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Old 03-20-2007, 09:47 AM   #1
tony76248
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Join Date: 09-10-06
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Default West, Texas Cookoff last weekend

It was my second cookoff. I noticed a few other Brethren brothers there. Chromesporty, DeeZQ and myself that I knew of. I went looking for Chromesporty after the awards were given and he was gone. We will have to wait and see if he made any final tables. I did not see him take a walk.

The competition was tough. There were 101 pits entered, with over $10k in prize money. They paid through 15 places in all three categories. Congrats to DeezQ (Eric Holtzer), he won second place in the Chicken category and received a nice farkin check ($450) and big farkin trophy. I will get some pics posted soon.

I ended up making it to the final table in the brisket category but was shut out of the money. I do think I have a better idea of what They are looking for though. (3PM turn-in)

I made what I thought were awesome ribs and checked to see if I even made it to the quarter finals and didn't... I think I may have just gotten the wrong table...that's my story and I am sticking to it. (1PM turn-in)

My chicken was not good. I had a problem with it getting finished in time and ended up stoking up the flames and burned the end of one of the legs. Not really too upset about that, it's all a part of the learning process. I just need to manage my time a wee bit better. (11AM turn-in)

My wife was a judge in all three categories....I think she learned more than I did.

Main lesson learned.... was do not party so hard....we got in Thursday prior to noon and stayed up all night on Thursday. Was just a little sluggish Friday and my gills are still green today.

This was an IBCA sanctioned event, so they paid very well to all places in the top 15, 15th actually received a check for $100. The winner was David Higginbotham with Big H C/T (1st/1st/2nd) Reserve went to Ronnie Wade with Blazing BBQ.

The folks in West, TX were great. West is a little town just north of Waco, TX with a large Czech population. They served us Kolaches on Saturday, they were good too. Our first night in, we asked where we could buy some fire wood, within two hours they delivered to us free of charge about a half cord of fire wood. One of the locals offered Eric (DeezQ) the chance to participate in a tractor pull riding one of his tractors. The logistics just didn't work out on Saturday due to the turn-in times, but Eric was all stoked for most of Thursday and Friday. You will get it next time bro!

I will post some pics when I get the chance.
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