2014 World Barbecue Championship Qualifying Events


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The 2014 World Barbecue Championship (Nov 13-16 in Las Vegas) will feature three rounds of competition.  Ancillary Categories:  competitors will compete for bonus cash in the ancillary competitions, points and scores do not apply to the overall championship.  Competition Categories:  all competitors will compete in the World Barbecue Championship and turn-in various meats that will be defined in the competitor packet.  Finalist Round:  the top competitors scoring competitors in the opening round will face off for culinary supremacy in a special barbecue-themed finalist competition.

The World Barbecue Championship will be limited to the first 87 entrants who are fully qualified, registered and confirmed. Any qualified entrant who wants to compete after the field is full must seek a special exemption from the WFC competition committee.
The entry fee for the World Barbecue Championship is $300 per competitor/team.The registration period for the World Food Championships will begin on April 15 and end on October 20, 2014.

Listed below are the qualifying events for the WFC World Barbecue Championship held Nov 14-16, 2014:

KANSAS CITY BARBEQUE SOCIETY
Based on the Grand Champions of the following events:

  • Lakeland Pig Festival
  • Great Southern Tailgate Cookoff
  • Bixby BBQ n Blues Festival
  • Pork in the Park
  • Dana Point BBQ
  • Tony Stone Low and Slow
  • Whistle Stop Festival & Rocket City BBQ
  • Bakersfield’s Biggest Baddest BBQ Championship
  • Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass
  • Papa Joe’s Banjo-B-Que
  • Blue Ridge BBQ Festival
  • Central MD Swinetastic
  • Colorado BBQ Challenge
  • Iowa State BBQ Championship
  • Great Lenexa BBQ Battle
  • Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle
  • I Love Barbecue & Music Festival
  • Pork & Brew State BBQ Championship
  • SC Festival of Discovery
  • New Jersey State BBQ Championship
  • Up in Smoke BBQ Bash
  • Dillard Bluegrass & Barbeque Festival
  • Santa Anita Park Winners’ Circle BBQ Championship
  • Madison Ribberfest Barbeque and Blues
  • Winnipeg Barbecue & Blues Festival
  • Wyoming State BBQ Championship
  • Smokin’ in Mesquite BBQ Challenge
  • City of Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival
  • Colorado Pork & Hops Challenge
  • Blue Springs Barbeque Blaze Off
  • Decatur Jaycees Annual Riverfest
  • Cherokee Strip Cookoff
  • Murphysboro Barbecue Cook Off
  • Roots n Blues n BBQ
  • Shawnee Great Grillers State Championship
  • Bikes, Blues & BBQ
  • 2013 American Royal (invitational)
  • 2013 American Royal (open)
  • 2013 Sam’s Club National Championship
  • Cherokee Pignic
  • Hog Happnin’
  • Red, White and Que
  • Best of the Basin
  • The National BBQ Cup – Cumming, GA
  • Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour Region 1 Finals – Southaven, MS
  • Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour Region 2 Finals – Midwest City, OK
  • Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour Region 3 Finals – Rockford, IL
  • Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour Region 4 Finals – Las Vegas, NV
  • Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour Region 5 Finals – Richmond, VA
  • Smokin on Big Creek BBQ
  • West Coast BBQ Classic
  • Big Island BBQ
  • Ribs, Pigs and Watermelons
  • Polish Hungry for Q BBQ Bash

INTERNATIONAL BARBEQUE COOKERS ASSOCIATION
Based on the Grand Champions of the following events:

  • Smokin’ on the Rio
  • Traders Village BBQ
  • Terrell Heritage Jubilee
  • Central TX Roughneck BBQ
  • Ft Worth Cops 4 Kids
  • Montgomery County Fair
  • TBIPAC BBQ Throwdown
  • Lil Earl’s Hometown Throwdown
  • TX Independence Day Celebration
  • Party in the Pits
  • West Vol. Fire Dept.
  • Homer’s Backyard Bash
  • Stagecoach BBQ Championship
  • Cooker of the Year

MEMPHIS BARBECUE NETWORK
Based on the Grand Champions of the following events:

  • Brenau BBQ Championship
  • Praise the Lard
  • Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship
  • Southaven Springfest
  • MBN Invitational
  • Octoberfest
  • Team of the Year

FLORIDA BAR B QUE ASSOCIATION
Based on the Grand Champions of the following events:

