FACT: There's been an 18% increase in contest participation by members in the past year    
FACT: 64% of KCBS members own three or more grills/smokers    
FACT: 70% of our members grill-out/cook BBQ more than 25 times per year    
FACT: 56% of Americans report having a smartphone, 77% of KCBS members do    
FACT: 70% of KCBS members use Facebook    
FACT: 55% of members choose charcoal when cooking for leisure    
FACT: 23% of KCBS members work in the food service industry as a restauranteur or caterer    
FACT: Learning from friends, family and at competitions is the best way to improve cooking skills    
Joining KCBS has its privileges!
  • The official KCBS monthly newsletter, "The Bullsheet"
  • Access KCBS Preferred Rates at Choice Hotels
  • 15% off your total order from Papa Tony's seasonings and ribs.
  • One-day shopping pass at any Restaurant Depot location when you present your KCBS membership card.
  • 20% off your total order from Sadler's Smokehouse online store.
  • $0.50 off TABASCO Chipotle or any pepper sauce flavor!
Twitter    Facebook
Official Rules   Sanctioning
Red Hot News

Filter news by month:       Filter news by year:

Samís Tour Opening Registration Recap

Share this article:
January 8, 2015

In just one minute after opening registration, the Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour had 197 teams registered and by 30 minutes, 511 teams were registered. Jae Star BBQ was the first team in and Overland Park was the first local competition to be filled.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the live chat. If you were unable to make it to the chat, or still have questions pertaining to registration that may have been answered during the chat, you can view the transcript here: http://www.kcbs.us/samstour/chat.html. As a reminder, if you have registered but have not paid yet, you can either call the KCBS office (800-963-5227) or you will receive an email regarding a PayPal option within 24 hours.

Registration is not over yet! There are still a lot of great spots available in each of the five regions, but be sure to register quickly as the tour will fill! 

As a reminder, judge registration kicks off on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 8pm EST. 

Our Best of the Best 700 180 100+