BBQ Team Info

2020 Team applications will be available mid-January. 

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


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
Appearance Taste
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

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 Cannon Memorial 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.


Confirmed Teams (TBD)