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Midwest BBQ & Blues 05-11-2011 03:10 PM

how far do you travel to compete?
 
Greetings all, i'm trying to get an idea of how far teams travel for a contest. Your input is greatly appreciated.

ammoore 05-11-2011 03:14 PM

I think that will depend on your location and budget.
If you are in KC...no need to travel, there are plenty of contests.
I'm in the St. Louis area, and all my comps will be within 2 hrs this year.

Last year we went on a trip down to Auburn Alabama to compete.

Scottie 05-11-2011 03:17 PM

No limit....

Ron_L 05-11-2011 03:29 PM

We try to stay within about 5 hours of home, but our first this year is 6 hours. Go figure :)

Alexa RnQ 05-11-2011 03:52 PM

Anywhere from across town, to 19 hours or so. One year we figured out our average drive was 6.5 hours one way, because the contests we go to are spread over a seven-state range.

The last few years, we'll make one trip that's 28 hours one way. :thumb:

Divemaster 05-11-2011 04:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ron_L (Post 1637814)
We try to stay within about 5 hours of home, but our first this year is 6 hours. Go figure :)

We try to stay within the 5 hour limit as well... but you know, an invite to either the AR, Jack, or Sam's Nationals would change all of that....:becky:

Fatback Joe 05-11-2011 04:44 PM

Closer the better, but anything within 6 hours is one I would consider cooking.

redneck cooker 05-11-2011 05:30 PM

All of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, really no need to leave Texas, there,a cook on every street corner, 10 months outa th yr

Ron_L 05-11-2011 05:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Divemaster (Post 1637888)
We try to stay within the 5 hour limit as well... but you know, an invite to either the AR, Jack, or Sam's Nationals would change all of that....:becky:

I'd probably make an exception for those as well :-D

JayAre 05-11-2011 05:46 PM

We like the 3 hour rule...although we have fractured that rule a time or two...and yes, the above noted exceptions would apply for us too!

Dr_KY 05-11-2011 05:51 PM

No limit but it depends on it it's worth the trip.

Bigmista 05-11-2011 05:51 PM

Usually 2.5 to 3 hours for me. But this year I've already been on a 6 hour trip and a 5 hour trip.

ParkAvenue_2 05-11-2011 05:54 PM

4 to 4.5 hours is our boundary at present, but we cook right in the heart of the country, where contests aplenty abound. We'll definitely throw that limit out if the Sam's Club tournament allows as well. :grin:

chromesporty 05-11-2011 05:55 PM

We're usually within a 3 hour drive, but we got the invite to the Royal this year so we're gonna make the 9 hour drive.

Podge 05-11-2011 06:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scottie (Post 1637806)
No limit....

If scottie had a big enough boat, he'd compete in the other countries...


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