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CTSmokehouse
01-31-2014, 09:11 PM
Greetings,

The 1st Annual Ridgefield Gone Country BBQ Festival, May 3,4 2014 sanctioned by KCBS and NEBS will be at the Ridgefield Community Center, Lounsbury House, 316 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877.

NEBS Grilling Saturday May 3. KCBS BBQ May 4. Ridgefield Gone Country BBQ Contest is going to be a Connecticut State BBQ Championship.

The Contest is limited to 18 Teams the first year. CBJ's will be limited to 28.

Applications for BBQ Teams and CBJ's, and Cook's Package can be found at the Ridgefield Rotary Club Website: www.ridgefieldrotary.org and at the KCBS and NEBS Event Websites.

BBQ Teams and Judges are filling up quickly.

Hope to see you there!

Yours in BBQ,

Cliff

Scottie
02-01-2014, 10:38 AM
See you there. State number 43 for the CSC BBQ team.

CBQ
02-01-2014, 11:45 AM
See you there. State number 43 for the CSC BBQ team.

See you there Scottie.

BBQ_MAFIA
02-01-2014, 02:03 PM
BBQ MAFIA will be there! Stop by our camp and say hello!

Ackman
02-01-2014, 08:15 PM
hey--15 minute drive--Ack-Que is in

JimmyDAL
02-02-2014, 06:49 AM
App sent in

bbqdavarrow
02-02-2014, 01:03 PM
sending in Application!

$billBBQ
02-03-2014, 11:06 AM
just sent our app today -- looking fwd to our 1st comp of the season.

trohrs123
02-03-2014, 07:43 PM
Check is cut to the mail box tomorrow...planning my revenge on ZBQ for New London last year!:shock:

CBQ
02-04-2014, 12:57 PM
Check is cut to the mail box tomorrow...planning my revenge on ZBQ for New London last year!:shock:

Better work on that chicken :becky:

trohrs123
02-04-2014, 01:47 PM
Better work on that chicken :becky:
Much like the dessert Momofuku's Crack Pie that was named that because of its addictive taste...my chicken will be known as "Crack Chicken"and will be feared all over the Northeast
Hyberbole at its best!!:bow:

Q Haven
02-04-2014, 06:00 PM
Mailed this one in today, too close to miss.

Ackman
02-04-2014, 08:14 PM
and I was thinking this would be a quiet little -- unnoticed comp -- and the Northeast Mafia all seem to have found it...guess just waiting for Smokin Hoggz :-o

trohrs123
02-04-2014, 08:21 PM
and I was thinking this would be a quiet little -- unnoticed comp -- and the Northeast Mafia all seem to have found it...guess just waiting for Smokin Hoggz :-o

Might as well invite Insane Swine..."Northeast Mafia"? I like it!!!

CBQ
02-04-2014, 08:39 PM
They made us an offer we couldn't refuse! (Another State Championship event in CT)

BogsBBQ
02-05-2014, 02:09 PM
Might as well invite Insane Swine..."Northeast Mafia"? I like it!!!

Yeah, we'll be there. :)

Smokin Hoggz
02-05-2014, 04:25 PM
and I was thinking this would be a quiet little -- unnoticed comp -- and the Northeast Mafia all seem to have found it...guess just waiting for Smokin Hoggz :-o


HAHAHA!!!...................Wait no further!!! Sent in the app about a week and a half ago!!!!!:wink:

BBQchef33
02-05-2014, 04:34 PM
our app should be in their laps today. :clap:

wickedbbq'r
02-07-2014, 06:07 AM
App was sent out yesterday. See you all there!

CBQ
02-07-2014, 08:35 AM
Looks like Northeast Mafia all present and accounted for...oh wait, where's Que 'n Half Men?

trohrs123
02-07-2014, 09:31 AM
Looks like Northeast Mafia all present and accounted for...oh wait, where's Que 'n Half Men?

And what about Can you smell my pits?

trohrs123
03-03-2014, 10:53 PM
Well, after sending in my application and money 1 month ago , I got an email from organizer that they had reached their limit of 18 teams and I was not one of them...I guess I will be heading to Naptown BarBayQ for their $11,500 prize purse...I'm just wondering why it took a month to figure out that they reached their limit...

