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Merl
01-05-2008, 04:26 PM
How soon will it be before you compete in "08. Are you going to cook on ice or wait for spring. Carol and I begin in Rio Ranch at the end of March.

Which and when will be your first competition which you attend?

NotleyQue
01-05-2008, 06:01 PM
Feb 2nd and 3rd. Palm Desert CA. IBCA event.

Butcher BBQ
01-05-2008, 07:00 PM
Merl I'm going to Great Bend, KS. As long as the weather hold out. Mid February.

G$
01-05-2008, 07:06 PM
How soon will it be before you compete in "08. Are you going to cook on ice or wait for spring. Carol and I begin in Rio Ranch at the end of March.

Which and when will be your first competition which you attend?

Probably Rio Rancho! May be we will see ya there. (As an aside, this is a great comp, and Merl and Carol seem to do great in conjunction with the city event organizers.)

Although, we were hoping the city would push it back a few weeks. We seriously nearly froze last year. Us out door roughin' it types don't do well in 26* and windy.

ThomEmery
01-05-2008, 07:12 PM
Feb 2nd and 3rd. Palm Desert CA. IBCA event.

Me to

Smokin' Gnome BBQ
01-05-2008, 07:27 PM
have to wait for the listings.was gonna be Yardley but, the date got changed.

Bigjim4x
01-05-2008, 07:39 PM
We have one in 2 weeks in Houston.

Plowboy
01-05-2008, 08:12 PM
Feb 1 & 2 - Polar Swine III

Brian in So Cal
01-05-2008, 08:30 PM
Feb 2nd and 3rd. Palm Desert CA. IBCA event.

Me to

Me three:-D

Pig Headed
01-05-2008, 08:55 PM
April 18 Salisbury,MD.

rookiedad
01-05-2008, 09:26 PM
we're doing grilling on the bay on may 23 in brooklyn!

phil

Knothead
01-05-2008, 09:40 PM
Hey Todd, you got more info a Polar Swine sounds like a good time

Plowboy
01-05-2008, 09:46 PM
Hey Todd, you got more info a Polar Swine sounds like a good time

Talk to Andy. He's the contest organizer.

Jeff_in_KC
01-05-2008, 09:49 PM
Wow, since Warsaw, MO moved to mid-May, it looks as if we won't get started until May 2 at St. Joseph, MO or May 9 at Platte City, MO.

Plowboy
01-05-2008, 09:53 PM
Wow, since Warsaw, MO moved to mid-May, it looks as if we won't get started until May 2 at St. Joseph, MO or May 9 at Platte City, MO.

When can we enter for Pleasant Hill? That will be our first KCBS comp.

Just Smokin' Around
01-05-2008, 10:28 PM
April 18 Salisbury,MD.


Same for me. Looking forward to it. The site has the forms and I received them last week via email. I guess it's time to start filling those things out ( and coming up with the entry fees).

How many days til April 18th :?: :lol:

Jeff_in_KC
01-05-2008, 11:42 PM
When can we enter for Pleasant Hill? That will be our first KCBS comp.


Now!!!! www.SmokinOnBigCreek.com (http://www.SmokinOnBigCreek.com) and click on entry form.

Bigmista
01-06-2008, 12:38 AM
Wishland, Orange County April 19th

bigabyte
01-06-2008, 01:29 AM
Anyone familiar with KC area comps willing to help a newbie pick out the some good ones to get my comp feet wet at? I was thinking about doing one each month. Just not sure yet which ones I will pick. Any from this list that you think are extra special, or any I should consider avoiding? I left out the GAB, Lenexa and AR because I already know they are top notch, and I will attend at least one of these big three. For the rest I was kinda looking for something not so big.

