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Plowboy
07-18-2007, 05:01 PM
Wondering what people do with their contest score sheets? Do you keep them, toss them, compare them with past contests, etc?

Jeff_in_KC
07-18-2007, 05:07 PM
I've seen 'em burned! LOL! I keep all mine. I have a notebook I've kept them in.

jtfisher63
07-18-2007, 05:11 PM
We keep ours and analyze the chit out of them. Usually there is nothing to be learned from them though. It seems with our Q half of the judges really like it and the other half thinks it below or at average. It really pisses me off because we can't learn anything from that! We still keep them though. My $.02.

Jason

MilitantSquatter
07-18-2007, 05:14 PM
I keep them but really only look at them the day or two after a contest. I don't really compare category scores & placings from contest to contest.

I generally rely on my feeling about how I think the entries turned out to determine what improvements need to be made the next time out or if I feel confident enough to stick with it even if the results were not great. Over time, I'll know if a trend exists to determine if changes should be considered.

I think paying too much attention to the numbers can sometimes be couterproductive. BBQ scores are very subjective and IMO are really only to that specific contest on that given day. Trying to overanalyze results from two contests in different cities by different judges will a different mix of teams could drive you crazy.

Smokin' Gnome BBQ
07-18-2007, 05:17 PM
As a new team i am saving them all and seeing were and what to work on. My brisket did poorly last weekend and it gives me the taste/tenderness things to try and improve on.

for what thats worth.

Puppyboy
07-18-2007, 06:12 PM
I keep them and compare to past contests.

HoDeDo
07-18-2007, 06:53 PM
Jeff-- I think that was my platte city scores you might have seen a-blaze :twisted:

VERY Theraputic.

lunchlady
07-18-2007, 07:24 PM
This was in Lake Placid... if I figured out how to post pics...

we like to call it a "Scott Proctor" hehehe.

lunchlady
07-18-2007, 07:25 PM
YEA, it worked!
Other than that one, we keep them.

n-2-que
07-18-2007, 07:37 PM
we are keeping ours

butts a fire
07-18-2007, 08:31 PM
We keep them and make notes on them about what we did to the meat. Then runs statistical regressions on them to predict what will provide the best outcome in the future. ( Just kidding But it sounds like a good idea)

SmokeInDaEye
07-18-2007, 08:38 PM
I keep mine. I figure eventually I'll have enough to cut up so I can tape together one really nice score sheet...

Chris Nickelson
07-18-2007, 09:27 PM
put them in file and pull when there is questions about past results. Use them to compare to digi photos of each item that we've turned in.It helps us tie appearance to a score.

KC_Bobby
07-18-2007, 09:34 PM
Keep mine in my 3 ring Boondoggle Bible. I also have a spreadsheet that I enter in the data and so I can look at one place for all my comps and it also breaks down the total points by A Ta Te.

Bentley
07-18-2007, 09:49 PM
Scan them into the computer then frame them! :shock: We do keep them in a folder and do scan them!

Bentley
07-18-2007, 09:51 PM
I keep mine. I figure eventually I'll have enough to cut up so I can tape together one really nice score sheet...


Now that's funny!

SloppyQ
07-18-2007, 10:34 PM
For what it's worth we keep ours. I try to look at total score only and not where we placed, by doing this I can look at trends from contest to contest. At this point the trend is to less Cabo and more pit bitchen.

lazyjacres
07-19-2007, 07:36 AM
I keep mine in a 3 ring binder with pics of turn ins, and other info from the cook for future reference. Not that it helps but, it's there if you want to look back.

tonto1117
07-19-2007, 07:39 AM
Planning on keeping them. We have a team member that has already created a spread sheet to plug numbers in....to what end I'm not sure yet..:razz:

Captain Caveman
07-19-2007, 01:30 PM
usually I wad it up soon after getting it, then I whine a little bit, followed by trying to smooth it back out again, usually at some point I end up muttering the phrase "I think Judge 6 ate the lettuce".:biggrin:

That being said, we still have them all.

Young Gun
07-19-2007, 02:36 PM
I keep the test scores, and review them before the next cook to see where I may have areas to improve.

KC_Bobby
07-19-2007, 03:21 PM
I keep the test scores, and review them before the next cook to see where I may have areas to improve.

I think most all of us do this ... and in theory it makes sense. Although in BBQ I'm not sure. In fact, I believe taking the same box to the next table at the same comp is going to score differently.

Over the past 2 months I've often wondered how many winners end up coming off the same table of judges. I wonder if KCBS keeps any information on how individual judges score turn ins, then they could try to equal out the high scorers and low scores so a bunch of similar type of judges wouldn't be at the same table. If not, I think it sounds like a good idea. It would be fairly simple to do with a spreadsheet. Although mixing in the experienced judges with the inexperienced is probably more important so results to help evenly match judging quality from table to table ... maybe.

Bigmista
07-19-2007, 03:47 PM
They are good for starting a chimney of charcoal at the next contest.

Recycling Mod

Greendriver
07-19-2007, 04:14 PM
I have kept all of mine and seems to me there really ought to be a computer program to analyze them...I might be dreaming but seems like I heard that there was such a thing somewhere else.

Bigmista
07-19-2007, 04:56 PM
I have kept all of mine and seems to me there really ought to be a computer program to analyze them...I might be dreaming but seems like I heard that there was such a thing somewhere else.

*shaking his shoulders*

Wake up GD! Wake up!!!!

cmcadams
07-20-2007, 02:21 PM
I use mine to dry up the tears I get from reading them.

Fredbird
07-20-2007, 02:35 PM
I use mine to dry up the tears I get from reading them.

I usually just cry in my beer.:rolleyes: :biggrin:

I don't know why we keep the score sheets, but we do. We analyze them the day of the contest and then never look at them again.

Plowboy
07-21-2007, 07:58 PM
I usually just cry in my beer.:rolleyes: :biggrin:



And then I think, "Hey, more beer!" "Salty."

CajunSmoker
07-21-2007, 08:11 PM
What's a score sheet? (IBCA mod):roll:

The Anchorman
07-22-2007, 06:44 PM
I keep mine in a 3 ring binder with pics of turn ins, and other info from the cook for future reference. Not that it helps but, it's there if you want to look back.

A little anal retentive huh?:roll:

Roo-B-Q'N
07-23-2007, 12:56 PM
We keep ours, ok so we only have two, but we have them and then my wife puts the pics we have along with the scores into a spread sheet.

It tells us alot. For instance we are medicore. We have placed darn near in the middle of the pack in both contests we have cooked. I am serious, we have a 1/2 a point difference in overall scores. It is maddening, esp. when you think you have done so well.