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Bigmista
08-09-2007, 02:33 PM
The prizes for the Viejas Smokin in the Park contest have been announced!

Smokin in the Park - $20,000 in Prize Money!
CBBQA Sanction and KCBS Rules and Reps
Grand Champion $7,500.
Reserve Champion $5,000,
1st $875, 2nd $500, 3rd $250, 4th $150 and 5th $100 in each category Trophy's up to 5th place.

This will be one of the biggest contests in California this year! All of the bigboys will be there so this is your chance to prove your mettle!

Don't miss this one!!!


Who's in?

Bentley
08-09-2007, 02:40 PM
Monster contest for prize money in CA, or just about anywhere except the big 4 I think! $7500 GC will let you do a lot more contests!

G$
08-09-2007, 02:43 PM
I am not in, but some day I'd love to make the drive for Viejas.

Bigmista
08-09-2007, 03:03 PM
I'm excited! But then again, I'm always excited. Anybody gonna do Moorpark to tune up?

MilitantSquatter
08-09-2007, 08:56 PM
Good Luck Neil...

I'll be competing 3000 miles away from you at Dover, DE which might end up being the largest contest in the Northeast.

ThomEmery
08-09-2007, 09:38 PM
Sure would like to see a few of you at Moorpark
Yes the casino folks are doing a nice job
and they will have a strong marketing campaign

Bigmista
08-10-2007, 11:29 AM
Good Luck Neil...

I'll be competing 3000 miles away from you at Dover, DE which might end up being the largest contest in the Northeast.

Well Vinny I think we should take both of them and then it could be a brethren sweep!!

Bigmista
09-11-2007, 12:34 PM
Just over a month away! Who has submitted their apps?

Bentley
09-11-2007, 01:22 PM
We are in!

Bigmista
09-11-2007, 02:02 PM
Sweet! Maybe we will end up near each other. Along with "Topical" Heat and Jay and Monica. Should be a party!

Bigmista
09-26-2007, 12:15 PM
Just a heads up for anyone thinking about competing in this event. October 1st is the deadline for the early bird signup. Entry fee goes up after that.

Go sign up now!

Rub-A-Dub
09-26-2007, 07:00 PM
Found out that the lady the is in charge of the event is Debra Hood. 1-800-847-6537

Bigmista
09-27-2007, 01:56 PM
We're up to 26 teams and growing in this one. Definitely gonna be the biggest one in Cali!

NotleyQue
09-27-2007, 06:59 PM
Notley Que is in.
Gonna give you guys a run for your money.

smokin'fool
09-28-2007, 06:34 PM
I am trying to talk the girl friend into going out there and getting a hotel room so we can check it out and meet some Brethren. She is still himmming and hawwwing over it.

NotleyQue
09-29-2007, 04:10 PM
tell her there is great shopping right there, a casino, and the weather will be perfect.

I am trying to talk the girl friend into going out there and getting a hotel room so we can check it out and meet some Brethren. She is still himmming and hawwwing over it.

Bigmista
09-29-2007, 04:40 PM
tell her there is great shopping right there, a casino, and the weather will be perfect.

That's why MrsMista is going!

smokin'fool
09-30-2007, 02:40 PM
I think you guys just secured the trip for me. Great shopping and a Casino I don't think she will be able to pass it up.

Jeff_in_KC
09-30-2007, 02:45 PM
That's incredible! That kind of payout with only twenty-some teams??? I like the odds, guys! I'm shocked it hasn't drawn some famous KCBS teams. Just curious... what's the entry fee? Hope one of the Brethren win it!!!

Rub-A-Dub
09-30-2007, 04:19 PM
Entry fee is $260 bucks. Here is the reg link

http://www.shopsatviejas.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=49&HS=1

Here is some other info
http://www.shopviejas.com/#remote-20

Bigmista
09-30-2007, 04:27 PM
I paid $220 cause I'm a CBBQA member. I'm sure there will be over 30 teams there. Probably won't be any out of state teams because it's the week before the Jack.

ThomEmery
09-30-2007, 05:28 PM
Yes we have AZ teams coming in
It will be 30 plus easy

smokin'fool
10-01-2007, 11:15 AM
Damnit the g/f just informed me that she bought tickets to Knotts scary farm for the 20th. She is taking her friends kids and her cousin to Knotts so no Viejas for me but at least the kids get to have fun.