4/4/2008 Smokin on Big Creek Pleasant Hill MO
4/25/2008 Barry Road Hy-Vee BBQ N. Kansas City, MO
4/25/2008 Smokin in the Creek Sugar Creek MO
5/2/2008 Belton Heritage BBQ Contest Belton MO
5/2/2008 Brew Blues & BBQ Lansing KS
5/9/2008 Sertoma 48 BBQ Lawrence KS
5/9/2008 Platte City/Basswood Resort BBQ Platte City MO
6/6/2008 McLouth BBQ McLouth KS
6/13/2008 Raytown State BBQ Championship Raytown MO
6/13/2008 Tonganoxie Days BBQ Tonganoxie KS
8/15/2008 BBQ & Fly-In On The River Excelsior Springs MO
9/19/2008 Jesse James BBQ Cookout Kearney MO
9/19/2008 Pleasant Valley Fall Festival Pleasant Valley MO
9/19/2008 Battle of the Brisket Mission KS
9/26/2008 Shawnee Great Grillers Shawnee KS
10/10/2008 Cooking on the Kaw Desoto KS

Sorry if this is a stupid question to ask, but it would be nice to know what I am getting into instead of just blindly picking basically.

Rub-A-Dub
01-06-2008, 01:36 AM
Holtville Rib Cookoff Jan 26th, This event is more of a fund raiser that a comp. $1000 for first 5-$800 for second and 2-$300 for third place. Sorry did not pay any attention after the event cord. said $1000 for first.

Jeff_in_KC
01-06-2008, 02:04 AM
Chris, based only on MY experience, out of the ones you listed, here's my suggestions:

4/4/2008 Smokin on Big Creek Pleasant Hill MO (just because I know it will be great!!!)
5/9/2008 Sertoma 48 BBQ Lawrence KS (know one of the Sertoma guys and Meatheads say it's good)
5/9/2008 Platte City/Basswood Resort BBQ Platte City MO (love this one!! GREAT place for a contest!)
10/10/2008 Cooking on the Kaw Desoto KS (great contest to end the season--- always has solid competition)

BanditBBQ
01-06-2008, 08:33 AM
Man, I'd really like to go do the 2008 Winter Burn-Off, in Des Plaines, Illinois, on February 10th (did it last year and had a blast), but that is my Bride and my anniversary. Since she doesn't quite share the same enthusiasm for 'que as I me, looks like I'll get to spend the time with her.

Sooooo, the first contest won't be until May 2nd -3rd in Centalia/Wamac, Illinois. They're a first year contest, are waiting for their KCBS sanctioning, will be a State Championship Qualifier, and should be a lot of fun. The organizer (Shane Swartzlander of Chubby's BBQ) is a member of the Illinois BBQ Society and KCBS.

If you're interested, check out their info page at http://www.gocentralia.com/springfestival .

See you down the 'que road!

Carpe 'Que,
Jim

BanditBBQ
01-06-2008, 08:39 AM
(reposted from http://www.myspace.com/banditbbq )

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

2008 Contest Schedule
Current mood: http://x.myspace.com/images/blog/moods/iBrads/chipper.gif stoked
Category: Travel and Places (http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.viewCategory&FriendID=89691181&BlogCategoryID=24)
Okay Gang, here's the schedule so far...
February 28th, 29th & March 1st - HPBA Expo - Atlanta, Georgia - Demo Cooking for Ace of Hearts BBQ Specialties (http://www.aceofheartsbbq.com/)
April 19th - Certified BBQ Judging Class - Mt. Vernon, Illinois
May 2nd & 3rd - Southwestern Illinois Spring Festival - Wamac, Illinois - ILBBQS (http://www.ilbbqs.com/) & KCBS Contest
June 13th & 14th - King City BBQ Showdown - Mt. Vernon, Illinois - ILBBQS (http://www.ilbbqs.com/) & KCBS Contest
August 22nd & 23rd - Cape BBQ Fest - Cape Girardeau, Missouri - KCBS Contest
September 5th & 6th - Bean Blossom Blues Festival - Nashville, Indiana - KCBS Contest
September 12th & 13th - Southern Illinois Bluegrass & BBQ Festival - Salem, Illinois - - ILBBQS (http://www.ilbbqs.com/) & KCBS Contest
October 10th & 11th - Central Illinois Bragging Rights BBQ Contest - Arthur, Illinois - - ILBBQS (http://www.ilbbqs.com/) & KCBS Contest
October 12th - Maschhoff's BBQ Cook-Off - Carlyle, Illinois - ILBBQS (http://www.ilbbqs.com/) Contest
All contests/events are tentative at this point. Other contests/events may be added as we find out about them. To find out more about these contests/events, or to see the most up-to-date calendar, be sure to check out our website at www.BanditBBQ.com (http://www.banditbbq.com/) .

