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ThomEmery
10-03-2008, 04:44 PM
Lots of details to iron out
I will keep ya posted

Bbq Bubba
10-03-2008, 05:00 PM
When ya get done ironing, could you throw us a bone?? :cool:

BBQ Grail
10-03-2008, 05:02 PM
I've heard rumors of

March 2009
$100K in prize money
100 teams

ThomEmery
10-03-2008, 05:05 PM
100 min

Bigmista
10-03-2008, 05:06 PM
Looking forward to a Brethren sweep!

Marsha
10-03-2008, 05:12 PM
Rollin' Smoke BBQ - West might have to load up and head to Vegas!

jtfisher63
10-03-2008, 05:15 PM
I have been drooling thinking about this!

ThomEmery
10-03-2008, 05:17 PM
Let me iron on it
Just save a few $ for vegas

Jaybird
10-03-2008, 10:33 PM
We did the contests that Arlie did at Mandalay Bay in '03 and '04. They were a blast. Can't wait to get to this one. :-D

PatioDaddio
10-03-2008, 11:36 PM
Woo hoo! Hook a brotha UP! :-D

Can we call it "The Western Royal"? :shock: :wink:

John

Mokin Bandit
10-04-2008, 08:09 AM
Well I think I should be down. I actually have a free hotel stay out that way I need to use!

ThomEmery
10-04-2008, 08:34 AM
Let us get the T s dotted and the I s crossed
I will keep you posted as it develops
the proper name is
"The $100,000 Jackpot Championship"

ThomEmery
10-04-2008, 08:42 AM
There will be loooong aisles of teams at this one
Would you Breathren like to have a "BBQ Brethren Avenue"?
An area where only Brethren teams are set up

bbqczar
10-04-2008, 01:12 PM
BBQ Bullies just cleared our March 2009 calendar, we will be there !

Double D's BBQ
10-04-2008, 01:53 PM
Wow, that sounds great! I'd love to do that contest but its too far for me to travel by truck. I have a timeshare condo in Vegas, Thom! Any chance on getting a timeshare Spicewine for the contest?!:-D

MrSmoker
10-04-2008, 01:55 PM
Damn i retired to soon,all these contest so close to home.I wish they made something like BBQ Viagra to get my juices flowing again. :)

Double D's BBQ
10-04-2008, 02:01 PM
Damn i retired to soon,all these contest so close to home.I wish they made something like BBQ Viagra to get my juices flowing again. :)

Here you go, just what the Doctor ordered!

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=50139

ThomEmery
10-04-2008, 02:02 PM
Wow, that sounds great! I'd love to do that contest but its too far for me to travel by truck. I have a timeshare condo in Vegas, Thom! Any chance on getting a timeshare Spicewine for the contest?!:-D

I have found new teams that had equipment but needed a "Hired Gun" to go play in the bigtime at Stagecoach That service will be available in Vegas

FYI we are now building our own pits.

GridironGriller2
10-04-2008, 03:43 PM
Memphis to Vegas 1,500 miles (23 hrs).... hmmm road trip????

Double D's BBQ
10-04-2008, 04:17 PM
I have found new teams that had equipment but needed a "Hired Gun" to go play in the bigtime at Stagecoach That service will be available in Vegas

FYI we are now building our own pits.

Hired Gun? Hmmm, sounds like a win, win for everyone. I'll be contacting you later about that Thom. Thank you for the tip.

What kind of pits are you building? Congratulations on the new venture, would love to see some pics of the pits.

ThomEmery
10-04-2008, 07:45 PM
My Son Kyle is a welder and we have some original ideas
We are not ready to go on these yet

Yea I should be able to find you a team to cook with

Big George's BBQ
10-04-2008, 08:50 PM
This one sounds like it could be fun

sfisch
10-05-2008, 06:50 AM
March is a great time to get out of Michigan. Well actually, right now is a good time to get out of Michigan but anyway, Looking forward to the info.

Scott

Double D's BBQ
10-05-2008, 09:27 AM
My Son Kyle is a welder and we have some original ideas
We are not ready to go on these yet

Yea I should be able to find you a team to cook with

I appreciate that very much Thom! I'd love to fly out for the contest!

Any idea when the dates will be nailed down?

Diva Q
10-05-2008, 11:34 AM
Very cool. I can get a flight there for $400.00

ThomEmery
10-05-2008, 11:40 AM
The deal is close, verbals are in place
But this is too big to do on a handshake
I told the Promoter I would start the information process and we can finalize as we go

The basic idea was the Fall has a number of great events
There are more open dates in the spring so we targeted the early season

GridironGriller2
10-05-2008, 11:37 PM
My Son Kyle is a welder and we have some original ideas
We are not ready to go on these yet

Yea I should be able to find you a team to cook with

So can we season a grill or two for you at the contest???

butts a fire
10-06-2008, 09:08 AM
Sounds like one heck of a road trip, I will have to start working on the wife now.

RichardF
10-06-2008, 10:08 AM
I know of another Vegas BBQ event that's pretty far along in the planning stage for the Spring of 09. Will in all liklihood feature a double-cook format with a $250K purse. KCBS Sanctioned at the RIO.

Alexa RnQ
10-06-2008, 10:24 AM
Lookie lookie (http://www.kcbs.us/events.php?year=2009&month=03&id=1474)

Sticks-n-chicks
10-06-2008, 02:22 PM
Sounds good to me...what are the details...

smknwhlswife
10-06-2008, 04:04 PM
Andy is already looking for a kitchen pass.... Send us the info too, when you have it Thom!!

