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Sledneck
08-09-2009, 12:40 AM
From the Pellet Envy Blog




Are you in the draw? Do you want to be? (http://pelletenvy.blogspot.com/2009/08/are-you-in-draw-do-you-want-to-be.html)

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So, are you? This is the time of year when folks begin to turn their attention to the fall invitationals. Makes sense. We all need to plan. The American Royal invites went out on Monday. August is the last chance to qualify for the Jack Daniel's World Invitational draw. In fact, there are about 35 events left this month and assuming they meet the qualifying criteria, they will count towards the draw. Just for fun, here's a COMPLETELY UNOFFICIAL look at how the draw is shaking out thus far:

ALABAMA
Bub-Ba-Q
Jiggy Piggy
Lotta Bull BBQ X 2
Team Top Chick
The EGGseQuetive
Wild Bunch Butt Burners X 2

ARKANSAS
Butcher BBQ
Habitual Smokers
Jack's Old South
Naaman's Mustard Sauce X 4
River City Rub

ARIZONA
CancerSucksChicago.com
Rhythm 'n Que



CALIFORNIA
Lotta Bull BBQ
Ric's Righteous Ribs
Rhythm 'N Que X 4
Slap Yo' Daddy BBQ X 3
Smokin' Yankees
Tropical Heat
Fairfield, CA Winner*
Fairfield, CA Winner*
Fairfield, CA Winner*


COLORADO
A Boy & His BBQ
Burnin' Bob's Butts 'N Bones
Florida Skin and Bones
Rhythm N' Que
Sweet Peppers
Wild Hogs BBQ X 2
Dillon, CO Winner*

FLORIDA
Home BBQ
Quau

GEORGIA
Bub-Ba-Q
Jack's Old South
Jus-Fer-Fun Cooking
Learn2Q.com
Mount Dora Bar-B-Que
Kennesaw, GA Winner*

IOWA

4 Mile Smokin Crew
Bare Bones BBQ Team
Big T's Q Cru X 2
Iowa's Smokey D's X 2
Meadow Valley BBQ
QuauThe Heat is On
Nevada, IA Winner*

ILLINOIS
Big and Twig BBQ
CancerSucksChicago.com
Dr. Porkenstein
Gilly's Barnstormin' BBQ
Iowa's Smokey D's
Jack's Old South
Lotta Bull BBQ X 2
Redneck Grillers
Shigs in Pit
Smokey Joel/Cubby Bear
Ulcer Acres X 3

INDIANA
Hoosier Crawdaddy
Moonswiners
Shigs-in-Pit
Steel Smokin BBQ
Madison, IN Winner*
Nashville, IN Winner*

KANSAS
Bare Bones BBQ Team
Brew-n-Bar-B-Que
Crimson & Blue BBQ
Dodge County Smokers X 2
Early Bird BBQ
Flower of the Flames
Habitual Smokers
Hoggy Style
JP Custom Smoke X 2
Pork Pullin Plowboys X 2
Ribs 4 U
Rubbin' It Lovin' It BBQ
Smoke on Wheels
Smokers Wild
Smokin Triggers
Olathe, KS Winner*
Emporia, KS Winner*
Bonner Springs, KS Winner*
Paola, KS Winner*
McPherson, KS Winner*

KENTUCKY
Monty Pigthon/Holy Grill
South Pork
Swiggin Pig
Kuttawa, KY Winner*

LOUISIANA
Cajun Cookin'
Naaman's Mustard Sauce X 2
Pop's Blazin Smokers
Quau
Smokin' in the Dark
We Be Smokin'


MARYLAND
3 Eyz BBQ
Bel Air, MD Winner*

MAINE
Eliot, ME Winner*

MICHIGAN
All Day Smoke
CancerSucksChicago.com
Smokin' Scotsmen X 2
Pork of the North
Mt. Morris, MI Winner*

MINNESOTA
The Heat is On
Iowa's Smokey D's
Tippy Canoe BBQ Crew
Prairie Oak Smokers
Albert Lea, MN Winner*

MISSOURI
A Boy & His BBQ
All American BBQ
Big Wigs BBQ
Blaster BBQ
Blues Hog BBQ X 2
Caveman Cuisine
Great Grills of Fire X 2
Great Grills O'Fire
Half Sauced Barbecue X 2
Hogzilla
Holy Smoke BBQ Shawnee
JP Custom Smoke
KC Can Crew
Lip Lickin BBQ
QSS Smokin'
Que's Your Daddy BBQ
R Butts R Smokin'
Reservoir Hogs
Ribs 4 U
Rick's Pit Stop
Rubbin' It Lovin' It BBQ
Smoke Me Tender BBQ
Smoke on Wheels
Smoke This BBQ
The Pickled Pig
Uncle Bub's BBQ
California, MO Winner
Excelsior, MO Winner*
Kansas City, MO Winner*
Harrisonville, MO Winner*
Cape Girardeau, MO Winner*
Butler, MO Winner*

MISSISSIPPI
BBQr's Delight
House of Q
Jiggy Piggy
Pops Blazen Smokers
Wild Bunch Butt Burners

NORTH CAROLINA
Chatham Artillary BBQ
Checkered Pig X 2
GB's BBQ
Learn2Q.com
Mountain Magic Country BBQ
Screamin Nite Hog BBQ X 2
Smoke This
Franklin, NC Winner*
Gastonia, NC Winner*

NEBRASKA
Emerald Buffalo
KC Can Crew
Pork Me Purple
Smokin' Tailgators
LaPlatte, NE Winner*


NEW JERSEY
Fat Angel BBQ
Lo'-N-Slo'
Stumpy Coals



NEW MEXICO
Rib-It
"Q"
IBCA Lea County BBQ Winner*

NEW YORK
Lakeside Smokers
Lunchmeat
Smoke in Da Eye
Smoke on Wheels
Yabba Dabba Que!
New Paltz, NY Winner*
Chubby Hubby


OHIO
Shigs-N-Pit
Hoosier Crawdaddy


OKLAHOMA
Buffalo's BBQ X 3
Butcher BBQ X 4
Little Pig Town BBQ
Naaman's BBQ
Stu's Q BBQ X 2
Twin Oaks BBQ
IBCA VFW Post Winner*

TEXAS
3 "B" BBQ X 3
AOK Cookers
B & D Cookers
Bad Smoke Rising
Bad to the Bone
Big Henry's Cookers
Big Mike's
Bohica Cookers
Bud Light Lime
Coastal City Smokers
Cookin' Boot
Lite Cookers
Los Tios Y Los Primos
Old Main Bar Cookers
One Slice at a Time
Outhouse BBQ
Puro Party Cooking Team
Rambro
Rodeo Q Cookers
She Thinks My Slabs are Sexy
Smokin' in the Dark
Still Smokin' It
Taste Buds
Texas Pride
The Breadman
We Be Smokin' Too

SOUTH CAROLINA
BS Pitmeisters
Butts and Breasts
Chatham Artillary BBQ
Common Interest
Smoky Mountain Smokers



PENNSYLVANIA
New Holland, PA Winner*

TENNESSEE
Big Mo from Aho
Big River BBQ
Learn2Q.com X 2
Music City Pig Pals
Quau
Smokers Wild
Smoky Mountain Smokers X 3
Wild Bunch Butt Burners
McMinnville, TN Winner*
Nashville, TN Winner*

UTAH
Hoochie - Que
Salt Lake City, UT Winner*

VIRGINIA
Dizzy Pig
Wood Chicks

WISCONSIN
CancerSucksChicago.com X 2
Dr. Porkenstein
Deforest/Windsor, WI Winner*
Westfield, WI Winner*
Princeton, WI Winner*

WYOMING
Burnin' Bob's Butts 'N Bones
Worland WY Winner*

AUTOMATICS:
4 Legs Up
4 Men and a Pig
Blakes BBQ
Blazen BBQ
Cool Smoke
Fat Dad's BBQ
I Smell Smoke
Just Smokin' Around
Lakeside Smokers
Munchin' Hogs At the Hilton
PA Midnite Smokers
Parrothead Smokers
Pellet Envy
R2-BQ
Spitfire BBQ
Swamp Boys BBQ???
Sweet Swine O'Mine
Tee Wayne's Cajun Cookin'???


UPDATE: So, now I've included the IBCA qualifiers thanks to Lynn Shivers and Michelle Wade. Sometimes I need two mothers. Sometimes more. That changed things a bit. A few teams came off the "Automatics" list and at least one went on. It did change things a bit.

Several disclaimers: This list now only tracks qualifiers for KCBS and IBCA events. Information on MIM, MBN and FBA is not included. That's why there are question marks after Swamp Boys. Rub was congratulated for winning seven some time back on the forum, but it obviously included FBA events. Additonally, this list doesn't account for home state winners, teams in states where no other team from the state won a qualifying event regardless of location. Well, it does include Parrothead and Tee Wayne's Cajun Cookin'. Parrothead waltzs into the Jack every year this way. We're considering a move to South Dakota. Here's what I do know, if I really wanted into the Jack, I'd be headed to Maine, Maryland, Pennsylvania or Utah this month.

This is worth saying one more time - This list was composed just for fun and without the help of any of the sanctioning bodies. I just thought you all might enjoy a look at where the draw is headed next month. I can't believe the response this list has generated. It was a fun project and several of you pointed out corrections that I've made. Now get out there and qualify for the Jack!

musicmanryann
08-09-2009, 01:22 AM
Why are you posting this Sled, you're already in? :mrgreen: LOL! Congrats man! Hopefully we'll see you there!

Thanks to Rod for putting this together!

Smokin' Joe
08-09-2009, 10:16 AM
It's fun just to see our name on the list:lol:

I heard the draw would be on Sept 3rd around 1pm...anyone know if that is accurate?

WineMaster
08-09-2009, 10:22 AM
IS there any way to hear or see the draw. Other than being at it?

