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Jeff_in_KC
10-09-2006, 09:46 AM
I took a few minutes this morning and jotted down some potential contests for 2007 keeping in mind I'll probably need to go from eleven to eight contests due to a once-in-a-lifetime nearly free trip to Hawaii in March. Here's what I'm considering:

April 13-14: Osage City, KS
May 11-12: Platte City, MO (the moved this one from early June)
May 25-26: Great American BBQ - Kansas city, KS
June 15-16: Sedalia, MO
June 29-30: Cameron, MO (GREAT payouts!)
Aug. 3-4: Laurie, MO (shut your pie, Bob! :lol: )
Sept 7-8: Blue Springs, MO
Oct 12-13: DeSoto, KS or Columbia, MO (will decide later)

Might squeeze in another one if I can find an opportunity to not take Friday off and have someone set up for me.

BBQchef33
10-09-2006, 09:52 AM
jeff.... its october.... back off on the caffine...

You should concentrate on buffing the cheek prints off your smoker this winter, and THEN look at the schedule.


:icon_clown :tongue:

ok, back on topic.

chad
10-09-2006, 09:55 AM
Gotta see how finances are after Plant City in a few weeks. I finance my comps with catering money...the CFO questions $$$ spent from family funds!

cmcadams
10-09-2006, 10:15 AM
We're talking about some, too, to plan out next year:

May 18-19 maybe Sevierville, TN if there's not a replacement for Carmel, IN that weekend
June 1-2, Crestwood, KY
June 15-16 maybe Elk Grove, IL
In July, either Cabella's or Grand Rapids (hopefully not that one)
August, Madison, IN
Late September, Maggie Valley, NC
October 19-20 Nelsonville, OH

We're hoping to do 4-6 next year. Not going nuts, but it would be nice to do a few more.

Harbormaster
10-09-2006, 01:16 PM
Well yes, I am looking ahead to 2007. I am planning to cut my teeth next year, and try my hand in a comp. Princeton, WI in August. Close to home. If that goes well, who knows? Maybe I'll try Sparta, WI.

MoKanMeathead
10-09-2006, 01:42 PM
I don't even know what I'm doing the weekend after next - haven't even thought about next year. :roll:

thunderbelly
10-09-2006, 03:31 PM
It's easy here in Canada there are just a few comps and we plan on hitting them all

SinginBob
10-09-2006, 03:57 PM
You really have too much time on your hands!! I hear they are planting grass on the hill for you in Laurie!!

Sawdustguy
10-09-2006, 07:19 PM
Well I guess we are having too much caffiene also.

BrooklynQ
10-09-2006, 07:22 PM
Don't forget the NEBS Snowshoe Contest - Usually in Early March
and
Grillin on the Bay in Brooklyn on March 31st!

(I'm such a whore.)

ique
10-09-2006, 07:29 PM
Snowshoe (MA)
Salisbury, MD
Memphis in May
Lake Placid
Grill Kings
Harpoon
New Holland
American Royal

HoDeDo
10-09-2006, 09:34 PM
I am already thinkin about next year.... Only cuz I have not had to cook the last couple weeks, so it is driving me nuts!!!

....and talked about the Polar Swine at the AR with some folks, looking forward to kicking the season off in Feburary, at about -4 degrees F!!!! From there, I have a few "Must do" contests - Osage City, Platte City, Marshalltown, Laurie, Roots Fest, Greeley.... I'll try to set the rest of the scheduleafter I figure out what catering funds/sponsors we have.... I want to shoot for 15 events again this year.... more if the funds let us.

ultramag
10-09-2006, 10:15 PM
Hey Jeff, I don't know much about the comps, but I've been thinking about it some. I would like to go to a couple if nothing else. What I'm getting at is do you have a link and could you nudge me in the right direction so I know where and when these Q contests take place, especially in MO and KS.

Thanks!

HoDeDo
10-09-2006, 10:22 PM
Hey Jeff, I don't know much about the comps, but I've been thinking about it some. I would like to go to a couple if nothing else. What I'm getting at is do you have a link and could you nudge me in the right direction so I know where and when these Q contests take place, especially in MO and KS.

