If I may add some thoughts here. When we started the Great Lakes Barbecue Association we discussed what was our goal and who was our potential membership base. Obviously the Competition Cooks and BBQ Teams are going to be the base of any regional association but we also want to bring the backyarder into the association as that is where the most potential for growth was/is and they can benefit more from the talents and expierence of the base of the organization.
We also discussed sanctioning and we determined that the KCBS does a really job of that and we were not looking to re-invent the wheel, we are just looking to grow the sport/hobby of BBQ and Outdoor cooking.
So to make a long story short, we saw a shortcoming in the sport/hobby and we are trying to fill that in the Great Lakes area.
I think the KCBS could do a better job of doing things for the backyarder and I too would be interested in some responses to your question Vinny.
I hope I didnt hijack you question too bad...
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