NERBC Canceled Due To Hurricane Sandy

Superstorm Sandy and its impact up and down the Eastern seaboard has halted the North East Regional Barista Competition, which had been scheduled to take place over the weekend in Atlantic City. The Bally’s Casino remains boarded up as clean-up crews and rescue workers work through the day to help folks stranded, displaced, and looking for comfort.

Damage up and down Atlantic City (via Twitter)

Here’s the official statement from the SCAA:

After great deliberation with the SCAA Events team and our NERBC Host Sponsor Dallis Bros. Coffee, we have decided that due to the significant safety concerns and travel obstacles created by  Hurricane Sandy it is in the best interest of everyone involved to postpone the NERBC until a later date in the 2012/13 cycle.  This will ensure that everyone involved across the North East Region – our partners, competitors, judges and volunteers – will have safe passage to and from the competition.   As soon as we are able to confirm a new date and time, we will announce it via as well as via our 2013 USBC media sponsors…

How does this news make you feel? Sound off in the comments below and be sure to stay tuned to for more news at it develops…



  1. Crud

    31 October

    Maybe they can move the competition to Baltic Avenue. I hear the rent is cheap! And it’s very close to the Reading Railroad line.

  2. Belch

    31 October

    Straight to FAIL! Don’t collect $200 for passing go!

  3. long duong silver

    30 October

    them odds ain’t good.

  4. Slug

    30 October

    What’re the odds?

  5. Flex

    30 October

    The coordinators looked at the odds and figured holding the event just wasn’t worth the gamble. In the end, postponing the competition for a later date was the best bet for all concerned.

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