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blues_n_cues
12-30-2007, 02:06 PM
i know the kc royal is the big daddy, but what do you consider #'s 2 & 3 ?

i'm personally thinking for me- memphis in may & the houston livestock show & rodeo.

ZILLA
12-30-2007, 02:11 PM
The Jack
The Royal
The HLSR BBQ

Or so they say.

The Pickled Pig
12-30-2007, 02:57 PM
For KCBS sanctioned contests, The American Royal, The Great American Barbecue Contest, and The Great Lenexa Barbecue Battle are the 3 largest contests (teams competing) each year.

Bigmista
12-30-2007, 03:00 PM
Are you talking size or prestige?

Bbq Bubba
12-30-2007, 03:02 PM
The Jack
The Royal
The HLSR BBQ

Or so they say.

Ditto..............

blues_n_cues
12-30-2007, 03:10 PM
Are you talking size or prestige?both & what's "popularly"considered - as by the general masses & cable tv(ifthat makes sense)..

Just Smokin' Around
12-30-2007, 09:11 PM
The Jack
The Royal
The HLSR BBQ

Or so they say.

I'm not going to argue with Zilla. Certainly the Jack and Royal are up there. I've only heard great things about the HLSR, so it sounds as if it's at the top of the food chain.

blues_n_cues
12-31-2007, 01:07 AM
y'all gotta fill me in i'm just asking....but i do know resume builders...thats why i ask.

Jorge
12-31-2007, 01:31 AM
y'all gotta fill me in i'm just asking....but i do know resume builders...thats why i ask.

Win any of them and your resume will be fine. :mrgreen:8-)

Scottie, you've won one and cooked at least two of the others that I know of. What say you?

KC_Bobby
12-31-2007, 10:13 AM
Answers are definately going to be effected by what BBQ association a person is involved in.

As a KCBS member, I'd say:
Jack
Royal Open
Royal Invitational

Someone that is involved with MIM would consider Memphis in May as king - as they should.

I forget the Texas BBQ association, but I'd expect them to list Houston Livestock and Rodeo.

kcpellethead
12-31-2007, 11:39 AM
From the outside looking in (no particular order) :

Memphis in May
Houston Livestock Rodeo
Jack Daniels World Invitational

From the inside, meaning as a cook that concentrates on KCBS events . . . .well, I started to answer, but I can't. My answer would include the American Royal. The Royal just does not get the respect the three contests listed above get. I'm not a fan of the whole Jack Daniel's draw and celebrity judging, but I get as wound up about getting there as anybody, so it would be included. Beyond that, I guess the Great American BBQ Festival, but it's just too new to have the prestige of the others. I give it. This is too hard.

Rod

Jorge
12-31-2007, 11:46 AM
Beyond that, I guess the Great American BBQ Festival, but it's just too new to have the prestige of the others. I give it. This is too hard.

Rod

I'd be a little fond of it too, if my ribs scored 180:wink:8-)

kcpellethead
12-31-2007, 11:53 AM
I'd be a little fond of it too, if my ribs scored 180:wink:8-)

Well . . . .then there's that . . . . (tried to put the "red face" icon here, but I'm too stupid)

Ford
01-01-2008, 02:21 PM
I'm real surprised that nobody so far has mentioned Shannon IL. A call there is really a quality call against a field filled with champions every year. Good judges, well run and when teams come from Florida to Mass to Washington to Texas to Oklahoma to Cal and everywhere inbetween you know that you're measured against the best.

So for resume building sure the Jack will always be #1 because it's the hardest to get into. Royal Invitational is #2. And to me Shannon is #3 and it's the only "open" contest on that list.

blues_n_cues
01-08-2008, 06:47 PM
his is not strictly bbq or kcbs but 1 thingi have always wanted to do(raisedin southtexas) is the king ranch ranchhand breakfast. it's cattle drive style cooking w/ chuckwagons & d.o. competitions... old school style- here's a link

http://gorvtexas.com/ranchhand.htm

oops. the main link
http://www.king-ranch.com/special_events.html

chad
01-08-2008, 06:50 PM
The Pig Jig in GA is pretty notorious. Same with Memphis in May. The Reno ribfest is decent sized and has rep'. The national pork cookoff in DC in June is held on the Mall in DC. Douglas Best of the Best ain't too shabby, either.

Lot's of large, famous contests around.

Scottie
01-08-2008, 08:27 PM
Win any of them and your resume will be fine. :mrgreen:8-)

Scottie, you've won one and cooked at least two of the others that I know of. What say you?

My opinion would be the Jack, ARI, the Rodeo and MIM... The Rodeo is like nothing you have ever seen. It's also a contest that Joe down the block can't really cook in... It's very corporate.

So i would say the Jack, then the ARI. Probably MIM as three... They only cook pork though. Rodeo you only cook one meat. That's why i think the Jack and ARI stand out.

Scottie

blues_n_cues
01-09-2008, 02:48 AM
My opinion would be the Jack, ARI, the Rodeo and MIM... The Rodeo is like nothing you have ever seen. It's also on on contest that Joe down the block can really cook in... It's very corporate.

So i would say the Jack, then the ARI. Probably MIM as three... They only cook pork though. Rodeo you only cook one meat. That's why i think the Jack and ARI stand out.

Scottie
thanx everyone. i am all about the pig. not to sound cocky but i'll put my ribs up against anyone in the world as far as taste,texture,& color. i've done over 5000 briskets so thats just an option. i'm really about making $$$ but a couple comps just for me to see where i stand & what people want.....which is prolly all the wrong criteria for judging"judging" or customer judging....my main philosiphy is fill yer belly & serve a great meal (i'm not so silly as to try to sell ya the best ya ever had)for say... $7.00

DawgPhan
01-09-2008, 08:05 AM
I'm real surprised that nobody so far has mentioned Shannon IL. A call there is really a quality call against a field filled with champions every year. Good judges, well run and when teams come from Florida to Mass to Washington to Texas to Oklahoma to Cal and everywhere inbetween you know that you're measured against the best.

So for resume building sure the Jack will always be #1 because it's the hardest to get into. Royal Invitational is #2. And to me Shannon is #3 and it's the only "open" contest on that list.


I was doing some numbers crunching recently and the 06 Shannon contests was the most competitive event over the last 2 years based on who was there and got called. 07 wasnt far behind. Certainly getting a call in Shannon is something special.

Wizards of 'Que
01-09-2008, 09:19 AM
The answer depends on what your definition of “is” is. If you are asking which is the best known among the masses, the answer is MIM. This is because over the years they have done a much better job of promoting themselves to the national media. If you are asking which is the biggest, then the AR or the Rodeo is the answer because I’m not sure which is bigger. If you are asking which is the most prestigious, then the Jack is most likely the answer at least among most competitors.

Swinebuck
01-09-2008, 09:42 AM
I have to go with Memphis In May, AR, and the Jack. We need some additional team members for MIM. If anyone wants to join our team for MIM please email me at swinebucksbbq@gmail.com Photos of last years MIM are on our web site.
Thanks
Mike
Swinebuck

Scottie
01-09-2008, 10:48 AM
I was doing some numbers crunching recently and the 06 Shannon contests was the most competitive event over the last 2 years based on who was there and got called. 07 wasnt far behind. Certainly getting a call in Shannon is something special.


that is one reason why I list my first place brisket last year at Shannon as my major accomplishments on the KCBS website. I should also list my second place finish in pork as well... It's an honor to get a call at Shannon.

Scottie