2018 Smoke on the Shores BBQ Championship

Smoke on the Shores BBQ Championship will take place in Nashville on March 9-10, 2018. This KCBS sanctioned BBQ competition will host 66 professional teams from around the nation and the purse will be over $10,000 in cash and prizes. The team registration fee is $275.  See the "Applications" tab for details.

Awards & Prizes


$10,000 Cash Purse*

$2.000 Grand Champion
$1,000 Reserve Grand Champion

EACH Category (Chicken, Ribs, Pork, Brisket)
First Place – $500
Second Place – $400
Third Place – $300
Fourth Place – $200
Fifth Place - $100
Sixth Place - $50
Seventh Place - $50
Eighth Place - $50
Ninth Place - $50
Tenth 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.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, March 8, 2018

2:00pm                                Early Team Arrivals*


Friday, March 9, 2018
Morning/Afternoon             Team Arrivals
Morning/Afternoon             Meat Inspection
5:00pm                               Cook’s Meeting
11:00pm                               Quiet Time begins

Saturday, March 10, 2018
7:00am                                Team Breakfast
10:00am                               Judges Arrive
10:30am                               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.

The Grand & Reserve Grand Championship awards are here.


Championship Sponsors

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