3/12/2020 – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 VIRUS – BETHPAGE CAMP-RESORT CORPORATE OFFICE CANCELLED ALL GATHERINGS AND EVENTS OF ANY NUMBER OF PEOPLE
UPDATE – 3/16/2020 Four (4) important notes for you – please read carefully and if there are ANY questions, our committee asks that you email us at firstname.lastname@example.org directly for answers. We respectfully ask that you do not post concerns on social media as we all know the reactions and misinformation that is shared there. Our committee will promptly respond to any emailed questions with accurate information and we thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we work through issues that have been caused by events out of our control.
MASTER SERIES REGISTRATION CLOSED AS OF 3/7/2020; 56 TEAMS FOR SATURDAY AND 50 TEAMS FOR SUNDAY-THANKS TO ALL TEAMS
BACKYARD REGISTRATION CLOSED AS OF 2/28/2020; 21 TEAMS-THANKS TO ALL BACKYARD TEAMS
ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO 3/1/2020 This includes KCBS master and backyard series, additional campsite nights, cottages and SCA steak and/or chef’s choice options. Information must be given to the campground by this date to secure team spots.
MASTER SERIES CONTEST ENTRY FEE -Early Bird entry fee PRIOR to 1/15/20 Saturday only $300.00; Sunday only $300.00; Saturday AND Sunday $550.00 Regular entry fee AFTER 1/15/20 Saturday only $350.00; Sunday only $350.00; Saturday and Sunday $650.00. 3/7/2020 REGISTRATION CLOSED
BACKYARD (3 meats – chicken, ribs, pork) CONTEST ENTRY FEE – $175.00 Cutoff date 3/1/2020. First 18 (revised 2/1//2020) teams registered AND fully paid are guaranteed entry. Additional teams may be added at discretion of the organizer. Turn in times will be the same as master series turn in times. 2/28/2020 REGISTRATION CLOSED; NO AVAILABLE ENTRY SPOTS-FULL AT 21 TEAMS!!!!
DEPOSIT OPTION (Master Series only) – Option to pay $50.00 deposit to hold team spot is available until 1/15/20. Entry fee balance MUST be paid in FULL by 3/1/20 to secure team spot.
ENTRY FEE PAYMENT – After the team entry form is submitted online, payment may be made via PayPal account or by credit or debit card. All transactions will be through a secure web site to protect your information. Team entry will not be complete until payment is received via online payment.
MASTER SERIES – Minimum of $8000.00 for KCBS payout on both contest days – In 2017, 2018 and 2019 the payout was raised to $11,000.00 by contest time
BACKYARD – Minimum of $2000.00 payout (revised 2/1/2020)
ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE TIMES – depending upon what day(s) you are competing, the following are the times to make note of:
Thursday – arrival after 12 noon for teams who have paid for Thursday campsite fee
Friday – arrival after 8 am for those teams cooking Saturday Master series, backyard or SCA/teams cooking SCA only must depart immediately after awards
Saturday – arrival after 8 am for those teams cooking Sunday Master series/teams not competing on Sunday must depart by 8 pm
Sunday – all teams must depart by 8 pm
MASTER SERIES – all sites are 50′ X 50′ size, 30 and 50 amp power, 110 volt power, water, cable and wi-fi at each site. Bethpage camp-resort charges for any night that the campsite is in use. Teams may choose to add Thursday night stay for additional fee.
BACKYARD – all sites are 25′ x 50′ size. 30 and 50 amp power, 110 volt power, water, cable and wi-fi at each site. Bethpage camp-resort charges for any night that the campsite is in use. Teams may choose to add Thursday night stay for additional fee.
TEAM SITE REQUESTS – YES, organizer will try to accommodate team site requests. After your team entry is complete, email team site requests to email@example.com
VA GRANDS CHAMPIONSHIP – The BBQ Gives Back Contest is pleased to host within the KCBS contest, the VA Grands. The contest is made up of Grand Champions or Reserve Grand Champions from sponsoring VA Contests in 2019. Each of the VA contests have paid into this separate prize fund. We are pleased to have all VA State Championship Contests join together in supporting their respective grand champions.
MABA CUP FINALS – MABA will present awards to the top finishers from the teams in attendance that won their respective states MABA Cups. These 8 MABA Cup winners, or their runner ups, that attend our contest will be eligible for cash prizes paid out by MABA.
QUALIFIERS – *must have 25 teams
The American Royal*
GIVING BACK to 2 organizations:
- The first is Team Thanksgiving food bank. On Saturday only, we are asking every team to turn in their leftover port (at 2 pm after the 4 meat turn ins are complete). We also ask for teams to donate one grocery bag of dry and/or canned goods if they are able. To see a list of requested items, please click on the GIVING BACK link above.
- The second is Operation BBQ Relief. Our contest will be making a monetary donation to OBR and anyone wishing to make a voluntary cash or check donation will be able to do so at the time of team check ins and at the cooks meeting.
THURSDAY night social event for teams, judges and reps to participate in a friendly discussion about bbq related topics. Light supper food will be served. FREE no charge for social – BYOB your desired bevarage.
FRIDAY night – SCA steak/chef choice combo cookoff – MUST register and pay at www.steakcookoffs.com – all registrations and payment must be completed PRIOR to 3/1/2020 3/7/2020 REGISTRATION CLOSED
LODGING – on site campground cottages are available for reservations thru the organizer and there are 3 local hotels with BBQ rates. All reservations and payment will be the responsibility of individual team members. For more information, please use the LODGING link on the welcome page. 3/7/2020 RESERVATIONS CLOSED
COMMUNICATION – organizer will confirm receipt of team entry form and payments. Emails will also be sent at the beginning of January, February and March with any important information to be shared. Facebook and website updates will be posted as needed.
QUESTIONS – Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and/or concerns and organizer will promptly respond.
CONTACT INFO – email@example.com OR 804-467-3558 OR message on Facebook contest page at BBQ Gives Back KCBS contest page
THANKS for your interest. We hope to have your team join us this year!