A quick Technorati search turned up some other blogs covering the 2006 USBC and SCAA happenings in Charlotte.
Bloviating Recap from Chemically Imbalanced - a nice recap of performances from six of the seven finalists that will give you an idea of what really takes place and how intense the competition is. Included are three video clips featuring the signature drink routines of the top three finishers:
Amber Sather (3rd)
Billy Wilson (2nd)
Matt Riddle (1st)
Photo of Matt Riddle with the Grand prize (he also gets a Krups home espresso maker and a trip to Bern, Switzerland for the World Barista Championships).
Wrap-up post from Smelling the Coffee on the Barista Guild and Clover comments.
Wrap-up posts from All Right Mr. Gekko (apparently an Intelly barista) with many photos.
Podcasts from Portafilter.net (MP3 format - for AAC format, go to main page):
1. From the Counter Culture party with Nick Cho (98+ minutes)
2. From the SCAA exhibit floor with Nick Cho and Amber Sather (84 minutes)
3. Dinner with Zoka Coffee at SCAA with Nick Cho (33+ minutes)