Smokin Hoggz
03-04-2014, 07:53 AM
Well, after sending in my application and money 1 month ago , I got an email from organizer that they had reached their limit of 18 teams and I was not one of them...I guess I will be heading to Naptown BarBayQ for their $11,500 prize purse...I'm just wondering why it took a month to figure out that they reached their limit...

Oh Man!!!! That sucks Tim!!! Well, looks like your just gonna have to kick some Butt down there then!!!!! Good Luck Bro!!!

Q Haven
03-04-2014, 08:08 AM
We got the same email saying we didn't get in either. I tried to be angry but with the huge entry fee and weak prize money they are doing me a favor. But seriously it took a month to count to 18? Oh well lots of contests out there.

eggzlot
03-04-2014, 09:09 AM
Any way to get a list of the 18 teams who are in?

Scottie
03-04-2014, 10:08 AM
I'm in. I think I sent my application in January. While the cost vs prize fund is a bit skewed. Can't cook 'em all if you dont cook Connecticut. I knew when I saw only 18 teams, that there would be pissed folks.

wickedbbq'r
03-04-2014, 10:44 AM
We did not make the cut either. Good Luck to everyone that is going!

trohrs123
03-04-2014, 10:47 AM
We got the same email saying we didn't get in either. I tried to be angry but with the huge entry fee and weak prize money they are doing me a favor. But seriously it took a month to count to 18? Oh well lots of contests out there.
Ted...Lets caravan down to Annapolis!!

Q Haven
03-04-2014, 11:22 AM
Sounds like a plan.

Jacked UP BBQ
03-04-2014, 11:55 AM
Jacked up BBQ in the house, looking to clean up CT!

trohrs123
03-04-2014, 11:58 AM
Jacked up BBQ in the house, looking to clean up CT!
What are you going to clean up, Matt? The $180 first place category? Your brisket probably costs more than that!:thumb:

Jacked UP BBQ
03-04-2014, 12:05 PM
I am cleaning up the garbage. I volunteered to do trash pick up

$billBBQ
03-04-2014, 12:11 PM
got the email last night ---Rub this! BBQ made the cut we will be there

Scottie
03-04-2014, 12:17 PM
Jacked up BBQ in the house, looking to clean up CT!


Can you bring me some deep fried Oreo s?

Jacked UP BBQ
03-04-2014, 03:00 PM
If you didnt make the cut its because you didnt make the list prior to the public announcement of the comp. This is actually an invitational.

trohrs123
03-04-2014, 03:30 PM
If you didnt make the cut its because you didnt make the list prior to the public announcement of the comp. This is actually an invitational.
Thats ok...you keep the $180 I'm going to Annapolis!!:thumb:

Jacked UP BBQ
03-04-2014, 03:59 PM
Annappolis is my home turf! That was my GC last year! haha

BBQchef33
03-04-2014, 04:22 PM
If you didnt make the cut its because you didnt make the list prior to the public announcement of the comp. This is actually an invitational.


If its an invitational, then it cant be a qualifier. :) BBQ Illuminati Strikes again. !!

Scottie
03-04-2014, 07:39 PM
You're in Poobah?

Ackman
03-04-2014, 08:09 PM
well Ack-que got in and the only invite I got was a post in this forum recruiting teams--the fact I live 20 minutes way? I don't know

CBQ
03-04-2014, 09:03 PM
..my chicken will be known as "Crack Chicken"and will be feared all over the Northeast
Hyberbole at its best!!:bow:

Perhaps they were afraid that CT wasn't ready for Plier Chicken.

BBQchef33
03-04-2014, 09:31 PM
You're in Poobah?


nope.. sent my app in a month ago.... got an email yesterday that Im out..

30 days to get notified?? REALLY???? :doh:

BMinahan
03-05-2014, 10:33 AM
Que and a Half Men is going to Annapolis. The weak prize money, low limit on teams, and being a first year event, we decided to pass on CT. Besides, we had a blast last year in MD with our mid-Atlantic friends.

