Greetings BBQ Fam,
I hope this message finds you all well and ready to get out to compete once again! As many of you may know by now, the GBC is officially sanctioned for our 2nd competition of 2021, the GBC Summer Showdown. This competition will feature all three divisions as usual, and even has a Friday afternoon-to-evening SCA Double steak cookoff. We increased the overall payout of the event to give a little more incentive for folks to get back out and compete, as well as helping those who find themselves getting calls, but never getting paid-- to actually get some of those dolla-dolla bills!
Both Summer Showdown and Throwdown are live on the GBC website and you can easily register for either one, or both. I've also added the ability to add-on a GBC membership registration to your order if you wish to knock out two birds with one stone. Just remember, we're fast approaching the team deadline of July 1st, 2021 to get signed up and be included in the End of Year points races for Pro & Backyard. After that date, only non-team memberships are sold, and none of these memberships will be included in the EOY points races. There are no exceptions to this policy. I know I'm beating a dead horse by saying it like I do each year, but I can't tell you how many thousands of dollars are passed up by teams each year who could make it into the rankings but never acquire their memberships before the deadline. Don't let it happen to you.
Summer Showdown is July 30th-31st, 2021 at the Cumming Fairgrounds, and Throwdown is November 19th-20th also at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Pro entries are $350, Backyard is $200, and Kids Que is free. We've secured the Fairgrounds for late departures on Sunday for the Summer Showdown this year, but we could not do the same for the Throwdown, so people will have to pack up and leave Saturday evening after Throwdown.
Head on over to the website now and check out the competitions, and sign up today! Click the links below to be sent over to the respective page(s).
See y'all on the trail!