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Smokin' Joe
07-28-2010, 05:58 PM
Has anyone seen their American Royal Invite letter for 2010?

Vince RnQ
07-28-2010, 06:14 PM
Nope.

Rub
07-28-2010, 06:29 PM
She put out a call to sanctioning bodies for qualifying teams on 7/23. Said she was going to send some out early. The qualifying period isn't up until this weekend.

Smokin' Joe
07-28-2010, 06:46 PM
Thanks guys...for some reason I had it in my mind that it was late....appears I'm just early!

RobKC
07-28-2010, 07:01 PM
We got ours today.

Rub, are you coming this year?

Rick Hamilton
07-28-2010, 07:30 PM
Haven't seen mine yet. Qualified last Sept. Unfortunately don't think I will make it (fingers crossed and trying to work it out). But you better bet the invite will be framed and on my wall!

The Pickled Pig
07-28-2010, 07:33 PM
I received one today. It had the wrong team name on the envelope.

HoDeDo
07-28-2010, 07:55 PM
Got mine today, Jolene said that the printer got off a little and put the names on the wrong labels.... but told me they did have my team name correctly assigned. They showed me as smoke on wheels, not the team on the label...

Rub
07-28-2010, 08:44 PM
We got ours today.

Rub, are you coming this year?
I'd love to Rob, but at the moment it's not in the plans. But ya never know... :)

SmokeInDaEye
07-28-2010, 09:10 PM
I received one today. It had the wrong team name on the envelope.

I'm sure they'll fix you up right! Wish I wasn't so focused on other things and could pull off a return trip to KC this year. Ya'll blew my mind last year and I can't wait to get back soon.

moocow
07-28-2010, 09:34 PM
We got ours! Its our first and we are excited!!

Buster Dog BBQ
07-28-2010, 09:37 PM
My guess is local teams got them today and other will see them over the next couple days. We're really excited. Our first time cooking the Royal.

matthew burt
07-28-2010, 09:38 PM
Still dont have ours yet either.

Jeff_in_KC
07-28-2010, 10:01 PM
Got mine today too! Already in an envelope to go back in the morning! Can't wait!

Kosmo's Q
07-28-2010, 10:19 PM
Don't have mine yet.

KC_Bobby
07-28-2010, 10:48 PM
Got mine!

Plowboy
07-29-2010, 02:35 AM
The Brethren Friday night picture will be at Plowboys again. Free beer and the official welcome to MY city.

Finney
07-29-2010, 06:33 AM
Haven't gotten mine as far as I know (work away from home and only there weekends) but I saw my team name on the list that Karen Walker published the other day. :becky:

Doubt I'll make it though. :ballchain:

Jacked UP BBQ
07-29-2010, 08:08 AM
Anyone want my spot for the invitational? I am not cooking it this year.

KC_Bobby
07-29-2010, 08:14 AM
MY city.

??? :redface: ... well if you have free beer, OK - your city!:-P

KC_Bobby
07-29-2010, 08:15 AM
Anyone want my spot for the invitational? I am not cooking it this year.

I don't believe passdowns are allowed.

Jorge
07-29-2010, 10:01 AM
Space assignments are up at arbbq.com

Lion Bout The Q
07-29-2010, 10:38 AM
I got our invite today. had learn2que with my name and address...Glad it came either way!

Scottie
07-29-2010, 10:44 AM
Does anyone know if a Invitational team can cook at someone else's spot for the Invitational (assuming the equipment/team) isn't cooking the Invitational?

Jorge
07-29-2010, 11:14 AM
Does anyone know if a Invitational team can cook at someone else's spot for the Invitational (assuming the equipment/team) isn't cooking the Invitational?

I know it has been done before, but not sure how some would view it in terms of ethics. The invite goes to the head cook. Now if the head cook had a legitimate reason that they couldn't make it, and another member of the team cooked the event I don't think many people would mind.

Now if someone were to bring in a ringer....opinions might change.

That's my understanding anyway. I could easily be mistaken.

ique
07-29-2010, 11:17 AM
Does anyone know if a Invitational team can cook at someone else's spot for the Invitational (assuming the equipment/team) isn't cooking the Invitational?

Yes, a few years ago Buzz from 2Fat Bikers was cooking the Open only and he loaned me his spot and cookers for the Invite.

The Pickled Pig
07-29-2010, 01:52 PM
Does anyone know if a Invitational team can cook at someone else's spot for the Invitational (assuming the equipment/team) isn't cooking the Invitational?

Didn't Clint do this last year with Dr. BBQ's spot?

Scottie
07-29-2010, 02:12 PM
Didn't Clint do this last year with Dr. BBQ's spot?


Not sure... I wasn't there... :roll:

BBQ_Mayor
07-29-2010, 02:39 PM
Yep. Clint borrowed our WSM's and cooked the invitation in DrBBQ's spot.

Jacked UP BBQ
07-29-2010, 03:35 PM
****tttt We aren't on the list anyway, guess we didnt count!!! wahhhhhhh

Gilly T
07-29-2010, 04:36 PM
Got my invite today. It was addressed to Fishing Eagles. Congrats to them.:clap2:

Red Valley BBQ
07-29-2010, 05:53 PM
The Brethren Friday night picture will be at Plowboys again. Free beer and the official welcome to MY city.

Does this go for brethren that are judging? Or is it only for those lucky ones that get to cook the AR?

NelsonC
07-29-2010, 07:36 PM
Got my invite today... wooohoooooo :-D

Coz
07-29-2010, 08:17 PM
Does anyone know if a Invitational team can cook at someone else's spot for the Invitational (assuming the equipment/team) isn't cooking the Invitational?



Yep.We cooked in JellyRolls spot with his equipement 2 years ago .Just called ahead and they said no problem. This year we get to take our own.Most likely did better with Matts.

Plowboy
07-29-2010, 11:57 PM
Does this go for brethren that are judging? Or is it only for those lucky ones that get to cook the AR?

Any and all Brethren are welcome. :thumb:

Black Cat BBQ
07-30-2010, 06:24 AM
Got my invite today... wooohoooooo :-D

Good grief that was fast! We've got our spot :clap2: just no invite yet.

Buster Dog BBQ
07-30-2010, 08:33 AM
Got mine yesterday too. Wrong team name right address. You have till Aug 20 to return the entry form.

smknwhlswife
07-30-2010, 09:29 AM
We are only doing the Invite this year. We are going to cook it in Earlybird's spot. Going to bring the Q-Kitchen so all we have to do is drive it home when we are done and then come back out and party the rest of the weekend.:clap2:

BoneDaddy's
07-30-2010, 10:17 AM
OK...who needs help :-)

Diva
07-30-2010, 10:31 AM
We are only doing the Invite this year. We are going to cook it in Earlybird's spot. Going to bring the Q-Kitchen so all we have to do is drive it home when we are done and then come back out and party the rest of the weekend.:clap2:

You know they moved to a different neighborhood....:cool:

This is gonna be FUN! :clap:

Jorge
07-30-2010, 10:55 AM
Does anyone know if a Invitational team can cook at someone else's spot for the Invitational (assuming the equipment/team) isn't cooking the Invitational?

I completely misunderstood this yesterday. I need to step away from the keyboard more often to clear my head!

Scottie
07-30-2010, 11:10 AM
I completely misunderstood this yesterday. I need to step away from the keyboard more often to clear my head!


Texas heat?

Sledneck
07-30-2010, 11:15 AM
Is Jolen Demoss still the contact for the invitational? If she isn't, does anybody know who is?

Captain Caveman
07-30-2010, 11:22 AM
Is Jolen Demoss still the contact for the invitational? If she isn't, does anybody know who is?


Joleen DeMoss is who we have been dealing with this year. We never could reach her on the phone, but we left a message and she DID call back. It took a couple of days though.

chromesporty
07-30-2010, 12:22 PM
Looks like we won't make it again this year. In our 5 qualifying contests we finished 7th-5th-6th-7th and way out in the parking lot. We still have 3 more qualifiers this year for next year. COME ON 2011!

Sledneck
07-30-2010, 01:32 PM
Joleen DeMoss is who we have been dealing with this year. We never could reach her on the phone, but we left a message and she DID call back. It took a couple of days though.

sent her about 6 emails with no repsonse. does she have a new email? this is the one i have been using jolened@americanroyal.com

JD McGee
07-31-2010, 08:53 AM
We got ours yesterday...it was addressed to "Late Night Whiskey Smoke"...:crazy:

Jeff_in_KC
07-31-2010, 10:09 AM
Wow! The Royal sent out all new letters! Yesterday, we got a new one with an apology letter so that there was no confusion about wrong team names on envelopes. That must be costly for all those letters but they did it anyway.

Finney
07-31-2010, 12:42 PM
I got mine (some time during the week)... with "Iowa Smokey D's" on it.

Wish someone would mix their rankings with mine.... LOL

Solidkick
08-02-2010, 06:21 PM
Wow! The Royal sent out all new letters! Yesterday, we got a new one with an apology letter so that there was no confusion about wrong team names on envelopes. That must be costly for all those letters but they did it anyway.
Got a second one today as well...but the printing problem with the first bunch must have happened after the Bs as both of ours are correct.

No Templeton Rye for old Kick this year...I get whobbly kneed...:doh:

Alexa RnQ
08-02-2010, 06:37 PM
We got THREE letters today! LMAO!

tonto1117
08-03-2010, 08:07 AM
We got THREE letters today! LMAO!

Same here, plus a call...lol.

Been out of the loop for a bit. Big congratulations to you and Vince on number 7!!!! :thumb::clap2::thumb:

Plowboy
08-03-2010, 10:54 AM
Sent our application in yesterday.

Captain Caveman
08-03-2010, 09:59 PM
sent her about 6 emails with no repsonse. does she have a new email? this is the one i have been using jolened@americanroyal.com

We received 2 letters in the mail. With the 2nd letter was an apology letter for having the wrong names on the first letters. The apology letter was signed by Caitlin Powell and email address: caitlinp@americanroyal.com

lazyjacres
08-04-2010, 10:20 AM
Faxed ours back Friday. Our's had "Mr Bo Bo's Travelling All" on the label. No second letter yet.

Finney
08-04-2010, 12:52 PM
Got my 2nd one Yesterday. Everything right this time. :-D

Sledneck
08-05-2010, 08:13 AM
We received 2 letters in the mail. With the 2nd letter was an apology letter for having the wrong names on the first letters. The apology letter was signed by Caitlin Powell and email address: caitlinp@americanroyal.com
thanks . Not surprised about the mailing debacle that has occurred. I have been contacting then since April regarding a different issue and have not received one response....

EarlyBird
08-06-2010, 08:38 AM
You know they moved to a different neighborhood....:cool:

This is gonna be FUN! :clap:

Yes, it will be. I can hear the AHA TORO's already:whoo: