Welcome BBQ Judges!

The Judges' Liaison Program is an online program that allows you to manage your judging experience by following four simple steps: Login to your account, sign up for the BBQ events you want to judge, monitor your list position, and Lock In events when the opportunity is presented.

Login or Create a Judge's Account
If you already have an account, use the Login area to login. If you don't have an account, click the 'Create Judge's Account' link on the right to get started! You will be required to enter your name, email address and your zip code; CBJs and CMJs please complete the KCBS Judge's Certification Information as well. Additional contact information can be added later. It is imperative that you keep your Judge's Profile up to date.

Sign Up for the BBQ Events You Want to Judge
When you sign up to judge an event your name is entered on a first-come-first-served weighted list for that event. Each judge is weighted and that weight determines the initial position on an event's list as well as later movement on that list. Your position on an event's list will change both up and down because of weight factors. Weight factors include things like the date you signed up, your judging preference, and if you are a CBJ or not.

Know Your List Position and Understand What it Means
Your list position is an indicator of your chances of getting to judge an event. For example if your list position is 10 and the event is expecting to need 66 judges your chances are real good. Good enough in fact to book airfare and make a hotel reservation. If on the other hand your list position is 64 you might want to hold off on making travel plans until you are able to Lock In.

"Lock In" Your Seat at a Judging Table
As an event draws near you may be given the opportunity to "Lock In" your position on their list thus ensuring your seat at one of their judging tables. Once you are "Locked In," pack your bags and get ready to taste some great BBQ.

Events Currently Signing Up Judges
Pony Express BBQ Challenge - Gothenburg, NE - May 1-2, 2015
Wild West BBQ - Lamar, CO - May 8-9, 2015
Holy Smoke BBQ Showdown - Canon City, CO - May 29-30, 2015
Boats, Bands and BBQ - Pueblo, CO - June 5-6, 2015
22nd Colorado BBQ Challenge - Frisco, CO - June 19-20, 2015
Smokin' on the Pecos - Artesia, NM - June 26-27, 2015
Leadville's On the Mountain BBQ and Brew Fest - Leadville, CO - June 26-27, 2015
Griller's Cup - Laramie, WY - July 17-18, 2015
Dodge City Days Barbeque Cook-Off - Dodge City, KS - July 24-25, 2015
SLV Beat the Heat - Barbeque, Brews and Chili - Alamosa, CO - July 31-August 1, 2015
Smokin' on the Prairie - Gillette, WY - August 7-8, 2015
Pepsi WY State Championship BBQ and Bluegrass Festival - Worland, WY - August 14-15, 2015
Conifer Mountain BBQ Challenge - Conifer, CO - August 14-15, 2015
Hill City Wine, Brew and BBQ - Hill City, SD - August 21-22, 2015
Smokin' Brew BBQ - Parker, CO - September 5-6, 2015
Colorado Pork & Hops BBQ Challenge - Grand Junction, CO - September 11-12, 2015
Taste of Autumn BBQ Championships - Spearfish, SD - September 18-19, 2015

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What's New for 2015
The RMBBQA Board of Directors have approved the following upgrades to the Judges' Liaison Program: the Weighting System has been tweaked by adjusting the granularity of the signup date and Discourteous Judge Points are now in play.

In addition, the JLP's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) have been expanded and are easier to navigate.