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TentHunter
11-28-2011, 07:32 AM
Am I imagining this or do I remember hearing about several BBQ comps that got cancelled last year? I never heard anything much as to why so many got cancelled.

Did Gasoline prices play a role? Any other insights into why and do you competitors think this year will be different/better?

HoDeDo
11-28-2011, 01:09 PM
most cancel if they do not get the # of teams they need to stay afloat. In the midwest at least, there are some weekends that can support 3-4 events, but when you start to get 4-5 within a 2 hr drive ... something usually gives.

scooter
12-02-2011, 09:36 PM
Speaking only for CA, there were more contests in 2011 than in 2010. There were 18 (KCBS & IBCA) contests in 2010. In 2011, even subtracting out the 3 cancelled contests, the overall contest count grew from 18 to 23 (KCBS, IBCA & PNWBA).
Looking to the 2012 KCBS calendar I see 4 brand new 1st annual contests scheduled already! The economy doesn't seem to be playing a role in the number of contests each year. Not in CA at least.

firehouse_bbq
12-03-2011, 02:28 AM
What are the 4 new contests in 2012 for CA?




Speaking only for CA, there were more contests in 2011 than in 2010. There were 18 (KCBS & IBCA) contests in 2010. In 2011, even subtracting out the 3 cancelled contests, the overall contest count grew from 18 to 23 (KCBS, IBCA & PNWBA).
Looking to the 2012 KCBS calendar I see 4 brand new 1st annual contests scheduled already! The economy doesn't seem to be playing a role in the number of contests each year. Not in CA at least.

Big Poppa
12-03-2011, 07:34 AM
we had 6 cancelled in ca az for us this year.

Matt Dalton
12-03-2011, 12:30 PM
Am I imagining this or do I remember hearing about several BBQ comps that got cancelled last year? I never heard anything much as to why so many got cancelled.

Did Gasoline prices play a role? Any other insights into why and do you competitors think this year will be different/better?
I know of 3..Lakeside,Laughlin and Arcadia that were cancelled due to a sponsor spending all of the money before they had the comps out here..so the promoter had to cancel the rest...I have heard there are going to be a few more new ones down south..Queen Mary is one of them

firehouse_bbq
12-04-2011, 09:44 PM
Hey Matt, any dates on the Queen Mary? Sounds like a great place for a BBQ Comp!


I know of 3..Lakeside,Laughlin and Arcadia that were cancelled due to a sponsor spending all of the money before they had the comps out here..so the promoter had to cancel the rest...I have heard there are going to be a few more new ones down south..Queen Mary is one of them

Matt Dalton
12-06-2011, 10:45 AM
Hey Matt, any dates on the Queen Mary? Sounds like a great place for a BBQ Comp!
I'm not sure on the date but it's being put on by Arlie..so I'm sure it's going to be first class as always

firehouse_bbq
12-06-2011, 11:24 AM
Enough said, if Arlie is doing it, it will be a great event!

Thanks


I'm not sure on the date but it's being put on by Arlie..so I'm sure it's going to be first class as always

scooter
12-08-2011, 12:41 AM
What are the 4 new contests in 2012 for CA?

All KCBS state championships

4/27 Smokin' Q Spring Fest Contest #1 Placerville, CA
4/28 Smokin' Q Spring Fest Contest #2 Placerville, CA
5/19 The Big Oink Sacramento, CA
6/29 Silicon Valley BBQ Championships Santa Clara, CA
8/03 Kiwanis BBQ and Brews Chico, CA

Kansas City Barbeque Society (http://www.kcbs.us/events.php?str=ca&fromDate=12%2F31%2F11&toDate=12%2F31%2F12&search=Search)

Matt Dalton
12-08-2011, 07:24 PM
Enough said, if Arlie is doing it, it will be a great event!

Thanks

It's going to be May 11-12