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Muzzlebrake
08-20-2013, 11:23 AM
Congrats to all the Brethren!

Grand Champion: SMOKIN HOGGZ BBQ - MA
Reserve Champion: 3 EYZ BBQ

Overall
1 SMOKIN HOGGZ BBQ - MA 670.2168
2 3 EYZ BBQ 667.9544
3 SMOKOPOLIS BBQ 667.3484
4 BLAZIN' BUTTZ BBQ 663.3364
5 Jack's Down Home Barbeque 660.6972
6 DR. PEARL'S MEDICINAL SMOKE BBQ TEAM 654.7772
7 QUE AND A HALF MEN 652.5372
8 THE 5TH ARTERY 651.3716
9 MEAT @ SLIMS 650.7768
10 South Shore Smokers 650.2516
11 TELL YOU WHAT BBQ 648.5368
12 PORK BUTT AND CHICKEN LEGS 647.3028
13 BLACKSTRAP BBQ 646.1368
14 SHORTSVILLE SMOKERS 644.5716
15 CHICKEN CHOKERS 642.8116
16 HANDSOME DEVIL 642.2168
17 BIG GUNS BBQ 642.1712
18 HOLIHAN'S BEER ME BBQ 641.1084
19 ZBQ 641.0972
20 RIBS WITHIN 639.3828
21 RED PLANET BARBEQUE 639.3604
22 YABBA DABBA QUE! 639.2912
23 GOOD SMOKE BBQ 637.5652
24 PRIMAL MEAT SMOKERS 634.2284
25 Three Men & A Baby Back 630.8112
26 THREE DOGS BBQ 627.3256
27 BOAR-N-Q 626.7888
28 DOC BONE'S BBQ 625.1432
29 SMOKIN BULLDOGS 622.1372
30 Butch's BBQ 619.9196
31 Locked-N-Loaded 619.8968
32 ALL FIRED UP AND KICKING ASH 619.8512
33 HOGBUTTS BBQ 619.3028
34 GARDEN STATE PORKWAY 618.1944
35 SHAKE \'N BAKE BBQ, NY 617.0400
36 HOG SNIPERS 616.3880
37 Grateful Smokers 615.5200
38 BABYLON GRILLBILLIES 613.0172
39 CARMEL STREET PIT CREW 612.4228
40 Big Kev's BBQ 610.1712
41 Better Days BBQ 608.9028
42 RxCellent Q 601.5772
43 NORTHERN BBQ BOYS 597.0512
44 Scarborough Fare BBQ 597.0284
45 DIVONE HEAT 590.1828
46 Hall of the Mountain Grill 588.5600
47 Double J"" 571.8396
48 CHEFFIE EFFIE BBQ 562.0912
49 DAN'S RIGHTEOUS RIBS 558.7540
50 Pop Bang Foods 543.1648
51 CIA Q" Crew" 306.2516


Chicken
1 DR. PEARL'S MEDICINAL SMOKE BBQ TEAM 173.1200
2 SMOKOPOLIS BBQ 171.4056
3 BLAZIN' BUTTZ BBQ 170.8684
4 SMOKIN HOGGZ BBQ - MA 170.2856
5 RIBS WITHIN 169.7028
6 TELL YOU WHAT BBQ 169.1084
7 BIG GUNS BBQ 168.5600
8 CHICKEN CHOKERS 168.0344
9 Three Men & A Baby Back 168.0228
10 South Shore Smokers 167.9772
11 BOAR-N-Q 166.8800
12 QUE AND A HALF MEN 166.2972
13 Butch's BBQ 166.2972
14 RED PLANET BARBEQUE 166.2516
15 THREE DOGS BBQ 165.0856
16 MEAT @ SLIMS 164.0000
17 3 EYZ BBQ 163.9772
18 PRIMAL MEAT SMOKERS 163.9656
19 PORK BUTT AND CHICKEN LEGS 163.3712
20 RxCellent Q 162.8688
21 Jack's Down Home Barbeque 162.2856
22 SMOKIN BULLDOGS 161.7144
23 THE 5TH ARTERY 161.6684
24 YABBA DABBA QUE! 161.1312
25 SHORTSVILLE SMOKERS 159.9772
26 Grateful Smokers 158.8800
27 BLACKSTRAP BBQ 158.2284
28 GOOD SMOKE BBQ 158.2168
29 GARDEN STATE PORKWAY 157.7256
30 HOGBUTTS BBQ 157.7144
31 Big Kev's BBQ 157.6684
32 DOC BONE'S BBQ 157.1660
33 ZBQ 156.0000
34 HANDSOME DEVIL 154.8456
35 HOG SNIPERS 154.2740
36 NORTHERN BBQ BOYS 152.5484
37 ALL FIRED UP AND KICKING ASH 151.3828
38 DIVONE HEAT 149.6456
39 CARMEL STREET PIT CREW 149.0744
40 HOLIHAN'S BEER ME BBQ 148.5372
41 CHEFFIE EFFIE BBQ 147.4172
42 Locked-N-Loaded 147.4056
43 Pop Bang Foods 146.7884
44 SHAKE \'N BAKE BBQ, NY 145.7144
45 Hall of the Mountain Grill 145.1428
46 Scarborough Fare BBQ 143.9084
47 Better Days BBQ 143.8968
48 Double J"" 142.7768
49 DAN'S RIGHTEOUS RIBS 141.6912
50 BABYLON GRILLBILLIES 139.3600

