Originally Posted by Outnumbered
One of the things that surprises me as a first time Royal competitor is the number of judges on here that are not from the Kansas City area. That's encouraging in my mind. With that many teams, you are probably getting a good read on what the best BBQ is from across the country, not just what people from Kansas City believe.
We actually ran into more judges that traveled for the royal than were from the Kansas City area. We talked to a lot of people from Iowa, Minnesota, etc. I don't know if that is typical or not. Just what I saw this year.