Thread: Roll Call. Inside 30 days. Great American Barbecue Festival, May 20-21, 2011
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Unread 05-02-2011, 09:05 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Sledneck View Post
Only competed there once and really enjoyed it. WHy are teams not returning?
There's another thread on the why's, but comments I've read & heard:
-No invitational
-No World Brisket open
-Vegas is the same weekend with a hugh pot - a lot of the big boys are going to be heading out west
-High cost
-Two lots can't leave til 11:00 Saturday
-One lot can't get in until 5:00 Friday
-and just general complaints about how the contest was run in the past.

I personally have not experienced any problems with Tracy or the rest of the staff, in fact I consider her a friend. I like the new location which is on level ground. We are looking forward to it and can't wait. Just need to get my sauce entry in to Terri by the deadline.

Kim, thanks for the update on the number of teams, I'm glad to see so many are going. It will fall well short of the almost 200 teams they were known for in the past. Yet one more contest with more than 70 teams this year - that will make 5 of 6 when we step foot at the GAB.
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