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2017 contest information
NOTE: UPDATED KCBS PAYOUT RAISED TO A TOTAL OF $11,000!
PRIZE MONEY – KCBS contest minimum payout of $8000.00. (3/21/17 RAISED TO $11,000.00) Grand champion receives a paid berth and travel fund to the World Food Championship. ALL teams are invited to enter.
CAMPSITE AMENITIES – 50 X 50 size, 30 and 50 amp power, 110 volt power, water, cable and wi-fi at each site. Friday night campsite stay included in entry fee. Bethpage camp-resort charges for any night that the campsite is in use. Teams may choose to add Thursday and/or Saturday night stay for additional fee.
VA Grands Championship – The BBQ Gives Back Contest is pleased to host within the KCBS contest, the VA Grands. The contest is made up of Grand Champions from the sponsoring VA Contests in 2016. Each of the following contests have paid into this separate prize fund. We are pleased to have each of these VA State Championship Contests join together in supporting their respective grand champions. $1000.00 payout to top finishers and the champion of this contest will be awarded an Automatic Qualifier to the World Food Championship pool.
MABA Cup Finals – MABA will present awards to the top finishers from the teams in attendance that won their respective states MABA Cups. These 8 Grand Champions, or their runner ups, that attend our contest will be eligible for $1,000 in prizes paid out by MABA. The MABA Cup Finals champion will be awarded an Automatic Qualifier to the World Food Championship pool.
QUALIFIERS – World Food Championship, The Jack* and The American Royal* *must have 15 teams
GIVING BACK to 2 organizations:
- The first is Team Thanksgiving food bank. With the backing of FEED 250KCBS Meals Mission, one pork butt will be given to each team to cook, chop and turn in after judging is complete. We also ask for teams to donate one grocery bag of dry and/or canned goods if they are able.
- The second is Operation BBQ Relief. Our contest will be making a monetary donation to OBR and anyone wishing to make a voluntary cash or check donation will be able to do so at the time of team check ins.
LODGING – For any team members needing a place to stay other than their campsite, we have secured a hotel rate. If interested contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.