Bigmista
10-03-2007, 01:40 PM
37 teams registered now for this comp. Gonna be a lot of fun!

TOPS BBQ
10-03-2007, 06:19 PM
I would like to compete, but I can't get the team geared up for it. I might make the trip on my own and pay everyone a visit. The in-laws live in Encinitas, so I have a place to stay. Good luck to everyone!

Bigmista
10-03-2007, 08:55 PM
They can't get geared up for $20k in prize money? Wassup wit dat?

Countryhb
10-05-2007, 03:17 PM
I'm in, yo!

HB-BBQ
10-05-2007, 05:03 PM
I'm in, yo! I am in as well and am really looking forward to it as this will be my first ever comp.

TOPS BBQ
10-05-2007, 05:51 PM
They can't get geared up for $20k in prize money? Wassup wit dat?

They don't want to make that trip. They are just supporters. I'm the cook. I'm trying to get them to go to the SWIBB in AZ.

By the way, you didn't make it to Clovis. Maybe not as much money, but not as far as a drive for you, than Viejas is for me.

Brian in So Cal
10-05-2007, 06:39 PM
I'm in, yo!

I am in as well and am really looking forward to it as this will be my first ever comp.

Since you guys are neighbors are you cooking together?

HB-BBQ
10-08-2007, 06:14 PM
Since you guys are neighbors are you cooking together?There will be three of us sharing the task, but Country will be our official pit biatch :twisted: :eek: :twisted:






just joking C.........

Brian in So Cal
10-08-2007, 10:23 PM
Im in, See you guys there. Should be a blast.

Countryhb
10-11-2007, 10:32 AM
There will be three of us sharing the task, but Country will be our official pit biatch :twisted: :eek: :twisted:
just joking C.........

I heard there was some sort of whacked-out crap talk like this going on, but I didn't believe it! Hmmm...keep it up and I'll tell your wife about all the bad stuff you did at the comp!! She won't mind if we have strippers in our camp, will she? :evil::biggrin:

HB-BBQ
10-11-2007, 10:57 AM
I heard there was some sort of whacked-out crap talk like this going on, but I didn't believe it! Hmmm...keep it up and I'll tell your wife about all the bad stuff you did at the comp!! She won't mind if we have strippers in our camp, will she? :evil::biggrin: Ok, but remember what happens at Viejas stays at Viejas...Now if we have strippers coming you gotta snap a few pics of me with them so I can make her jealous:lol:

So do you know any? :twisted::twisted::twisted::twisted:

TOPS BBQ
10-11-2007, 12:24 PM
If you can't compete, they are still looking for some more CBJs.

NotleyQue
10-11-2007, 08:03 PM
your in laws have great taste in places to live.


I would like to compete, but I can't get the team geared up for it. I might make the trip on my own and pay everyone a visit. The in-laws live in Encinitas, so I have a place to stay. Good luck to everyone!

Rub-A-Dub
10-12-2007, 07:41 PM
Counting them down!!!!! 7 days untill Que time!!!!! WOOT!!

Are the teams competing going to get there Friday or Saturday? Well see you guys there. Will be looking for the breathern so I can introduce myself.

barbedQ
10-12-2007, 09:09 PM
For anyone attending this for the first time, I guarantee you'll have a blast. Viejas was our first out of state trip and Thom and the CBBQA guys/gals are top notch.

Talked my wife into the camp ground right down the street so we'd save some cash. Don't think that will ever happen again.

Wish we could have made it this year but I'll be suffering on the beach in Maui.

Good luck Thom, stop by for a cold one at Rawhide.

NotleyQue
10-12-2007, 10:49 PM
This time next week Ill be putting my briskeys on. The countdown has begun.

Bigmista
10-16-2007, 11:45 AM
I'll be on the road in 3 days! Friday can't get here fast enough!

Norcoredneck
10-16-2007, 10:01 PM
Ok, but remember what happens at Viejas stays at Viejas...Now if we have strippers coming you gotta snap a few pics of me with them so I can make her jealous:lol:

So do you know any? :twisted::twisted::twisted::twisted:
Warning!
Seen Country with literally tons of them !:biggrin:
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w7/apgoodin/fat%20people/fat-2.jpg

Brian in So Cal
10-16-2007, 10:28 PM
Looking forward to this one. Can't wait to get there.

