View Full Version : The worst thing that can happen to a new team!

05-24-2009, 09:23 AM
I was told the worst thing that could happen to a first time team was to get a call. Well, we did. We placed thrid in ribs at The Battle of the Pigs yesterday in Gray, TN. We placed 33 of 48 overall, but the ribs made up for what we messed up.
Our team is very excited and planning our next competition. Got a lot of work to do, especially on chicken.

05-24-2009, 09:31 AM
Congrats! Any day you get to walk is a good day! Sounds like you are hooked....welcome to the dark side!

Did you take notes as to what you needed to improve on? Timing? Presentation? Taste? Tenderness? Less Alcohol?? :twisted:

Best of luck in your next competition!

And no, it's not the worst that can happen....it's the best that can happen....our very first contest we got a 2nd in pork and a 3rd in brisket, finished 12th overall....got our azzes handed to us in ribs and chicken.....that was 5 years ago.......last year, we cooked the AR Invitational....
You are on your way!

Fatback Joe
05-24-2009, 09:35 AM

Yeah, you are hooked now. LOL

05-24-2009, 09:47 AM
congrats on a great walk on your first time out!

Dan - 3eyzbbq
05-24-2009, 10:53 AM
Congrats! Its true, my first contest got a 1st in Chicken and a 10th in Pork out of 55 teams. Now I'm practicing on off weeks and doing 17 comps this year.


05-24-2009, 10:59 AM
Got a call the first time I competed and got hooked. So is it a "bad thing"?

05-24-2009, 12:28 PM

Uncle Buds BBQ
05-24-2009, 12:58 PM
Congratulations. It's a lot like golf. It only takes one good hole to bring ya back!

Uncle Bud

05-24-2009, 01:58 PM
Congrats! Welcome to the second level of your addiction.

Double D's BBQ
05-24-2009, 02:11 PM
I can think of worse things for sure. Congratulation on your success right out of the gate! Keep us posted on how you do in future contests!

05-24-2009, 02:13 PM
Congrats.... we were not far behind you at #6...... better than we have been doing...

I suppose you are really hooked now :eek: :biggrin:

05-25-2009, 09:18 PM
Congrats...keep notes and practice that chicken...then learn to hate the chicken...

05-25-2009, 11:40 PM
Yep, one day you'll look back and realize the thousands of dollars that trophy cost you...

Congrats and welcome to this unlikely obsession we call competition barbecue!

Diva Q
05-26-2009, 04:15 AM

05-26-2009, 08:25 AM
Awesome first time call. Being hooked is a good thing. You will be assimilated...lol.

05-26-2009, 09:14 AM
You're stuck now!!!

Congrats on the call!!!!!

Big Knife Cooking
05-26-2009, 01:00 PM
Congrats on your win.

05-26-2009, 01:15 PM
Thanks guys! Yeah, our team had planned on competing in Oct., now everyone wants to do one a lot sooner. Everyone is still on a high from the whole experience.

Alexa RnQ
05-26-2009, 01:41 PM
As we told another team this weekend, that will be the most expensive trophy you will win in your entire career -- it'll cost you everything it takes to chase the next one! Enjoy the ride!

05-26-2009, 01:48 PM
That's too cool!