Thanks!

The KCBS site will have the 2007 schedule up and update it as new contests are added. Some are already out there. www.kcbs.us (http://www.kcbs.us) Most of the contests keep the same weekends year to year.... so look at this year's schedule and choose accordingly. I would start close to home, and branch out after you learn what you forget.:grin: I believe I have posted my contest checklist in earlier posts as well....

Also, I know you could get assistance from any of us that are out there... Always here to help...

ThomEmery
10-09-2006, 10:37 PM
We have so few contests on the West Coast we try to do em all

Plowboy
10-09-2006, 10:58 PM
On our "For Sure" list is...

Marshall, MO
Platte City, MO (Pending a graduation - so maybe isn't For Sure yet.)
BarbeQlossal - Des Moines, IA
Alma, MO (Small non-KCBS contest)
Missouri State Fair - Sedalia, MO
Blue Springs, MO

The "Maybe" List...

Liberty, MO
Warrensburg, MO
Art of BBQ, Tulsa, OK
Laurie, MO

ultramag
10-09-2006, 11:46 PM
The KCBS site will have the 2007 schedule up and update it as new contests are added. Some are already out there. www.kcbs.us (http://www.kcbs.us) Most of the contests keep the same weekends year to year.... so look at this year's schedule and choose accordingly. I would start close to home, and branch out after you learn what you forget.:grin: I believe I have posted my contest checklist in earlier posts as well....

Also, I know you could get assistance from any of us that are out there... Always here to help...

Thanks for the link, I had looked there before and thought that was the site. I must have looked the wrong place or something. I had no idea all the contests here in MO. I'll certainly at least go and check a couple out and hopefully meet some of you guys in person. I don't/won't have the equipment and probably not the knowledge to do that next year.

I'll git outta the way now and let you guys get on with the serious business of planning the creation of awesome Q. Thanks again HoDeDo.

LostNation
10-10-2006, 04:54 AM
Bristol PA
Lake Placid NY
Harpoon VT
Bel Air Md
New Holland PA
Clarence NY

Might add a couple, may be Grill Kings and Delaware if the dates fit.

Kung Fu BBQ
10-10-2006, 06:38 AM
North KC, MO
Warsaw MO
Frisco, CO

Thats it for right now.

HoDeDo
10-10-2006, 07:03 AM
Thanks for the link, I had looked there before and thought that was the site. I must have looked the wrong place or something. I had no idea all the contests here in MO. I'll certainly at least go and check a couple out and hopefully meet some of you guys in person. I don't/won't have the equipment and probably not the knowledge to do that next year.

I'll git outta the way now and let you guys get on with the serious business of planning the creation of awesome Q. Thanks again HoDeDo. Here is the link to the calendar. you can search by month, (Click on the month hyperlink at the top of the list)or do an advanced search by location, etc.

http://www.kcbs.us/MonthlyContestList.action?calendarID=3&forward=/contest_calendar.jsp

Kirk
10-10-2006, 07:20 AM
Looking forward to Bristol PA in May, a small local comp in August and New Holland PA in September. I'm hoping to have a new job and a new house by then, so I hope the plans don't get screwed up.

Plowboy
10-10-2006, 08:36 AM
Thanks for the link, I had looked there before and thought that was the site. I must have looked the wrong place or something. I had no idea all the contests here in MO. I'll certainly at least go and check a couple out and hopefully meet some of you guys in person. I don't/won't have the equipment and probably not the knowledge to do that next year.

I'll git outta the way now and let you guys get on with the serious business of planning the creation of awesome Q. Thanks again HoDeDo.

The best place to start is to be a judge, IMHO. Find a couple of those contests in MO and contact the contest organizer to see if you can be a judge. You'll get to not only sample the entries to get a feel for what people are turning in, but you also get to see how they are presenting the food.

Hope to see you out here.

Jeff_in_KC
10-10-2006, 08:47 AM
I am already thinkin about next year.... Only cuz I have not had to cook the last couple weeks, so it is driving me nuts!!!

