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Greatgrills
03-31-2007, 05:23 PM
Has anyone else seen that they have changed the layout for the royal? Used to be that you would cook the Invite on Thursday and turn in on Friday and then cook the Open on Friday and turn in on Saturday. Well now it is cook Invite on Friday and turn in Saturday along with all the sides if you choose to do them and then the Open is cook on Saturday and turn in on Sunday.

DeanC
03-31-2007, 05:55 PM
Wow, I thought they were going to wait until next year to do this, oh well. Guess I will have to switch the vacation request from Thursday to Monday. I do like turning in the sides a day early, three less things to worry about in the morning.

Jeff_in_KC
03-31-2007, 09:30 PM
That's just stupid IMO. The Great American BBQ can get away with it since the contest is on a holiday weekend and most folks are off work on Monday. No way would I want to cook on Saturday and Sunday and go to work after that long arse awards ceremony following the Open! GEEZ!

DeanC
03-31-2007, 09:43 PM
That's just stupid IMO. The Great American BBQ can get away with it since the contest is on a holiday weekend and most folks are off work on Monday. No way would I want to cook on Saturday and Sunday and go to work after that long arse awards ceremony following the Open! GEEZ!

I agree, I wonder if it will effect the turnout. Luckily I am thirty minutes from my house, it would really suck for the out of state teams. The awards ceremony was quite shorter in 06, I bet it will be even shorter without the side dish categories this year. I bet a lot of the out of state invite teams will skip the open, then again maybe not. Obviously they want the revenue from large party crowds on Friday and Saturday night, hell maybe even Thursday with the poker game. You going Jeff?

Jeff_in_KC
03-31-2007, 09:57 PM
You going Jeff?

Not unless I luck into an invite this year! :wink:

If not, I'm sure we'll be out there to consume someone's adult beverages.:twisted:

Greatgrills
03-31-2007, 10:19 PM
Not unless I luck into an invite this year! :wink:

If not, I'm sure we'll be out there to consume someone's adult beverages.:twisted:


You are more then welcome to come and consume our adult beverages...

HoDeDo
03-31-2007, 10:51 PM
I'm not a fan - It will be interesting to see how many people move thier big parties to Sat. night... They are doing it to drive more revenue on Sat. Night - they want the crowds big both nights. I'm sure the big Fri. night corp. parties will work well with the invitational...:roll:

If nothing else.... it will be interesting!!!

Jeff_in_KC
03-31-2007, 11:20 PM
You are more then welcome to come and consume our adult beverages...

Thanks Becky and Mark! I'll keep that in mind!

Jaberwabee
04-01-2007, 09:51 PM
This will be the first year I can even go due to work, hope to see and meet some of you Farkers there. I used to go in the early 90's but it wasnt like it is now by any means.

ChipotlePat
04-01-2007, 10:56 PM
I bet that are not worred about a cuple of the smaller teams not show up It is the AM. Royal they have 450+ teams. BUT the one Thing that we all want to see is More $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ all not the top 10 make it the Top 20 and start it at $100 the starting point becues they are gowing to MAKE $1,000,000+ so I want more $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$

Jorge
04-01-2007, 11:04 PM
I bet that are not worred about a cuple of the smaller teams not show up It is the AM. Royal they have 450+ teams. BUT the one Thing that we all want to see is More $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ all not the top 10 make it the Top 20 and start it at $100 the starting point becues they are gowing to MAKE $1,000,000+ so I want more $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$

Unless I'm mistaken, that is scholarship money. Am I wrong?

MoKanMeathead
04-02-2007, 11:59 AM
BUT the one Thing that we all want to see is More $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ all not the top 10 make it the Top 20 and start it at $100 the starting point becues they are gowing to MAKE $1,000,000+ so I want more $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$

The ARBBQ payout already goes to 20 places - 16th through 20th get $100.

Personally I don't see the big deal moving it back a day - no difference to me if I take off from work Thursday or Monday. The only real issue is that the ARBBQ comittees believe that the big parties (corporate) will still be on Friday night. That could be a huge problem with some of the invitational teams that are try to focus on what they are doing.

