Gulf Wars XXI BBQ Contest

Do you cook a mean shoulder? Got the best wings around? Love your lovely smoked salmon? Are you a Rib Master? Burger-meister? Prove it!!

Announcing the Gulf Wars Barbeque Championship! It is open to anyone that attends Gulf Wars. This Sanctioned event will be held in conjunction with the Gleann Abhann Social on Tuesday night, one of the premier events at Gulf Wars!

It is New and Improved this year! We have added new catagories to enter!

The catagories are as follows:
Primary Categories: (point system 5/3/1; that's 5 for first place, 3 for second, etc,)

  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Other

Secondary Categories: (3/2/1 point system)

  • WINGS!!
  • CourtYard Cookers (i.e., backyard grillers)

Tertiary categories: (one point for the winner)

  • Best Sauce
  • Best Presentation
  • Best Heraldic Display

BBQ rules are:

  • Primary categories: MUST be entries with a minimum of 30 pounds of meat each.
  • ALL of the Primary categories must be smoked using a charcoal and/or wood fire.
  • Direct-heat grilling is prohibited. Propane is prohibited.
  • Pork is all forms of pork.
  • Beef is all forms of beef.
  • Other is any form or mixed forms of meat (Shrimp and bacon, for instance) or meat and vegetable combinations such as shish kebabs. Any meat, fish, fowl, or
  • seafood is acceptable. Remember that they MUST be smoked and not grilled!
  • Vegetarian entries are not allowed: see Secondary Categories.

Secondary categories: MUST have 15 pounds of food to enter. ANY grilling, smoking or cooking method may be used: wood, charcoal, propane.

Secondary WINGS!!: Wings may be from any fowl and cooked in any fashion: baked,
fried, smoked, grilled, etc. Wings may only be entered in the Wings!! Category.

CourtYard Cooker entries may be meat or vegetable or a mixture (such as shish kebab). Burgers, sausages, hot dogs, steaks, chicken legs, portobellos, vegetarian foods, etc., may be entered and cooked by smoking or grilling.

Tertiary Categories: Any number of sauces may be entered. Sauces may be presented with or without a meat entry. Only the best single sauce will win.

Presentation is an important part of judging, so one winner will be awarded on the presentation of a Primary or Secondary entry. Presentation: to the judges via the entry box.

Heraldry is an important part of our Society. One winner will be selected representing at least one Primary or Secondary entry.

NO meats or foods may be prepared off site and entered; all cooking is to be done on site. Marinades, Sauces and Rubs may be prepared off site and brought separately.

Standard BBQ rules will apply as to preparation and acceptable non-poisonous cooking methods.

Timely entries: Late entries will NOT be accepted, no exceptions, no excuses. Entries must be entered at the time slot required or they will be disqualified.

The Grand Prize is for the contestant with the most points for the day. The Royal’s Choice Award is for the single favorite food item entered. Prizes will be awarded for each Winner in each category.

PLEASE forward this to as many lists as possible!! Let others try to best us! Bring it ON!!!!

And please, enter yourself so that we may keep the Championship here in Gleann Abhann, where it belongs! <G>

All foods will be served at the Social. And the prizes: I promise they will be worth fighting for!

Ever in Service,

Duchess Ilissa the Nightwatcher
Gulf Wars Barbeque Championsip Cooking Contest