My understanding is that right now new (inaugural) contests can buy a one-time license, but they cannot be a State Championship. Looks like theyre moving to change that, which would draw more teams to those contests.
I'm wondering about the resurrection of the comment cards... IMO a great idea in the case of really low, really high, or out-of-whack scores...
lunchmeat BBQ team
President - New England BBQ Society
2 Backwoods Partys
WSM, 2 Weber kettles, Weber Performer