Pro

Pros will be judged based on Kansas City Barbecue Society rules. Download the PDF below to read what those rules are:

KCBS 2017 Rules and Regulations.pdf (456.2 KB)

  • Contestants to cook up to Four Categories (must cook all 4 to qualify for overall place awards): Chicken, Ribs, Pork and Brisket
    1. Meat not provided, and must follow KCBS rules for no pre-seasoning/injecting and will be subject to inspection upon check in
  • Competitors are required to use their own smoker, secret rubs, spices, and injections
  • All cooking has to be done on site.
    1. Participants must provide all equipment used for prepare and cooking.
    2. Turn In Times:
      1. Chicken: 12 pm
      2. Rib: 12:30 pm
      3. Pork: 1 pm
      4. Brisket: 1:30 pm
    3. TEAMS WILL OBSERVE ALL FOOD AND HEALTH SANITATION REQUIREMENTS
    4. Pay outs each day are:

      2017 KCBS Payouts.pdf (30.8 KB)

  • Scoring based off KCBS rules
  • Per KCBS NO unauthorized cookers will be allowed i.e. Electric Smoker
  • Amateur

     
    • Contestants to cook up to three categories (must cook all 3 to qualify for overall place awards): Chicken, Ribs and Pork
      1. Meat not provided, and must follow KCBS rules for no pre-seasoning/injecting and will be subject to inspection upon check in
    • Competitors are required to use their own smoker, secret rubs, spices, and injections
    • All cooking has to be done on site.
       
      1. Participants must provide all equipment used for prepare and cooking.
      2. Turn In Times:
        1. Chicken: 11 am
        2. Rib: 11:30 am
        3. Pork: 12 noon
      3. TEAMS WILL OBSERVE ALL FOOD AND HEALTH SANITATION REQUIREMENTS
      4. Pay out: $1000 total, $250 per category
        1. Grand Champion: $175, 1st Place: $100
        2. Reserve GC: $75, 2nd Place: $75
        3. 3rd Place: $50
        4. 4th Place: $25
      5. Scoring based off KCBS rules
    • Per KCBS NO unauthorized cookers will be allowed i.e. Electric Smoker
    • Please contact us if you have questions.