Jorge
08-09-2009, 10:35 AM
IS there any way to hear or see the draw. Other than being at it?


Hang on the internet and wait. It ends up being a pretty big day in competition BBQ!

Plowboy
08-09-2009, 10:46 AM
IS there any way to hear or see the draw. Other than being at it?

Just what leaks out on the boards.

Muzzlebrake
08-09-2009, 11:15 AM
I know that it can get kind of in depth and confusing but how does it work with the "home" state thing? If a team with a GC is the only one from their state to win do they get a automatic draw?

For example if Smoke on Wheels wins New Paltz does Smoke in Da Eye get the NY draw as the only team from NY in the NY draw?

Do both the home and foreign teams get an invite if the foreign team gets the draw?

Also if you have an automatic bid, you are no longer in the draw are you? ie., Lakeside Smokers is no longer in the NY draw due to their automatic bid (I assume that is for winning NH?)

man this is such a fun time of year, how fun is it going to be talking about this @ the potluck this weekend @ New Paltz!

Plowboy
08-09-2009, 11:29 AM
I know that it can get kind of in depth and confusing but how does it work with the "home" state thing? If a team with a GC is the only one from their state to win do they get a automatic draw?

For example if Smoke on Wheels wins New Paltz does Smoke in Da Eye get the NY draw as the only team from NY in the NY draw?

Do both the home and foreign teams get an invite if the foreign team gets the draw?

Also if you have an automatic bid, you are no longer in the draw are you? ie., Lakeside Smokers is no longer in the NY draw due to their automatic bid (I assume that is for winning NH?)

man this is such a fun time of year, how fun is it going to be talking about this @ the potluck this weekend @ New Paltz!

SIDE should be an automatic since he is the only NY home state team in the draw. EDIT: I think they draw the NY state and then declare him in if he didn't get the state draw. So, he's automatic (I think), but could still get the NY State draw. The Home state is kind of a fall back. This happened to Missouri last year. No MO teams were drawn, so they chose a home state team. Automatics, like Sled, don't count for home state teams, so Sled wouldn't prohibit SIDE from getting NY Home State.

Since Lakeside is automatic, they are out of the draw for any other state. You can't get drawn twice.

Muzzlebrake
08-09-2009, 11:47 AM
thanks Todd

BBQchef33
08-09-2009, 11:50 AM
SIDE should be an automatic since he is the only NY home state team in the draw. EDIT: I think they draw the NY state and then declare him in if he didn't get the state draw. So, he's automatic (I think), but could still get the NY State draw. The Home state is kind of a fall back. This happened to Missouri last year. No MO teams were drawn, so they chose a home state team. Automatics, like Sled, don't count for home state teams, so Sled wouldn't prohibit SIDE from getting NY Home State.

Since Lakeside is automatic, they are out of the draw for any other state. You can't get drawn twice.


i need a bag of popcorn and a lawn chair for this one. :cool:

musicmanryann
08-09-2009, 11:56 AM
That is what I heard the other day on another forum, but it is not 100%.

It's fun just to see our name on the list:lol:

I heard the draw would be on Sept 3rd around 1pm...anyone know if that is accurate?

MilitantSquatter
08-09-2009, 12:19 PM
Just a note on NY - NY State automatic based on residency is not finalized yet... HV Ribfest is this weekend and potential for another NY team to win..

Plowboy
08-09-2009, 01:35 PM
Even with two draws in Kansas, it is still a long shot to get to the Jack. However, just like last year, it is exciting just to be part of the day. To know that is COULD happen is better than knowing that it COULDN'T.

Muzzlebrake
08-09-2009, 07:40 PM
Just a note on NY - NY State automatic based on residency is not finalized yet... HV Ribfest is this weekend and potential for another NY team to win..

it's the last one right? what's the cutoff date for this year's draw?

HoDeDo
08-09-2009, 08:11 PM
Yes, end of August is the cutoff.

Dustaway
08-09-2009, 08:44 PM
I don't think I will sleep much before the night of the draw might just even have a shot of Gentleman before I head into the office just for good luck you know

Plowboy
08-09-2009, 09:48 PM
Yes, end of August is the cutoff.

Get that NY draw so I have one less hooligan to deal with in Kansas. Damn you MoKan, birthplace of KCBS.

KC_Bobby
08-10-2009, 12:49 AM
Do they start with the states with the fewest possibilities then work their way to the states with the most? Seems that would be the most fair

Plowboy
08-10-2009, 12:56 AM
Do they start with the states with the fewest possibilities then work their way to the states with the most? Seems that would be the most fair

I THOUGHT they draw the order of the states. I'm but a rookie at this, though.

Bud's BBQ
08-10-2009, 06:26 AM
I THOUGHT they draw the order of the states. I'm but a rookie at this, though.

This is the question that we have: Do they do the state draws in alphabetical order or randomly?

Todd, are you saying that you think they first randomly draw the order that they do the states?

thanks

Sledneck
08-10-2009, 06:38 AM
Just a note on NY - NY State automatic based on residency is not finalized yet... HV Ribfest is this weekend and potential for another NY team to win..

SIDE should be an automatic since he is the only NY home state team in the draw. EDIT: I think they draw the NY state and then declare him in if he didn't get the state draw. So, he's automatic (I think), but could still get the NY State draw. The Home state is kind of a fall back. This happened to Missouri last year. No MO teams were drawn, so they chose a home state team. Automatics, like Sled, don't count for home state teams, so Sled wouldn't prohibit SIDE from getting NY Home State.

Since Lakeside is automatic, they are out of the draw for any other state. You can't get drawn twice.Williepallooza winner Chubby Hubby is a NY resident who is also in the draw for NY, that eliminates the wild card.

Plowboy
08-10-2009, 07:37 AM
Williepallooza winner Chubby Hubby is a NY resident who is also in the draw for NY, that eliminates the wild card.

Was that KCBS? Maybe that is why it wasn't on Rod's list.

ique
08-10-2009, 08:04 AM
Do they start with the states with the fewest possibilities then work their way to the states with the most? Seems that would be the most fair

The state draw order is drawn randomly.

timzcardz
08-10-2009, 08:05 AM
Was that KCBS? Maybe that is why it wasn't on Rod's list.

No, it was BEBA.

SmokeInDaEye
08-10-2009, 08:44 AM
Was that KCBS? Maybe that is why it wasn't on Rod's list.

And people wonder why I'm so pissy when it comes to state qualifiers. Because Williepalooza 2 was declared a first year contest and a qualifier after the fact and a NY resident won, I don't believe there is a NY state wild card and I have to wish for the best in the draw.

Cue's Your Daddy
08-10-2009, 08:57 AM
SIDE: i thought you said you werent going? Heres a question: Lets say a team gets drawn and can not go, what happens?

timzcardz
08-10-2009, 09:08 AM
And people wonder why I'm so pissy when it comes to state qualifiers. Because Williepalooza 2 was declared a first year contest and a qualifier after the fact and a NY resident won, I don't believe there is a NY state wild card and I have to wish for the best in the draw.


http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showpost.php?p=990068&postcount=9
Feel free to attack me but it's kind of a joke.

I'm all for more contests, I'd just prefer they were scheduled for the season and work with the big shows to do it legit, not twist some things a couple weeks in advance (or at awards). They don't add games to the hockey season and they don't add extra holes in a golf tourney (unless it is a playoff).

FYI, I'm not going to the Jack or Royal this year because I don't believe I'm ready to do them right (ie teammates, vacation time, and money). I'm simply in this discussion because I think the rules need to be better defined.


SIDE, why would you get pissy when yo have already stated that you aren't going anyway?

If we take you at your word, than the qualifiers have no bearing on you personally, at least not this year.

I can certainly appreciate your passion for everything BBQ, and grilling, but I don't understand what appears to me as inconsistent statements. But then maybe I'm just too simple.

SmokeInDaEye
08-10-2009, 09:13 AM
SIDE: i thought you said you werent going? Heres a question: Lets say a team gets drawn and can not go, what happens?

I was convinced to find a way to get there if I get in.

Scottie
08-10-2009, 09:17 AM
SIDE: i thought you said you werent going? Heres a question: Lets say a team gets drawn and can not go, what happens?

No pass downs. If a team doesn't fill out the application, they will not be in the draw. If a team does and then doesn't go, would be palin wrong.

SmokeInDaEye
08-10-2009, 09:20 AM
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showpost.php?p=990068&postcount=9



SIDE, why would you get pissy when yo have already stated that you aren't going anyway?

If we take you at your word, than the qualifiers have no bearing on you personally, at least not this year.

I can certainly appreciate your passion for everything BBQ, and grilling, but I don't understand what appears to me as inconsistent statements. But then maybe I'm just too simple.

Back off. I should have some right to participate in a discussion regarding the status of my possible automatic invite to the Jack. The personal attacks on me are getting to be a little ridiculous. Since when do I have to clear my schedule with everyone on this forum????

Poopah, iQue and others have made it very clear that I shouldn't pass up the opportunity so I'm finding ways to make it work with work and financially.

tonto1117
08-10-2009, 09:40 AM
No pass downs. If a team doesn't fill out the application, they will not be in the draw. If a team does and then doesn't go, would be palin wrong.

When are these applications sent out?

Scottie
08-10-2009, 11:21 AM
Usually mid-August

KC_Bobby
08-10-2009, 01:51 PM
I see Darren Worth has 5 GC's this year ... he's got 3 more weeks to get 2 more to be an auto (end of August right?). At least he's in 4 different state draws

http://www.thepickledpig.com/PPapps/rankings/TeamHistory.cfm?team=IOWAS%20SMOKEY%20DS%20BBQ

that's just sick - only once since changing from Smokin Clones to IA Smokey D's has he finished outside of the top 10.

musicmanryann
08-10-2009, 02:56 PM
I see Darren Worth has 5 GC's this year ... he's got 3 more weeks to get 2 more to be an auto (end of August right?). At least he's in 4 different state draws

http://www.thepickledpig.com/PPapps/rankings/TeamHistory.cfm?team=IOWAS%20SMOKEY%20DS%20BBQ

that's just sick - only once since changing from Smokin Clones to IA Smokey D's has he finished outside of the top 10.

yeah, I have heard he is pretty good.:lol:

I also heard that Iola--his last contest and GC--was his 25th Grand Championship. That is unworldly.

