Another "worth it" aspect of judging is that you usually get to take home your "left-overs" from judging. Six slices of brisket with only a bite or two out of each equates to enough left to add to stif-fry and serve my wife and myself for dinner last night. I also used the left over pulled-pork to make pork-fried rice. The left-over chicken and ribs are nice snack/lunch items too.
CMJ - KCBS (100+ club) & Carolina BBQ League (NCBBQA)
CBJ - MBN, NCBS, NCPC, SBN
CTC - KCBS
4 Lil' Pigs Competition BBQ Team
LANG, BDS, & Holland