GBC Throwdown

When: November 19th-20th, 2021

Where: Cumming Fairgrounds

235 Castleberry Rd, Cumming, GA 30040

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 (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.

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 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.

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

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 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

ATTN: Throwdown

4103 C Rogers Rd

Gainesville, GA 30506

Contact info:

Contest Organizer: Scott Smith

scottcs1@bellsouth.net 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!

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What teams are attending?

Pro

Backyard

Kids Que