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Smokin' Gnome BBQ
01-25-2008, 09:14 PM
I just got an email from the radio station that sposered the competition last year, looks like they are going to try and get KCBS sanctioning and will be held 7/18 + 7/19. this place was the chit!!lots of trees a creek you could fish in..They will be formally announcing it shortly. WideSpread won GC last year. A good time was had by all!!

MAsQue
01-26-2008, 05:33 AM
I just got an email from the radio station that sposered the competition last year, looks like they are going to try and get KCBS sanctioning and will be held 7/18 + 7/19. this place was the chit!!lots of trees a creek you could fish in..They will be formally announcing it shortly. WideSpread won GC last year. A good time was had by all!!

Midnight Smokers took GC. Widespread took RGC. By .0002 of a point. Trust me on this, I have reason to know.

I had emailed Tom to ask if the contest would be held this year, but hadn't heard back. We'll definitely make this one if they hold it.

butt head
01-26-2008, 06:23 PM
who's the contact for this. Tom?

Smokin' Gnome BBQ
01-26-2008, 07:21 PM
I got word from the radio station, it is a go. They are appling for kcsb sactioning. Tom will probably be the contact. Sorry I was wrong Jon was right behind Midnite Smokers. I remember introducing myself to you Masque, didnt talk much as I was down on the other end. I was witha buddy Rob, this year some guy named Red is gonna lend a hand (and probably show me a ton or 2). THINK SPRING!!!

Sal

Tinybud
01-26-2008, 08:09 PM
Have to sign up for this one, judged it last year, but would like to compete at this one. Keep us posted on when and who to contact. Thanks

widespread
01-26-2008, 09:30 PM
We'll be there. Have to bring my calculator to make sure Brian doesn't try to make up .00002 points on me somewhere.
btw, 7/19 is my birthday so be ready for whatever

Pig Headed
01-26-2008, 10:00 PM
This sounds like a nice comp to enter. I would like to do it, but I've never done back to back week comps as Stevensvile is the week after. I like Stevensville, but you guys make this one sound very cooker friendly also.

widespread
01-26-2008, 10:10 PM
This is the polar opposite of Stevensville. It's in a nice grove with shade and a creek, not a gravel lot. Running water, real bathrooms. Even a water park.
Tom and Red did a great job last year, put it together in only a few weeks.

nancee
01-27-2008, 10:05 AM
It is my birthday also and it sounds like a fun contest. Please let me know if it is going to happen.
Nancee

We'll be there. Have to bring my calculator to make sure Brian doesn't try to make up .00002 points on me somewhere.
btw, 7/19 is my birthday so be ready for whatever

butt head
01-27-2008, 11:47 AM
same weekend as wildwood. so if we don't get in their we will be here.

watg?
01-27-2008, 12:17 PM
This is the polar opposite of Stevensville. It's in a nice grove with shade and a creek, not a gravel lot. Running water, real bathrooms. Even a water park.
Tom and Red did a great job last year, put it together in only a few weeks.



Jon, I was planning on trying the Stevensville comp this year, judging from your post, I gather its an all gravel lot, was there no running water? shade? bathrooms? help a brother out, is this one to miss? I hope not, it fits my schedule well.

Pig Headed
01-27-2008, 01:17 PM
Jon, I was planning on trying the Stevensville comp this year, judging from your post, I gather its an all gravel lot, was there no running water? shade? bathrooms? help a brother out, is this one to miss? I hope not, it fits my schedule well.

George,

Stevensville is held in a parking lot in Love Park. There is one side of the lot that backs to trees. They truck in the water, so you need to fill your buckets from a large tank. The bathroom leaves a little to be desired. The organizers are great and it supports the Special Olympics. This will be the third year, and it has improved since it's inception. While not the ideal comp, they do have some good teams there.

Just Smokin' Around
01-27-2008, 01:38 PM
Jon, I was planning on trying the Stevensville comp this year, judging from your post, I gather its an all gravel lot, was there no running water? shade? bathrooms? help a brother out, is this one to miss? I hope not, it fits my schedule well.