Pork Ribs
1 HANDSOME DEVIL 172.5600
2 Scarborough Fare BBQ 172.0000
3 BLACKSTRAP BBQ 170.2628
4 3 EYZ BBQ 169.1772
5 PORK BUTT AND CHICKEN LEGS 169.1544
6 MEAT @ SLIMS 169.1200
7 SMOKIN HOGGZ BBQ - MA 168.5484
8 THE 5TH ARTERY 167.4172
9 SMOKIN BULLDOGS 167.4172
10 GOOD SMOKE BBQ 166.9144
11 Locked-N-Loaded 166.8800
12 Jack's Down Home Barbeque 166.3544
13 BLAZIN' BUTTZ BBQ 166.2856
14 DR. PEARL'S MEDICINAL SMOKE BBQ TEAM 166.2744
15 HOLIHAN'S BEER ME BBQ 166.2512
16 Big Kev's BBQ 166.2400
17 ZBQ 165.1772
18 SHORTSVILLE SMOKERS 164.5944
19 Butch's BBQ 163.4056
20 QUE AND A HALF MEN 162.8800
21 YABBA DABBA QUE! 162.2400
22 SMOKOPOLIS BBQ 161.7028
23 TELL YOU WHAT BBQ 161.1772
24 RIBS WITHIN 159.9656
25 RED PLANET BARBEQUE 159.4172
26 CHICKEN CHOKERS 157.6916
27 HOG SNIPERS 157.6684
28 BABYLON GRILLBILLIES 157.1088
29 CARMEL STREET PIT CREW 156.5484
30 DOC BONE'S BBQ 156.5372
31 ALL FIRED UP AND KICKING ASH 156.5028
32 Grateful Smokers 156.0228
33 NORTHERN BBQ BOYS 155.4056
34 PRIMAL MEAT SMOKERS 155.3944
35 Three Men & A Baby Back 154.8116
36 BIG GUNS BBQ 154.8000
37 South Shore Smokers 154.2972
38 CIA Q" Crew" 153.1316
39 HOGBUTTS BBQ 153.1084
40 GARDEN STATE PORKWAY 151.9544
41 THREE DOGS BBQ 150.2400
42 Better Days BBQ 149.1432
43 Double J"" 147.9772
44 RxCellent Q 146.2628
45 DAN'S RIGHTEOUS RIBS 143.4172
46 BOAR-N-Q 142.2288
47 DIVONE HEAT 141.6916
48 SHAKE \'N BAKE BBQ, NY 139.9656
49 Pop Bang Foods 136.5484
50 Hall of the Mountain Grill 135.4400
51 CHEFFIE EFFIE BBQ 131.3600

Pork
1 CHICKEN CHOKERS 172.5600
2 Better Days BBQ 169.6800
3 THREE DOGS BBQ 169.1428
4 South Shore Smokers 168.5828
5 TELL YOU WHAT BBQ 168.5256
6 BIG GUNS BBQ 168.0112
7 PORK BUTT AND CHICKEN LEGS 167.9772
8 ZBQ 166.8344
9 Jack's Down Home Barbeque 166.3200
10 SHAKE \'N BAKE BBQ, NY 166.2400
11 BLAZIN' BUTTZ BBQ 165.6684
12 ALL FIRED UP AND KICKING ASH 165.1656
13 BABYLON GRILLBILLIES 164.0228
14 3 EYZ BBQ 163.3944
15 THE 5TH ARTERY 163.3828
16 HOLIHAN'S BEER ME BBQ 162.9028
17 BLACKSTRAP BBQ 162.8228
18 SMOKOPOLIS BBQ 162.8228
19 RED PLANET BARBEQUE 162.3088
20 QUE AND A HALF MEN 162.2628
21 DIVONE HEAT 161.2000
22 HANDSOME DEVIL 160.0000
23 DAN'S RIGHTEOUS RIBS 159.9884
24 BOAR-N-Q 159.9772
25 SMOKIN HOGGZ BBQ - MA 159.3944
26 Hall of the Mountain Grill 158.8800
27 RIBS WITHIN 158.8572
28 MEAT @ SLIMS 158.8112
29 PRIMAL MEAT SMOKERS 157.7028
30 GOOD SMOKE BBQ 156.5028
31 YABBA DABBA QUE! 154.8228
32 HOGBUTTS BBQ 154.8228
33 SHORTSVILLE SMOKERS 154.2628
34 Three Men & A Baby Back 154.2512
35 DR. PEARL'S MEDICINAL SMOKE BBQ TEAM 153.6800
36 GARDEN STATE PORKWAY 153.1200
37 HOG SNIPERS 153.0856
38 Locked-N-Loaded 153.0512
39 CARMEL STREET PIT CREW 152.5600
40 DOC BONE'S BBQ 151.4628
41 NORTHERN BBQ BOYS 151.4400
42 Butch's BBQ 151.4284
43 Scarborough Fare BBQ 150.8800
44 SMOKIN BULLDOGS 150.8228
45 Double J"" 144.0116
46 Grateful Smokers 143.4628
47 RxCellent Q 138.8000
48 CHEFFIE EFFIE BBQ 137.0856
49 Big Kev's BBQ 135.4400
50 Pop Bang Foods 132.5484

Brisket
1 SMOKIN HOGGZ BBQ - MA 171.9884
2 SMOKOPOLIS BBQ 171.4172
3 3 EYZ BBQ 171.4056
4 Jack's Down Home Barbeque 165.7372
5 SHORTSVILLE SMOKERS 165.7372
6 SHAKE \'N BAKE BBQ, NY 165.1200
7 HOLIHAN'S BEER ME BBQ 163.4172
8 DR. PEARL'S MEDICINAL SMOKE BBQ TEAM 161.7028
9 QUE AND A HALF MEN 161.0972
10 YABBA DABBA QUE! 161.0972
11 BLAZIN' BUTTZ BBQ 160.5140
12 DOC BONE'S BBQ 159.9772
13 South Shore Smokers 159.3944
14 THE 5TH ARTERY 158.9032
15 MEAT @ SLIMS 158.8456
16 BOAR-N-Q 157.7028
17 PRIMAL MEAT SMOKERS 157.1656
18 Grateful Smokers 157.1544
19 GOOD SMOKE BBQ 155.9312
20 GARDEN STATE PORKWAY 155.3944
21 BLACKSTRAP BBQ 154.8228
22 HANDSOME DEVIL 154.8112
23 CARMEL STREET PIT CREW 154.2400
24 Three Men & A Baby Back 153.7256
25 HOGBUTTS BBQ 153.6572
26 RxCellent Q 153.6456
27 CIA Q" Crew" 153.1200
28 ZBQ 153.0856
29 Locked-N-Loaded 152.5600
30 BABYLON GRILLBILLIES 152.5256
31 RED PLANET BARBEQUE 151.3828
32 HOG SNIPERS 151.3600
33 RIBS WITHIN 150.8572
34 Big Kev's BBQ 150.8228
35 BIG GUNS BBQ 150.8000
36 TELL YOU WHAT BBQ 149.7256
37 Hall of the Mountain Grill 149.0972
38 ALL FIRED UP AND KICKING ASH 146.8000
39 PORK BUTT AND CHICKEN LEGS 146.8000
40 CHEFFIE EFFIE BBQ 146.2284
41 Better Days BBQ 146.1828
42 CHICKEN CHOKERS 144.5256
43 THREE DOGS BBQ 142.8572
44 SMOKIN BULLDOGS 142.1828
45 Butch's BBQ 138.7884
46 NORTHERN BBQ BOYS 137.6572
47 DIVONE HEAT 137.6456
48 Double J"" 137.0740
49 Scarborough Fare BBQ 130.2400
50 Pop Bang Foods 127.2796
51 DAN'S RIGHTEOUS RIBS 113.6572

Champion Grilling
1 Renapoli Pizza 667.9428
2 GOOD SMOKE BBQ 665.6228
3 SMOKIN HOGGZ BBQ - MA 663.3944
4 SMOKOPOLIS BBQ 659.5544
5 CARMEL STREET PIT CREW 655.8512
6 BLAZIN' BUTTZ BBQ 649.0168
7 SMOKIN BULLDOGS 645.1200
8 RIBS WITHIN 644.0684
9 Better Days BBQ 644.0112
10 ALL FIRED UP AND KICKING ASH 643.8740
11 TELL YOU WHAT BBQ 640.4000
12 YABBA DABBA QUE! 637.0056
13 RxCellent Q 634.1480
14 SHAKE \'N BAKE BBQ, NY 633.2228
15 Grateful Smokers 631.9084
16 3 EYZ BBQ 630.1712
17 Double J"" 628.3884
18 Big Kev's BBQ 622.7428
19 HOLIHAN'S BEER ME BBQ 617.5312
20 THREE DOGS BBQ 616.9828
21 Pop Bang Foods 603.3716
22 DAN'S RIGHTEOUS RIBS 593.6228
23 CHEFFIE EFFIE BBQ 450.2056

Grilling Bacon
1 RIBS WITHIN 175.4628
2 Renapoli Pizza 174.8800
3 Big Kev's BBQ 173.1772
4 BLAZIN' BUTTZ BBQ 168.5600
5 SMOKIN HOGGZ BBQ - MA 167.9772
6 GOOD SMOKE BBQ 167.9656
7 THREE DOGS BBQ 166.8344
8 CARMEL STREET PIT CREW 166.8228
9 RxCellent Q 166.2284
10 3 EYZ BBQ 165.0856
11 SHAKE \'N BAKE BBQ, NY 160.5828
12 HOLIHAN'S BEER ME BBQ 160.5372
13 Grateful Smokers 159.9544
14 SMOKOPOLIS BBQ 158.8800
15 Better Days BBQ 158.2284
16 SMOKIN BULLDOGS 157.1312
17 TELL YOU WHAT BBQ 157.0972
18 ALL FIRED UP AND KICKING ASH 153.6456
19 DAN'S RIGHTEOUS RIBS 152.0460
20 YABBA DABBA QUE! 150.2400
21 CHEFFIE EFFIE BBQ 150.2400
22 Double J"" 147.3600
23 Pop Bang Foods 145.7372

Grilling Dessert
1 BLAZIN' BUTTZ BBQ 174.2628
2 SMOKIN HOGGZ BBQ - MA 173.7028
3 ALL FIRED UP AND KICKING ASH 173.1200
4 TELL YOU WHAT BBQ 171.4400
5 Better Days BBQ 170.9028
6 Renapoli Pizza 167.4400
7 SMOKOPOLIS BBQ 167.4400
8 RIBS WITHIN 166.8800
9 THREE DOGS BBQ 165.7028
10 CARMEL STREET PIT CREW 162.2628
11 GOOD SMOKE BBQ 162.2516
12 YABBA DABBA QUE! 162.2400
13 SMOKIN BULLDOGS 161.7488
14 RxCellent Q 159.9884
15 Grateful Smokers 158.2512
16 3 EYZ BBQ 154.2744
17 Double J"" 153.6572
18 Big Kev's BBQ 150.7656
19 HOLIHAN'S BEER ME BBQ 146.2628
20 SHAKE \'N BAKE BBQ, NY 143.4400
21 Pop Bang Foods 141.6572
22 DAN'S RIGHTEOUS RIBS 139.3484
23 CHEFFIE EFFIE BBQ 120.5256

Grilling Pizza
1 CARMEL STREET PIT CREW 170.8228
2 Pop Bang Foods 168.6056
3 GOOD SMOKE BBQ 168.5828
4 Double J"" 167.4056
5 SHAKE \'N BAKE BBQ, NY 166.2972
6 SMOKOPOLIS BBQ 164.6172
7 Renapoli Pizza 162.8344
8 ALL FIRED UP AND KICKING ASH 161.7028
9 SMOKIN BULLDOGS 160.5600
10 Better Days BBQ 160.0228
11 SMOKIN HOGGZ BBQ - MA 158.2972
12 RxCellent Q 158.2856
13 BLAZIN' BUTTZ BBQ 157.6912
14 HOLIHAN'S BEER ME BBQ 157.6572
15 YABBA DABBA QUE! 155.9656
16 TELL YOU WHAT BBQ 153.6572
17 RIBS WITHIN 152.6056
18 DAN'S RIGHTEOUS RIBS 152.5600
19 Grateful Smokers 151.4400
20 Big Kev's BBQ 148.5372
21 3 EYZ BBQ 146.2856
22 THREE DOGS BBQ 143.3828
23 CHEFFIE EFFIE BBQ 20.0000

Grilling Shrimp
1 SMOKOPOLIS BBQ 168.6172
2 YABBA DABBA QUE! 168.5600
3 GOOD SMOKE BBQ 166.8228
4 SMOKIN BULLDOGS 165.6800
5 3 EYZ BBQ 164.5256
6 SMOKIN HOGGZ BBQ - MA 163.4172
7 SHAKE \'N BAKE BBQ, NY 162.9028
8 Renapoli Pizza 162.7884
9 Grateful Smokers 162.2628
10 Double J"" 159.9656
11 CHEFFIE EFFIE BBQ 159.4400
12 TELL YOU WHAT BBQ 158.2056
13 CARMEL STREET PIT CREW 155.9428
14 ALL FIRED UP AND KICKING ASH 155.4056
15 Better Days BBQ 154.8572
16 HOLIHAN'S BEER ME BBQ 153.0740
17 Big Kev's BBQ 150.2628
18 DAN'S RIGHTEOUS RIBS 149.6684
19 RxCellent Q 149.6456
20 RIBS WITHIN 149.1200
21 BLAZIN' BUTTZ BBQ 148.5028
22 Pop Bang Foods 147.3716
23 THREE DOGS BBQ 141.0628

Big George's BBQ
08-20-2013, 06:46 PM
Congrats to all who walked

bbqdavarrow
08-20-2013, 08:04 PM
I competed as Bobby Q's and they have me listed as Red Planet BBQ ???

and great job by Grand Champion: SMOKIN HOGGZ BBQ - MA
Reserve Champion: 3 EYZ BBQ

CTSmokehouse
08-20-2013, 09:17 PM
Congrats to Grand Champion: SMOKIN HOGGZ BBQ - MA
Reserve Champion: 3 EYZ BBQ and all who walked and competed!

Great weekend, Great weather, Great Venue, Great Hosts: The Highland Rotary Club!!!

We had a great time and the Ridgefield Rotary Club, CT learned alot and will hopefully have a KCBS Contest in Ridgefield, CT next year.

Thank you Highland Rotary for mentoring us!

Yours in BBQ,

Cliff

PS Did I say Great?

Congrats especially to Renapoli Pizza 667.9428
for the 1st place win in grilling...he is a World Pizza Champion! WTG!

CBQ
08-20-2013, 09:43 PM
Congrats to all who walked, especially to Smokin' Hoggz who likes to wait until just before the Jack Draw to get that bung.

Nice contest, well run, nice venue, and hardly any flies this year. Now if we could figure out what the heck the judges did to our chicken and brisket. Maybe they imported the RI judges for this one?

Sledneck
08-20-2013, 10:29 PM
congrats to smokin hoggz and 3eyez. it was a great weekend as far . aS hanging out with some good friendS. thank you to Gail for Friday night gailaritas andthe awesome spread you and the others put out. I went old school and competed solo with my original team name (south shore smokers) . experimented a bit with some of the categories and even went with my steak sauce brisket from back when I started which was fun :rolleyes: . as far as the contest I really don't care fo the rotary club. refusing me a damn little breakfast sandwich cause I couldn't find my ticket for it full knowing I was there solo was a bit tacky. I mean it breakfast , which is cheap to do.. and profiting on ice lousy too.

bbqdavarrow
08-21-2013, 06:46 AM
congrats to smokin hoggz and 3eyez. it was a great weekend as far . aS hanging out with some good friendS. thank you to Gail for Friday night gailaritas andthe awesome spread you and the others put out. I went old school and competed solo with my original team name (south shore smokers) . experimented a bit with some of the categories and even went with my steak sauce brisket from back when I started which was fun :rolleyes: . as far as the contest I really don't care fo the rotary club. refusing me a damn little breakfast sandwich cause I couldn't find my ticket for it full knowing I was there solo was a bit tacky. I mean it breakfast , which is cheap to do.. and profiting on ice lousy too.

I thought you were down on your knees praying but I guess you were begging for an Egg Sandwich:laugh: We couldn't get in either without a tix, and they wouldn't even let us get our sandwich and bring the tickets back??? Have to say that is the only bad thing I have to say about the weekend!

chickenchoker
08-21-2013, 06:59 AM
Congrats to Smokin Hoggz and 3Eyz again. We had to go back and find our breakfast tickets too..... don't ever remember that happening. Always a blast and Rolf is always the man.

TheJackal
08-21-2013, 07:02 AM
Great contest everyone and congrats to all who walked. Nice job Smokin Hoggz and 3 Eyz.

Breakfast wasn't great but whatever. I had to walk back to find my ticket also. Plus the coffee never seemed to get done. Not to mention it's a little on the late side. I would prefer it to be closer to 7 than 8:30. Either way, we had a great time.

CBQ
08-21-2013, 08:14 AM
Ya, breakfast should be at 7. I didn't understand the whole ticket thing either. Other than teams, who else is going to be going to the breakfast tent? The event isn't open to the public yet, and vendors are not going there at 8:30AM to mooch a fried egg on a bagel.

