European Championships, Big BBQ, 12,000 Euro Prize Fund!

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European Championships, Big BBQ, 12,000 Euro Prize Fund!

Postby Toby » 04 Apr 2012, 17:29

The IBQN European Championships at the Big BBQ & Music Festival 23rd June.

Entry for this event is £100 and sides £5 each. We now have a prize fund of over 12,000 Euros. We will be paying out for places 1 – 10 in the 4 main categories, 1 – 3 in sides and cash and trophies for GC and RGC.

We are going to limit the team numbers for this event due to space, so please send in team application early to avoid any disappointment.

American Royal

All of our events are now qualifiers for the American Royal invitational, you must be a European team to be eligible.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
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Re: European Championships, Big BBQ, 12,000 Euro Prize Fund!

Postby Swindon_Ed » 04 Apr 2012, 18:25

This is amazing stuff and will make the big BBQ a very interesting competition :D
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Re: European Championships, Big BBQ, 12,000 Euro Prize Fund!

Postby esselle » 05 Apr 2012, 04:52

Fantastic news!
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Re: European Championships, Big BBQ, 12,000 Euro Prize Fund!

Postby keith157 » 05 Apr 2012, 06:03

Nicely arranged Toby, some really good work behind the scenes. 8-)
We will be there as a family day out, oh and begging for scraps as usual :lol:
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Re: European Championships, Big BBQ, 12,000 Euro Prize Fund!

Postby drbbq » 12 Apr 2012, 12:55

Are non-European teams eligible for the prize money? I might have to come over a little early :)
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Re: European Championships, Big BBQ, 12,000 Euro Prize Fund!

Postby Toby » 12 Apr 2012, 13:03

Absolutely, the prize money has been assigned for main 4 categories from 1st - 10th & 1st - 3rd in Sides. Grand Champion walks away with £1,000 no matter where they are from and RGC £500. There is also a fighting fund of £2,000 for the eligible Jack Daniels representative, which will go towards flights and accommodation etc. Only teams holding European Passports are eligible for the Jack and American Royal invitational places, as per their qualifying rules for International organisations.
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Re: European Championships, Big BBQ, 12,000 Euro Prize Fund!

Postby Steve » 12 Apr 2012, 13:20

drbbq wrote:Are non-European teams eligible for the prize money? I might have to come over a little early :)



Great idea Ray, it would be great to have you compete on the British circuit for the first time.
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Re: European Championships, Big BBQ, 12,000 Euro Prize Fund!

Postby drbbq » 12 Apr 2012, 13:33

OK let me see what I can do.
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Re: European Championships, Big BBQ, 12,000 Euro Prize Fund!

Postby Steve » 12 Apr 2012, 13:45

I'll keep my fingers crossed.

My view is that the way us Brits can improve is to compete with our US counterparts whenever possible, especially when we get the chance to get in a field with those who have long standing competition pedigree.

A few of us have been fortunate enough to get across the pond and compete but we're in the minority because the logistics and expense are hard to deal with. To get the chance to be in a cook off with you is something many of the teams might not get otherwise and I reckon they would relish it. You might end up doing a lot of photos and book signings though :lol:
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Re: European Championships, Big BBQ, 12,000 Euro Prize Fund!

Postby keith157 » 12 Apr 2012, 14:00

Could not agree more, new ideas, new techniques NEW SHINY KIT AND GADGETS (sorry carried away for the moment) :lol: It's worked in other areas why not here or there as it were :D
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