World Series Of Barbecue Judging

JudgesApp

Application Process

Judges application MUST be filled out online – no email or phone entries will be accepted. You may judge more than one contest. Only one form needs to be completed. You will be asked on the form which contest(s) you are applying to participate in. Select all that you are interested in judging.

Notes about judging:

Judges are encouraged to sign up to judge more than one event (with the exception of Open Sides and Kid’s Que due to timing). Filling out an application does not guarantee you a spot judging or as a table captain.

Check back for additional information about judging and registration in early spring. Questions? Email the BBQ Team at [email protected].
 
  • Invitational Judges

    Invitational Judging will occur on Saturday, September 15, 2018.
    The process to become an Invitational Judge is as follows:

    Invitational judges from the year prior (2017) are given first right of refusal to sign up to judge. If additional judging spaces become available, Open judges that have signed up will be selected at random* and asked to judge the Invitational. Invitational judges from 2017 will be notified by June 1st when the 2018 application is available.

    All Invitational judges must be a Certified Barbecue Judge in good standing at the time of the event. Each judge and table captain will be verified with KCBS to confirm good standing.

    If you are not a current CBJ or not in good standing, please take the CBJ courses offered by the American Royal in May or in September at the event.

    All barbecue judging is complementary, but a small donation of $15 is appreciated and goes back to support the American Royal mission.

    *Random judges selected are only those who are current Certified Barbecue Judges.

  • OPEN SIDE JUDGING

    Open sides judging will occur on Saturday, September 15, 2018.

    Judges are selected on a first come – first serve basis.

    Judging is complimentary, but a small donation of $15 is appreciated and goes back to support the American Royal mission.

    Judges may not judge Open Sides and Kids Que due to timing. If a judge signs up for both, they will be placed at one of the events based on the American Royal’s discretion.

    Signing up for both a table captain and a judge is not recommended. Those who sign up as both will be placed as either a table captain or judge at the discretion of the American Royal based on need. Signing up for both table captain and judge does not increase your chances of being selected or guarantee a seat.

    Judging Application

  • OPEN MEAT JUDGING

    Open Meats judging will occur on Sunday, September 16, 2018.

    Judges are selected on a first come – first serve basis.

    Judging is complimentary, but a small donation of $15 is appreciated and goes back to support the American Royal mission.

    Signing up for both a table captain and a judge is not recommended. Those who sign up as both will be placed as either a table captain or judge at the discretion of the American Royal based on need. Signing up for both table captain and judge does not increase your chances of being selected or guarantee a seat.

    Judging Application

  • KIDS QUE JUDGING

    Kids Que Judging will occur on Saturday, September 15, 2018.

    Judges will be tasting both divisions of the competition (hamburger and steak).

    Judges may not judge Open Sides and Kids Que due to timing. If a judge signs up for both, they will be placed at one of the events based on the American Royal's discretion.

    Judging Application

  • PARTY OF THE YEAR JUDGING

    Do you have what it takes to judge the biggest and best party in Kansas City! Each year, teams compete for the high honor of being named the Individual or Corporate Party of the Year. Party of the Year Judging takes place on Friday, September 14, 2018.

    As a judge, you will have the opportunity to inspect these events and rate them on showmanship and overall site appearance.

    LIMITED SPOTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR JUDGING - TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN EARLY SUMMER. CHECK BACK FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND DETAILS.

    Must be 21 or older to participate.

  • Certified Barbecue Class and Table Captains Class

    The American Royal will host a KCBS Certified Barbecue Judging class and a Table Captain class during the 2018 World Series of Barbecue® on Thursday, September 13, 2018.

    All American Royal invitational judges must be certified KCBS judges. These classes will provide you the opportunity to learn about how to judge competition barbecue and further your education in barbecue.

    Barbecue teams: want to learn exactly how your competition protein is judged and help your overall score? Come take the CBJ class on Thursday before the competition begins on Saturday!