KCBS COOK RULES:
Each contest is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, whose rules apply to the four main KCBS entries of Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork and Beef Brisket. See Rulebook at . Eligible competitors also can earn points towards the NEBS "Team of the Year” by registering themselves on .
Each team must attend the Mandatory cooks meeting (VIP building). The turn in location, and any other questions will be answered at this time. It is suggested that all contestants and advisors attend this meeting. Your numbered boxes will be handed out at this time.
Each team will receive individual judge’s scores in each category as well as any feedback the judges wish to include as to why they scored the way they did.
Questions regarding scoring / weighting factors / point system, etc. shoud be directed to your contest rep. The decision of the judges, contest reps and organizers are final.
All KCBS rules apply as presented on their respective websites and Rules of Conduct apply to all areas of the competition areas.
Electricity: please communicate your electrical needs to Dmitry on your application.
Electricity for light general use only such as lighting is provided at no cost. Please bring 100’ of extension cord and outdoor rated power strips for your electrical hookup. If you have higher electrical requirements than general lighting you must bring your own quiet run generator.
Ice: Ice is available on-site at a nominal cost.
Meat Storage/Food Handling: Proper storage of meat is required. It must be maintained below 40F or above 140F. Proper handling of food is required.
Donate left-over food. Leftover food will be picked up by the ILBBQF volunteers. More details will be provided at the Cooks Meeting.
I Love Barbecue & Music Festival proudly present
Quinn Family Barbecue and Hot Sauce Competition in memory of Jimmy and Jeremy Quinn
Rules and Regulations
Each competing participant will receive 3 x 2 oz cups for each of the categories.
A panel of 3 judges will taste each of the assigned 2 oz cups with corn chips provided by the organizers. Supervisor of this event will number provided cups to the judges. Only Supervisor will know name of the teams. Judging will be blind.
Judges scores will be based on taste only: 1 point for tasty, 3 points for very tasty, 5 points excellent, 7 points fantastic.
Awards: 1st place in BBQ category and first place in Hot sauce category will receive trophy, $100 in cash. 2nd place for each category will receive $50, 3rd – place for each category $25. Overall winner gets $200.
The Best Ribs in the EAST/$Buck a Rib – People’s Choice Award
In memory of Mike Grudzinskas.
From 1:00 pm till 2:30 pm on Saturday, September 3trd, teams will be able to sell RIBS FOR $1 EACH to the general public, You can bring pre-smoked ribs or raw if you wish. During this event, your team would need to sell to general public 300 ribs (just for year 2021). You must sell ribs as an individual bone only and for $1 only. You can’t sell half a rack or full rack of ribs. After 3:00 pm, if you have some ribs left – I would like to distribute them to volunteers.
Winner will be determine by general public who will receive tokens when purchasing their tickets to enter our venue. Each person will receive one token that they can deposit in to bucket of the team that they prefer. After event is over volunteers will collect buckets and count which teams have THE MOST TOKENS. After calculating each bucket of tokens we will determine who is the winner, second place, third place all the way to 10TH PLACE.
Winner will receive $500 cash and prizes, second place $300 and prize, third place $250 and prize, 4-10 place $50. Total $1450 in cash and prizes each day
KCBS Steak competition
Steak Competition is sanctioned by KCBS accordingly, the KCBS rules and regulations apply. Cash prizes TBA in August
The KCBS Contest is sanctioned by KCBS and, accordingly, the KCBS Rules and Regulations apply. It is recommended to download the KCBS Rules and Regulations handbook at on the KCBS.us website.
For year 2021only - Total Cash prizes $5,500
Grand Champion $1,500
Reserve - $1,00
Reserve/Reserve - $1,000
Each category - $500
Rules and Regulations for I love Barbecue Youth World Championship
First place (overall) $500, prizes and Paul Smiths College scholarship
Second place (overall) $300, prizes and Paul Smiths College scholarship
Third place (overall) $200, prizes and Paul Smiths College scholarship
* contestant needs to be 12-17 years old
The Decision and interpretations of the I Love Barbecue Youth Division Rules and Regulations are at the discretion of the ILBYWC Contest Representatives at the contest. Their decisions and interpretation are final.
Contestants- The youth division will be open to all youth’s competitors Ages 12-16 individually or as teams. Competitors must be 12 years old on the year of the event. Documentation will be required for all contestants to verify age. Drivers license or permit, HS ID and birth certificate, etc. Permission slips must be signed by a parent or guardian for any contestant under age 18. Each team can have up to 2 apprentice’s age 10-15 years old.
(Each team may have up to 2 Adult advisors who are responsible for the team (the advisors will be able to help in a verbal capacity. They will also be permitted to start and tend the fire-but not the actual cooking of the product.) The actual prep, cooking and presentation of the product are the sole responsibility of the members of the team. Any team whose advisor steps beyond the bounds outlined above will be disqualified.
