The Bristol Oyster Bar “The Home of Rhode Island’s Finest Oysters” in partnership with The Ocean State Shellfish Cooperative, and MS WALKER RI are proud to announce “Oyster Madness.” Bristol Oyster Bar has set up a tournament style bracket pitting oyster farms from across the Ocean State against one another. Oyster Madness will begin on Tuesday March 7th at 6 pm at The Bristol Oyster Bar located at 448 Hope St Bristol, RI 02809 and continue each subsequent Tuesday at 6 pm until the “Championshuck” conclusion on Tuesday April 4th at 6 pm.
The tournament is made up of 16 oyster farms and it’s played one-and-done style. The farms are seeded 1 through 8 and sorted into 2 regions. Each round the numbers shrink, going from the “Briny & Sweet 16” all the way to the “Championshuck”. The oysters will be served at the Bristol Oyster Bar in a blind tasting format. Participants that partake in the blind tasting will be required to fill out a scorecard selecting which oysters they prefer. All of the votes will be tallied each week until a final champion is selected.
There are two ways to participate. The first way is to fill out a bracket (available below) and email it to mailto:email@example.com or come and drop it off at the Bristol Oyster Bar. The second way is to fill out a bracket (available below) and to come and participate in the blind tastings. There will be weekly prizes for a best brackets and 2 grand prizes for top score. Check back for complete prizes, rules and regulations.