We had a great first season hitting the New York state series (Empire State BBQ Championships )
We hit the following events:
Roc City Ribfest
Crossborder Blues, Brews, and Que
Smokin’ Eagles International BBQ
It was definitely a learning year, but we managed to make it up on stage a few times with calls in Chicken and Brisket.
One thing to work on for next year will be trying to become more consistent. It seemed to never fail that we would do well in 2 categories and the no so well in the other 2. Now if those 2 categories were the same we could work out what was happening but it seemed be a bit random.
We know that we can do well in all categories, we just need to deliver on them all at the same competition
We had some success in Canada once again this year, winning the Loyalist Cup in Brantford in July. We also worked at the grassroots level, running 2 backyard competitions with a total of 16 teams competing. Hopefully some of those backyard folks will take the plunge and try a bigger competition.
For next year, we have heard buzz about having some KCBS events in Ontario. Our plan would be to support near by Canadian Events first and then also venture out to NY State to fill in the gaps.
For 2 of the events this year, Marc & Erin could not make it out, I enlisted some other folks to help out. Thanks to Pat, Chris, Mike & Dan for your help!
While we will have the smokers fired up through out the winter, we are done our competition season for 2014!
Until Next Year!