Countryhb
10-17-2007, 10:56 AM
Warning!
Seen Country with literally tons of them !:biggrin:
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w7/apgoodin/fat%20people/fat-2.jpg

I never claimed quality!!

Bigmista
10-17-2007, 01:55 PM
Picked up a little something to make this contest a little more interesting!

Countryhb
10-17-2007, 05:27 PM
your a sick man brother! I'd show you what I've got to make the contest interesting, but I don't think those kind of pictures are allowed...

Bigmista
10-17-2007, 05:58 PM
As long as it's interesting, I'm game!

Rub-A-Dub
10-17-2007, 06:48 PM
2 DAY'S UNTILL THE PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Put your game faces on its Que time :)

leanza
10-17-2007, 08:39 PM
Wishing you Brethren, God's Speed this weekend. May the best team win!

BowtieBill
10-17-2007, 08:39 PM
Picked up a little something to make this contest a little more interesting!

I will be bringing a bottle of Patron Anejo to the party :icon_clown
See ya there!

big brother smoke
10-17-2007, 08:50 PM
For anyone attending this for the first time, I guarantee you'll have a blast. Viejas was our first out of state trip and Thom and the CBBQA guys/gals are top notch.

Talked my wife into the camp ground right down the street so we'd save some cash. Don't think that will ever happen again.

Wish we could have made it this year but I'll be suffering on the beach in Maui.

Good luck Thom, stop by for a cold one at Rawhide.


ANyone know the name of the campground?

Bigmista
10-17-2007, 10:05 PM
Not a campground. It's at the Viejas Outlet Center.

Location: Viejas Outlet Center
5005 Willows Road, Alpine, CA 91901

Rub-A-Dub
10-17-2007, 10:24 PM
For all that are interested we have had 15 to 30 mile an hour winds for the past 2 days, and the wind has been that way for the past 2 weekends. Just a heads up.

HB-BBQ
10-17-2007, 10:40 PM
For all that are interested we have had 15 to 30 mile an hour winds for the past 2 days, and the wind has been that way for the past 2 weekends. Just a heads up.
Thanks for the heads up. I just got some EZ-Up weight bags, hope they work good in that wind.

Bigmista
10-17-2007, 11:40 PM
I guess we better find some weights too. Who's going to be on the grass?

BBQ_Mayor
10-18-2007, 11:54 AM
I told my uncle I would come out and he and I would do a contest together. But as things go I end up buying a house and find myself too busy and too broke to go.
If I can get him to drive out your way, would one of you nice farkers show him a good time? Send my a pm and I'll get you his information.

Bigmista
10-18-2007, 12:17 PM
Of course! What's his name and where is he coming from?

BBQ_Mayor
10-18-2007, 12:55 PM
Great! Thanks Bigmista,

His name is Ron and he lives in San Diego along with my Aunt Joann. Wonderfull people.
Here he is cooking for us one night. This is not the picture, but he makes a mean Tri-tip.
10598

Also picture of me and the family with Ron and Joann.
10599

I hope he can make it out. I think he would enjoy it.

Thanks again.

big brother smoke
10-18-2007, 02:51 PM
Not a campground. It's at the Viejas Outlet Center.

Location: Viejas Outlet Center
5005 Willows Road, Alpine, CA 91901

I meant the campground closest to VEjas

Bigmista
10-18-2007, 03:45 PM
Not a clue. Why would you go there?

big brother smoke
10-18-2007, 04:19 PM
Not a clue. Why would you go there?

Not sure where I could crash. Can I just sleep in my Explorer. Need info on accomadations:shock::oops:

Calling you, ring......

Rub-A-Dub
10-18-2007, 07:21 PM
Call this number 1-800-847-6537. this is the number to Veijas. they can tell you where you will be able to crash.

Rub-A-Dub
10-19-2007, 07:35 AM
It's FRIDAY!!!!! Time to get your smoke on!!!!! IT's PARTY TIMEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!:biggrin::biggrin:
P.S. What time is the pot luck?

