BBQ Teams & Open Competition Information

Registration for the 2020 American Royal World Series of Barbecue is now open. The health and safety of our guests is our top priority. With changes surrounding COVID-19, some timelines and event/contest information may change. If event details, guidelines and/or operations change and update, we will communicate with our registered teams via email and update our website.

Open Meat Contest Information:

The World Series of Barbecue Open Meat Competition is available to any and all teams who would like to come down and show off their best BBQ skills. There is no qualifier to enter/compete in the open competition. The Open Meat Competition is the world’s largest barbecue contest with nearly 500 competition teams from around the world! The contest is sanctioned by KCBS and participating teams must turn in at least one protein from the four main (Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork shoulder/Boston Butt and Beef Brisket).

Registration Information:

  • All teams are required to register online.

  • All teams must purchase a team space which includes the team footprint and entry into the Open Meat and Invitational contest (if applicable)

  • All teams, including invitational qualifiers, must compete in the open meat contest.

Team Registration

BBQ Account Access

2019 Results