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big brother smoke
12-02-2010, 09:21 AM
CRocke and I are teaming up for this back to back event: Simply Rocke'N BBQ :clap2:

Contest #1 is on New Year's Eve and Contest#2 on New Year's Day!

This is going to be fun!

Vince RnQ
12-02-2010, 10:25 AM
Looking forward to seeing you and Chris at what is likely to be one of the best barbeque New Year's Eve parties in the nation!

Chris, are you bringing the sides? The portions will probably need to be pretty small considering the tender age of the main dish.

Smokin' Joe
12-02-2010, 10:25 AM
Man, I would love to do this one...wonder if I could find a Backwoods to borrow:idea:

big matt
12-02-2010, 12:11 PM
Really looking forward to this one!..we have the rookie lead by 9 points,just gotta finish strong now.

Scottie
12-02-2010, 01:23 PM
Man, I would love to do this one...wonder if I could find a Backwoods to borrow:idea:


Talk to Thom Emery. I think he has every model of smoker made!!! :becky:

Good luck Joe.

Ryan Chester
12-02-2010, 02:12 PM
I can't wait for this one. Wife wasn't too happy about missing her birthday for it but what does she want me to do? IT'S BUSINESS!!!

I'll have to make it up to her with the back to back GC winnings.:becky:

ThomEmery
12-02-2010, 03:03 PM
The Godfather is talking about coming in

Bigmista
12-02-2010, 04:23 PM
Bigmista's barbecue is in for this one. Gonna be a blast!

ThomEmery
12-02-2010, 04:59 PM
Talk to Thom Emery. I think he has every model of smoker made!!! :becky:

Oh there are a couple we do not have
Need a Jambo

big brother smoke
12-02-2010, 05:18 PM
Scottie are you thinking about coming out to escape the cold? :becky:

My familia is pissed that ain't coming home again! I got snowed, then fog in two years ago and got a bad taste in my mouth about coming home in winter now!

big brother smoke
12-02-2010, 05:20 PM
I can't wait for this one. Wife wasn't too happy about missing her birthday for it but what does she want me to do? IT'S BUSINESS!!!

I'll have to make it up to her with the back to back GC winnings.:becky:

You must got a lot of credits saved up, Bro!

Ryan Chester
12-02-2010, 05:53 PM
You must got a lot of credits saved up, Bro!

Oh yeah, and missing my daughters first NYE! Hopefully they will come out for one of the days.

How does my new bed look???? :behindsofa:

big brother smoke
12-03-2010, 03:29 PM
Oh yeah, and missing my daughters first NYE! Hopefully they will come out for one of the days.

How does my new bed look???? :behindsofa:


Its better than the doghouse, Bro!

Jeff_in_KC
12-06-2010, 09:22 PM
Anyone know how many teams have signed up being it's a first year event and on a holiday weekend?

swamprb
12-06-2010, 09:36 PM
There is a list on the PNWBA site fishing for us Mossbacks!

Posted - 11/30/2010 : 23:43:30
Where is the PNWB? 1 hour left on Early Bird-- you can fax app to 951-245-1116 with cc info and still get early bird rate, if you forgot to mail in your app... So far, paid and in the books:

Teams Confirmed
In no particular order - (1st 20 get pavement site)

1.Rusty Barrel- Tim McDonald- So Cal
2.The Rub Company- Ryan Chester- So Cal
3.Simply Rocke'n BBQ- Stephan Franklin- So Cal
4.Meat Inc.- Aaron Black- So Cal
5.Smokin Yankees BBQ- Chris Juencke- Northern Cal
6.Trailhound Smokers BBQ- Timm Martin- Las Vegas, NV
7.Big B's Down-N-Dirty BBQ- Bill Souza- Northern Cal
8.Bang A Drum- Jason Clark- Northern Cal
9.When Pigs Fly- Dale Ginos- So Cal
10.West Best BBQ- Gary Tackett- So Cal
11.Rib Tickler- Larry Schroeder- So Cal
12.Big Rick and the BBQ Chicks - Rick Irwin- So Cal
13.Meteor BBQware- Art Splawn- So Cal
14.Pork U BBQ- Wayne Hoppal- St George's, Utah
15.All Hogs go to Heaven- Steve Maduele- So Cal
16.Slap yo Daddy- Harry Soo- So Cal
17.Rhythm N Que- Vince/Alexa- Phoenix, AZ
18.T & J Backyard BBQ- Tom Moore, So Cal
19.California BBQ Smokers- Bruce Patterson- So Cal
20.Brazen BBQ- John Bracamante- So Cal
21.Left Coast Q- Matt Dalton- So Cal
22.Rolling Bones- David Schmidt- Northern Cal
23.Bigmista's Barbecue- Neil Strawder- So Cal
24.The Rib Doctor- Eva and Hayward Harris Jr- So Cal
25.Smoked to the Bone- Jennifer Duncan- Gilbert AZ
26.Whiskey Ranch- Tom Duncan Jr.- Gilbert, AZ
27.Crazy Pig BBQ- Dan Preuss- Tucson, AZ
28.Ribs A Rockin- Dave Lopp- Northern Cal
29.Smokey Bones- James Stevens- So Cal
30.Scottie's Backyard BBQ- Scott Newsome- So Cal
31.Smokin Goatheads- Mike Love- Lake Havasu, AZ
32.Lloyds BBQ- John Lloyd- So Cal
33.Rooftop BBQ- Andy Allen- So Cal
34.It Ain't Prime- Russell Wilson- Krum, TX
35.Papa's Smokehouse BBQ- John Scott- So Cal

With 10 or so apps in the mail.. By 12/15/10 this should easily be a 50-60 teamer 1st year event.. and the West Coast most important one..Year in and Year out-- always the Last and always the 1st event of the year for the KCBS..

Not much response from PNWBA land, KCBS TOY and Points race don't figure into our equation. Great looking turn out though, should be a New Years blast!

ThomEmery
12-06-2010, 09:51 PM
CBBQA Wiki page link




http://www.cbbqa.org/wiki/index.php?title=1st_Annual_Tom%27s_Farm_Wild_West_ BBQ_Showdown

ThomEmery
12-06-2010, 09:55 PM
Trigg is in now

39 and counting

Jeff_in_KC
12-06-2010, 10:44 PM
OK so I saw the wiki page with prize payouts... if there are going to be 50 teams or more at this one and entry fees are $250 to $285, where is all the money going on this? $700 for Grand and $300 for Reserve and only paying to 6th in each category?? Is this common out west?

Bentley
12-07-2010, 12:00 AM
Entry fee is $285 for one, $400 for both, that and pay out is why were are judging...Oh, and the fact that CBJ's hate our BBQ in CA!

Vince RnQ
12-07-2010, 12:10 AM
OK so I saw the wiki page with prize payouts... if there are going to be 50 teams or more at this one and entry fees are $250 to $285, where is all the money going on this? $700 for Grand and $300 for Reserve and only paying to 6th in each category?? Is this common out west?

California ToY Events in 2010 (Year to Date)

Event City...Entry Fee - Payout - # of Teams
Hesperia........$175 - $3,300 - 30 Teams
Indio.............$??? - $5,000 - 27 Teams
Morgan Hill.....$225/275 - $4,900 - 52 Teams
Bakersfield.....$200/250 - $4,750 - 54 Teams
Penn Valley....$200/225 - $3,500 - 32 Teams
Costa Mesa....$300 - $7,000 - 57 Teams
Santa Maria....$200 - $3,400 - 24 Teams
Stockton........$240/285 - $5,000 - 40 Teams
Vista.............$275/325 - $4,500 - 45 Teams
Valley Center...$250/350 - $10,000 - 29 Teams
Lakeport.........$225/275 - $7,600 - 34 Teams
Cameron Park...$225/275 - $3,250 - 22 Teams
Placerville........$250/275 - $3,500 - 31 Teams
Lancaster........$275 - $5,560 - 30 Teams
Campo............$250 - $5,000 - 25 Teams

Countryhb
12-07-2010, 12:29 AM
CRocke and I are teaming up for this back to back event: Simply Rocke'N BBQ :clap2:

Contest #1 is on New Year's Eve and Contest#2 on New Year's Day!

This is going to be fun!

Wow! Just left me out of the equation, huh? Guess I don't count anymore :mad2:

Norcoredneck
12-07-2010, 04:13 AM
Wow! Just left me out of the equation, huh? Guess I don't count anymore :mad2:
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Jeff_in_KC
12-07-2010, 07:10 AM
Total purse for one contest is $5,000. If there are 50 teams and all of them paid $250 for one event, that's $12,500 in entries collected.

California ToY Events in 2010 (Year to Date)

Event City...Entry Fee - Payout - # of Teams
Hesperia........$175 - $3,300 - 30 Teams
Indio.............$??? - $5,000 - 27 Teams
Morgan Hill.....$225/275 - $4,900 - 52 Teams
Bakersfield.....$200/250 - $4,750 - 54 Teams
Penn Valley....$200/225 - $3,500 - 32 Teams
Costa Mesa....$300 - $7,000 - 57 Teams
Santa Maria....$200 - $3,400 - 24 Teams
Stockton........$240/285 - $5,000 - 40 Teams
Vista.............$275/325 - $4,500 - 45 Teams
Valley Center...$250/350 - $10,000 - 29 Teams
Lakeport.........$225/275 - $7,600 - 34 Teams
Cameron Park...$225/275 - $3,250 - 22 Teams
Placerville........$250/275 - $3,500 - 31 Teams
Lancaster........$275 - $5,560 - 30 Teams
Campo............$250 - $5,000 - 25 Teams

That Valley Center contest stands out... same entry fee, twice the purse and almost half the teams.

ThomEmery
12-07-2010, 07:48 AM
Most of these are fundraisers for charities
Title sponsors are very difficult to find
The sport has grown out here much faster than
the support dollars . Remember just a few years ago
There were only a handful of events in the West

ThomEmery
12-07-2010, 07:49 AM
That Valley Center contest stands out... same entry fee, twice the purse and almost half the teams.