ThomEmery
10-06-2008, 06:08 PM
The reason I posted this thread was to determine if a 100 team minimum was reasonable
Yes I do think it is We have a date on the KCBS Calendar but it is NOT final
There are a number of TBD elements on this one. The Devil is in the details
This could end up moving to the fall Anything is possible in BBQ :)

Scottie
10-06-2008, 09:17 PM
It is up right now against 2 huge contests. So if you are looking for traveling teams. That might cut it back a bit.

bbqczar
10-06-2008, 09:18 PM
I know of another Vegas BBQ event that's pretty far along in the planning stage for the Spring of 09. Will in all liklihood feature a double-cook format with a $250K purse. KCBS Sanctioned at the RIO.

I got a PM about that one as well,said it may be a 100 team max for that one and 250K payout,shaping up to be a good spring in Vegas !

bbqczar
10-06-2008, 09:20 PM
It is up right now against 2 huge contests. So if you are looking for traveling teams. That might cut it back a bit.


Yeah,but these would be 100K and 250K payouts,few contests like that around !I think 100K and 250K would be worth the drive fromalmost anywhere .

Bentley
10-06-2008, 09:25 PM
1/4 of a Million dollars for a BBQ contest! I have only been competing for 6 years, 1st time I won GC it paid $500, we got 1st in Pork, 3rd in Ribs and 2nd in Anything Butt, walked away with a whopping $850 total!

Way to Cynical a person...$250,000 or $100,000 for that matter for a BBQ contest, will have to see it to believe it!

ThomEmery
10-06-2008, 09:44 PM
Exciting Times Brothers
Yep finding a window for a National sized event is no easy task

HoDeDo
10-06-2008, 10:17 PM
Thanks for the work Thom - I want to be a part of it, so as it comes together let us know. If it is a weekend we can travel, we're there!

PatioDaddio
10-06-2008, 10:26 PM
Thanks for the work Thom - I want to be a part of it, so as it comes together let us know. If it is a weekend we can travel, we're there!A hearty AMEN to that! If you organize it, they will come. :wink: :-D

John

Sticks-n-chicks
10-16-2008, 02:48 PM
Now... the plan is in place...keep us posted.

Sticks-n-chicks
10-16-2008, 02:49 PM
Thanks for the work Thom - I want to be a part of it, so as it comes together let us know. If it is a weekend we can travel, we're there!

We should get a group of people and road trip together...could make few days out of it and stop along the way cook a little and keep on going:-D:-D:-D

BurntFinger_Jason
10-16-2008, 03:26 PM
We should get a group of people and road trip together...could make few days out of it and stop along the way cook a little and keep on going:-D:-D:-D

That sounds like my kind of caravan!!!!

Sticks-n-chicks
10-16-2008, 04:07 PM
Burnt Finger
Smoke on Wheels
Sticks-n-Chicks

now who else can roadtrip!! I would be more than happy to do some of the planning and find a good place to stop for a small pre-cook and rest (drink)...

Dustaway
10-16-2008, 05:17 PM
Tom keep us posted you might be up against some big ones in Arkansas?

ThomEmery
10-16-2008, 07:21 PM
Should be able to clear up details in a few days

HoDeDo
10-16-2008, 09:01 PM
Should be able to clear up details in a few days

Yep, I think it is right on top of Little Rock based on the original weekend.
We'll keep watching for the skinny.... We know you will take care of us. Look like some folks are lookin to get a convoy goin from KC.

Convoy..hmmm Hey Bandit.... got your ears on 8-).

ThomEmery
10-16-2008, 09:23 PM
Working to avoid the Hot Springs weekend
The music end of this thing is taking sometime

Sticks-n-chicks
10-17-2008, 09:06 AM
CONVOY :mrgreen::mrgreen:

GratefulSmoker
10-17-2008, 11:11 AM
What is a typical entry fee for a competition like this?

Transformer BBQ
10-17-2008, 11:14 AM
What is a typical entry fee for a competition like this?


$10,000:-D






(kidding, hopefully)

GratefulSmoker
10-17-2008, 11:16 AM
Man, I was only willing to pay $9,000! Too bad! haha

BBQchef33
10-17-2008, 10:14 PM
There will be loooong aisles of teams at this one
Would you Breathren like to have a "BBQ Brethren Avenue"?
An area where only Brethren teams are set up

Im in for that!! :biggrin:...


March 2009... thats a hell of a warm up contest.

Can u KC folks wait till us east coasters catch up to the tail end of the convoy?





Im thinking I see a 3500 diesel in my future.
http://www.duallyfendersusa.com/rAM-3500-015.jpg

Sticks-n-chicks
10-18-2008, 09:16 AM
But of course, if you guys are willing to drive down, we can find the spot for all of us to meet.

Now that is a truck..

BBQ_Mayor
11-04-2008, 10:13 AM
Is there a website for this contest yet?

YankeeBBQ
11-04-2008, 10:21 AM
I heard a rumor of a $1000 entry fee. Any truth to that Thom ?

bbqczar
11-04-2008, 10:22 AM
No ,there is no website yet,the dates have not even been set yet.This event may happen in the spring,or it may happen some other time,it has not been decided yet.I think we should all wait until it is actually announced with entry form,website info,etc. that may be after the 1st of the year .

YankeeBBQ
11-04-2008, 10:50 AM
No ,there is no website yet,the dates have not even been set yet.This event may happen in the spring,or it may happen some other time,it has not been decided yet.I think we should all wait until it is actually announced with entry form,website info,etc. that may be after the 1st of the year .


Nah.....It's already on the KCBS website so I don't see why we can't discuss it. If I'm going to travel 3000 miles for a contest it would be nice to have as much info as I can get as early as I can get it. Besides the organizer of the contest started this thread so he must want to drum up some discussion.

Jaybird
11-04-2008, 11:10 AM
You can see the latest discussion at www.cbbqa.com (http://www.cbbqa.com). By the talk there it will not happen till fall 2009.

bbqczar
11-04-2008, 11:25 AM
Nah.....It's already on the KCBS website so I don't see why we can't discuss it. If I'm going to travel 3000 miles for a contest it would be nice to have as much info as I can get as early as I can get it. Besides the organizer of the contest started this thread so he must want to drum up some discussion.

