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New Virginia Old Settlers BBQ Cook-Off. July 9th 2016

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New Virginia Old settlers BBQ Cook-Off will be held on Saturday July 9th 2016. 
Contestants can pre register by calling 641-449-3200 Wednesday – Saturday 11 am – 8:30 pm or by e-mail: thedepotrestaurantnv@gmail.comThere is no entry fee.

Prizes : Plaques awarded for first place in all categories and certificates for 2nd and 3rd places in all categories  


All teams in the BBQ Contest must be registered to compete in the contest. All entries must be prepared and cooked in the designated cooking area. You may season or prepare the meat as you see fit. Cooking can be done on a charcoal, wood fired, electric, wood pellet, or propane cooker of any design. Safety reasons all flames must be contained no open pit cooking.

Note: You are responsible for observing prudent temperature and sanitary requirements.

1. Each team will consist of a Chief Cook and as many assistants as the Chief Cook deems necessary.
2. Each team will provide a grill/cooker to be used exclusively by that team within the confines of the team’s assigned cooking space.
3. Each team will bring their own products, including meat, seasonings, and cooking equipment.
4. All seasoning and cooking of the product shall be done within the confines of the team’s assigned cooking space.
5. Each team will receive a space to cook in. Vehicles must be parked outside the cooking area. Small “easy up” style tents or umbrellas are permitted for shade.
6. Contestants must adhere to all electrical, fire, health and other codes whether local, county, state or federal.
7. No cooking, seasoning or marinating of any kind may begin before 9 pm July 8th 2016.
8. All contestants are expected to respect the rights of other teams. Profane language or infringement on another team’s area will not be permitted.
9. Any team or team members violating the above rules could result in the team being disqualified and removed from competition. 

Time Line
Team Check In: Starts at 8 pm on July 8th 2016. Teams will be allowed to set up and cook threw the night if they choose to.
3:00 pm July 9th 2016 Judging begins–Poultry, Pork then beef.

Awards Presented after judging in front of judging stand.
Set Up
1. Each team will be assigned a space.
2. Teams will set up behind the Depot restaurant.
3. There will be an area for truck/trailer parking away from the cooking area. No vehicles are allowing in the cooking area, except for loading/unloading.
4. Generators are not allowed and limited electricity will be provided.

BBQ Contest Rules and Regulations
Old Settlers BBQ Cook-off- July 9th, 2016
New Virginia, Iowa
Judging Overview

1. Blind judging containers will be handed out at registration.
2. Teams must prepare 3 boxes for each category entered 1 for each judge.
3. Anything placed in the container that identifies your team will cause your entry to not be scored.
6. All samples must be delivered to the judging location (you will be notified of the judging location or a sign will indicate where) starting at 3:00 p.m.

Judging Criteria
1. Entries will be judged by a judging team of 3 judges. They will be scored in the areas of Appearance,
Tenderness/Texture and Taste. The scoring system is 5 (Excellent) to 2 (bad). All whole numbers between 2 and 9 may be used to score an entry. The starting point is 6. A score of 1 is a disqualification and requires approval by the contest organizer.
2. Garnish will be allowed in the turn-in box.
3. Product may be presented with or without sauce or seasonings.
4. If you choose to use a sauce it must be applied prior to turn in. Sauce must not be pooled in the container. No sauce containers will be allowed in the turn-in box.

2016 New Virginia Old Settlers BBQ Rib Cook Off Registration Form
Team Name: ________________________________________________________________________________
Contact Person: ________________________________________________________________________________
Mailing Address: ________________________________________________________________________________
City, State,Zip ________________________________________________________________________________
Phone: ____________________________ Email: ________________________________________

Any questions please contact Michael Spurling  641-449-3200 Wednesday – Saturday 11 am – 8:30 pm or by e-mail:

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