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January 9, 2018

Since 2011, the National BBQ Tour has been supported exclusively by Sam’s Club® as a Presenting Sponsor. Over the past 7 years, this popular tournament-style series has helped KCBS grow our visibility and reach in promoting BBQ across America. Through this partnership with Sam’s Club, we have awarded over $3.4 million in prize money in the 211 total combined competitions.

KCBS and Sam’s Club are currently evaluating the National Pro BBQ Tour and exploring ways to better serve our members. We are also considering options for making adjustments to tournament-style model.

We understand the importance of keeping you informed so that you can plan your schedules for your 2018 competition season. At this time, we do not anticipate hosting contests for the National Pro BBQ Tour during the 2018 season. 

As we continue to grow our organization, we seek to build strong partnerships with supporting sponsors. We value the participation from Sam’s Club with the National Pro BBQ Tour and the many other ways they support our mission of promoting and enjoying barbeque worldwide.


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