Ok,make all the plans you want,I GUARENTEE the contest will NOT happen on the dates they have listed on the KCBS site.If I were you I would schedule the time off at work,make your room reservations,and heck go buy all your meat and supplies for those dates as well.I however being that I spoke to the organizer of this event at a comp recently would do nothing at all anfd again,wait until entry forms,website,etc. are up AFTER the first of the year. The organizer IS speaking it up at the CBBQA forum,take a look.

YankeeBBQ
11-04-2008, 11:28 AM
Ok,make all the plans you want,I GUARENTEE the contest will NOT happen on the dates they have listed on the KCBS site.If I were you I would schedule the time off at work,make your room reservations,and heck go buy all your meat and supplies for those dates as well.I however being that I spoke to the organizer of this event at a comp recently would do nothing at all anfd again,wait until entry forms,website,etc. are up AFTER the first of the year. The organizer IS speaking it up at the CBBQA forum,take a look.

blah blah blah. blah blah blah blah. mmmmmmm blah blah blah blah.
Have a nice day. Don't worry be happy.

Diva
11-04-2008, 11:30 AM
I think $1,000 entry would be a little high if they want 100 teams.

Jorge
11-04-2008, 11:44 AM
Ok,make all the plans you want,I GUARENTEE the contest will NOT happen on the dates they have listed on the KCBS site.If I were you I would schedule the time off at work,make your room reservations,and heck go buy all your meat and supplies for those dates as well.I however being that I spoke to the organizer of this event at a comp recently would do nothing at all anfd again,wait until entry forms,website,etc. are up AFTER the first of the year. The organizer IS speaking it up at the CBBQA forum,take a look.


YankeeBBQ likes to get around, and he was simply asking for additional factual information to help plan next season. If Thom has information that he can share, he's more than welcome to do so here if he likes.

Countryhb
11-04-2008, 11:51 AM
Ok,make all the plans you want,I GUARENTEE the contest will NOT happen on the dates they have listed on the KCBS site.If I were you I would schedule the time off at work,make your room reservations,and heck go buy all your meat and supplies for those dates as well.I however being that I spoke to the organizer of this event at a comp recently would do nothing at all anfd again,wait until entry forms,website,etc. are up AFTER the first of the year. The organizer IS speaking it up at the CBBQA forum,take a look.

Holy cow! You are really living up to both your screen name AND your team name...BBQCzar of the BBQ Bullies. Please don't take my lunch money!

Jacked UP BBQ
11-04-2008, 11:53 AM
bbqczar - be nice, your making me look nice!!!!

Jorge
11-04-2008, 11:58 AM
Time to return to the topic folks.

BBQ_Mayor
11-04-2008, 12:22 PM
Found it.
http://www.marqueeventures.com (http://www.marqueeventures.com)

This is the website that's listed in the Bullsheet and on the KCBS website. However, it tells you nothing about the bbq....yet.

Jorge
11-04-2008, 03:07 PM
That's enough.

I've cleaned up the mess.

Winter hasn't set in, so there is no reason for anybody to be this stir crazy. Keep it reasonably on topic, or take it to Woodpile.

Pickin' Porkers
11-04-2008, 04:34 PM
This is the response I got a few weeks back when I asked to be put on the mailing list for applications:

absolutely ,fyi it is and open event meaning anyone can compete entry fees are $350-500-celebrity row 1,000 all fees should be made out to MARQUEEVENTURES LLC and mail to marqueeventures 3690 howard hughes parkway suite 500 att lester smith las vegas nv 89169


On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 10:48 AM, <RWise10230@aol.com (RWise10230@aol.com)> wrote:
Please add me to your list for cook-off team applications.

Diva
11-04-2008, 04:37 PM
I'll take Tent Village for $350 Alex.....

ThomEmery
11-04-2008, 05:15 PM
Look in a couple of weeks you all will understand what is up with this

Our money Guy wants to connect to a much larger event with music
Like a one day Stagecoach, Big crowds , Music all day

There is one event in March that may work and another in the Fall
Both are 1st class and would be KILLER

So the original date and site are unlikely
But its Vegas enough said...............

On the sites and entry fees we hope to have a mix
of basic entry at $300ish all the way up to deluxe
"team next to you are guys from TV and or the NFL"
at $1000ish

Bentley
11-04-2008, 05:23 PM
On the sites and entry fees we hope to have a mix
of basic entry at $300ish all the way up to deluxe
"team next to you are guys from TV and or the NFL"
at $1000ish


Will you be competing for the same prize money whether its the $350 entry fee or the $1000?

SMITTYtheSMOKER
11-04-2008, 05:37 PM
So we have a contest at the Orleans, than another at the Rio (GC's only). Thom which event are you running?

Which one is moving to a fall 09 date?

I hear that the Orleans is on schedule.

ThomEmery
11-04-2008, 05:52 PM
Guys not much is set
The contest I am working on is a open event

BBQ Grail
11-04-2008, 05:57 PM
Thom. Why do you do things this way?

ThomEmery
11-04-2008, 06:13 PM
What way would you be referring to?
That I dont give you all the facts
:) Much of the time facts have not been decided

LOL I had a plan started working it Like a dog running and barking then
YANK ran out of chain They asked to stop while
they are expanded the event
Yes neat packages are much nicer
But half way into wrapping the package they decided to
make it a motorcycle not a bicycle

So I could just not say anything and let folks buy airplane tickets and book rooms
or I can try to be honest and share those facts that I can
I think you would prefer the latter

BBQ Grail
11-04-2008, 06:28 PM
What I meant Thom, was that IMHO you shouldn't have said anything until all the details were complete and finalized. I've seen this time and time again on the CBBQA forum.

