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Final registrations announced

February 23, 2011
If you haven't already claimed your spot as a team or judge in the Inaugural Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, here's your chance!

On Friday, Feb. 25 starting at Noon EST, both team and judge registration will be opened back up for the final time. Registration will be kept open until all remaining judges spots (146) and team spots (7 in Santa Fe, NM) have been claimed and secured.

During this final open registration, judges will be allowed to claim more than one spot if desired. Waiting lists will also be open until 10 extra judges are registered. Teams will also be allowed to register for waiting lists at multiple contests until all 10 waiting spots are filled at every contest.

So don’t miss out! This will be your last chance to be a part of the Inaugural Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour. Good luck to all certified judges and teams!

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