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In Reply to: Royal Rules posted by Utah Jake on September 12, 2012 at 15:45:43:
I agree the AR and Jack need to review their criteria. We are in a very rural area and have struggled every year to meet the team minimums. We made it in year 1 and 2 but this year looks very bleak.
I believe teams are watching their money a lot closer in these tough times and are staying close to home and cutting way back on the number of contests they do. I believe we've done everything right and offer a pretty decent purse, much better than a lot of others, but we can't seem to attact 25+ teams consistently. We are 200+ miles from anything that could be considered a metro area and happen to be the largest community in that 200+ mile radius; but the teams are very few inside that radius.
It may be time for us to reconsider why we even do a contest if we have to meet the same high team counts as contests in metro and regional areas :/
Just my nickels worth.
By the way - anyone looking for a good simple contest next weekend - Sept 21-22 - give us a look - Sky's the Limit BBQ Classic in Garden City KS
Robert in Garden City
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