Most contests that have a team breakfast don't have tickets. Eggs are cheap. It's the only time at the HVRF I thought they were channeling the Nashua West Rotary. :becky:

dr pearl
08-21-2013, 08:32 AM
Congrats to Smokin Hoggz on GC and 3Eyz on RGC. I had a great time even with a broken foot. I think I will always remember my first 1st place trophy!

deez butts
08-21-2013, 09:35 AM
Congrats to Smokin' Hoggz for winning GC and thanks for the use of a thermapen, sweet new smoker too. Conngrats also to 3 Eyz for the RGC and everyone who got a call. Nice work Pop Bang Foods on their 1st contest and getting 2nd in pizza. :-D 1st time at the HVRF and I think I'll be back. Nice venue, great area and the organizers were on the ball.

HarleyGirl14226
08-21-2013, 10:07 AM
Congratulations to Renapoli Pizza and Good Smoke on their NEBS GC and RGC – and to Smokin’ Hoggz and 3 Eyz on their KCBS GC and RGC!

Thanks to Good Smoke and Smokin’ Hoggz for letting us sample all of your grilling entries – The food was amazing! :becky:

We also enjoyed all of the “non contest” stuff as well… There were many “Gail-A-Ritas” and a lot of awesome food consumed Friday night, and a lot of sombrero action. And as someone said, Phil Vassar was “electrifying”. (you have to picture jazz hands when you read that) :laugh:

Can’t wait for next year!

tugbone
08-21-2013, 10:11 AM
congrats to smokin hoggz and 3eyez. it was a great weekend as far . aS hanging out with some good friendS. thank you to Gail for Friday night gailaritas andthe awesome spread you and the others put out. I went old school and competed solo with my original team name (south shore smokers) . experimented a bit with some of the categories and even went with my steak sauce brisket from back when I started which was fun :rolleyes: . as far as the contest I really don't care fo the rotary club. refusing me a damn little breakfast sandwich cause I couldn't find my ticket for it full knowing I was there solo was a bit tacky. I mean it breakfast , which is cheap to do.. and profiting on ice lousy too.
You should have came by would have given you our tickets sled or just fed ya
breakfast.

HarleyGirl14226
08-21-2013, 10:14 AM
Ya, breakfast should be at 7. I didn't understand the whole ticket thing either. Other than teams, who else is going to be going to the breakfast tent? The event isn't open to the public yet, and vendors are not going there at 8:30AM to mooch a fried egg on a bagel.


Apparently last year they sold out of breakfast and a bunch of people didn't get any, so to limit the # of people getting breakfast - they came up with the ticket thing...

And I agree - 8:30am was a little late...

Muzzlebrake
08-21-2013, 10:17 AM
I have been to 8 of the 9 years they have had this contest and it has become more and more obvious to me that while this may be a great fund raiser for the rotary, it is far from being a team friendly event. In fact it seems to me more and more each that we aren't really much more than a distraction for them.

While the venue is very nice, getting there can be a pain unless you know the back roads, the payouts are very low and the entire event revolves around the public and not the teams. The bathrooms get locked up at night, the porta Jon's don't get cleaned until late morning and the volunteers driving the Rangers back and forth all day refuse to pick up the trash from teams and will even drive around it if you leave it out (trust me i tested it). Being refused breakfast for not having a ticket is absurd. The ice situation is ridiculous, having to pay a marked up price is adding insult to injury. It's also extremely annoying to be repeatedly told we aren't allowed to have our vehicles there (even if it is within your site) while the vendors and people doing demos drive in and out all day. I wasn't there 15 minutes and in the process of unloading on Saturday morning before I was asked if I was going to move my truck.

This is as close as it gets to being a hometown contest for me and where I did my first contest ever but I don't think that I will be back. There was a time when this was one of only 2 or 3 contests in NY but that has long since pasted. There are plenty of other contests around the region that have raised the bar in terms of being team friendly and I don't think this one has kept pace.

bbqdavarrow
08-21-2013, 10:46 AM
I have been to 8 of the 9 years they have had this contest and it has become more and more obvious to me that while this may be a great fund raiser for the rotary, it is far from being a team friendly event. In fact it seems to me more and more each that we aren't really much more than a distraction for them.

While the venue is very nice, getting there can be a pain unless you know the back roads, the payouts are very low and the entire event revolves around the public and not the teams. The bathrooms get locked up at night, the porta Jon's don't get cleaned until late morning and the volunteers driving the Rangers back and forth all day refuse to pick up the trash from teams and will even drive around it if you leave it out (trust me i tested it). Being refused breakfast for not having a ticket is absurd. The ice situation is ridiculous, having to pay a marked up price is adding insult to injury. It's also extremely annoying to be repeatedly told we aren't allowed to have our vehicles there (even if it is within your site) while the vendors and people doing demos drive in and out all day. I wasn't there 15 minutes and in the process of unloading on Saturday morning before I was asked if I was going to move my truck.

This is as close as it gets to being a hometown contest for me and where I did my first contest ever but I don't think that I will be back. There was a time when this was one of only 2 or 3 contests in NY but that has long since pasted. There are plenty of other contests around the region that have raised the bar in terms of being team friendly and I don't think this one has kept pace.
I skipped last year because they wouldn't open the gate until 6pm so I had to sit there for 20 minutes with no festival people even walking past me or near the gate. I thought this year was better, but I did keep my car over with the vendor vehicles! I don't like the bathrooms being locked over night either and the breakfast - just get us some good coffee, have it early and if you can't make a decent egg sandwich, just have donuts

Dan - 3eyzbbq
08-22-2013, 07:25 AM
^^What Sean said. Doubt we will return.

