Cooking for the class:
Teams are encouraged to cook on site if they wish to do so. You can cook your category at home and bring it to the class if you can be there before your time. The new judges are encouraged to come around and talk with the teams while you cook so we prefer cooks on site.

Turn in times:
Members of the judging committee will make boxes, you just need to have your category to them by the times below.
Chicken – 3pm
Ribs – 3:30pm
Pork – 4pm
Brisket – 4:30pm

How much to cook:
Chicken – # of people attending the class plus 10 pieces (example: 35 attending the class, cook 45 pieces)
Ribs – 1 slab for every 6 judges plus 1 extra slab (example: 30 new judges taking class plus 1 slab = 6 slabs)
Pork – 1 pork butt for every 12 judges, always round up (example: 30 judges taking class = 3 butts)
Brisket – 1 whole brisket per every 18 judges, always round up (example: 30 judges taking class = 2 briskets with burnt ends)

You will present your receipt and proper contact information to the judging director at the judging class. The judging director will collect receipts, fill out the check request form, and give it to the treasurer. The treasurer will then mail a check to you in a timely manner.

Team Registration Information

The St. Louis BBQ Society (SLBS) is working on the final pieces of a new scoring system and database.  In the past allot of this information was on paper or wasn’t collected from our teams.

Per the SLBS bylaws, each team must have a team captain who is a member in good standing with the society.  If your team captain is not a member, please register here.  Teams that do not meet this requirement will not be scored.

Please fill out this screen completely so that we have the correct information for your SLBS BBQ Team.

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To assist with planning your 2019 schedule, we have provided an electronic copy of the 2019 “Save the Date” card that was distributed at the 2018 SLBS Gala.

These are tentative dates are not official until the sanctioning documents have been turned in and approved by the board.

Once a contest has turned in it’s sanctioning packet and is approved by the board, they will be posted on the website and social media.

Pro-Series contest calendar

Backyard Series contest calendar

Once approved