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Team Registration for the 7th Annual Sam's Club BBQ Tour begins in less than 7 hours!

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January 10, 2017
Don't forget that TONIGHT at 7PM CST begins registration for the largest BBQ tour in the nation!

If you haven't renewed your KCBS membership you'll want to do that right now. In order to register to compete in the Sam's Tour, your membership must be up to date prior to registration. Registration payments can be made online through PayPal or by calling the KCBS office with your credit card number. The KCBS office number is 1 (800) 963-5227.

Please take the time to read all of the helpful tips below and we'll see you on the other side!

View the tour schedule here

Helpful tips:

Registration links will NOT be live until 7pm CST sharp! When the clock strikes 7, refresh your browser and then you'll be able to click the registration links.

Also, don't forget that your KCBS membership dues MUST be up-to-date for you to register.

There will be a live-hosted support chat from 6:30-8:00 PM CST for questions and registration topics.

If an event location fills while a team is completing their registration form, a pop-up message will notify registrants that the location has no more open entries.

In the event a team is not able to compete or would like to change their event (where available), teams are now able to opt-out online.

Note: refund rules and policies are still applicable. Please take the time to read all of the rules and regulations.

View the rules and regulations here

In the event that there are available positions, an Open Registration Period will occur beginning Jan. 25 that will allow teams who are already registered for a 2016 event to compete in a second tour event in a different qualifying region.

Note: teams can only compete in one regional final.

Good luck to all!

Judges registration will be held next Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 7pm CST
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