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Sawdustguy
12-25-2006, 04:33 PM
How many of you in cold climate locales are jones'in for a contest to cook in already? I just looked at the calendar and it's still 4 months until our first contest. I have cabin fever bad.

BTW... I am starting to have some improvement in my right leg. It's gonna take a while but I am headed in the right direction. It's hard to keep a big dumb Polock down for long.

MilitantSquatter
12-25-2006, 05:24 PM
Great News about the leg Guy !!

What does the Polocks tentative schedule look like for 2007 ?

I'm looking forward to getting out there too...

butt head
12-25-2006, 07:02 PM
I hear ya Guy i'm checkin the calender every day :eek: dam thing wont change.

Pig Headed
12-25-2006, 08:42 PM
Glad to hear about the leg Guy. Good Luck. April 20-21 is Salisbury, MD. Our first contest oif the year. Hope to see some of you there.

MilitantSquatter
12-25-2006, 08:46 PM
Salisbury is a semi possibility for me since it's earlier in the year and I could spread out dates a bit more. I heard it rains there every year...April showers I guess.

I believe Rich (LostNation) and Chris (ique) have done this contest on multiple occasions.... Aside from the rain, how does the contest stack up overall ?

Sledneck
12-25-2006, 08:46 PM
Usually at this time i have snowmobile season to keep me busy but there is no snow anywhere so now i have the same dilemma, i will be judging the salisbury MD so that will be my next thing if i dont make it to lakeland next month

Sawdustguy
12-25-2006, 09:05 PM
Ok, everyone have their Crash Helmets on? Here is the tentative Polock schedule for this coming season.

1. BBQ on the River.....Bristol, PA
2. Connecticut State Championship.....Limerock, Ct
3. King of the Grill......Ocean City, NJ
4. Guitarbeque...........Asbury Park, NJ
5. Harpoon..........Windsor, Vt (Hey we are Optimists)
6. Hudson Valley Rib Fest.........New Paltz, NY
7. New Holland Summerfest.......New Holland, Pa
8. The Lions Harvard Festival......Harvard, Ma

Here is our initial list. We may add or delete a venue here on our way to a final list. Whatever the list turns out to be I sure hope time flies.

Sawdustguy
12-25-2006, 09:11 PM
I hear ya Guy i'm checkin the calender every day :eek: dam thing wont change.

See, I tell everyone that's the problem with calendars. I am glad someone else has finally noticed.:wink: :biggrin:

MilitantSquatter
12-25-2006, 09:12 PM
Is Bristol (BBQ on the River) still on ? I liked that contest... I don't see any dates yet... I sent Tom Christine, the organizer, two e-mails to inquire and never received a response.

Good Luck getting into Harpoon..we all now how tight that contest is to get into. I sent the guy Fitz several e mails to see if it's even a possibility of expanding teams or having a chance and I have not even received an e-mail acknowledgement.

Sledneck
12-25-2006, 09:14 PM
Lets go and judge harpoon, i was supposed to go and do it last year with the wife, we were gonna make a weekend out of it lots of nice country up there

Sawdustguy
12-25-2006, 09:37 PM
Is Bristol (BBQ on the River) still on ? I liked that contest... I don't see any dates yet... I sent Tom Christine, the organizer, two e-mails to inquire and never received a response.

Ocean City might end up being the same weekend as the bash, (assuming there will be a bash) so I'm not planning on going to Ocean City at this point... That's also the same weekend as the Bands, Bikes & BBQ NEBS contest in CT...

Good Luck getting into Harpoon..we all now how tight that contest is to get into. I sent the guy Fitz several e mails to see if it's even a possibility of expanding teams or having a chance and I have not even received an e-mail acknowledgement.

Vinny,

Our list is nowhere near cast in concrete. We may decide on a trip to Virginia or Maryland also. Michele, Gary and I have to talk about it. The other thing that will influence our decision is our timing in purchasing our truck to tow the trailer. That way we can go to events that Gary is not available to go to. We are leaning toward a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup or a 2007 Jeep Grand cherokee. Both can easily tow our load.