Icekub
08-22-2013, 07:45 AM
I've only been in a few contests, but I've learned to always have a plan B breakfast even when a free one is offered. It can be as simple as having a guest @ your tent showing up around breakfast time that could possibly pick up something decent. That said, hearing what I have about this one, I doubt I would ever consider attending. Ice @ cost or free for teams is the only acceptable option. You can't seperate teams from their cars, then profit on ice when you know everyone's coolers will need a splash of ice to keep their food safe. Not fair and not team friendly. I've been to comps that have been on both sides of the spectrum and the team friendly ones are the ones I plan on returning to.

erandolph
08-22-2013, 07:54 AM
Congrats to Smokin Hoggz and all teams that walked. Thank you to the Rotary for once again putting on a good show. The event is held at the county fairgrounds and they ulitmately are the ones who shut the bathrooms down. We were asked to be a vendor at the last minute to fill in for someone who dropped out. I can assure you that we were told if our vehicle is parked out our site we are not to move it until after show hours. I am not sure which vendors where driving in and out all day as previously stated but it wasn't the us or the 3 other ribbers nearby. We were also instructed that we were responsible for removing our own trash as a vendor. The trash dumpsters couldn't be more than 100 yards from any of the competition sites. How much trash can you possibly have that you can't clean up after yourself and take the bag to the dumpster? We as competitors need to take some responsibility and clean up after ourselves. That is until your name is Myron Mixon or Johnny Trigg. Can't tell me there isn't 10 minutes in the day to walk the bag over. In the past we've gone to the supermarket in town to purchase ice at various events to save some $$. I do agree if they are going to close the bathrooms and have portapottys they should schedule a cleaning at night before the bathrooms close and again in the morning. But some responsibility needs to be on the teams too, I used the porta potty saturday night and and it was as if someone was trying to pee everywhere except in the toilet.

Cue's Your Daddy
08-22-2013, 07:55 AM
I really loved this contest and its disappointing to hear this. I have not been able to attend the last 2 years but was there every other year. I did notice exactly what everyone is saying tho. With that being said, I will be back because my family enjoys the contest, and we make a week out of it by camping in the area. And I love Stephanie from the rotary club.
And the best deal on ice I ever had was Que for the Troops in PA, 7 bucks for 50 lb bag.

TheJackal
08-22-2013, 08:43 AM
And the best deal on ice I ever had was Que for the Troops in PA, 7 bucks for 50 lb bag.

At HVR it was $8 for a 25 lb bag. I spent $24 on ice at the contest.

I do agree on the bathroom and trash comments as well. There was actually an empty Ranger driving by with 2 people in it. One was yelling 'Trash'. I brought my trash over to him. He said, 'Oh, we're not collecting trash, just wanted to know if anyone needed extra trash bags." I asked I he could still take it since his cart was empty. He told me 'no'.

Also, payouts were light but we are certainly not in this to make money. Any bit helps though. I've had a single 3rd place check at other contests rival the sum of the two 2nd place checks we received at HVR.

dr pearl
08-22-2013, 08:58 AM
I must have missed when they handed out the pissy pills. I looked at my packet and saw the breakfast tickets. Ice cost, whatever. Porta-potty's are always nasty, everywhere. You new the payouts before you arrived. It's a beautiful venue. Rolf is great. I will be back next year.

Dan - 3eyzbbq
08-22-2013, 09:57 AM
We as competitors need to take some responsibility and clean up after ourselves. That is until your name is Myron Mixon or Johnny Trigg.

What makes them so special in your eyes?

Icekub
08-22-2013, 10:15 AM
I'll use my experience @ the Madison, IN Ribberfest to show an alternative: I visited this contest to help another team and maybe learn a few things. Bathrooms were prevalent, not locked (what did you guys do who had to drop a deuce?) Since space did not really allow for all cars for the team to be parked onsite, they made exceptions for pickup and dropoff of larger items that couldn't be carried that far and had an ample supply of free ice that they passed out to the teams. They did have a free breakfast that was first come, first serve.

I was not @ the HVR, but there are some really good comps out there that really try to take into consideration the needs of the teams, especially when things are restricted for the teams for the logistics of the comp. Based on the comments of some respected members on here, it doesn't sound like HVR is one of them. I have never organized a comp and I can only imagine the 1000's of things that need to be addressed. Important things to teams, like those mentioned in this thread, should be considered a top priority I believe.

Jacked UP BBQ
08-22-2013, 10:21 AM
Third time here and twice was to cook for someone else. I remember there was a waiting list to get in this comp and they were on their way to one hundred teams. Most of the organizers are nice, but walk around all day with a worried look on their faces. But most rotary clubs are tight asses. If there were nicer hotels in the area, it wouldn't be that bad of a comp, because I could go hang in my room until duties called. From the outside looking in, it seems like two completely different venues between the comp and the festival, I remember my first year there they actually encouraged people to go through the competition area, now its almost like they discourage it. Its a bbq comp, low entrance fee, inflated ice, ****ty access, stupid penny pinching, nice park, disgusting porta potties, nothing special to bring in teams. Different strokes for different folks, just not my cup of tea.

HVRibFest
08-22-2013, 12:08 PM
OK, here we go…

First of all THANK YOU to all the teams that participated!
We always appreciate any comments on the comp and encourage you to please email your feedback to contest@hudsonvalleyribfest.org so we can track and take them into consideration and try to make changes for next year.
The Hudson Valley RibFest is an event that takes lots of planning, months in advance to make things happen. The Highland Rotary Club consists of just over 30 members and only about 10 of them are the actual hands on Rotarians to pull this of.
For the competition portion of RibFest it’s just Stephanie and I and we both love the BBQ competition. I’m always staying onsite during the weekend, available to address any issues / needs that may come up at any time.
The majority of our Rotarians don’t understand BBQ competition and some don’t even care for it. It’s always an internal battle during planning.

