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  Heatin' Up The Bay BBQ Cook-Off
Mandalay Bay Hotel
Las Vegas Nevada, October, 2004
 

 
Simple Green's large demo truck that Todd Eves rolled in and used for his cooking trailer.  Todd's cooking, team is sponsored by Simple Green. Del's deuce-and-a-half BBQ rig that he is now using to feed the Marine troops with (OBBQFOT) Myself, Dan Cannon, cooking at my location next to my commissary trailer.  I tried a new little rotisserie this time versus hauling my Ole Hickory out.  Got to say, an Ole Hickory can't be beat for ease! A view from the corner of the Mandalay Bay where the BBQ Cook-off was not too far from.  We would have been in the lot to the lower left of this picture and a block south.
       
 
 
Del & Smokin' John Burke.  John cooked and Del worked together on this event. Burbank Bad Boys Cooking Team & Bentley assisting Ken Hunting, Gourmet Grills, from Arizona. Ken and Charla were located adjacent to me and we had a great time. Cook-Off team tents set-up by the Mandalay Bay.  Okay, this is the picture I took last year but it looked very similar this year.  I did not take the row this year as I did not think it looked as nice.  
       

I wish I had taken more pictures of everybody and everything, but somehow let it get past me, oh well....
 

Overall Rankings
    
Total  

Chicken

 

Ribs

1. Jerry King - Midland, Texas   

2. Britts Barbecue                     

3. It Ain't Prime                        

4. Asleep At The Grill                 

5. Susie's BBQ

6. The Arizona Kid

7. Go Ducks

8. Otis and the Bird

9. Denver Cajun BBQ Krewe

10. Coyote Road Kill/BBQbyDan

11. Kick Back Cove BBQ

12. Brews, Blues and BBQ

13. Four Men and a Pig

14. Change Smoker

15. Raven's Frye

16. Throw Down Cookers Again

17. JB's Fat Boy

18. Rib Doctor

19. Father son and Holy Smoke

20. Kinders BBQ Team

21. Q's Nevada

22. Texas Rib Rangers

23. Burbank's Bad Boys BBQ

24. Smokin' in the Dark

25. Santa Ynez BBQ

26. Justin Sane BBQ Company

27. Austinspice .com

28. Big O's BBQ, 2 hot 4 You

29. Out of this World BBQ

30. Dueling Bubbas

31. Doc's Pit

32. Smokin' Guns

33. Q

34. Aggieny & Extexasy BBQ Tm

35. Powerhouse BBQ

36. Light Blue Smoke

37. We B Qn

38. Oink County Cookers

39. Hombre

40. Simple Green BBQ Team

41. Stuphen's Texas Thunder

42. Gourmet Grills

43. QN4U

44. Killer Bees BBQ

45. The Pit Stop

46. Acton Bar-B-Que Company

47. The BBQ Pit

48. Five Alarm BBQ & Catering

49. Got Q?

50. Throw Down Cookers

51. Fusion BBQ

52. Smoke-A-Licious

53. Ceecee's Bar-B-Q

54. Wahoo & KJ's BBQ Pit

55. 7 Schwaben

56. Cole Peppers Hot Pit

57. Carzy Herb's Texas BBQ

58. Margarittaville Smokers

59. Uncle Sam's Misguided Child   

   

 

615.9996

614.2858

613.1426

609.1420

604.5712

602.2860

598.8574

598.8570

598.8566

598.2860

595.9990

595.4286

594.2854

592.5716

590.8568

590.2854

588.5712

585.7134

584.5710

582.8578

582.2856

582.2854

578.8572

578.8572

578.2856

578.2850

577.1422

577.1418

575.9996

575.4284

574.8568

573.1424

573.1424

572.5704

572.0000

571.9994

571.4274

570.2858

567.9998

566.8574

562.2852

559.4284

558.8574

558.8568

557.7142

555.4282

547.4282

539.9992

537.1422

536.0000

534.2860

533.7136

533.1430

521.1426

512.5706

504.5712

489.7146

409.7140

383.9994

 

  

Kinders BBQ Team

Go Ducks

Denver Cajun BBQ Krewe

Smokin' in the Dark

Raven's Frye

Father Son & Holy Smoke

The Arizona Kid

Coyote Road Kill/BBQbyDan

Hombre

Stuphen's Texas Thunder

Brews, Blues & BBQ

Otis & the Bird

Rib Doctor

QN4U

Smokin' Guns

Burbank's Bad Boys BBQ

Austin Spice.com

JB's Fat Boy

Four Men & a Pig

Powerhouse BBQ

Kick Back cove BBQ

It Ain't Prime

Doc's Pit

Britts Barbecue

Asleep at the Grill

Got Q?

