St Louis BBQ Society Team of the Year Rules

          The SLBS Team of the Year (TOY) program is a year-long points chase available for SLBS members.  It’s designed to enhance the experience for the teams and provide a bit more incentive to cook better than their fellow pit masters.  The winner of the TOY will have bragging rights over fellow SLBS cooks, some hardware to put in the trophy case and perhaps a little cash reward.

          TOY Requirements and Calendar

  • To qualify for TOY points, an SLBS sanctioned competition must have a minimum of 10 teams
  • In order for a team’s scores to count towards TOY points, the head cook of that team must be a fully paid SLBS member. 
  • If the head cook cannot be present but a team still wants to cook, awarding of TOY points will be subject to review by the current SLBS board of directors.
  • The TOY calendar starts January 1st of a given year and ends with the last SLBS contest within that calendar year.
  •  Any disputes that may arise over the requirements will be referred to the current SLBS board of directors for resolution.

 

Point Scoring System

  • Points are awarded in each of 5 categories as applicable to a contest.  Note…not all contests will have all 5 categories.  Those categories are:
      • Chicken
      • Ribs
      • Pork
      • Brisket/Beef
      • Overall
  • Up to the top 6 scores per category will be used to determine a team’s total points.  Teams receive 1 point for each category they turn in.  Bonus points are awarded for 1st through 10th place in each category and for overall finish based on a 10pt system.

1st = 10pts

2nd = 9pts

3rd = 8pts

4th = 7pts

5th = 6pts

6th = 5pts

7th = 4pts

8th = 3pts

9th = 2pts

  • The top 10 teams in each category will be recognized at the end of the year awards banquet.
  • The top 5 teams in each category will receive trophies with the top 3 teams receiving cash.
  • Teams may track their progress and standings on http://bbqscores.com

 Scoring Examples:

Team 1

Category

Finish

Pts for Cooking

Pts for Finish

Category Pts

Chicken

6th

1

5

6

Ribs

11th

1

0

1

Pork

1st

1

10

11

Beef/Brisket

21st

1

0

1

Overall

9th

1

2

3

(total pts for contest)

22

 

Team 2

Category

Finish

Pts for Cooking

Pts for Finish

Category Pts

Chicken

1st

1

10

11

Ribs

2nd

1

9

10

Beef/Brisket

2nd

1

1

2

Overall

9th

1

9

10

(total pts for contest)

33

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