©2019 by Georgia BBQ Championship.

GBC Throwdown

When: November 15-16th, 2019

Where: 75 Fairgrounds, Cedartown, GA 30125

Competition:

This contest is a KCBS sanctioned contest (as well as GBC qualifier) and has Professional, Backyard, and Kids Que divisions. 

Judges:

Please follow this link HERE to enter your information for Holly Bishop to select judges from.

Kids Que:

Kids Que competition (meat is ground beef and will be provided for cooks) will be on Saturday (16th) with a turn-in time of 2 p.m. and they will be given grills to cook on. Age groups will be 6-10, and 11-15. If not enough enter then we will combine groups.

 

If you have a Pro or BY app already submitted, please select "I have a Pro or BY team app" and then use coupon code "kidsque" at checkout to receive your discount. No applications will be accepted without a valid accompanying app in Pro or BY!

Turn-in times:

Professional-- 12pm (Chicken), 12:30pm (Pork Ribs), 1pm (Pork Butt), 1:30pm (Brisket)

Backyard-- 12pm (Chicken), 12:30pm (Pork Ribs), 1pm (Pork Butt)

Kids Que-- 2:30pm for both age groups, kids will share grills two to a grill (Chef's Choice)

Cooking space size:

Cook spaces are generic 20'x30' for Pro, and 20'x20' in BY

Kids Que cooks will be provided grills and space to cook

Arrival & departure:

Teams may arrive from Thursday at 4 p.m., Friday morning at 8 a.m., or Saturday as necessary, but there is no extended stay through Sunday. Please break-down on Saturday evening.

Meat inspection & turn-in boxes:

Meat inspection will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday (15th) until 4 p.m. (or later if necessary). Turn-in boxes will be provided to teams after arrival.

Cooks' Meeting:

There will be a cooks' meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday evening in the judging area.

Prize Money:

 

Pro Overall

Grand $2,000 (includes heavyweight title belt)

Reserve $1,000 ( includes trophy)

Categories

Top 5 (includes trophy)

1st $500

2nd $350

3rd $250

4th $100

5th $50

Ribbons 6-10

Total Pro Payout $8,000

Backyard Overall

Grand $500 (includes trophy)

Categories

Top 3 (includes Trophy)

1st $250

2nd $150

3rd $100

Ribbons 4-10

Total Backyard Payout $2,000

Kids Que

1st Place in each age group award/trophy (still TBD)

All other participants given participation awards

(More details on this will be added as they become available from our contest organizer)

Fees:

Professional $300 includes power & water access

Backyard $200 includes power & water access

Kids Que $25 (or FREE with accompanying APP in Pro or BY comp)

Refund:

PLEASE NOTE! NO REGISTRATION FEE, OR  DEPOSIT, WILL BE REFUNDED AFTER THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST ONE HAS PASSED. THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST A REFUND IS 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE EVENT DATE. ALL REQUESTS AFTER THAT DATE MAY HAVE THEIR DEPOSIT/REGISTRATION FEE FORWARDED TO THE NEXT YEAR'S CONTEST FEE, BUT NO REFUND IS GIVEN AFTER THE DEADLINE.

Payment:

Payment can be made by check, or by credit/debit card. Entrants can also pay $50 deposit upfront to register and save their spot, with a follow-up invoice that is due no later than November 1st, 2019. Anyone wishing to make credit/debit card payments will incur a small convenience charge at checkout.

 

Those totals with fees included are $306.83 (Pro), $204.55 (BY), $25.57 (KQ), and $51.14 (deposit).

If mailing a check, please make sure to list your team name on the check, or include a short note about what the check covers.

Mail check payments to:

 

Georgia BBQ Championship

ATTN: Betsy Allgood

4103 C Rogers Rd

Gainesville, GA 30506

Contact info:

Organizer-- Betsy Allgood

allgood613@icloud.com or (706)802-2554

Judge's Coordinator-- Holly Bishop

bishopwilliam@msn.com or (770)313-6992

Want a paper application?

Click here to download & print a PDF application.

Ready to enter? Teams, click below!

What teams are attending?

Pro

Backyard

Kids Que