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ThomEmery
03-01-2010, 02:56 PM
We recently conducted a calcutta auction at the Lake Havasu cook off
I know these things are big in Texas have they cought on anywhere else?
Nice lil gift for the Cancersucks Monica Fun
The Local Food Bank and 3 winning bidders
We went with payouts on GC, 1st in Pork and 10th in Ribs
:) The GC also hit 10th in Ribs :)
Great Bid Sweet Peppers
Then Kelly won the GC but was also had Notley Que
so he hit the 1st in Pork money

A good day for Four Legs Up indeed

thillin
03-01-2010, 03:09 PM
Makes things a little more exciting. Larry (Chromesporty) made a little extra change for his 1st in chicken Sat.

There was $5000 in the calcutta this past week, so they paid out top 5 in each category.

ThomEmery
03-01-2010, 04:31 PM
Interesting
My thinking was to pay in Three spots and spread it out
We "bundled" the teams into groups of 3
A top mid and newer teams
It seemed to work
Just have to educate the Folks and get the sponsoring groups
folks out there to bid

Jorge
03-01-2010, 04:34 PM
It can be an acquired, and profitable, skill:lol: Were teams allowed to buy a portion of their team back, if they didn't win the auction for themselves?

thillin
03-01-2010, 04:41 PM
It can be an acquired, and profitable, skill:lol: Were teams allowed to buy a portion of their team back, if they didn't win the auction for themselves?

Certain teams have a history of going for a good chunk of change.

Coz
03-01-2010, 05:30 PM
When and how do you conduct the calcutta auctions and who is allowed to bid?Just any one that is there or just teams? in my short cooking time all I have seen here is side bets and lately no one has been doing them .

thillin
03-01-2010, 05:38 PM
In TX anyone can bid. Keller Lions club members bought alot of teams last year.

ThomEmery
03-01-2010, 05:44 PM
It can be an acquired, and profitable, skill:lol: Were teams allowed to buy a portion of their team back, if they didn't win the auction for themselves?

This was not done this week But I do indeed think it would add to the event

Kevin_Texas
03-01-2010, 05:44 PM
In TX anyone can bid. Keller Lions club members bought alot of teams last year.

I was there also and you are right a lot of the teams were picked up by Lions club members.

Jacked UP BBQ
03-01-2010, 05:56 PM
I'd be all over that, love the idea, my brother does those in fishing tournaments and they get in the hundreds of thousands.

ThomEmery
03-01-2010, 06:01 PM
When and how do you conduct the calcutta auctions and who is allowed to bid?Just any one that is there or just teams? in my short cooking time all I have seen here is side bets and lately no one has been doing them .



Yea Man I watched Kelly Wertz and Sweet Peppers work it
Them dudes made a buck

ThomEmery
03-01-2010, 06:02 PM
We got ta get Arlie to do Calcuttas at his contests

ZILLA
03-01-2010, 06:06 PM
I vehemently oppose outsiders bidding up the teams at a Calcutta. I'd rather swap turn in trays with a buddy and split any winnings with them rather than let an outsider take money for my win. Screw them!!

For this reason I prefer the cookers pool.

ThomEmery
03-01-2010, 06:13 PM
I vehemently oppose outsiders bidding up the teams at a Calcutta. I'd rather swap turn in trays with a buddy and split any winnings with them rather than let an outsider take money for my win. Screw them!!

For this reason I prefer the cookers pool.


Then we will not be putting you on the Hospitality team :)

Yes there is that side to the story

Balls Casten
03-01-2010, 09:12 PM
Great now we have to bring more money to a contest. :cry:

Ok, count me in, great idea to get sponsors involved.
I can see them parading out a team captain, reading off the type of smoker they use, points in the TOY or Pickled Pig standings, best finishes for the year.

chromesporty
03-01-2010, 09:19 PM
Makes things a little more exciting. Larry (Chromesporty) made a little extra change for his 1st in chicken Sat.

The calcutta paid twice what the contest paid for 1st

swamprb
03-01-2010, 09:20 PM
Howzit work? Never heard of it before.

I'd probably be a sucker one time!

