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!!