Johnny Parrry, on 23 January 2012 - 06:38 PM, said:
How does PNWBA fit morgan hill? What makes it better than KCBS? Im on the fence even coming to Morgan Hill.
It is my opinion that the PNWBA judging system offers a better form of feedback to the teams. You do not just receive a number; you also receive written feedback from each judge for every entry. To better my game, feedback is the most important tool I can receive as a cook.
Last year there were a high number of late boxes turned in resulting in disqualifications. Many new teams show up at this event each year and several of them missed turn in times along with a few of the more experienced teams. With one hour turn in times, and the long cooks out of the way, we hope to minimize this.
Morgan Hill is for the people and the cooks, it is a symbiotic relationship and a balance must be found. The flames that keep Morgan Hill alive are fanned by the attendees who come to eat bbq and talk with the teams. Attendees want to feel engaged and entertained, if they are not, they will not come back…end Morgan Hill. People want to talk with you about your bbq, ask questions, learn something, share an opinion and get your recommendations.
If you are tearing down equipment at 1:30 the overall image of the event is compromised and we have failed to provide the attendees and you the opportunity to interact with each other.
Regarding People’s Choice, Morgan Hill wants to do everything they can to make PC easier for the teams. According to the PC teams last year their number one and two challenges was time management and handling the volume of sales. Our experience shows that the one hour turn in times enable the Pit Boss to pay attention to both parts of his/her game and it creates an opportunity for the other teams to have more time to engage the attendees.
The face of bbq and competitions is changing and we must adapt to this. Change or doing something different does not always come easy to everyone. Some will choose to stay the course, others will embrace the challenge. If we fail to recognize these changes and do not make adjustments, history will repeat itself and the average lifespan of a competition will remain at 3-4 years.
Morgan Hill is a unique event and offers much for those who attend. One of the lowest entry fees in the state,the higest attended event in northern CA, the highest PC return 75/25, the largest payout in northern CA at $12,000, CBBQA TOY points and for the GC, an entry into the American Royal, and a bung for the Jack.
We hope you will join us this year.