I only mention it because I think you are really good for BBQ. Your passion is quite obvious. I think have someone with your love of BBQ and your passion on the KCBS BoD would be good for BBQ in the West. But as you may have noticed communication is a key factor for many people in deciding who they vote for.

Bentley
11-04-2008, 06:48 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ThomEmery http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?p=773974#post773974)
On the sites and entry fees we hope to have a mix
of basic entry at $300ish all the way up to deluxe
"team next to you are guys from TV and or the NFL"
at $1000ish




Is this something you can answer?

Will you be competing for the same prize money whether its the $350 entry fee or the $1000?

ThomEmery
11-04-2008, 07:10 PM
What I meant Thom, was that IMHO you shouldn't have said anything until all the details were complete and finalized.



The details were set then a new sponsor come on board and he said
Sure I am in but make it bigger................ So that is where we are today

When the money Guys say make it bigger
It gets bigger
Or I could be rigid and say
No way we have started LOL
Yea right

There is a lot more to this But I was asked to not share the details of another similar event

bbqczar
11-04-2008, 08:29 PM
Thank you Thom for replying to this again.I tried to let some know about the dates not being set,etc.earlier but they took it the way,way, wrong way.In guess sometimes when you try to help people they just don't take it very well,strange .We will just hold on tight till everything is in place and all is known.

Muzzlebrake
11-04-2008, 08:30 PM
But its Vegas enough said...............

On the sites and entry fees we hope to have a mix
of basic entry at $300ish all the way up to deluxe
"team next to you are guys from TV and or the NFL"
at $1000ish

Vegas is a draw unto itself and is bound to draw major amounts of attention for that reason alone throw in the hinted at large prize pool and I am sure the many of the best teams in the country will be willing to work the contest into their plans......but that being said, it a major logistical undertaking for a large number of them especially any of the east coast teams hoping to make the trip. Firm facts and and a solid plan are needed before many can even begin to make plans.

and what the hell does someone being on TV or being a NFLer have to do with site price? I can pay a couple of hundred bucks and cook next to or near a world class BBQ team at just about any contest that is held around here. Thats more impressive in my book than cooking to next to some a TV or sports star. ( i will admit that I may be jaded after cooking with those stars of Japanese TV, Poobah, Sled and Militanti....:mrgreen:)

Big Tom
11-04-2008, 08:50 PM
Vegas is a draw unto itself and is bound to draw major amounts of attention for that reason alone throw in the hinted at large prize pool and I am sure the many of the best teams in the country will be willing to work the contest into their plans......but that being said, it a major logistical undertaking for a large number of them especially any of the east coast teams hoping to make the trip. Firm facts and and a solid plan are needed before many can even begin to make plans.

and what the hell does someone being on TV or being a NFLer have to do with site price? I can pay a couple of hundred bucks and cook next to or near a world class BBQ team at just about any contest that is held around here. Thats more impressive in my book than cooking to next to some a TV or sports star. ( i will admit that I may be jaded after cooking with those stars of Japanese TV, Poobah, Sled and Militanti....:mrgreen:)


Some very good points made here. The regular competition teams can/do cook next to or near some of the big names in BBQ & Food at numerous given events. I don't think we (competitors) would pay a higher price for a cook site to be next to a celebrity.

A team that was backed by a sponsor may want to pay extra for that percieved perk.

That kind of atmosphere could be a distraction for the folks that are serious about the competition, and most would prefer to keep that stuff at an arms length, but just close enough to schmooze a bit when convienient.

Just my thoughts. I would like to see the event materialize. That would give me reason to try and make the trip to compete.

bbqczar
11-04-2008, 09:01 PM
Well still,none of any of this matters really,we will all have to wait until something definate is announced and apps and info is posted,probably near years end,or maybe a little before.I will be there,it will be a great time.

huckjr
11-05-2008, 07:56 AM
Oh boy!! I'm all in!!!

Pickin' Porkers
11-05-2008, 08:11 AM
I understand all too well why they may have a celeb row and that's cool for those that wish to pay for it. Do it...it's Vegas and it is all about big times and big cash. That really does not bother us but what does......it's a heck of a long way to drive there with our equipment (4600 miles round trip, $2,000 in gas alone) without a sponsor SO......we'll fly out there....buy a Stumps and have it delivered there.....use it...sell it for a song.....and come home with our tail between our legs! In any event....I can see us coming IF a promising event is not near by.

drbbq
11-05-2008, 10:53 AM
I can't imagine anyone paying extra to cook next to a celeb or whatever. I'm also doubtful that 100 teams will show up in Las Vegas to cook for $100k.

IMO this is where a lot of potential big events have gone bad. The BBQ guy really wants to see it happen so he goes along with the promoters on these kind of things and then when they don't work out it either gets canceled or is a one and out with hard feelings. Can anyone tell us how many teams were at the last Vegas contest?

Scottie
11-05-2008, 10:58 AM
Oh... I was going to ask to be next to you Ray... And pay the extra money so I could be next to a legit celebrity... 8-)

Enjoy Chi-town Ray. I'm going to where it's warm...

Jaybird
11-05-2008, 11:09 AM
I can't imagine anyone paying extra to cook next to a celeb or whatever. I'm also doubtful that 100 teams will show up in Las Vegas to cook for $100k.

IMO this is where a lot of potential big events have gone bad. The BBQ guy really wants to see it happen so he goes along with the promoters on these kind of things and then when they don't work out it either gets canceled or is a one and out with hard feelings. Can anyone tell us how many teams were at the last Vegas contest?

I think there was about 80 some the first year and about 50 some the next year.

Yeah Scottie's comin out here in the land of sun.....and snakes, turantulas, gila monsters and scorpions. Should be a great weekend!!:lol:

Bentley
11-05-2008, 03:01 PM
I can't imagine anyone paying extra to cook next to a celeb or whatever. I'm also doubtful that 100 teams will show up in Las Vegas to cook for $100k.

IMO this is where a lot of potential big events have gone bad. The BBQ guy really wants to see it happen so he goes along with the promoters on these kind of things and then when they don't work out it either gets canceled or is a one and out with hard feelings. Can anyone tell us how many teams were at the last Vegas contest?


It was 89 in 2003 & 58 (I think) for 2004 Heat n up the Bay

drbbq
11-05-2008, 03:09 PM
It was 89 in 2003 & 58 (I think) for 2004 Heat n up the Bay

So, how do we get from that to over 100? Five years later I just don't think $100k is going to be enough of a draw with the expense involved in traveling there and entry fees etc.

bbqczar
11-05-2008, 03:18 PM
What was the prize money for those previous events,anyone know ?

Jaybird
11-05-2008, 04:02 PM
What was the prize money for those previous events,anyone know ?

Arlie could answer these questions.

Bigmista
11-05-2008, 04:23 PM
We had 52 for Viejas with $17,000. Las Vegas is a draw in and of itself. Count in Celebrity teams and teams who are really just coming for the party. The music end of it could be a draw depending on who they get to perform. It could happen.

drbbq
11-05-2008, 04:43 PM
Don't misunderstand, I hope it's well over 100, I just think it would be a mistake to project that for the budget.

Bentley
11-05-2008, 06:23 PM
What was the prize money for those previous events,anyone know ?


I believe that both years was 40K. 12K GC, 6K reserve, 1000 or 1500 each 1st place meat. I cant remember rest of the break down from there. I was new to BBQ at the time, but I think the payout for BBQ GC was bigger than the Royal at the time. The 40K was split between BBQ and Chile,

Bentley
11-05-2008, 06:40 PM
So, how do we get from that to over 100? Five years later I just don't think $100k is going to be enough of a draw with the expense involved in traveling there and entry fees etc.


I am just the messanger...LOL. Put up 40K and we will be there. I am just afraid the $100,000 is going to be cash and prizes and not 100K cash! But Thom is mad at me so he wont answer my questions!

hossrocks
11-05-2008, 09:03 PM
I spoke to Lester the contact in Vegas a couple fo times. He keeps telling me that deails will be released on the website in a couple of days. It's been almost a month and still nothing. I've heard rumors that this may not happen in March, but later in the spring like May.
Asphalt parking lot in Vegas in May = heatstroke :eek:

ThomEmery
11-05-2008, 10:03 PM
If March does not work, the event is most likely going to the Fall

LOL There are only a handful of those larger high visibility $1000 sites
They would not be for BBQ teams ... BBQ Restaurants/Vendors selling to the Public

Bentley
11-05-2008, 10:30 PM
On the sites and entry fees we hope to have a mix
of basic entry at $300ish all the way up to deluxe
"team next to you are guys from TV and or the NFL"
at $1000ish

Will you be competing for the same prize money whether its the $350 entry fee or the $1000?

ThomEmery
11-06-2008, 07:59 AM
The cost of sites/ entry fees has to do with size, location and amenities of those sites.
example 50 amp service costs more than a regular 110 plug
There is one contest prize pool

Now rejoin the KCBS and I will gladly answer more questions for you
That one was for old times sake :)

Bentley
11-06-2008, 09:54 AM
There is one contest prize pool

Now rejoin the KCBS and I will gladly answer more questions for you
That one was for old times sake :)


Thank you.

The latter is not going to happen in the near future.

Disappointed as a competitor to hear I will not be able to get my questions answered about future contests unless I am a KCBS member...You should put the photo of Tony Soprano back up! :shock:

ThomEmery
11-06-2008, 07:34 PM
LOL Thats a good one LOL

YankeeBBQ
12-09-2008, 08:48 PM
Any update on this contest ?

backporchbbq
12-09-2008, 10:44 PM
Wish it was closer, I would be there in heart beat.

ThomEmery
12-09-2008, 11:08 PM
No nothing new

Diva
12-10-2008, 08:10 AM
Most people have to plan in advance in order to make a trek to Vegas. If you're hoping for people to travel (out of your region), you may want to get on the stick, so to speak.

ThomEmery
12-10-2008, 08:25 AM
Most people have to plan in advance in order to make a trek to Vegas. If you're hoping for people to travel (out of your region), you may want to get on the stick, so to speak.


The "Pull the Pug" Date is only days away
There is a secondary plan with a different date , that I feel is much better
we shall see.

YankeeBBQ
12-10-2008, 08:35 AM
Posted on 10/16

Should be able to clear up details in a few days

Posted on 11/4

Look in a couple of weeks you all will understand what is up with this

Our money Guy wants to connect to a much larger event with music
Like a one day Stagecoach, Big crowds , Music all day

There is one event in March that may work and another in the Fall
Both are 1st class and would be KILLER

So the original date and site are unlikely
But its Vegas enough said...............

On the sites and entry fees we hope to have a mix
of basic entry at $300ish all the way up to deluxe
"team next to you are guys from TV and or the NFL"
at $1000ish

Posted on Dec 10

The "Pull the Pug" Date is only days away
There is a secondary plan with a different date , that I feel is much better
we shall see.

I'm not holding my breath

bbqczar
12-10-2008, 09:22 AM
LOL !! Ding,Ding,Ding,let the fun and shame commence :lol:

ThomEmery
12-10-2008, 06:54 PM
Posted on 10/16



Posted on 11/4



Posted on Dec 10



I'm not holding my breath

Yep I aint either
Being a organizer and not the promoter
You wait and wait on someone else

This started and
Then "hey We may have the biggest BBQ payout of all time
a couple of weeks after you in the same town Dont know for sure but it looks good
Just wanted to give you a heads up"
was fun to decide how to deal with

Then The money Guys want bigger
yep I aint holdin my breath either
The news sounds like the country is going in the toilet
So yea I aint holding my breath either

BBQ Grail
12-10-2008, 07:35 PM
I think it's best when it comes to this type of thing to wait until all the people have "signed on the line that is dotted." (Glengary Glen Ross mod)

It ain't the first time this has happened.

