When: November 19th-20th, 2021
Where: Cumming Fairgrounds
235 Castleberry Rd, Cumming, GA 30040
This contest is a KCBS sanctioned contest (as well as GBC qualifier) and has Professional, Backyard, and Kids Que divisions.
Please follow this link HERE to enter your information for our judges' coordinator to select judges from.
Kids Que competition (meat is ground beef and will be provided for cooks) will be on Saturday (20th) 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.
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 but can accommodate any size 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, but there is no extended stay through Sunday. Please break-down on Saturday evening as they have another scheduled event at the fairgrounds Sunday morning.
Meat inspection & turn-in boxes:
Meat inspection will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday (20th) until 4 p.m. (or later if necessary). Turn-in boxes will be provided to teams after arrival.
There will be a cooks' meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday evening in Horton Hall.
This contest will have a minimum prize payout and is based on a cash-in/cash-out basis, which is reflected below.
Pro Purse Total: $2,475
Grand Champion: $500
Reserve Grand Champion: $375
Each category (of four) will pay the following.
Backyard Prize Total: $1,025
Grand Champion: $200
Reserve Grand Champion: $150
Each category (of three) will pay the following.
Kids Que Prize Total: $100
Each age group winner (of two) will be awarded $50
The competition will feature a "Cash-in/Cash-out" style of payout, meaning that, after all of our expenses are paid (estimated $10,250 expenses) then the prize pool will be divided up and paid out based upon the additional fees collected outside of our breakeven point.
A sample system can be found in the table below, and will be updated as teams register/leave. The end prize pool will be based on the final tally of teams as of Friday night prior to the contest, so that we know how many fees we've collected from those attending. All payouts will be made in cash, and in increments of $25 (whichever is closest via the spreadsheet below).
The sample below is based off of what number of teams we essentially had at our Summer Showdown contest. If the numbers are similar in November, then you can expect to see the payouts below.
Professional $350 includes power & water access
Backyard $200 includes power & water access
Kids Que FREE
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 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 5th, 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
4103 C Rogers Rd
Gainesville, GA 30506
Contest Organizer: Scott Smith
firstname.lastname@example.org or (770)547-0110
Judges' Coordinator: TBD
Want a paper application?
Click here to download & print a PDF application.
Ready to enter? Teams, click below!