KCBS has a couple of ECs up here John. The biggest hurdle is head judges. One event had to fly head judges from Arkansas. That means they had to pay for 2 head judges: round trip airfare, car rental, hotel accommodations, & mileage to/from the airport. This added thousands of dollars to the cost of the event.
Bryan Lipscy - Dead Man BBQ - Washington State Spring BBQ Championship - April 26 & 27, 2014