This event has been cancelled. For more information please read the press release below”
August 20, 2013
To Whom It May Concern:
Blue Ox Dining Group and The Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa have decided to
pull out of the Kansas City Barbeque Society competition element of the 2013 Art
of BBQ. There will be a non-sanctioned event on October 12 instead of September
20-21, details of which are below.
Between unforeseen circumstances, new business ventures for Blue Ox and another
KCBS-sanctioned event being moved to the same weekend, it is our estimation that
the sanctioned KCBS competition side of this event will not be able to take place
to the high standards expected by our teams and judges. All teams will receive a
total refund of any entry fees paid for 2013. Pulling out of the KCBS competition
is not something either group takes lightly; however, we feel it is the best option.
Considering the costs related to KCBS certification as well as the circumstances
mentioned above, this event is positioned to lose money instead of being a fundraiser
for the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa.
In order to offer our teams an alternative, Blue Ox Dining Group will host a street
party on October 12, 2013 that includes a non-sanctioned, people’s choice cook-off.
All Art of BBQ teams are invited to participate free of charge and will receive
briskets to cook at no cost. The public will be able to participate in this event
with profits going to the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa.
The October 12 event will also include live music and a giant television screen
showing the Oklahoma vs. Texas football game. It is our goal to offer a less competition-oriented
event that is fun for participants and for the general public while also supporting
a worthy cause.
We value the work being done by KCBS and encourage teams and judges to participate
in other contests this fall. More information about sanctioned events can be found
at www.kcbs.us [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001pDpUSYMy2MaHJ2_Yw3gM7lfUUApjGB4FoV10jOUlytIn0uCJJf23Qgktzf6v2xvT3IXgIsBgxql8itB_ye2_RG4SapnZQH9iHMJJ7lhFVPQ=].
Thank you for your continued support, and we hope you will join us October 12!
Blake Ewing Ken Busby
Blue Ox Dining Group Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa