OK, here is the info for this event. I did NOT do up a big e-mail blast like I have done in the past as it's been proven that none of you read it anyway.
A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to our great Sponsors who have helped make this event possible including Burns Exterminating, Pool Kings, Mike King, AAI Institute, Bob & Cheryl Smith, B.A.C.A., the 20/30 club & Max's Sport's Grill.
Dates: Friday, October 11th - Saturday, October 12th, 2013.
Arrival Time: Unless otherwise approved, Friday 9 am is the earliest you can arrive.
Location: Arizona Automotive Institute
6829 N. 46th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85301
Take Glendale Ave to 46th Ave, then head South one block. Event lot will be the vacant lot on the West side of the street. Look for Bob or myself to set you.
Michael Reimann - AZBarbeque - (602) 363-5196
Nancy Murney - Barbeque Championship Series Director - (602) 373-6137Space Sizes:
This is going to be a VERY Tight event, so please come as small as you can. Spaces sizes are 20 X 20 unless previously approved.Cooks Meeting:
6 pm on Friday evening. This will be held in the room where the judging will be held, we will direct you to that location when you arrive.Electricity:
None provided, you are all self sufficient, please plan accordingly.Water:
There is water available on siteTrash:
They have a big dumpster that will be on site for our useASH:
Our Club Ambassadors have purchased some metal cans and they will be available on site for useGrey Water:
Bob will have several grey garbage cans placed around for you to use for Grey Water disposalIce:
Limited quantities available on site, please plan accordinglyMEATS:
Teams are required to supply their own Meats for the competition. Meats may NOT be prepared ahead of time. They may be trimmed, but NOT Seasoned, Brined, Injected, rubbed, etc. Please refer to the BCS Rules for more info on this http://www.barbequechampionshipseries.org/rules.php Health Department & Fire Department Regulations:
Teams are required to have an approved and updated Fire Extinguisher as well as a Hand Wash Station & 3 Compartment sink.Sanctioning Bodies & Rules:
This is a BCS & AZBarbeque Sanctioned Contest.
If you have never competed before in a BCS event, please take some time and read through the BCS Rules located at http://www.barbequechampionshipseries.org/rules.php
Our BCS Reps for this great event are Nancy Murney & Jim Strickler our BCS Sanctioning Directors. We are VERY Excited and Happy to have them out here for this event. They both have great reputations throughout the BBQ Community and both have been Certified BBQ Judges for many years.
Current Prize Fund is at $2700. We will announce the breakdown at the cooks meeting
Turn in Times on Saturday: Chicken - Noon
Pork Ribs - 12:45 pm
Pork - 1:30 pm
Brisket - 2:15 pmAwards:
Awards are scheduled for around 5 pm on Saturday. The Event goes until 7 pm, so there will not be any access to loading out until after that time, please plan accordingly.Appetizer Party:
Friday night at 8 pm. We are expecting a very large crowd for this, so please plan to bring some great ones to share. BBQ Island is once again sponsoring this portion of the event. The top 3 Appetizers will win prizes. You do NOT have to be competing in the main competition to enter this. We encourage all of our AZBarbeque members, Judges & BBQ Friends to bring a dish & come enjoy this event.People's Choice:
We do have a Blanket Health Permit for us to do People's Choice out at this event. The catch is that it is ONLY for Pork related items. Pork & Beans, Pulled Pork, Ribs, Pig Candy, Fatties, Pork Loin, etc. All items MUST be cooked on site. You must also have a hand wash station & a 3 bin clean station set up. The Health Department will be onsite checking temps & checking for these items, so please have them. VERY IMPORTANT: WE DO ASK THAT ALL OF YOU DO PEOPLE's CHOICE.
AAI is purchasing 1000 tickets as is another one of our Sponsors, so that's 2000 People's Choice tickets sold before the event even begins. This is how the Charity is making it's money and the reason behind this event. WE NEED TO SUPPORT THIS!! If we don't, we will lose our sponsors and our charity. Please help out & cook up some extra pork items and have some fun with this. It's for a great cause and it will make it fun for everyone. People's choice will work as it normally does at our events. The public will have the opportunity to purchase taste tickets at $2/taste. They will purchase tickets from the Charity. We recommend you hand out 2 oz samples of your meat or 1 rib bone for that price. You are Responsible for supplying your own People's choice cups/containers. It's also a good idea to have napkins and plastic forks.Judge's Info:
Judges need to be onsite and checked into the Judging room by 11 am on Saturday.
Please REMEMBER... You can not talk with the cooks and teams on Saturday until AFTER the judging, so if you want to socialize, we Highly recommend coming by on Friday for the Appetizer party/Social.
Judges meeting will begin at 11 am and first turn in is at Noon, so come prepared.
If you want to bring home the food you eat/judge, please bring a small cooler so you can keep it at proper temps.
Any other questions, post them up and Bob, myself, Robert or Cheryl will do our best to answer them.
Thanks everyone for your support.