....and talked about the Polar Swine at the AR with some folks, looking forward to kicking the season off in Feburary, at about -4 degrees F!!!! From there, I have a few "Must do" contests - Osage City, Platte City, Marshalltown, Laurie, Roots Fest, Greeley.... I'll try to set the rest of the scheduleafter I figure out what catering funds/sponsors we have.... I want to shoot for 15 events again this year.... more if the funds let us.

Andy, we're OUT for Marshalltown. It is the week after Sedalia and the week before Cameron. We aren't going to do three weeks in a row.

Ultramag, sorry I didn't get back here to respond to your questions. Glad to see Andy took care of ya!

Todd, welcome to the Brethren! Glad to see more local teams sign up!

Rub
10-10-2006, 09:08 AM
Chad said: Gotta see how finances are after Plant City in a few weeks. I finance my comps with catering money...the CFO questions $$$ spent from family funds!


I'm right there with you mi amigo. If this stuff doesn't pay for itself, I don't get to do it. I've been lucky so far, knock on hickory.

I hope to do most of the FBA contests, which right now stands at 9. It's sure to grow to close to 20 before all is said and done. I'll also throw in some favorite KCBS contests like Lakeland FL, Greenwood SC, Ft. Rucker AL(?), Plant City FL, and Key Largo FL. And if all goes well and I meet my goal that I've had for 2 years now, I'll be adding the Royal Invitational to the list. That has been one very tough goal for me to reach, but I'm not giving up :x

Nitrofly
10-10-2006, 09:11 AM
2007 can't we finish 2006 the year of the rain.. first??
lunchmeat is headin' to douglas ga. for a great great contest..
So many teams are preping for the Jack they sure can't think about
2007.. As far as we should be thinkin' is the Xmas party that you are
going to bring amazing BBQ to.. 007 may never happen..


Enjoy

Sully

chad
10-10-2006, 10:25 AM
Chad said:

I'm right there with you mi amigo. If this stuff doesn't pay for itself, I don't get to do it. I've been lucky so far, knock on hickory.

I hope to do most of the FBA contests, which right now stands at 9. It's sure to grow to close to 20 before all is said and done. I'll also throw in some favorite KCBS contests like Lakeland FL, Greenwood SC, Ft. Rucker AL(?), Plant City FL, and Key Largo FL. And if all goes well and I meet my goal that I've had for 2 years now, I'll be adding the Royal Invitational to the list. That has been one very tough goal for me to reach, but I'm not giving up :x

We'd really like to do more. Right now a "perfect" schedule for us would be Lakeland, Dillard, Plant City, and Key Largo with a few FBA events to round out the season. I see the Mulberry has moved to Feb -- probably to miss the heat and hurricanes - I like that event!!

I'll put on my judge's hat more next year and probably do Wachula, Winter Haven, and possibly Sebring...getting KCBS events to judge is tougher. Last year I judged Plant City, but we're cooking it next month. Fortunately, KCBS give a bit of slack to us judges that live in an area with a limited number of events with "reasonable" travel distances.

lunchlady
10-10-2006, 02:05 PM
we've got things in the works too... I don't think it's EVER too early to start planning. People give me crap about it all the time. This is it so far...

Snowshoe MA March
Grillin' On The Bay, NY (judge probably) March
Pork In The Park , MD April
Memphis In May May
Peter's Pond MA June
Merrimac, NH June
Lake Placid July
Harpoon July
Maine? August
New Holland, PA August
Lowell, MA September
Falmouth, MA or Oinktoberfest, NY first wknd of Oct
American Royal!! KC baby~! October (we just qualified for that one)

Whoa...that is twelve already! And there is at least one extra category (if not FOUR) at every dang one of them. Should be fun. I'll need a BIG vacation (to Lynchburg...heheh) after all that. That is all for now. There are a coupla more I am contemplating (Canada, some mid-Atlantic) we shall see what we get back in taxes. That is what funds lunchmeat usually.

NEBS is determining a 2007 schedule, as we speak. More to come on that later...

lunchlady

SinginBob
10-10-2006, 03:15 PM
OK, I'll give it a shot for the Meatheads based on this year.

