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Q Haven
01-12-2011, 05:09 PM
The Norwich Rotary Club will be hosting a one day New England Barbecue Society grilling contest on May 7th, 2011 at Dodd Stadium (http://www.ballparkreviews.com/norwich/norwich.htm) in Norwich, CT. The cook's application is at the link below.

Norwich Grilling Application (http://www.nebs.org/images/rose%20city%20app.pdf)

The grilling contest is part of a larger BBQ themed event that is taking shape.

In addition to the grilling contest, there will be a people's choice wings event, where a half pan of wings will be provided to each team and they will be judged at a central location by the public. There will also be a beer garden for the public, batting practice for the kids, vendors and more.

A minimum of $2,500 in prize money has been pledged for the contests.

All proceeds of the event will go to benefit the homeless of Norwich.

The judges application will be posted soon.

Any questions e-mail Sheila Lorson at rosecitybbq@gmail.com

Q Haven
01-12-2011, 11:03 PM
Judging application is at the link below:

http://www.nebs.org/images//rose%20city%20judges%20app.doc

Lakeside Smoker
01-14-2011, 07:07 AM
Nice! I just sent in my app.
Looks like Dodd Stadium is real close to Mohegan Sun Casino. We'll be making a weekend out of this for sure.

-Mike

Q Haven
01-14-2011, 07:40 AM
Sheila is in the process of working out a discounted rate at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel, which is about a mile from the contest site. Maybe Saturday night we can gather a crowd of BBQers and head over to Mohegan Sun for some after contest hijinks!

Lakeside Smoker
01-15-2011, 07:33 AM
... head over to Mohegan Sun for some after contest hijinks!

Nice! Those are my favorite kind of hijinks! :-D

wickedbbq'r
01-15-2011, 03:37 PM
We are in! Just signed up for nebs membership this week. Saw this on the event schedule. Can't wait to fire up the cookers.

Lakeside Smoker
02-25-2011, 06:58 AM
We are in! Just signed up for nebs membership this week. Saw this on the event schedule. Can't wait to fire up the cookers.

Nice! See you there.

-Mike

Lakeside Smoker
03-08-2011, 06:29 AM
Just a heads up. If anyone needs a hotel room for this comp hurry up and book it. Bon Jovi is playing at Mohegan casino on Saturday night. So the hotel there is filling up quick. I booked at the Courtyard Norwich. It's about 2 miles from the comp site!

Two months to go, get your apps in!

-Mike

Q Haven
03-10-2011, 08:23 AM
Here is the contest blog/web site. Come join us for this early season event!

http://norwichbbq.blogspot.com/

Q Haven
03-30-2011, 10:46 AM
A quick update on the contest: the category of "pork ribs" has been changed to "pork." There were legitimate concerns that some teams would not have enough time to get their ribs cooked, so the change was made. Now, any cut of pork can be used. Originally, the plan was to have turn in times later in the day, but a baseball game is being held at the stadium that night and we needed to have the turn in times earlier.

Currently, the event has seven paid teams. It is just over a month away. We hope some of you will consider coming and cooking this contest. The organizers have pledged $2,500 in prize money, and all of the revenue generated from this event go to charity.

http://norwichbbq.blogspot.com/

Lakeside Smoker
04-02-2011, 12:16 PM
A quick update on the contest: the category of "pork ribs" has been changed to "pork."

Good call! That makes it a lot easier for teams that don't want to show up at 7AM and cook ribs!

No Long Island love for this comp? There is a ferry that leaves Orient Point that will bring you right into New London, CT. That's under 1/2 hour from the contest site.

-Mike

Sledneck
04-20-2011, 09:47 AM
Good call! That makes it a lot easier for teams that don't want to show up at 7AM and cook ribs!

No Long Island love for this comp? There is a ferry that leaves Orient Point that will bring you right into New London, CT. That's under 1/2 hour from the contest site.

-Mike
God Forbid a Long Island team leaves the island to do a contest :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:


To my fellow Long Islanders:

It for a good cause

Its a short ferry ride away and you can go to the casino afterwards

Its only $100 entry

Its $2500 prize money!!!! Hellloooooo?