Brian in So Cal
10-19-2007, 07:56 AM
Not sure where I could crash. Can I just sleep in my Explorer. Need info on accomadations:shock::oops:

Calling you, ring......

I am just bringing a cot to crash on.

Bigmista
10-19-2007, 08:28 AM
Crap! I can't sleep! I'm too excited!

Pot luck will probably be after the cook's meeting.

Bentley
10-19-2007, 03:29 PM
1st week at the new job, could not make myself ask them if I could have today off to compete, call me a whuss! It has been a long time since I had to work a whole day and then head to a competition. I am in Pasadena, I get off at 5PM, the traffic going East will be a bitch till I get outside Indland Empire, Ontiaro, Riverside...I am hoping to get to Alpine, just North of San Diego on I-8 in about 3 hours but you just never know.

Just glad to have a job! Mom and sis, rest of team are all ready on the way, so most of the site will be set up when I get there, looks like I will be breaking everything down tomorrow..payback! :mad:

leanza
10-19-2007, 10:42 PM
Bent, you are'nt a anything except "the man". Your taking care of priorities. Thanks for inviting me to hang out there. Wish you great success.

MrSmoker
10-20-2007, 07:14 PM
Any news from Mista yet?

Bigmista
10-20-2007, 11:36 PM
Wow!

What a party! We had a great time! This was a bash that just happened to be at a contest. Here is a list of Brethren that were at Viejas:

Bigmista
MrsMista
LilSistaMista
Sylvie
Professor Salt
BBQ Junkie
CountryHB
HB BBQ
Brian in SoCal
Big Brother Smoke
Jaybird
Bowtie Bill
Rub a Dub
Notley Que
Not to mention family and friends. Friday night, there was a huge party at the Four Q tent. We ate, we drank, we cooked, we partied. For our potluck we had
Shrimp and chicken Gumbo
The best fried chicken ever
Prime Rib
Venison Shepard's Pie
Brats
Beans
Cole Slaw
Red Potato salad
Buckboard bacon
Homemade cookies
Chocolate chip cheesecake
Cabo Wabo
Patron
El Correlejo Tequila
3 kinds of Sake

THis was a great night with great people. I am in the process of uploading my pics. I'm sure everyone else will chime in when they recover.

BTW Congrats to Notley Que for a third in brisket in his second Comp!

big brother smoke
10-21-2007, 12:12 AM
You forgot the Grand Marnier for the margaritas! I should have forgot it at the liquor store:shock::twisted::biggrin:

Bigmista
10-21-2007, 12:43 AM
Viejas Smokin' in the Park
37 Teams

Grand Champion BLQUE,Cuttin Edge QN
Reserve Grand Champion Otis and the Bird

Chicken 1st Smokin' Steve's Pit Barbeque
2nd The Pit Stop, LLC
3rd Smitty's Smoke Patrol
4th Rhythm N' Que
5th Oink County Cookers

Pork Ribs 1st Ric's Righteous Ribs
2nd The Rib Doctor
3rd Rhythm N' Que
4th BBQ by Dan
5th The Change Smoker

Pork Shoulder 1st Oink County Cookers
2nd Series of Small Fires
3rd Asleep at the Grill.com
4th QN4U
5th All Hogs go to Heaven

Brisket 1st BLQUE,Cuttin Edge QN
2nd Otis and the Bird
3rd Notley Que
4th The Rib Doctor
5th All Hogs go to Heaven

Bentley
10-21-2007, 01:01 AM
Mista got hosed in Brisket...all I am gonna say!

Bigmista
10-21-2007, 02:01 AM
Here are my pics:

http://s77.photobucket.com/albums/j67/bigmista/Viejas/

swamprb
10-21-2007, 03:37 AM
Looks like a great time! Thanks for the pics Neil!

The_Kapn
10-21-2007, 07:27 AM
Sounds like a grand time was had by all!

Neil, Some great pics and some fine looking Grub.
Thanks,

TIM

BBQ_MAFIA
10-21-2007, 07:56 AM
Thanks for the pics Neil.

Glad you had such a great time.

big brother smoke
10-21-2007, 11:56 AM
More PICS (http://s54.photobucket.com/albums/g93/bigbrothersmoke/Veijas%20Comp%20Pics/)

Solidkick
10-21-2007, 12:01 PM
Congrats on the walks!