Osage City, KS
Warsaw, MO
Lawrence, KS
Great American--KCK
McLouth, KS
Sedalia, MO
Warrensburg, MO
Bellevue, NE (as Ho De Sparkle Heads)
Laurie, MO
Emporia, KS
Blue Springs, MO
Liberty, MO
American Royal
DeSoto, KS (unless we have to defend our title in Columbia :wink:)

We did NOT like Excelsior Springs, MO and will not be going back there.

Rub
10-10-2006, 03:27 PM
Looks like I'll be seeing a lot of you guys Dave - looking forward to it.

Lunchmeat - I'll look you guys up in Douglas GA. I didn't qualify myself this year, but am cooking with 2 different teams. Douglas is fun :biggrin:

Plowboy
10-10-2006, 03:57 PM
And if all goes well and I meet my goal that I've had for 2 years now, I'll be adding the Royal Invitational to the list. That has been one very tough goal for me to reach, but I'm not giving up :x

We are there with you. We have never done the Royal and won't until we get invited. It is just a personal goal. Also, it is so expensive, we'd rather put our money toward smaller contests. Coming in 125 out of 500+ is doing well, but it just doesn't relate easily to bragging rights.

The_Kapn
10-10-2006, 04:05 PM
Looks like I'll be seeing a lot of you guys Dave - looking forward to it.

Lunchmeat - I'll look you guys up in Douglas GA. I didn't qualify myself this year, but am cooking with 2 different teams. Douglas is fun :biggrin:

Who are you cooking with Rub????
I was looking forward to seeing your latest mods on your trailer.

See ya there.

TIM

Sledneck
10-10-2006, 04:05 PM
Grillin on the bay
Grill Kings
Hudson

Jeff_in_KC
10-10-2006, 04:17 PM
Bob, I thought the Meatheads were switching to Sugar Creek instead of Warsaw?

Rub
10-10-2006, 04:45 PM
Tim, I'm cooking with TDB in the Invitational and Big Pig Inc (Buddy) in the Open. My trailer is staying home for Douglas, but I'll have it in Brooksville in a week and a half. You going?

lunchlady
10-10-2006, 05:03 PM
Lunchmeat - I'll look you guys up in Douglas GA.


That would be great! I think I have pictures of you guys from last year. Didn't you guys have the giant hot sauce bottle>? We went around to all the teams just as we left on Saturday. Everyone was turning in at that time so we may have missed saying HI. Won't let that happen again!

See you there!
lunchlady

MoKanMeathead
10-10-2006, 05:07 PM
There will be a new contest at the I-70 Speedway next year (April/May/June). I have been working with the director of marketing out there trying to work some sort of money making opportunity for Kookers Kare. It should be on a race weekend with lots of stuff going on - not sure of the date yet.

Plowboy
10-10-2006, 05:13 PM
There will be a new contest at the I-70 Speedway next year (April/May/June). I have been working with the director of marketing out there trying to work some sort of money making opportunity for Kookers Kare. It should be on a race weekend with lots of stuff going on - not sure of the date yet.

Wayne, if it falls on the right weekend, I'd be up for that contest for sure. We are participating in Kookers Kare again next year, too. Glad to see it got moved to Sugar Creek.

Rub
10-10-2006, 05:37 PM
Didn't you guys have the gianthot sauce bottle>?

No, that's Swamp Water Boys. I get that a lot :wink:.
I wasn't there last year, but I was in '04 with The Dixie Boys (TDB). I'm really looking forward to going this year, and for '07 I think I'll have qualified on my own :mrgreen:

butt head
10-10-2006, 06:41 PM
i'm lookin at bristol, pa.- hillsboro, nj- wildwood, nj- and new holland, pa.:roll:

BrooklynQ
10-10-2006, 10:16 PM
Grillin on the bay
Grill Kings
Hudson

Don't forget the Snowshoe in MA. It's usually held in March. It's not that far away -- Steve, Vinny and I droive there and back in the same day. And I'd like to see New Yorker kick some New England ass. :twisted:

I wonder if they'll let me judge again next year? :shock:

SmokeInDaEye
10-11-2006, 09:08 AM
Currently looking at...

March: Grillin on the Bay, Brooklyn, NY
May: Memphis in May (lending a hand, team TBD)
June10ish: Rock N Ribfest, Nashua, NH
July 6: GuitarBQue, Asbury Park, NJ
July 15ish: GrillKings, Elmont NY
Aug 18/25: Either Hudson Valley or New Holland, PA

And Poduck in Hartford, CT if it happens?

homebbq
10-11-2006, 10:06 AM
2007 can't we finish 2006 the year of the rain.. first??



I agree, I have 8 more contests in 2006 yet to do....

Sawdustguy
10-11-2006, 10:35 AM
And Poduck in Hartford, CT if it happens?


I don't think that contest will ever happen again. Also last year New Holland was the North East's largest event with over 72 teams. It was also one of the best run events, even with the large team turnout (I heard that there were zero noshows). The people who ran it left charcoal, lump and wood out for us if we needed it on Friday night. You just settled up on Saturday if you took any. Hows that for trust. New Holland is the best contest we cooked in last year. We did not cook at New Paltz so we can't comment about it but we highly recommend New Holland. Mel does a great job!

Nitrofly
10-11-2006, 10:43 AM
I just want to finish 2006 in one piece.. Looks like 2007 is
going to be real busy.. Hey M. don't forget we want to do all
the NY state champingships.. So have to add New Platz and maybe
even the Hot one grill kings??? what a way to go, right after brisket
turn in at the Jack... Hee Hee

Sully


Oh boy I died and went to heaven.. No stupid your in Lynchburg, Enjoy
it not everybody makes it to Lynchburg..


we've got things in the works too... I don't think it's EVER too early to start planning. People give me crap about it all the time. This is it so far...

Snowshoe MA March
Grillin' On The Bay, NY (judge probably) March
Pork In The Park , MD April
Memphis In May May
Peter's Pond MA June
Merrimac, NH June
Lake Placid July
Harpoon July
Maine? August
New Holland, PA August
Lowell, MA September
Falmouth, MA or Oinktoberfest, NY first wknd of Oct
American Royal!! KC baby~! October (we just qualified for that one)

Whoa...that is twelve already! And there is at least one extra category (if not FOUR) at every dang one of them. Should be fun. I'll need a BIG vacation (to Lynchburg...heheh) after all that. That is all for now. There are a coupla more I am contemplating (Canada, some mid-Atlantic) we shall see what we get back in taxes. That is what funds lunchmeat usually.

NEBS is determining a 2007 schedule, as we speak. More to come on that later...

lunchlady

chad
10-11-2006, 11:01 AM
I agree, I have 8 more contests in 2006 yet to do....

Yeah, and you love every minute of it!!:mrgreen:

Solidkick
10-11-2006, 12:34 PM
I agree, I have 8 more contests in 2006 yet to do....

From the midwest northward...we forget you Florida teams are just getting things fired up! :biggrin:

chad
10-11-2006, 01:11 PM
From the midwest northward...we forget you Florida teams are just getting things fired up! :biggrin:

Actually, we're winding up our season, too...December 8-9 at Starke. The new season for FBA starts Jan 5-6 at Sebring. Our "off season" is July and August - why? we aren't sure. Probably too damned hot...so we travel "out of state" during that time!!:-D

LostNation
10-11-2006, 02:05 PM
I'd like to see New Yorker kick some New England ass. :twisted:


That would be a first, bring it on!!!

ique
10-11-2006, 02:11 PM
You got da bug bad

we've got things in the works too... I don't think it's EVER too early to start planning. People give me crap about it all the time. This is it so far...

Snowshoe MA March
Grillin' On The Bay, NY (judge probably) March
Pork In The Park , MD April
Memphis In May May
Peter's Pond MA June
Merrimac, NH June
Lake Placid July
Harpoon July
Maine? August
New Holland, PA August
Lowell, MA September
Falmouth, MA or Oinktoberfest, NY first wknd of Oct
American Royal!! KC baby~! October (we just qualified for that one)

Whoa...that is twelve already! And there is at least one extra category (if not FOUR) at every dang one of them. Should be fun. I'll need a BIG vacation (to Lynchburg...heheh) after all that. That is all for now. There are a coupla more I am contemplating (Canada, some mid-Atlantic) we shall see what we get back in taxes. That is what funds lunchmeat usually.

