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ThomEmery
01-28-2009, 05:23 PM
We are thinking about cooking a contest this summer in the Heartland

Which Summer Cook Off would you do if you wanted to experience
a Great 35 teamish KCBS event?

It needs to be close to a Southwest Air hub

The Pickled Pig
01-28-2009, 08:17 PM
What time of year Thom?

ThomEmery
01-28-2009, 08:19 PM
Summer The wife is a Teacher so we can get out a bit in summer

DeanC
01-28-2009, 08:50 PM
Mclouth, Ks and Tonganoxie, Ks are two good mid-size comps. I have only visited the Tonganoxie comp. but cooked at Mclouth twice. I wouldn't say that they are that close to the airport though. Let me know if you want some company (or some equipment, most of it will be on the shelf this year.)

The Pickled Pig
01-28-2009, 08:52 PM
I'm not a big fan of July and August contests but can vouch for these in the KC area (Southwest hub):

6/6 - McClouth, KS (30 teams)
6/13 - Raytown, MO (70 teams but fun)
6/13 - Tonganoxie, KS (30 teams)
7/?? - Peculiar, MO (not announced yet) (30 teams)
7/18 - Burlington, KS (I've not been but I've heard it's fun. I think Plowboy, MoKan, and Smoke On Wheels do this one) (30 teams)
8/22 - Cass County, MO
8/22 - Bonner Springs, KS
9/12 - Leavenworth, KS (30 teams)

ThomEmery
01-28-2009, 08:55 PM
Thanks Guys
Dean yea that would be fun
Paul LOL I was just posting on your forum

Sledneck
01-28-2009, 08:59 PM
Harpoon Brewery VT in July

Plowboy
01-28-2009, 09:07 PM
Platte City, MO - May 8

My 40th birthday!!!

It is at a camp ground and they have GREAT cabins there.

It is only a couple of miles from the KC airport. If that time of the year works for you, it would be the perfect contest.

ThomEmery
01-28-2009, 09:10 PM
Todd how many teams?

Plowboy
01-28-2009, 09:29 PM
Todd how many teams?

Last year was 41.

1MoreFord
01-28-2009, 09:33 PM
Thom, I know it's probably not the right time frame for ya, unless it might be spring break for your wife, but here's one I'll throw out for ya.

http://www.smokeonthewaterbbq.com/LittleRock/

Little Rock is a SW Airline hub.

Double D's is entered along with a lot of other good teams.

ThomEmery
01-28-2009, 09:51 PM
1 More
My Folks are buried in Harrison Ak
In April I am running 4 contests so March is a busy time

Todd 41 sounds great

Plowboy
01-28-2009, 09:54 PM
1 More
My Folks are buried in Harrison Ak
In April I am running 4 contests so March is a busy time

Todd 41 sounds great

We can try and find an FEC for you. I have a Traeger 075 you can use.

Sledneck
01-28-2009, 09:58 PM
No love for the Northeast eh?

ThomEmery
01-28-2009, 09:59 PM
Dean has one I can use
We took the Fast Eddy class together
Thanks

ThomEmery
01-28-2009, 10:02 PM
Just want to try cooking one fly in this year
I dont get to cook a lot here

We hosted Scottie in AZ and it was a lot of fun

smknwhlswife
01-28-2009, 10:49 PM
Lawrence KS is the same weekend as Platte City. Lawrence is only 30 miles outside of KC KS. I think Andy is planning on doing this one, we never do well in Platte City, well with the exception of my daughter who won the kids' q 2 yrs ago. Lawrence had less than 40 last year.

Platte city does have great grounds, but I think security needs to be a bit better after last year.

thenewguy
01-28-2009, 10:50 PM
Pulled out a gun?
Were the turn-ins that bad?

Plowboy
01-28-2009, 10:53 PM
Lawrence KS is the same weekend as Platte City. Lawrence is only 30 miles outside of KC KS. I think Andy is planning on doing this one, we never do well in Platte City, well with the exception of my daughter who won the kids' q 2 yrs ago. They had less than 40 last year.

Platte city had a few security problems last year, with a potential judge who drank too much Friday night and then pulled out a gun.

1) Andy can't count. :lol: (Oh no he didn't!)
2) It is actually a nice family oriented event. It's not South Central.

smknwhlswife
01-28-2009, 10:57 PM
It is a very fun event. They do a lot of things to help keep the kids busy. The judges just hate our food. Maybe we should team up with you Todd. Didn't you get a few calls???

smknwhlswife
01-28-2009, 11:01 PM
Pulled out a gun?
Were the turn-ins that bad?

Issue where some guy had too much to drink & started a fight. Cops just weren't called soon enough.

Of course it is where we had one of our ribs go missing........or was it that Andy just couldn't count......sorry hun:icon_shy

Plowboy
01-28-2009, 11:04 PM
It is a very fun event. They do a lot of things to help keep the kids busy. The judges just hate our food. Maybe we should team up with you Todd. Didn't you get a few calls???

Friday night is my 40th birthday after all. :wink:

smknwhlswife
01-29-2009, 06:55 AM
Thom - let us know what you decide and we can help you get the stuff you need. It will be great to meet you.

ThomEmery
01-29-2009, 08:08 AM
I will match up the dates there with the dates here
Early August is really open and it always 120 ish here
Thats a wonderful time to be gone

YankeeBBQ
01-29-2009, 08:24 AM
August 7-9 in Maine should be a good one. First year contest. State championship. Automatic for the Jack as long as they get more than 15 teams which they will. I'm guessing it will be in the 30 to 40 team range

Scottie
01-29-2009, 09:19 AM
August 7-9 in Maine should be a good one. First year contest. State championship. Automatic for the Jack as long as they get more than 15 teams which they will. I'm guessing it will be in the 30 to 40 team range


Looking forward to it Steve. Thanks to Doc Dave for the entry at the banquet... lobstah..... Maybe I will eat them after the contest though.

smknwhlswife
01-29-2009, 03:49 PM
I will match up the dates there with the dates here
Early August is really open and it always 120 ish here
Thats a wonderful time to be gone

If you were think early Aug.....then how bout this. Laurie Mo is the last day of July. A lot of teams go down there, including us and Todd. I'm sure we could help get you down there.

Just something else to think about.

It is also Andy's birthday party!!!!

Scottie
01-29-2009, 04:13 PM
You know... Come to think of it Thom. Come on out to the Midwest. You can also hit my foundations golf outing on August 1st!

stlgreg
01-29-2009, 08:13 PM
Thom, you can borrow my FEC if you come to my contest. April 24-25 (it may be a bit early for you)
Hazelwood, Mo

www.bbqsaucereport.com/contest

ThomEmery
01-29-2009, 08:15 PM
April 24 is Stagecoach Brother
Thank You for the offer
All these offers have really made
my day Guys

stlgreg
01-30-2009, 09:39 AM
April 24 is Stagecoach Brother
Thank You for the offer
All these offers have really made
my day Guys

Ooops, guess i wasnt thinking :icon_blush:
You woudl think i would know that :)