ThomEmery
03-01-2010, 09:27 PM
Teams or "bundles" of teams are auctioned off
If your guy places in selected categories your a
winner winner BBQ dinner
we paid in GC, 1st Pork and 10th Ribs

Coz
03-01-2010, 09:29 PM
Brian,I have not been in a bbq calcutta but in the other hobbies where I have seen them they have an auction.Some they will auction win ,place ,show or 1st,2nd,3rd?then that money is split and goes to the owner of the winning bid if that team finishes in the place bid? I did well in the bear drags off of the calcuttas ,almost paid my beer bill for the day when we would go. :tongue:

HoDeDo
03-02-2010, 08:38 AM
Certain teams have a history of going for a good chunk of change.

We got bid up to $200... and I think Maynard would have bid us up to $225 if he would have gotten the guys attention lol. We pulled down $620 total, I believe $350 was our calcutta $$. It payed better than the contest winnings for sure.


This was not done this week But I do indeed think it would add to the event In the TX events there are two key differences:
1. Entry fees are much lower
2. Payouts are also much lower
The turnins and judging are ALOT different. much less tension than a KCBS turnin.... (you have 2 hrs sometimes between turn-ins)

The calcutta paid twice what the contest paid for 1st
That Chicken call was STRONG!!! And yes, you got a nice payday out of it.

This is why Geroge's comment was important... since the contest payouts are small at these events, the Calcutta is really where you make your money. If the entry fee to the contest is $65 instead of $175-200 (many times what it is at a KCBS event), that extra $100+ can go into buying yourself or others. Then when the local sponsors get into the mix, the pot can grow nicely... BUT, if a cook doesnt have any shot at that money for themselves.... Why would they cook to just let someone else get a payday... so you have to have some "etiquette" in there that allows the teams an option, to buy at least a portion of themselves back if they want. IF the team doesnt elect to take the option, then if they get a call, it was on them.

Balls Casten
03-02-2010, 09:37 AM
Oh, I guess I was looking at it like our golf outings. The Calcutta payout is durived only from the calcutta bidding.
I would not like to see contest payouts lowered because of a calcutta.

It is an interesting idea though. New teams that didnt really have any chance of winning would be able to enter and see how they stack up for a small amount of money.

Jorge
03-02-2010, 09:49 AM
We got bid up to $200... and I think Maynard would have bid us up to $225 if he would have gotten the guys attention lol. We pulled down $620 total, I believe $350 was our calcutta $$. It payed better than the contest winnings for sure.



I still have that text message that says I owned half of you guys. Send me my $75 and we'll call it even:twisted::lol::lol::mrgreen:

Dustaway
03-02-2010, 10:40 AM
Jorge it sounds like they screwed you again i bet they will save a kiss for you........

thillin
03-02-2010, 10:40 AM
Oh, I guess I was looking at it like our golf outings. The Calcutta payout is durived only from the calcutta bidding.
I would not like to see contest payouts lowered because of a calcutta.

It is an interesting idea though. New teams that didnt really have any chance of winning would be able to enter and see how they stack up for a small amount of money.

Just like your golf. calcutta payoff is only from the bidding. Payouts are not lowered. We just have lower payouts than KCBS. Lower entries ($75). So buying your team just gives you a chance at a better payout if you place 1-3.

Jorge
03-02-2010, 12:25 PM
Jorge it sounds like they screwed you again i bet they will save a kiss for you........

Hope the will take some of the winnings and invest in some lip gloss. I'll see them the first weekend in April!

Jacked UP BBQ
03-02-2010, 12:40 PM
I guess I was confused on a calcutta only knowing it as it goes with fishing. Makes no sense to me why I would allow someone to buy a piece of me if there is nothing in it for me? If I am understanding this correctly teams should have a choice to be up for bid or not.

olewarthog
03-02-2010, 12:42 PM
In most calcuttas, the bids for each category, flight, etc are kept separate. So the pot could be $1000 for the GC & only $500 for the chicken. A person or a team can bid on themselves. If they don't win the bid, most calcuttas allow a person to buy back half. So if I bought you for $100, you can buy half by paying me $50. We would then split any winnings.

tony76248
03-02-2010, 01:00 PM
I vehemently oppose outsiders bidding up the teams at a Calcutta. I'd rather swap turn in trays with a buddy and split any winnings with them rather than let an outsider take money for my win. Screw them!!

For this reason I prefer the cookers pool.

Nobody says you gotta bid. We do side bets all the time too. The way I see it is bid what you think you are worth and if it goes beyond that just don't bid. Myself, I would never let anyone get me unless they were my friends and then it is ok. No sense bidding it up if my fellow cooker already has me. The Calcutta doubled my winnings last weekend, I love them. Then again, if you get bid up too high then even if you win, you can still lose.

