Saturday, March 16, 2019

8947 Ranch Road 2766 Johnson City, TX 78636

Smoke This BBQ Entry Form

$100 Per Team, All Meats

To compete in the 2019 SMOKE THIS BBQ Competition, all Teams must pay $100.00 on or before 8:00am, March 16, 2019.

SMOKE THIS BBQ – Competition Rules

(As outlined by the International Bar-B-Que Cookers Association)

 

  1. Pedernales Falls Trading Post sanctions this event with all rules for judging as written by this organization.
  2. A contestant or team consists of one Head Cook and no more than four assistants.

Contestants may check into Pedernales Falls Trading Post fair grounds, located at 8947 Ranch Rd 2766, Johnson City, TX 78636, beginning at 4:00pm Friday, March 15, 2019, but MUST be in place by 8:00pm Friday, March 15, 2019.

  1. All competitors will bring their own meat to the site RAW…No pre-marinating, pre-cooking, or pre-spicing prior to official start time.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE CATEGORY MEATS MAY BE PRE-MARINATED & PRE-SPICED, BUT NOT PRE-COOKED IN ANY WAY.

MEAT INSPECTION:  FRIDAY, MARCH 15TH, 4:00 – 8:00PM

HEAD COOK MEETING:  FRIDAY, MARCH 15TH, 8:00PM

Categories for the competition are as follows:

  1. BEEF BRISKET
  2. CHICKEN
  3. PORK RIBS
  4. PEOPLE’S CHOICE – ANY MEAT

You may COOK with sauce but DO NOT add sauce, marinade, sop, or juice to meat or container once the meat is prepared for judging. No garnishing or markers allowed for the judges portions. (These rules don’t apply for the People’s Choice Sampling/ Judging.)

  1. Cooks are to prepare and cook barbecue in as sanitary a manner as possible.

Cooking conditions are subject to inspection by PEDERNALES FALLS TRADING POST BBQ Committee. Conditions found to be unsanitary will be grounds for disqualification from this competition. Fires must be wood or wood substance.

NO gas or electric fires are allowed. No holes, open fires, or dug pits will be allowed. However, a burn-down barrel will be allowed but MUST have some type of safety barrier placed across the top and around the sides of the barrel. Precautions MUST be made to prevent any fire threat. All teams must have at least ONE fire extinguisher on site.

  1. Contest meats must be delivered to the designated judging location on time.

TURN IN TIMES:

Chicken – Saturday, March16th – 1:30PM

Ribs – Saturday, March 16th – 2:00PM

People’s Choice – Saturday, March 16th – 2:30PM

Brisket – Saturday, March 16th – 3:30PM

Please turn in approximately one half pound of meat, sliced for the judges in the provided numbered tray.

Contest meats will be judged on Saturday, March 16, 2019 and the winners will be announced at 4:30pm.

Attend the Head Cooks Meeting Friday, March 15th  at 8:00PM for explanation of the rules, any additional instructions and confirmation of turn-in times for each category.

WINNERS FOR ALL CATEGORIES WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT 4:30pm

  1. BLIND JUDGING: You will receive 1 tray per category.

Each of these trays will be numbered so that the judges do not know which team’s food they are tasting.

  1. All Cooking Teams will also be judged for People’s Choice.

PEDERNALES FALLS TRADING POST will sell wrist bands ($5.00 per person) for the People’s Choice tasting to anyone that wants to participate in judging the People’s Choice category.

Each team will need to make sufficient meat to be passed out in SMALL samples from 1pm – 3pm. You should have samples of the categories you enter and having additional samples of non-entry BBQ is permissible. Voting tickets will be distributed with each purchased wristband. Each team needs a vessel where the voting tickets can be placed as each ticket counts as a ‘vote’. PEDERNALES FALLS TRADING POST will tally the votes at 3:15pm and announce the winners at 4:30pm.

  1. Any nudity, lewdness, or any form of vulgarity will NOT be allowed. NO pyrotechnics or explosives are allowed.

Any intentional use of the above by a team will result in disqualification, removal from grounds and elimination from the tournament.

  1. Prize money and trophies will be awarded as follows:
  • Best Brisket
    • 1st Place $200
    • 2nd Place $50
    • 3rd Place $25
  • Best Chicken
    • 1st Place $100
    • 2nd Place $50
    • 3rd Place $25
  •  Best  Pork Ribs
    • 1st Place $100
    • 2nd Place $50
    • 3rd Place $25
  • People’s Choice: Any Meat
    • Winner $100
  • Grand Champion
    • Team with most points wins the 2019 SMOKE THIS BBQ Rodeo Buckle
  1. Music, and/or sound equipment within your team area is allowed.

HOWEVER, excessively loud music and/or sounds that interfere with announcements, scheduled live bands and entertainment on stage, or that intrude upon or interfere with the comfort of fellow contestants will NOT BE ALLOWED OR TOLERATED. Offenders will receive no more than two warnings from representatives of PEDERNALES FALLS TRADING POST and non-compliance will be grounds for disqualification from the Competition and expulsion from the BBQ  Grounds.

  1. QUIET TIME is 10:30pm, Friday night until 7:00am Saturday morning.

All teams will need someone with their grill/smoker at all times. Please be respectful of the neighborhood around the event site, especially on the overnight shift.

  1. Contest spaces of 20’x20’ will be available for each team.

There is no electricity available at these spots. All cooking facilities, rigs, props or show articles must fit within your team’s contest space. Contestants can bring personal 10x10 tents and tables for use in distributing the People’s Choice samples.  PEDERNALES FALLS TRADING POST will not provide any tents, tables or chairs for this event.

AFTER UNLOADING PLEASE IMMEDIATELY REMOVE YOUR VEHICLE!

  1. The Head Cook for each team will be responsible for the conduct of his team, guests or invitees. The Head Cook is responsible for cleaning their designated area before leaving the BBQ Grounds. No trash. No grease. No wood may remain.

Additionally, the Chief Cook will be responsible for his team’s compliance with the rules and regulations herein set forth. EXCESSIVE USE of alcoholic beverages will be grounds for disqualification. Contestants must not give, offer, sell or donate alcoholic beverages to the general public.

Teams will only offer BBQ to the public if they have purchased the BBQ Tasting Wrist Band.

Any offensive conduct will be grounds for disqualification from the Competition and expulsion from the BBQ Grounds.

  1. PEDERNALES FALLS TRADING POST reserves the right to make additional rules and regulations as the situation warrants.

Decisions of Pedernales Falls Trading Post are final.

  1. Pedernales Falls Trading Post, its members, and The County of Blanco, TX, will not be held responsible for theft or damage to equipment or bodily injury of any kind.