How does KCBS sanction a BBQ competition?
By providing the most respected form of judging and scoring in the world of BBQ, KCBS provides representatives for each contest and access to certified BBQ judges who have been trained in how to judge world-class barbeque, all while using a blind judging process that is fair and void of personal knowledge of teams being judged.
How many competitions does KCBS sanction?
KCBS sanctions nearly 300 events across the country, and sanctions contests in 44 states.
Does KCBS only judge Kansas City style BBQ?
No. KCBS judges are trained in a manner that allows them to appropriately judge ALL types of barbeque, from St. Louis and Texas styles to Memphis and Carolina styles. Our contests are held in every region of the country, and as a result receive the same fair, unbiased, trained judging process.
What categories does KCBS judge at contests?
KCBS conducts official competitions at each event in the following categories: chicken, ribs, pork and brisket.
What are the qualities that a KCBS Certified Barbeque Judge looks for as he or she judges?
A KCBS judge evaluates barbeque in three different criteria: taste, appearance and texture.
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