June 6-9, 2024

Judging School

To judge a KCBS sanctioned event, judges must be a certified KCBS judge. To increase the pool of certified judges and offer continued training to those already certified, a KCBS judging school will be held at the Nordby Exhibit Hall on the SD State Fairgrounds in Huron on Saturday, April 13 from 10 AM – 2 PM. The class will be taught by KCBS representatives Bunny and Richard Tuttle.

Following the judging school, a table captain class will also be held. Taking the class will result in becoming a certified KCBS table captain.

The classes teach you the art and mechanics of judging and at the end of the class, you’ll be a certified judge. Those active or interested in becoming active in competitive BBQ may also consider taking the class as it teaches what the judges look for when judging.

Registration for the judging school is $115. Registration for the certified table captain class is $60 and participants must be a certified judge. The deadline to register for the classes is April 3. To take either class, you must be a registered KCBS member and 16 years of age and older. To become a member, go to kcbs.us and click join now.

Once certified, to maintain certification, judges simply need to maintain their KCBS annual membership.

If you have a passion for BBQ and value the dedication and hard work all our competitors put into preparing truly delicious food, we strongly urge you to look into becoming a certified barbecue judge for the KCBS!

Judging School and Table Captain Class
Registration Form - PDF Version

Judging School and Table Captain Class
Registration Form - Word Version