Gourmet Grills

Santa Ynez BBQ

Q's Nevada

Jerry King Midland TX

Texas Rib Rangers

The Pit Stop

Aggieny & Extexasy BBQ Tm

Justin Sane BBQ Company

Ceecee's Bar-B-Q

Change Smoker

7 Schwaben

Uncle Sam's Misguided Child

Killer Bees BBQ

Smoke-A-Licious

Fusion BBQ

Acton Bar-B-Que Company

Q

Oink County Cookers

Margarittaville Smokers

The BBQ Pit

We B Qn

Wahoo & KJ's BBQ Pit

Simple Green BBQ Team

Susie's BBQ

Big O's BBQ 2 Hot 4 You

Throw down Cookers Again

Out of this World BBQ

Five Alarm BBQ & Catering

Light Blue Smoke

Cole Peppers Hot Pit

Dueling Bubbas

Throw Down Cookers

Crazy Herb's Texas BBQ

 

 

It Ain't Prime

Raven's Frye

Asleep at the Grill

Britts Barbecue

Jerry King Midland TX

Throw Down Cookers Again

Susie's BBQ

Aggieny & Extexasy BBQ Tm

The Pit Stop

Change Smoker

Smokin' Guns

Acton Bar-B-Que Company

The Arizona Kid

Austinspice.com

Powerhouse BBQ

JB's Fat Boy

Denver Cajun BBQ Krewe

Big O's BBQ 2 Hot 4 You

Four Men and a Pig

Hombre

Oink County Cookers

Coyote Road Kill/BBQbyDan

Gourmet Grills

Doc's Pit

Dueling Bubbas

Santa Ynez BBQ

Father Son & Holy Smoke

Rib Doctor

Kick Back Cove BBQ

Brews, Blues & BBQ

Smokin in the dark

QN4U

Q

Q's Nevada

Burbank's Bad Boys BBQ

Out of this World BBQ

Crazy Herb's Texas BBQ

Light Blue Smoke

We B Qn

Texas Rib Rangers

Simple Green BBQ Team

Go Ducks

Five Alarm BBQ & Catering

Killer Bees BBQ

The BBQ Pit

Fusion BBQ

Justin Sane BBQ Company

Margarittaville Smokers

Stuphen's Texas Thunder

Otis & the Bird

7 Schawben

Smoke-A-Licious

Throw Down Cookers

Got Q?

Ceecee's Bar-B-Q

Wahoo & KJ's BBQ Pit

Cole Peppers Hot Pit

Kinders BBQ Team

Uncle Sam's Misguided Child

 