I like when they do a limit on the bids. I have seen where some Calcuttas cap out at a certain amount and the team gets the option to make that bid.

We recently conducted a calcutta auction at the Lake Havasu cook off
I know these things are big in Texas have they cought on anywhere else?
Nice lil gift for the Cancersucks Monica Fun
The Local Food Bank and 3 winning bidders
We went with payouts on GC, 1st in Pork and 10th in Ribs
:) The GC also hit 10th in Ribs :)
Great Bid Sweet Peppers
Then Kelly won the GC but was also had Notley Que
so he hit the 1st in Pork money

A good day for Four Legs Up indeed

Tom, I think you have no idea what a Calcutta is or maybe it is just you typing in code. This doesn't sound like a Calcutta. Sounds more like a you selected three places to pay and you paid them. It wasn't about the top cookers in each category like the conventional Calcutta. But call it a Calcutta if you wish. It's almost like the 10th in ribs was a wild card/jackpot. Intersting anyway....

Balls Casten
03-02-2010, 01:47 PM
We just have lower payouts than KCBS. Lower entries ($75). So buying your team just gives you a chance at a better payout if you place 1-3.

I get it, just misunderstood. They can be fun as long as you dont have a drunk with a big wallet biding everything out of line.
It could be a real fun way to get sponsors involved in a contest by inviting and letting them bid ... what friday night?

What would you do with teams that did not get bid on? Or is the starting bid a $1 or so?

So who's setting one up for Little Rock?

G$
03-02-2010, 02:03 PM
Tom, I think you have no idea what a Calcutta is or maybe it is just you typing in code. This doesn't sound like a Calcutta. Sounds more like a you selected three places to pay and you paid them. It wasn't about the top cookers in each category like the conventional Calcutta. But call it a Calcutta if you wish. It's almost like the 10th in ribs was a wild card/jackpot. Intersting anyway....

It WAS a calcutta auction, with teams pooled so that there were only 25 not 75 bids. However, you ARE correct in that it did have some crazy 'lottery' angles to it like the 10th place ribs. Instead of paying % to 1st, 2nd and 3rd like you would expect, they took a cut off the top for charity and paid 1st overall, 1st in pork, and 10th in ribs. Still a calcutta auction.

and yes, Thom types in code.

Alexa RnQ
03-02-2010, 02:14 PM
Makes one feel something like a racehorse, doesn't it?
After a great career, do you get put out to stud?

thillin
03-02-2010, 02:18 PM
What would you do with teams that did not get bid on? Or is the starting bid a $1 or so?

I don't think that I have seen a team sold for under $10.

At the awards Saturday, the couple in front of owned a couple other teams, and each one walked a couple of time. one was GC.

I'm sure they had a good payday.

ThomEmery
03-02-2010, 04:16 PM
Nobody says you gotta bid. We do side bets all the time too. The way I see it is bid what you think you are worth and if it goes beyond that just don't bid. Myself, I would never let anyone get me unless they were my friends and then it is ok. No sense bidding it up if my fellow cooker already has me. The Calcutta doubled my winnings last weekend, I love them. Then again, if you get bid up too high then even if you win, you can still lose.

I like when they do a limit on the bids. I have seen where some Calcuttas cap out at a certain amount and the team gets the option to make that bid.



Tom, I think you have no idea what a Calcutta is or maybe it is just you typing in code. This doesn't sound like a Calcutta. Sounds more like a you selected three places to pay and you paid them. It wasn't about the top cookers in each category like the conventional Calcutta. But call it a Calcutta if you wish. It's almost like the 10th in ribs was a wild card/jackpot. Intersting anyway....


LOL we do not have to do what you do :)
The 10th in Ribs was there to create interest in all the team bundles
And yes I speak in tongues every now and then :)

HoDeDo
03-02-2010, 06:39 PM
I still have that text message that says I owned half of you guys. Send me my $75 and we'll call it even:twisted::lol::lol::mrgreen:

Jorge forgot to mention he wanted to call in from Houston to bid us up :twisted:
Somehow that phone in the kitchen fell off the hook onto the floor....:icon_devil

NotleyQue
03-02-2010, 08:23 PM
After a great career, do you get put out to stud?

I sure hope so!