I would like to respond to a few items…
Trash; We had 2 large dumpsters located by the porta-potty’s for the teams to drop their trash. The guys with the Ranger and trailer are instructed to collect from the barrels only. It might seem short sighted that they won’t pick up bags while driving by but if they do it for one team they would have to do it for all to be fair. It would also take considerable more time to serve the contest area. Hence the reason we have the dumpsters near by.

Porta-potty’s; The Fairground restroom facilities are on a septic system and the county requires us to have restroom attendants to keep them operational and they’re only open during the day. The porta-potty’s got cleaned and pumped every morning by 10 AM. If we need more (we had 1 handicap and 4 regular and a hand wash station) we can do that for next year.

Payout; The total purse is $8.500 for the weekend. If my research is correct that‘s the 2nd largest in the ESBC after Rock City and our entry fee for KCBS is the lowest at $190. As we all know if you’re into competition to make money,… After collecting all the entry fees and paying all contest costs (payout, electric, water, trophies, porta-potty’s, dumpsters, KCBS, judging, etc.) there is usually less than $3K left that goes into the general fundraising fund. There have been years in the past where the contest came up short and it was questioned to even have the contest as part of RibFest. That’s when Stephanie and I took of the gloves and started fighting.

We (Stephanie and I) are always trying to make things better for future events. It takes lots of dedication, coordination and time on our side and we appreciate all of you.

Please don’t forget to email your feedback contest@hudsonvalleyribfest.org

Thanks again,
Stephanie and Rolf

Muzzlebrake
08-22-2013, 12:25 PM
Like I said this is far from the most team friendly event I have done. Once you do a contest where the organizer goes out of their way to put the teams first you will understand it.

No offense but many of the people that think this is a great event, I don't think you really have much of a basis for comparison. While there may be teams with a lot more success than I have, there are few that have done it longer or are as well traveled our team. This year alone i will have done more than 13 contests in 9 different states so i think i have a good cross section of data to use. It seems that teams in a similar situation as me have a similar opinion aboutthis one. This contest used to draw not only more teams but many of the best teams in the Northeast. That is no longer tha case and hasn't been for a number of years.

Here are some of the observations I have seen in my travels and what separates a team friendly contest from one that isn't.

Most contests I have done pick up your trash, very few ask you to lug it a central location to get rid of. Even fewer have people drive by in rangers and refuse to pick it up.

Some provide free ice, many sell it at a discount to teams, this is the only one I have ever been to where they charge a premium. They all to the best of my memory deliver when you need it not when it is convienent for them.

Many contest have portajons or bathrooms set aside for team use only, which typically don't get nearly as nasty the public one. If real bathrooms are available they are made accessible to the teams early in the AM.

Power sucked. I had a hard time starting a flourescent light using contest power at one point.

Most contests give you a gift bag with something other than a pin and a set of rules.

Most contests allow returning teams to stay in the same spot, this one has a different map every year. One year they even assigned the returning GC a different space.

Vehicles are allowed as long as they are within your space. Considering many of us sleep there, or use our trucks in our setup this is a huge PIA.

Breakfast is always an issue here. Last year it was a 30 minute wait for a terrible egg sandwich, this year it was tickets. I have never need a ticket for breakfast at any other contest, including Mimosas and eggs @ Roc City.

Prize pools less than 100% of entry fees can be understood if the contest is open to the public and the are a lack of major sponsors. That is not the case here. They advertise an $8.5k pool but that is the pool for the KCBS and NEBS combined. I'm not sure what NEBS paid out but the KCBS is very low. If I'm not mistaken, the side bets in each category were worth more than the first place check. This contest makes a boatload of money for the organizers and I understand that is their goal but if you are using the teams as the draw there should be a little more equity. Start doing the math and you can see what I mean. They had almost $15k in entry fees alone.

So for those of you that think this is a "great" contest I hope you get to take part in one where the organizer puts the teams first so you can see the difference first hand. There are plenty out there.

deez butts
08-22-2013, 02:20 PM
Granted I haven’t done many contests but I thought it was good. I love having real bathrooms, plus there were showers we could use and a pool we could use. I thought that was great and will be using the pool next year when I bring my kids. I usually like to keep a few things in the car and have slept in the car before but the parking wasn’t far from the comp area and I didn’t think it was a big deal, plus people brought cars in at night. I also usually bring an extra cooler full of ice so the ice wasn’t a big deal either. I did buy one bag but I just went over paid for it and carried it back, no biggie. I also liked that they had so many ash containers, that seems to be lacking at a lot of contests and they had them set up all over the place. I had one right at my site and I just dumped my ash no problem. The garbage, yeah I’d like them to pick it up but it wasn’t that bad. One of my bags ripped and all the garbage dumped out on the way to the dumpster. I think someone from Handsome Devil helped me with it, thanks! As for the closing of the bathroom and the breakfast ticket, they told us about the bathroom closing and opening times and that we should make sure we had breakfast tickets at the cooks meeting so I don’t know why that’s an issue. I was doing this comp solo and told them about it and they put me in a spot right near the turnins, I thought that was great. I also really liked that they were collecting the leftovers for a food bank, I think more comps should do things like that. With the side bets they also put up some of their own stuff, I thought that was great.

As far as the payouts, they are doing this to raise money for charity, I don’t understand why they would pay out 100% of the take from the teams. Honestly, I don’t see how the teams are really a draw for the crowd. We aren’t doing demo’s, handing out food or selling food to the public. If we were required to do a people’s choice entry sure, but we didn’t have to do anything like that. The public comes around and maybe asks a question or two and that’s about it. Then of course there are the complaints that they can’t buy our food and stuff so I don’t see how we draw public. If a non-profit or service organization isn’t going to make money off of it why would they deal with the hassle? Do I think they should be stingy like Merrimack NH…heck no…but I think looking for a 100% payout is asking too much. Also if a team has been to a comp before they know what the payouts are like, if they have a problem with it then why did they go?