ThomEmery
12-10-2008, 07:53 PM
Yep that would be my 100% opinion
After this deal

C Rocke
12-10-2008, 07:54 PM
I think it's best when it comes to this type of thing to wait until all the people have "signed on the line that is dotted." (Glengary Glen Ross mod)

It ain't the first time this has happened.

You don't sell what you don't have - To me, can't in good conscience sell (or pre-sell) a contest that is vaporware.

ThomEmery
12-10-2008, 08:11 PM
I was told "everything was a go" and started it
A few weeks later details of "everythings a go"............
Just didnt stack up
The promoter so believed in this he was willing
to put up his house to back it While he sold the event
I pulled that plug NO WAY
Its a BBQ Contest and that's not worth risking
your house over OK You understand?
Guys get deep in these projects and think Its got to work
But we know it damn sure dont "have to work"
Thats why this is where it is
If this caused you some big problem I am sorry
But none oh you have put up money or risked anything
It may still work He has a location and money
So we shall see

C Rocke
12-10-2008, 09:14 PM
Yes sir - If it's and buts were candy and nuts, everyday would be Christmas.

scottyd
12-11-2008, 09:23 AM
So the Questions is? is it on or not?

I am so confused right now.

Yes it is on Check Yes _____________ NO_____________

Bossmanbbq
12-11-2008, 03:45 PM
I just received an entry from "Marqueeventures.com" for the Wheel Of Fortune BBQ Cook Off $100,000 in cash and prizes, March 21,2009. So I guess this is ON!! Their giving an web address of www.marqueeventures.com (http://www.marqueeventures.com) which is the same site as before, and as before the link is not working, But I did receive the entry form via email today...

Bossmanbbq
12-11-2008, 03:52 PM
Here is the Entry I was Emailed, there are some spelling errors, I think we should wait for Thom to chim in on this to make sure this is legit and if it is a for sure thing, just my two cents...

BBQ Grail
12-11-2008, 03:54 PM
I just love this thread!

Diva
12-11-2008, 04:14 PM
There's too much speculation and shtuff going around. Is this Vegas Harley thing legit or not? I'm calling somebody....

scottyd
12-11-2008, 04:20 PM
I still say check yes or no.

Do ya love me. Where is George Straight. Hey baby there playin our song.

Come on Steph can't you feel the music.

BBQ Grail
12-11-2008, 04:25 PM
There's too much speculation and shtuff going around. Is this Vegas Harley thing legit or not? I'm calling somebody....

Yes, it's on! Positive.

We'll know for sure though in the next couple hours, days or weeks.

The monies in place, but we might need to arrange for it.

Everyone has signed off, but we are waiting for i's to be dotted and t's to be crossed.

The date is set, but there are some others in play.

:twisted::twisted: :eusa_clap:eusa_clap :mrgreen::mrgreen:

Diva
12-11-2008, 05:47 PM
I feel it Scotty, I feel it! lol! I feel like (in the words of Gus Grissom) 'they've screwed the pooch'.

ThomEmery
12-11-2008, 07:56 PM
I have a conference call on this 5PM Friday

Countryhb
12-11-2008, 07:58 PM
5pm Friday? Don't you have a contest to be running then???

HoDeDo
12-11-2008, 08:23 PM
Ok, now I'm skeered.

The entry form is in my inbox.... but Thom is having a conf. call on it? IF the organizer isnt in on the game, who is?

Thanks for keeping us in the loop Thom.

Diva
12-11-2008, 08:40 PM
Who was is that 'pre-applicated'? If Thom's call is tomorrow, somebody pushed the send button too soon

scottyd
12-11-2008, 09:20 PM
How do you say giddy up. Well if they have it, I am going. well if my team mate says I can.

Barb can we go to Vegas for a BBQ contest? Please Please

Jorge might go! and Andy and Steph and all John and everyone we know. Can we go.

I know Jack will let me go. So if it's going to happen I am going to go.

Diva
12-11-2008, 10:16 PM
I'm just waiting for verification, man, and Kyle and I will be on the first bird outta here a day n a half prior.

By the way, where is this being held????

C Rocke
12-11-2008, 10:48 PM
The organizer for this event has formed a Blue Ribbon panel to evaluate all options. In 7 to 10 days they expect to issue an iron clad recommendation. At which time, a Preferred Commitee will initiate a discussion and present their findings to the Resident Experts. These Experts will, upon their decision, refer this issue to the Appropriate Authority for further action. If no further action is warranted, the Blue Ribbon panel will once again evaluate all options....

Marsha
12-11-2008, 11:39 PM
The organizer for this event has formed a Blue Ribbon panel to evaluate all options. In 7 to 10 days they expect to issue an iron clad recommendation. At which time, a Preferred Commitee will initiate a discussion and present their findings to the Resident Experts. These Experts will, upon their decision, refer this issue to the Appropriate Authority for further action. If no further action is warranted, the Blue Ribbon panel will once again evaluate all options....


Hmmnnn, this sounds an awful lot like where I work! :rolleyes:

Dustaway
12-12-2008, 06:58 AM
I will be in little rock looking for a good book to read

ThomEmery
12-12-2008, 08:11 AM
5pm Friday? Don't you have a contest to be running then???
Multitasking brother

ThomEmery
12-12-2008, 08:16 AM
Ok, now I'm skeered.

The entry form is in my inbox.... but Thom is having a conf. call on it? IF the organizer isnt in on the game, who is?

