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dswfondy
03-31-2010, 07:53 PM
Ok guys and gals! If I was to run a sanctioned contest in september, 10th and 11th who would be game? it would be on Fond du lac.

With our restaurant up and running now, we are eager to get back into doing comps, but thinking about running once this year instead. Let me know how many of you might be interested, we have some big sponsors that will jump on board if we go ahead. we have a good location, with elec and water. Gotta get all my paperwork in, in a few weeks. Just need to know approx how many would be avail to cook and want to cook, i know there is one week before and after in milwaukee

Dace

Coz
03-31-2010, 08:12 PM
I would try to support any sanctioned comp here in Wi.Heres one thing to consider.You would be putting yourself smack dab in the middle of a 5 week stretch here in Wi.I am wondering even with some new teams appearing how diluted the pool will be for the last few? I am in no way trying to discourage you but just food for thought. As I said we most likely would be there.

Ron_L
03-31-2010, 09:45 PM
We're already committed to a competition in Michigan that weekend (I picked up an entry at the KCBS banquet).

dswfondy
03-31-2010, 10:28 PM
I am open to changing the date to any weekend in august or septmeber that would be the best for the most people that would like to come, just post what works for all of you and i will work it out. i think that there is two weeks in sept open and two in august, any of those two will work for my venue

dace

dswfondy
04-01-2010, 10:26 AM
Ok we have the ok with our venue for these dates sept 10 & 11, Aug. 6 & 7,
and Aug 13 & 14

Coz
04-01-2010, 12:08 PM
I dont have my calender handy but I thought there was something posted in the Kingsford Charcoal comp series on Aug 6-7 at Fair Park ?

Scottie
04-01-2010, 12:13 PM
Coz, I am not sure if that is a KCBS contest or not? I want ot say that is them just going there for promotional stuff. Like they do at Summerfest, where they go just for promotional stuff...

I agree about the diluting the contests. I don't think there are enough cooks in WI for it to support that many contest in consecutive weeks in a row... Most folks do 2 or 3 contests a year.

dswfondy
04-01-2010, 01:08 PM
hopefully w will get some interest, this would be a great central location for a comp. I am thinking that GC would be around $1,500 with total payout around $10,000. Plus prizes and trophy's. Teams from IL, WI you commit and i will give you a great comp!! All spots will be grass.


Dace

Peteg
04-01-2010, 01:38 PM
Hey Dace putting that much money up for grabs certainly makes it appealing. For me, it would partially depend on where it was held. The comps that I really enjoy, are the ones that offer unique scenery along with the friendly competition. I know their are some great spots there on lake Winnebago that would make for perfect competition grounds. BTW I was at your restaurant last year and enjoyed your food. Your cheesy mac & corn rocks! Pete G.

Ron_L
04-01-2010, 02:12 PM
Ok we have the ok with our venue for these dates sept 10 & 11, Aug. 6 & 7,
and Aug 10 &11

I dont have my calender handy but I thought there was something posted in the Kingsford Charcoal comp series on Aug 6-7 at Fair Park ?

If you look at the latest list of Kingsford comps that one has been removed. I checked with KCBS and they have no info on a competition at Fair Park that weekend.

Also, Dace, August 10&11 is mid-week. Do you mean 13 & 14? If so there is a big $$ competition in Michigan that weekend that may steal teams.

dswfondy
04-01-2010, 02:50 PM
the venue i have now, is the fond du lac county fairgrounds. We have looked into lakeside park here in fond du lac, but the county is much more open to this type of event then the city parks department. plus alot of area there, bathrooms, granstand area. lots of large and smaller bulidings that can be used without renting tents for judges, things like that.

also u are correct Ron , should be 13,14th thanks

Oh yes not to mention there is 18 seperate camper hook ups there, elec water and sewer, like 200 feet away from contest area

dswfondy
04-01-2010, 02:57 PM
Contest would be located in grassy area to the east of the "Q" which is the grandstands.

dswfondy
04-01-2010, 04:20 PM
Also!! This event will be a state championship event, talked with the gov. office today!

