kcbs logoKCBS sanctions BBQ and Grilling competitions across the U.S. and promotes barbeque as America's cuisine. In addition, KCBS has an extensive Certified Barbeque Judging program. It is the largest society of barbeque enthusiasts in the world.

For the Organizer who wants to have a unique barbeque experience a Competitor’s Series may be contest you are looking for.  With a Competitors Series, the Organizer chooses the types of meats to be cooked, instead of the 4 standard meats used by KCBS.  In addition, the Competitors Series contest allows for alternative heats sources. Traditional sanctioning fees and costs apply. The Competitors Series Contest is not eligible for the American Royal or the Jack Daniels World Championship. In addition, teams who participate in a Competitors Series Contest will not receive KCBS Team of the Year points.

Master Series

This is the most popular type of contest KCBS sanctions. A Master Series requires teams to cook 4 meats (Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork Butt, & Brisket). The cooking source at a Master Series shall be of wood, wood pellets or charcoal. KCBS Rules and regulations apply. Master Series are eligible for American Royal and Jack Daniels World Championship, upon meeting qualifying criteria. In addition, all teams who participate in a Master Series earn points towards KCBS Team of the Year awards presented at our annual banquet. Cumulative points for only the four (4) KCBS categories will determine Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion.