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In Reply to: Re: American Royal Invent.. Jack Daniels, Sams Club... posted by Big Creek BBQ - Jef on October 11, 2011 at 09:39:49:
Last year was a strange year with all the natural disasters and $4 gas that prevented many teams from entering and to add to that in my opinion some wanted to see how (or if) the first one went off. I also think the "rumors" that circulated prior to the event about it being cancelled if it didn't hit X amount of teams did it no good.
Now that people know that it was/is an outstanding,fun event that will happen no matter what and to add to that it pays way down in the field with a large payout to GC/RGC I will be surprised if there's not double or triple the teams this year.
As for the money part, that may not be the primary draw for some but lets not kid ourselves for many (around AZ most from what I've seen) the prize is definitely a big, big deal.
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