Originally Posted by YankeeBBQ
If I were organizing a contest I would want a sanctioning organization that allows the most people to compete.
I always thought this was more an issue of approach. Instead of "membership required" make it KCBS members get a discount. And non members get a free membership. ex,
230 for non members
200 for members
Organizer sends $30 to kcbs for that teams membership
I personally think if you are going to compete under a sanctioning body you should be a member.