Cowboy Christmas Cookoff

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This event is sponsored by the 1st Bert Ogden Chevrolet Mission with all the rules for judging as written by that organization and IBCA.

TEAMS: A team will consist of a Chief Cook and assistants if needed. The Chief Cook will be held responsible for the conduct of the team. Quiet time is from 1:00am to 7:00am Saturday and only moderate amplification during the day. Excessive use of alcoholic beverages, as well as disruptive behavior and or improper conduct, will be grounds for disqualification. For safety reasons only one vehicle will be allowed within the cooking site. All other vehicles must be parked outside of the cook-off area. No vehicles will be allowed in or out of the cook-off area after 9:00 am Saturday morning. This is to keep from overcrowding and to allow easy access for Fire and EMS. Move out time will be after 6:00 pm Saturday, Dec 17, 2016.

COOKS MEETING:   A Mandatory Head Cooks meeting will be held Saturday, Dec 17, 2016 at 8:00 am. Head cook will be required to sign in at the meeting

COOKED ON SITE: No pre-seasoning or pre-cooking allowed. All preparation of entries can begin after meat has been inspected by the promoter or an Official IBCA Head Judge. Contestants must supply all needed equipment and supplies. There must be at least one (1) fire extinguisher per pit on site provided by the cook team.

SANITATION: Cooks are to prepare and cook in as sanitary manner as possible. Cooking conditions are subject to inspection by judging committee. Infractions identified by the judging committee shall be immediately corrected or the cook will be subject to disqualification. During and after the event we ask that trash be placed in the provided cans and dumpsters.

ENTRIES PER PIT:  IBCA recognizes only one entry (one Chief Cook) will cook on a given pit. It will be the responsibility of the promoters to monitor entries. Multiple entries in the same IBCA category by the same cook and/or multiple entries from the same piece of meat shall not be allowed. These are all grounds for disqualification.

BBQPITS:  All fires must be in containers, not on the ground.



BEEF BRISKET: Turn in seven (7) full ¼" to 3/8" slices

PORK SPARE RIBS: Turn in 7 individual cut ribs (bone in) NO BABYBACKS

CHICKEN: Turn in a fully jointed ½ CHICKEN (to include wing, breast, leg and thighs) BEANS: Nothing larger than the bean in your entry

Barbeque will be judged on Aroma, Appearance, Color, Taste and Overall Impression. Judging will be under the direction of an IBCA Head Judge. THE DECISIONS OF THE JUDGES ARE FINAL.


TURN IN TIMES: Once the time is set and/or announced no changes will be made. A turn in window on ten (10) minutes before and after the set turn in times will be recognized. Judging trays received before or after that time will not be accepted for judging.

PRIZES: IBCA states that a Grand Champion be named at every cook off. In the event of a tie for Grand Champion, brisket will be the first tie breaker, followed by ribs, then chicken. No pets allowed. No skateboards, tricycles, bicycles, motorcycles, mopeds,  three wheelers, four  wheelers, or golcarts  will  be permitted inside the gates, with the exception of those used by Officials or handicapped individuals who have made arrangements with promoter prior to event.

The Bert Ogden Chevrolet Mission nor the Sponsors of this event will be held responsible for any theft or damage of property or bodily injury.


The Promoter of the event reserve's the right to adjust regulations as situations warrant. Decisions of the Promoter and Judge(s) will be final.

 EARLY ONLINE REGISTRATIONS: early online registration price will be $125 for participants and must be paid online via our PayPal© checkout page.  Online registrations will be available until the December 01th, 2016.  After such date, participants must pay the full registration fee of $150. All payments are final, and paid participants will be enrolled for the cookoff.