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    So I sit down tonight to put in my entries for the Mazer cup, and to my shame and dismay, I see the entries have filled up. It looks like that was the case as of Jan 31 for Petar's sake! Geez Louise! When do have to get an entry in? Christmas?

    Now I don't know what to do. Save them for next year? Enter them in the meadlennium? Keep the precious nectar and drink it myself?
    Decisions, decisions....

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    I think you should send it all to me. I'll be the judge! hic.

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    You should get a pass Medsen, what was the limit this year X number of entries? It seems to be pulling back instead of increasing in popularity as it should be for some reason, no idea why but really it should be X number + any past winners so they know at least some good mead will be in the comp Tell us more about the other comp you mentioned? WVMJ

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    Bummer, what entries were you planning on sending? And when and where is meadlennium? Otherwise, I was thinking of Mead free or Die during the summer... long wait though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mannye View Post
    I think you should send it all to me. I'll be the judge! hic.
    I'll need three 2 liter bottles for each entry... you know, for best in show.

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    The home competition accepted 400 entries, and the commercial 300.
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    The meadlennium is here in Florida. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sourc...nHl_TlGmAfgO0Q

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    Well. That solves my concern quite neatly. Maybe next year. (I know, I know, I said that last year).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelley View Post
    The home competition accepted 400 entries, and the commercial 300.
    We need a bigger longboat...

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    Our shark....
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    I guess I'm going to start making that show mead for next year then. 2015 OB BOMM with oak and vanilla. Dry as a bone but still sweet somehow.

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    I also waited too long, so I have 8 entries in a local BJCP competition. I am a sweet mead away from entering every category.

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    Well the Cavalry has come to the rescue!
    Kernel Crush has allowed me to submit an entry by pulling back one of his. This generous spirit is just one example of the quality of folks who come together to make this GotMead community. It really draws some some exceptional people.

    Thank you Kernel - you're a General in my book! I salute you.
    I tip my cap.
    I owe you one!
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    It would (and it will) be my honor to lose to you.....and 399 others.

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    That is big of you Kernel. Good luck to the both of you.
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    Howdy Everyone. We kept the entry numbers in check this year due to this being a new venue and the astronomical costs associated with moving from our old location to a new one. The Boulder Outlook Hotel was an . . eclectic place to say the least but it was reasonable and had fantastic people providing excellent service. It was also three times less expensive than the other options we had available to us. We also could not use the Outlook again this year because it was bulldozed and built-over for additional University student housing. This year we capped the entries at 400 for the home and 350 for the commercial competition. Both are full with people still asking how they missed the deadline. We have enough judges to handle that load, but more and the quality of the judging comments and detail of the judging would be compromised.

    So be ready to enter next year and watch our facebook page and Twitter feed for the latest and greatest.

    Cheers,

    Pete "Oskaar" Bakulic, Your friendly Mazer Cup International Mead Competition President
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oskaar View Post
    Howdy Everyone. We kept the entry numbers in check this year due to this being a new venue and the astronomical costs associated with moving from our old location to a new one. The Boulder Outlook Hotel was an . . eclectic place to say the least but it was reasonable and had fantastic people providing excellent service. It was also three times less expensive than the other options we had available to us. We also could not use the Outlook again this year because it was bulldozed and built-over for additional University student housing. This year we capped the entries at 400 for the home and 350 for the commercial competition. Both are full with people still asking how they missed the deadline. We have enough judges to handle that load, but more and the quality of the judging comments and detail of the judging would be compromised.

    So be ready to enter next year and watch our facebook page and Twitter feed for the latest and greatest.

    Cheers,

    Pete "Oskaar" Bakulic, Your friendly Mazer Cup International Mead Competition President
    Thanks for the info Oskaar. Something that you might consider for next year:
    It seems that many people were too late based on the maximum number of entries being filled and not the entry deadline. I see that the home competition allows up to 10 entries per person. I am not sure how many people submit multiple entires, but maybe reducing the maximum to something like 3 per person would allow more people to participate.

    I am glad to have submitted an entry for the first time this year and look forward to the feedback. Thanks for organizing such a great competition.

    Dan

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