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Old 05-24-2007, 10:56 PM   #1
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Get a copy of KCBS sanctioning packet. It's filled with alot of ideas and techniques for hosting an event even if you don't plan on having your event sanctioned.

You may want to consider just doing a one day grilling contest first and only attempt the traditional 2 day BBQ contest if that one works out well.
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Old 05-24-2007, 11:00 PM   #2
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Something you might want to consider just to get your feet wet...our County Sheriff's Dept. is sponsoring a rib cook-off.

I would think that would be a good thing to do for a comp between departments. This way everybody cooks the same meat, most everybody "thinks" they can cook great ribs, and it gets your feet wet and if it works out well you can expand it for another comp in the near future.

Just a thought....
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Old 05-24-2007, 11:04 PM   #3
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Keep it simple, you might be picking up more than you barganed for if you try to impliment all the KCBS rules. I would sugggest an Iron Cheff type of format. It is easy to put on and more people are familliar with it. But if you want the KCBS rules they are on their website.
http://www.kcbs.us/downloads/2007KCBSCooksHandbook.pdf
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If you use a limited number of untrained judges
You can get some odd results each judge has too much
influence When I do a contest I get 12 Judges then one or two
folks can not screw up the scores too much.
The KCBS System is really great but it depends on trained judges
The IBCA system works with "off the Street" types
it has more judges in it and you don't need a computer to score it
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Old 05-25-2007, 08:27 AM   #5
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If none of these guys have ever competed before,
there's probably gonna be some hurt feelings.
Try to explain to all that if there is a winner, there
has to be "those who don't win".
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Old 05-25-2007, 08:46 AM   #6
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Have the teams by department like you planned. Then either invite more friends or co-workers and give each person one ticker per meat category. Place a jar labeled by eat category in front of each teams cook site and have the crowd place their ticket into the teams meat category they thought was the best, "Peoples Choice"! Very simple, easy and gratifying to the participants, especially if they're not BBQ Circut Competitors to begin with.
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Old 05-25-2007, 09:35 AM   #7
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If none of these guys have ever competed before,
there's probably gonna be some hurt feelings.
Try to explain to all that if there is a winner, there
has to be "those who don't win".
And make sure they know........ "13th is not winning" LOL
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Old 05-25-2007, 10:24 AM   #8
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If none of these guys have ever competed before,
there's probably gonna be some hurt feelings.
Try to explain to all that if there is a winner, there
has to be "those who don't win".
Just another idea..make some sort of donation to a local charity with a nominal entrence fee..then no matter who wins...
" the charity is the real winner here today ! "
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Sounds like it should be a fun time. I like the "peoples choice" idea Larry had. Then no one's feelings get hurt. Sounds like yall have to work together for the same company, don't want any problems like that. If it is just for fun. Than make it fun.
Take lots of pictures please!
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Peoples Choice is a populartiy contest I have done them this way simple but SOMEONE always gets their feelings hurt
Contests need to be blind
Or its not a meat contest its just whos likable and nice or nice looking or both.
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