BBQ Teams Competition Information

The American Royal World Series of Barbecue is scheduled as planned for the weekend of September 16-19, 2021. The American Royal will proceed with the regulations and policies of the current mandate provided by Wyandotte County through the conclusion of the event. For a full list of details outlining the specific contest procedures & safety guidelines, please click the link below – updated 8.13.2021

Open Meats Contest: Sunday, September 19, 2021

Open Sides Contest: Saturday, September 18, 2021

The Open Competition is open to ALL TEAMS! No invite required to join. The Open Competition during the World Series of Barbecue is the largest contest in the world with close to 500 teams competing each year! This includes the largest payout in the BBQ circuit with over $124,000 in cash prizes and awards!

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 Contest is invite only.  Teams qualified for the Invitational in 2019, 2020 or 2021 (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021) will be automatically eligible for to compete in the Invitational Contest.

Please review the documents below for additional information.

 

2021 TEAM REGISTRATION

BBQ MERCHANDISE 

PAY REGISTRATION BALANCE WITH A CREDIT CARD