KANSAS CITY BARBECUE SOCIETY (KCBS) BBQ COMPETITION

JUDGE REGISTRATION

The KCBS is the largest sanctioning body in the world of BBQ, and they are back for the 4th year in Ottawa to bring this World Class BBQ Competition.  Teams will be traveling from all over North America to fight for the title of Grand Champion.

We provide you with a 20′ x 30′ spot, you bring your tents, BBQs, tables and all you need, including your Chicken, Ribs, Pork and Briskets.

Turn Ins are on Sunday, starting at 12:00 PM.

Previous winners of this contest are:

  • 2015 – Smokin Boys & Hot Grills – Ottawa, ON
  • 2016 – Smokin Hoggz, Boston, MA, USA
  • 2017 – Shortsville SMokers, Shortsville, New York, USA

Full KCBS Rules can be found here.

Standard 20' x 30' KCBS Site
BUY 20 x 30
Large KCBS Site
BUY 20 x 40

KCBS COMPETITION SCHEDULE

DATE TIME ACTIVITY
Saturday, May 25 6:00 PM KCBS Cooks Meeting
Sunday, May 26 11:00 AM KCBS Judges Meeting
Sunday, May 26 12:00 PM Chicken Turn In
Sunday, May 26 12:30 PM Ribs Turn In
Sunday, May 26 1:00 PM Pork Turn In
Sunday, May 26 1:30 PM Brisket Turn In
Sunday, May 26 5:00 PM Awards Ceremony

STEAK COOKOFF ASSOCIATION (SCA) STEAK COMPETITION

Do you cook the best steak in your neighborhood?  Are you the king of your cul-de-sac?  Bring your backyard skills to a Steak Cookoff Association (SCA) sanctioned cookoff and compete for cash, trophies, and prizes.  

As an added bonus, your admission to the Steak Contest also comes with free entry to the Grilled Cheese Contest! 

We provide you with a 10′ x 10′ spot, you bring your tent, BBQs, table and all you need.  We even provide you the steaks!!

1st Place wins $1,000!  We pay and trophy to fifth Place in Steak and 3rd in Grilled Cheese

Turn Ins are on Saturday, time TBD

SCA events are family friendly and it’s common to see the entire family participating.  We’ve had husbands and wives create their own teams to compete against each other, even father and sons, and sometimes three generations  competing at the same event .  If you have a passion for grilling and the great outdoors sign up for an event today. You will meet a great group of people that soon become friends and you too will use #SCAFAMILY.

Register Here for the Steak Cookoff!
REGISTER YOUR TEAM
Become a Certified Steak Judge!!
BECOME A JUDGE

STEAK COOKOFF SCHEDULE

DATE TIME ACTIVITY
Saturday, May 25 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM SCA Certified BBQ Judge Class
Saturday, May 25 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM SCA Cooks Meeting & Meat Selection
Saturday, May 25 11:00 AM SCA Judges Meeting
Saturday, May 25 12:00 PM – 12:15 PM Grilled Cheese Turn In
Saturday, May 25 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Steak Cheese Turn In
Saturday, May 25 5:00 PM Awards Ceremony

BACKYARD BBQ MASTER (AMATEUR) COMPETITION

JUDGE REGISTRATION

Many Competition BBQ Teams got their start in a contest just like this one!  Whether you call it a Backyard Contest or Amateur Contest, the idea is the same:  We give you Chickens and Ribs, and you try and wow the judges.

We provide you with a 20′ x 20′ spot, you bring your tents, BBQs, tables and all you need.  We give you the food and 6 hours to prepare 6 portions of each meat, cooked over Charcoal, Wood Pellet or Wood Chunk.  No gas grills here!

Show us what you are made of and win cash, prizes and trophies!

Overall Grand Champion wins $500, a Trophy, and admission to the 514 BBQ Backyard Competition in Montreal, Quebec, 3 weeks later!  We pay and trophy to fifth place in each category and 5th Place Overall

Turn Ins are on Saturday.  Precise times TBD.

20' x 20' Cook site for Backyard BBQ Master
REGISTER YOUR TEAM

BBQ Pitmaster Classes

Eatapedia's School of BBQ!

Eatapedia’s School of BBQ is offering Backyard BBQ Pitmaster Classes in Feb and March.  Offered by a National BBQ Champion, who got his start in an Amateur Contest in Ottawa, in 2010.

BACKYARD BBQ MASTER SCHEDULE

DATE TIME ACTIVITY
Saturday, May 25 7:30 AM Backyard Cooks Meeting & Meat Selection
Saturday, May 25 11:30 AM Backyard Judges Meeting
Saturday, May 25 2:30 PM Chicken Turn In
Saturday, May 25 3:00 PM Ribs Turn In
Saturday, May 25 5:00 PM Awards Ceremony

NEW LOOK KIDS Q COMPETITION

JUDGE REGISTRATION

Kids Q is a great contest that allows our kids to shine.  We give the kids the main ingredients (for example, hot dogs, wings, bacon…) and they show off their creativity on the pit.  2 categories of food will be selected.

We will have 2 age groups for this contest: 

Ages 5 – 11 in one division and 12 – 16 in the other.

The Junior Pitmasters will be responsible for trimming, cooking and serving their dishes to the judges who will visit them on site.  During this visit, the judges should be seated and presented their Pitmasters’ creations.  Judges will ask the cooks some questions and will then  and let the kids describe their dishes and cooking process.  Parents are allowed to help with fire and sharp knives, but the rest of the cook must be run by the kids.

Cash, Prizes and Trophies are awarded to the top 3 contestants in all divisions and categories.  (We also find a way of recognizing some achievements by the other kids, and we make sure they all involved and have a day filled with memories.)  

Dishes will be announced prior to the event, and the main ingredients will be provided, courtesy of New Look Eyewear.

This is a Saturday contest.  Children of any competitor, in any contest, are invited.

New Look Kids Q Cook SIte
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NEW LOOK KIDS Q SCHEDULE

DATE TIME ACTIVITY
Saturday, May 25 12:30 PM New Look Kids Q Cooks Meeting & Ingredient Selection
Saturday, May 25 1:00 PM New Look Kids Q Judges Meeting
Saturday, May 25 2:30 PM New Look Kids Q Onsite Judging
Saturday, May 25 5:00 PM Awards Ceremony