widespread
01-06-2008, 10:12 AM
Hopefully Salisbury... depends on how busy we are at work.

CritterCook
01-06-2008, 11:54 AM
either the Springfield, MO comp or the Capital city cookoff. Can't decide

VA BBQ PIRATES
01-06-2008, 12:05 PM
Salisbury, MD for us. Just 104 days away!

Tom

Podge
01-06-2008, 12:20 PM
either Benton, Ky. or Clarksville, Tn. the first weekend in April.

Plowboy
01-06-2008, 12:28 PM
Now!!!! www.SmokinOnBigCreek.com (http://www.SmokinOnBigCreek.com) and click on entry form.

Jeff,

I noticed that Aimee will draw a team at the ceremony to get their entry fee back. How about a free entry for next year's contest instead? Warrensburg does that.

Entering now.

HoDeDo
01-06-2008, 01:36 PM
Feb 1 & 2 - Polar Swine III
I heard the organizer might have originally thought of the wrong dates for the SuperBowl -- so the stuff that went out should have said the 8th & 9th...:rolleyes:

Plowboy
01-06-2008, 01:38 PM
I heard the organizer might have originally thought of the wrong dates for the SuperBowl -- so the stuff that went out should have said the 8th & 9th...:rolleyes:

I didn't get anything.

butt head
01-06-2008, 01:49 PM
yardley june 6th

HoDeDo
01-06-2008, 02:10 PM
See below... for my input.
First, let me state that it is probably easy to have a good time at any of the ones on your list. And you can learn alot from any of them. All the ones I picked below are medium sized events, that typically cater well to the teams, and at most you will be close to places where you can get items you forget. If you are a new team, only doing 1 per month, this is my list.

Anyone familiar with KC area comps willing to help a newbie pick out the some good ones to get my comp feet wet at? I was thinking about doing one each month. Just not sure yet which ones I will pick. Any from this list that you think are extra special, or any I should consider avoiding? I left out the GAB, Lenexa and AR because I already know they are top notch, and I will attend at least one of these big three. For the rest I was kinda looking for something not so big.

4/4/2008 Smokin on Big Creek Pleasant Hill MO - New BUT, Jeff is nothing if not anal retentive.... so it is sure to be well run, and deliver on the promises he makes.

5/2/2008 Brew Blues & BBQ Lansing KS - Close to grocery stores, live music, and friendly folk.

6/13/2008 Tonganoxie Days BBQ Tonganoxie KS Great people out here, and never heard any bad comments from folks.

7/12/2008 JoCo Fair, Warrensburg, MO The season's sleeper contest. Smaller, but PACKED with great teams. Great chance to talk to alot of folks and enjoy the July heat :)
8/15/2008 Roots Festival, Paola KS - Live music, great teams, and small town atmosphere. who could argue with this one? <only downside is that this could be the hottest weekend of the year!!!.>

9/13/2008 Elks Smokin Good time - Atchison, KS Lots of fun. Maybe the most fun I had all year. Ask CHAR!!! (Bride of Roo) This is where I was conspired against by about 5 teams to become known as Damnit Andy!

10/10 - cookin on the kaw is as good as any. And I hear if you enter the Chili Cook-off you get some GREAT cornbread provided to all the teams by Smknwhlswife.

Sorry if this is a stupid question to ask, but it would be nice to know what I am getting into instead of just blindly picking basically.

