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djqualls
01-27-2014, 01:16 PM
Who's in For WinterQ?

Feb 7-8th in Great Bend, Kansas


We will be "Getting Funky" in Great Bend!

gettinbasted
01-27-2014, 04:52 PM
Gettin' Basted is in!

jaestar
01-27-2014, 06:51 PM
I plan on making the trip!

Butcher BBQ
01-27-2014, 07:15 PM
Were in David.

MikeJ65
01-27-2014, 07:35 PM
When Pigs Die is in.

MaximumJEFF
01-27-2014, 09:58 PM
Wish I could. The day job is getting in the way my fun

Rookie'48
01-28-2014, 12:36 AM
I'd love to judge this one but the BBQ $$$ supply is just a tad low right now. :oops:

bignburlyman
01-28-2014, 07:49 AM
I'd love to judge this one but the BBQ $$$ supply is just a tad low right now. :oops:

Dave, you could ride down with Jaestar BBQ and bring a cot and sleep in the Expo building, lol. Although that might be considered too much fraternizing with the teams.

So far Kent says there are about 40 confirmed teams. I know several wait till the week of the contest before committing to see about the weather guessers forcast. There is a convoy of teams planning to come in Thursday from Colorado. It should be a great time on the plains of Kansas in February!

Kentster911
01-28-2014, 08:05 AM
We are in! We usually dont donate this early in the year but what the heck! Safe travels to all.

BChawg
01-28-2014, 09:30 AM
Clark Kent will be there -- Just sayin'

Smokin Mike
01-28-2014, 05:32 PM
Clark Kent will be there -- Just sayin'

Is that your team?

BChawg
01-28-2014, 10:23 PM
Why yes -- it is, most of my bbq friends just call me Clark

Clark Kent Super Smokers

joshcary
01-29-2014, 10:45 AM
Yoder Smokers will be there... We can't wait to start off 2014 in Great Bend!

bignburlyman
01-29-2014, 11:42 AM
Yoder Smokers will be there... We can't wait to start off 2014 in Great Bend!


Josh, don't forget to bring that YS1500 that you won't miss when you leave!:becky:

moocow
01-29-2014, 07:09 PM
MooCow will be there! One of our favorites, really missed it last year.

joshcary
01-30-2014, 06:20 PM
Josh, don't forget to bring that YS1500 that you won't miss when you leave!:becky:

I'll see what I can do about that! :wink:

djqualls
02-02-2014, 01:38 PM
Just got the word, WinterQ Has Been Cancelled.

arrowhead
02-02-2014, 01:47 PM
is kent ok?

MikeJ65
02-02-2014, 01:49 PM
Well that sucks, I was really looking forward to getting the season started. Any reason why?

Coz
02-02-2014, 03:46 PM
Many Facebook folks saying sub zero weather forcast and snow predictions for the week

MikeJ65
02-02-2014, 04:24 PM
Many Facebook folks saying sub zero weather forcast and snow predictions for the week

Per Accuweather, Friday is showing a low of 10, with a high of 26 on Saturday. I don't see that being a big issue for someone who signed up to compete in KS on 2/7. It was 2 this morning when I foiled my Super Bowl pork.

Coz
02-02-2014, 07:27 PM
Per Accuweather, Friday is showing a low of 10, with a high of 26 on Saturday. I don't see that being a big issue for someone who signed up to compete in KS on 2/7. It was 2 this morning when I foiled my Super Bowl pork.

Being in Wisconsin I routinely cook in this kind of weather but not sure I would want to do a whole contest in it. There is a lot of difference in going out to check the cooker and going back in the house vs staying in an EZ UP for 2 days in this stuff. I dont know the facilities there but maybe theres issue with the judging areas also ?

bignburlyman
02-02-2014, 08:04 PM
I have not got the "official" word from Kent yet, but I am pretty sure the snow forcasts for pretty much all week is what is going to cause the cancellation. As soon as I get confirmation from Kent I will post.

bignburlyman
02-02-2014, 09:17 PM
After reviewing weather forecasts for next week that show snow and wind and severe conditions, and teams contacting us to cancel, the decision has been made by the Barton County Fair Board, Kent Romine, and the BBQ Committee to call off the Kansas Winter Q and Chest to Chest Competition that was scheduled for February 7 & 8, 2014. We knew going in that weather could affect the contest but in the interest of safety for the cook teams, judges, and volunteers it is felt this cancellation is required. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope for your understanding. Thank you.

David Keyse
BBQ Committee​

Ron_L
02-02-2014, 09:21 PM
I'm sure that was not an easy decision, David!

Docmiller
02-02-2014, 09:32 PM
am told that this contest has be canceled due to weather forecast

bignburlyman
02-03-2014, 06:15 AM
I'm sure that was not an easy decision, David!

am told that this contest has be canceled due to weather forecast

It was definately a tough decision. Some teams had already called to cancel and Kent worried all weekend before making the choice to cancel. I guess the next 5 days we will see if it was the right decision. No secondary date was set for this year. Kent is hoping to schedule the event next year back to the last weekend in February. Again sorry for the inconvenience but Kent was concerned for everyone's safety. If the forecast would have just been for snow early in the week instead of all week the decision may have been different.

David

MikeJ65
02-03-2014, 09:34 AM
The NWS report was more negative than accuweather and I understand the need to avoid taking a big loss if teams don't show up, especially with no prepayments.

I'm disappointed, but I do appreciate what the organizers are faced with and I probably came across more critical than I intended yesterday. On the plus side, it gives me another year to qualify for the Chest to Chest.