The class is definately worthwhile. I'm FBA certified and if there ever comes a chance for KCBS I'll get it too.
Getting a working team is a problem -- it has nothing to do with the sanctioning body! Find one or two guys that will commit and go for it.
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