What contests do you plan on going to.

pigmaker23
12-26-2006, 04:39 PM
There are still spots open for the "winter sizzler" in Lincoln NH on January 13/ 14, 2007, go to the NEBS website if your interested, they have at least 12 teams as of today... also added chili & wings catagory, I'm only going to judge it,

Sledneck
12-26-2006, 04:49 PM
Vinny,

Our list is nowhere near cast in concrete. We may decide on a trip to Virginia or Maryland also. Michele, Gary and I have to talk about it. The other thing that will influence our decision is our timing in purchasing our truck to tow the trailer. That way we can go to events that Gary is not available to go to. We are leaning toward a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup or a 2007 Jeep Grand cherokee. Both can easily tow our load.

What contests do you plan on going to.

dodge 1500 not to good, toyota tundra & nissan titan good

Q Haven
12-26-2006, 04:51 PM
Come freeze with us at Lincoln! It's going to be a lot of fun.

Pig Headed
12-26-2006, 06:14 PM
Hey Guy,

Don't forget to consider Dover, DE in Oct. I assume that after the huge success last year that it will be back.

SmokeInDaEye
12-26-2006, 06:16 PM
Glad to hear the leg is feeling better, Guy.

Anyone have an opinion about Rock N Ribfest in NH late June? I just need to sit with the boys and see what is realistic. I'm definitely sold on Grillin on the Bay, Guitarbeque and either Hudson Valley or New Holland as "Smoke In Da Eye" then may have to go alone or join forces for a couple others.

scottyd
12-26-2006, 06:26 PM
My first one will be in North Kansas City March 9 and 10

Bigjim4x
12-26-2006, 06:47 PM
Heck I live down south and i'm jones'in already. Our first comp is Jan 12th in Houston and i can't wait for that. I couldn't live up north and have to wait 3 or 4 months for the season to start.

nancee
12-27-2006, 11:46 AM
I just filled out the paperwork...hopefully this is not a disaster!!! Where are you staying and are you staying over Friday/Sunday?
nancee
Come freeze with us at Lincoln! It's going to be a lot of fun.

nancee
12-27-2006, 11:51 AM
Has always been a good contest although big organizational issues have haunted it the last couple of years. I think it will depend on what happens, if anything, with that CT contest that is on the schedule.

I think we will know better when we get back from the frostbite how all these contests are going to shake out

You have mail btw...

Q Haven
12-27-2006, 12:57 PM
Anyone have an opinion about Rock N Ribfest in NH late June?

We won GC at the Rock-n-Ribfest in 06 so my view is pretty biased :-D

It rained so hard that weekend...click the links below for a couple of pictures of the mess caused by the rain inside and right in front of our site.

NH Mud #1 (http://picasaweb.google.com/tedlorson/NewHampshireRockNRibfest/photo#4946211243961483282)

NH Mud #2 (http://picasaweb.google.com/tedlorson/NewHampshireRockNRibfest/photo#4946211282493308946)

This was an extremely challenging event because of the elements and location, but we had a good time. I'm with Nancee, as if there is a CT event a half-hour from my house the same weekend, that will be awfully hard to pass up.

Q Haven
12-27-2006, 01:02 PM
I just filled out the paperwork...hopefully this is not a disaster!!! Where are you staying and are you staying over Friday/Sunday?
nancee

As of right now, we don't have a room. The resort is requiring a three night minimum at $140 a night, and that's a little too rich for my blood. It's just going to be myself and my brother, so we will probably just rough it. I'm only planning to stay Saturday night into Sunday. We also are considering getting a cheap motel Sunday night and skiing on Monday.

I'm shopping for a small pop up camper, but I don't think I will have one in time for Lincoln. That would be the ideal situation.

backyardchef
12-27-2006, 01:40 PM
Anybody coming out to cook in Brooklyn?? It would be great to see some brethren come out and try to take the crown from the purple turtles....


1 day grilling contest
Sponsored by NEBS

Date TBD.

Edited on request by Backyardchef.

SmokeInDaEye
12-27-2006, 03:23 PM
Anybody coming out to cook in Brooklyn? It would be great to see some brethren come out and try to take the crown from the purple turtles....

Brooklyn, NY
1 day grilling contest
Sponsored by NEBS
Date:TBD

I dunno about taking the crown from Nancee and Greg but we'll be there. When you going to have details?

backyardchef
12-27-2006, 04:09 PM
Hopefully in the next two weeks or so.....

Glad that you're gonnal be there.....

Q Haven
12-27-2006, 04:52 PM
Q Haven is planning to cook in Brooklyn.

nancee
12-27-2006, 07:04 PM
not sure roughing it is physically possible for me in January in the White Mountains. So if you want to get together on something that is OK with us.Looks like we are alone also. Maybe ISS and/or LM wants in also as I think they are all homeless as well so far. We also like the idea of staying and skiing Monday. Let me know...

As of right now, we don't have a room. The resort is requiring a three night minimum at $140 a night, and that's a little too rich for my blood. It's just going to be myself and my brother, so we will probably just rough it. I'm only planning to stay Saturday night into Sunday. We also are considering getting a cheap motel Sunday night and skiing on Monday.

I'm shopping for a small pop up camper, but I don't think I will have one in time for Lincoln. That would be the ideal situation.

nancee
12-27-2006, 07:06 PM
so how many times will the rules change between now and then? Open or KCBS? I want to make my reservations early with that little supermarket...

Anybody coming out to cook in Brooklyn? It would be great to see some brethren come out and try to take the crown from the purple turtles....


Brooklyn, NY
1 day grilling contest
Sponsored by NEBS
Date TBD.

nancee
12-27-2006, 07:09 PM
you guys were next to us. You did the boot thing while I opted for barefeet altogether...what a mess. Nice turn in boxes btw; where'd you learn to do them<G>?

We won GC at the Rock-n-Ribfest in 06 so my view is pretty biased :-D

It rained so hard that weekend...click the links below for a couple of pictures of the mess caused by the rain inside and right in front of our site.

NH Mud #1 (http://picasaweb.google.com/tedlorson/NewHampshireRockNRibfest/photo#4946211243961483282)

NH Mud #2 (http://picasaweb.google.com/tedlorson/NewHampshireRockNRibfest/photo#4946211282493308946)

This was an extremely challenging event because of the elements and location, but we had a good time. I'm with Nancee, as if there is a CT event a half-hour from my house the same weekend, that will be awfully hard to pass up.

Q Haven
12-27-2006, 08:11 PM
you guys were next to us. You did the boot thing while I opted for barefeet altogether...what a mess. Nice turn in boxes btw; where'd you learn to do them<G>?

I will freely admit that I spied on your web site before competing for the first time!

My wife went to Wal-Mart and bought us all $15 boots, man that saved us. That mud was awful.

nancee
12-28-2006, 07:31 PM
The Purple Turtle Catering Company will definitely be competing in Brooklyn March 31. Please get me the application asap. It will be a great event again; I would not miss it for the world!!!
nancee

Anybody coming out to cook in Brooklyn?? It would be great to see some brethren come out and try to take the crown from the purple turtles....


1 day grilling contest
Sponsored by NEBS

Date TBD.

Edited on request by Backyardchef.

SmokeInDaEye
12-28-2006, 08:51 PM
The Purple Turtle Catering Company will definitely be competing in Brooklyn March 31. Please get me the application asap. It will be a great event again; I would not miss it for the world!!!
nancee

Looking forward to getting wooped by ya'll!:biggrin:

nancee
12-28-2006, 09:14 PM
we shall see...

Looking forward to getting wooped by ya'll!:biggrin:

ique
12-29-2006, 09:12 AM
As of right now, we don't have a room. The resort is requiring a three night minimum at $140 a night,

I was told by that there will be an indoor area available to the cooks to defrost and you can throw a sleeping bag on the floor...

Q Haven
12-29-2006, 09:20 AM
I was told by that there will be an indoor area available to the cooks to defrost and you can throw a sleeping bag on the floor...

We're planning on constructing a sort of "igloo" too, hopefully that will be enough to keep us warm. If this warm weather keeps up here in the Northeast, we may be in shirt sleeves for the contest!