BBQchef33
03-05-2014, 09:41 PM
Anyone see a team list?

White Dog BBQ
03-05-2014, 11:21 PM
nope.. sent my app in a month ago.... got an email yesterday that Im out..

30 days to get notified?? REALLY???? :doh:

Yeah, that was disappointing. We really wanted to do this one but missed the cut. My teammate lives 10 minutes away. Oh well.

My understanding is they have the room for lots more teams, just wanted to keep it small the first year for logistical reasons. I'd think increasing to 25-30 would still be reasonable for a first year event, but then again I've never been an organizer so that's easy for me to say.

Regardless, sounds like it's going to be a nice event. Hopefully we get in next year!

BBQchef33
03-05-2014, 11:39 PM
Yeah, that was disappointing. We really wanted to do this one but missed the cut. My teammate lives 10 minutes away. Oh well.

My understanding is they have the room for lots more teams, just wanted to keep it small the first year for logistical reasons. I'd think increasing to 25-30 would still be reasonable for a first year event, but then again I've never been an organizer so that's easy for me to say.

Regardless, sounds like it's going to be a nice event. Hopefully we get in next year!

Just seems kind of strange to send in an app 3 days after its announced and be told theres no room 30 days later. When I do my contest, I keep all the envelopes with postmarks and fill out the team list ONLINE as the apps come in. First come first serve.

With high entry fee and low payouts, I chose this contest for no other reason than to support a local and first year event. I will admit, the low payout makes it a lot easier to move on and find another contest. Done Deal.

trohrs123
03-06-2014, 06:46 AM
Just seems kind of strange to send in an app 3 days after its announced and be told theres no room 30 days later. When I do my contest, I keep all the envelopes with postmarks and fill out the team list ONLINE as the apps come in. First come first serve.

With high entry fee and low payouts, I chose this contest for no other reason than to support a local and first year event. I will admit, the low payout makes it a lot easier to move on and find another contest. Done Deal.

Agreed. I would hope that they are not cherry picking teams. I can't think of a reasonable explanation as to how the contest is announced 1/31/14, I send in my check 4 days later and then hear 30 days later the contest is full. In addition my email states that they have room for more grilling teams. .!??? If you let me set up in a space for grilling, why not let me stay and do KCBS?

Scottie
03-06-2014, 09:26 AM
I'm not cooking the NEBS if someone wants to cook it under my team...

trohrs123
03-06-2014, 10:36 AM
I'm not cooking the NEBS if someone wants to cook it under my team...

From my email from Cliff
"The Ridgefield Gone Country BBQ Festival Committee is very appreciative of your interest in being a contestant. We have filled up all of our allotted spots for the KCBS Competition, which has been proclaimed by the Governor of CT as a CT State BBQ Championship. We are sorry to say that you will not be able to compete for that, however we do have some remaining spots open for NEBS Grilling and BBQ Competition on Sat which also counts towards NEBS Team of the Year. If interested, please let us know ASAP."

Would love to hear from Cliff why it takes a month to figure out the contest is full and why if there is physical space for more NEBS team why not let those teams compete in KCBS...
In additon, after having private conversations with some other teams that were not "accepted" into the contest, there is definitely some "ill will", and is anger too strong a word?
I would think not a great way for a first year contest to get off the ground.

joemat
03-06-2014, 08:22 PM
Sounds like something is rotten in Ridgefield :heh:

JimmyDAL
03-07-2014, 05:41 AM
We're in, and are really excited about it! First Comp of the season for us and right here in Conn. Thanks for getting this going Ridgefield!

Scottie
03-07-2014, 11:19 AM
Its a first year contest guys. There are going to be bumps. I understand it really sucks when you are on the wrong end. Trust me, has happened plenty to me. But in a slight defense for the contest, I think the contest was on the KCBS site back in December. I made contact with someone other than Cliff and just not remembering his name. I sent in my application early, just because I knew that 18 teams would fill fast. So did they hold checks? Sounds like it, and I am pretty sure it won't happen next year.