NEBS is determining a 2007 schedule, as we speak. More to come on that later...

lunchlady

SmokeInDaEye
10-11-2006, 05:14 PM
I don't think that contest will ever happen again. Also last year New Holland was the North East's largest event with over 72 teams. It was also one of the best run events, even with the large team turnout (I heard that there were zero noshows). The people who ran it left charcoal, lump and wood out for us if we needed it on Friday night. You just settled up on Saturday if you took any. Hows that for trust. New Holland is the best contest we cooked in last year. We did not cook at New Paltz so we can't comment about it but we highly recommend New Holland. Mel does a great job!

Yes, I wish they weren't back-to-back. It's a too much time away from home to do both. I really enjoyed New Paltz, minus flies and rain, but New Holland sounded amazing. I got a long cold winter to mull it over while our brothers down South are still bringing in the victories.

Sawdustguy
10-11-2006, 05:38 PM
That would be a first, bring it on!!!

I think the Two Fat Polocks should take on the Decker Brothers in a steel cage match for all the clonecycles.:wink:

Bigmista
10-11-2006, 05:50 PM
We have so few contests on the West Coast we try to do em all

I know we are going to do the Autry and any contest that Thom promotes...

bbqbull
10-11-2006, 06:34 PM
I took a few minutes this morning and jotted down some potential contests for 2007 keeping in mind I'll probably need to go from eleven to eight contests due to a once-in-a-lifetime nearly free trip to Hawaii in March. Here's what I'm considering:

April 13-14: Osage City, KS
May 11-12: Platte City, MO (the moved this one from early June)
May 25-26: Great American BBQ - Kansas city, KS
June 15-16: Sedalia, MO
June 29-30: Cameron, MO (GREAT payouts!)
Aug. 3-4: Laurie, MO (shut your pie, Bob! :lol: )
Sept 7-8: Blue Springs, MO
Oct 12-13: DeSoto, KS or Columbia, MO (will decide later)

Might squeeze in another one if I can find an opportunity to not take Friday off and have someone set up for me.


Jeff did I miss Grand Rapids Michigan on the above list? WTF???????

Mike

Jeff_in_KC
10-11-2006, 09:21 PM
I know, Mike... I know. Hard to believe but true. We're just gonna have to pass on Grand Rapids next year.

bbqbull
10-11-2006, 09:49 PM
I know, Mike... I know. Hard to believe but true. We're just gonna have to pass on Grand Rapids next year.

:shock: :shock:

lunchlady
10-12-2006, 08:06 AM
Don't forget the Snowshoe in MA. It's usually held in March. It's not that far away -- Steve, Vinny and I droive there and back in the same day. And I'd like to see New Yorker kick some New England ass. :twisted:

I wonder if they'll let me judge again next year? :shock:

You can judge Snowshoe if I can judge GOTB again... deal? I also drove there and back in one day. Pretty easy.

Oh wait...I think I heard...didn't a New England team just whoop A** at a NEW YORK state championship?... hee hee . All in good fun gentlemen, all in good fun.
I believe NY is in New England these days....and glad to have ya.

Good smack talkin' is truly appreciated... :wink: ...but, as Rich said...
BRING IT ON!!!

lunchlady

lunchlady
10-12-2006, 08:09 AM
You got da bug bad...

thats fer sure.... I got it trying to catch y'all...

along with a bad case of CWS heheh (see this months Bullsheet for explanation). That will start the day after we get home from BOTB.

lunchlady

Nitrofly
10-12-2006, 08:35 AM
Hey M

I thought we were all judging the Snowshoe again next year??
I am going to try real hard next year to judge a KCBS contest..
Do you have any dates for the contests on your list yet. So I
can get my work schedule.. They really think work is more important
then BBQ.. later

Sully

Sully

lunchlady
10-12-2006, 02:18 PM
I am posting this here in case anyone else wanted to know dates....

and I meant to say we were judging Snowshoe....we can't organize AND compete...

