The 2017 American Royal World Series of Barbecue® Invitational Contest hosted 129 of some of the most talented teams from across the world. The contest was held on September 2, 2017 and Clark Crew BBQ took the highest honor of Grand Champion.
In order to be eligible for the 2017 Invitational Contest, teams were required to have won a Grand Champion from a qualifying contest through one of our partnering sanctioning bodies prior to July 1, 2017.
All teams invited to compete in the Invitational Contest were required to cook in both the Invitational and the Open Meats Contest.
For more information on qualifying contest criteria, international contest criteria, or on becoming a partnered sanctioning body with the American Royal, please review the following documents.