This is the most popular type of contest KCBS sanctions. A Master Series Sanctioned Contest requires the teams to cook 4 types of meat (Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork Butt, & Brisket). The cooking source at a Master Series Sanctioned Contest shall be of wood, wood pellets or charcoal. KCBS Rules and regulations apply. Master Series Sanctioned Contests are eligible for the American Royal and the Jack Daniels World Championship. In addition, all KCBS team members who participate in a Master Series Sanctioned Contest earn points towards the KCBS Team of the Year awards held each year at our annual banquet.
KCBS Master Series Payout
To further inspire Pitmasters about the versatility of turkey on the smoker, the National Turkey Federation is continuing their partnership with the Kansas City Barbeque Society for the Turkey Smoke Series. The Turkey Smoke Series will incorporate a turkey category into select KCBS-sanctioned contests across the U.S. during the 2022 barbeque season. Thousands of dollars in extra prize money and bragging rights will be up for grabs! Winning recipes will also be featured across KCBS and the National Turkey Federation websites and social channels.
Hoosier Turkey Smoke Series Payout
2nd Place $ 200
3rd Place $ 150
4th Place $ 125
5th Place $100
If you are only interested in competing in the Turkey Smoke event (Click here)
This is a contest where only one meat is cooked, following KCBS Master Series rules. A One-Meat contest may be added to an existing contest as a fun event for the day prior to the main contest. It can also be a stand-alone contest for a smaller venue or when there is less time available. Any of the four main KCBS meats may be used (Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork, Brisket). KCBS Master Series and Backyard cooks will earn Team of the Year points for the specific category. This provides an incentive for pitmasters to choose specific contests for extra KCBS Team of the Year points. A One-Meat Contest is also a great way to give new teams an opportunity to try to compete in a more approachable contest.
2nd Place $ 200
3rd Place $ 150
4th Place $ 125
5th Place $100
If you are only interested in competing in the KCBS Rib Burn event (Click here)
Back again in 2022: The Kid's Q Competition is open for all aspiring chefs ages 6 to 15. Spots are limited, so be sure to sign up today!
KidsQ Payout $600
Ages 11 and Under Ages 12-16
Champion $150 Champion $150
2nd Place $ 100 2nd Place $ 100
3rd Place $ 50 3rd Place $ 50
If you are only interested in competing in the KCBS KidsQ event (Click here)
Hoosier BBQ Classic Kids Que Rules
Kid’s Que 2022
*The mission of Kid’s Que contests is to support youth in their quest to learn to cook and barbeque in a safe and fair competition, thus we have some requirements. The child must have some basic skills to be able to compete
*Parents can encourage their children, but cannot help/ do any of the cooking. Each entry shall be cooked by one child only.
*The child must do the preparation, cooking, and presentation. This means that the child should be able to put his/her own protein on the grill/smoker, turn his/her own protein on the grill/smoker, remove the protein from the grill/smoker, and do all garnishing (if garnish is being used). If a child is unable to do all of these, he/she may not possess the skill to cook at this time.
*Each Competitor will be provided 1 lb of ground beef for the event. The ground beef must be the main protein source however other accompanying proteins such as bacon or sausage may be used in conjunction with the ground beef.
*The ground beef must be the primary protein and component of the entry. Accompanying or complementary edible ingredients ARE allowed (e.g., mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, relish, fruits, vegetables, cheese, bread, etc. If used, these complementary ingredients shall be part of the individual serving portions and cannot be used as a container garnish.
*KCBS garnish rule 13 applies. Garnish is optional. If used, once determined to be legal, garnish plays no further role in the appearance score. When used, garnish is limited to chopped, sliced, shredded or whole leaves of fresh green lettuce, curly parsley, flat leaf parsley, curly green kale and/or cilantro.
There are two age divisions
*11 and under
*12 through 16
Kid’s Que Competitors:
*Must be able to temp and flip their own food.
*Are allowed to bring a page of written or pictorial notes with them for guidance but must be able to read/follow it themselves. It helps if the children make these note sheets themselves.
*Competitors are allowed to trim their own meats as needed under the supervision of the Cook Safety Coordinator.
*Each entry shall be cooked by one child only
Kids Que Supply Checklist
A list of items needed:
*Rubs, sauces, and other ingredients to be used in preparation of entry
*Garnish, if used
*Mixing bowls/spoons if needed
*Charcoal, wood fired or pellet grill
Garnish is optional. If used, once determined to be legal, garnish plays no further role in the appearance score. When used, garnish is limited to chopped, sliced, shredded or whole leaves of fresh green lettuce, curly parsley, flat leaf parsley, curly green kale and/or cilantro. PROHIBITED GARNISHES are lettuce cores and other vegetation, including but not limited to endive, red tipped lettuce. "PROHIBITED" garnish shall result in a penalty score of one (1) on Appearance.
Kids Que Items Supplied by the Hoosier BBQ Classic
*9X9 foam container for turn-in
*Trash can in kids que prep area
Kids Que Timeline
*9:30 AM Kids Que Cooks Meeting
*2:30 PM Kids Que Turn-In (2:25 to 2:35)
*5 PM Awards
Hoosier BBQ Classic 2022
WAIVER of LIABILITY: In consideration of your acceptance of this entry form and fee, I, the undersigned intending to be legally bound, do hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, waive and release any and all rights and claims for damages I may have against Hoosier BBQ Classic, KCBS, Johnson County Fairground, event sponsors and their agents, successors and assigns for any and all injuries suffered to me in this event. I further grant permission to Hoosier BBQ Classic and/or agents authorized by them to use any photographs, videotapes or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose.
All team registration fees are non-refundable. In the event that the contest has to be cancelled due to any Federal, State, or Local ordinances all entry fees will be refunded
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