The month of September is a busy one on the KCBS circuit. There were 14 KCBS sanctioned contests the weekend of 9/11/09 across the country. Three of these were held in the Kansas City metro area. The Blue Springs Blaze Off, the Annual Charity BBQ in Leavenworth and the Cross Points BBQ Cookoff in Shawnee all took place this past weekend. Blue Springs is typically a big draw and was again this year with 80 teams competing. Congrats to the Plowboys for their Grand Championship win there! Likewise for the Crimson & Blue Crew outdueling 29 other teams in Leavenworth and Wild Blue BBQ 34 others in Shawnee to post their victories.
This coming weekend will see 11 more sanctioned events with 2 of those taking place in the KC metro area (Mission, KS and Kearney, MO.)
What the hell does this have to do with us?
Well, typically at this point in the season, we would be participating in one of these events to help get us tuned up for the Royal and shake off some of the rust. However, the economics of it have hit us hard this year and we have to skip the tuneup this year. There's always next year!