You found the one with a casino sponsor :)

big brother smoke
12-07-2010, 08:20 AM
Wow! Just left me out of the equation, huh? Guess I don't count anymore :mad2:

My bad! CountryHB will be joining us too! Now get to scraping that chicken :laugh:

big brother smoke
12-07-2010, 08:21 AM
Funds also going towards mystery meat, appetizers, desserts, etc....:rolleyes:

rooftop bbq
12-07-2010, 10:03 AM
Ya wish the prize money would be a little higher and just drop all the extra stuff going on. You better bring your A game to break even

Countryhb
12-07-2010, 10:34 AM
Ya wish the prize money would be a little higher and just drop all the extra stuff going on. You better bring your A game to break even

A multi-day contest over New Year's Eve...who the hell is planning on breaking even? I just hope I don't break my liver.

Vince RnQ
12-07-2010, 10:52 AM
Most of these are fundraisers for charities
Title sponsors are very difficult to find
The sport has grown out here much faster than
the support dollars . Remember just a few years ago
There were only a handful of events in the West


Of the 15 events listed above, only 2 (Bakersfield and Costa Mesa) were organized by charitable entities. That is not to say that the other events were devoid of charitable activities. Quite the contrary. People's Choice money is often directed to a charitable cause and many events are run in conjunction with a charitable cause but are not directly tied to it. Charity has long been a part of competition barbeque across the country so to use it as the reason for why prize money has decreased while team participation has risen is ridiculous.

The truth is that in 2009 and years prior there were a number of contests in California with substantial prize funds, like Clovis ($9,375), Lakeport ($9,500), Indio ($36,000 for 3 events) and Alpine ($23,000).

A much more plausible reason for the diminishing prize funds is that organizers and promoters have realized that the rapidly growing popularity of competition barbeque has temporarily diminished the attention paid to the economics of competing due to the large influx of new teams who have not yet had the opportunity to learn just how expensive a proposition competition barbeque really is. Instead of relying on sponsors to cover the bulk of the cost of contest overhead, entry fee money is being used to cover those expenses as well as create a prize fund.

Vince RnQ
12-07-2010, 10:58 AM
Funds also going towards mystery meat, appetizers, desserts, etc....:rolleyes:

Ya wish the prize money would be a little higher and just drop all the extra stuff going on. You better bring your A game to break even

I absolutely agree with you both. For years here in Arizona we have had to deal with money from the main prize fund being diverted to a Best Booth contest that paid exactly the same as the four meat categories.

I have no problem with ancillary categories being included at contests but there should be an additional fee charged to those who wish to participate and that money should be used to fund the category. Either that or promoters should find a sponsor to cover the specific cost of the ancillary categories and leave the main prize fund for the 4 meats.

Ryan Chester
12-07-2010, 11:01 AM
I absolutely agree with you both. For years here in Arizona we have had to deal with money from the main prize fund being diverted to a Best Booth contest that paid exactly the same as the four meat categories.

I have no problem with ancillary categories being included at contests but there should be an additional fee charged to those who wish to participate and that money should be used to fund the category. Either that or promoters should find a sponsor to cover the specific cost of the ancillary categories and leave the main prize fund for the 4 meats.

Couldn't agree with you more.:thumb:

big brother smoke
12-07-2010, 11:23 AM
Yup, good thing, I really go just to kick with you Farkers! Otherwise, I would think we should at least be offered vaseline :tape:

Jeff_in_KC
12-07-2010, 11:30 AM
Of the 15 events listed above, only 2 (Bakersfield and Costa Mesa) were organized by charitable entities. That is not to say that the other events were devoid of charitable activities. Quite the contrary. People's Choice money is often directed to a charitable cause and many events are run in conjunction with a charitable cause but are not directly tied to it. Charity has long been a part of competition barbeque across the country so to use it as the reason for why prize money has decreased while team participation has risen is ridiculous.

The truth is that in 2009 and years prior there were a number of contests in California with substantial prize funds, like Clovis ($9,375), Lakeport ($9,500), Indio ($36,000 for 3 events) and Alpine ($23,000).

A much more plausible reason for the diminishing prize funds is that organizers and promoters have realized that the rapidly growing popularity of competition barbeque has temporarily diminished the attention paid to the economics of competing due to the large influx of new teams who have not yet had the opportunity to learn just how expensive a proposition competition barbeque really is. Instead of relying on sponsors to cover the bulk of the cost of contest overhead, entry fee money is being used to cover those expenses as well as create a prize fund.

If that's what's being done, that's totally WRONG on the part of organizers! As an organizer myself, I charge extra to cover prize money for people's choice and dessert. Every dime the teams pay in for entry fees goes back to them except for the sanctioning fees to KCBS. We actually go out and get sponsors and have other events to make the money to send to the charities we support. Not doing so is, in my opinion, a sign of a lazy organizing committee.

Vince RnQ
12-07-2010, 11:35 AM
A multi-day contest over New Year's Eve...who the hell is planning on breaking even? I just hope I don't break my liver.

Hey, it'll be great to see you again, Country!!!

ThomEmery
12-07-2010, 11:42 AM
Of the 15 events listed above, only 2 (Bakersfield and Costa Mesa) were organized by charitable entities. That is not to say that the other events were devoid of charitable activities. Quite the contrary. People's Choice money is often directed to a charitable cause and many events are run in conjunction with a charitable cause but are not directly tied to it. Charity has long been a part of competition barbeque across the country so to use it as the reason for why prize money has decreased while team participation has risen is ridiculous.

The truth is that in 2009 and years prior there were a number of contests in California with substantial prize funds, like Clovis ($9,375), Lakeport ($9,500), Indio ($36,000 for 3 events) and Alpine ($23,000).

A much more plausible reason for the diminishing prize funds is that organizers and promoters have realized that the rapidly growing popularity of competition barbeque has temporarily diminished the attention paid to the economics of competing due to the large influx of new teams who have not yet had the opportunity to learn just how expensive a proposition competition barbeque really is. Instead of relying on sponsors to cover the bulk of the cost of contest overhead, entry fee money is being used to cover those expenses as well as create a prize fund.

The examples sited are for the most part gone or radically changed to survive

The events above were fundraisers for a chamber of commerce
or some other group

Vince RnQ
12-07-2010, 02:09 PM
The examples sited are for the most part gone or radically changed to survive

Clovis - This contest was suspended for 2010 by the organizers, Brent & Kim Walton, in order to find a date in which they could partner their contest with another event so as to share infrastructure costs, etc. Brent and I have discussed the recent disparity between prize funds and collected entry fees and he feels, as do I, that the majority, if not 100%, of collected entry fees should be returned to the teams via the prize fund. It was their decision to suspend the event rather than use entry fees to pay for overhead.

Alpine - This contest was, unfortunately, a victim of its own success. This event was organized and sponsored by the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians and was held at their venue, a casino and large outlet shopping mall. In the 5 year history of their event, the tribe steadily increased the contest prize fund making it the highest paying single competition held annually in California. The contest drew record crowds in 2009 and the People's Choice aspect of the event raised significant dollars for the tribal charity. Those record crowds, however, did not ultimately translate into increased sales for the outlets and action for the casino so the decision was made to cancel the event.

Lakeport - Another tribal casino event, Lakeport, reduced the contest prize fund, in spite of success of the 2009 event, from $9,500 in 2009 to $7,600 in 2010 even though the team count at the contest doubled from 18 in 2009 to 36 in 2010.


The events above were fundraisers for a chamber of commerce or some other group A significant difference from your previous comment above that "most of these are fundraisers for charities". I'm quite certain that it is the goal of every contest to raise money for something, even if that "something" is simply profit for the investors. It is something else again, when teams end up being the majority source of those funds raised. I would like to point out that the organizers of the Bakersfield contest, one of the two listed events that was actually a charity event, were at least thoughtful enough to issue receipts to the teams so that their entry fees could be listed as a donation to the charity.

In the words of a man much wiser than me, "there isn't an opportunity to raise any money without the barbeque teams being there in the first place".

hankf19
12-07-2010, 04:09 PM
Clovis - This contest was suspended for 2010 by the organizers, Brent & Kim Walton, in order to find a date in which they could partner their contest with another event so as to share infrastructure costs, etc. Brent and I have discussed the recent disparity between prize funds and collected entry fees and he feels, as do I, that the majority, if not 100%, of collected entry fees should be returned to the teams via the prize fund. It was their decision to suspend the event rather than use entry fees to pay for overhead.

Alpine - This contest was, unfortunately, a victim of its own success. This event was organized and sponsored by the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians and was held at their venue, a casino and large outlet shopping mall. In the 5 year history of their event, the tribe steadily increased the contest prize fund making it the highest paying single competition held annually in California. The contest drew record crowds in 2009 and the People's Choice aspect of the event raised significant dollars for the tribal charity. Those record crowds, however, did not ultimately translate into increased sales for the outlets and action for the casino so the decision was made to cancel the event.

Lakeport - Another tribal casino event, Lakeport, reduced the contest prize fund, in spite of success of the 2009 event, from $9,500 in 2009 to $7,600 in 2010 even though the team count at the contest doubled from 18 in 2009 to 36 in 2010.


A significant difference from your previous comment above that "most of these are fundraisers for charities". I'm quite certain that it is the goal of every contest to raise money for something, even if that "something" is simply profit for the investors. It is something else again, when teams end up being the majority source of those funds raised. I would like to point out that the organizers of the Bakersfield contest, one of the two listed events that was actually a charity event, were at least thoughtful enough to issue receipts to the teams so that their entry fees could be listed as a donation to the charity.

In the words of a man much wiser than me, "there isn't an opportunity to raise any money without the barbeque teams being there in the first place".


Hey I am all for having larger Prize pools... But teams want electricity - for 60 teams thats $5,500, they want nice trophies $2,000, Judges need a tent $1,000, The events need music $1,000-$3,000 with stage and everything, then we need printed materials, advertising, PERMITS (around $4,000) and security --just add $10,000.. So I am giving away $10,000, yes you may say the 1st event at $250-$285 is on line with most California events.. maybe a bit high.. But for those of you entered into the 2 event -MOST- you are only paying $150 for the 2nd event.. quite a bargain price.. As it stands right now -even at 60 teams (which all you know = extra $$ in the pot) I will be looking at a loss of $4,000 dollars-- Before the event starts-- and only $5 at the gate entry fee to recoup and hopefully make a little to keep me doing events in the future--lets say we make $10,000 in gate receips -- I make $6,000 for 5-6 months of work-- not exactly fair is it? Remember PC 50/50 split goes to cooks and Rotary Club of Wildomar -- I make zero... Beer and Wine Garden is a fundraiser for Wildomar Chamber I make zero, and the VIP dinner all goes to Wildomar parks.. At the moment I have BevMo (donating Beer and Wine-- No $$$) and Holiday Inn Express (giving me a room for Kelly And Kathleen McIntosh but no $$) truth is -- Sponsor $$$ has dryed up and everything I am doing is out of pocket... AND I took a HUGE risk in putting this on, lucky for me, we have gotten tremendous results, but just the same we could have 20 teams and a loss of $20,000 if not for all your support...

Many of you know I loss my ass in Mexico to the tune of $60,000, $30,000 me and $30,000 my sister, yet I didn't complain I kept going.. Golden Acorn made a few bucks - enough for me to do it again next year (because the Casino paid for most of the stuff listed above), and they said they'll trow in $2500 to $5000 more this time around-- so look for Golden Acorn to go from $5,000 to $7500 0r even $10,000... Then there is Wildomar - which I do for FREE because 100% of the $$ goes to Rotary and for an early bird of $295 you get a chance at $12,000 purse come March.. So I do agree prize $$ needs to go up, but also see my points, and remember I am doing 1st time events, starting at no less than $5,000 on which I take 100% of the risk, if they work out, we do them again -- and guess what the prize $$ goes up... My event in Mexico $20,000 entry fee $300.. Only 15 teams showed up-- That event will never happen again..

In conclusion, and defending why my payout is what it is, try putting one of these events yourself (even if its just fictitious) look at your costs, look at your entry fees, look at your time involvement.. Look at your charitable contributions, and then look at your bottom line.. and then ask if I am crazy for taking such economic risks-- because the rewards are not there unless you hit a HR in attendance 10,000 plus.. if I do, guess what happens next year? That's right the Prize $$ goes up... If I loose my ass there is no more contest next year... That is the fine line I must walk, I am not a multi-millionaire, who can afford to have too many looses, I need to control what I can afford to loose, and build my contest from there-- if successful in its 1st year, we do it again next year, if not - it's one and done!

Ultimately is your choice wether to compete or not, entry fees will always be part of a tourney- But for those of you that know me, If I was to pick up $50,000-$80,000 in sponsor fees for an event I would charge a $1 entry fee, the cooks is not where I want to make my money, it never has been.. but in order to put an event on I need some sort of contributuion from you guys-- as contest grow from yr to yr, more $$ opportunities come and therefore Prize $$ grows accordingly.. But I know, from experience, that trowing out more than $5,000 on a 1st year event is fiscally irresponsible.. Hope this shed's some light from my Promoter perspective..

4 smokin butts
12-07-2010, 04:40 PM
back to the roll call....4 smokin' butts will make the hall out there for this one

big brother smoke
12-07-2010, 05:56 PM
back to the roll call....4 smokin' butts will make the hall out there for this one


Looking forward to you coming out from my home state. Stop by our camp or we will stop by your camp and sip some lemonade of sorts. :becky:

hankf19
12-07-2010, 06:26 PM
Clovis - This contest was suspended for 2010 by the organizers, Brent & Kim Walton, in order to find a date in which they could partner their contest with another event so as to share infrastructure costs, etc. Brent and I have discussed the recent disparity between prize funds and collected entry fees and he feels, as do I, that the majority, if not 100%, of collected entry fees should be returned to the teams via the prize fund. It was their decision to suspend the event rather than use entry fees to pay for overhead.

Alpine - This contest was, unfortunately, a victim of its own success. This event was organized and sponsored by the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians and was held at their venue, a casino and large outlet shopping mall. In the 5 year history of their event, the tribe steadily increased the contest prize fund making it the highest paying single competition held annually in California. The contest drew record crowds in 2009 and the People's Choice aspect of the event raised significant dollars for the tribal charity. Those record crowds, however, did not ultimately translate into increased sales for the outlets and action for the casino so the decision was made to cancel the event.

Lakeport - Another tribal casino event, Lakeport, reduced the contest prize fund, in spite of success of the 2009 event, from $9,500 in 2009 to $7,600 in 2010 even though the team count at the contest doubled from 18 in 2009 to 36 in 2010.


A significant difference from your previous comment above that "most of these are fundraisers for charities". I'm quite certain that it is the goal of every contest to raise money for something, even if that "something" is simply profit for the investors. It is something else again, when teams end up being the majority source of those funds raised. I would like to point out that the organizers of the Bakersfield contest, one of the two listed events that was actually a charity event, were at least thoughtful enough to issue receipts to the teams so that their entry fees could be listed as a donation to the charity.

In the words of a man much wiser than me, "there isn't an opportunity to raise any money without the barbeque teams being there in the first place".

You say it all here Vince.. The event grew each year.. as an organizer/promoter I can't take too many chances --look at Mexico $20,000 only 15 teams at $300.. Lost $60,000 ($30K me, $30K my sister).. Now at Tom's another gamble on a New Year event-- who knew this would have such great success year one, from a team perspective-- as long as the public comes out now-- we should be an annual Anchor event for the KCBS/CBBQA...

Vince RnQ
12-07-2010, 06:44 PM
Welcome aboard, Dennis. I just heard the Jeff joined the fun too.

ThomEmery
12-07-2010, 07:01 PM
Here is something Vince and I agree on
:)
Dennis and Jeff coming West is a good thing
This New Years event is going to be special

Jeff_in_KC
12-07-2010, 07:20 PM
You heard correctly, Vince. I'm arriving at Ontario on Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm.

hankf19
12-07-2010, 07:22 PM
You heard correctly, Vince. I'm arriving at Ontario on Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm.

Teams Confirmed
In no particular order - (1st 20 get pavement site)

Rusty Barrel- Tim McDonald- So Cal
The Rub Company- Ryan Chester- So Cal
Simply Rocke'n BBQ- Stephan Franklin- So Cal
Meat Inc.- Aaron Black- So Cal
Smokin Yankees BBQ- Chris Juencke- Northern Cal
Trailhound Smokers BBQ- Timm Martin- Las Vegas, NV
Big B's Down-N-Dirty BBQ- Bill Souza- Northern Cal
Bang A Drum- Jason Clark- Northern Cal
When Pigs Fly- Dale Ginos- So Cal
West Best BBQ- Gary Tackett- So Cal
Rib Tickler- Larry Schroeder- So Cal
Big Rick and the BBQ Chicks - Rick Irwin- So Cal
Meteor BBQware- Art Splawn- So Cal
Pork U BBQ- Wayne Hoppal- St George's, Utah
All Hogs go to Heaven- Steve Maduele- So Cal
Slap yo Daddy- Harry Soo- So Cal
Rhythm N Que- Vince/Alexa- Phoenix, AZ
T & J Backyard BBQ- Tom Moore, So Cal
California BBQ Smokers- Bruce Patterson- So Cal
Brazen BBQ- John Bracamante- So Cal
Left Coast Q- Matt Dalton- So Cal
Rolling Bones- David Schmidt- Northern Cal
Bigmista's Barbecue- Neil Strawder- So Cal
The Rib Doctor- Eva and Hayward Harris Jr- So Cal
Smoked to the Bone- Jennifer Duncan- Gilbert AZ
Whiskey Ranch- Tom Duncan Jr.- Gilbert, AZ
Crazy Pig BBQ- Dan Preuss- Tucson, AZ
Ribs A Rockin- Dave Lopp- Northern Cal
Smokey Bones- James Stevens- So Cal
Scottie's Backyard BBQ- Scott Newsome- So Cal
Smokin Goatheads- Mike Love- Lake Havasu, AZ
Lloyds BBQ- John Lloyd- So Cal
Rooftop BBQ- Andy Allen- So Cal
It Ain't Prime- Russell Wilson- Krum, TX
Papa's Smokehouse BBQ- John Scott- So Cal
MAster of Disaster- Andy Soto- So Cal
Smokin' Triggers- Johnny Trigg- Alvarado, TX
Porketeers- Dennis McGrath- So Cal
Montana BBQ- Lynn Jeffrey- Prescott Valley, AZ
4 Smokin Butts- Dennis Keck- Illinois
Big Creek BBQ- Jeff Stith- Pleasant Hills, Missouri
Current list

Bentley
12-07-2010, 11:18 PM
You guys will enjoy it...Henry does put on a good contest!

Countryhb
12-08-2010, 12:08 AM
Hey, it'll be great to see you again, Country!!!

I missed you, Vince.

Ryan Chester
12-08-2010, 11:57 AM
You guys will enjoy it...Henry does put on a good contest!

Agreed!:clap2: Especially for a new promoter.

Bigmista
12-08-2010, 07:14 PM
Ya wish the prize money would be a little higher and just drop all the extra stuff going on. You better bring your A game to break even

If you are in this for the money, you need to re examine your priorities. Most teams never break even. That's why they do the People's choice. So everyone can at least make back their entry fee or meat money.

4 smokin butts
12-08-2010, 07:35 PM
are we suppose to make money at this,yea were crazy....see ya in calif

rooftop bbq
12-08-2010, 09:05 PM
If you are in this for the money, you need to re examine your priorities. Most teams never break even. That's why they do the People's choice. So everyone can at least make back their entry fee or meat money.

Im not in this for the money, but i'm also not in it to go broke.

Vince RnQ
12-08-2010, 10:43 PM
I missed you, Vince.

You need to adjust your scope!

http://www.targetleisure.co.uk/crosshairs.jpg

hankf19
12-08-2010, 11:31 PM
You need to adjust your scope!

http://www.targetleisure.co.uk/crosshairs.jpg

All you midwest boyz better be ready-- I see a sense of Urgency in Vince's post-- he is fired up-- I love to see the Best of The Best, go head to head, especially in the West Coast-- this many out of State, top teams coming out West is a 1st I believe, and hopefully the beginning of a Great BBQ tradition that last for a while... Thank you all who are coming, this means a lot to me, and what my vision is for the world of BBQ Competition in the future.

ThomEmery
12-09-2010, 07:43 AM
It could have a "Bowl Game" feel to it

Jeff_in_KC
12-09-2010, 08:57 AM
In the earlier discussion of where the money goes, at that time, I didn't have any idea how much it costs this contest just to get us all electricity! Wow! When I signed up, I heard and it's a huge number! We get our electrical equipment here for $50 and a barbecue lunch for the rental company's staff. Can't imagine having to pay what Henry does!

Jeff_in_KC
12-09-2010, 09:01 AM
All you midwest boyz better be ready-- I see a sense of Urgency in Vince's post-- he is fired up-- I love to see the Best of The Best, go head to head, especially in the West Coast-- this many out of State, top teams coming out West is a 1st I believe, and hopefully the beginning of a Great BBQ tradition that last for a while... Thank you all who are coming, this means a lot to me, and what my vision is for the world of BBQ Competition in the future.

You might want to wait til after you meet Dennis and me before you thank us for coming! :twisted: :laugh: Seriously, I don't know how I'll add anything to your contest by coming out except by adding another team but thanks for the welcome! See you in three weeks!

ThomEmery
12-09-2010, 09:24 AM
In the earlier discussion of where the money goes, at that time, I didn't have any idea how much it costs this contest just to get us all electricity! Wow! When I signed up, I heard and it's a huge number! We get our electrical equipment here for $50 and a barbecue lunch for the rental company's staff. Can't imagine having to pay what Henry does!


The JOY of doing business in California
You make more buy you pay a lot more

Sylvie
12-09-2010, 09:58 PM
I'll be helping out in the Bigmista camp. I think they call that something with the initials PB. I am so excited about this event. Looking forward to hanging with you all. Gonna be a great way to bring in the New Year.

4 smokin butts
12-09-2010, 10:24 PM
are we bringing a new taste to the west coast ????? hope the weather is better then the midwest.....were missing trans -seiberian ork.in st.louison thurs night,we'll have our own concert that night.....lets have some fun....

Jeff_in_KC
12-09-2010, 11:45 PM
are we bringing a new taste to the west coast ????? hope the weather is better then the midwest.....were missing trans -seiberian ork.in st.louison thurs night,we'll have our own concert that night.....lets have some fun....

Fun? Easy for you to say, my friend! You're bringing a crew! I'm solo... I gotta work! LOL!

4 smokin butts
12-10-2010, 07:31 AM
your coming by yourself???whos gonna do your ribs.....

ThomEmery
12-10-2010, 07:40 AM
We have a team on a very hot run coming into Toms Farms
If you would like to cut some time off your learning curve and host these fellers
contact Dennis His "Hot and Fast" cook style would be good for any team to learn
This is from 4 Smoking Butts Dennis
need help finding 3 large bge,with platesetters, Got them
and a Backwoods competitor for the contests.....
will be flying in on weds pm dennis 4 smokin butts please email or call keckjewelers@gmail.com......618-277-4444 work

I just can not do both contests
The first OK but back to back and then a Sunday
:) I am 55 not 25 :)

Jeff_in_KC
12-10-2010, 11:01 AM
your coming by yourself???whos gonna do your ribs.....


Oh that's COLD! :mad: Very cold! Actually sincve I took over the process, we've steadily climbed! So there! :heh:

SloppyQ
12-10-2010, 11:04 PM
your coming by yourself???whos gonna do your ribs.....

LMAO :thumb::heh:

Vince RnQ
12-11-2010, 03:34 AM
All you midwest boyz better be ready-- I see a sense of Urgency in Vince's post-- he is fired up--

All I was really doing was making a bad pun but if it gets Jeff and Dennis to start quaking in their snowshoes, well, all the better!

Actually, our three teams, were neighbors at the Sam's Club Invitational. I liked the way that contest turned out so I think we should all be neighbors again!

Remember, Sweet Lucy and Frangelico will be on hand!

Crash
12-11-2010, 03:38 AM
Well damn, this one sure sounds like a lot of fun. I know that if we were close enough to attend, we would.

Looks like a lot of damn good teams are coming from all over the US. Best of luck to all cooks.

Jeff_in_KC
12-11-2010, 05:31 PM
All I was really doing was making a bad pun but if it gets Jeff and Dennis to start quaking in their snowshoes, well, all the better!

Actually, our three teams, were neighbors at the Sam's Club Invitational. I liked the way that contest turned out so I think we should all be neighbors again!

Remember, Sweet Lucy and Frangelico will be on hand!

We took our turn at third overall at Sam's... your turn!!! :laugh:

big brother smoke
12-11-2010, 06:07 PM
This contest needs to be re-named! Tom's Farm is out and we are back to Wildomar. There were permit issues, but I will let Henry speak to that issue.

hankf19
12-11-2010, 06:50 PM
This contest needs to be re-named! Tom's Farm is out and we are back to Wildomar. There were permit issues, but I will let Henry speak to that issue.

no need for a name change.. Toms Farm Wild West BBQ Showdown only thing that change is the location.. New location is 23873 Clinton Keith Rd #201, Wildomar, Ca. 92595. All parties, teams already signed up, CBj's and Vendors have been notified of venue changed.. As has Gene G. and the KCBS.

Any personal concerns can be directed to me, just call me 951-445-1903 or e-mail me hsilvestre@aol.com and I can answer most if not all of your questions and concerns.

ThomEmery
12-11-2010, 07:35 PM
Henry Good Work Buddy

Vince RnQ
12-11-2010, 09:12 PM
Well damn, this one sure sounds like a lot of fun. I know that if we were close enough to attend, we would.

Looks like a lot of damn good teams are coming from all over the US. Best of luck to all cooks.

How's island life treating you, Crash? You and Lisa get the family settled in?

Crash
12-12-2010, 02:03 AM
How's island life treating you, Crash? You and Lisa get the family settled in?
Picking up right where I left off Vince, it's nice to be back home. We're just about all settled in and all of the smokers made it to the Islands in one piece.

Now it's time to get Comp BBQ started here in Hawaii and we're planning a first annual event for late February.

Hope all is well with you, Alexa and the boys.

Vince RnQ
12-12-2010, 11:20 AM
That's great to hear! You should start another thread on the upcoming contest. It will be fun to follow the event.

Jeff_in_KC
12-13-2010, 08:59 PM
Anyone have word on what's up with the CBBQA Wiki link to the Tom's Farms contest? This morning, there were 45 teams listed as confirmed. Tonight, there are 28. :confused:

ThomEmery
12-13-2010, 09:10 PM
This thing is going viral BABY!

Teams Confirmed


1.Rusty Barrel- Tim McDonald- So Cal
2.The Rub Company- Ryan Chester- So Cal
3.Simply Rocke'n BBQ- Stephan Franklin- So Cal
4.Meat Inc.- Aaron Black- So Cal
5.Smokin Yankees BBQ- Chris Juencke- Northern Cal
6.Trailhound Smokers BBQ- Timm Martin- Las Vegas, NV
7.Big B's Down-N-Dirty BBQ- Bill Souza- Northern Cal
8.Bang A Drum- Jason Clark- Northern Cal
9.When Pigs Fly- Dale Ginos- So Cal
10.West Best BBQ- Gary Tackett- So Cal
11.Rib Tickler- Larry Schroeder- So Cal
12.Big Rick and the BBQ Chicks - Rick Irwin- So Cal
13.Meteor BBQware- Art Splawn- So Cal
14.Pork U BBQ- Wayne Hoppal- St George's, Utah
15.All Hogs go to Heaven- Steve Maduele- So Cal
16.Slap yo Daddy- Harry Soo- So Cal
17.Rhythm N Que- Vince/Alexa- Phoenix, AZ
18.T & J Backyard BBQ- Tom Moore, So Cal
19.California BBQ Smokers- Bruce Patterson- So Cal
20.Brazen BBQ- John Bracamante- So Cal
21.Left Coast Q- Matt Dalton- So Cal
22.Rolling Bones- David Schmidt- Northern Cal
23.Bigmista's Barbecue- Neil Strawder- So Cal
24.The Rib Doctor- Eva and Hayward Harris Jr- So Cal
25.Smoked to the Bone- Jennifer Duncan- Gilbert AZ
26.Whiskey Ranch- Tom Duncan Jr.- Gilbert, AZ
27.Crazy Pig BBQ- Dan Preuss- Tucson, AZ
28.Ribs A Rockin- Dave Lopp- Northern Cal
29.Smokey Bones- James Stevens- So Cal
30.Scottie's Backyard BBQ- Scott Newsome- So Cal
31.Smokin Goatheads- Mike Love- Lake Havasu, AZ
32.Lloyds BBQ- John Lloyd- So Cal
33.Rooftop BBQ- Andy Allen- So Cal
34.It Ain't Prime- Russell Wilson- Krum, TX
35.Papa's Smokehouse BBQ- John Scott- So Cal
36.MAster of Disaster- Andy Soto- So Cal
37.Smokin' Triggers- Johnny Trigg- Alvarado, TX
38.Porketeers- Dennis McGrath- So Cal
39.Montana BBQ- Lynn Jeffrey- Prescott Valley, AZ
40.4 Smokin Butts- Dennis Keck- Illinois
41.Big Creek BBQ- Jeff Stith- Pleasant Hills, Missouri
42.Left Coast BBQ- Mark Toumajian- So Cal
43.Birds Pit Crew- C. J. Bird- Fresno, CA.
44.Mad Dawgz BBQ- Larry Adkins- So Cal
45.Jerry King Midland Texas, Texas


I don't think Henry does Wiki

rooftop bbq
12-13-2010, 09:31 PM
Looks like Johnny trigg and Jerry king have merged into johnny king lol

Jeff_in_KC
12-13-2010, 10:04 PM
From Midarado, Texas?
^^^
OK that had to be the lamest post EVER on the Brethren! My apologies! LOL!

hankf19
12-13-2010, 11:00 PM
Anyone have word on what's up with the CBBQA Wiki link to the Tom's Farms contest? This morning, there were 45 teams listed as confirmed. Tonight, there are 28. :confused:


Someone went in and edited my Wiki... I just restored it tonight.. Not Cool... Back to 45...

hankf19
12-13-2010, 11:10 PM
By the way... 2 days left to get your apps in... Deadline is (postmarked) December 15th,2010.. You may also fax, if paying by CC, app to 951-245-1116 by 12/15/10 midnight... Thanks

Who is Next?

BBQ Grail
12-13-2010, 11:17 PM
My wife, daughters and I are driving to San Diego on the 31st to see my mom. Wonder if I could get away with "breaking down" in Corona on the way down? Or do you think the girls will suspect something?

big brother smoke
12-13-2010, 11:27 PM
My wife, daughters and I are driving to San Diego on the 31st to see my mom. Wonder if I could get away with "breaking down" in Corona on the way down? Or do you think the girls will suspect something?

Go for it :twisted:

4 smokin butts
12-14-2010, 10:51 PM
were excited about comming out to calif for a comp.we would like to invite all teams over for our traditional ''911'' shot saluteing our veterens and fallen firemen and emergencypersonal across the nation.....please come over by 9;05 so we can set up accordingly....after it its game on!!!!! dennis 4 smokin'butts

Jeff_in_KC
12-15-2010, 07:19 AM
Henry, just want to be clear... you have my info and payment... do you need me to fax an entry form by today or just bring it along?

Vince RnQ
12-15-2010, 11:20 AM
were excited about comming out to calif for a comp.we would like to invite all teams over for our traditional ''911'' shot saluteing our veterens and fallen firemen and emergencypersonal across the nation.....please come over by 9;05 so we can set up accordingly....after it its game on!!!!! dennis 4 smokin'butts

Looking forward to seeing you again, Dennis!

hankf19
12-15-2010, 11:55 AM
Henry, just want to be clear... you have my info and payment... do you need me to fax an entry form by today or just bring it along?

I've got all I need from you.. However if you have any friends coming, today is the Last day they have to send their stuff in.. They can Fax it 951-245-1116 with a cc#, call me 951-445-1903 (register over the phone like you did) or go to the Post Office before 4pm today and drop off an envelop with an app and check on it.. Thanks

Henry


PS- For all to see- Today= Last Day to Enter Comp.

JiveTurkey
12-15-2010, 12:53 PM
My bro in law and I are in for this one. Bang a Drum BBQ. Stop by and say, have a beer with us. Looking forward to the party. This has "epic" written all over it. This might also be the largest gathering of Spicewines at one comp in CA ever. Too cool.

ThomEmery
12-15-2010, 04:51 PM
50 Teams Henry?

Jeff_in_KC
12-17-2010, 07:19 PM
What's the final team count? Last I saw, it was 47 but it seems the wiki page is not available tonight.

hankf19
12-17-2010, 09:37 PM
50 Teams Henry?

53 or 54 I think... not all cooking both days... I think 48-49 cooking Day 1 and 46-47 cooking day 2.. Don't quote me on this, I need to take a look at the CBBQA webpage and compare it with my master list, for exact counts... All I know is Butchers BBQ KC, MO. is coming out...Darry Smith, GAry Notley, Rich Rutherford, Chuck Ament, Larry Hill, and Chad Quarry all signed up at the dedline...

grillfella
12-17-2010, 10:28 PM
CRocke and I are teaming up for this back to back event: Simply Rocke'N BBQ :clap2:

Contest #1 is on New Year's Eve and Contest#2 on New Year's Day!

This is going to be fun!


See you there Steph look foreword to meeting you:-D

Jeff_in_KC
12-17-2010, 10:38 PM
53 or 54 I think... not all cooking both days... I think 48-49 cooking Day 1 and 46-47 cooking day 2.. Don't quote me on this, I need to take a look at the CBBQA webpage and compare it with my master list, for exact counts... All I know is Butchers BBQ KC, MO. is coming out...Darry Smith, GAry Notley, Rich Rutherford, Chuck Ament, Larry Hill, and Chad Quarry all signed up at the dedline...

Butchers is from Oklahoma...

hankf19
12-18-2010, 02:15 AM
Butchers is from Oklahoma...

Not what they put in their app. They put a KC address.

Here is the list:



Teams Confirmed
In no particular order

Rusty Barrel- Tim McDonald- So Cal
The Rub Company- Ryan Chester- So Cal
Simply Rocke'n BBQ- Stephan Franklin- So Cal
Meat Inc.- Aaron Black- So Cal
Smokin Yankees BBQ- Chris Juencke- Northern Cal
Trailhound Smokers BBQ- Timm Martin- Las Vegas, NV
Big B's Down-N-Dirty BBQ- Bill Souza- Northern Cal
Bang A Drum- Jason Clark- Northern Cal
When Pigs Fly- Dale Ginos- So Cal
West Best BBQ- Gary Tackett- So Cal
Rib Tickler- Larry Schroeder- So Cal
Big Rick and the BBQ Chicks - Rick Irwin- So Cal
Meteor BBQware- Art Splawn- So Cal
Pork U BBQ- Wayne Hoppal- St George's, Utah
All Hogs go to Heaven- Steve Maduele- So Cal
Slap yo Daddy- Harry Soo- So Cal
Rhythm N Que- Vince/Alexa- Phoenix, AZ
T & J Backyard BBQ- Tom Moore, So Cal
California BBQ Smokers- Bruce Patterson- So Cal
Brazen BBQ- John Bracamante- So Cal
Left Coast Q- Matt Dalton- So Cal
Rolling Bones- David Schmidt- Northern Cal
Bigmista's Barbecue- Neil Strawder- So Cal
The Rib Doctor- Eva and Hayward Harris Jr- So Cal
Smoked to the Bone- Jennifer Duncan- Gilbert AZ
Whiskey Ranch- Tom Duncan Jr.- Gilbert, AZ
Crazy Pig BBQ- Dan Preuss- Tucson, AZ
Ribs A Rockin- Dave Lopp- Northern Cal
Smokey Bones- James Stevens- So Cal
Scottie's Backyard BBQ- Scott Newsome- So Cal
Smokin Goatheads- Mike Love- Lake Havasu, AZ
Lloyds BBQ- John Lloyd- So Cal
Rooftop BBQ- Andy Allen- So Cal
It Ain't Prime- Russell Wilson- Krum, TX
Papa's Smokehouse BBQ- John Scott- So Cal
MAster of Disaster- Andy Soto- So Cal
Smokin' Triggers- Johnny Trigg- Alvarado, TX
Porketeers- Dennis McGrath- So Cal
Montana BBQ- Lynn Jeffrey- Prescott Valley, AZ
4 Smokin Butts- Dennis Keck- Illinois
Big Creek BBQ- Jeff Stith- Pleasant Hills, Missouri
Jerry King Midland Texas- Jerry King- Texas
Mad Dawgz BBQ & Catering- Larry Adkins- So Cal
Bird's Pit Crew- C.J. Bird- Fresno, CA
Left Coast Smoke- Mark Toumajian- So Cal
Smoke Slayers- Chad Quarrey- San Jose, Ca.
All Sauced Up- Dave Malone- SoCal
Smitty's Smoke Patrol- Darry Smith- Northern Cal
Notley Que- GAry Notley-So Cal
Butchers BBQ- Ed Maurin- Kansas City, MO
Smokin' Hogs- Chuck Ament- So Cal
Gameover Cookers- Rich Rutherford- Corpus Christi, TX
BLQUE Cutting Edge QN209- Larry Hill- Northern Cal

4 smokin butts
12-18-2010, 09:04 AM
butcher bbq or butchers bbq ??

Smokedelic
12-18-2010, 09:26 AM
Looks like maybe David is teaming up with Fast Eddy. Nice!

hankf19
12-18-2010, 09:27 AM
butcher bbq or butchers bbq ??
Butchers BBQ Ed Maurin/David Bouska is how the app reads

hankf19
12-18-2010, 09:31 AM
Butchers BBQ Ed Maurin/David Bouska is how the app reads

David is from Oklahoma.. It's Butcher BBQ..

ThomEmery
12-18-2010, 09:42 AM
Very nice
This deal will be 75 to 100 teams by next year

Butcher BBQ
12-18-2010, 11:22 AM
David is from Oklahoma.. It's Butcher BBQ..

App was filled out wrong. Needs to be spelled with out the "s".

Jeff_in_KC
12-18-2010, 11:34 AM
OK I'm confused... David, is Eddie cooking for you or are you coming too? LOL! Was hoping you were coming out!

SMITTYtheSMOKER
12-18-2010, 05:49 PM
Looking forward to getting out of another holiday family get together...thanks Henry.

Butcher BBQ
12-19-2010, 08:04 AM
OK I'm confused... David, is Eddie cooking for you or are you coming too? LOL! Was hoping you were coming out!

Only time will tell, for both.

Jorge
12-19-2010, 08:44 AM
Only time will tell, for both.

OK, no poker playing with you:-P

Butcher BBQ
12-19-2010, 09:36 AM
OK, no poker playing with you:-P

:tape:

Bigmista
12-19-2010, 05:40 PM
Is it time yet?

Jeff_in_KC
12-19-2010, 07:19 PM
Is it time yet?

I wish! Just finished packing all my misc stuff that 4 Smokin Butts is going to transport out for me. Amazing all the small crap you can stuff into a couple of plastic tubs! :laugh: Thankful for him and you guys out West who are hooking me up with the bigger stuff!

porcinepirate
12-21-2010, 03:44 PM
This thing is right in my backyard, I want to go to the competition (as a spectator).

I am off on the afternoon of the 30th, working a 30 hr shift from 8am 31st through 12 noon on the 1st. (bad timing)

Will there be anything to see if I come by on the afternoon of the 30th? afternoon of the 1st?

Porcine Pirate

"Pigs are our Tasty Friends"

Andrews
12-21-2010, 04:09 PM
This thing is right in my backyard, I want to go to the competition (as a spectator).

I am off on the afternoon of the 30th, working a 30 hr shift from 8am 31st through 12 noon on the 1st. (bad timing)

Will there be anything to see if I come by on the afternoon of the 30th? afternoon of the 1st?

Porcine Pirate

"Pigs are our Tasty Friends"


Stop by and have a beer, I'll be there early on Thursday morning and setting up by noon... Beers should be cold by 1:00.

Andy
Master of Disaster BBQ Team

big brother smoke
12-21-2010, 04:27 PM
Let me know if anyone needs our stuff and Plowboys rubs. We also have blues hog original and red, spicewine and head country original sauces.

Send PM to place order, no shipping to Tom's Farm Comp.

Shameless Plug Mod :-D

porcinepirate
12-21-2010, 08:43 PM
Stop by and have a beer, I'll be there early on Thursday morning and setting up by noon... Beers should be cold by 1:00.

Andy
Master of Disaster BBQ Team

Will do.

Porcine Pirate

"Pigs are Our Tasty Friends"

rooftop bbq
12-21-2010, 08:56 PM
This thing is right in my backyard, I want to go to the competition (as a spectator).

I am off on the afternoon of the 30th, working a 30 hr shift from 8am 31st through 12 noon on the 1st. (bad timing)

Will there be anything to see if I come by on the afternoon of the 30th? afternoon of the 1st?

Porcine Pirate

"Pigs are our Tasty Friends"

Ya come on by and hang out with some fellow menifee citizens. Well be cooking both nights. Ever think of getting a team together it would be nice to have another team to help represent menifee

porcinepirate
12-21-2010, 11:09 PM
Ya come on by and hang out with some fellow menifee citizens. Well be cooking both nights. Ever think of getting a team together it would be nice to have another team to help represent menifee

will come and hang out. I only have the afternoon of the 30th and then afternoon of the 1st, this year

I may try to get a team together next year for this event. Just for fun. see what we can do with our home made smokers.
http://gi153.photobucket.com/groups/s224/N1G7YBAJ38/firstsmoke2.jpg?t=1288233205

http://gi153.photobucket.com/groups/s224/N1G7YBAJ38/smoker-with-top.jpg?t=1264285444

Jeff_in_KC
12-21-2010, 11:31 PM
That red one is SWEET looking!

hankf19
12-22-2010, 01:38 AM
This thing is right in my backyard, I want to go to the competition (as a spectator).

I am off on the afternoon of the 30th, working a 30 hr shift from 8am 31st through 12 noon on the 1st. (bad timing)

Will there be anything to see if I come by on the afternoon of the 30th? afternoon of the 1st?

Porcine Pirate

"Pigs are our Tasty Friends"

Afternoon of the 30th -- teams setting up..

afternoon of the 1st- you'll still have peoples choice tasting, beer and wine garden, awards ceremony at 6pm.. maybe even see some late entry meats Brisket turn in is at 1:30pm.....

hankf19
12-22-2010, 01:46 AM
Looking forward to getting out of another holiday family get together...thanks Henry.

I am afraid after this years event -- next year over 100 teams are going to want to do the same... In search of a location that can hold 100+ for what should become the 3rd most important contest-- besides the Jack and Royal as far as top teams coming to it, to keep, improve, and or maintain their positions in the points chase be it KCBS or CBBQA... I want this to also be a fun way for BBQ guys/gals, families to spend the last holiday of the year, and have an equivalent (- about 1,980,000 people or about 20,000) of our own little Rose Parade year in and year out...

ThomEmery
12-22-2010, 07:52 AM
It could have a real "Bowl Game" feel to it

porcinepirate
12-22-2010, 08:52 AM
I am afraid after this years event -- next year over 100 teams are going to want to do the same... In search of a location that can hold 100+ for what should become the 3rd most important contest-- besides the Jack and Royal as far as top teams coming to it, to keep, improve, and or maintain their positions in the points chase be it KCBS or CBBQA... I want this to also be a fun way for BBQ guys/gals, families to spend the last holiday of the year, and have an equivalent (- about 1,980,000 people or about 20,000) of our own little Rose Parade year in and year out...

what about over by lake skinner where they hold the balloon festival, that should be big enough, or maybe by the lake Elsinore stadium.

porcine pirate

"Pigs are Our Tasty Friends"

porcinepirate
12-22-2010, 08:56 AM
That red one is SWEET looking!

cooks sweet too. I have pulled some mighty fine Q off that bad boy.

might have to make a portable model to go to comps with.

Porcine Pirate

"Pigs are Our Tasty Friends"

big brother smoke
12-22-2010, 09:24 AM
Ventura County Fairgrounds is plenty of room for next year's event! :thumb:

Alexa RnQ
12-22-2010, 03:46 PM
Ventura would make an awesome August venue too, just sayin!

rooftop bbq
12-22-2010, 03:48 PM
looks like the weather is calling for rain, bring your tarps

ThomEmery
12-22-2010, 04:11 PM
Yea I saw that
Rain for new years

Jeff_in_KC
12-22-2010, 04:25 PM
I heard you better make a run on jewelry stores and make some good purchases for rain on New Years, huh? Guess it's time to drop this little surprise on all you SoCal folks... in 26 contests this year, I believe it's rained on Big Creek BBQ about 19 or 20 times! How do you think Big Creek got so big? Now we're bringing the show to the West Coast! :becky: :thumb:

big brother smoke
12-22-2010, 07:01 PM
I heard you better make a run on jewelry stores and make some good purchases for rain on New Years, huh? Guess it's time to drop this little surprise on all you SoCal folks... in 26 contests this year, I believe it's rained on Big Creek BBQ about 19 or 20 times! How do you think Big Creek got so big? Now we're bringing the show to the West Coast! :becky: :thumb:


Bring it :becky:

big matt
12-22-2010, 10:42 PM
Lets get this thing on!!..we are chomping at the bit..can't wait to see you all and happy holidays to all of you and yours!

4 smokin butts
12-22-2010, 11:10 PM
sounds like i better put my boots on,its getting deep

Jeff_in_KC
12-23-2010, 09:04 AM
Bring it :becky:

When I say Big Creek got big, I mean from all the rain we've had this year... you know... the creek got flooded! I got to reading that and it didn't look like I intended it! :doh:

bbqfun
12-23-2010, 10:25 AM
Lets get this thing on!!..we are chomping at the bit..can't wait to see you all and happy holidays to all of you and yours!

Hey Big Matt where have you been hiding? We are ready!!! See ya there.

Andrews
12-23-2010, 01:21 PM
Lets get this thing on!!..we are chomping at the bit..can't wait to see you all and happy holidays to all of you and yours!


Matt, is Moe bringing the wind up flashlight? LOL...

See you guys on Thursday!

Happy Holidays to you and the gang.



Andy

ThomEmery
12-23-2010, 02:29 PM
When I say Big Creek got big, I mean from all the rain we've had this year... you know... the creek got flooded! I got to reading that and it didn't look like I intended it! :doh:


:) funny

big matt
12-23-2010, 03:54 PM
Hey Big Matt where have you been hiding? We are ready!!! See ya there.Hey Tom..Iv'e been up north working just got back on monday..have a good christmas!

big matt
12-23-2010, 03:55 PM
Matt, is Moe bringing the wind up flashlight? LOL...

See you guys on Thursday!

Happy Holidays to you and the gang.



AndyI hope we don't have to see that display again!..lol!

Andrews
12-23-2010, 04:15 PM
I hope we don't have to see that display again!..lol!

Take the bulb out before you leave for the contest... LOL!

Have a great Christmas!!

hankf19
12-23-2010, 07:27 PM
I hope we don't have to see that display again!..lol!

Pala was offering a free shuttle for Mo from BBQ site to Casino and back-- I turned them down, didn't want to have a Golden Acorn episode again- lol...

Keep looking at the 10 day forecast, and it keeps changing... the same webpage had 3oth 60% rain, 31st 30% and a Sunny 1st... One day later (today) it shows Sunny on 30th, and 31st and a chance of rain (30%) on the 1st... I think weather will be fine, and even if we get a little rain, it will not be anything like we've had this week here in socal.

Jeff_in_KC
12-24-2010, 01:17 AM
Pala was offering a free shuttle for Mo from BBQ site to Casino and back-- I turned them down, didn't want to have a Golden Acorn episode again- lol...

Keep looking at the 10 day forecast, and it keeps changing... the same webpage had 3oth 60% rain, 31st 30% and a Sunny 1st... One day later (today) it shows Sunny on 30th, and 31st and a chance of rain (30%) on the 1st... I think weather will be fine, and even if we get a little rain, it will not be anything like we've had this week here in socal.

From video on the news I've seen of the SoCal area, y'all must be about to start building arks! :shock: Save me a spot on one! :becky:

ThomEmery
12-24-2010, 09:15 AM
Yea Jeff we had more rain in one day than all of last year

Jeff_in_KC
12-24-2010, 10:21 AM
Yea Jeff we had more rain in one day than all of last year


That's just crazy! :shock: If we were able to make that same statement here in Missouri, I'm not sure life as we know it would continue to exist!

Bigmista
12-24-2010, 10:44 AM
This time next week, I'll be cooking chicken!

Bigmista
12-24-2010, 12:24 PM
Latest Weather forecast

yobtaf
12-27-2010, 08:03 AM
Not to hijack, but I was wondering as a spectator what is the best day to go? As for the weather looks like Friday. I was also wondering is there a cost for spectators? Thanks and looking forward to seeing you guys cook!

ThomEmery
12-27-2010, 01:35 PM
New Years Eve should be interesting

Bigmista
12-27-2010, 02:45 PM
Henry where are the restrooms and is there a shower nearby? Not sure I want to be around this crowd after 3 days with no shower.I

Jeff_in_KC
12-27-2010, 11:08 PM
Looks like maybe a natural shower on Saturday morning... glad I'll be on a flight home by then! :shock:

Brewmaster
12-28-2010, 09:44 AM
Good luck to 4 Smokin Butts. Hope you get that 7th before year end. What an amazing year.

Cheers,
Nate

Jeff_in_KC
12-28-2010, 11:23 AM
I see what you all are calling a "winter storm" is rolling in tomorrow! Weather Channel says temps in the low 50's during the day and low 30's at night with up to an inch of rain and winds up to 25 mph! Winter storm? REALLY? :rolleyes: :laugh: It woiuld be awesome to live in an area where this was all we had for winter storms. :thumb:

Anyway, is it typically windy in the Wildomar area? Any idea on wind speeds by Thursday and Friday? Just curious...

ThomEmery
12-28-2010, 01:28 PM
Yea Man

Bigmista
12-28-2010, 09:08 PM
Weight those tents down!

Jeff_in_KC
12-28-2010, 10:20 PM
So I haven't even left home yet and this contest has already been an adventure! Ya probably know Dennis from 4 Smokin Butts is flying out but he has a buddy driving his rig to California. He offered to meet me or someone else in Springfield, MO as he came through to pick up whatever items of mine he had room for so that I wouldn't be such a burden to you guys who are helping me with borrowed equipment. Within minutes of getting a text saying the transfer had been made, I got a call from my friend in Springfield saying Dennis's driver said my two banners must have blown off his trailer. They were looking for them along I-44 and finally located them, safe and sound and thus saving me a $230 replacement. Fast forward to about a half hour ago. Dennis calls me and says "What was in those crates you sent?" Uhhh what do you mean what "WAS" in them??? Apparently his driver was stopped for a meal in Tucson, AZ (what? Like 30 miles from the border?)and when he came out, there were two or three Mexicans onboard the trailer rummaging through stuff! He ran out to the trailer, got in a scuff and physically threw them off. Security came out to help. He doesn't think they got anything but SHEESH!!! He said he is getting the hell outta there and driving as fast as he can to Phoenix for the night! I guess we can only go up from here, right? LOL!

ThomEmery
12-28-2010, 10:38 PM
Well tell the driver to stop in here for the charcoal
I live two blocks off I10 :)
He wont have to fight anyone here :)

Jeff_in_KC
12-28-2010, 10:49 PM
Well tell the driver to stop in here for the charcoal
I live two blocks off I10 :)
He wont have to fight anyone here :)

Got the charcoal covered! That is unless he gets too close to the border again! :laugh:

Garth57
12-28-2010, 11:00 PM
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Andrews
12-29-2010, 01:09 AM
Got the charcoal covered! That is unless he gets too close to the border again! :laugh:

He could Coyote a few illegals and make more than winning GC...
Just a thought...

BIG ALAN
12-29-2010, 01:19 AM
.....where in wildomar is the comp? I know, i know, follow my nose to the blue smoke.....

SMITTYtheSMOKER
12-29-2010, 01:41 AM
Close to the Albertson's just off the 15 freeway (Clinton Keith exit).

Andrews
12-29-2010, 07:56 AM
.....where in wildomar is the comp? I know, i know, follow my nose to the blue smoke.....

23873 Clinton Keith Road, Wildomar, CA 92595

I believe it's west of the 15 fwy.

big range bbq
12-29-2010, 06:18 PM
WOW that right down the street me whoo hoo, One day I'll get my crap together and compete in one of these things.

Alexa RnQ
12-29-2010, 06:27 PM
big range, here you go! http://www.kcbs.us/events.php?year=2011&month=3&id=2528

Today's theme song: "This is the chicken that never ends, it just goes on and on my friends..."

yobtaf
12-29-2010, 09:06 PM
23873 Clinton Keith Road, Wildomar, CA 92595

I believe it's west of the 15 fwy.

I thought it was at Toms farm, glad I saw this post. Just wanna check one of these out.

oops, just went back through this thread and saw the change.:redface::doh:

Andrews
12-30-2010, 12:18 AM
I thought it was at Toms farm, glad I saw this post. Just wanna check one of these out.

oops, just went back through this thread and saw the change.:redface::doh:


Good thing you checked in!

I believe the new location is roughly 12 miles south of Tom's farm's.

ThomEmery
12-30-2010, 09:18 PM
We are freezin out here and Four Smokin Butts Dennis is in Shorts
LOL

Smokedelic
12-30-2010, 10:43 PM
We are freezin out here and Four Smokin Butts Dennis is in Shorts
LOL
Guessing he has a little anti-freeze in him though.:thumb:

ThomEmery
12-31-2010, 02:46 AM
Yea that is a safe bet

Big Poppa
12-31-2010, 08:49 AM
have fun thom

ThomEmery
12-31-2010, 09:45 AM
Well I sure missed the Big Poppas Hospitality Suite last night :)
Enjoyed a visit with Mr Trigg
His class in the Poppas Series will be the real deal
How many on the waiting list now?

ThomEmery
12-31-2010, 09:48 AM
David Sure looks a little haggard after a hard year of cookin
Really aged him :)

ThomEmery
12-31-2010, 07:27 PM
What a great contest
Talk is this could be moving to Knots Berry Farm
for next year That would be nice very nice

big brother smoke
12-31-2010, 10:28 PM
All sauced up GC
Slap Yo daddy RGC

It is frigid but we are lucky enough to have a trailer.

Fun contest. Check in later, inject brisky time and then a marinate cook
Session (lite).

Happy new years!


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Ron_L
12-31-2010, 10:34 PM
Thanks for the update, Steph! Happy New Year!

ThomEmery
12-31-2010, 11:01 PM
http://www.kcbs.us/events.php?year=2010&month=12&id=2565

Results on KCBS site

Dale P
01-01-2011, 10:45 AM
Congrats to all that recieved a call, and a shout out to Chris from Smoking Yankees for his top 10 overall.

jimbloomfield
01-01-2011, 12:52 PM
I took some photos yesterday out at Wildomar. Can't miss Bigmista's Van with the lights on top. Here is a page with a link to those photos.
http://www.bbqphotos.com

yobtaf
01-01-2011, 01:13 PM
Had a real nice time down there with the wife yesterday. Told some friends about it and they want to head down today. Is it the same thing going on today?

R2Egg2Q
01-01-2011, 01:15 PM
I took some photos yesterday out at Wildomar. Can't miss Bigmista's Van with the lights on top. Here is a page with a link to those photos.
http://www.bbqphotos.com

You have some great photos there! :thumb: Nice to see several Brethren in them. Looks awfully cold and those sandbags don't look inviting either.

Good luck to the Brethren on day 2!

Professor Salt
01-01-2011, 04:02 PM
Had a real nice time down there with the wife yesterday. Told some friends about it and they want to head down today. Is it the same thing going on today?

Yes it is. People's Choice should be busier today, since it's Saturday. Hope your friends have a good time.

big brother smoke
01-01-2011, 07:40 PM
GC rhythm and q
RGC slap yo daddy BBQ


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Professor Salt
01-01-2011, 07:44 PM
Congrats Vince & Alexa for GC and Harry and Benny for RGC!

JD McGee
01-01-2011, 07:51 PM
Congrats to Vince and Alexa for your GC and to Harry and Benny for your RGC...:thumb:

Congrats to all the Brethren that walked as well...:becky:

BowtieBill
01-01-2011, 08:30 PM
Congrats Alexa and Vince. Tough field, great showing both days.
Speaking of both days, two RGC for you Harry, very impressive.

ThomEmery
01-01-2011, 10:00 PM
http://www.kcbs.us/events.php?year=2010&month=12&id=2566
Full results
Lots of heavy hitters in this field

Rich Parker
01-02-2011, 10:17 AM
Congratulations!

Jeff_in_KC
01-02-2011, 04:46 PM
I TRIED to post this to the Brethren yesterday on my iPhone from the airport but it screwed up and it takes forever to type much more than a sentence or two on that thing so I'll try again now that I'm home...

I have many people to whom I owe a HUGE thank you for making it possible for me to be at the Wild West Showdown! Neil (Mista) for loaning me his Spicewine to cook on, along with a couple of tables. Steph (BBS) for loaning me various equipment that I could not get to California by other means (coffee pot, bus tubs, tables, cooler, chair, etc) and making sure I had sauces, cutting boards and pecan. Dennis (4 Smokin Butts) who had his driver stop in Missouri and pick up a bunch of my stuff and carry it on out to California with Dennis's rig AND for letting me use an extra canopy, a table and various tools I needed! AND for transporting all my stuff and trophies back to Missouri! Dave and Lori Lopp (Ribs Are Rockin BBQ Team and KCBS reps) who brought me a tent, air mattress, sleeping bag and a space heater). Then all of you who offered to help and who stopped by to introduce yourselves and see if I was doing alright or needed anything! You all made me feel very welcomed in California! Finally, and maybe most importantly... had it been necessary to pay $800 round trip on Southwest Airlines (which is what it showed after we won Demopolis and decided to go to CA), the plan would have been dead in the water right there... but my buddy Stan came to the rescue and gave up not one but TWO of his free credits on Southwest so that I could fly in and it only cost like $57 for the round trip! Thanks Stan!!

I'm so very grateful for all of you folks! Ultimately, we only held our TOY ground and came out no worse (except for chicken but that's another story) but at least I was able to be there and give it my best shot, thanks to all of you! Many thanks and our sincere appreciation!

Funtimebbq
01-02-2011, 05:33 PM
Jeff,

It was great to meet you. Thanks for all the info you gave us about the banquet. Hope to see you again in a couple of weeks.

Benny

Jeff_in_KC
01-02-2011, 06:01 PM
Jeff,

It was great to meet you. Thanks for all the info you gave us about the banquet. Hope to see you again in a couple of weeks.

Benny

You too, Benny! And give Harry my congrats on a very nice two day run and for the entire season! See you guys at the banquet!

JiveTurkey
01-02-2011, 06:10 PM
What a great event! To the Brethren that were there and those that I got to meet for the first time (and take shots with, thanks Dennis!) thanks for the fun time. Even though we didn't do all that well in the rankings we did take #2 in Ribs which is our highest placing ever, that was amazing. Plus our tamales were a big hit with the public so overall we had a wonderful time and look forward to seeing you all in the new year.

Bigmista
01-03-2011, 12:49 AM
I TRIED to post this to the Brethren yesterday on my iPhone from the airport but it screwed up and it takes forever to type much more than a sentence or two on that thing so I'll try again now that I'm home...

I have many people to whom I owe a HUGE thank you for making it possible for me to be at the Wild West Showdown! Neil (Mista) for loaning me his Spicewine to cook on, along with a couple of tables. Steph (BBS) for loaning me various equipment that I could not get to California by other means (coffee pot, bus tubs, tables, cooler, chair, etc) and making sure I had sauces, cutting boards and pecan. Dennis (4 Smokin Butts) who had his driver stop in Missouri and pick up a bunch of my stuff and carry it on out to California with Dennis's rig AND for letting me use an extra canopy, a table and various tools I needed! AND for transporting all my stuff and trophies back to Missouri! Dave and Lori Lopp (Ribs Are Rockin BBQ Team and KCBS reps) who brought me a tent, air mattress, sleeping bag and a space heater). Then all of you who offered to help and who stopped by to introduce yourselves and see if I was doing alright or needed anything! You all made me feel very welcomed in California! Finally, and maybe most importantly... had it been necessary to pay $800 round trip on Southwest Airlines (which is what it showed after we won Demopolis and decided to go to CA), the plan would have been dead in the water right there... but my buddy Stan came to the rescue and gave up not one but TWO of his free credits on Southwest so that I could fly in and it only cost like $57 for the round trip! Thanks Stan!!

I'm so very grateful for all of you folks! Ultimately, we only held our TOY ground and came out no worse (except for chicken but that's another story) but at least I was able to be there and give it my best shot, thanks to all of you! Many thanks and our sincere appreciation!

Glad to help out Jeff and it was great to see you!

Finney
01-03-2011, 05:47 AM
Congrats to all that got calls!

big brother smoke
01-03-2011, 09:19 AM
Anytime, Jeff! Great meeting you.

Bigmista
01-03-2011, 10:57 AM
It was great to meat you! You guys were great neighbors! Looking forward to cooking next to you again!

What a great event! To the Brethren that were there and those that I got to meet for the first time (and take shots with, thanks Dennis!) thanks for the fun time. Even though we didn't do all that well in the rankings we did take #2 in Ribs which is our highest placing ever, that was amazing. Plus our tamales were a big hit with the public so overall we had a wonderful time and look forward to seeing you all in the new year.

big matt
01-03-2011, 12:11 PM
What a great time!..it was great meeting all of the brethren that came out.see you all at hava q!

Ryan Chester
01-03-2011, 03:23 PM
Good seeing you boys out there!

Vince RnQ
01-03-2011, 04:44 PM
Wow, what a weekend! My occupation is one that typically has seen me working on New Year's Eve for the last decade so it was not only great to have this particular weekend off but a special treat as well to have the opportunity to compete this weekend as well. This event sure was a lot of fun and a lot of hard work too as anyone who has cooked a "2-for-1" weekend already knows.

Henry Silvestre, our Event Organizer and Promoter, did a wonderful job putting this contest together and hit the curve ball of a late inning venue change right out of the park! He has done a fantastic job in his "first season" as an Organizer/Promoter and I'm sure his enthusiasm and passion will take his events to even greater heights. Thank you very much, Henry, for all the hard work you did to make these events happen for us!

We were very fortunate to have as our neighbors for the weekend Smitty's Smoke Patrol, The Smokin' Yankees, It Ain't Prime, All Hogs Go To Heaven, Brazen BBQ, BLQUE Cuttin' Edge QN and The Game Over Cookers. We have cooked many events alongside some of these folks and just a few events alongside others in this group and it was really fun to be able to spend so much time together during the contests. No matter what time of the day or night, there was always a few of us up doing something and the laughter and camaraderie we share at these events is priceless.

We would also like to thank our fellow Grand Champion this weekend, the All Sauced Up team, for co-hosting the traditional "pizza party" after the contest. We were lucky to have a great little pizza place, Ultimate Sports Pizza, right at the venue and they took great care of all of us who attended. Due to the layout of the teams at this event, it was the only chance we had to visit with some of our friends and this was a great way to do it. Thanks to all who attended!

Most of all, I would like to thank Alexa, my partner in both barbeque and, more importantly, life. Alexa and I have cooked 76 contests since we started competing in late 2006 and the chemistry we have together is something beyond my ability to describe. It just works. Barbeque has brought us some of the best friends we could ever hope for and we couldn't imagine not having our barbeque family in our lives. And I can't imagine not having Alexa in my life!

Alexa RnQ
01-03-2011, 09:04 PM
Awwwwwwwwwww!!! http://www.divaherself.com/funny/hearteyes.gif

Jeff_in_KC
01-03-2011, 11:20 PM
HEY! There's no sappy allowed in barbecue!!! :roll:

Oh wait... guess I blew that philosophy at Sam's Club's Invitational, huh? :redface:

Elegant Bear
01-04-2011, 05:03 PM
I am a "backyard guy" who spent the better part of New Year's Day eating samples of BBQ from some of the most talented pitmasters in the country. I can't think of a better way to spend the day.

I met up with Big Mista and even though I had met him just once at one of his farmers market events, he treated me like an old friend. Two booths down was Harry Soo, whose class I had taken a couple of weeks before. I was able to sneak a sample of his competition pork and it was just like he taught us in the class. Harry was just as personable and friendly in the middle of a competition as he was at the class; I think it says a lot about his character. The fact that Slap Yo Daddy finished 4th in the country says even more about his talent.

Speaking of characters, I spent a few minutes with Johnny Trigg of the Smokin' Triggers. I was prepared for him to be aloof and distant given the media exposure he has enjoyed. But he could not have been more charming and friendly. He chatted with me about the competition and travel. I only wished that I could have tried one of his ribs. Maybe some day.

I can't get over how willing the teams were to talk about technique and equipment. If just a little bit rubbed off on me, my family and friends will be eating better BBQ than ever before.

Thank you for the education.

JiveTurkey
01-04-2011, 05:22 PM
It was a great event from top to bottom. Every time I went to the pisser I walked by Triggs set up and he always had people milling around and chatting him up. I noticed for a while his ez up was sealed which meant he was getting his business done so dont come a knockin. Every time I passed by I wanted to stop and shake his hand but I figured the guy probably gets tired of people always coming up to him at comps, I don't know that but it's what I've seen in celebs before. I had a positive view of him and I didn't want to risk him being rude to ruin my esteem and respect for him (wish I could say that about some musicians I've met).

So anyways, long story short here, I never stop to meet him and I kind of regretted it at the awards ceremony on the final night. I was standing in the back watching everybody get their awards when they called Johnny Trigg for 4th overall in Ribs. Then they announce All Sauced Up (the previous nights GC) for third place. Then they call second place to a team named "Bang A Drum". Hey that name sounds familiar, THAT'S US!!!! YEA BABY!!! It's pure adrenaline from then on.

So after the awards as we're leaving I see Johhny Trigg walking towards me (and the three foot trophy we had won) and I stop him, shake his hand, tell him what a pleasure it was to compete against him and I thanked him for coming all the way to California. He's said, "good job Son, you did great, good luck to you in the future". What a great farking guy.

Vince RnQ
01-05-2011, 04:21 PM
Jason, you did a great job this past weekend and you got the chance to experience one of the most exciting aspects of competition barbeque: that you can mix it up with the very best the sport has to offer, beat them and then shake hands and compliment each other after the awards ceremony.

Johnny and Trish Trigg are two of the warmest people we have ever met and they always greet us with smiles, handshakes and hugs on the all too few occasions when we are at contests together. Like you, we have watched as the crowds form around them at events and it's a great thing to behold. Were it not for people like Johnny and Trish and all of the other pioneers of competition barbeque, teams like ours wouldn't have the opportunities we have today to compete in so many different events.

The Triggs are very deserving of their celebrity status and it is always exciting to see them and to compete with them. And that's something I hope we never get tired of feeling!

Jorge
01-05-2011, 04:25 PM
HEY! There's no sappy allowed in barbecue!!! :roll:

Oh wait... guess I blew that philosophy at Sam's Club's Invitational, huh? :redface:

You owed her one...just sayin.....:-P

Vince RnQ
01-05-2011, 04:36 PM
HEY! There's no sappy allowed in barbecue!!! :roll:

Oh wait... guess I blew that philosophy at Sam's Club's Invitational, huh? :redface:


Big time, Jeff. You blew it big time!

But one thing is very true about "couples teams" like ours: it's the partnership that makes the magic. We are both very lucky to be teammates with women who are as talented, committed and willing to work as hard as necessary to make our teams as successful as they can be. They deserve a little sappy for having to put up with the likes of us!

JiveTurkey
01-05-2011, 04:57 PM
Thats it I'm firing my brother in law and getting me a woman. Maybe the redhead from the weber commercial is looking for a man.


This is her after our last turn in:

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r298/jbone1200/bbq/weberredhead2.jpg

Vince RnQ
01-05-2011, 04:58 PM
That's the spirit!!!

On the other hand, does your brother-in-law look good in a skirt?

C Rocke
01-05-2011, 05:01 PM
Awwwwwwwwwww!!! http://www.divaherself.com/funny/hearteyes.gif

Snif - What sides are you having?