Ontario’s First Ever KCBS Sanctioned Event!!! Smokin’ for Gold BBQ Championship



Great news for those of us in Ontario that compete. The first ever KCBS Sanctioned Event in Ontario - Smokin’ for Gold BBQ Championship will take place Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9, 2011 Cedar Run Horse Park, Clarksburg.

Why is having a KCBS Sanctioned event good news?  Lets take this right from their website:

The benefits of having a sanctioned BBQ contest are numerous. The Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) is the world’s largest organization of barbeque and grilling enthusiasts. KCBS sanctions nearly 300 contests across the U.S. annually.

A sanctioned contest offers the organizer:

  • (1) Integrity,
  • (2) Experience,
  • (3) A built in base of cookers and judges, and
  • (4) A support system of other organizers and members.

For the teams, it offers the assurance that a contest will be conducted in a professional manner, the prize monies will be awarded as advertised, and that the rules will be followed. Some events start off non-sanctioned and work toward sanction. Generally, if you start off as a KCBS sanctioned event your contest will run smoother, have more trust from the teams, and have a higher success rate. A non-sanctioned event is not highly regarded, nor supported by teams if they are not aligned with a proven entity. However sanctioning alone cannot guaranty the number of teams competing or the success of your event


From the Smokin’ For Gold BBQ Championship  Website :

Kansas City BBQ Society Rules

4 categories Ribs, Pork, Chicken and Brisket

$8,000 IN PRIZES - each category $75 or 4 categories for $200

Grand Champion $2,000.00 Plus Trophy (must enter all 4 BBQ categories)
Reserve Grand Champion $1,000.00 Plus Trophy (must enter all 4 BBQ categories)

Prizes for each category
First Place: $500.00 Plus Trophy
Second Place: $250.00 Plus Trophy
Third Place: $150.00 Plus Trophy
Fourth & Fifth Place: $75.00 Plus plaque
Sixth – 10th Place – plaque


Texas Chili Tolbert Rules – Entry Fee $25

Open Division – Texas Chili – Entry Fee $50

1st place – $500 plus trophy
2nd place – $250 plus trophy
3rd place – $150 plus trophy
4th & 5th place – $50 plus plaque
6th-10th place – plaque

We are looking forward to participating in this event if at all possible and wish them all the best of success!!

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  • Well that is going to be no fun at all for you. I mean what fun is it if you aren’t having to pack everything up for a 1,000 mile trip and beg/borrow/steal the items you forgot on site?

    Plus, you won’t have an 8 hour drive home to
    a) count your massive prize winnings
    b) complain about how miserable and off base the judging was

    :) ;) :) ;)

  • LOL LOve it Chris…

  • Diva! Love the new blog location. Well, new for me, as I’ve been out of the loop a bit. I know it’s been a while, but I wanted to say how much we enjoyed your Pitmaster’s episode. Had the chance to meet and talk with Myron this weekend at the Winter Haven Boys and Girls Club Smoke on the Water BBQ Competition. He sure seems the same in real life as he does on TV.

    Question: Is this new blog location on Facebook’s Networked Blogs? I want to be sure I promote your posts via that app on my “BBQ Smoker Site” FB Page.

    Hope you’re staying well –

    Kevin Sandridge
    Winter Haven, FL

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