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BigdogKC
07-10-2008, 10:30 PM
What happens if you leave a comp after turn in, and some how you are able to win, or at least get a call? Would you still get your $$/trophy/ribbon? Is it considered disrespectful?

BBQ Grail
07-10-2008, 10:32 PM
The first person to the stage gets your stuff...

Frank Sacco
07-10-2008, 10:34 PM
The first person to the stage gets your stuff...

Great answer:biggrin:

parrothead
07-10-2008, 11:19 PM
I would imagine that the contest organiser would mail you what ever you had coming. I assume you are talking some emergency or such. In which case you simply let another team know that you had to leave.

If you just up and left for the heck of it, well that would probably be in bad form.

Of the competitions that we have done, I can think of only one time that we were actually packed up and ready to go before the awards time and that was only by about 10 minutes and we had some extra help that day.

Ford
07-11-2008, 07:19 AM
What happens if you leave a comp after turn in, and some how you are able to win, or at least get a call? Would you still get your $$/trophy/ribbon?
Yes - but I'd suggest you talk with the organzier or another team and arrange for somebody to pick up trophy/ribbon at least. Saves the organizer shipping on a trophy.

Is it considered disrespectful?
Do you even need to ask? Unless you have an emergency then you should stay for awards. Even if you think you have no hope. Because the truth is it's most disrespectful to yourself. You're there to try to win and the idea of awards is to allow all the cooks to applaud the winners. You are missing what it's really all about. That wonderful walk with all your friends and enemies cheering for you.

HolySmoke
07-11-2008, 11:45 AM
Yes - but I'd suggest you talk with the organzier or another team and arrange for somebody to pick up trophy/ribbon at least. Saves the organizer shipping on a trophy.


Do you even need to ask? Unless you have an emergency then you should stay for awards. Even if you think you have no hope. Because the truth is it's most disrespectful to yourself. You're there to try to win and the idea of awards is to allow all the cooks to applaud the winners. You are missing what it's really all about. That wonderful walk with all your friends and enemies cheering for you.

"Because the truth is it's most disrespectful to yourself"

Well put...

Bbq Bubba
07-11-2008, 12:13 PM
$200 + for entry
$100 + for meat
All the time and other expenses needed to do a comp....
Why would you leave early?
As they say.....On any given day! :cool:

BigdogKC
07-12-2008, 06:27 AM
I do not plan on leaving early, but my wife is pregnant, and I am looking at contigency plans in the event she went into labor early. It would be a month early, so I seriously doubt I will have to worry about it, but I wanted to know just in case. We are doing another one that is only a couple of weeks before the due date, but it is only about 4 miles from the Hospital, so I could always ask her to cross her legs until we hear :) or leave my brother-in-law there to collect if we won. Wouldn't that be perfect...win your first ribbon, and have a baby the same day!!! Man what a dream!!

Dale P
07-12-2008, 08:10 AM
Having a baby is a pretty good excuse.

Bigdog
07-12-2008, 08:57 AM
I do not plan on leaving early, but my wife is pregnant, and I am looking at contigency plans in the event she went into labor early. It would be a month early, so I seriously doubt I will have to worry about it, but I wanted to know just in case. We are doing another one that is only a couple of weeks before the due date, but it is only about 4 miles from the Hospital, so I could always ask her to cross her legs until we hear :) or leave my brother-in-law there to collect if we won. Wouldn't that be perfect...win your first ribbon, and have a baby the same day!!! Man what a dream!!

Not to worry, you are a Brother now. You will meet enough Brothers and Sisters at most any comp these days. I'm sure you will be able to get one of them to pick your stuff up for you. :icon_cool

KC_Bobby
07-12-2008, 10:24 AM
I do not plan on leaving early, but my wife is pregnant, and I am looking at contigency plans in the event she went into labor early. It would be a month early, so I seriously doubt I will have to worry about it, but I wanted to know just in case. We are doing another one that is only a couple of weeks before the due date, but it is only about 4 miles from the Hospital, so I could always ask her to cross her legs until we hear :) or leave my brother-in-law there to collect if we won. Wouldn't that be perfect...win your first ribbon, and have a baby the same day!!! Man what a dream!!

