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Register Your 2021 Backyard BBQ Contest

  • 1 Jan 2021
  • (UTC-06:00)
  • 1 Dec 2021
  • (UTC-06:00)
  • Online



This form is used to submit and register Backyard contests to the MN BBQ Society website calendar.

Registration: Registration will collect all the necessary information to post your contest (Contest name/description/dates/logo). When registering, enter the  Event email address (where event communications should be sent), and the Event Organizer's name.

Optional: Team Of The Year Contest: If you would like your contest to be considered for MN TOY (Team of the Year), please be sure to indicate that during registration. The Society will determine if your contest meets the criteria for TOY. If it does, your contest will be advertised and counted as a TOY event for the year.

Contest Cancellations: If your contest is cancelled, please return to this event page and cancel your contest registration. This will indicate to the Society to update and remove your contest from the website calendar.

Backyard TOY (Team of the Year) Contest Criteria:

All KCBS sanctioned backyard contests will be included in the TOY contest. Organizers must still submit their event to MBS. Contests that are not KCBS sanctioned are still eligible to participate in the TOY contest but must meet the following requirements:

  • Contest must be able to accommodate 15 or more teams
  • Contest must have 12 teams compete
  • Contest must have both pork ribs (spare or baby back) and chicken (must allow cooks choice of cut that is consistent with KCBS) 
  • Only ribs and chicken will count towards Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion, additional categories are permitted but will not be included for overall standings
  • Contest must use either KCBS scoring or Minnesota BBQ Society scoring system
  • Organizer is responsible for submitting scores to MBS.  Scoring must be turned in within one week after the contest.  If scores are not submitted the results may not be considered for team of the year. If using KCBS Scoring confirm information has been sent to the TOY committee.
  • Blind judging is required.
  • It is suggested that Team of the Year contests use 50% or more KCBS trained judges.  The Minnesota BBQ Society can assist in recruiting judges if needed.  If 50% trained judges are not available the Minnesota BBQ Society Judges Training Guide should be provided and discussed prior to beginning judging at the contest.
  • A 2021 TOY contest will be included for 2022 as long as the name and contest date are consistent and all TOY requirements continue to be met as well as a new application is completed.  If two contests are held on the same date the contest with more TOY tenure will have priority for TOY.
  • Unless granted approval by the MBS board, there shall only be one TOY contest per date.
  • Organizer should be a member of the MBS and in good standing.

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