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TroyA65
06-08-2014, 05:27 PM
First of all, I wanted to thank everyone on this site for tolerating all of my questions and teaching me a ton of stuff about bbq over the past year.

I competed at the Poor-Que Comp this weekend and I had a blast. I exceeded my goals for the first comp (hit all the turn ins, no DQ's, and don't finish last). The only reason I was able to do this is because of all the help I got from the Brethren at the comp. Special thanks to Coz & his brother for their help and guidance, Captain PJ and his wife for their insights and teaching us how to build a box, A Fine Swine team for their help with set-up, the samples & sauce, and the guys from Risky Brisket for their insights. You guys are awesome!!

I got 2 calls, one for Brisket-10th place and one for Ribs-5th place. I ended up finishing 7th out of 38 teams!! I couldn't have asked for a better experience and I met a ton of great people, hopefully I'll see you guys again soon.

Here are some pics from the comp, keep an eye out for me

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Building my Chicken Box
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Chicken

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Ribs

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Pork

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Brisket

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Winner, Winner, chicken dinner!!

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10-8
06-08-2014, 05:59 PM
Congrats :thumb:

Ron_L
06-08-2014, 06:01 PM
Congrats! Great job! All of the teams that you mentioned are great people!

So when is the next one?

Burnt at Both Endz
06-08-2014, 06:15 PM
Heck Yeah!, those eyes tell it all. Congrats, a great effort and out come on the 1st comp.

Blythewood BBQ'er
06-08-2014, 06:16 PM
Great job and congratulations!

pahutchens
06-08-2014, 06:21 PM
Congrats on a great first contest

TroyA65
06-08-2014, 07:46 PM
Congrats! Great job! All of the teams that you mentioned are great people!

So when is the next one?

I'm hoping to do the Kenosha Grill Games, It's about 5 miles from my house.

Coz
06-08-2014, 08:31 PM
Well done ! 2 Top tens for the walmart brisket today .

cheapbeer
06-08-2014, 11:03 PM
It's a pretty good feeling to get a few calls and make the top ten first time out. Congratulations.

Big George's BBQ
06-09-2014, 12:08 PM
Congrats Glad you had a Good Time

Kave Dweller
06-09-2014, 01:52 PM
Congrats! Fantastic results first time out or not.

Great guys all around you at that one. (Coz's brother is Pate, Cheap Beer on here)

PS-Kenosha is a great comp, fairly certain I met you there last year (things get a little hazy for me after no sleep and possibly some whiskey intake)

PekingPorker
06-09-2014, 01:59 PM
Congrats man! Welcome to the addiction!

Mexi "Q" Tioner
06-09-2014, 02:20 PM
Congrats! :thumb:

Ron_L
06-09-2014, 02:40 PM
I'm hoping to do the Kenosha Grill Games, It's about 5 miles from my house.

We're planning on being there!

You should think about St. Charles, IL in July, too ;)

TroyA65
06-09-2014, 02:48 PM
Well done ! 2 Top tens for the walmart brisket today .

Yep, Not so bad after all!!

TroyA65
06-09-2014, 02:51 PM
Congrats! Fantastic results first time out or not.

Great guys all around you at that one. (Coz's brother is Pate, Cheap Beer on here)

PS-Kenosha is a great comp, fairly certain I met you there last year (things get a little hazy for me after no sleep and possibly some whiskey intake)

Thanks, not sure if we met there or not, but I stopped by at Masters in May at Fremont for a little while on Friday before things got rolling.

Kave Dweller
06-09-2014, 02:56 PM
see knew ya looked familiar now its all coming back to me....

Kenosha is a must for us, we like the crowd interaction.

BBQ Church
06-09-2014, 08:41 PM
Great job Hazy Blue BBQ on your first time out.

loco_engr
06-09-2014, 09:00 PM
Congrats on your results!

Is this correct on the contest prize money?
http://www.kcbs.us/events.php?year=2014&month=6&id=4698

cheapbeer
06-09-2014, 09:26 PM
That is the correct prize money. The entry fee is extremely low to encourage new teams to come out and participate. The contest is well run and has brought many new teams to the BBQ family.

chambersuac
06-10-2014, 03:04 AM
Congratulations. That is awesome. Ya know, don't ya, that from now on, you've gotta do at least that well at every single comp? A team's first comp sets what's expected of it. Don't let us down. Ha

watg?
06-10-2014, 07:32 AM
congrats!

Parts_Guy
06-10-2014, 08:02 AM
Congrats.

MikeJ65
06-10-2014, 08:04 AM
Congrats on your results!

Is this correct on the contest prize money?
http://www.kcbs.us/events.php?year=2014&month=6&id=4698

I think they should up that to $85, so you would at least get your entry fee back with a win.

salth2o
06-10-2014, 09:36 AM
congrats. I am putting everything together and getting ready for my first comp sometime in the near future.

TroyA65
06-10-2014, 10:28 AM
Congrats on your results!

Is this correct on the contest prize money?
http://www.kcbs.us/events.php?year=2014&month=6&id=4698

Yep, and I won a dollar!!! I was told this is a good 1st comp and I have to agree. Several of the teams around me said that this was their first 1, 3, 5 years ago. I think one of many reasons this is a good first comp is that the money is low, established teams are more willing to help out the new guys. I got a ton of tips, insights, advice from numerous teams. Everyone was willing to help out "the new guy". The other thing that is cool, even though there no money in it, it still attracts top teams because it is a sanctioned event qualifying the GC for the Jack or American Royal invitationals (if they get 7 GC's).

The event organizer also said at the ceremony, that each judging table had at least 2 master judges participating (so it's not sloppy seconds from that perspective either)

Bottom line, a great experience for me!!

TroyA65
06-10-2014, 10:30 AM
congrats. I am putting everything together and getting ready for my first comp sometime in the near future.

Good luck!! Hope you have a much fun as I did

dano
06-10-2014, 12:17 PM
Get ready to be addicted!

Captain P.J.
06-10-2014, 07:24 PM
Very nice to meet you as well! I would have helped even if there were more money. :-D

TroyA65
06-10-2014, 08:14 PM
Very nice to meet you as well! I would have helped even if there were more money. :-D

I appreciate it! I hope you passed along my thanks to your wife and buddy as well.

Stoke&Smoke
06-11-2014, 02:03 PM
2 calls on the first comp? Hook is set for sure now! Congrats!!

TroyA65
06-11-2014, 06:12 PM
Congrats.

You guys did very well!! Congrats to you as well!!