Just got to get a name, and a few other things in stone.

Coz
04-01-2010, 06:15 PM
Awards at THE COW PALACE ?

dswfondy
04-01-2010, 06:20 PM
That is a great idea!!

Coz
04-01-2010, 08:39 PM
Would be a natural

Stoke&Smoke
04-01-2010, 09:06 PM
the venue i have now, is the fond du lac county fairgrounds. We have looked into lakeside park here in fond du lac, but the county is much more open to this type of event then the city parks department. plus alot of area there, bathrooms, granstand area. lots of large and smaller bulidings that can be used without renting tents for judges, things like that.

also u are correct Ron , should be 13,14th thanks

Oh yes not to mention there is 18 seperate camper hook ups there, elec water and sewer, like 200 feet away from contest area


13 and 14th? am I mistaken? this is a Monday/Tuesday?

dswfondy
04-01-2010, 09:19 PM
Contest will be September 10 & 11th, that is the date we have chosen.

The 13th and 14th was for a date in august, that wont work.

Trainwreck
04-02-2010, 08:20 AM
sounds good to me. I am interested but would have to be a later arrival due to all of the other comps I am taking off for this year.

Brew-B-Q
04-02-2010, 08:42 AM
I am interested since I can't do the one in Menomonee Falls.

dswfondy
04-02-2010, 09:03 AM
Well we are sending in our papers next week and calling sponsors to go ahead with this event. Hopefully the board doesnt deny us, I doubt that but you never no. I will let everyone know what the name will be and get website and entry form going this coming week.

Dace

Smokin' Joe
04-02-2010, 10:41 AM
We would strongly consider it on those dates...looking forward to the details!

MRI_Guy
04-02-2010, 10:55 AM
Sept 10 & 11? DOH. (UW Badger season ticket holder mod).

Stoke&Smoke
04-02-2010, 12:36 PM
Just looked at the KCBS schedule
Wow, Milwaukee the weekend before, and Menomonee the weekend after? Busy month in WI!

Of the 3, the only 1 I think we're gonna try to be a lock for is Milwaukee, had a blast last year

Coz
04-02-2010, 06:19 PM
Its more then 3 comps in a row.Starts Aug 20-21 at Westfield,then Princeton the 27-28,then Milwaukee,the Fond Du Lac, then Menomonee Falls 1 week off then the American Royal for those who are going.Then It wont be long and Libertyville

dswfondy
05-12-2010, 06:11 PM
Ok well hopefully they vote us thru for sanction, Have some sponsors on board, and will be posting entry forms and info on our website tommorow if they vote yes. Its gonna be a busy summer!!

later all
Dace

www.bransonsbbq.com

BearCat
05-13-2010, 07:24 AM
I have looked at my calander and have nothing for Aug. So i might be game for this one

Divemaster
05-13-2010, 08:10 AM
Man, That would make it 5 in a row for us, 12 total, not counting the invites we are hoping to get... But the good news is that they are relatively close.

I really think I could talk the guys into doing it!

Scottie
05-13-2010, 08:40 AM
Save me an RV spot.

It's the September date, right? Don't want to mess with the WI draw for this season.

dswfondy
05-13-2010, 05:00 PM
Hello all,

Website is updated with entry forms for teams and judges. I will add more info to the site as we get it(Bands, food etc..) Hopefully everyone will have a great time, we will make this a very team friendly event!

Let me know if you have any questions

www.bransonsbbq.com

Thanks

Dace

BigButzBBQ
05-13-2010, 05:45 PM
Brother-in-law is from Fon Du Lac. Hmmm, me thinks this one could be possible.

Divemaster
05-14-2010, 08:15 AM
Just a quick question... Do you already have sanctioning? I see it on your site but not on the KCBS site...

Scottie
05-14-2010, 09:24 AM
It was approved at Wednesday BOD meeting.

Divemaster
05-14-2010, 11:19 AM
It was approved at Wednesday BOD meeting.
Thanks....

With all the stuff that hit the fan for the Dell's comp, I'm just trying to be more carefull...