Jorge...not sure about being at the top of the food chain, it feels more like we're the food for the top of the food chain, but thanks.
I bet I can find at least 25 teams that have learned how to perfect their pork turn-ins using the current rules. Love 'em or hate 'em, the current rules impose no undue hardship and are pretty clear on what is/isn't allowed. The problem with making more rules, or more complicated rules, is that it makes it that much harder for new teams to get started. If contests are an extension of the KCBS mission of promoting BBQ, then creating more barriers to getting started as a new cook is counterproductive.
If you want to start tweaking rules somewhere, start with the whole TOY debacle. When teams can split and compete in 2 different contests on the same weekend and earn points for TOY, although not against the current rules, is complete horse puckey. If you're going to start rewriting a rule, tighten up and enforce #2, where a team must designate a chief cook, period. Not a different chief cook for each contest(because it doesn't really say that in the rule, does it?), but a chief cook always. If the chief cook ain't there cooking, you can win money and/or swag, but no TOY points. Or, the rest of the team must use a different team name, and the TOY points go under that different team name.
Mike - Team Enoserv