Would you like to eat some of the best BBQ in country for FREE? You can by becoming a St. Louis BBQ Society Certified Judge. If you would like to share in the fun, now is the time!
Get your family and friends involved; share your passion for BBQ. Here’s a chance to do what over 90% of people only see on TV – Eat Championship BBQ! Eat the finest BBQ in the country! Missouri has some of the best BBQ teams in the world and hosts some of the biggest competitions.
In order to become a judge you must attend a half day judging certification class. Registration begins at 12:00. The class will start at 1:00 PM. The class will last approximately 4 hours.
Class is limited, to reserve a seat register on line:
The price of the class is $40.00 per SLBS member. You must be an SLBS member take this class as this is a requirement to judge our events. If you are not a member, please click the box below to become a member of the SLBS. Membership is $25.00 per year.
Upon completion of this class, you will be a Certified SLBS BBQ Judge.
The intent of the SLBS Rookie of the Year program is to offer a competitive format for rookie teams and head cooks to learn, grow and excel in competition BBQ. An award of a trophy and prize money will be presented to the winner of Rookie of the Year at the annual awards Gala Banquet.
The following are the rules for Rookie of the Year:
- Teams and head cook must be a paid member of the SLBS.
- Head cook or any team members must not have been a head cook on a “Pro” team previously.
- Teams must not have competed in more than 4 Pro Competitions before.
- Scores are compiled by using the TOY Point scoring system. Points from the top 4 contests will be used to calculate the winner. For information on the scoring system Click Here
- Any disputes that may arise over the requirements will be referred to the current SLBS
board of directors for resolution.
Teams MUST declare themselves as a rookie before their first competition of the year and to qualify they can not have cooked more than four (4) Pro Competitions. The 4 highest total scores of the year will be used to determine the winner.
If you would like to be part of this series, please register yourself by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Comp 1 Score
Comp 2 Score
Comp 3 Score
Comp 4 Score
By sanctioning your contest through the SLBS you will receive:
- Promotion of your contest through the stlouisbbqsociety.com website and associated social media channels
- Guides to help you have a successful contest
- Established rules to ensure a fair contest
- Trained and experienced judging
If you wish to have your contest sanctioned by the SLBS, please download a copy of our current sanctioning packet from the appropriate page listed below.
If you would like more information or if you would like to talk with one of us about the benefits of sanctioning, please contact us.
The SLBS Team of the Year (TOY) program is a year-long points chase available for SLBS members. The winner of the TOY will have bragging rights over fellow SLBS cooks, some hardware to put in the trophy case and everyone’s favorite… cash.
TOY Requirements and Calendar
- There is no minimum number of registered teams required to qualify for TOY points
- 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:
- Up to the top 6 scores per category will be used to determine a team’s total points. Points will be awarded on a scaled system.
|· 1st = 500||· 10th = 175||· 19th = 85|
|· 2nd = 450||· 11th = 165||· 20th = 75|
|· 3rd = 400||· 12th = 155||· 21st = 65|
|· 4th = 350||· 13th = 145||· 22nd = 55|
|· 5th = 300||· 14th = 135||· 23rd = 45|
|· 6th = 275||· 15th = 125||· 24th = 35|
|· 7th = 250||· 16th = 115||· 25th and down = 25|
|· 8th = 225||· 17th = 105||·|
|· 9th = 200||· 18th = 95||·|
- Bonus points will be awarded at a rate of 1 point per team that turns in all 4 meats, capped at maximum of 50 points.
- The top 10 teams in each category will be recognized at the end of the year awards banquet.
- The top 10 teams in each category will receive trophies and cash.
- Teams may track their progress and standings on the SLBS website.
|2019||Edwardsville Roots Festival||Pork||Two Krackers Kookin'|
|2019||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Chef's Choice||Butts on Fire|
|2019||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Chef's Choice||Charlotte's Rib BBQ|
|2019||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Dessert||Bobcat BBQ|
|2019||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Dessert||Charlotte's Rib BBQ|
|2019||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Dessert||Gettin' Basted|
|2019||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Dessert||JBS BBQ|
|2019||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Dessert||Slabs A Smokin|
|2019||Rock Road BBQ Battle||Brisket||Twisted Smoke BBQ|
|2019||Get Your Licks at Route 66||Chicken||Heavy Smoke|
|2019||Arcadia BBQ Battle||Pork||M&K BBQ|
|2018||Festus Country Fair||Chicken||Smokin Bullets BBQ Team|
|2018||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Pork||Hot Mess BBQ|
|2018||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Ribs||M&K BBQ|
|2018||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Ribs||Brew Hawgs BBQ|
|2018||Farmington Fall Fest||Chicken||Two Butts and a Ham|
|2018||Farmington Fall Fest||Brisket||Shot In The Dark|
|2018||Rock Road BBQ Battle||Chicken||Smokn' Sauced|
|2018||Rock Road BBQ Battle||Ribs||Ripple-Que|
|2018||Rock Road BBQ Battle||Ribs||Double J BBQ|
|2018||Rock Road BBQ Battle||Pork||Shot In The Dark|
|2018||Smokin' on Main||Brisket||Fireside Smokers|
|2018||Smokin' on Main||Pork||Heavy Smoke|
|2018||Pig & Swig||Pork||Triple H BBQ|
|2018||Pig & Swig||Chicken||Brew Hawgs BBQ|
|2018||Arcadia BBQ Battle||Ribs||BYO Grill|
|2018||Arcadia BBQ Battle||Ribs||Two Butts and a Ham|
|2018||BBQ Brews & Bluegrass||Pork||Two Butts and a Ham|
|2018||Smok'n In The Park||Brisket||Chasin Chicken BBQ|
|2017||Veterans Honor Que||Chicken||Rippel-Que|
|2017||Smok'n In The Park||Pork||Southtown Smoke Squad|
|2017||Arcadia BBQ Battle||Chicken||Oak Street BBQ|
|2017||Pig & Swig||Pork||Oklahoma Joe's Serious Que|
|2017||Rock Road BBQ Battle||Chicken||In The Red Zone|
|2017||Rock Road BBQ Battle||Chicken||Bringing The Heat|
|2017||Rock Road BBQ Battle||Pork||Fireside Smokers|
|2017||Rock Road BBQ Battle||Pork||Bringing The Heat|
|2017||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Chef's Choice||Soak It Stroke It Smok It|
|2017||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Chef's Choice||Charlotte's Rib|
|2017||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Chef's Choice||Smokin Joe & Son|
|2017||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Dessert||Smokin Billets BBQ Team|
|2017||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Dessert||Mr. Pink BBQ|
|2017||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Dessert||Meat Me In St. Louis|
|2017||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Dessert||Right on Q|
|2017||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Dessert||Charlotte's Rib|
|2017||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Dessert||Smell That Butt BBQ|
|2017||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Ribs||Bringing The Heat|
|2017||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Pork||Wholly Smok BBQ|
|2017||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Pork||Pit Stop BBQ|
|2017||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Brisket||Bushwood Smokers|
|2016||Jakey in June||Dessert||Lock, Stock and Two Smokin' Barrels|
|2016||Jakey in June||Dessert||Holy Smokers BBQ|
|2016||Arcadia BBQ Battle||Pork||Rippel-Que|
|2016||Arcadia BBQ Battle||Pork||Lock, Stock and Two Smokin' Barrels|
|2016||Pig & Swig||Chicken||BYO Grill|
|2016||Pig & Swig||Ribs||Lock, Stock and Two Smokin' Barrels|
|2016||Route 66 BBQ Blast||Chicken||Bringing The Heat|
|2016||Route 66 BBQ Blast||Pork||Two Butts And A Ham|
|2016||Route 66 BBQ Blast||Ribs||Shot In The Dark|
|2016||Cookin' For The Cause||Brisket||Smokin' T's BBQ|
|2016||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Chef's Choice||Mr. Pink BBQ|
|2016||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Chef's Choice||Fatboy BBQ|
|2016||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Dessert||Smokin Joe & Son|
|2016||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Dessert||Charlotte's Rib|
|2016||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Dessert||Piggys Bar-B-Q|
|2016||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Dessert||Right on Q|
|2016||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Dessert||Two Butts and A Ham|
|2016||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Dessert||Lock, Stock and Two Smokin' Barrels|
|2016||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Dessert||Porkers BBQ|
|2016||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Ribs||Last Place BBq|
|2016||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Pork||Team Meat Candy|
|2016||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Brisket||Right on Q|
|2016||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Chili||Mr. Pink BBQ|
|2015||Twisted Belly||Anything Pork||Rippel-Que|
|2015||Twisted Belly||Anything Pork||Code 3 Spices|
|2015||Twisted Belly||Ribs||FBI BBQ|
|2015||Twisted Belly||Pork||Slabs a Smokin|
|2015||Twisted Belly||Pork||Heavy Smoke|
|2015||Twisted Belly||Brisket||FBI BBQ|
|2015||Twisted Belly||Brisket||Shake N Bake|
|2015||Smolk'n In The Park||Chicken||Code 3 Spices|
|2015||Smolk'n In The Park||Chicken||The Pig Easy|
|2015||Smolk'n In The Park||Ribs||4 Smokin' Butts|
|2015||Smolk'n In The Park||Brisket||The Pig Easy|
|2015||Arcadia BBQ Battle||Pork||Rippel-Que|
|2015||Arcadia BBQ Battle||Pork||Gothic Town Grillers|
|2015||Hidden Valley BBQ Blizzard||Ribs||Team Meat Candy|
|2014||Blues Fest||Chicken||DC's Smokin|
|2014||Arcadia BBQ Battle||Chicken||Rippel-Que|
|2014||Arcadia BBQ Battle||Chicken||Bringing The Heat|
|2014||Arcadia BBQ Battle||Ribs||Rippel-Que|
|2014||Faternal Fires and BBQ||Chicken||Tqo Butts and a Ham|
|2013||Kings of The Girll||Chicken||Smokeys Q|
|2013||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Chicken||Mr. Pink BBQ|
|2013||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Chicken||Show Me Smokers|
|2013||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Chicken||Missouri Shark Fisherman|
|2013||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Chicken||Bringing The Heat|
|2013||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Ribs||Bringing The Heat|
|2013||Wildwood BBQ Bash||Pork||Right on Q|
Operation BBQ Relief was founded in May 2011 in response to a need for relief efforts in tornado-stricken Joplin, Missouri, a community of about 50,000 residents. Volunteers from competition BBQ teams from eight states answered the need to help feed displaced families, police, fire, National Guard and emergency personnel.
Operation BBQ Relief was able to serve over 120,000 meals over 13 days. Food was delivered to shelters, hospitals, senior living communities and the Humane Society. Volunteers loaded food into vehicles and delivered directly to families in the impacted areas. The operation was made possible by all who contributed food and supplies and funding from across the country.
Operation BBQ Relief continues to respond to natural disasters and other situations to help feed displaced residents and emergency personnel.
The St. Louis BBQ Society believes strongly in this organization which is funded by private donations. Please join us in supporting this great volunteer organization with a contribution to help them continue their great work.