Hey in this hypothetical situation, at least she had the decentsy to wait til after turn ins. :rolleyes: The question is, will you have a chance to pack your gear or will you have to come back after dropping her off at the emergency room door? :twisted:

watertowerbbq
07-13-2008, 06:43 AM
I do not plan on leaving early, but my wife is pregnant, and I am looking at contigency plans in the event she went into labor early. It would be a month early, so I seriously doubt I will have to worry about it, but I wanted to know just in case. We are doing another one that is only a couple of weeks before the due date, but it is only about 4 miles from the Hospital, so I could always ask her to cross her legs until we hear :) or leave my brother-in-law there to collect if we won. Wouldn't that be perfect...win your first ribbon, and have a baby the same day!!! Man what a dream!!

Babies have a mind of their own. Our youngest arrived 7 1/2 weeks early! Have a GOOD plan of how to get moving quickly if you need to. My wife's water broke and he was born 1 hour later. :eek:

MAsQue
07-13-2008, 07:47 AM
I do not plan on leaving early, but my wife is pregnant, and I am looking at contigency plans in the event she went into labor early. It would be a month early, so I seriously doubt I will have to worry about it, but I wanted to know just in case. We are doing another one that is only a couple of weeks before the due date, but it is only about 4 miles from the Hospital, so I could always ask her to cross her legs until we hear :) or leave my brother-in-law there to collect if we won. Wouldn't that be perfect...win your first ribbon, and have a baby the same day!!! Man what a dream!!

This raises the interesting philosophical question: "Is it possible to be too devoted to BBQ?"

If I were in your position, I would ask myself two questions:

1) Do I think I can go the rest of my life without sleeping?

2) Does the name "Lorena Bobbet" ring a bell?

Ron_L
07-13-2008, 07:54 AM
2) Does the name "Lorena Bobbet" ring a bell?

And what would she se for a clapper? :eek:

Anyway... Just let the organizer or reps know what is going on and either have someone pick up your trophy or work with the organizer to get the stuff to you.

BBQ Grail
07-13-2008, 10:19 AM
And what would she se for a clapper? :eek:

Anyway... Just let the organizer or reps know what is going on and either have someone pick up your trophy or work with the organizer to get the stuff to you.

OR

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showpost.php?p=683629&postcount=2

Alexa RnQ
07-13-2008, 12:24 PM
I'm sure, given the extraordinary circumstances, that the organizer would be willing to work with you provided you name the baby after the contest or sponsor.

BigdogKC
07-13-2008, 08:24 PM
This raises the interesting philosophical question: "Is it possible to be too devoted to BBQ?"

If I were in your position, I would ask myself two questions:

1) Do I think I can go the rest of my life without sleeping?

2) Does the name "Lorena Bobbet" ring a bell?


Hey this was the wife's idea, she is getting into this as much if not more than I am. Far be it for me to tell her no, when she is going to let me stay up all night, drink beer, and smoke meat.

BigdogKC
07-13-2008, 08:29 PM
Babies have a mind of their own. Our youngest arrived 7 1/2 weeks early! Have a GOOD plan of how to get moving quickly if you need to. My wife's water broke and he was born 1 hour later. :eek:

I don't think we have anything to worry about...its maybe 45 minutes from our hospital. The first labor took like 36 hours, so if the unthinkable were to happen I am sure my wife would probably go a head and play through the pain until after tun in at least. It would be kind of cool to get a call and then have her water break while accepting. I probably won't be sharing that fantasy with the wife.

Alexa RnQ
07-13-2008, 08:33 PM
Hey this was the wife's idea, she is getting into this as much if not more than I am. Far be it for me to tell her no, when she is going to let me stay up all night, drink beer, and smoke meat.
Because if you can stay up all night to drink beer and smoke meat, you can sure as hell do a 2am feeding. http://www.divaherself.com/funny/woot.gif

NotleyQue
07-13-2008, 08:47 PM
apples and oranges.
cant compare the 2 at all.


Because if you can stay up all night to drink beer and smoke meat, you can sure as hell do a 2am feeding. http://www.divaherself.com/funny/woot.gif

Plowboy
07-13-2008, 08:51 PM
A friend one RGC recently and had to leave after turn ins for a catering gig. Sometimes you have to leave to make money. Friends went to the stage for him.

Big George's BBQ
07-14-2008, 12:36 PM
Having a baby counts as an emergency. You may want to arrange for your car to be near by and to be able to get out if necesary. Babys come out when they want and do not care what is going on. Deliveries are faster after the first. If she things it is time- GO. Good luck

QDoc
07-14-2008, 09:46 PM
I think you should stay home and practice cook. That way you might win
a GC. If you get my drift. Free advice.

Big George's BBQ
07-15-2008, 09:28 AM
QDoc gives good advice