Single Fin Smoker
10-21-2007, 12:13 PM
Who brought that cute baby?

Brian in So Cal
10-21-2007, 01:30 PM
Neil, What a great party at your site. Man, so much food and fun. I ate until I thought I was going to explode, the good eats (and drinks:wink:) just kept coming.

So many things to try and all of it good.

Norcoredneck
10-21-2007, 02:31 PM
Dam look like i missed a great party. Looks great everybody.

Rub-A-Dub
10-21-2007, 02:39 PM
Well here is the Rub-A-Dub collection. Man this was a great event. I even got to judge!!!! Got a lot of info out of it. It was nice to put some faces with name for a change. The party at Mista's team tent was to say the lest awsome!!!. Cabo Wabo Baby!!!!!!! Thanks to Four Q BBQ Team for letting me hang out. Hope to see you guys in Indo soon.
http://s219.photobucket.com/albums/cc130/Rub-a-Dub_photos/

Sylvie
10-21-2007, 04:49 PM
We all had great time. Here are my photos from the event. Included are some photos of the spread we had at the potluck. http://www.flickr.com/photos/soulfusionkitchen/sets/72157602591531187/

Rub-A-Dub
10-21-2007, 05:24 PM
My wife loved your pork. She said I need to get the recipe from ya so I can make it at home. And if the professor can give up that chicken wing recipe, I'll be getting my pit up sooner. Thanks to all for the good times.

ThomEmery
10-21-2007, 07:17 PM
Dub Nice meeting You and your Bride
See you at Stagecoach

Bigmista
10-21-2007, 08:52 PM
Wish you could have made the party Thom. We had a ball! My wife almost left me for Jay's chicken and I got a few proposals after folx ate the Gumbo.

big brother smoke
10-21-2007, 10:52 PM
I am hooked, see you in two weeks:twisted::biggrin:

Bigmista
10-22-2007, 09:45 AM
The question is will you cook or will you just drink? :lol:

Countryhb
10-22-2007, 11:20 AM
He's gonna cook with me!

Countryhb
10-22-2007, 03:51 PM
I am hooked, see you in two weeks:twisted::biggrin:

I can't believe he's hooked. bro Smoke was working so hard he didn't even have time to stop and cheese it up for my camera...

Countryhb
10-22-2007, 04:08 PM
Just heard on a Event Advisory meeting at work that 7 new fires have sprouted today, including Alpine and Lakeside. National Guard has been dispatched to San Diego. I certainly hope they are able to save that beautiful little community that was so gracious to host us!

big brother smoke
10-22-2007, 08:55 PM
The question is will you cook or will you just drink? :lol:


I am pit bitchin and drinkin :shock::biggrin::tongue::tongue:

Seriously, I also hope this fire chit dies quickly. I am also worried about Brian!

Edit: I just might enter my own team: The West Coast BBQ Illuminati:biggrin:

If so, I will only bring a pint of tekilya!:tongue:

Rub-A-Dub
10-22-2007, 08:57 PM
CABO WABO brother, CABO WABO!!!!

slat
10-22-2007, 10:47 PM
Glad everyone had a great time. Congrats to all who walked.

BowtieBill
10-23-2007, 12:57 PM
FYI, got a text message from Brian yesterday. He is OK now, but communication is only available by text message.
Hopefully these winds will die down really soon. Part of my town has been evacuated, hopefully the fire will lay down as it approaches.
If I get any more info from Brian, I will keep you posted.
Bill

HB-BBQ
10-23-2007, 11:52 PM
Hope all of our Socal brethern and sisteren stay safe during this trying time.

I had a great time. it was nice to meet everyone I ran in to I didn't have a chance to post any of my pics from the wknd yet so here goes. I found this one of an imposter hiding behind a pork rind mask...t must have been alcohol related :lol:
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z216/hb-bbq/Viejas%2010-19-2007/DSCN1308-1.jpg

Here are the rest.
http://s190.photobucket.com/albums/z216/hb-bbq/Viejas%2010-19-2007/

Rub-A-Dub
10-25-2007, 01:39 AM
Whos is going to La Quintia?

ThomEmery
10-25-2007, 07:33 AM
Rub start a new thread LOL
I will be there