Pork

Brisket

  Dessert  

Anything But

1. Change Smoker

2. Otis & the Bird

3. It Ain't Prime

4. Dueling Bubbas

5. Kinders BBQ Team

6. Oink County cookers

7. Raven's Frye

8. Coyote Road Kill/BBQbyDan

9. Light blue Smoke

10. Santa Ynez BBQ

11. Britts Barbecue

12. The Arizona Kid

13. Texas Rib Rangers

14. Kick Back Cove BBQ

15. Smokin in the Dark

16. Q

17. Jerry King Midland TX

18. Go Ducks

19. Fusion BBQ

20. Out of this World BBQ

21. We B Qn

22. Suzie's BBQ

23. Justin Sane BBQ Co.

24. Asleep at the Grill

25. Ceecee's Bar-B-Q

26. Austinspice.com

27. Q's Nevada

28. Brews, Blue's and BBQ

29. Margarittaville Smokers

30. Stuphen's Texas Thunder

31. Burbank's Bad Boys BBQ

32. QN4U

33. Throw Down Cookers Again

34. Aggieny & Extexasy BBQ Tm

35. Cole Peppers Hot Pit

36. The Pit Stop

37. Powerhouse BBQ

38. The bBQ Pit

39. Big O's BBQ 2 Hot 4 You

40. Got Q?

41. Crazy Herb's Texas BBQ

42. Hombre

43. Denver Cajun BBQ Krewe

44. Killer Bees BBQ

45. Father Son & Holly Smoke

46. Acton Bar-B-Que Co.

47. Four Men and A Pig

48. Simple Green BBQ Team

49. Throw Down Cookers

50. Wahoo & KJ's BBQ Pit

51. Gourmet Grills

52. Uncle Sam's Misguided Child

53. Rib Doctor

54. Five Alarm BBQ & Catering

55. JB's Fat Boy

56. Doc's Pit

57. Smokin' Guns

58. 7 Schwaben

59. Smoke-A-0Licious

Susie's BBQ

Jerry King Midland TX

Simple Green BBQ Team

Four Men & A Pig

Justin Sane BBQ Company

JB's Fat boy

Otis & the Bird

Throw Down Cookers Again

Big O's BBQ 2 Hot 4 You

Rib Doctor

Brews, Blues and BBQ

Out of This World BBQ

Doc's Pit

Q's Nevada

Texas Rib Rangers

Britts Barbecue

Throw Down Cookers

Smoke-A-Licious

Kick Back Cove BBQ

Go Ducks

Asleep at the Grill

Denver Cajun BBQ Krewe

We B Qn

Light Blue Smoke

Killer Bees BBQ

Kinders BBQ Team

Dueling Bubbas

Q

Father Son & Holy Smoke

Burbank's Bad Boys BBQ

Coyote Road Kill/BBQbyDan

The Arizona Kid

Five Alarm BBQ & Catering

Smokin' Guns

It Ain't Prime

The BBQ Pit

Change Smoker

Santa Ynez BBQ

Gourmet Grills

Stuphen's Texas Thunder

Oink County Cookers

Crazy Herb's Texas BBQ

Aggieny & Extexasy BBQ Tm

Powerhouse BBQ

Wahoo & KJ's BBQ Pit

Austinspice.com

Acton Bar-B-Que Company

Got Q?

Hombre

Smokin in the Dark

Ceecee's Bar-B-Q

7 Schwaben

QN4U

The Pit Stop

Fusion BBQ

Cole Peppers Hot Pit

Raven's Frye

Uncle Sam's Misguided Child

Margarittaville Smokers

 

Five Alarm BBQ & Catering

Kick Back Cove BBQ

Q

Change Smoker

Big O's BBQ 2 Hot 4 You

Texas Rib Rangers

QN4U

Father son & Holy Smoke

Burbank's Bad Boys BBQ

Asleep at the Grill

The BBQ Pit

Aggieny & Extexasy BBQ Tm

Brews, Blues and BBQ

Kiler Bees BBQ

Powerhouse BBQ

Dueling Bubbas

The Pit Stop

Throw down Cookers

Hombre

Justin Sane BBQ Company

7 Schwaben

Rib Doctor

Uncle Sam's Misguided Child

Throw Down Cookers Again

Raven's Frye

JB's Fat Boy

Gourmet Grills

Smokin in the Dark

Austinspice.com

Margarittaville Smokers

Light blue Smoke

Cole Peppers Hot Pit

Fusion BBQ

Crazy Herb's Texas BBQ

 

 

QN4U

Q

Smokin' in the Dark

Justin Sane BBQ Company

Throw Down Cookers Again

Kick Back cove BBQ

JB's Fat Boy

Aggieny & Extexasy BBQ Tm

Austinspice.com

Dueling Bubbas

Father Son & Holy Smoke

Killer Bees BBQ

Brews, Blues and BBQ

Rib Doctor

The Pit Stop

Four Men and a Pig

7 Schwaben

Gourmet Grills

Five Alarm BBQ & Catering

Big O's BBQ 2 Hot 4 You

Smoke-A-Licious

Throw Down Cookers

Coyote Road Kill/BBQbyDan

Change smokers

Margarittaville Smokers

Asleep at the Grill

Smokin' Guns

Burbank's Bad Boys BBQ

Texas Rib Rangers

Hombre

Stephen's Texas Thunder

Simple Green BBQ Team

Powerhouse BBQ

Uncle Sam's Misguided Child

Denver Cajun BBQ Krewe

Cole Peppers Hot Pit

The BBQ Pit

Crazy Herb's Texas BBQ

Light Blue Smoke

Jerry King Midland TX

Wahoo & KJ's BBQ Pit

Raven's Frye

 

 
"Heatin' Up the Bay" BBQ Cook-Off
The Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, 29-30-October-2004
    

A self-reflective article by Dan Cannon


Departure, Travel, and Weather
The weather looked very ominous just prior to the event. I was very conscious of the wind and rain as coming from Los Angeles the weather would follow my course exactly, from the southwest to the northeast for 250 miles. I hate to travel across the desert between Los Angeles and Las Vegas with thunderstorm weather as that area is particularly susceptible to flash floods and high-profile vehicle wind warnings. Semi's and travel trailers can, and are, blown over.
 
The night prior to my departure date, Tuesday, it was pouring. My partner, Rick Streiff, and I were loading up our commissary trailer with the cooking equipment and supplies. That is always a lot of fun in hard rain! Anyway, my thoughts were that I would not leave until weather permitted. I just was not going to drive across the desert in dangerous conditions. It rained all night and finally stopped early Wednesday morning. I was going to caravan with Todd and Tana Eves, Simple Green Cooking Team, and meet up in Barstow.  Todd and I talked and decided that there was a good break in the weather due for a few hours and we should try finish packing and make a break for it at noon. Needless to say we did that and all went perfect. No rain or wind the entire trip. However, there was plenty of rain following us and plenty of rain that had just moved out of Vegas.
 
