2018-2019 Team of the Year Awards Rules
The Nevada Barbecue Association (NVBBQA) mission is "to mentor
and promote barbecue and the barbecue lifestyle in our local neighborhoods and throughout the state of Nevada." In an effort to recognize the barbecue talent in Nevada and to promote club membership, the Nevada BBQ Association will recognize backyard and professional barbecue teams with annual Team of the Year awards.
To be eligible, competing teams must be a paid member of the NVBBQA in good standing. The
membership season is July 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019. Team membership is $40.
Teams who join the Association in the middle of the Team of the Year season will be eligible, but
contest points will only be counted once membership is current. Past contests will not be included
in the point standing.
Because the contest is designed to promote BBQ in Nevada, qualifying teams must be based in
Nevada Pro BBQ Team of the Year
The Nevada Pro BBQ Team of the Year is a yearlong points chase by eligible team members
competing in KCBS-sanctioned (non-invitational) BBQ contests held July 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019, in
Nevada, Arizona, Utah and California. This timeline aligns with the NVBBQA membership year.
The Pro Team of the Year award will be based on top scores from each team's top three cooks. Each
team's final overall score for each eligible contest will be added together. If a team competes in more than three contests, their standings will be adjusted accordingly.
The NVBBQA will do its best to track points for all qualifying teams and contests; however, it is
ultimately the team member's responsibility to notify the Association when it competes, especially in out-of-state contests. Points will be awarded based on the results published at kcbs.us.
Pro Team of the Year awards will be presented to the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion.
The standings will be updated monthly.
Nevada Backyard BBQ Team of the Year
The Nevada Backyard BBQ Team of the Year is a yearlong points chase by eligible team members from qualifying backyard contests held July 1, 2018, to Dec 31, 2019, in Nevada. This timeline aligns with the NVBBQA membership year.
Qualifying contests for this season will include any Association-sponsored backyard contents, such as Backyard Cookoff, Viola’s Rib Cookoff, Thrill of the Grill, Spring Training and Ribfest.
Team of the Year will be based on each team's top three cooks in eligible contests. Every eligible team at a qualifying contest will receive points (see below) based on how they finish. Their top three scores will be added together to determine the winner. If a team competes in more than three contests, their standings will be adjusted accordingly.
The NVBBQA will track points for all qualifying teams and contests. Points will be awarded based on the results provided by event organizers.
In the event of a tie, total points scored will be considered. Overall scores for each cookoff can
range from 180-700 points. Therefore, the teams total overall points scored will be divided by the
number of entries the teams competed in to determine the value. The team with the highest score
based on that calculation will break the tie.
The standings will be updated monthly.
Because of the limited number of teams that are currently eligible, for the 2019 season,
professional teams may also be considered for the Backyard Team of the Year.
Backyard Team of the Year awards will be presented to the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand
Each May, the board of directors will review these rules and vote on changes. Member feedback is
encouraged and will be considered.
Team of the Year Volunteer
The NVBBQA Board of Directors will appoint a Team of the Year Volunteer each contest year. This
appointment will typically be made at the first board meeting of the new contest year. Any
NVBBQA member in good standing is eligible for appointment.
The volunteer’s responsibilities include:
Finalizing the annual guidelines and providing them to , so they may be posted online and shared with members in the monthly newsletter.
Keeping track of and updating all eligible Team of the Year scores throughout the contest year.
Emailing the current standings and point totals to by the 5th of each month, so they may be posted online.
Confirming that teams considered for the awards remain eligible.
Keeping the Board of Directors updated of any issues or suggestions for future rules or processes.
Responding to member questions on the rules.
8th – 120
9th – 110
10th – 100
11th – 95
12th – 90
13th – 85
14th – 80
15th – 75
16th – 70
17th – 65
18th – 60
19th – 55
20th and down – 50
1st – 250
2nd – 225
3rd – 200
4th – 175
5th – 150
6th – 140
7th – 130