Lakeside Smoker
04-20-2011, 12:21 PM
It for a good cause

Its a short ferry ride away and you can go to the casino afterwards

Its only $100 entry

Its $2500 prize money!!!! Hellloooooo?

Also, for the Chef's Choice category the NEBS Open Garnish rules are in effect! Nothing confusing at all. Just no desserts. Put something in the box and it will be judged.

OPEN GARNISH - Anything goes. Chefs Choice or Dessert must use Open
Garnish. Stuffing, wrapping, skewers, and decorations of any kind edible or not
are allowed. Any size chunks or ingredients can be used. Cooks should remember
the judges will be instructed to evaluate how well the cook has represented the
contest category. Excessive garnish or additional ingredients, that cover or hide
the appearance and/or taste of the defined category, may result in a lower score

Sledneck
04-24-2011, 08:13 PM
13 teams so far


1. Lakeside Smokers, Methuen MA

2. JC's Wicked BBQ, Greenwich CT

3. You Chill I Grill, Colchester CT

4. Insane Swine BBQ, Worcester, MA

5. R2-BQ, Wantaugh, NY

6. Circle Of Friends, Norwich CT

7. Chester's Barbecue, Groton CT

8. Le Jardin du Roi, Chappaqua NY

9. Smokin' Barrys, East Longmeadow, MA

10. Yabba Dabba Que, Bedford, NH

11. Lunchmeat, Rockland, MA

12. Flatlander BBQ, Barre, VT


13. Purple Turtle Catering Co, Norwalk CT

Q Haven
04-25-2011, 11:02 AM
The contest is now up to 15 teams, Three Men and a Baby Back and the Perfect Butt have signed on. We have room for more teams, it's less than two weeks away, sign up! It should be a good time and it is all for a great cause. Thanks to all who have signed up to support the event already, we really appreciate it!

Jacked UP BBQ
04-26-2011, 12:01 AM
very tempting

dreed
04-26-2011, 10:33 AM
very tempting


dooo it

Sledneck
04-26-2011, 12:14 PM
very tempting

....

Jacked UP BBQ
04-26-2011, 12:32 PM
I just want to give Sled and three men a chance

Sledneck
04-26-2011, 12:39 PM
I just want to give Sled and three men a chance

I get it, you just dont want your $200+ worth of ingredients getting beat by my $40 worth...

SmokeInDaEye
04-26-2011, 02:13 PM
This sounds great, unfortunately I have to fly to Florida for a christening. Good smoking luck!

CTSmokehouse
04-26-2011, 11:49 PM
The Norwich Rotary Club will be hosting a one day New England Barbecue Society grilling contest on May 7th, 2011 at Dodd Stadium (http://www.ballparkreviews.com/norwich/norwich.htm) in Norwich, CT. The cook's application is at the link below.

Norwich Grilling Application (http://www.nebs.org/images/rose%20city%20app.pdf)

The grilling contest is part of a larger BBQ themed event that is taking shape.

In addition to the grilling contest, there will be a people's choice wings event, where a half pan of wings will be provided to each team and they will be judged at a central location by the public. There will also be a beer garden for the public, batting practice for the kids, vendors and more.

A minimum of $2,500 in prize money has been pledged for the contests.

All proceeds of the event will go to benefit the homeless of Norwich.

The judges application will be posted soon.

Any questions e-mail Sheila Lorson at rosecitybbq@gmail.com

Hey Ted and Sheila,

Looks like a great Comp...

I'm a 26 year Rotarian, heavily involved in District 7980 ... Saturdays are at a premium for me this time of year...I love grilling... aside from Harpoon...all the Comps are on Saturday...
will put it on the calendar for next year...will promote it at the Ridgefield Rotary Club and Area 3... WTG Norwich Rotary!! and Sheila and Ted!! Hope you raise alot!

Yours in BBQ,

Cliff

PS Go Purple Turtles!!