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spicewine
06-15-2006, 10:36 AM
Just got word on the pay off for the Boone County Fair BBQ contest in Columbia this year.

$300.00 GC
$100.00 First place!!!

WTF!!! The entry fee is $ 150.00 Meat Cost $ 130.00 !! If you don't win GC it is a losing proposition.

Somebody needs to get a clue!!

The_Kapn
06-15-2006, 10:40 AM
I guess they want to find out who really cooks "just for fun" :twisted:

What a shame.

TIM

smokincracker
06-15-2006, 10:42 AM
what???

chad
06-15-2006, 10:52 AM
Lame, very lame!

Jeff_in_KC
06-15-2006, 11:34 AM
Wonder if the entry is refundable? I'm going to ask.

SinginBob
06-15-2006, 11:34 AM
Hey, that's nearly double the Warsaw payout (which we will NOT be doing next year)!

Arlin_MacRae
06-15-2006, 11:42 AM
I wonder what they're doing with all the entry fee money??

kcquer
06-15-2006, 01:27 PM
I wonder what they're doing with all the entry fee money??

I know from some of Minion's comments in previous threads that there are a lot of expenses in organizing a contest. Paying KCBS and insurance for instance, and the venue is probably not free to the organizers either.

I'm sure $100 for first in a catagory is what they've paid the last 2 years. They do(did) pay 10 places where a lot of contest only pay 5.

That said, it would seem that actively pursuing sponsors could raise the purse a little, especially the GC.

River City Smokehouse
06-15-2006, 02:07 PM
I love doing the contests, but not that much! I planned on going but You just made up my mind. I'm out! I paid $175 for Okie Joe's! That would be worth it. The payout is more doable. And so is GAB.

Jeff_in_KC
06-15-2006, 02:28 PM
I have no belief that I'd win in Columbia anyway but the principle of the thing is that cook teams pour tons of cash and effort into their craft. To only pay someone $300 for winning GC in that nice field of teams is almost a slap in the face.

Jeff_in_KC
06-15-2006, 02:31 PM
Hey, that's nearly double the Warsaw payout (which we will NOT be doing next year)!

Yep, it's Sugar Creek for us next year too unless Cliffy gets some decent sponsors.

River City Smokehouse
06-15-2006, 04:33 PM
Heck, that little unsanctioned contest at the VFW in Fulton has only an $80 entry and has a 300 dollar GC. I don't understand unless KCBS is taking most of it

River City Smokehouse
06-15-2006, 04:40 PM
How large are the spaces at Sedalia supposed to be?

Jeff_in_KC
06-15-2006, 07:20 PM
Here's the reply I got back from Mike McMillen about the payouts:

Jeff,

You're partially correct. We pay the top 10 in each category (first place is $100... 10th place is $10). We also pay Reserve Grand Champ, 3rd & 4th overall.

Our goal is to give as many opportunities as we can for everyone to win something.

Mike McMillen

Solidkick
06-18-2006, 03:08 PM
We kinda tossed around an idea this weekend that I'd like your opinion on...

Being's as it seems the contest isn't going to pay enough prize money to attract some of you guys that originally planned to come, we might have an alternative solution. We make up our own grand prize by collecting $10.00 from those teams that wish to participate, and best overall finish of those that got in would take the money. If only 20 teams out of 40 got in, with that 20 teams at $10.00 a team makes an extra 200.00 in someone's pocket. It wouldn't make us rich, but it may help defray some expense and help some of you to get back into the contest.

Just a thought.....

Jeff_in_KC
06-18-2006, 10:39 PM
I'd be in Gary. I'd just be donating my $10 but if it helps, I'm for it.

Wayne tried to do the same thing at Sedalia but no one took him up on it. Bet he forgot all about that side bet idea after about 4:30 pm yesterday!

Jeff_in_KC
06-26-2006, 11:39 PM
Just as an FYI, I was surprised to find an email from Mike in my inbox today:

Jeff,

Just wanted to drop you a note and let you know that I'm trying to get additional sponsorships for our BBQ Contest. Any additional funding will go into prize money.

Mike McMillen
Coordinator

Greatgrills
06-27-2006, 11:38 AM
Just as an FYI, I was surprised to find an email from Mike in my inbox today:

Jeff,

Just wanted to drop you a note and let you know that I'm trying to get additional sponsorships for our BBQ Contest. Any additional funding will go into prize money.

Mike McMillen
Coordinator

Are you planning on going to the contest?

spicewine
06-27-2006, 11:43 AM
We will be there Mark, but I was more than a little dissapointed with Mike's responce to your post.

Greatgrills
06-27-2006, 11:52 AM
We will be there Mark, but I was more than a little dissapointed with Mike's responce to your post.

we will not be there this year. i think someone took it a little to personal but to each his own. good luck and go out there and win and have a great time.

Jeff_in_KC
06-27-2006, 07:21 PM
Yeah we're gonna be there. We have a sponsor for that one so it won't actually be so costly.

spicewine
07-07-2006, 10:40 AM
NEWS FLASH !!!!! After a signifigant amout of pressure applyed by the MOFOs, Organisers have raised the GC to $750.00 and Reserve to $ 500.00 :eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap .

Way to go guys!!

Spice

kickassbbq
07-07-2006, 10:51 AM
Now you guys know why I stay home, smoke Q all the time and don't spend a thousand trying to win a hundred. Besides, I need my money for film.
PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!
Everybody have a GREAT weekend. Spice Man? Wish me luck tonight and it ain't about no BBQ.
Smoke On

spicewine
07-07-2006, 11:01 AM
Yea!!! Great pix Ed!! Thanks

Hope this will bring in a few more teams to this contest!!

Jeff_in_KC
07-07-2006, 11:33 AM
That's great news, Jay! Did he raise more $$$ or did he nix the idea of paying $10 to 10th place in each category and on up? Personally, I'd just pay top five and give a ribbon to 6 through 10 anyway.

Oops... just checked my email. Got the same message that the fair board voted to increase payout as long as there are a minimum of 36 teams signed up. Haven't seen how many are yet but I replied and asked that question.

Jeff_in_KC
07-07-2006, 11:35 AM
Now you guys know why I stay home, smoke Q all the time and don't spend a thousand trying to win a hundred. Besides, I need my money for film.
PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!
Everybody have a GREAT weekend. Spice Man? Wish me luck tonight and it ain't about no BBQ.
Smoke On

It's not about the money Ed. It was just the principle of the thing. Especially given that gas prices have gone up 20 cents a gallon in the last two weeks or so here!

kickassbbq
07-07-2006, 12:09 PM
I agree. It's not about the money except to the organizers!!!! They ain't doin' it for nothing. Money, money, money. Be nice if for the love of BBQ, they would pay out what they take in. Ain't happenin'.
Smoke On!!!!