But then I see you're the last poster, so you've seen it...
My experience has been this: Sauce that usually wins sauce contests doesn't actually compliment BBQ very well. I've published how we came into our competition sauce many times here, but the short version is that we made a TON of sauces and a TON of our BBQ and with 12 people we judged them all. For fun we took bets at the start as to which would work best. We ALL lost those bets. We bet on great tasting sauces. 100% of them conflicted with the BBQ or overpowered it severely, or both.
That's all aside from the sauce contest. Do it, have fun, kick butt, win it! But be careful using it on your BBQ...
Hance - Lake Dogs Cooking Team - MiM/MBN/GBA CBJ and comp cook
Lake Sinclair, GA (strategically about an hour from darn near anywhere)
Started competing in chili cookoffs back in the 1990's and have competed in more than I care to count. I became a CBJ in MiM in 2005, then MBN and in GBA in 2010. I've probably judged 130+- BBQ comps (sanctioned and unsanctioned) over this time. That said, I really enjoy competing more than I enjoy judging, and hope to get back to doing 4 or 5 a year in the near future.