I would definitely like to see him get the auto-bid--he deserves it, especially after not getting drawn last year. I also hope he gets drawn for more selfish reasons--my odds go way up.:mrgreen:

HoDeDo
08-10-2009, 11:10 PM
Usually mid-August
One for each state you are getting a draw in, or do you just get one with everything on it?

Plowboy
08-11-2009, 12:32 AM
One for each state you are getting a draw in, or do you just get one with everything on it?

You get one and then list all of your qualifiers on that single form.

rweller
08-11-2009, 08:47 AM
Is the Jack the last weekend of Oct.? I think thats when it was last year. If so is it always the last weekend of Oct.?

Alexa RnQ
08-11-2009, 09:30 AM
Fourth Saturday in October.

Diva
08-11-2009, 09:36 AM
I've already got rooms booked and my annual Mary Bobo's reservations ready! I'm not cookin', I'm just gonna be lookin'!

Nitrofly
08-12-2009, 06:29 AM
I've already got rooms booked and my annual Mary Bobo's reservations ready! I'm not cookin', I'm just gonna be lookin'!


Lookin' good I'm sure :biggrin:

Diva
08-12-2009, 10:17 AM
Lookin' good I'm sure :biggrin:


Why, thank you, Sully :oops:

Scottie
08-12-2009, 10:22 AM
Lookin' good I'm sure :biggrin:


Do you want a napkin? :icon_shy

I mean, of course you are always right though Sully!

Great seeing you. It sure is a good re-charge in a long comp season, getting some BAAAHHHBEQUE !!!

Scottie

JimDandysNYDan
08-12-2009, 03:15 PM
Chubby Hubby is a NY home state team too.....correct?

JimDandysNYDan
08-12-2009, 03:19 PM
oops....should have read the rest of the thread...LOL....sorry..

Muzzlebrake
08-12-2009, 07:16 PM
I've already got rooms booked and my annual Mary Bobo's reservations ready! I'm not cookin', I'm just gonna be lookin'!

they will probably have fried chicken.......chicken fried steak...mmmmm

Sledneck
08-12-2009, 08:12 PM
Who is Mary Bobo?

ChipotlePat
08-12-2009, 08:32 PM
Mary Bobo's it is a famous reastrant From that area. They serve Family style fried chicken and ham. FYI: they ran out of fried chicken when we were there two years ago and it was like 20 bucks to eat there per person. They are notorious for running low and out on about half the menu.

Alexa RnQ
08-12-2009, 09:49 PM
As long as they still have fried pies for me, it's all good. http://www.divaherself.com/funny/shiner.gif

Diva
08-12-2009, 10:39 PM
Mary Bobo's it is a famous reastrant From that area. They serve Family style fried chicken and ham. FYI: they ran out of fried chicken when we were there two years ago and it was like 20 bucks to eat there per person. They are notorious for running low and out on about half the menu.
I've eaten there on Friday of the Jack for the past 6 years and they've never run low or out of food.

HoDeDo
08-12-2009, 11:09 PM
I've eaten there on Friday of the Jack for the past 6 years and they've never run low or out of food.

As a matter of fact I think they brought in more fried okra, and whatever that kick butt tater dish was (more of anything we asked for) from the other room - we had enough to eat 3 times over. Oh wait, I did eat three times over.:shock:

Sledneck
08-13-2009, 12:05 AM
Well then I guess I gotta go to Mary Bobos

SmokeInDaEye
08-13-2009, 12:11 AM
Do they take reservations or you just show up? I searched Mary Bobos earlier and found a boarding house. Any relation?

Skip
08-13-2009, 12:13 AM
Well then I guess I gotta go to Mary Bobos

Do they take reservations or you just show up? I searched Mary Bobos earlier and found a boarding house. Any relation?

I've already got rooms booked and my annual Mary Bobo's reservations ready! I'm not cookin', I'm just gonna be lookin'!

Seems a reservation is in order. :lol:

Diva
08-13-2009, 12:36 AM
Mary Bobo's used to be a boarding house. Reservations are a must! Better call now to see if you can get in. I make my reservation a year in advance.

Sledneck
08-13-2009, 01:08 AM
What time do awards typically finish?

MilitantSquatter
08-13-2009, 07:37 AM
What time do awards typically finish?


I don't know about typical but last year it seemed to drag on forever.. seemed like at least 7PM.. combo of all the awards and speeches.

ique
08-13-2009, 07:53 AM
What time do awards typically finish?

Plan for 7

Diva
08-13-2009, 07:56 AM
What time do awards typically finish?

7ish.

Sledneck
08-13-2009, 07:59 AM
Was thinking Mary Bobos sat nite for dinner.If they are open for dinner. WOuld lunch be better?

Rub
08-13-2009, 10:41 AM
I'm in for Thursday lunch :)

Scottie
08-13-2009, 11:49 AM
I'm in for Thursday lunch :)


Man, I wish I could make reservations.... That would be the biggest pox of all time... :icon_shy

Good luck Rub! Hoping to toss a couple back with you in Lynchburg...

SmokeInDaEye
08-13-2009, 12:37 PM
Just got my application by email. This thing is stressful, huh?

musicmanryann
08-13-2009, 12:40 PM
Just got my application by email. This thing is stressful, huh?

Stressful in what way? How did they get your e-mail, KCBS?

Alexa RnQ
08-13-2009, 12:41 PM
"Stressful" is Draw Day! Last year we were wrecks all day, frantically refreshing windows on three different sites to see if anyone had heard anything yet. When we finally saw our team name, honest to God we were jumping up and down and screaming.

tonto1117
08-13-2009, 12:41 PM
Just got my application by email. This thing is stressful, huh?

Ha! I wonder how many folks just went and checked thier e-mail......I know I did.:oops::-P

musicmanryann
08-13-2009, 12:56 PM
Ha! I wonder how many folks just went and checked thier e-mail......I know I did.:oops::-P

Was it there? Mine wasn't...:sad: /jk

Rub
08-13-2009, 01:00 PM
Man, I wish I could make reservations.... That would be the biggest pox of all time... :icon_shy

Good luck Rub! Hoping to toss a couple back with you in Lynchburg...

Thanks Scottie. I'd love nothing more than to see you and the girls there, and throw back a few :)

SmokeInDaEye
08-13-2009, 01:04 PM
"Stressful" is Draw Day! Last year we were wrecks all day, frantically refreshing windows on three different sites to see if anyone had heard anything yet. When we finally saw our team name, honest to God we were jumping up and down and screaming.

Yeah, that's what I meant. The wait for the draw to be over.

Was it there? Mine wasn't...:sad: /jk

Received at 12:27 from Michelle Eslich. I can send you contact info if it doesn't show up soon (wasn't sure if it would be cool to share on an open forum so I removed below). There are maybe 50 email addresses on it.

BTW, why do they want to know the size of my cooker? It's 18.5" x 4 I guess.

Congratulations!

Your team has qualified for the 21st Annual 2009 Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue draw on Sept 3, 2009
Entry forms have been mailed, however if you do not receive your packet, I have attached a copy of the entry form.
If you have any questions or if you would like to have a copy of the qualifying criteria, please email me at xyz.com (http://us.mc1112.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=michelle_eslick@jackdaniels.com) or call the BBQ hotline at 931-759-6930.

Scottie
08-13-2009, 01:11 PM
I got mine as well... It's the application. If anyone needs it, PM me and I can forward it. but by the list, it appears that they are being sent out via email.

Scottie

Alexa RnQ
08-13-2009, 01:32 PM
Yeah, that's what I meant. The wait for the draw to be over.
Kill.Ing.Me.

why do they want to know the size of my cooker? It's 18.5" x 4 I guess.

Space is tight in the holler, and they measure out the spaces pretty accurately for the equipment being brought. We have a small footprint, so we were pretty comfy, but some people with RVs and big cookers were working things out to the inch.

musicmanryann
08-13-2009, 01:41 PM
Kill.Ing.Me.

Precisely three Thursdays from today we will know and the anticipation will be all over...

SmokeInDaEye
08-13-2009, 01:41 PM
Kill.Ing.Me.



Space is tight in the holler, and they measure out the spaces pretty accurately for the equipment being brought. We have a small footprint, so we were pretty comfy, but some people with RVs and big cookers were working things out to the inch.

Cool. I don't take up much space. Hell, I'll cook in a tree if it helps.:biggrin:

tonto1117
08-13-2009, 02:00 PM
Was it there? Mine wasn't...:sad: /jk

No e-mail from the Jack yet...but I did get $5 coupon from Fisher Price...:rolleyes::lol:

JD McGee
08-13-2009, 02:17 PM
Once again we got nada from the upper left corner of the country...:eek:

musicmanryann
08-13-2009, 02:24 PM
There are a lot more people in the draw than 50, so my guess is that there will be more than one mass e-mail sent, or they could not get the e-mail of some and those will have to wait to recieve it in the mail...

Scottie
08-13-2009, 02:43 PM
It was stated in the email that it would be going out via snail mail as well.

I'm assuming they have us in their database and that is why we got it via email...

musicmanryann
08-13-2009, 02:51 PM
It was stated in the email that it would be going out via snail mail as well.

I'm assuming they have us in their database and that is why we got it via email...

Why would you be in their database???:wink:

DocStl
08-13-2009, 02:55 PM
Got ours in the email today, my son opened it and thought we won the mo draw! He was hollering and all! lol Was real exciting for a few minutes

Scottie
08-13-2009, 02:56 PM
Why would you be in their database???:wink:


Probably from that rejection letter I got last year..... :shock:

It is all new folks running the Jack now Ryan. Even though it was only 3 years ago, I am now a hasbeen...

Sidw
08-13-2009, 03:14 PM
Got our e-mail today!

Ron_L
08-13-2009, 03:17 PM
No e-mail from the Jack yet...but I did get $5 coupon from Fisher Price...:rolleyes::lol:

I know what you can buy with it :rolleyes:

http://di1.shopping.com/images1/pi/e6/ed/fd/32728603-177x150-0-0.jpg

SmokeInDaEye
08-13-2009, 04:29 PM
I know what you can buy with it :rolleyes:

http://di1.shopping.com/images1/pi/e6/ed/fd/32728603-177x150-0-0.jpg

Do you know how wide that is Ronelle? She's gonna have to note it on her application.

tonto1117
08-13-2009, 04:54 PM
I know what you can buy with it :rolleyes:

http://di1.shopping.com/images1/pi/e6/ed/fd/32728603-177x150-0-0.jpg


Do you know how wide that is Ronelle? She's gonna have to note it on her application.


LOL..Actually we bought one for our Grandbaby Mia so she can practice for kids Q when she gets older.....we keep giving her 9's for appearence, but 6's for the plastic taste..:lol::lol::lol:

Muzzlebrake
08-13-2009, 08:24 PM
As a matter of fact I think they brought in more fried okra, and whatever that kick butt tater dish was (more of anything we asked for) from the other room - we had enough to eat 3 times over. Oh wait, I did eat three times over.:shock:

no fried chicken either!

SmokeInDaEye
08-13-2009, 10:18 PM
No jokes, that application put me in a cold sweat today. Any vets who can help me and anyone throwing their hat in to the draw for the first time would much appreciated:

I understand the reason for the "how big is your cooker and do you have an RV question" after the explanation above, though I hate to screw myself for answering wrong. My setup can't even take up a 20x20 space. Are some sites better than others (I've seen power and water are tough in some spots) and is it better to be big n bold or lean n mean or is everyone there fighting the same issues in the same space?

The part about what contests you won and what place you came in and if you lie you are disqualified? I just listed the one contest I won, the date, first place overall, and the place it was. It was just confusing that it said to list contests you won then list what place you came in (sorry, i hate to mess anything up)

And the list of 8 team mates? For me, right now it's me cooking solo style. Should teams fill it with names just in case they get in and some folks come to help out or is it not that seriously controlled?

Finally the extra categories, are those done the same day as the main game? I wouldn't mind playing in a couple but wouldn't dare do it solo the same day as the big four. It's hard to find a real time table for the whole event. Should applicants just check the boxes and decide later should they get fortunate enough to get in????

MilitantSquatter
08-13-2009, 10:26 PM
No jokes, that application put me in a cold sweat today. Any vets who can help me and anyone throwing their hat in to the draw for the first time would much appreciated:

I understand the reason for the "how big is your cooker and do you have an RV question" after the explanation above, though I hate to screw myself for answering wrong. My setup can't even take up a 20x20 space. Are some sites better than others (I've seen power and water are tough in some spots) and is it better to be big n bold or lean n mean or is everyone there fighting the same issues in the same space?

The part about what contests you won and what place you came in and if you lie you are disqualified? I just listed the one contest I won, the date, first place overall, and the place it was. It was just confusing that it said to list contests you won then list what place you came in (sorry, i hate to mess anything up)

And the list of 8 team mates? For me, right now it's me cooking solo style. Should teams fill it with names just in case they get in and some folks come to help out or is it not that seriously controlled?

Finally the extra categories, are those done the same day as the main game? I wouldn't mind playing in a couple but wouldn't dare do it solo the same day as the big four. It's hard to find a real time table for the whole event. Should applicants just check the boxes and decide later should they get fortunate enough to get in????

Clint - I can't help on the space questions and how it impacts where you get placed but here's my thoughts on the others..

1) extra categories are on the same day - it seemed a bit overwhelming doing the ancillaries even with Andy doing Chef's choice, all of us working on dessert(s) and Sean and I doing a clusterfark of a 37 ingredient sauce in additional to all of us doing the main 4.

as far as the teammate names, even if your bro John can't make it, you might want to put his name down or even your dad, mom etc.. They give you one fake leather/plastics ID badge holders that say Jack Daniels BBQ etc with your full name and team name. It's a nice keepsake. Sean and I are lucky - Phil did such a wonderful job on the application that my ID says "Vinny Militanti" and Muzzlebrake's says Sean Muzzolo" :roll:

SmokeInDaEye
08-13-2009, 10:48 PM
Thanks Vinny. It's really hard to find any details anywhere about the contest, the chicken rules, etc. Always great to inform first timers!

Smokin' Joe
08-13-2009, 11:05 PM
Speaking of that, what are the chicken rules? 6 pieces of white and dark...or just some of each (and how in the world do you get it all in the box?)

MilitantSquatter
08-13-2009, 11:08 PM
Speaking of that, what are the chicken rules? 6 pieces of white and dark...or just some of each (and how in the world do you get it all in the box?)

Chicken is minimum 7 pieces (for Old No. 7) of which some portion must be white meat.

lunchlady
08-13-2009, 11:08 PM
Clint...
you NEED to get help, at the very least for running your boxes. I don't think you could get back from chicken turn-in in time to get the ribs turned in, depending on where you are located.
We were at the VERY END of the park... at the furthest possible point from the judges tent I think. We had 4 people block the crowds (and I DO mean CROWDS) in front of Sully and even with our clock the customary 5 minutes ahead of real time, they left before the window opened (11:50ish). They did not get back until almost 12:15. If you are solo, where is the time for cutting and getting the ribs in the box? And from then on it just gets later and later and later...

hope this helps and is not meant to scare ya!

Alexa RnQ
08-13-2009, 11:24 PM
Honestly, I think everyone has space issues. It's cheek-by-jowl there. We have a similar setup to yours, 10x20 w/ 4 WSMs, and although in a smaller space we had a bit of elbow room. I don't know if any site selection was offered, basically there's one row that will accommodate really big RVs, then everybody else shoehorns in as best they can. Sites are clearly marked, and a golf cart escorted us to our assigned space when we got in the gate.

If they are offering the option of private porta-potties again this year, GET ONE. Cooking on your own you will have NO time to be running back and forth. Best money we ever spent -- and if it's raining again, it's worth that much more.

1 FAT HOG BBQ
08-14-2009, 04:38 AM
Doc, we are pulling hard for you guys, that would be great! Good Luck

butts
08-14-2009, 08:59 AM
I loved getting that email. First chance for us...it's a 1 in 5 chance but better than nothing! Good luck to all.

Ron_L
08-16-2009, 10:49 PM
So the draw just got more interesting for a few folks...

Rythym and Que just got their 7th GC this weekend, so that makes Scottie an automatic for Arizona! Congrats to R&Q and Scottie.

But... This also makes Michigan and Wisconsin more interesting...

MICHIGAN
All Day Smoke
CancerSucksChicago.com
Smokin' Scotsmen X 2
Pork of the North
Mt. Morris, MI Winner*

Take out Cancer Sucks and that gives the Scotsmen a 2 in 5 chance! Possibly a 3 in 5 if they can win at Mt. Morris! Go Scotsmen!

WISCONSIN
CancerSucksChicago.com X 2
Dr. Porkenstein
Deforest/Windsor, WI Winner* (Jelly Roll Jones)
Westfield, WI Winner*
Princeton, WI Winner*

Take out Scottie's 2 wins and Dr. P and Jelly Roll Jones have a 1 in 4 chance. If either of them can win one of the two remaining comps that's 50% chance! Or... If someone can win both of the remaining comps they would be in very good shape!

Should be fun in Westfield and Princeton!

Scottie
08-16-2009, 11:20 PM
Good luck in WI, I'm taking the next 2 weeks off.

Congrats to Rythym n Que. Way to go Vince and Alexa!

musicmanryann
08-17-2009, 12:11 AM
Way to go Vince and Alexa, the waiting is over sooner than you may have thought! Also looks like Scottie wont be getting a rejection letter this year--awesome!

Rub
08-17-2009, 07:37 AM
Woo-hoooo!

ThomEmery
08-17-2009, 08:42 AM
Good luck in WI, I'm taking the next 2 weeks off.

Congrats to Rythym n Que. Way to go Vince and Alexa!


Amen

Two weeks off
What??

Scottie
08-17-2009, 08:54 AM
Well, OK... It will be 3 weeks off in a row. Don't think I've done that since February...

See you down there Rub!

Butcher BBQ
08-17-2009, 05:26 PM
Congrats Scottie, now you won't have a blister on your finger from hitting the refresh button on your computer the day of the draw.

Jorge
08-17-2009, 06:14 PM
Congrats Scottie, now you won't have a blister on your finger from hitting the refresh button on your computer the day of the draw.

yeah, but he can keep stroking that shot glass at his desk:mrgreen:

I just put a new bottle of Gentleman Jack in my freezer for that day. I'm not a player, but I'll take a taste to toast my friends that are and make it as well as those that qualified and don't.

Butcher BBQ
08-17-2009, 06:25 PM
yeah, but he can keep stroking that shot glass at his desk:mrgreen:

I just put a new bottle of Gentleman Jack in my freezer for that day. I'm not a player, but I'll take a taste to toast my friends that are and make it as well as those that qualified and don't.

Here Here! I with you.

Rub
08-17-2009, 06:34 PM
Well, OK... It will be 3 weeks off in a row. Don't think I've done that since February...

See you down there Rub!

Excellent mi amigo, Can't wait! :mrgreen:

beerguy
08-17-2009, 07:10 PM
All this thinkin and decifering makes my brain hurt! good luck everyone!

Muzzlebrake
08-17-2009, 07:38 PM
I just put a new bottle of Gentleman Jack in my freezer for that day. I'm not a player, but I'll take a taste to toast my friends that are and make it as well as those that qualified and don't.


Here Here! I with you.

Thats a drunk day! quite a long list of friends but hey what the hell i'm in :cool:

should we start with the automatics @ 9:20?

mjl
08-17-2009, 08:08 PM
Congrats Scottie, and not just because I think it helps my cause. Though, I don't really have this whole "draw" thing figured out. Either way its cool to be in the mix. I'm not doing Westfield or Princeton, so I am looking forward to seeing who joins me in the Wisconsin portion.
As for drawing day, refreshing like a maniac, toasting my success, or drowning my failure.

Good luck all.

ML

Dustaway
08-17-2009, 08:43 PM
got my entry in the mail today will be faxing back first thing Tuesday

Scottie
08-17-2009, 09:00 PM
Thats a drunk day! quite a long list of friends but hey what the hell i'm in :cool:

should we start with the automatics @ 9:20?


Have to do a 9:22 toast. A mean, that is custom..

I got to return the 5000 pack of Tums I bought and the gallon jug of Mylanta... Exchanged it for some JD...

Scottie
08-17-2009, 09:05 PM
got my entry in the mail today will be faxing back first thing Tuesday


I got mine today as well. Real shame they don't do them on the gold Distillary paper. I framed mine from the year I won. Along with my letter congratulating that my bung was picked and I would be in the Jack.

Although not complaining. I sent mine back today, so I would be official. lol

butts
08-17-2009, 09:31 PM
Mine is sent as well...great to be in the mix!

ique
08-18-2009, 03:55 PM
I loved getting that email. First chance for us...it's a 1 in 5 chance but better than nothing! Good luck to all.

Just got my email! :-D

Muzzlebrake
08-18-2009, 05:08 PM
Have to do a 9:22 toast. A mean, that is custom..

I got to return the 5000 pack of Tums I bought and the gallon jug of Mylanta... Exchanged it for some JD...

and who are we to question tradition???
:biggrin:

Sledneck
08-18-2009, 05:28 PM
I received the snail mail but never received the email

musicmanryann
08-18-2009, 05:37 PM
I received the snail mail but never received the email

same with me, but I believe they are the same thing. I am guessing they didn't have our e-mail's in their database yet.

SmokeInDaEye
08-18-2009, 06:11 PM
same with me, but I believe they are the same thing. I am guessing they didn't have our e-mail's in their database yet.

Yeah, same thing. A two page application.

Muzzlebrake
08-18-2009, 08:38 PM
so is this Smokin Eagles (http://www.sebbq.com/) comp a Jack qualifier too? I just got an email saying it's now a state championship if they have 25 does it make the cut for this years draw?

Vince RnQ
08-18-2009, 09:59 PM
I got mine today as well. Real shame they don't do them on the gold Distillary paper. I framed mine from the year I won. Along with my letter congratulating that my bung was picked and I would be in the Jack.

Although not complaining. I sent mine back today, so I would be official. lol


Scottie, I think you're talking about the actual invitation and not the draw applications that are currently going out. Our invitation from last year was on the gold distillary paper. We'll see what happens with the invites this year.

Scottie
08-18-2009, 10:40 PM
They did the gold leaf for both Vince. At least they did. I guess just changes from one organizer to the next. Tana did it for many many years.

Vince RnQ
08-19-2009, 11:55 AM
Damn this economy!

Damn it to hell!

ThomEmery
08-19-2009, 02:53 PM
I see Otis and the Bird have been added to the field
YES

Scottie
08-19-2009, 03:20 PM
so is this Smokin Eagles (http://www.sebbq.com/) comp a Jack qualifier too? I just got an email saying it's now a state championship if they have 25 does it make the cut for this years draw?


If they get the State Championship, it should. That would be my guess.

Sledneck
08-23-2009, 12:07 PM
What happens if a state had one state championship and the winner of that contest already has an auto from another state?

Ex: The New Hampshire winner is an auto
This coming weekend the New Holland PA contest is an auto as well

Lets say the NH winner also wins PA this weekend and wins , does that mean PA does not get represented?

Plowboy
08-23-2009, 01:52 PM
What happens if a state had one state championship and the winner of that contest already has an auto from another state?

Ex: The New Hampshire winner is an auto
This coming weekend the New Holland PA contest is an auto as well

Lets say the NH winner also wins PA this weekend and wins , does that mean PA does not get represented?

They would look to all PA teams who have Won in ANY other state and then draw from those names.

Smokin' Joe
08-25-2009, 08:35 PM
This is gonna be fun...I was just looking through the draw info and the teams list on Pellet Envy's blog and started figuring our odds. This weekend will mean a lot to my teams chances. With odds being 20%, 33%, or 50% depending on this weekends results:-D

It will be fun either way, I know how lucky we are to even be in the mix our first year out. I went ahead and took a vacation day Sept 3rd and I look forward to sipping Jack and hitting the refresh button:lol:

Todd any chance your connection from the Jack will disclose how tight the info will be this year...I'm guessing it will be like 2008 with all the info coming at once several hours after it begins (as opposed to leaking out of names at a slower pace in prior years)?

Coz
08-25-2009, 09:00 PM
Ok its tueday already wheres the draw app??? LOL I have hope that we wont go thru what we did this time last year.

benjet
08-28-2009, 08:40 PM
Is there anyone here who will be live at the draw?

I could potentially set up a feed from twitter (hashtag #jackdraw or something) that would auto update and everyone (with an Internet connection) could then see the play by play.

Provided someone present could send in tweets (can be via txt/sms too).

Heck I might even be able to setup a call in # that would be 1-many where someone could do this verbally instead of trying to type it all out. This would allow everyone else to call in and listen or maybe listen by PC.

Not that I'll have any way to validate the accuracy.

I recall in past years there was no real central place to watch the drama unfold. Some forums had some info others, had other info (not divergent info - just different pieces).

Scottie
08-28-2009, 09:44 PM
They are pretty strict in the draw room. No phones or computers. Last year, they kept it under wraps until it was basically over. All part of the lure of Lyncjhburg....

benjet
08-28-2009, 09:45 PM
I see.

JD McGee
08-28-2009, 11:13 PM
Brian and I are really excited about next year...we're hoping to get picked in the draw and possibly a shoo in if we can with the state championship coming up soon. You can bet your bottom dollar we'll have our game faces on! :-P Wish us luck! :wink:

QN
08-29-2009, 08:31 PM
They are pretty strict in the draw room. No phones or computers. Last year, they kept it under wraps until it was basically over. All part of the lure of Lyncjhburg....

Right on Scottie. When I have attended the draw I had a legal pad and took notes, but no phone usage in the room allowed. Some folks got up and left the room to call in some updates to folks, but even that was frowned upon. It is all the mystery and mystique of "The Jack". The other issue is that, as you know, cell phone service is "spotty" in the holler at best...

HoDeDo
08-30-2009, 07:25 PM
Got one more draw this weekend!!! that is 2 for KS, 1 for MO, 1 for NY.... come on BBQ Gods!!! I will be wearing my Jack shirt under the oxford at the office on Thurs...

Plowboy
08-30-2009, 07:42 PM
Got one more draw this weekend!!! that is 2 for KS, 1 for MO, 1 for NY.... come on BBQ Gods!!! I will be wearing my Jack shirt under the oxford at the office on Thurs...

Get that NY draw first so you can stay out of my way. Farker.

Cue's Your Daddy
08-30-2009, 08:08 PM
So as of now, there are only 2 teams who live in NY who have won a state championship. So they have a 50-50 chance no matter that there are many more teams who have won NY State Championships or am i wrong? Or does sled winning CT take that out.

Plowboy
08-30-2009, 08:46 PM
So as of now, there are only 2 teams who live in NY who have won a state championship. So they have a 50-50 chance no matter that there are many more teams who have won NY State Championships or am i wrong? Or does sled winning CT take that out.

I'm pretty sure Sled takes that out, but it isn't 100% clear based on their written explanation. Sled wasn't "drawn", but I'm pretty sure he was "automatically drawn".

(1) If there are numerous Grand Champions from any state and none of their names have been drawn, all Grand Champions from that state will go into a draw to determine who represents their home state.

CaptTable
08-30-2009, 09:00 PM
Speaking from experience here . . it's not as much "mystique" as it is a desire to make sure the info that goes out is correct. I called a buddy one year to let him know he was in, but there was a mistake, which they caught quickly, and I had to call him back and tell him he wasn't in. Then, later, he did get in after all. Needless to say, I never did that again. I wait until they put the final "seal of approval" on it before I say anything.

This is a HUGE, complicated, process and they don't need people reporting things too soon.

Good luck everybody who has a bung!

Phillip

SmokeInDaEye
08-30-2009, 09:49 PM
Get that NY draw first so you can stay out of my way. Farker.

Don't Kansas and Missouri get drawn before New York? Should have sent him to Alaska.

So as of now, there are only 2 teams who live in NY who have won a state championship. So they have a 50-50 chance no matter that there are many more teams who have won NY State Championships or am i wrong? Or does sled winning CT take that out.

Sled does not count. As far as I know there are 3*, me, Bobo's Traveling Circus, and Chubby Hubby. If none of the three get picked out of the NY winners, we go in to a separate draw.

MilitantSquatter
08-30-2009, 09:52 PM
Sled does not count. As far as I know there are 3*, me, Bobo's Traveling Circus, and Chubby Hubby. If none of the three get picked out of the NY winners, we go in to a separate draw.

Is the asterisk next to the 3, kinda like the * some wish to see next to Barry Bonds home run records ??

Muzzlebrake
08-30-2009, 10:49 PM
just something to keep everyone focused

Plowboy
08-31-2009, 03:39 PM
Don't Kansas and Missouri get drawn before New York? Should have sent him to Alaska.

Sled does not count. As far as I know there are 3*, me, Bobo's Traveling Circus, and Chubby Hubby. If none of the three get picked out of the NY winners, we go in to a separate draw.

They draw the order of the states.

Are you sure Sled doesn't count? Just because he's an automatic in another state, that doesn't make him a NY team?

SmokeInDaEye
08-31-2009, 04:34 PM
They draw the order of the states.

Are you sure Sled doesn't count? Just because he's an automatic in another state, that doesn't make him a NY team?

That's the way it was explained to me, all automatics don't factor in to the draw process but I could be wrong.

Vince RnQ
08-31-2009, 04:58 PM
That's the way it was explained to me, all automatics don't factor in to the draw process but I could be wrong.

That's how it worked last year for us in Arizona. There were three teams with GCs but one of those was for an automatic contest in Nevada. When the other two didn't get drawn in their respective state draws, (we were one of those two teams), they put our bungs in to a Home State Rep draw and we won that draw.

Does that help clear things up a bit?

Plowboy
08-31-2009, 05:11 PM
That's how it worked last year for us in Arizona. There were three teams with GCs but one of those was for an automatic contest in Nevada. When the other two didn't get drawn in their respective state draws, (we were one of those two teams), they put our bungs in to a Home State Rep draw and we won that draw.

Does that help clear things up a bit?

Good deal. It is a little complicated. I don't envy the folks trying to run this and keep it straight. All of the refactoring that has to happen after each draw is a little mind boggling.

Vince RnQ
08-31-2009, 05:14 PM
But it sure is fun!

tonto1117
08-31-2009, 05:17 PM
Was wondering, besides the info that leaks out on the forums as the draw takes place, how does the Jack notify everyone of the results?

Scottie
08-31-2009, 05:18 PM
Good deal. It is a little complicated. I don't envy the folks trying to run this and keep it straight. All of the refactoring that has to happen after each draw is a little mind boggling.


That's the main reason they don't want results posted ahead of time. So they can try and correct things as it unfolds. As you can imagine, a lot of things can easily be missed...

Vince RnQ
08-31-2009, 05:44 PM
Was wondering, besides the info that leaks out on the forums as the draw takes place, how does the Jack notify everyone of the results?


They'll release an official roster of all the teams who have been invited which will then be posted here and at other internet forums. They'll then send the official invitations to each team via snail mail.

Smokin' Joe
08-31-2009, 06:22 PM
Ok so just to make sure I understand this correclty...here is the Minnesota list for the draw:
MINNESOTA
The Heat is On
Iowa's Smokey D's
Tippy Canoe BBQ Crew
Parrothead Smokers
Prairie Oak Smokers

Parrothead is the only SD home based GC this year so he is an Automatic...so will his bung be removed before the Mn draw?

Vince RnQ
08-31-2009, 06:33 PM
No, that's not how it would work unless Parrothead had won a contest that was an "automatic". They will be included in the draw for MN unless they are drawn for another state before the MN state draw takes place. (I don't know how many draws that team has so disregard if MN is their only GC.) If Parrothead isn't drawn in MN or any other state, they will go to the Jack as the SD Home State Rep but there will be no need for a SD Home State Rep if they get drawn in a state draw.

Clear as mud yet?

Smokin' Joe
08-31-2009, 06:40 PM
thats what I thought...thanks for clearing it up, I was confused after reading the above posts (happens to me alot:-D).

Vince RnQ
08-31-2009, 06:52 PM
This might help to explain things a little better...

The Jack folks are going to do things in a certain order and, unless I'm mistaken, it will be something like this:

Determine all the "Automatic" teams based upon 7+ GCs and automatic state contests, like New Holland, PA and Boulder City, NV. Teams that meet those criteria will be removed from all state draws.

Next will be the State Draws and the order of the states will be selected randomly. Once a team is drawn from a state, they will be removed from any other states in which they have GCs.

After all the state draws are done, any state that had a GC team that didn't get selected in the state draws will be put into Home State Draws. That is were a team like Parrothead would get their invitation as they are the only SD team with a GC but if there had, for example, been two SD teams with GCs then they would be put into a two team draw and the winner would get the invite.

Finally, after all the Home State draws are done, they'll put all the remaining teams back into the hopper and pull one bung. That team will then be invited as the Wild Card team.

I think that covers it!

Plowboy
08-31-2009, 07:33 PM
This might help to explain things a little better...

The Jack folks are going to do things in a certain order and, unless I'm mistaken, it will be something like this:

Determine all the "Automatic" teams based upon 7+ GCs and automatic state contests, like New Holland, PA and Boulder City, NV. Teams that meet those criteria will be removed from all state draws.

Next will be the State Draws and the order of the states will be selected randomly. Once a team is drawn from a state, they will be removed from any other states in which they have GCs.

After all the state draws are done, any state that had a GC team that didn't get selected in the state draws will be put into Home State Draws. That is were a team like Parrothead would get their invitation as they are the only SD team with a GC but if there had, for example, been two SD teams with GCs then they would be put into a two team draw and the winner would get the invite.

Finally, after all the Home State draws are done, they'll put all the remaining teams back into the hopper and pull one bung. That team will then be invited as the Wild Card team.

I think that covers it!

And in the Wild Card draw, you get one bung. Doesn't matter how many qualifiers you won. It is just a little different from the state draws.

Sledneck
08-31-2009, 07:37 PM
They draw the order of the states.

Are you sure Sled doesn't count? Just because he's an automatic in another state, that doesn't make him a NY team?
Leave me out of this, I dont want to be grouped with any home state clowns:rolleyes:

BBQchef33
08-31-2009, 09:54 PM
Leave me out of this, I dont want to be grouped with any home state clowns:rolleyes:

Maybe you should write a letter to fix that. :twisted:

Muzzlebrake
09-01-2009, 11:04 AM
Maybe you should write a letter to fix that. :twisted:

you saying the fix is in?? thats just wrong!:eek:

HoDeDo
09-01-2009, 11:18 AM
Sled would count as a NY state team, so they would not have a state team draw for NY if someone else gets that state draw other than a resident8-)

BBQchef33
09-01-2009, 11:22 AM
you saying the fix is in?? thats just wrong!:eek:


Wrong? Werent you the one yelling FIX first when I won at BotBB. :mrgreen: sheesh... good for the goose...

Podge
09-01-2009, 11:25 AM
I like to wish everyone from the Brethren, good luck on this thursday's draw !!.. If you don't make it in, it's not the end of the world. Just got to try again for next year.

Jorge
09-01-2009, 11:50 AM
Just added a bottle of Gentleman Jack to the freezer, so that I can celebrate with my friends on Thursday.

Vince RnQ
09-01-2009, 11:54 AM
Today is the deadline for getting your draw entry form back to Jack Daniel's. You'll need to fax it to them!

SmokeInDaEye
09-01-2009, 12:19 PM
Sled would count as a NY state team, so they would not have a state team draw for NY if someone else gets that state draw other than a resident8-)

You sure, Andy?

That's how it worked last year for us in Arizona. There were three teams with GCs but one of those was for an automatic contest in Nevada. When the other two didn't get drawn in their respective state draws, (we were one of those two teams), they put our bungs in to a Home State Rep draw and we won that draw.

Does that help clear things up a bit?

Either way, my application finally got there so now we wait. Working on my plans for the Royal for when I don't get in.

HoDeDo
09-01-2009, 01:39 PM
You sure, Andy?
Either way, my application finally got there so now we wait. Working on my plans for the Royal for when I don't get in.

If a team from the state is represented, then they do not draw another... for example, KS does not have a state draw, since a KS team is already in.

Since Sled is a NY state team, he would cover the home state draw for NY...

Just like if Parrothead wins somewhere outside of SD... they dont have a separate state draw, for SD, if he gets an entry in the other state....he is the representitive, if he gets a draw from someplace.

Scottie
09-01-2009, 01:56 PM
Just an FYI boys... Smokey Joel won the auto out of SD last year. None of us Illinois guys made a draw, so they had the special one for us and Ulcer Acres went from Illinois along with Smokey Joel from SD as an auto...

I'm not saying, just saying...

Muzzlebrake
09-01-2009, 03:47 PM
Wrong? Werent you the one yelling FIX first when I won at BotBB. :mrgreen: sheesh... good for the goose...

LMAO, knew that was coming!

Jason - 3 Eyz
09-01-2009, 09:27 PM
Good luck to all in the draw this week! We've got a 50% shot for MD, so send us your good luck!!! :)

rbsnwngs
09-01-2009, 09:38 PM
LMAO, knew that was coming!

BTW that was an event I was helping to run LOL

JD McGee
09-01-2009, 10:04 PM
O.M.G.!!! I just got off the phone with Swamprb and he told me he just recieved THIS from "The Jack"...Holy Carp! :eek:

"Left Hand Smoke" is in the draw! :razz::razz::razz: We have a 1 in 5 chance! :-P

"Please fill out and return ASAP."

Judy Heslar
Barbecue Administrator
Jack Daniel's 21st Annual
World Championship
Invitational Barbecue
Phone: 931-759-6930
Fax: 931-759-6931
judy_heslar@jackdaniels.com (judy_heslar@jackdaniels.com)

Sledneck
09-01-2009, 10:31 PM
O.M.G.!!! I just got off the phone with Swamprb and he told me he just recieved THIS from "The Jack"...Holy Carp! :eek:

"Left Hand Smoke" is in the draw! :razz::razz::razz:

"Please fill out and return ASAP."

Judy Heslar
Barbecue Administrator
Jack Daniel's 21st Annual
World Championship
Invitational Barbecue
Phone: 931-759-6930
Fax: 931-759-6931
judy_heslar@jackdaniels.com (judy_heslar@jackdaniels.com)Congrats, although the rainbow colored post might disqualify you from the draw, or at the very least you might have to surrender your man card

JD McGee
09-01-2009, 10:34 PM
Congrats, although the rainbow colored post might disqualify you from the , or at the very least you might have to surrender your man card

Disclaimer:
The poster does not take any responsibility for any bad feelings or sense of exclusion that the reader of this post may have-whether real or imagined. Reading threads poses inherent risks. The poster of this thread would like to also remind readers to make sure they have a functional sense of humor before they visit any discussion board

:twisted::twisted::twisted:...

Thanks Bro! :-P

swamprb
09-01-2009, 10:40 PM
Congrats, although the rainbow colored post might disqualify you from the , or at the very least you might have to surrender your man card

Yeah!
Talk about getting lumped with the state draw clowns!
More colors JD!

Sledneck
09-01-2009, 10:43 PM
Yeah!
Talk about getting lumped with the state draw clowns!
More colors JD!:lol::lol::lol::lol:

Rub
09-01-2009, 10:47 PM
Congrats, although the rainbow colored post might disqualify you from the draw, or at the very least you might have to surrender your man card
Lol! 8)
Congrats guys!

JD McGee
09-01-2009, 10:49 PM
Yeah!
Talk about getting lumped with the state draw clowns!
More colors JD!

Your wish is my command sir...

O.M.G.!!! I just got off the phone with Swamprb and he told me he just recieved THIS from "The Jack"...Holy Carp! :eek:

"Left Hand Smoke"is in t he draw! :razz::razz::razz: We have a 1 in 5 chance! :razz:

"Please fill out and return ASAP."

Judy Heslar
Barbecue Administrator
Jack Daniel's 21st Annual
World Championship
Invitational Barbecue
Phone: 931-759-6930
Fax: 931-759-6931
judy_heslar@jackdaniels.com (judy_heslar@jackdaniels.com)

smknwhlswife
09-01-2009, 11:41 PM
Just added a bottle of Gentleman Jack to the freezer, so that I can celebrate with my friends on Thursday.

Andy told me to tell you that we have a bottle of Single Barrel in our freezer.:twisted:

Plowboy
09-02-2009, 12:01 AM
Andy told me to tell you that we have a bottle of Single Barrel in our freezer.:twisted:

Tell Andy that Single Barrel is for Jorge. :icon_pissed

HoDeDo
09-02-2009, 09:01 AM
Tell Andy that Single Barrel is for Jorge. :icon_pissed
Relax... I can bust his ba-dbl hockeysticks a little bit.... ya big whiner.
And besides... Rent started a couple months ago...:-P

tonto1117
09-02-2009, 09:31 AM
Good luck to all tommorow in the draw. Have the bottle of Gentleman Jack in the freezer ready to go for the 9:22 shot. Speaking of wich, should it be eastern, central, mountain or pacific time? I think I'll do all to cover are bases.8):-P

Scottie
09-02-2009, 09:33 AM
Relax... I can bust his ba-dbl hockeysticks a little bit.... ya big whiner.
And besides... Rent started a couple months ago...:-P



I better step in here. For safety's sake, I will sample this product this weekend, just to make sure it is safe for Jorge's consumption. It's the least I can do. If you remind me, I can bless it with some water from Lynchburg as well. As my original Clonesicle is still going strong. Granted, it's been refilled just a couple of times with whiskey... lol

ique
09-02-2009, 09:33 AM
Good luck to all in the draw this week! We've got a 50% shot for MD, so send us your good luck!!! :)

Good luck Jason, hope ya get picked!

Jorge
09-02-2009, 09:56 AM
I better step in here. For safety's sake, I will sample this product this weekend, just to make sure it is safe for Jorge's consumption. It's the least I can do. If you remind me, I can bless it with some water from Lynchburg as well. As my original Clonesicle is still going strong. Granted, it's been refilled just a couple of times with whiskey... lol

et tu Scottie?

Scottie
09-02-2009, 10:30 AM
Will this mean you are able to come up to Lynchburg now? If that's the case, I'll really make sure the bottle is blessed!!! :roll:

Glad Andy is coming up!!! :twisted:

KC_Bobby
09-02-2009, 10:37 AM
Good luck to all in the draw .. .and try to get a good night's sleep tonight.

Jorge
09-02-2009, 10:51 AM
Will this mean you are able to come up to Lynchburg now? If that's the case, I'll really make sure the bottle is blessed!!! :roll:

Glad Andy is coming up!!! :twisted:

It depends.....on whether or not I can get a tee time out in Az. a couple of weeks later:eek:

smknwhlswife
09-02-2009, 10:55 AM
Glad Andy is coming up!!! :twisted:

What no love for me!:frown::frown::frown::wink:

Jorge
09-02-2009, 10:57 AM
What no love for me!:frown::frown::frown::wink:

I know how you can get even:twisted:

Scottie
09-02-2009, 11:21 AM
It depends.....on whether or not I can get a tee time out in Az. a couple of weeks later:eek:


well... As luck would have it... I'll be out in Arizona a couple of weeks later. Do you want me to make the tee times?

Scottie
09-02-2009, 11:22 AM
What no love for me!:frown::frown::frown::wink:


well of course Kim. I was just putting all the blame for the bottle on Andy... I wouldn't want to do that to you...

And don't listen to anything that Jorge says...

See you Friday.

JD McGee
09-02-2009, 11:42 AM
Guess I should pick up a bottle of Old No. 7 for luck...or to drown my sorrows...which ever comes first! :lol::lol::lol:

Plowboy
09-02-2009, 11:55 AM
It depends.....on whether or not I can get a tee time out in Az. a couple of weeks later:eek:

Hee, hee! (Plowboy secret weapon mod)

CaptTable
09-02-2009, 12:17 PM
Man, not sure if I'll be able to get away to watch the draw or not. Kathy is helping with it, but she'll be too busy to keep me informed. First time I've had this many "Yankee" friends to pull for! Good luck to all of you!

Phillip

Scottie
09-02-2009, 12:21 PM
Man, not sure if I'll be able to get away to watch the draw or not. Kathy is helping with it, but she'll be too busy to keep me informed. First time I've had this many "Yankee" friends to pull for! Good luck to all of you!

Phillip


Sooner or later you guys will be buying a retirement home up north for your summers... You guys spend so much time up here...

SmokeInDaEye
09-02-2009, 12:38 PM
So this thing starts at 9:30am EST tomorrow or what? How longs it usually take?

Jorge
09-02-2009, 01:30 PM
Good luck to all tommorow in the draw. Have the bottle of Gentleman Jack in the freezer ready to go for the 9:22 shot. Speaking of wich, should it be eastern, central, mountain or pacific time? I think I'll do all to cover are bases.8):-P

I'll be using the Chat Room option by 9:20. If anybody can get in touch with The Rev to officiate, it would be appreciated:mrgreen:

smknwhlswife
09-02-2009, 01:44 PM
We are leaving KC around 3pm (hopefully) tomorrow, so if someone can keep us updated via text or email or just call us, is the list isn't out by then. I'm so excited!!!

Jorge
09-02-2009, 01:47 PM
We are leaving KC around 3pm (hopefully) tomorrow, so if someone can keep us updated via text or email or just call us, is the list isn't out by then. I'm so excited!!!

Designate a driver....I'd hate to call the wrong phone and cause you guys to run off the road:wink:

smknwhlswife
09-02-2009, 01:59 PM
Designate a driver....I'd hate to call the wrong phone and cause you guys to run off the road:wink:

We will let you know tomorrow which one of Andy's phones. It will be which ever is hooked up to the bluetooth. That way we all can hear.:-D

musicmanryann
09-02-2009, 02:04 PM
I'll be using the Chat Room option by 9:20. If anybody can get in touch with The Rev to officiate, it would be appreciated:mrgreen:

Was ist das? Das "chatroom"?

Jorge
09-02-2009, 02:06 PM
Try this.....

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/addonchat.php

smokincracker
09-02-2009, 02:07 PM
I'll be watchin
I 've got a 1 in 8 shot in FL
It could happen:)

CaptTable
09-02-2009, 02:13 PM
With all the anxiety out there, maybe they should, SECRETLY, have the draw tonight and then post the results at midnight. That way people would just wake up in the morning and see the results. No sweating or worrying! Wouldn't that be cool!!

Even better would be to have everyone that is in the draw come to Lynchburg the Wednesday before the actual Jack, park outside the site, have the draw, then allow only those chosen into the park. Everybody else would just meet in a field outside of town and have their own contest. THEN, the two winners would compete head to head the next day. (This is why they don't let me help with the draw.)

Phillip

Jorge
09-02-2009, 02:17 PM
Even better would be to have everyone that is in the draw come to Lynchburg the Wednesday before the actual Jack, park outside the site, have the draw, then allow only those chosen into the park. Everybody else would just meet in a field outside of town and have their own contest. THEN, the two winners would compete head to head the next day. (This is why they don't let me help with the draw.)

Phillip

A bunch of BBQ cooks....in a dry county.....waiting and not cooking....sounds like trouble to me!:lol:

JD McGee
09-02-2009, 02:31 PM
A bunch of BBQ cooks....in a dry county.....waiting and not cooking....sounds like trouble to me!:lol:

I wonder if they have a "Miss Pokey's" in town...:twisted: I grew up in McMinnville...a little northeast of Lynchburg...it was a dry county too. Miss Pokey was the local bootlegger...got my first buzz from some good ol' Gobbler's Knob hooch...:lol::lol::lol:

Hopin' to make this drive...

http://www.mapquest.com/mq/4-t6tg

Plowboy
09-02-2009, 03:28 PM
A bunch of BBQ cooks....in a dry county.....waiting and not cooking....sounds like trouble to me!:lol:

Sounds like fodder for an episode of COPS. Filmed on location with the men and women of law enforcement.