George,
Not sure what the other posters concerns about Stevensville were. Stevensville was a good comp. Last year was only their second year and they are still learning. The comp is held in the parking lot of a park with ball fields etc. (Love Point Park). Parts were gravel and I believe some parts were paved. The gravel didn't strike me as a problem whick is why it doesn't jump out at me. Water was available at water stations and you had to go get it. Some spots had shade but not a lot. There were some real bathrooms if you knew where to find them as well as porta-pots. You see similar issues at other contests.
I received the information on the comp last week and they listed a lot of things they are trying to improve like having water more accessible, better cooks breakfast, etc. They are also working on a state championship proclamation. The key is they are working hard to make it better each year. All proceeds benefit the Maryland Special Olympics.
While I'm sure Leesport is a great comp, but, I wouldn't discount Stevensville. Not every comp can be in a perfect setting.

widespread
01-27-2008, 02:23 PM
I'm not putting the Stevensville comp down at all. It benefits a great cause and as you said, they are looking for ways to make it better. I'll be there again this year. "Not every comp can be in a perfect setting." Just said that Leesport was a better setting in comparison.

watg?
01-27-2008, 05:50 PM
Thanks for the info fellows.

Bill- if you have the enrty form as a pdf file could you bump it over my way when you get a chance? thanks.

Pig Headed
01-27-2008, 08:11 PM
George,
If you're talking about Stevensville, I can scan my copy and email it to you.

Just Smokin' Around
01-27-2008, 09:20 PM
I'm not putting the Stevensville comp down at all. It benefits a great cause and as you said, they are looking for ways to make it better. I'll be there again this year. "Not every comp can be in a perfect setting." Just said that Leesport was a better setting in comparison.
Jon, Wasn't trying to stir anything up. I can think of a lot of places better than a parking lot to hang out in, especially in the middle of summer. See you there.

George, sounds like Ron has you covered with the entry form. I've sent an email to the the folks there asking them to post the information on their website http://www.somd.org/chesapeakebaybbq/

watg?
01-28-2008, 06:28 AM
George,
If you're talking about Stevensville, I can scan my copy and email it to you.



I would appreciate that, thank you Ron

Pig Headed
01-28-2008, 09:02 AM
I would appreciate that, thank you Ron


Done.

Dan - 3eyzbbq
01-28-2008, 07:15 PM
Stevensville was terrible. Gravel lot, very hot, bad bathrooms, not a lot of room to spread out. I think you guys should all pass on this one.

I'm gonna go though, but just since its so close to me and all........ I'll check out the improvements and let you know if they do any better this year. :lol:

watg?
01-28-2008, 07:41 PM
Stevensville was terrible. Gravel lot, very hot, bad bathrooms, not a lot of room to spread out. I think you guys should all pass on this one.

I'm gonna go though, but just since its so close to me and all........ I'll check out the improvements and let you know if they do any better this year. :lol:


Dan,
Thanks for the concern. I appreciate the info and the offer to scout the location. Please let me know what you find after you get a chance to look around. I'll be about three sites down next to the new bathroom, with an astro turf rug, spreading out under the big shade tree, along side of a huge fan.:wink:

is it April yet?

Pig Headed
01-28-2008, 08:04 PM
Dan, you're stuck with me though.

Just Smokin' Around
01-28-2008, 09:58 PM
Dan, Thanks for the offer to scope it all out for us. Since you plan on going, we wish you better luck this year in Stevensville. We would hate to see you have the same results as last year :-P. No worries :biggrin:!! George, Ron and I will be there looking out for you and Jason :lol:
See you in Salisbury.

Bill
Just Smokin Around

moses13
01-29-2008, 10:09 AM
Dan, you're stuck with me though.
Here is a link to the pics from the competition last year:

http://www.frankreading.com/page.php?gallery_id=1238

Ron- You know what my choice would be if KCBS ends up sanctioning this....but only because Reading is much closer to me than Stevensville......however, I follow the smoke.

augie
01-29-2008, 10:18 AM
I've got a good friend that lives in Reading that's always trying to get me to come up and see him.

Maybe mid-July would be a good time to do so... :twisted:

Just Smokin' Around
01-29-2008, 12:42 PM
Ron- You know what my choice would be if KCBS ends up sanctioning this....but only because Reading is much closer to me than Stevensville......however, I follow the smoke.