As far as the "big" ones to do -- as a new team, I would start with the GAB. The GAB has great access in and out - close to the highways, stores, etc. Heck this year you will likely be able to play slots to boot!!
And 215 teams is big enough right? They take good care of the teams there.

The Royal can be a little hairy, so I would wait a year to do it... Go hang out the first year, and figure out some of the nuances. Lenexa is overgrown its ability to be well run. We quit doing it many years ago... but the last several I have only heard problems. Police presence is heavy, etc.

Plowboy
01-06-2008, 02:34 PM
Anyone familiar with KC area comps willing to help a newbie pick out the some good ones to get my comp feet wet at? I was thinking about doing one each month. Just not sure yet which ones I will pick. Any from this list that you think are extra special, or any I should consider avoiding? I left out the GAB, Lenexa and AR because I already know they are top notch, and I will attend at least one of these big three. For the rest I was kinda looking for something not so big.

4/4/2008 Smokin on Big Creek Pleasant Hill MO
4/25/2008 Barry Road Hy-Vee BBQ N. Kansas City, MO
4/25/2008 Smokin in the Creek Sugar Creek MO
5/2/2008 Belton Heritage BBQ Contest Belton MO
5/2/2008 Brew Blues & BBQ Lansing KS
5/9/2008 Sertoma 48 BBQ Lawrence KS
5/9/2008 Platte City/Basswood Resort BBQ Platte City MO
6/6/2008 McLouth BBQ McLouth KS
6/13/2008 Raytown State BBQ Championship Raytown MO
6/13/2008 Tonganoxie Days BBQ Tonganoxie KS
8/15/2008 BBQ & Fly-In On The River Excelsior Springs MO
9/19/2008 Jesse James BBQ Cookout Kearney MO
9/19/2008 Pleasant Valley Fall Festival Pleasant Valley MO
9/19/2008 Battle of the Brisket Mission KS
9/26/2008 Shawnee Great Grillers Shawnee KS
10/10/2008 Cooking on the Kaw Desoto KS

Sorry if this is a stupid question to ask, but it would be nice to know what I am getting into instead of just blindly picking basically.

Sugar Creek is loaded with top notch local teams as is Shawnee. If that's waht you are looking for. Platte City would be a good place to begin as is Cooking on the Kaw.

Kearney and Pleasant Valley aren't the best of venues. I've heard the same of Raytown.

Blue Springs is one of my favorite local contests. Great atmosphere as is Sugar Creek. Loaded with top teams.

Ulcer Acres
01-06-2008, 02:57 PM
Fire and Ice will be the first. But the first KCBS contest it looks like will be the Cabellas contest in St.Louis.

lazyjacres
01-06-2008, 03:05 PM
Jeff,

I noticed that Aimee will draw a team at the ceremony to get their entry fee back. How about a free entry for next year's contest instead? Warrensburg does that.

Entering now.

This is how we've done it since the first contest, so we probably won't change. It ends up the same regardless, someone gets a free entry.

HoDeDo
01-06-2008, 03:21 PM
This is how we've done it since the first contest, so we probably won't change. It ends up the same regardless, someone gets a free entry.

I'm all for instant gratification. Looking forward to it!

HoDeDo
01-06-2008, 03:26 PM
Wow, since Warsaw, MO moved to mid-May, it looks as if we won't get started until May 2 at St. Joseph, MO or May 9 at Platte City, MO.

You need to come on back to Osage!!!

I didn't get anything.

Well FARK!!! The packets went out on Friday. I have heard back from a few.... but sounds like I will have to resend... Might check your spam folder for me.

TOPS BBQ
01-06-2008, 04:38 PM
Me three:-D

Me Four!...err...Can't:sad: Damn teammates!

Looks like Modesto in May for me.

Muzzlebrake
01-06-2008, 04:52 PM
hopefully Salisbury Md in April

scottyd
01-06-2008, 05:04 PM
Feb 1 & 2 - Polar Swine III


Well I never saw this posted anywhere. Can I come?

Plowboy
01-06-2008, 06:38 PM
Well I never saw this posted anywhere. Can I come?

