Capitol City Cookoff, Jefferson City, MO
The Capitol City Cook-off was held April 17th, 2009 in Jefferson City, MO. If you wanted to get a taste of what tough competition was, Jeff City was the place to be. The field of 55 teams included Munchin Hogs at the Hilton, the 2008 Kansas City Barbecue Society Team of the Year, as well as 54 other excellent teams that included American Royal winners, Jack Daniels Invitational competitors and winners, and top ranked KCBS teams. There was nice weather for the contest and that made things even more enjoyable.
Bruce Ring did a great job of putting on the contest and took care of all the cooker’s needs. The payout of $20,000 is the highest payout in Missouri second only to the American Royal. Twyford BBQ had a good showing in Jefferson City as we tied for first place in brisket and the computer picked us as second. We finished the contest in 8th place overall. We were very happy with our showing within one of the toughest fields of the competition year.