You can do both :wink:

moses13
01-30-2008, 07:45 AM
You can do both :wink:

Bill....that sounds like a plan! When can you get us a check for the entry for one of the two? Oh...and can you ask my wife for me, while you are at it? I'm sure she wouldn't mind if I booked both the weekend before and the weekend after my anniversary with BBQ competitions. :biggrin:

(Boy am going to catch hell for this....let 'er rip boys)

Pig Headed
01-30-2008, 09:14 AM
You know I was being a nice uncle and not bring up the wife thing. That's ok, after 38 years, even I might catch a little flack for this, but I'm think I'm gonna do it anyway.

watg?
01-30-2008, 10:21 AM
You know I was being a nice uncle and not bring up the wife thing. That's ok, after 38 years, even I might catch a little flack for this, but I'm think I'm gonna do it anyway.


Go for it Ron......who cares what the ole lady says......(I am ducking as I avoid a swat from my dear wifes hand!)

augie
02-25-2008, 07:55 PM
Is there any more info available on this event?

Is it still on?

Any brethren planning to attend/compete/judge?

Sledneck
02-25-2008, 08:13 PM
Leesport is exactly 3 hours from my house. I would be very interested in this.

Sledneck
02-25-2008, 08:15 PM
Midnight Smokers took GC. Widespread took RGC. By .0002 of a point. Trust me on this, I have reason to know.

I had emailed Tom to ask if the contest would be held this year, but hadn't heard back. We'll definitely make this one if they hold it.


GC - Midnight Smokers 612.5704
RGC - Widespread Pork 604.0002
Ma's Que Crew 604
It's Just BBQ 598.286
Dixie Bones BBQ 597.7142
White Dog BBQ 597.143


OUCH!!!!

MilitantSquatter
02-25-2008, 08:22 PM
Leesport is exactly 3 hours from my house. I would be very interested in this.

same weekend as the one near Albany, NY

Sledneck
02-25-2008, 08:24 PM
same weekend as the one near Albany, NY
PA is fri/sat albany is sat/sun :biggrin:

WannaBeBBQueen
02-26-2008, 06:00 AM
PA is fri/sat albany is sat/sun :biggrin:

You are ill...very ill...lol:biggrin:

Sledneck
02-26-2008, 07:21 AM
hmmmmm, transformer you out there?

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Transformer BBQ
02-26-2008, 09:17 AM
I just use the, Well it's "on the way home, we might as well stop" excuse.

Dover, DE/ Sayville, NY weekend is on the schedule again... but you have my interest here.

Transformer BBQ
02-26-2008, 09:20 AM
Hahah... Double header, Harpoon, my wedding in three consecutive weekends... fat chance.

Just looked at the dates, this might have to wait till next year.

backporchbbq
03-06-2008, 12:59 AM
Do you know when applications will be available?

Smokin' Gnome BBQ
03-06-2008, 06:56 AM
Red was at the house on Sunday and at this point it is NOT official. The radio guy seems to think it is on but we will have to see. The paperwork is on its way to the KCBS. I think there is some kinda 90 day rule with the KCBS. If I hear anything I will post it.

Muzzlebrake
03-06-2008, 04:19 PM
PA is fri/sat albany is sat/sun :biggrin:

my house is 3 1/2 from PA and 1 1/2 from Troy...........

heard you could fish at the contest site

Dan - 3eyzbbq
03-10-2008, 08:55 AM
Hey guys,

I know its been a long time but does anyone remember how many teams competed last year in this event? I'm updating some records for MABA so I could really use the help.

Thanks!

Sledneck
03-10-2008, 09:07 AM
Hey guys,

I know its been a long time but does anyone remember how many teams competed last year in this event? I'm updating some records for MABA so I could really use the help.

Thanks!
16 here islast years thread on (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=29378&highlight=leesport)the comp

Dan - 3eyzbbq
03-10-2008, 09:32 AM
Thats what I needed, thanks.

BBQ Bandit
03-10-2008, 07:32 PM
Never been to a BBQ comp...
Less than 75 miles to my house...
It is calling my name.... (stay away.... stay away...)

NOT!

If anyone wouldn't mind... I just might poke my nose in Leesport.

And no... I do not want to be initiated by the Brethren by a reach around! :shock::shock:

PA

Tinybud
03-10-2008, 09:21 PM
Never been to a BBQ comp...
Less than 75 miles to my house...
It is calling my name.... (stay away.... stay away...)

NOT!

If anyone wouldn't mind... I just might poke my nose in Leesport.

And no... I do not want to be initiated by the Brethren by a reach around! :shock::shock:

PA
We're gonna try and make this one,, stop on by.