Welcome BBQ Judges!

JudgeBBQ is an online program that allows you to manage your judging experience by following four simple steps: Login to your account, sign up for the BBQ events you want to judge, monitor your list position, and Lock In events when the opportunity is presented.

Login or Create a Judge's Account
If you already have an account, use the Login area to login. If you don't have an account, click the 'Create Judge's Account' link on the right to get started! You will be required to enter your name, email address and your zip/postal code; CBJs and CMJs please complete the KCBS Judge's Certification Information as well. Additional contact information can be added later. It is imperative that you keep your Judge's Profile up to date.

Sign Up for the BBQ Events You Want to Judge
When you sign up to judge an event your name is entered on a first-come-first-served weighted list for that event. Each judge is weighted and that weight determines the initial position on an event's list as well as later movement on that list. Your position on an event's list will change both up and down because of weight factors. Weight factors include things like the date you signed up, your judging preference, and if you are a CBJ or not.

Know Your List Position and Understand What it Means
Your list position is an indicator of your chances of getting to judge an event. For example if your list position is 10 and the event is expecting to need 66 judges your chances are real good. Good enough in fact to book airfare and make a hotel reservation. If on the other hand your list position is 64 you might want to hold off on making travel plans until you are able to Lock In.

"Lock In" Your Seat at a Judging Table
As an event draws near you may be given the opportunity to "Lock In" your position on their list thus ensuring your seat at one of their judging tables. Once you are "Locked In," pack your bags and get ready to taste some great BBQ.

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Minnesota Barbeque Society Events Currently Signing Up Judges
      Minnesota in May [Pro] - St Paul, MN-(State Fairgrounds) - May 12-13, 2017
      Minnesota in May [Backyard] - St Paul, MN - May 12-13, 2017
      SMSU Smokefest - Marshall, MN - August 18-19, 2017
      KTD Smokin' Gobbler Cook-Off - Worthington, MN - September 15-16, 2017
Selected California Events Currently Signing Up Judges
      Silicon Valley BBQ Championships - Santa Clara, CA - June 23-24, 2017
      Wine Country Big Q - Petaluma, CA - July 7-8, 2017
Selected South Dakota Events Currently Signing Up Judges
      Ribs, Rods & Rock 'n Roll - Vermillion, SD - September 8-9, 2017
Rocky Mountain BBQ Association Events Currently Signing Up Judges
      Wild West BBQ Cook Off - Lamar, CO - May 12-13, 2017
      Boats, Bands, & BBQ - Pueblo, CO - May 19-20, 2017
      Buskers, Brews & BBQ - Aurora, CO - June 9-10, 2017
      24th Annual Colorado BBQ Challenge - Frisco, CO - June 16-17, 2017
      Miles City Cowtown Cookoff - Miles City, MT - June 16-17, 2017
      Central Plains Ribfest - Holdrege, NE - June 16-17, 2017
      Smokin' on the Pecos - Doubleheader - Day 1 - Artesia, NM - June 23-24, 2017
      Smokin' on the Pecos - Doubleheader - Day 2 - Artesia, NM - June 24-25, 2017
      Montana BBQ Cook-Off - Absarokee, MT - June 24-25, 2017
      2017 Leadville BBQ and Brew Fest - Leadville, CO - June 23-24, 2017
      Arvada On Tap - A Craft Beer and BBQ Fest - Arvada, CO - July 21-22, 2017
      San Luis Valley Beat the Heat BBQ - Alamosa, CO - August 4-5, 2017
      Pepsi Wyoming State BBQ and Bluegrass Festival - Worland, WY - August 18-19, 2017
      Hill City Wine, Brew and BBQ - Hill City, SD - August 25-26, 2017
      Taste of Autumn BBQ Championship - Spearfish, SD - September 15-16, 2017
      Barbeque in the Badlands - Glendive, MT - September 22-23, 2017

Also don't forget to check for Arlieque events you might want to judge.