BBQ Team Info

Jiggy with the Piggy has been cancelled for 2020. See you in 2021!


Jiggy with the Piggy Champion will qualify for the American Royal Invitational and Jack Daniel's Invitational.


NEW 2020 – Jiggy with the Piggy DOUBLE DOWN 

Chasing Points? Didn’t have a good cook on Saturday? Want to prove yourself again on Sunday? Here’s your chance. Stay Saturday night, catch a ballgame, enjoy the fireworks (again), visit Old Armor Beer Company, watch the summer blockbuster at the Gem Theatre, or relax on the campus lawn before you “double down” and do it all over again on Sunday! Purse prize for Sunday’s Double Down is $15,250. Plus, there is a combined Saturday and Sunday Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion. You must compete on Saturday if you want to compete on Sunday.


2020 Prize Money:
Total Purse $33,950 (includes ancillary contests)
KCBS Purse $31,700

    Saturday   Sunday
Total KCBS Purse   $15,250   $15,250
Champion   $1,250   $1,250
Reserve Champion   $1,000   $1,000
3rd Overall   $750   $750
4th Overall   $500   $500
5th Overall   $200   $200
6th Overall   $100   $100
7th Overall   $100   $100
8th Overall   $100   $100
9th Overall   $100   $100
10th Overall   $100   $100
Highest Finishing
  $250   $250
Chicken, Ribs, Pork and Brisket
1st  Place   $750   $750
2nd Place   $600   $600
3rd  Place   $500   $500
4th  Place   $300   $300
5th  Place   $100   $100
6th  Place   $100   $100
7th  Place   $100   $100
8th  Place   $100   $100
9th  Place   $100   $100
10th  Place   $50   $50
(Saturday & Sunday Combined Scores)
Grand Champion   $700
Reserve Champion   $500


Ancillary Categorie Winnings (All FREE Entries)

  People's Choice
People's Choice
1st  Place $300 $300 $100 $100
2nd Place $200 $200 $75 $75
3rd  Place $100 $100 $50 $50
4th  Place $100 $100 $50 $50
5th  Place $100 $100 $50 $50

2020 Rules and Regulations 

The Jiggy with the Piggy BBQ Challenge will be governed by the competition rules of the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS). The following rules and regulations also apply to the competition:

  1. All contestants are responsible for reading and following the KCBS rules and regulations. (2019-20 Rules)
  2. All contestants are responsible for reading and understanding the contest information on the following pages.
  3. Each team must have fire extinguisher.
  4. Alcoholic beverages are not to be distributed (given away or sold) to the general public by contestants.
  5. Food or unapproved items are not to be distributed (given away or sold) to the general public by contestants.


People's Choice (PC) Advantage

Each team will receive 20 lbs. of wings and/or two boston butts at registration or during meat inspection to be cooked onsite. For those teams interested and willing to use their own wings and/or pork, you are welcome to cook before showing up to the event. Wings and/or pork must be re-heated to a minimum of 165 degrees for 15 seconds and held at a minimum of 140 degrees. All cold items must be held at 41 degrees or below. Even if a team cooks their PC entries in advance,  you will still receive two butts as a thank you. 

People’s Choice Wings (Friday Night): 
•    CASH PRIZE; see below for prize amounts. 
•    Turn-in from 6:00pm to 6:30pm to an off-site People’s Choice Tent. 
•    Teams will not be required to serve the public. 
•    Participating teams will receive wings and an aluminum pan at check-in. 

People’s Choice Pork (Saturday): 
•    CASH PRIZE; see below for prize amounts.
•    Turn-in from 11:00am to 11:30am to an off-site People’s Choice Tent. 
•    Teams will not be responsible for serving the public. 
•    Teams will receive two Boston Butts and an aluminum pan at check-in.  

People’s Choice Dessert (Friday Night): 
•    CASH PRIZE; see below for prize amounts.
•    Turn-in from 6:00pm to 6:30pm. 
•    Teams will not be responsible for serving the public.  
•    MUST BE HOMEMADE; dessert are not to be store bought.
•    Desserts can be made in advance of competition.
•    Prepare a family size serving, not individual servings.
•    Submit uncut desserts; dessert will be cut after being judged on appearance.
•    Teams will receive a blank card to provide dessert info to be shared with the judges.


Meat Inspection

You may choose to have your meat inspected during check-in or once your team is setup on site. The meat inspector(s) will be on-hand to insure the following: Meat/pork/chicken is not marinated or seasoned prior to the event. For KCBS competitions it is perfectly legal to trim the meat/pork/chicken in advance. If you are not ready for meat inspection during check-in, you will receive a flag to place on your site somewhere visible to notify inspectors you are ready for inspection. Meat inspection times are Friday, May 1st, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Cooks must prepare and cook in as sanitary a manner as possible.
  • Teams may trim meats before arrival but must wait until AFTER inspection to season, inject, and cook meats on-site.


Competition Cook Site 

There shall only be one team per BBQ pit, smoker, or grill. Teams sharing cook sites is not permitted. All sites are 25’x50’. If you need more than 25’x50’ let’s be honest, you need to down size.

  • Open fires on the ground are not permitted. We understand that coals need to be created for smoking, so please keep all fires contained. A fire extinguisher must be readily available.
  • Each team must supply its own cooking ingredients, grills/smokers, utensils, tables, chairs, wood, charcoal, and other materials needed by team
  • 20amp (110v) single phase included. Additional power needs may be purchased on team entry form: 30amp (110v) $30 or 50amp (240v) $50. Power will be within 100’ of each site. A certified electrician will be onsite for any power needs.
  • Individual team water hook-ups will be available within 75’ of all competition sites.
  • Barrels will be available for dumping hot ashes/coals, grease, and grey water throughout the competition area. Please use properly marked containers.


Complimentary Breakfast

Complimentary pancakes and sausage or sausage/chicken biscuits will be provided by the Kannapolis YMCA for cook teams from 7:00 am to 8:00 am on Saturday, May 2nd (Not on Sunday). Teams can eat or pick up breakfast in the Laureate Center.