BBQ Teams & Open Competition Information

With regret, The American Royal has decided to cancel the World Series of Barbecue scheduled for September 17-20, 2020. Our barbecue team, in consultation with our partners, local health officials and event sponsors, have explored and exhausted all options of modification that would enable us to be both safe and financially responsible to our not-for-profit organization. It has therefore been determined that holding the Barbecue in 2020 is simply not feasible.

All registered 2020 teams will be given a full refund and we will honor the space/location of teams that competed in 2019 for the 2021 contest as long as they register by first-right-of-refusal. Of note: teams qualified for the Invitational in 2019, 2020 or 2021 (prior to July 1, 2021) will be automatically eligible for our 2021 Invitational.


2019 Results