Each team will be assigned either a cooking space of their own, or one to mentor with a professional team.
Contestants may provide their own equipment but may use equipment and supplies if available and arranged in advance. Contestants must adhere to all electrical, fire and other codes.A fire extinguisher shall be near all cooking devices.
Fires shall be of wood, wood pellets or charcoal. Gas and electric heat sources shall not be permitted for cooking or holding. Propane or electric is permitted as fire starters only, provided that the competition meat is not in/ on the cooking device. Electrical accessories such as spits, augers, or forced draft are permitted. No open pits or holes are permitted except at the election of the contest organizer. Fires shall not be built on the ground.
Parboiling and/ or deep- frying competition meat is not allowed.
All competition meats shall be inspected by the Official Meat Inspector during the times established by the contest organizer but not prior to the day before judging. Once the competition meat has been inspected, it shall not leave the contest site. Cooking shall not begin until the competition meat has been inspected by the Official Meat Inspector. All competition meat shall start out raw. No pre- seasoned meat is allowed other than manufacturer enhanced or injected products, as shown on label (EXCLUDING (but not limited
to): teriyaki, lemon pepper or butter injected). When the contest organizer supplies the meat, the contestant is not required to enter only that meat. (Competition meat not meeting these qualifications shall be disqualified; given a one (1) in all criteria by all six judges)
No Garnish will be permitted
The three ILBBQF youth division categories: Chicken: includes Cornish Game Hen and Kosher chicken. Pork ribs: ribs shall include the bone. Country style ribs are prohibited. Dessert must be cooked and assembled on site.
Entries will be submitted in an approved ILBYWC container, provided by the contest organizer. The team numbers must be on the top of the box. The box shall not be marked in anyway so as to make the box identifiable. (Marked entries will receive a one (1) in all criteria from all Judges).
Each contestant must submit at least eight (8) separate pieces in the box for judging. If there is not a piece for each judge to sample, the shorted judge(s) will score a one (1) on all criteria, and the judges having samples will change the Presentation score to one (1).)
The Dessert maybe presented any style, dish, pan, plate, platter, and will be divided at the judging table.
Turn- in times will be announced at the Cooks Meeting. An entry will be judged only at the time
Established by the contest organizer. The allowable turn- in time will be five (5) minutes
before to five (5) minutes after the posted time with no tolerance. Late entries will not be accepted.
Judging typically starts at Noon on Saturday, but could vary at any contest and be once an hour.
The three (3) Youth Division categories will be judged in the following order:
CHICKEN - times TBA
PORK RIBS – TBA
DESSERT - TBA
11. The following cleanliness and safety rules will apply:
A. No use of any tobacco products in the pit area.
B. Cleanliness of the cook, assistant cooks, cooking device( s) and the team’s assigned cooking space is required.
C. It is required that all team members as well as Advisors dress in a team uniform identifying all individuals as member of the said team. Points will be awarded or removed based on criteria during outside judging. If you are school team it is suggested you involve your school art department to help create and produce your unique Team logo and apparel to promote team spirit.
D. Sanitizing of work area should be implemented with use of bleach/water rinse. Each contestant will provide a separate container for washing, rinsing and sanitizing of utensils.
E. First aid is not required to be provided by the contest, except at the election of the contest organizer.
F. Prior to cooking, meat must be maintained a 40 degrees or less.
G. After cooking, all meat:
(a) Must be held at 140 degrees or above, -- or—
(b) Cooked potentially hazardous food shall be cooled:
(1) Within 2 hours from 140 degrees F to70 degrees F and
(2) Within 4 hours from 70 degrees F to 41 degrees F or less
(3) Potentially hazardous food (meat) that is cooked, properly cooled, and later reheated for hot holding and
serving shall be reheated so that all parts of the food reach a temperature of at least 165 degrees F for a
minimum of 15 seconds.
14. It is the responsibility of the contestant to see that the team’s assigned cooking space is clean and orderly
following the contest. All fires must be put out, pits filled (if allowed by contest organizer), and all equipment
removed from site. It is imperative that clean- up be thorough. Any team’s assigned cooking space left in
disarray or with loose trash, other than at trash containers, may disqualify the team from future participation
at ILBYWC sanctioned events.
15. There will be no refund of entry fees for any reason, except at the election of the contest organizer.
16. Showmanship will be scored by an onsite judge and will include cleanliness of site, team uniform and
knowledge of rules. (each team will be asked 5 questions based on these rules)
17. The following are grounds for Disqualification and removal from the contest
A. Use of alcoholic beverages.
B. Use of illegal controlled substances
C. Foul, abusive or unacceptable language
D. Fighting and/ or disorderly conduct
E. Theft, dishonesty, cheating, use of prohibited meats, or any act involving moral turpitude.
F. Use of gas or other auxiliary heat sources inside the cooking device.
G. Advisor-Hands on doing any part of the process
Judging Procedures ILBYWC sanctioning allows for blind judging only. Entries will
be submitted on approved pre-numbered ILBYWC plates provided by the contest organizer. The plates will be
brought to the judges table and renumbered by a Rep or authorized personnel before being presented to the
1. Judges may not fraternize with teams on turn- in day until conclusion of judging.
2. Judging will be done by a team of 6 persons, who are at least 16 years of age.
(Only Judges, Contest Reps and necessary support staff are allowed in judging area during the judging process. No other
activities are permitted in the judging area, during judging process. )
3. Each judge will first score all the samples for presentation of the category based on the presentation
criteria. The judge will then score each entry for taste which includes Flavor, texture and use of spice, and
finally Overall Balance which includes usage of ingredients and harmony before moving onto the next entry.
4. The scoring system is from 9 to 2, all whole numbers between two and nine may be used to score an entry.
9 excellent, 8 very good, 7 above average, 6 average, 5 below average, 4 poor, 3 bad, and 2 inedible
5. A score of one (1) is a disqualification and requires approval by a Contest Rep.
6. The weighting factors for the point system are as follows: Appearance - 0. 5714, Taste - 2.2858,
Tenderness / Texture - 1.1428
7. The low score will be thrown out. Results will be tallied. If there is a tie in one of the categories, it will be
broken by the computer, as follows: The scores will be compared (counting all five judges) for the highest
cumulative scores in taste, then tenderness, then appearance. If still tied, then the low score, which was
thrown out, will be compared and the higher of the low scores will break the tie. If still tied, then a computer
generated coin toss will be used.
8. Total points per entry will determine the winner within each classification.
9. Cumulative points for only the four (4) ILBYWC classifications along with the on site judges scores will
determine winner for the youth division of the ILBYWC.
10. The decision of the judges, contest reps and organizers are final. There will be no explanation of scoring
other than the judge’s feedback cards and no appeal process for Disqualifications. (I.e. Late Turning,Advisor
Each team must attend the Mandatory cooks meeting (high school building). The turn in location, and
any other questions will be answered at this time. It is suggested that all contestants and advisors attend this meeting. Your numbered boxes will be handed out at this time.
12. Each team will receive individual judge’s scores in each category as well as any feedback the judges wish
to include as to why they scored the way they did.
KIDS in the Kitchen
Hot Diggity Dog
1st Place $100.00
2nd Place $50.00
3rd Place $25.00
1) How well did the chef follow the rules of the theme
2) Hot Dog Creativity
3.) Overall Taste
1) Each Chef/Team will be supplied “6” six hot dogs by Contest Organizer. No additional Hot Dogs can be substituted for entry.
2) Entry trays will be supplied (9X9) by organizer. #Tray supplied must be used for turnins of 4 Hot Dog Entry and will be presented to the judging panel. The tray does not have to be closed and can be decorated on both the inside and outside. Any inside decoration must be food safe.
3) 4 Hot Dogs maybe presented whole or in pieces. If presented whole after presentation the Head Judges will cut the entry for tasting by the judges.
Go For The Gold Salad
1) Visual appearance
3) Overall Taste
1) Entry trays will be supplied (9X9) by organizer. # Tray supplied must be used for turnins and will be presented to the judging panel.
2) The salad must be enough for six (6) sample portions.
3) Anything edible can be put in the box, be creative.
4) Salad can be dressed, undressed or on the side (containers will be supplied)
Parents and Guardians Rules and Regulations
1 ) Parents/Guardians are responsible for starting and controlling the fire. No Chef/Contestant should be involved with the fire.
2) Parents/Guardians are responsible for any cutting of the entries if Chef/Contestant so desires in order to create and follow the theme for turnin.
3) Parents/Guardians may carry the entry to the turnin table. The Chef/Contestant must be present at the turnin table to answer questions. If the Chef/Contestant is not present the entry will not be accepted.
4) The Parents/Guardians will refrain from “taking charge” they are there to assist and act as an aide to help the Chef/Contestant compete.
5) The Box must be decorated by the Chef./Contestant.
1) Creativity is encouraged both inside and outside the box. Anything goes! Have Fun! Be Creative!
a. Inside the Box- You can use anything edible or non edible to make your entry the most spectacular entry to WOW the judges. Anything touching food must be food safe.
b. Outside the Box- No Edible foods can be outside the box. These boxes will be handled by a number of contest representatives prior to arriving at the judging table. You can make it as decorative within the theme as possible. Paint, Color, Height, Etc. whatever you choose.
Turn-in Times TBA