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BBQ Team Info

2024 Team Registration Will Be Available January 8th!

Registration Fees:

Master Series: Saturday Only $250 / Saturday & Sunday $400

Backyard Series: Saturday Only $150 / Saturday & Sunday $250

Celebrating our 10th Annual: Double Contest (Saturday and Sunday); Master Series AND Backyard Series: 

  • BIGGEST Purse is Jiggy history. Over $66,000 in prize monies for the weekend.
  • Participating in both days is not mandatory; however, if you want to participate in Sunday's contest you must compete on Saturday.
  • Standard KCBS Backyard catergories - pork ribs and chicken.
  • NO Cap on teams in either Series; However, do not hesitate. If interest is high, we reserve the right to close registration sooner than the advertised April 12th cut-off.
  • Saturday's People's Choice Pork is Mandatory for Backyard and Master Series teams. We provide two (2) Boston Butts. Saturday People’s Choice event is a big part of making our event a success in the eyes of the public, which is why teams are required to take part in 2024. Proceeds benefit the Kannapolis YMCA, the Kannapolis Rotary Club, and the Kannapolis Youth Council. TOP 15 payout. 
  • Free Friday night dessert contest. Top 10 payout in Appearance and Taste.
  • Country Music artist Craig Morgan is headlining Friday night's concert lineup.

 

2024 Prize Money:
Master Series Day 1 $20,200 / Day 2 $20,200

Backyard Series Day 1 $8,200 / Day 2 $8,200

Saturday's People's Choice $6,000

Dessert Contest $3,300

  Master Series: Day 1 and Day 2    
Grand Champion $1,250 +trophy  
Reserve Grand $1,250 +trophy  
3rd Overall $750 +trophy  
4th Overall $500    
5th Overall $200    
6th Overall $150    
7th Overall $125    
8th Overall $100    
9th Overall $100    
10th Overall $100    
       
       
Chicken, Ribs, Pork and Brisket: Day 1 and Day 2  
1st Place $1000 +trophy  
2nd Place $750 +sign  
3rd Place $500 +sign  
4th Place $400 +sign  
5th Place $350 +sign  
6th Place $300    
7th Place $250    
8th Place $200    
9th Place $150    
10th Place $100    
       
  Backyard Series Overall: Day 1 and Day 2    
Grand Champion $1000 +trophy  
Reserve Grand $500 +trophy  
3rd Overall $400    
4th Overall $300    
5th Overall $200    
6th Overall $100    
7th Overall $100    
8th Overall $100    
9th Overall $100    
10th Overall $100    
       
  Backyard Ribs and Chicken: Day1 and Day 2    
1st Place $750 +trophy  
2nd Place $500 +trophy  
3rd Place $400    
4th Place $300    
5th Place $200    
6th Place $100    
7th Place $100    
8th Place $100    
9th Place $100    
10th Place $100    
   
People's Choice Pork ($6,000 Total)  
1st Place $1,000 +trophy  
2nd Place $900 +trophy  
3rd Place $800    
4th Place $700    
5th Place $600    
6th Place $500    
7th Place $400    
8th Place $300    
9th Place $200    
10th Place $100    
11th Place $100    
12th Place  $100    
13th Place $100    
14th Place $100    
15th Place $100    
       
      Dessert Contest (Appearance and Taste; $3,300 Total)                                    
1st Place $300    
2nd Place $250    
3rd Place $225    
4th Place $200    
5th Place $175    
6th Place $150    
7th Place $125    
8th Place $100    
9th Place $75    
10th Place $50    

 

 

2024 Rules and Regulations 

The Jiggy with the Piggy BBQ Challenge will be governed by the competition rules of the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS). The following rules and regulations also apply to the competition:

  1. All contestants are responsible for reading and following the KCBS rules and regulations.
  2. All contestants are responsible for reading and understanding the contest information on the following pages.
  3. Each team must have fire extinguisher.
  4. Alcoholic beverages are not to be distributed (given away or sold) to the general public by contestants.
  5. Food or unapproved items are not to be distributed (given away or sold) to the general public by contestants.

Meat Inspection

You may choose to have your meat inspected during check-in or once your team is setup on site. The meat inspector(s) will be on-hand to insure the following: Meat/pork/chicken is not marinated or seasoned prior to the event. For KCBS competitions it is perfectly legal to trim the meat/pork/chicken in advance. If you are not ready for meat inspection during check-in, you will receive a flag to place on your site somewhere visible to notify inspectors you are ready for inspection. Meat inspection times are Friday, May 3rd, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Cooks must prepare and cook in as sanitary a manner as possible.
  • Teams may trim meats before arrival but must wait until AFTER inspection to season, inject, and cook meats on-site.

 

Competition Cook Site 

There shall only be one team per BBQ pit, smoker, or grill. Teams sharing cook sites is not permitted. All Master Series sites are 25’x50’. If you need more than 25’x50’ let’s be honest, you need to down size. Backyard Series sites may be 25'x30'

  • Open fires on the ground are not permitted. We understand that coals need to be created for smoking, so please keep all fires contained. A fire extinguisher should be readily available.
  • Each team must supply its own cooking ingredients, grills/smokers, utensils, tables, chairs, wood, charcoal, and other materials needed by team
  • 20amp (110v) single phase included. Additional power needs may be purchased on team entry form: 30amp (110v) $30 or 50amp (240v) $50. Power will be within 100’ of each site. A certified electrician will be onsite for any power needs.
  • Individual team water hook-ups will be available within 75’ of all competition sites.
  • Barrels will be available for dumping hot ashes/coals, grease, and grey water throughout the competition area. Please use properly marked containers.

 

Complimentary Breakfast 

Complimentary pancakes and sausage or sausage/chicken biscuits will be provided by the Kannapolis YMCA for cook teams from 7:00 am to 8:00 am on Saturday, May 4th. Teams can pick up breakfast in the Laureate Center.

 

Team Registration is now closed. 

If you would like to be added to a waiting list, you may email Eddie Smith.