Thanks for keeping us in the loop Thom.


HoDe The Jury is still out


Rock always great to hear from you

Plowboy
12-12-2008, 09:25 AM
I got this funny feeling in my tummy.

Rollercoaster... of love! Ah ooo ooo ooo!!

Sledneck
12-12-2008, 09:30 AM
I just sent me application in

scottyd
12-12-2008, 09:36 AM
I just sent me application in


Really! You sent your app. in and your not sure if it is a go yet. Well it is Vegas baby. Gamble, Roll the Dice. Angles in the out field. it could happen.

Sledneck
12-12-2008, 09:41 AM
Really! You sent your app. in and your not sure if it is a go yet. Well it is Vegas baby. Gamble, Roll the Dice. Angles in the out field. it could happen.
What a dilemma that would be. "Honey I am leaving for the contest in Vegas" show up in Vegas and no contest? Hmmmm what to do?:wink::wink::wink::wink::biggrin:

Big George's BBQ
12-12-2008, 10:04 AM
Sled if you need help finding things to do let me know

Roo-B-Q'N
12-12-2008, 01:19 PM
Who was is that 'pre-applicated'? If Thom's call is tomorrow, somebody pushed the send button too soon

That sounds dirty hehehehe.

ThomEmery
12-12-2008, 04:27 PM
I am going to a little contest in So Cal I am running
Talk to you all later

Diva
12-12-2008, 05:13 PM
Are you KIDDING me?? We're all chompin' at the bit and that's all you've got? 'Talk to you all later'? Unfrigginbelievable....

BBQ Grail
12-12-2008, 06:13 PM
I am going to a little contest in So Cal I am running
Talk to you all later

Typical!

Bigmista
12-12-2008, 06:34 PM
Hmmm...instead of piling on I think I will do the Brethrenly thing...

Thom, it seems as if you are having problems pulling this together. Is there anything that I, as one of the Brethren, can do to help?

G$
12-12-2008, 08:31 PM
Really! You sent your app. in and your not sure if it is a go yet. Well it is Vegas baby. Gamble, Roll the Dice. Angles in the out field. it could happen.

"Baby needs a new pair of Insulated Food Grade Gloves"

G$
12-12-2008, 08:34 PM
Hmmm...instead of piling on I think I will do the Brethrenly thing...

Thom, it seems as if you are having problems pulling this together. Is there anything that I, as one of the Brethren, can do to help?

Good point.

So Thom, if Neil and I each guarantee to compete, can we get the contest 'signed, sealed and delivered'? He'll take the celebrity spot.

Serious though, anything that a whole bunch of brethren could help with?

ThomEmery
12-13-2008, 10:31 PM
After my call on Friday I decided to
no longer be the organizer of this contest.
Best of luck to them

Ponderosa BBQ
12-14-2008, 03:08 AM
please let us know I would will sign up as soon as applications are available it is a must do contest for I have family retired in las vegas!

C Rocke
12-14-2008, 01:37 PM
Hmmm...instead of piling on I think I will do the Brethrenly thing...

Thom, it seems as if you are having problems pulling this together. Is there anything that I, as one of the Brethren, can do to help?


Oh come on Neil, let's "pile on" a little bit...

Roo-B-Q'N
12-14-2008, 01:59 PM
After my call on Friday I decided to
no longer be the organizer of this contest.
Best of luck to them

So sounds like their are some issues. Do you feel the contest will move forward?

scottyd
12-14-2008, 03:02 PM
After my call on Friday I decided to
no longer be the organizer of this contest.
Best of luck to them

Sorry to here that Thom But it just goes to show there is way to many unforseen items here that have no answers. I feel your pain. I wish I could help you with this. I know you have worked your tail off to get this far. I for one am sorry for pushing. Good luck down the road.

Scotty D

ThomEmery
12-14-2008, 04:36 PM
Guys I cant comment on this contest

Know this I love promoting and organizing contests

arlieque
12-15-2008, 08:55 AM
Thanks Thom for stepping up when seeing real problems with the contest and protecting the teams and judges.

Scottie
12-15-2008, 04:41 PM
Looks like it's back up on the KCBS website... 3/21.....

Norcoredneck
12-15-2008, 06:01 PM
My Son Kyle is a welder and we have some original ideas
We are not ready to go on these yet

Yea I should be able to find you a team to cook with
Thought you were selling Spicewines?

ThomEmery
12-15-2008, 06:23 PM
Check PMs Norco

arlieque
12-15-2008, 07:34 PM
Looks like it's back up on the KCBS website... 3/21.....

No phone number, try it, website is down and the guy now is useing a different last name.

drbbq
12-15-2008, 08:51 PM
Were you planning on cooking this one Arlie?

arlieque
12-15-2008, 09:04 PM
Yes I was, you want to cook with me?

drbbq
12-15-2008, 09:11 PM
I would but I'm busy that weekend.

Sylvie
12-16-2008, 12:03 AM
Thanks Thom for stepping up when seeing real problems with the contest and protecting the teams and judges.
Well said Arlie. Thank you Thom. You may not be able to comment and believe it or not I respect that but most importantly I took the hint, this event most probably won't happen.

bbqczar
12-16-2008, 10:46 AM
I wouldn't touch this contest with a 350 mile pole !! The Promotor (?) uses multiple names and multiple bussiness names.His website (www.marqueeventures.com (http://www.marqueeventures.com)) is no longer any good as well.I think this will not fly,but people may not know that until March 20th,after all the entry fees are paid,all vacation time is taken,all plans made,all supplies purchased,and some already on their way to Sin City.And then try and get money back !! Oh,and why is it Lester is using a new last name :-?

Jorge
12-16-2008, 11:18 AM
Anybody that received the application may want to save that email. It's possible that someone may want it one of these days.

