The American Royal World Series of Barbecue is the largest barbecue competition in the world, bringing teams together from across the United States and across the oceans, seas, and ponds to compete for the title of American Grand Champion.
The World Series of Barbecue Open Competition is available to any team who can come down and show off their best barbecue skills! Teams compete in Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork (shoulder or Boston Butt) and Beef Brisket. In order to be eligible for Grand Champion, Open teams must turn in for all four categories.
Additionally, teams can compete in each category alone, a Sausage category, sides and/or desserts.
The Invitational Competition is invite only. The invitational qualifying period has been extended to include teams who have won a Grand Championship from July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022.