Rub Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 American Royal World Series of Barbecue® Rub Contest presented by Old World Spices & Seasonings, Inc.

The American Royal World Series of Barbecue® Rub Contest was held on August 16, 2020 at the American Royal. The contest is the largest BBQ rub contest in the world with entries competing from 28 states and 7 countries. Each entry was judged in a blind tasting on their appearance, texture, taste alone, and taste on unseasoned barbecue meat.

Rub Entry Information:

  • There was a maximum capacity of 200 entries for the contest
  • Categories: Mild and Hot

If you have questions or would like additional information about the Rub Contest, please email the BBQ team at [email protected]

Congratulations to the 2020 “Best Rub on the Planet” Winner, Crawford’s BBQ SA Rub and all of the 2020 Rub Contest winners.

Category Winners:

Mild Rub

1st Place – SA, Crawford’s BBQ – Helotes, TX

2nd Place – Chick N’ Rub, Rufus Teague – Shawnee, KS

3rd Place – Ham Grenade, WarPig BBQ – Houston, TX

Hot Rub

1st Place – Smokey KC, Burnt Finger BBQ – Lees Summit

2nd Place – SDQ Hot BBQ Rub, ScoobyDoobyQue LLC – Overland Park, KS

3rd Place – Dave’s Rub a Dub Dub Dittle Datil, Dave’s Rub a Dub Dub – Jacksonville, FL

2020 Results

Full results for the 2020 American Royal World Series of Barbecue® Rub Contest by category are below.

2020 RESULTS: OVERALL RANKING   2020 RESULTS: HOT   2020 RESULTS: MILD

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