(some of these dates are still tentative, others I took right off the event's websites or KCBS)

Snowshoe MA March 11th or 24th
Grillin' On The Bay, NY (judge probably) March 31
Pork In The Park , MD April 20-22
Memphis In May May 17-19
Peter's Pond MA June usually Father's Day-ish
Merrimac, NH June 9,10th ?? I am guessing
Lake Placid June 29 -July 1
Harpoon July (usually the last wknd)
Maine no info yet August
New Holland, PA August 24 & 25th
Lowell, MA September around the 9th?
Falmouth, MA or Oinktoberfest, NY first wknd of Oct?
American Royal!! 2nd wknd? October

michelle

smknwhlswife
10-12-2006, 02:51 PM
Andy, we're OUT for Marshalltown. It is the week after Sedalia and the week before Cameron. We aren't going to do three weeks in a row.!

Oh come on Jeff! We've done 3 in row with 2 kids, you can handle it with Taylor. :wink: Marshalltown is a great time and very family friendly.

Jeff_in_KC
10-12-2006, 02:54 PM
Oh come on Jeff! We've done 3 in row with 2 kids, you can handle it with Taylor. :wink: Marshalltown is a great time and very family friendly.

Yeah and you guys have a camper and an EZ Up! LOL! That makes things significantly easier. :lol:

smknwhlswife
10-12-2006, 03:02 PM
Yeah and you guys have a camper and an EZ Up! LOL! That makes things significantly easier. :lol:

Details, details.....

YankeeBBQ
10-13-2006, 07:22 AM
I am posting this here in case anyone else wanted to know dates....

and I meant to say we were judging Snowshoe....we can't organize AND compete...

(some of these dates are still tentative, others I took right off the event's websites or KCBS)

Snowshoe MA March 11th or 24th
Grillin' On The Bay, NY (judge probably) March 31
Pork In The Park , MD April 20-22
Memphis In May May 17-19
Peter's Pond MA June usually Father's Day-ish
Merrimac, NH June 9,10th ?? I am guessing
Lake Placid June 29 -July 1
Harpoon July (usually the last wknd)
Maine no info yet August
New Holland, PA August 24 & 25th
Lowell, MA September around the 9th?
Falmouth, MA or Oinktoberfest, NY first wknd of Oct?
American Royal!! 2nd wknd? October

michelle

Your gonna love New Holland. But you better bring your 'A Game', Team Agave is going for the Threepete !!!

ronnyballgame
10-15-2006, 10:36 PM
There is going to be a contest in Columbia. MO next year around Sept 7/8. It is the 150th anniversary for Boone County National Bank and they are having a Roots, Blues and BBQ festival. Hopefully it will be a huge annual event. I know they are looking at having some national Blues bands/artists to perform, so maybe we won't have to have the late night 6-part harmony singing...hahaha

Jeff_in_KC
10-15-2006, 10:50 PM
There is going to be a contest in Columbia. MO next year around Sept 7/8. It is the 150th anniversary for Boone County National Bank and they are having a Roots, Blues and BBQ festival. Hopefully it will be a huge annual event. I know they are looking at having some national Blues bands/artists to perform, so maybe we won't have to have the late night 6-part harmony singing...hahaha

That sounds like the same date as Bass Pro unless they move theirs.

Muzzlebrake
10-16-2006, 08:59 PM
We are looking forward to entering at least 4 as of now.
Lake Placid
Hudson Valley are high on the list.
Harpoon is also right up there.
Wanted to do one in the City, any suggestions?
OK so where can I find a list of when and where for here in the Northeast? Do you just go by this years calender and use the same weekend next year?
thanks
Sean

brian j
10-16-2006, 09:19 PM
as of now i'm planning to do salisbury md, danville va, stevensville md, bel air md, and new holland pa. i might add one in october if i get invited. :biggrin:

BrooklynQ
10-16-2006, 09:22 PM
Sean - keep on eye on the New England BBQ Society's (http://www.nebs.org)calendar for events in the North East. Also, theres the Mid-Atlantic BBQ Society, but their website is still being developed.