Bentley
12-16-2008, 03:15 PM
I see this competition is on the KCBS web site as tenative. Like others have pointed out the contest web site does not work.

This contest is not established and is getting a lot of attention drawn to it, does an orgainazation like KCBS owe their members and thoses that compete in their sanctioned contests a little more due diligence on such a contest? Or is it simply caveat emptor...

Vince RnQ
12-17-2008, 04:25 PM
I don't recall ever seeing the word "tentative" on a contest listing at the KCBS web site.

This thing keeps getting stranger all the time.

drbbq
12-17-2008, 04:55 PM
I actually spoke to someone today who's pretty good and is now trying to help these guys. Just thought I'd pass it along.

Scottie
12-17-2008, 05:08 PM
No pictures? Didn't happen...

BBQ Grail
12-17-2008, 05:33 PM
I see this competition is on the KCBS web site as tenative. Like others have pointed out the contest web site does not work.

This contest is not established and is getting a lot of attention drawn to it, does an orgainazation like KCBS owe their members and thoses that compete in their sanctioned contests a little more due diligence on such a contest? Or is it simply caveat emptor...


Maybe a dues paying member can ask them.

Bentley
12-17-2008, 06:29 PM
Maybe a dues paying member can ask them.


Yeah, cuz just being a competitor in one of their contest and paying entry fees should not entitle you to any ability to question the mighty KCBS in your opinion?

Is that Right?

NotleyQue
12-17-2008, 06:37 PM
You are correct.
Its just like being in the Union, you dont pay your dues, you get no help or questions answered when needed.

When you burn a bridge, its pretty hard to ask the bridge builder to help you cross it at a later date.


Yeah, cuz just being a competitor in one of their contest and paying entry fees should not entitle you to any ability to question the mighty KCBS in your opinion?

Is that Right?

G$
12-17-2008, 06:39 PM
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Too bad there is little interest in a Vegas Competition.

ThomEmery
12-17-2008, 06:46 PM
I actually spoke to someone today who's pretty good and is now trying to help these guys. Just thought I'd pass it along.

Good deal
I hope it works for them

big brother smoke
12-17-2008, 06:48 PM
Bent, you joining IBCA?


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Bentley
12-17-2008, 06:56 PM
You are correct.
Its just like being in the Union, you dont pay your dues, you get no help or questions answered when needed.

When you burn a bridge, its pretty hard to ask the bridge builder to help you cross it at a later date.


Burn it, I tried to nuke it and nutron bomb if it I can. According to your logic, I can pay money to the orgainizer to pay to KCBS but get nothing...You sheep just keep helping KCBS! :shock:

BBQ Grail
12-17-2008, 07:02 PM
Burn it, I tried to nuke it and nutron bomb if it I can. According to your logic, I can pay money to the orgainizer to pay to KCBS but get nothing...You sheep just keep helping KCBS! :shock:

Well using your logic you are a sheep too. You keep paying the entrance fees.

The difference is some of us are sheep that have a voice and some are sheep without a voice.

Bentley
12-17-2008, 07:37 PM
You keep paying the entrance fees.

The difference is some of us are sheep that have a voice and some are sheep without a voice.


Well Larry, when you figure out how to compete without paying entry fees you let me know!

What has your voice done to change KCBS? I would love to know? Baaaa!

I have said it many times and will repeat it any chance you guys give me too! I was a paying member and never got a response to any KCBS inquires, I decide to send the $35 to Phil and help support this site, he responds to my PM's and in a very timely manner I might add.

So I will choose to not pay KCBS, still not be heard by KCBS and send my money elsewhere. But again, thanks for giving me the opportunity to bring this to light again! I do appreciate that!

Alexa RnQ
12-17-2008, 07:40 PM
http://www.divaherself.com/deadhorseaward.gif

BBQ Grail
12-17-2008, 08:03 PM
What has your voice done to change KCBS? I would love to know? Baaaa!


Change? Nothing. But they responded with nice emails to the three emails I've sent them. And they weren't form letters either. Makes you wonder, doesn't it?

Bentley
12-17-2008, 08:11 PM
http://www.divaherself.com/deadhorseaward.gif


And I will keep beating it every chance I get! Love America and BBQ!

bbqczar
02-02-2009, 10:35 PM
Anymore news on this event ? I saw it listed in the BBQ news and wondered if anyone has heard anything more on this one .

ThomEmery
02-03-2009, 07:53 AM
Timmy The BBQ News did not get updated
There is a chance it may happen
at some point
Tough times in Vegas
So it is a wait and see
And Before you ask
yes they will have Ice and Water

bbqczar
02-09-2009, 10:07 PM
Timmy The BBQ News did not get updated
There is a chance it may happen
at some point
Tough times in Vegas
So it is a wait and see
And Before you ask
yes they will have Ice and Water

Yep,got the updated info this afternoon,very interesting !

Vince RnQ
02-17-2009, 01:25 PM
I've heard that every contestant will receive this assortment as confirmation of receipt of their entry.

http://www.inklingmagazine.com/images/article-images/lollipop.jpg

HoDeDo
02-17-2009, 07:13 PM
Now THAT is funny. how many licks DOES it take....8-)

I've heard that every contestant will receive this assortment as confirmation of receipt of their entry.

http://www.inklingmagazine.com/images/article-images/lollipop.jpg

bbqczar
02-18-2009, 11:22 AM
I've heard that every contestant will receive this assortment as confirmation of receipt of their entry.

http://www.inklingmagazine.com/images/article-images/lollipop.jpg


LOL,I know you right Vince !
I am not touching this one !

ThomEmery
02-27-2009, 05:17 PM
I see this event did not get sanctioned by the KCBS

Plowboy
02-27-2009, 07:09 PM
Where is there info posted, Thom?

ThomEmery
02-27-2009, 09:27 PM
It was a part of this weeks BoD meeting