Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Cape Cod BBQ Championship

I don't think any of us realized just how much we missed competing at Peter's Pond until this weekend. It's close, it's (usually) the first New England BBQ event of the year, and it's always a ton of fun! This past weekend was no exception. We arrived Friday late afternoon and were sited by first time organizer, and resurrector of this comp, Ted Lorson. He arranged it so teams could compete right out of an RV site if they wanted to. That worked out awesome. Each RV site was 25' X 50' with dedicated power, water, sewer hook ups, and cable. Teams that did not want an RV spot could set up in the big field. It was very spacious; sites were 30' X 30' with room to move in between them. Friday night we gathered around the fire pit and caught up with some old friends, and made a few new ones.

Saturday around 9:00 AM, just as most teams were showing up, it rained. Well...more like the sky opened up! Lightning, thunder, torrential downpour. But, after a few hours, the rain stopped, and we wouldn't see it again until we got home. During the day Saturday we did our prep, got our site dried off, and started cooking the Anything Butt category. We hosted an impromptu burger bash at our site with a few of our friends. After a few hours we wandered into the field and joined the party already in progress. Lots of drinking, lots of Damn Dip, and lots of laughs. It was a great night.

Sunday morning came and the cook was going good. No rain, no surprises, and the turn ins were uneventful. Immediately after the last turn in we broke down and packed up. Awards were promptly at 3:00 and Ted did a great job up on the stage announcing them. He moved them along quickly and kept it interesting. We had much better results here than we did at our last comp. It was nice to get a little redemption. We took 2nd place in the Anything Butt category, 3 top ten calls for KCBS, and finished in 3rd place over all. Congrats to Ique for GC and Yabba Dabba Que for RGC.

A big thanks goes out to Ted Lorson. This comp was killed last year but Ted brought it back to life. It was his first time organizing but he seemed like a natural at it. He was on site all weekend, completely accessible to everyone. Running power cords in the rain, and picking up trash with his golf cart. Great job Ted. He plans on making it bigger and better for next year. We already can't wait.

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