Originally Posted by Flash Point
They're not barbecue exhibitions, they're competitions. If a pro team isn't competing for a trophy and a check, why in the world are they showing up? There are a bunch of less expensive ways to throw a party. If judges prefer sweet barbecue seemingly nationwide and across multiple circuits, I think it's pretty fair to say that a pattern has developed.
To show off and most the people that show up don't win money. I am not saying money isn't nice but there is more to it then that. I mean come on if you win you get bragging rights.