As for one in the city, do you know about Grillin on the Bay (http://www.stmarksports.org)? It's a one day NEBS sanctioned Grilling event held on March 31st, 2007 in Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn to benefit the St. Mark Sports Association (http://www.stmarksports.org).

Last year was the inaugural season with many brethren participating. Next year's event looks even better and hopefully much bigger. We are already in negotiations with a few companies to help pump up the prize pool.

(Sorry folks it's in my blood now. I can't help it)

Q Haven
10-16-2006, 10:47 PM
Q Haven will be at Grilling on the Bay. As transplanted NY'ers we decided some time ago that we would be going in 07....looking forward to it as a great start to the new season next year!

The_Kapn
10-16-2006, 11:26 PM
"Last year was the inaugural season with many brethren participating. Next year's event looks even better and hopefully much bigger. We are already in negotiations with a few companies to help pump up the prize pool.

(Sorry folks it's in my blood now. I can't help it)"__________________

Go for it!!!!

2006 is not anywhere close to over here.
Still pit bitchen at the Best of the Best in Douglas and competeting at Plant City.

2007?
Well, I think (knock on wood) my RV is sold.
I am "negotiating" with the VA about some $$.
And, I just picked up the right Lotto Tickets :lol:

So, we will be bankrupt for 2007, or doing a lot of events :lol:

Hell, gotta survive 2006 first :redface:

TIM

kickassbbq
10-17-2006, 07:59 AM
This is my Team for KickAssBBQ for 2007.
http://usera.imagecave.com/kickassbbq/IMG_1526.JPG
We all know BBQ, and hopefully we won't be too drunk all the time to compete at least once next year.
Now ain't that a nice looking bunch of guys?
PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Smoke On!!!!!

lunchlady
10-17-2006, 02:05 PM
OK so where can I find a list of when and where for here in the Northeast?
thanks
Sean

Hi Sean,
NEBS is formulating the 2007 calendar as we speak. As already posted, keep yer eyes on www.nebs.org (http://www.nebs.org). It will be on there as soon as we can get it done. It is looking like there are somewhere around 18 contests though....running from early March until October. June, for example, looks like it will have a contest every dang weekend, sometimes two ~ in two different places on the same weekend... Should be fun!

lunchlady

butts
10-17-2006, 04:44 PM
We have some many you couldn't possible do them all. We've got 5 or 6 for sures and we will change a few others just to get to travel to some new places.

MilitantSquatter
10-17-2006, 07:53 PM
It's a guess at this point for Sean and I... but here are the most likely potentials for us.. I'd like to do five if possible.

March - Grilling on the Bay
May - BBQ on the River (Bristol,PA)
July - Guitarbeque
July - Grill Kings (if the month remains the same)
Aug - Hudson Valley Ribfest
Aug - New Holland Summerfest

A few others in NJ, PA or MA would be second choices but it all depends on how our schedules look as we get closer... The back to back contests of Hudson Valley and New Holland were really tough, but it was fun and I want to do those again, but do not think I would do a second back to back week of Guitarbeque and Grill Kings if it unfolds that way again in 2007 even if they are closer.

BrooklynQ
10-17-2006, 09:43 PM
Vin - don't forget to look into New England. NEBS puts on some great events and the folks up there need a NY whipping. Just ask Rich Decker. :twisted:

nancee
10-17-2006, 11:49 PM
I think it is going to be a big challenge for teams and organizers next season...it appears there will be a LOT of contests to choose from. I suppose it will come down to loyalty/fun or glory vs $$$ on an individual contest by contest basis...[I know that I will have to rethink a few things...
nancee

quote=BrooklynQ]Vin - don't forget to look into New England. NEBS puts on some great events and the folks up there need a NY whipping. Just ask Rich Decker. :twisted:[/quote]

Kung Fu BBQ
10-26-2006, 09:42 PM
Thinkin about heading west to the Kiwanis Club of Durango's Smokin' 4th BBQ Shootout 07/03 - 07/04 in Durango, CO