Non KCBS Contest Near KC
Last year one of the local RV dealerships held two BBQ contests at their location: Nationwide RV in Grain Valley. Just talked to the sales manager today at the local Sports Show today. First event this year will be mid to late March. The second one will be in the fall.
I was able to do their second event last year. They go by their own rules and way of doing things. The entry fee is $100. They provide all the meat. You can't bring your own, you must turn in everything, and you can't take any meat with you. The reason for this is that they serve all of the meat to customers. They use the event as a promotion and customer appreciation. Only thing you bring is a gallon of beans.
Sauce is not allowed. No garnish is allowed. Box presentation isn't necessary as you'll understand in a second. You get a half pan and a full sized aluminum pan for each entry. The pieces you want judged go into the half pan. Each category is judged by 10 people that are pulled at random out of the crowd. 10 different people are pulled for each entry. The pieces to be judged are placed on small plates and given to the judges. They neither get to see the entry box nor pick their own pieces. This is why presentation of the box isn't necessary. Way different than KCBS, but kinda fun once you got used to it. I didn't know the rules until I showed up. I would have come prepared with different recipes had I known. Entries were...
The first event had 17 teams. Second event had 28. About half were KCBS teams. The rest were backyard guys.
No overall GC or RGC was even announced or scored. Payouts were for top three in each category: 1st - $600, 2nd - $350, $3rd - $150.
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