Invitational Competition

We understand that many teams and contest organizers have been forced to cancel or postpone contests and may not have had the chance to qualify this year, therefore we will be expanding our invitational qualifier for this year. In addition to the teams who have qualified for the 2020 Invitational to this point, we will extend and invite to the teams who qualified in the 2019 period (July 2018 – June 2019) to join and compete again in the 2020 Invitational Contest. The extension is for the 2020 Invitational Contest only at this time.

Qualifying Information:

2020 Invitational Contest updated qualifying criteria: For the 2020 Invitational, eligible teams much have won a Grand Champion from a qualifying contest through our partnering sanctioning bodies from June 30, 2018 – July 1, 2020.

Please click on the links/information below for additional details on qualifying information.

Invitational Contest Process and Registration

  • Teams that qualified in the 2019 period (June 30, 2018 – July 1, 2019) do not need to verify their contest again.
  • Teams that have won a Grand Championship in the 2020 period (June 30, 2019 – July 1, 2020) will be required to verify their contest. These teams must work with their winning contest to provide contact information to the American Royal. The American Royal will then send over a form to verify your win. This is NOT your registration.
  • All teams are required to register online.
  • All teams are required to turn in/participate in the open Meats Contest and purchase a space for their team for the weekend.
  • During registration, you will be asked if you are an invitational team (button on the form).
  • The American Royal will cross verify that you are an invitational team.
  • No additional fee is required to participate in the Invitational contest.
  • If you have questions about this process, please email [email protected]


Registration and Open Meats Information

2019 Results