Absolutely. Talk to Andy. Rules are no gas, forced air, or thermostatic controls. Works out to be a Saturday cook since we don't do turn ins until Saturday night. Friday night is reported to be a Texas Hold Em tourney. The contest is at a State RV park right off of a frozen lake. So you have electric and water at your site. $100 to enter and winner takes all. Categories are Sausage Open (You could have a sausage pizza as your entry.), open ribs (pork or beef), and Brisket. Had 10-11 teams last year right after an ice storm. It was a little cold, but a blast.


Jeff - Just put my Pleasant Hill entry in the mail. We had our Sugar Creek entry in about two months ago.

Rub
01-06-2008, 07:25 PM
First contest is next weekend (1/11-12) in Sebring FL, with a total of 3 before January is up 8)

Sledneck
01-06-2008, 07:25 PM
Freeze you butt off 2008 in MA

bcis93
01-06-2008, 07:38 PM
April 4th in Clarkville, TN or Benton, KY. Hope to see ya there!

Jeff_in_KC
01-06-2008, 07:49 PM
Jeff,

I noticed that Aimee will draw a team at the ceremony to get their entry fee back. How about a free entry for next year's contest instead? Warrensburg does that.

Entering now.

That's just the way she's always done it. We are also participating in the raffle for free entry at the banquet for the first time.

Plowboy
01-06-2008, 07:52 PM
That's just the way she's always done it. We are also participating in the raffle for free entry at the banquet for the first time.

Just a suggestion. By giving a free entry for 2009, you know that you have at least one team returning.

I like how Sugar Creek gives the choice spot on top of the hill to the GC from the previous year.

Jeff_in_KC
01-06-2008, 07:54 PM
You need to come on back to Osage!!!

I will be too busy getting this conest done and then cleaning up the equipment (doing a VIP BBQ at the community center Friday of the contest with my smoker) to do a contest myself the following weekend. Talked to Tammy this afternoon and we're thinking of starting April 18 at Rockin' Ribs Festival in Springfield, MO instead. I think that might be the contest that was about 50% local businesses entering a team. Anyone been there to cook it?

The Pickled Pig
01-06-2008, 08:16 PM
Kearney and Pleasant Valley aren't the best of venues. I've heard the same of Raytown.

Ouch. Kearney and Raytown are two of our favorite contests each year. Both are held in wide open grass fields and have big spaces, easy access, etc. And best of all, they keep letting the Pig come back each year.:-D

And, didn't you win at Kearney last year?

ggriffi
01-06-2008, 08:22 PM
We're doing Cabelas in STL first

SloppyQ
01-06-2008, 08:39 PM
I will be too busy getting this conest done and then cleaning up the equipment (doing a VIP BBQ at the community center Friday of the contest with my smoker) to do a contest myself the following weekend. Talked to Tammy this afternoon and we're thinking of starting April 18 at Rockin' Ribs Festival in Springfield, MO instead. I think that might be the contest that was about 50% local businesses entering a team. Anyone been there to cook it?

Jeff their website shows they are full and if you do get in I have heard that space is cramped plus it looks like you use there tents and tables, don't know if you can use your own. $300.00 entry.
Now for our first contest it should be P Hill unless you really need the volunteer help, if so then Jeff City will be our first.

Jeff_in_KC
01-06-2008, 08:53 PM
Jeff their website shows they are full and if you do get in I have heard that space is cramped plus it looks like you use there tents and tables, don't know if you can use your own. $300.00 entry.
Now for our first contest it should be P Hill unless you really need the volunteer help, if so then Jeff City will be our first.

Alrighty then... scratch Springfield! For various reasons! :lol: Lee, we appreciate the offer of volunteering. I THINK we'll be fine for volunteers, judges AND teams so take your pick! But we would enjoy having another seasoned competitor who knows a good comp join us to help out with the work!

Jeff_in_KC
01-06-2008, 08:55 PM
Just a suggestion. By giving a free entry for 2009, you know that you have at least one team returning.

:lol: If we have to worry about ONE team returning, we would have failed miserably to put on a top-notch event. We don't plan to have that happen. :wink:

I like how Sugar Creek gives the choice spot on top of the hill to the GC from the previous year.

Might be something to consider in a similar fashion here. Although not sure where the best place will be at this point.

Plowboy
01-06-2008, 09:33 PM
Ouch. Kearney and Raytown are two of our favorite contests each year. Both are held in wide open grass fields and have big spaces, easy access, etc. And best of all, they keep letting the Pig come back each year.:-D

And, didn't you win at Kearney last year?

I wouldn't say NOT to do these contests. I had a good time at Kearney BEFORE I won. I think there are better ones to start with, IMHO.

bigabyte
01-06-2008, 10:44 PM
Thanks for the feedback guys. These will be my first 3 comps.

Pleasant Hill MO Smokin' on Big Creek
Sugar Creek MO Smokin' in the Creek
Great American BBQ Contest

After thinking better of it, I probably won't do any contests in June since I have a 10 year wedding anniversary right smack in the middle of that month. Probably best not to go Q Camping any weekends around that time from a marital perspective.

Plowboy
01-06-2008, 11:11 PM
Thanks for the feedback guys. These will be my first 3 comps.

Pleasant Hill MO Smokin' on Big Creek
Sugar Creek MO Smokin' in the Creek
Great American BBQ Contest

After thinking better of it, I probably won't do any contests in June since I have a 10 year wedding anniversary right smack in the middle of that month. Probably best not to go Q Camping any weekends around that time from a marital perspective.

I think Sugar Creek fills up. I wouldn't doubt that Pleasant Hill gets a lot of interest, too. Early in the year and not a lot of competition with other contests. Think about getting into both as soon as you can.

bigabyte
01-06-2008, 11:20 PM
Thanks. When I asked last week about Sugar Creek the rep said it was alrady 1/3 full. I'm going to send in the apps for Sugar Creek and Pleasant Hill tomorrow.

I registered online for the GAB today. That seemed smooth and it sent me email confirmations with all details plus an ID number. The only thing bad I saw about the online registration at the GAB was they asked for your SSN. Even if you are OK with giving that info out online, don't do it here because it was not a secure form. The payment is arranged through PayPal so that was good and secure, but that SSN would have been sent unsecure. I left the SSN field blank and it still took the app. They can call for it if they really need it. I got a confirmation email with all of the info on the app form plus an ID number. I think I'm good to go.:shock: I'll feel better when I get the packet.

Wizards of 'Que
01-07-2008, 07:43 AM
Annie and I will start the year at Jeff City, MO. The weather has to be better than last year.

pigpen269
01-07-2008, 07:59 AM
Smokin in the Creek, April 25th and 26th. I have attended for several years as a spectator, I joined this year.

butts a fire
01-07-2008, 08:13 AM
I am planning on doing the Pleasant Hill contest for our first one of the year. If I hadn't sold my camper this fall Polar Swine sounds like a blast.

HoDeDo
01-07-2008, 08:20 AM
Our first this year may be Great Bend. For the last several years it has been Osage City. (I'll be at the Polar Swine, too, since I am the organizer for it...)

KC_Bobby
01-07-2008, 09:24 AM
Fillin up fast? :eek:

We haven't even discussed our schedule yet.

slat
01-07-2008, 02:28 PM
I'm either starting in Clarksville, TN on April 4 or Sikeston, MO on April 11.

HoDeDo
01-07-2008, 10:20 PM
Absolutely. Talk to Andy. Rules are no gas, forced air, or thermostatic controls. Works out to be a Saturday cook since we don't do turn ins until Saturday night. Friday night is reported to be a Texas Hold Em tourney. The contest is at a State RV park right off of a frozen lake. So you have electric and water at your site. $100 to enter and winner takes all. Categories are Sausage Open (You could have a sausage pizza as your entry.), open ribs (pork or beef), and Brisket. Had 10-11 teams last year right after an ice storm. It was a little cold, but a blast.


Jeff - Just put my Pleasant Hill entry in the mail. We had our Sugar Creek entry in about two months ago.

I didn't see this til now. Scott - Email me (andyg@smokeonwheels.com) and I will send you a packet.

BowtieBill
01-08-2008, 08:48 PM
Wishland, Orange County April 19th

Looks like this will be our first comp of the year, too.:icon_cool

jbrink01
01-09-2008, 11:40 AM
Talked to Tammy this afternoon and we're thinking of starting April 18 at Rockin' Ribs Festival in Springfield, MO instead. I think that might be the contest that was about 50% local businesses entering a team. Anyone been there to cook it?

Jeff,
We cooked it for the last 3 years, and are NOT returning this year. They do have a fair number of local teams, but you will also see a few good ones (one less since we're not going). Quau is always there.

Space is not so bad, but it is a bit expensive.

smokinit
01-09-2008, 04:59 PM
Lakeplacid NY and maybe Judging at the freeze your but off.

Jeff_in_KC
01-09-2008, 07:55 PM
Annie and I will start the year at Jeff City, MO. The weather has to be better than last year.

OMG!! :eek: That wasn't a contest... that was an ORDEAL! They could have filmed "Survivor: Jefferson City" there.

JD McGee
01-09-2008, 08:47 PM
Not sure...but I think it'll be Pike Place Market over in Seattle. It usually happens around the end of March...not sure if it's a qualifier though.

Dustaway
01-09-2008, 09:13 PM
Hold'em & Hit"em for me hope to have the yard bird & spice mojo to start they year out right with should be around 100 teams

KC_Bobby
01-15-2008, 12:47 PM
bump!

The 2008 schedule is not final, but we hope it looks something like this:
05/09 - Platte City/Basswood Resort BBQ (http://www.kcbs.us/events.php?year=2008&month=05&id=1029) Platte City, MO
06/20 - State Center BBQ Championship (http://www.kcbs.us/events.php?year=2008&month=06&id=1037) State Center, IA
07/18 - BBQ’Loo & Blues Too (http://www.kcbs.us/events.php?year=2008&month=07&id=1094) Waterloo, IA
08/01 - Lynch Livestock Pig Stampede (http://www.kcbs.us/events.php?year=2007&month=08&id=782) Waucoma, IA
08/30 - 2nd Annual Throwdown on the River BBQ Competition (http://www.kcbs.us/events.php?year=2007&month=09&id=995) Dubuque, IA
09/19 - Jesse James Barbeque Cookout (http://www.kcbs.us/events.php?year=2008&month=09&id=1239) Kearney, MO (or something near/north of KC in mid Sept)
10/04 - 29th Annual American Royal BBQ (http://www.kcbs.us/events.php?year=2007&month=10&id=820) Kansas City, MO

Want to find some comps to judge this spring/early summer - let me know if anyone needs judges near KC.

Podge
01-15-2008, 01:45 PM
OMG!! :eek: That wasn't a contest... that was an ORDEAL! They could have filmed "Survivor: Jefferson City" there.

you hit the nail on the head there !!.. but it was still well ran, and I would think by the law of averages that weather will be a lot nicer this year, and I'm looking very much forward to it... just a ton of tough teams to compete against !!

Diva
01-15-2008, 02:15 PM
That was nuthin'....you should have been in Osage City, KS, all we needed was a tornado and we would have had all phases of the weather.

Puppyboy
01-15-2008, 07:58 PM
Smoke in the Spring
Osage City, KS
April 11-12th

Jeff_in_KC
01-15-2008, 08:20 PM
That was nuthin'....you should have been in Osage City, KS, all we needed was a tornado and we would have had all phases of the weather.

Oh whatever! :roll: You guys had it EASY! You were on PAVEMENT for crissakes! We were swimming in mud all weekend. We had rain, sleet, snow, cold and high winds. They were pulling campers and smokers out of the mud with one of the biggest pieces of heavy machinery I'd ever seen. :wink: