Why don't you give it a go? You are now Paul Kirk trained! :D
Take your Bandera, mooch a WSM, some ice chests, and go for it. If they have a backyard division and you don't feel froggy - then enter it!! Nothing like jumping in to get a feel for competition.
That's how TIM and I started Southern Brethren BBQ!
Southern Brethren BBQ Competition Team
"It's all about getting paid!" - Myron Mixon
"I love being hated in my hometown!" - David Hair
KingFisher Gator Rotisserie cooker, WSM, Stainless 5 burner with IR gas grill, Turkey Fryer, Weber JD Commemorative grill, slightly used Bandera chamber for future use as a cold smoker, Masterbuilt 40" insulated ELECTRIC smoker