Vince RnQ
09-02-2009, 04:13 PM
We'll be on the road tomorrow morning and early afternoon so we'll be doing the laptop w/aircard refresh game to see who is in.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: This is exciting!

Rub
09-02-2009, 04:36 PM
Best of luck to everyone in the Draw tomorrow! I know that anticipation and excitement can really get intense!
I hope they pick a bunch of Brethren's bungs :mrgreen: :wink: 8-)

Sledneck
09-02-2009, 06:07 PM
So this thing starts at 9:30am EST tomorrow or what? How longs it usually take?
1PM est

ique
09-02-2009, 06:10 PM
1PM est


Last year I dont think I knew if I got in until ~5pm EST

Scottie
09-02-2009, 06:12 PM
Hey Sled, I think Lynchburg is on central time. So that's 1:00 cst...

SmokeInDaEye
09-02-2009, 06:19 PM
Last year I dont think I knew if I got in until ~5pm EST

That's good cause I'm in meetings all day. Good luck all!

leanza
09-02-2009, 06:19 PM
Wish all of you the best tomorrow. I've been following the thread and can appreciate how exciting it must be. Good luck!

SmokeInDaEye
09-02-2009, 06:29 PM
By the way, Saturday is Jack's 163rd birthday so everyone who gets in should be sure to send him something.

JD McGee
09-02-2009, 07:07 PM
First timer question...how, where, and when will the results be posted?

The e-mail we recieved from Judy Heslar said to look for results on the KCBS website...:-P

Smokin Mike
09-02-2009, 07:13 PM
I can not wait to see who got the draw!

Vince RnQ
09-02-2009, 07:25 PM
First timer question...how, where, and when will the results be posted?

The e-mail we recieved from Judy Heslar said to look for results on the KCBS website...:-P


Last year, the people at Jack faxed the list to KCBS and it soon appeared on just about every internet forum around.

Westexbbq
09-02-2009, 07:38 PM
Best wishes and good luck to all who have a shot.
Hope y'all hear the good news.

Sledneck
09-02-2009, 07:59 PM
If a team from the state is represented, then they do not draw another... for example, KS does not have a state draw, since a KS team is already in.

Since Sled is a NY state team, he would cover the home state draw for NY...

Just like if Parrothead wins somewhere outside of SD... they dont have a separate state draw, for SD, if he gets an entry in the other state....he is the representitive, if he gets a draw from someplace.

21st Annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue


Draw for “The Jack”


Because “The Jack” is a promotion for the Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey brand, we want to have every state that has a qualifying contest or every state that has a “Grand Champion” residing in that state to be included in our competition.

The final list of teams begins with:


(1)Grand Champions of the following competitions:
·21st Annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue
·2008 American Royal Open Competition
·2009 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Barbecue
·2009 Memphis in May Championship and

(2)Teams winning a competition that is the only qualifier in a state.

Next:

(3)For the remaining states that have more than one qualifying contest, team names will go into state draws one time for every contest they have won in each state – i.e. two wins in Tennessee will get your name in the Tennessee draw two times. (State draws will be conducted randomly.)

(4)If any team is the only “Grand Champion” from its home state and it has not been selected via a state draw, that team will be invited to represent its state. Home state is determined by the address of the chief cook.

(5)If there are numerous Grand Champions from any state and none of their names have been drawn, all Grand Champions from that state will go into a draw to determine who represents their home state.

(6)After all draws are completed, remaining teams will have one last chance in our “Wild Card” draw. Each team’s name will be placed in the “wild card” draw one time and one last team will be invited.)

NOTE: As the draw progresses from state to state, additional teams may make the list by “default.” For example: If TN has seven teams in its draw, GA has three, VT has two, and CA has four, and Team A has wins in all four states and its name is pulled in the TN draw, the team whose name remains in the draw for VT would, by “default,” represent VT. Clear as mud? Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions.


GOOD LUCK TO ALL!!

SmokeInDaEye
09-02-2009, 08:21 PM
Thanks for the info, Sled. it doesn't seem qualifiers via rules one and two are included in the rest of the process but we'll see. Anyone know if there been representatives from Hawaii or Alaska at the Jack in the past?

Vince RnQ
09-02-2009, 08:29 PM
Teams that are "automatic", those in 1 & 2 above, are not considered as being in the draw so they don't count against a team being a Home State Rep.

ique
09-02-2009, 09:15 PM
I agree that automatics don't count in the Home State rule...

(3)For the remaining states that have more than one qualifying contest, team names will go into state draws one time for every contest they have won in each state – i.e. two wins in Tennessee will get your name in the Tennessee draw two times. (State draws will be conducted randomly.)

(4)If any team is the only “Grand Champion” from its home state and it has not been selected via a state draw, that team will be invited to represent its state. Home state is determined by the address of the chief cook.

JD McGee
09-02-2009, 10:22 PM
For Luck! Cheers! :-P

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu311/SouthPawBBQ/The%20Jack%202009/IMG_7597.jpg

Bud's BBQ
09-02-2009, 10:46 PM
Best of luck to all who, like us, are hoping for a draw.

As my best friend from near Lynchburg would say: "We're more nervous than a long tail cat in a room full of rockin' chairs".

Finney
09-03-2009, 07:28 AM
Good Luck to everyone here in the draw.

Alexa RnQ
09-03-2009, 07:45 AM
....Up and at 'em, sunshines!

It's gonna be a loooooooooonnnnnnnnnggggg day http://www.divaherself.com/funny/shiner.gif

Good luck!

Plowboy
09-03-2009, 08:53 AM
In honor of the draw, I'm in official Plowboys colors: BLACK!!!!

<Works good for mourning, too, if needed.>

Ron_L
09-03-2009, 09:00 AM
Good luck, gang! I wish we were joining you.

Dustaway
09-03-2009, 09:07 AM
nothing like waking up and hitting the bottle of gentleman jack first thing, thank GOD the wife had already left for work:biggrin:



GOOD luck all may many of brethren make the draw:-D

Skip
09-03-2009, 09:12 AM
To all those with an auto draw. Congratulations!!!!

To all those in the draw. Good luck!!!!!!!!

To those who miss the draw. Remember that if you made it this far you've accomplished more then most. Hold your head high and look forward to next year.

...and to those who do get the draw. Please have a shot for me on friday night!!!! :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:

Plowboy
09-03-2009, 09:21 AM
For those waiting to hear their name called, enjoy the day. I hope that no matter what your "odds", you appreciate what it took for you to even have a chance. There are literally thousands of other teams who are not practicing their good luck rituals today. You are among the few and the proud for this year's draw.

It is a joy and honor just to have something to hope for today. This is my second year in the draw. I'm less nervous, but just as excited.

Brew-B-Q
09-03-2009, 09:24 AM
Good luck to everyone in the draw!

tonto1117
09-03-2009, 09:36 AM
For those waiting to hear their name called, enjoy the day. I hope that no matter what your "odds", you appreciate what it took for you to even have a chance. There are literally thousands of other teams who are not practicing their good luck rituals today. You are among the few and the proud for this year's draw.

It is a joy and honor just to have something to hope for today. This is my second year in the draw. I'm less nervous, but just as excited.

Here, here!! Nicley said Todd!

Parsley Lady
09-03-2009, 09:50 AM
Good luck to everyone. I can't wait and were not even in the draw.

Stoke&Smoke
09-03-2009, 09:54 AM
Our most sincere best wishes to all of you waiting to see if you were called. I look forward to raising a toast to (and with) some who will have gotten the news when we see you tomorrow in Milwaukee!

Not sure who'll be doing the 9:22, but thanks for the blessing bestowed on those fortunate enough to make the draw should certainly be mentioned:grin:

To those who are eligible, but whose names aren't called, as it's already been said here, you still have lots of reason to hold your heads high! There are a lot more of us that have never qualified, but hope to someday!

To Lynchburg!

musicmanryann
09-03-2009, 09:58 AM
nothing like waking up and hitting the bottle of gentleman jack first thing, thank GOD the wife had already left for work:biggrin:



GOOD luck all may many of brethren make the draw:-D

I tried to talk my wife in to doing a shot with me, but she wouldn't go for it. (she is a dentist and muttered something about ethics and losing a license; it was all gibberish to me):biggrin:

Smokin' Joe
09-03-2009, 10:09 AM
I tried to talk my wife in to doing a shot with me, but she wouldn't go for it. (she is a dentist and muttered something about ethics and losing a license; it was all gibberish to me):biggrin:

Now that is funny:lol: My wife also mentioned this whole loss of job thing too when I mentioned it this morning:mrgreen: Did you take the day off Ryan? I had some time I needed to use and took today and tomorrow off to make it a 5 day weekend!

Smokin' Joe
09-03-2009, 10:10 AM
Good luck to all in the draw today!

Anybody have a list of Brethren names we should be looking for today?

musicmanryann
09-03-2009, 10:48 AM
Now that is funny:lol: My wife also mentioned this whole loss of job thing too when I mentioned it this morning:mrgreen: Did you take the day off Ryan? I had some time I needed to use and took today and tomorrow off to make it a 5 day weekend!

Taking tomorrow off to head down to Windsor, MO for a comp, so I am working today. Everyone in my office knows what is going on though and I am going right now to get a mini bottle of Jack to carress all morning and afternoon.

Vince RnQ
09-03-2009, 11:01 AM
For those waiting to hear their name called, enjoy the day. I hope that no matter what your "odds", you appreciate what it took for you to even have a chance. There are literally thousands of other teams who are not practicing their good luck rituals today. You are among the few and the proud for this year's draw.

It is a joy and honor just to have something to hope for today. This is my second year in the draw. I'm less nervous, but just as excited.


Well said, ya wordsmith!