GBC Summer Showdown

When: July 30th-31st, 2021

Where: Cumming Fairgrounds

235 Castleberry Rd, Cumming, GA 30040

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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 our judges' coordinator to select judges from. 

Kids Que:

Kids Que competition (meat is ground beef and will be provided for cooks) will be on Saturday (31st) 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 are wanting to register a standalone KQ team, or have already submitted a Pro/BY application, just email me at SEC.GBC@gmail.com and I'll get the pertinent details and add them to the list.

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-- 2:00pm for both age groups, kids will share grills two to a grill (Chef's Choice)

Cooking space size:

Cook spaces are generic 20'x40' -ish size, but we can accommodate any rig/setup within reason.

Kids Que cooks will be provided grills and space to cook

Arrival & departure:

Teams may arrive from Thursday at 2 p.m. to Friday beginning at 9 a.m., or Saturday as necessary, and there is an extended stay through Sunday if you need to leave out Sunday morning. (This will differ in November as we only have access to the Fairgrounds from Thursday to Saturday evening for Throwdown).

Meat inspection & turn-in boxes:

Meat inspection will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday (30th) 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 Horton Hall.

Prize Money:

 

This contest will have a set prize payout and is reflected below. 

Pro Purse Total: $10,000

Grand Champion: $2,000

Reserve Grand Champion: $1,500

Each category (of four) will pay the following.

1st- $450

2nd- $350

3rd- $250

4th- $150

5th- $100

6th- $75

7th- $75

8th- $75

9th- $50

10th- $50

Backyard Prize Total: $3,000

Grand Champion: $500

Reserve Grand Champion: $250

Each category (of three) will pay the following.

1st- $250

2nd- $200

3rd- $150

4th- $100

5th- $50

Kids Que Prize Total: $200

Each age group winner (of two) will be awarded $100 

Fees:

Professional $350 includes power & water access

Backyard $200 includes power & water access

Kids Que FREE

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 July 15th, 2021. Anyone wishing to make credit/debit card payments will incur a small convenience charge at checkout.

 

Those totals with fees included are $358.18 (Pro), $204.81 (BY), and $51.43 (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: Showdown

4103 C Rogers Rd

Gainesville, GA 30506

Contact info:

Contest Organizer: Steven Ellis

SEC.GBC@gmail.com or (678)316-6361

Judges' Coordinator: Rachel Harper

bbq@whitefoxrun.com

 

Want a paper application?

Click here to download & print a PDF application.

Ready to enter? Teams, click below!

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What teams are attending?

Pro

Backyard

Kids Que