Put the Royal Invitational + Open together with Sam's and the consistency of the upper midwest in general and Iowa in particular is apparent.
Add in team of the year standings and the conclusion is clear. Right now the center
of the BBQ universe is right here in the upper midwest.
Those of us who organize contests up here are very lucky ( as in Lucky's Q) to play host to these great teams.
Carlyle, KCBS, CBJ, Organizer ( Judge Chair)