  • Smoke on the Water
  • The Old Florida Outdoor Festiva
  • 2014 Ribs on the Ridge
  • Southeast Regional Pigfest
  • Smoke on the Water BBQ Festival
  • Tri State Barbecue Festival
  • Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash
  • Barnesville BBQ & Blues Festival
  • Central Florida BBQ Blowout
  • Smoke Under The Oaks BBQ
  • Smokin’ Pig Fest
  • Smokin on the Suwanee
  • Team of the Year

TEXAS GULF COAST BBQ COOKERS ASSOCIATION
Based on the Grand Champions of the following events:

  • Houston Farm and Ranch
  • Hold’em Hit Em Club BBQ Cookoff
  • San Antonio Rodeo BBQ Cookoff
  • Humble Rodeo & BBQ Cookoff
  • Texas Gulf Coast BBQ Cookers Association Invitational
  • Team of the Year

PACIFIC NORTHWEST BBQ ASSOCIATION
Based on the Grand Champions of the following events:

  • Canadian Festival of Chili and BBQ
  • North Plains Smokehouse Summit
  • Fire It Up BBQ Cookoff II
  • Bull’s Eye Canadian National Championship
  • Tree Top Skewered Apple BBQ Championship
  • Smokin in the Root
  • Cheney Jubilee
  • Team of the Year
  • Washington State Spring BBQ Championship
  • Tour de Terrace BBQ Championship

LONESTAR BARBECUE SOCIETY
Based on the Grand Champions of the following events:

  • Round Rock Bad to the Bone Cook-off
  • Burnet, Cooker of the Year (COTY)
  • Hill Country State Championship Cook-off
  • BBQ & Goat Cook-off
  • Germanfest BBQ Cook-off
  • BBQ Cook-off & Music Festival
  • Cooker of the Year

GEORGIA BARBECUE ASSOCIATION
Based on the Grand Champions of the following events:

  • Smoke on the Lake
  • Brenau Barbecue Championship
  • Going Coastal
  • Hambone Jam
  • Team of the Year

SOUTH CAROLINA BBQ ASSOCIATION
Based on the Grand Champions of the following events:

  • SC Peach Festival
  • Bands, Brews and BBQ
  • Piggin’ in the Park
  • Speed and Feed BBQ Cookoff

SOUTHERN BBQ NETWORK
Based on the Grand Champions of the following events:

  • Smokin’ At The Farmers Market (Commissioner’s Cup)
  • Smoke At The Lodge
  • Spruce Pine
  • Uniquely Union
  • Team of the Year

NEW ENGLAND BBQ SOCIETY
Based on the Grand Champions of the following events:

  • Roc City Ribfest
  • Team of the Year

CANADIAN SOUTHERN BBQ ASSOCIATION
Based on the Grand Champions of the following events:

  • Smoked to the Bone
  • Q’ing for Life
  • BBQ Fest Rickard’s
  • La Salle Smoke Off

MID ATLANTIC BARBECUE ASSOCIATION
Based on the Grand Champion of the following event:

  • Southern Maryland Brew & BBQ
  • Keystone Classic
  • Team of the Year

UTAH BARBECUE ORGANIZATION
Based on the Grand Champion of the following event:

  • Wild West BBQ Shootout
  • Smoke on the River
  • Man Camp
  • Team of the Year

ST LOUIS BBQ SOCIETY
Based on the Grand Champion of the following event:

  • Wildwood Bash
  • Team of the Year

INTERNATIONAL BARBECUE NETWORK
Based on the Grand Champions of the following events:

  • Brandshatch Americana Q – Kent, UK

WORLD BARBEQUE ASSOCIATION
Based on the Grand Champions of the following events:

  • World Barbeque Association Championship – MAR
  • Danish BBQ Championship – DNK

INDEPENDENT EVENTS
Based on the Grand Champions of the following events:

  • World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest
  • Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest
  • Naperville’s Exchange Club’s Ribfest
  • Jazz & Rib Fest
  • Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off
  • Smoke at ICC
  • Fire on Ice

Team of the Year
Based on the Team of the Year champions of the following sanctioning bodies:

  • Alabama BBQ
  • Greater Omaha BBQ
  • Empire State
  • Arizona Barbecue
  • California BBQ
  • IMBBQA

WFC SPECIAL INVITATIONS

  • The Top Ten Overall finishers in the 2013 World Barbecue Championship

World Barbecue Championship Homepage




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