2020 Smoke on the Shores BBQ Championship

Smoke on the Shores BBQ Championship will take place in Nashville on March 20-21, 2020. This KCBS sanctioned BBQ competition will host 90+ professional teams from around the nation and the purse will be over $10,000 in cash and prizes.  See the "Applications" tab for details.

Awards & Prizes

$10,000 Cash Purse*

Grand Champion                               $2,000

Reserve Grand Champion                $1,000

EACH Category (Chicken, Ribs, Pork, Brisket)
1st Place                                             $500
2nd Place                                           $400
3rd Place                                            $300
4th Place                                            $200
5th Place                                            $100
6th Place                                            $50
7th Place                                            $50
8th Place                                            $50
9th Place                                            $50
10th Place                                          $50

*We are required to file 1099 forms with the Internal Revenue Service for the 2018 tax year for all teams receiving more than $600 in cash/prizes.  Each team will be required to complete the 1099 forms prior to receiving funds.

KCBS Schedule of Events

Thursday, March 19, 2020
2:00pm                                Early Team Arrivals*

Friday, March 20, 2020

Morning/Afternoon             Team Arrivals
Morning/Afternoon             Meat Inspection
4:00pm                                KCBS Cook’s Meeting
11:00pm                               Quiet Time begins

Saturday, March 21, 2020
7:00am                                Team Breakfast
9:00am                                KCBS Judge Check-In Begins
10:00am                               KCBS Judge Check-In Ends
11:00am                                KCBS Judges Meeting
12:00pm                               Chicken Turn-in
12:30pm                               Ribs Turn-in
1:00pm                                 Pork Turn-in
1:30pm                                 Brisket Turn-in
4:00pm                                Awards

Afternoon/Evening              Team Departures*

*Entry fee includes both Friday and Saturday night stays.  Teams requesting to arrive on Thursday will have an extra  $50 fee.  And, any/all teams are welcome to stay over Saturday evening and depart on Sunday.


Team registration information can be found under the application tab.


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