I competed in the Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour in Ocala FL on 3/3/12. This is a series of contests set up in a tournament format with local, regional, and finally a national level round. The top 6 from the local level move on to the five regional levels across the country, which is in TN for our area. Thirty teams compete in each regional level, and the top 10 from each region are invited to the National contest with a $150,000 prize purse.
I managed a 6th in chicken, 11th ribs, 3rd in pork, and 7th in brisket, which was good enough to secure 3rd overall and an invitation to the regional contest in Hendersonville TN in September! If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by and say hi.