Kids Que Division Rules
Georgia BBQ Championship Kids Que Competitor Series
Who qualifies as a Kids Que team?
A competitor who is within the age range of at least six (6) years of age, but not more than fifteen (15) years of age.
The competitor shall be accompanied by a parent, or legal guardian, at all times during the competition.
The competitor shall be the only "Pitmaster" on the team, unless accompanied by another competitor who qualifies as a Kids Que competitor but is not currently the "Pitmaster" of another Kids Que Division team.
The competitor shall not receive any active help in preparations of meat, cooking, or presentation boxes of any kind from anyone who is not considered a qualified Kids Que Division competitor of the same team, except where the competitor is physically limited by a legitimate permanent disability.
Competitors may receive limited help from others when concerning various activities deemed as "dangerous," such as using sharp objects, such as knives, getting grills/fires started (including cutting of wood), and removing hot items from grills/fireboxes when help is directly necessary. They may also be assisted in the emptying of any specific containers of ash or gray water.
Ash/gray water must be disposed of as set forth by the contest organizer's instructions.
Regarding Kids Que membership in the 2021 season, the GBC has adopted a new policy regarding requiring memberships for Kids Que to be eligible for trophies and prizes. What does this mean for the 2021 season? It means that any Kids Que team that participates will be eligible for trophies and prizes. However, it will now be up to the parents to keep track of their kid's information and notify us if there are corrections that need to be made on the End of Year points chase page or other rankings page since we will no longer be keeping records of Kids Que teams on our rosters since we'll be removing the product as a whole-- as it is going to no longer be required. So this is a great move by the GBC, but will come with some new responsibilities for the parents of the kids if you are the type of parents who let their kids cook at 14 different names over 3 contests. Best to pick a name, and stick with it so that it's easier for you to keep track of.
What are the requirements to qualify for GBC Pro Competitor Series Prizes/Trophies:
Register as a member of the Georgia BBQ Championship, and compete in at least one competition.
What Do I Get For Joining / Renewing?
GBC Membership Card and Sticker via mail
Official GBC t-shirt
Teams participate in Georgia BBQ Championship Kids Que Competitor Series.
Opportunity for prizes and trophies at the Annual GBC BBQ Bash awarded to the winners.
How are points calculated?
The GBC points system is identical to the KCBS Team of the Year Master Series points race, with two important differences – the number of events that count for GBC scoring is limited to five (5), and there are no “bonus points” awarded depending on the size of the contest. Teams will be awarded GBC points solely based on their finishing order by the following schedule:
Up to five (5) of a team’s highest scores will be totaled to determine each team’s GBC points for the year.
Kids Que rankings are all calculated independently & will all be tracked for prizes and trophies. In order to participate, teams must follow KCBS Rules & Regulations. KCBS membership is encouraged but not required to participate in the GBC, but GBC membership is required to be awarded prizes and trophies at the annual bash.
In the event of a tie, ties will be broken as follows: first tie breaker will be the sum of points earned in up to the first five (5) GBC events cooked by each team for the season. Should there still be a tie, the second tie breaker will be decided by the sum of up to the last five (5) events each team cooks in the season. There will be no Third Tie Breaker. If teams remain tied, prize money for the affected places will be combined and divided evenly among the tied teams.
Upcoming 2021 season changes for the tie-breaker system will do away with the current system and implement a new, straight forward tie-breaker system that goes simply based off of "best scores" in a head-to-head matchup. It will begin with teams' best five (5) comp scores, if still tied, they will roll to their best sixth score, and seventh, and eighth, and so on and so forth until their is a clear winner. If the two teams do not have the same amount of comps cooked, then they will likely end in a tie if they have to roll over to say a fourth tie-breaker where one team has the eighth comp score, but the other team only had cooked seven total comps. In that case, the two (or more) teams would remain tied and their prizes would be split evenly.
If two teams are tied then up to their first five (5) contests in chronological order are summed. If Team A has more points than Team B, then Team A wins the first tie breaker. If the teams still remain tied, then up to their last five (5) contests in chronological order are summed. Whichever team has more points in the second tie breaker will win. There will be no third tie breaker.
The Organizers of the Georgia BBQ Championship (GBC) will not be held responsible for scoring errors or for misspelled team names or information provided by KCBS. The GBC is not responsible for contest cancellations. Prize money will be distributed to the winners once all scores have been tallied and verified by the GBC Board of Directors. The GBC will host an annual event/banquet during which time the winner’s prize money and trophy will be presented. Teams need not be present to win.
Click below to purchase your required annual GBC membership to be eligible for the GBC Kids Que Series Points Race.