I too have been reading this thread and hope we can work more on the backyard group. This is something I have promoted to organizers I deal with. It is the only way to grow the organization.
Are there enough benefits for non judge, non competitors, NO and we really do need to work on this. Something marketing was going to do.... At least that was my understanding.
R&D is working on building the backyard BBQ under the New Competitors series.
The Jr. World Championships have been sanctioned under this series and it is to get the 16-21 year olds involved. This is the future of KCBS and we need to broaden our horizens if we want to continue to grow.