron Chef or grill off to keep the crown interested.

The other scenario that I like is make it a dual KCBS event. One contest Friday/Saturday and one Saturday/Sunday. Have the combined scores from pork and ribs be the Safeway pork champion.

CBQ
06-26-2013, 04:21 PM
They could do all the ancillary categories on Saturday afternoon and even add some kind of Iron Chef or grill off to keep the crown interested.

Sounds like a NEBS/KCBS format which seems used all through NY/NE.

BABYGOTBUTT
06-26-2013, 08:01 PM
Very much agree with many of the comments above - electric was pathetic, particularly given the $150 surcharge for power. Wasn't turned on until 2AM Saturday, was on and off constantly on Saturday morning due to something tripping the breaker and then blew completely out in the rain on Sunday morning (playing havoc with my pork). Had a fun time (great to get to know you guys, BABY GOT BUTT, and thanks so much for sharing your genny on Sunday) and a surprisingly great result in chicken, so will likely try in again next year (but will ensure I have a good genny of my own, regardless of what the competitor's packet says).

Don
Jokers and Smokers
It was great to get to know you too Don. We had a great time but also were very disappointed in the organizers this year. We were not told when onsite judging would be and had to hold our pork for 2 hours. That's tough when it is already pulled/sliced...oh well, hopefully they will do better next year cause we had a great time!!!!

Muzzlebrake
06-26-2013, 08:21 PM
The other scenario that I like is make it a dual KCBS event. One contest Friday/Saturday and one Saturday/Sunday. Have the combined scores from pork and ribs be the Safeway pork champion.

I think that's a great idea. While I understand the popularity of the NEBS/KCBS here throughout NY and New England, I think the dual KCBS concept would be unique here on the east coast. I know they are fairly popular on the west coast.

It was definately an interesting contest. It seemed to be more of a large Fest with a KCBS contest stuffed inside as opposed to the usual rib/BBQ Fest wrapped around a contest. They really do need to step up the appreciation for the teams especially when you look at what they are charging you.

The other thing I found to be a little weird was the payouts. Granted the extra kickers for the top three paid by sponsors were very nice, the actual contest payout for the KCBS categories was on the low side. I don't know that I have ever been to another contest that paid nothing for RGC.

Slamdunkpro
06-26-2013, 08:35 PM
I think that's a great idea. While I understand the popularity of the NEBS/KCBS here throughout NY and New England, I think the dual KCBS concept would be unique here on the east coast. I know they are fairly popular on the west coast.

It was definately an interesting contest. It seemed to be more of a large Fest with a KCBS contest stuffed inside as opposed to the usual rib/BBQ Fest wrapped around a contest. They really do need to step up the appreciation for the teams especially when you look at what they are charging you.

The other thing I found to be a little weird was the payouts. Granted the extra kickers for the top three paid by sponsors were very nice, the actual contest payout for the KCBS categories was on the low side. I don't know that I have ever been to another contest that paid nothing for RGC.

They still try to hold to the whole "Safeway National Pork Championship" concept where the KCBS event is only a part of the whole. This is why they announced the GC before the Pork champion.

Muzzlebrake
06-26-2013, 09:44 PM
They still try to hold to the whole "Safeway National Pork Championship" concept where the KCBS event is only a part of the whole. This is why they announced the GC before the Pork champion.

Yeah I understand that much more now and actually like the idea of the contests within a contest like they have for the chicken, ribs, and beef much more having done it. It was definitely interesting with a much different learning curve than a standard KCBS.

I still don't get why they announced GC before RGC and don't pay RGC.

Muzzlebrake
06-27-2013, 03:33 PM
so for those of you that have been here before, is it usual to not have the prize moeny checks cut until the Friday after the contest? This is new ground for me. I have never not picked up the prize money with the trophy.....

Fornia
06-27-2013, 05:25 PM
They were mailed to us last year, that I know.

CBQ
06-27-2013, 07:08 PM
I don't know that I have ever been to another contest that paid nothing for RGC.

Merrimack giving 'em a run for the (no) money by paying next to nothing for everything :becky: