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Unread 04-29-2010, 08:26 AM   #1
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Default How many do you try to do ....

Just a curiousity question more than anything ...

How many competitions do each of you try to do in a year??

I myself do approx 20 plus competitions. Wish I could do more but between work, family and budget constraints .... well we all have those issues now dont we ....

Looking forward to seeing the responses ....
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Unread 04-29-2010, 08:40 AM   #2
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10 are about as many as I can ever get in. (if that many)
I work away from home so I'm already gone all week. Hard to justify being gone many more weekends than that.

And there is always that "money thing".
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Unread 04-29-2010, 09:05 AM   #3
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We did 26 last year. I don't know if there will be that many this year.
I look at blocks of blank weekends and start to get the jitters.
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We have to do some significant traveling to get to most comps so 8 to 10 is about all we can take...
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Single funding source here (me). This year sadly down to just 2 or 3. Previous years
has been as many as 14. I'd like to do 6; that number works well for us. It'll be a
few years before we're back to that number.
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Self funded here also. We try to do about 8 - 10 per year and it works for us.
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We did 26 last year. I don't know if there will be that many this year.
I look at blocks of blank weekends and start to get the jitters.

That's about how many I have done the last 3 years. I've got 15 on my schedule for this year. Looking at the open weekends makes me happy. Sucks around 3:00 pm while waiting for results. But honestly, I am enjoying these naps that I get on Saturday afternoon....
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We keep increasing, this year we have 14 or 15 on the schedule but two of those are comps with an Invitational as well. Our first year we did 5, then 6 and 9 last year.
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I am enjoying these naps that I get on Saturday afternoon....
And there's the whole thing about not spending Sunday driving home. I get it.....






...but I still think we should move to KC.
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Unread 04-29-2010, 09:57 AM   #10
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8 to 10 kcbs. 4 to 5 backyard.
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looks like 7 this year which will be the most so far, still kinda new at this (started in 2007) I would love to do more, but money doesnt grow on trees..and neither does meat..
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8 our first year, 15 last year and we're hoping to do 20 this year if my work schedule permits.
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We did 1 each in 08 and 09, our first ones. This year we stepped it up to 5. But this is only a hobby for us and about all we can afford. Maybe we'll step up to a couple more next year if the wives and kids are still into it So far, we're having a blast. Even with the sleep deprivation.
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we started last year in August and did 2 KCBS and 1 NC Pork Council event. We are shooting for 6 KCBS this yr and 1 NCPC. I have secured outside sponsorship for 3, will fund 2 personally and 2 sponsored by my business. 3 will be with my family and the others with the team of guys from my day job. This is a hobby for us as well.
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