Originally Posted by Balls Casten
Come on now ... would you really have "come away wondering what went wrong" "started to mess around with my recipe"? OR would you have chalked it up to a bad table and made plans for Rockford.
(poking the bear) You finished in 6th place do you think you should have finished higher?
I would have wondered what went wrong. I would have been 90% sure it was a bad table, but I would have still wondered if I really did cook as good of a brisket as I thought I did. After two or three bad contests I would start looking at making changes. I don't know statistically what the odds would be of hitting the bad table in three straight contests, but at least now it can be confirmed.
I don't think I should have finished higher or lower as 4/5 teams above me also hit table 2 and it is all part of the "luck of the draw". I'm not complaining about coming in 6th (actually really happy I did
) or complaining about the judges. The fact is that table 2 was a low scoring table at that contest and hitting that table or not hitting it could have drastically changed the outcome for teams.