Like I said, I haven’t done too many different comps so I might be totally out in the weeds but I thought it was good and I will be back.

Sledneck
08-22-2013, 02:26 PM
at $8 a bag it should be delivered to my site!

Meat@Slim's
08-22-2013, 03:48 PM
Whoa! I was wondering why this thread keeps bouncing back to the top like a Long Island thread would.

This is my fourth year and it doesn't seem any different to me other than the last three except for less flies.

Yes it's smaller...seems to me the year they were expanding it with a third rep that they flew in from KC they got less teams. It seemed to me all the comps were down in attendance that year because so many teams were having trouble making ends meet at home because of the economy. Except Roc City of course...but I look at that as an "out of the winter" thing.

I'm sorry so many of you that I care about did not have a good experience this weekend...I'm disappointed that you were disappointed.

Ultimately teams that have been scorned usually follow through with the action of protest. I fall into this category with Staten Island first year and NH last year. To SI's credit they tried to improve their event from what I understand and they reached out to me personally which I really appreciate. As for NH I will never go back but I don't wish it to die...it is a great opportunity for new teams and for old teams wishing to bottom feed! Do remember that Karma is a bitch. LOL.

As for New Paltz nothing happened that I was not made aware of in advance or experienced there from previous years. I will be back.

From an organizer point of view the first two years of my event I went out of my way to schedule toilet cleanings saturday evening. By miscommunication that did not happen this year and I almost got burned even worse when the company was not planning on a Sunday morning stop.

Smokin' Hoggz and Three Eyez...congratulations and thanks for keeping the bar high. I always want to know where I'm aiming.

I don't know about the prize money...I did not see a dime of it. But I had a great time just the same.

Pelkster
08-22-2013, 05:25 PM
If you want a competition where the teams come first, look at Boston Hills and the job that Giggler does. Free ice, good payouts, real bathrooms, showers, free beer, garbage pick up, AND he's grown the event every year since it's inception. This is the pinnacle of a team friendly event, one that I use as a basis of comparison for all other comps I go to.

I did the HVR last year, and it was the first time I had traveled across state to compete. Outside of the teams, I remember there being power issues on Friday night, and I was really disappointed with the lack of payouts, or even ribbons for 10 and up for that matter. They had the pool last year (was it available again this year?) and I remember taking my kids over there on Saturday to a mild look of "oh, you're one of those bbq people". I would consider going back, but I'll really have to think twice if the "local" teams are saying they won't go back. Also, the traffic getting into and out of town was terrible as it was move in weekend for the college. I know that traffic isn't the organizers fault, but it is something that I would have to consider.

Now since I"m not one to post about problems without offering solutions...if there are trucks going by, why can't they grab the trash for the teams? I can't think that the teams are creating that much extra trash where this cannot be accommodated.

There should be someone dedicated to making rounds for ice. If a cart is available, bring the ice with you so its right there, that way special trips are not needed. Once every two or three hours are good. Also, keep it at cost. The organizers have a virtual monopoly on the ice sales, so that doesn't mean that you have to overcharge for it.

Give at least a ribbon for 10th on up. There is no reason why this can't be done. While cash is nice, its nicer to have something to show for your hard work. Every comp I've been to has done at least this. There is one that is still growing that calls the top 10 and gives awards to the top 7. I'm OK with that as its still getting bigger, but with 50 teams, there's no excuse.

If the bathrooms cannot be accessed over night because of the attendant situation, then have an additional porta-potty or two available for teams only, and schedule a clean up as early as possible for the others. Most teams are going full bore by 6 or 630am, and waiting 3 1/2 hours for the johns to be cleaned out can be torture.

Last thing, if the comp is in the same location each year, then returning teams should be given preference on their site location. If they want the same site, then they should be able to get it. If one opens up, and they want to move, so be it. Obviously, the RV's are a different animal, but it shouldn't be that big of a deal. You have the map of teams from the previous year, just copy the returning teams over.

Use this, ignore it, slam it, support it. I'm not an organizer and I won't pretend to be one, but these sound like simple solutions to the problems, which would alleviate some of the grumblings.

Thanks for reading.

CBQ
08-22-2013, 10:02 PM
There are three Rotary run contests in NY/New England that I attend or have attended. HVRF is better than either of those other two, though one is new and trying hard and one doesn't give a chit if the teams show up or not. (You have to show proof of insurance to cook? Really?)

Compared across all 17 we do a year, I'd put it in the top 1/3.


Yes, ice should be closer to cost. $5 is more standard. Make money off the public, not the teams.
Trash should be picked up by staff, most contests do that.
At least one power panel had power problems throughout. Should have a certified electrician on call.


On the other hand:


They locked the real bathrooms at night. OK. Most contests don't even HAVE real bathrooms. They still had porta potties 7x24, which is normally all you get anyway.
Yea, the ticket guy was bit uptight about the breakfast tickets, but most contests don't have a breakfast at all.
The pool? Really? How many other contests have free pools for people?
Hardly any flies this year. Awesome.


I would cook it again.

rookiedad
08-23-2013, 09:12 AM
Hardly any flies this year. Awesome.


yes! it must have been hard for them to find a fly bouncer to post at every entrance! a few still got through though... they must have had fake IDs!

TheJackal
08-23-2013, 09:27 AM
At least one power panel had power problems throughout. Should have a certified electrician on call.


They did. Actually, he wasn't 'on call'. He was there all day both Saturday and Sunday. His name is Vito and he was awesome. Good electrician and one of the nicest guys. We had electrical problems from the start and he fixed us up good. Sent him home with a whole pan full of food on Sunday.

He must have been in his late 70's (his mom is 101). But that didn't slow him down any. We got a thank you email from him at 10:16pm Sunday night thanking us for the food. In his signature was "sent from my iPad". He was great!