The scores have been tabulated and the winner has been declared. “The envelope please”. Harry Soo of ‘Slap Yo’ Daddy’ BBQ’ team has won the crown of ‘Grand Champion’. Harry rolled into the competition late Friday afternoon. He set up his cooking area behind a small ‘U-Haul’ van and worked his magic in a ‘Weber Smokey Mountain’ cooker. He wowed the judges with a first place chicken, sixth place ribs, and a second place brisket. This placed him at the top of seventy four other barbeque warriors. Congratulations Harry, you are an inspiration.
The residents of Lake Havasu were also winners at this event. They were entertained with music and award winning barbeque. The public was able to purchase tickets to sample these smoky delights. We found an attraction that allowed a person to walk on water. You were placed in a plastic bubble and vacuumed shut. You then were able to walk across a pool of water. Once again they did not allow me participate.
Once your stomach was full there was a car show to stroll and walk off your BBQ indulgence. Lots of shining chrome and polished rims were displayed to admire. Hot rods and vintage vehicles were proudly on display.
There were plenty of crafts and fun products to purchase. I found my favorite booth that was manned by “Scotty B’s” hot sauce. My hot sauce pantry will be five bottles bigger when I get home.
This is an image of my fellow barbeque judges taking our oath before the contest. The last line of the oath is: “I accept my duty to be an Official KCBS Certified Judge, so that truth, justice, excellence in Barbeque and the American Way of Life may be strengthened and preserved forever. AMEN!