Todd, Tana, and I finally arrived at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center parking lot later in the day than planned (19:00) and ended up parking outside the event perimeter till morning when Arlie Bragg could let us in and assign us our spots. By 20:00 the wind and rain that had been following us from Los Angeles caught up with us and things got pretty wet. But, hey, that is fine. We were now in our RV's, running generators, having pizza, watching DVD's, and having the beverage of our choice.
 
Venue Setup and Facilities
Arlie opened the gates and assigned spots about 08:30 Thursday morning. What a perfect venue (as it was last year). I had the same spot. We had electricity, water, plenty of space, and GREAT sunny weather. There was a line of probably 10 folks waiting to get in and set up. From that point on they kept coming in non-stop all day. It took me about 3-4 hours to get setup and relax and visit all the BBQ teams arriving.
 
Contest Organization
The contest was as usual very well coordinated and organized. All the tents (teams & judges) was set up and ready to go. The cooks meeting was held at 16:00 on Friday afternoon. The KCBS representatives, Carolyn Wells, Ron Harwell, and Tony Stone, along with Arlie Bragg, a VP from the Mandalay Bay, and Smart & Final folks (including Chef Jamie) were all there to welcome us, give us our venue specific orientation, and layout the contest guidelines and rules. If you have ever been to a KCBS contest you know the drill. This went perfectly with no flaws or  problems.  We even got goody bags with Simple Green product and a nice event hat.
 
Cooking and Turn-ins
The Anything-Goes category was due Friday at 19:00, Dessert was due at 19:30. That is nice those entries are not due on the meat turn-in day. Kind of distributes the workload / rushing mode around a bit and makes for less overall stress. However, after all the contests I have done the stress part is almost non-existent. The meat categories were at their normal time, Chicken= 12:00, Ribs= 12:30, Pork= 13:00, Brisket= 13:30.
 
The weather for the rest of the weekend and for that matter the entire event was great. Sunny, 70-75, no winds.
 
Awards and Wrapping up to Leave
One thing that can be said about Arlie's contests, there is no dilly-dallying around. When was the last awards contest you went to and the winners were being called within 30 seconds of the announced time. And for that matter the 6th-10th place honorable mentions were called up all at once to expedite the process. 5th through 1st were called up individually. 3rd through 1st received Cutting-Board type trophies, 3rd-10th received checks ($).
 
Anyway, our team, Coyote Road Kill / BBQbyDan managed 10th place overall and an 8th in Chicken and and 8th in Pork. So close yet no cigar or should I say $12,000!
 
Congratulations to Jerry King of Midland Texas for taking Grand Champion. Could not be a nicer person on the BBQ circuit or spokesman for BBQ.  Jerry always, and VERY consistently, does GREAT and wins often. Enjoy your $12,000
reward Jerry.  Nice talking and visiting with you.
 
WOW, what other BBQ contest pays so well? Speaking of that I was always of the mindset that money would draw the teams. Well, this was GOOD money ($40,000 total payout), yet there were only 59 teams!!! Go figure.
  
Post Contest & Departure
About 20 rigs were left in the parking lot after the mad rush out and awards. About 3-4 teams hung out and celebrated the great successes of the weekend. I, Brent and Kim (QN4U, 1st in Anything But with Beef Ribs), Pete and Pam (The Pit Stop, 9th in Ribs) hung around till late, trying to stay warm, and socializing.
 
We had a nice event that helped out departure, that is the time change. So, we getting up at 07:00 to pack meant I was really up by 06:00. Rick and I packed up in an hour or so and I was on the road by 08:30 heading towards Los Angeles. If you are not aware traffic from Vegas to L.A. on a Sunday can be baddddd!  Well, probably due to the time change and the early departure there was no traffic at all. I got home by 13:00, kissed the doggies and wife, had a couple  of cheeseburgers and some fry's, and immediately went in to take a long and well deserved nap.
 
What a GREAT EVENT, GREAT VENUE, GREAT BBQ SOCIALIZATION, and GREAT TIME had by all attendees. Hope they will have it next year and hope to see everybody again next year.
   
It was nice to get to visit with old friends, meet new folks, talk and chat to all the teams, and take a moment to catch up with what everybody is doing with themselves lately.
 
Thanks Arlie for such a great BBQ event and time.

Dan Cannon
Team Coyote Road Kill / BBQbyDan
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