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Smokin' Hicks
02-01-2011, 11:50 AM
Anyone entering this competition or have had entered it before? It will be our first one and was just wondering how it was....it is Match 11th & 12th

HarleyEarl
02-01-2011, 12:17 PM
We'll be there again this year. Prepare for any type of weather - one year I was in shorts, last year I was bundled up - mist or rain the whole time. This is a pretty large contest with over 100 teams. If you have any specific questions, let me know.

Smokin' Hicks
02-01-2011, 12:30 PM
is it a well organized comp.? electricity? ice? anything else you can think of to watchout for or bring would be great to know....when we pull up that day do they assign us to our spots? we are getting a double spot, dont need it all but it will be nice to have the room i think, can pull the trailer in which is 16' with all our stuff on it and then park the truck on that spot also so easy load and unload....does that sound like a decent plan?....the one comp i did last year it almost killed us walking back and fourth to get stuff from the truck, was 35 degrees and raining no heaters totally unprepared but now i know

HarleyEarl
02-01-2011, 12:45 PM
Overall it was organized pretty well, there were some minor issues but nothing to get worked up about, at least until the award's ceremony which was late (I think it was about an hour after planned start) and the Reps did not give out detailed sheets due to printer problems. There is no eletricity, so you need a generator. I think ice was available, but didn't need any (it was mighty cold and the ice I brought didn't melt off). When you pull up in front of the bowling alley they will check you in and assign a spot. Be prepared for the double spot - last year they were 18' wide and 40' long, not 36'x20'. I probably won't even disconnect the trailer from the truck if the trailer is level - love having the truck in next to the trailer.

Stop by & say hi - I'm going to try to get my same spot back which is on the grass almost due west of the turn-in.

HarleyEarl
02-01-2011, 12:48 PM
Oh, I also noticed that the KCBS turn-ins don't start until 1:00, so you will have to move your normal cooking schedule back an hour.

Smokin' Hicks
02-01-2011, 12:51 PM
sound good, I'll take you up on that.....gotta alot to see on set ups and such at this comp. like i said i am very much a rookie but think i have a pretty nice set up....its all on a 16' x 6.5' trailer no cover over it but it is pretty much all self contained on the trailer

bluegrass&bbq
02-01-2011, 01:10 PM
Man I love this...Old hands giving rookies advice and encouragement
What a GREAT forum this is.

KC_Bobby
02-01-2011, 01:57 PM
This will be our first year at this comp and our first comp of the year.

Just Pulin' Pork
02-01-2011, 02:02 PM
Overall a decently run contest. Harley is right be ready for any kind of weather. An FYI on this contest I believe they have moved locations down the street. Check there website.

HarleyEarl
02-01-2011, 02:25 PM
Where did you see the information about the change of location? From what I see Check in at Finnegan's Lobby & Cook's Meeting and awards in Waterford Room which is the same as last year. Turn in was also at the west door of the building which is the Waterford room. A couple years ago, you had to walk about 2 blocks to the firestation. Last year they said that everything was moved to the Finnegan's/Bowling Alley property due to liability issues (mainly alcohol) and the parade.

HarleyEarl
02-01-2011, 02:31 PM
This will be our first year at this comp and our first comp of the year.

It'll be nice to see you guys again! It's our first one of the year also. Between NKC & the Royal well be doing about 20 contests.:crazy: Yes, I'm addicted to Comp Q. Can't wait to get rolling. :thumb:

Smokin' Joe
02-01-2011, 03:08 PM
This looks like it will probably be our first of the year as well, looking forward to getting back out there. Gotta get this trailer finished:becky:

Balls Casten
02-01-2011, 03:34 PM
We're in!
Missed last year but enjoyed the two years before that. Other than needing power its a great contest. Our guests also enjoyed the parade and bands at the bars that were walking distance away.

Sticks-n-chicks
02-02-2011, 09:29 AM
We'll be there we have cooked this the last 2 years, weather can be the killer, first year was great 40's last year it was cold. The only complaints we had were port-o-potties were full on Saturday and awards were way late. We used a generator (they don't offer power).

Just Pulin' Pork
02-02-2011, 12:25 PM
Here is the link that explains the change in location. It looks like its right down the street.

http://www.nkcrotary.org/

musicmanryann
02-02-2011, 01:19 PM
We should be there as well. Given the fact that North Little Rock is postponed, I'm guessing there will be upwards of 125-150 teams this year.

HarleyEarl
02-02-2011, 02:06 PM
Here is the link that explains the change in location. It looks like its right down the street.

http://www.nkcrotary.org/

I still don't know what you are talking about with the change of location. I did a Mapquest seach of 505 E 18th Ave, North Kansas City, MO 64116-3610 and it is the same location as last year. If you are seeing another address, what is it?

Smokin' Joe
02-02-2011, 03:49 PM
We should be there as well. Given the fact that North Little Rock is postponed, I'm guessing there will be upwards of 125-150 teams this year.


Looks like htey are limiting it to 100...might be a good idea to get in a little early

smknwhlswife
02-02-2011, 04:05 PM
We don't cook this one, but we will come visit!

Rookie'48
02-03-2011, 12:19 AM
I just sent in for judging this one. I'll see everyone Friday evening!

Just Pulin' Pork
02-03-2011, 12:48 AM
I still don't know what you are talking about with the change of location. I did a Mapquest seach of 505 E 18th Ave, North Kansas City, MO 64116-3610 and it is the same location as last year. If you are seeing another address, what is it?


Marc click on the link BBQ Contest and Texas Holdem tournament. In there is where it states the location has been moved.

Jon

Just Pulin' Pork
02-03-2011, 12:50 AM
I just sent in for judging this one. I'll see everyone Friday evening!

Dave good to hear! Be sure to stop by FRIDAY night for a beer! I emphasize friday because you are judging :)

Nomanerz
02-03-2011, 04:39 PM
we'll be there! Hope it's not as wet as last year!

Rookie'48
02-03-2011, 10:15 PM
Dave good to hear! Be sure to stop by FRIDAY night for a beer! I emphasize friday because you are judging :)


I'll be there Friday!

Balls Casten
02-04-2011, 08:42 AM
I still don't know what you are talking about with the change of location. I did a Mapquest seach of 505 E 18th Ave, North Kansas City, MO 64116-3610 and it is the same location as last year. If you are seeing another address, what is it?

From the website ...
"If I havenít talked to you directly, we have moved our contest to Finniganís, which is the south side of the festival area on 18th street. I would ask that you enter from the west side, as 18th street will be closed, if you need to google an address, google 505 E 18th,NKC., Mo."

If I understand it correctly, its just a different part of the parking lot.

BBQ_Mayor
02-04-2011, 04:57 PM
Jay and I are thinking about judging this one. With all the great cooks going, maybe we can get some tips. :-D.

pat
02-07-2011, 12:56 PM
Oh man I have the shakes....gonna try to get the season started early with this one.

Looking at an aerial map, anyone know if this is in the big parking lot across the street from Finnegan's?

Diva
02-07-2011, 02:33 PM
Oh man I have the shakes....gonna try to get the season started early with this one.

Looking at an aerial map, anyone know if this is in the big parking lot across the street from Finnegan's?

I'm looking at the aerial for 505 E. 18th Avenue on google.
Finnegans Hall and AMF Pro Bowl are in the same building.
The competition spaces are in the west parking lot and the much smaller south parking lot. Everything stays south of 18th street on the grounds of Finnegans/Pro Bowl.

Hope that helps.

worthsmokin
02-07-2011, 11:53 PM
We are signed up to compete and vend. Hopefully the weather is nice with a good turn-out for our first time vending outside of our hometown.

Tyler