If the parties move to Saturday night (like ours) then I don't really see what the big deal is.

Plowboy
04-02-2007, 12:03 PM
What they really need is a better location from what I understand. (Never been.) I hear parking sucks and all of that. The stadiums would be an excellent venue, but then the AR wouldn't be able to use THEIR facility.

drbbq
04-02-2007, 12:41 PM
When did making money become a bad thing? I do it every chance I get and I make as much as I can. And yes, I believe most of that goes to scholarships or at least to worthy causes.
I think once everyone gets over being freaked by the concept of "change", it will be a great three day event. I'm looking forward to it and may even cook the sides under the new schedule.

Kung Fu BBQ
04-02-2007, 10:24 PM
I swear i looked for this topic before I posted that release.

Kung Fu BBQ
04-02-2007, 10:52 PM
Unless I'm mistaken, that is scholarship money. Am I wrong?

no you are not wrong. The Royal $$ is used for Aggra scolarships and farm families. It is a benefit event. Thats why their payouts don't match some smaller comps. Not many people know that for some reason, i didn't know that myself until this year.

Sawdustguy
04-03-2007, 08:30 AM
You guys from KC are spoiled. This is how most contests in the Northeast are run: Cook Saturday, Turn-In Sunday. We don't have a choice, if we don't like it we don't cook.:biggrin:

spicewine
04-03-2007, 04:44 PM
Team Q will be there regardless of the change of date!! Wouldn't miss it!!

Spice

Kung Fu BBQ
04-03-2007, 10:27 PM
This year, I plan to meet some of you guys. Last year I went to one tent on my list of brethern. i was a bit tipsy and he looked busy. So i just kinda stared and walked away back to the dark side of lot A.

KC_Bobby
07-23-2007, 02:50 PM
Anyone know when teams should expect their space assignments? The date for past participants to reserve their space passed on Friday.

Here's the 2007 map: http://www.americanroyal.com/portals/0/07Barbecuemap.pdf

thanks

lunchlady
07-23-2007, 03:06 PM
We have never been out to the Royal, this will be our first. Like Sawdust said, we are used to cooking Sat, with Sun turn-ins in New England. That's why we're so grumpy on Monday mornin's. The only thing that change will affect with us is that we probably WON'T be cooking the Open. We are most likely gonna take off on Sunday to drive back home 1400+ miles.

QUESTION -
Does anyone know, what does it cost to get into the Invitational? We won a State Championship in NY in October, so we are invited, but is there an entry fee as well? I can't know.

I am really looking forward to getting out there and meeting up with all y'all. I'll be one of the few with that damn Boston accent and probably a Red Sox hat.

voodoobbqIL
07-23-2007, 03:15 PM
they should have numbers out for spaces sometime in August

ique
07-23-2007, 03:25 PM
QUESTION -
Does anyone know, what does it cost to get into the Invitational? We won a State Championship in NY in October, so we are invited, but is there an entry fee as well? I can't know.


There is no entry fee for the Invitational.

If you dont cook the open you will need to break down and get out of there right after the awards.... they will sell your spot to a team that is cooking just the open....

KC_Bobby
07-23-2007, 03:40 PM
they should have numbers out for spaces sometime in August


thanks

Kung Fu BBQ
07-23-2007, 11:52 PM
We paid our entry before the deadline. We want the same location but double the space. Not only are we competeing in the BBQ we are competeing against all the the country and classic rock cover bands. We shall bring a new noise.
Stop by to see the show. muhahahahaha

paydabill
07-24-2007, 09:30 AM
Yeah, I am just cooking the invitational this year because of the change. It is hard for me to take Monday's off. I have a lot of reports and meetings on those days.

I look on the Royal website, it does not cost anything for the site to do the invitational, I think it says I have to be broken down before the awards ceremony. Then I guess I park my car and cooker outside the area and walk back. Seems kind of strange, but oh well.

Looking forward to it.