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watg?
04-22-2008, 02:08 PM
After seeing the interest in the Rib side bet at Salisbury this past weekend, I wonder if more teams would be interested in this action. I have a friend that fishes in off shore contests and many times the side bets or calcuttas are as big as the regular pot. The rib bet in Salisbury was $20. Using that figure, do you think there would be any interest in tossing in $100 per team, for all 5 catagories at $20 each? (chicken,ribs,pork,brisket,overall) You could even let individual team members enter a catagory for your team, if they toss up the $20, they keep the loot if you win the side bet. Think about it, Salisbury had 83 teams, if 75 teams get in, that would be an addition $1500 to the winner in each catagory, that might buy a couple of tanks of gas! I know it would be a pain for someone to keep track of, but maybe the organizing team would get a free entry to the side bet to ease the pain of keeping track of everything. Just a thought. And no I am not volunteering to be the collection man at the next contest.:eusa_clap Thanks Michele!:-D

Just Pulin' Pork
04-22-2008, 02:18 PM
I like that! That looks like a twist that makes this hobby this much more fun! Its already an expensive hobby to do, why not make more expensive for some, and less expensive for others!

YankeeBBQ
04-22-2008, 02:31 PM
do you think there would be any interest in tossing in $100 per team, for all 5 catagories at $20 each? (chicken,ribs,pork,brisket,overall) You could even let individual team members enter a catagory for your team, if they toss up the $20, they keep the loot if you win the side bet.

After spending $600 in gas for Salisbury an extra $100 for a side bet seems steep to me. (Granted I spent $110 just for Tequila). If it was an all five thing I'd be in for $50 but I'm not sure about $100. We spent $1400 this weekend and didn't get a top 3 call in anything. That means we would have spent an extra $100 and still walked away empty handed.

ique
04-22-2008, 02:42 PM
After seeing the interest in the Rib side bet at Salisbury this past weekend, I wonder if more teams would be interested in this action.

I would. I think though the administration of 4 individual categories plus overall would be a bit much. I would definitely be in for $50 on highest overall score, maybe $100.

Dustaway
04-22-2008, 02:44 PM
A lot of cook offs we do Calcutta's and some side action on who hit the highest in a categories sometimes makes for some great fun and money

Sledneck
04-22-2008, 02:46 PM
I think the side bets are great but hate when they get to big. $20 is almost harmless and fun. I like keeping it to one category(any category) Overall might be tough for some. With one category it makes it anybody's game.My .02

watg?
04-22-2008, 03:07 PM
My thoughts were you could enter 1 or all 5, $20 or $100, what ever was your pleasure, or none at all. I was just thinking outloud, and I know that is trouble!

YankeeBBQ
04-22-2008, 03:21 PM
My thoughts were you could enter 1 or all 5, $20 or $100, what ever was your pleasure, or none at all. I was just thinking outloud, and I know that is trouble!

Shouldn't you be thinking about chicken ? :twisted:

Transformer BBQ
04-22-2008, 03:29 PM
The three of us really nailed the 45-49 place chicken... good thing there wasn't a bet in that category.

watg?
04-22-2008, 03:39 PM
The three of us really nailed the 45-49 place chicken... good thing there wasn't a bet in that category.


We should make that another catagory, highest score! :eek:

Bigmista
04-22-2008, 03:51 PM
We did a one category side bet at our contest this past weekend but all of the proceeds went to the charity.

HoDeDo
04-22-2008, 07:06 PM
We ocassionally do side bets... usually something other than $$ -- Todd and I usually have running bets with Grey Goose involved. Heck I forget where we are on that run!!

My Cousin's FUBAR-B-Q team wanted a rib challenge. The winner gets a frozen bottle of Crown at the GAB. Loser serving the winner thier first shot. Did I mention I am going to love getting that first shot :)

scottyd
04-22-2008, 07:37 PM
Are you suggesting we GAMBLE I can not believe I am hearing this. How could you birng this up with 4.00 diesel. I am shocked. It's a gamble just being on the nations highways.

I suggested a little calcutta just about lost my life!

NotleyQue
04-22-2008, 07:41 PM
be thankful you are only paying 4 bucks a gallon. Its 4.50 a gallon out here in San Diego, and it will be 5 bucks a gallon by July 4th.


Are you suggesting we GAMBLE I can not believe I am hearing this. How could you birng this up with 4.00 diesel. I am shocked. It's a gamble just being on the nations highways.

I suggested a little calcutta just about lost my life!

Bigmista
04-22-2008, 07:48 PM
Notley Que stopped by? Wow!

Next thing you know gstanle might drop in...

VA BBQ PIRATES
04-22-2008, 07:51 PM
George ya want to put something together for Chesapeake? If so we're in. We came in late and got busy so we forgot in Salisbury.

Tom

watg?
04-22-2008, 09:15 PM
George ya want to put something together for Chesapeake? If so we're in. We came in late and got busy so we forgot in Salisbury.

Tom



Al Czervik (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001098/): I'll bet you a hundred bucks you slice it into the woods.
Judge Smails (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0461095/): Gambling is illegal at Bushwood sir, and I never slice.
[Swings club, slices ball into woods]
Judge Smails (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0461095/): *Damn*.
Al Czervik (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001098/): OK, you can owe me.
Judge Smails (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0461095/): I owe you nothing.


Gambling is illegal at Chesapeake Tom, (we'll see if there are any other players when we get there):lol:


Ford, you make a good point.(and I like the quote)

Dan - 3eyzbbq
04-23-2008, 05:17 PM
George-

I was thinking that the side betting was a good idea too. I'd be in for one in the future but my tollerance is usually somewhere in the neighborhood of $50 total rather than $100

Pig Headed
04-23-2008, 05:57 PM
Michele, I wouldn't worry about it. You did a good job at Salisbury, even if I did just throw that $ away. I'll most likely get in on the next one that is available.

Jorge
04-23-2008, 05:59 PM
After some discussion (since deleted to maintain the current thread), in this thread, about minor wagers and where the proceeds go....

Keep it reasonable, use your common sense, and have fun.

Phil, aka the 'Poohba' is the source.

Solidkick
04-23-2008, 06:26 PM
After some discussion (since deleted to maintain the current thread), in this thread, about minor wagers and where the proceeds go....

Keep it reasonable, use your common sense, and have fun.

Phil, aka the 'Poohba' is the source.

That's all I needed...confirmation from the Poohba that it was OK to post.....we get visited by an average of 50-75 guests a day.....you never know who is visiting the site.....and didn't want the site to end up as a lead story on 20/20 as promoting gambling.....:oops:

In no way was I ever trying to tell anyone what they could or could not post.......but remember we do try to have rules, and sometimes you come across something you haven't seen before....and this was the case.

I'm sorry if there were hurt feelings, that was not the intention. Just trying to keep a great site a great site.

Thanks for your understanding!
Kick

BBQchef33
04-23-2008, 08:21 PM
I dint see any side bets or gambling going on.. :confused:

I did partake in a chance at some 'supplemental monies added to the prize pool' for first place ribs. :wink::mrgreen:

Wasnt that it? :cool:

watg?
04-23-2008, 09:09 PM
I dint see any side bets or gambling going on.. :confused:

I did partake in a chance at some 'supplemental monies added to the prize pool' for first place ribs. :wink::mrgreen:

Wasnt that it? :cool:




yea...thats the ticket!~:biggrin:

lunchlady
04-23-2008, 10:39 PM
I pick up what yer putting down... :smile: