Every team at a qualifying open contest will receive points. Additionally, every team participating in a qualifying open contest will be awarded bonus points based on the number of teams at an event. This system is designed to reward consistent throughout the year. While teams will still be rewarded for doing well in large contests, this system helps to bridge the gap between smaller and larger events, rewarding teams for their consistency on the competition circuit regardless of event size.
Effective December 1, 2022, only contests with 12 or more entries judged in each sanctioned category will be considered a qualifying contest for Team of the Year points.
In order to prevent a tie in the top position, the following procedures will be applied. Look to the eleventh contest cooked by the tied teams. This contest score will be factored in with the other ten contest scores. Should this not break the tie, continue with contest twelve and so on until the tie is broken. Should a team not have cooked more than ten contests; a zero will be input for the tie breaking contest.
The Champions Barbecue Alliance Team of the Year program is a year-long points chase that begins Dec. 1st and ends Nov. 31. CBA paid member cook teams will earn points for every CBA-sanctioned barbeque open contest in which they compete. The points are earned based on how the team ranks in Chicken, Ribs, Pork, Brisket and Overall finish. Extra points are awarded based on the size of the contest. Points for the five categories accumulate throughout the entire barbeque season; a cook team s highest scores at ten contests count for the total points. Team of the Year prizes are awarded at the CBA Annual Banquet along with cash and prizes for the top finishers. 1 bonus pt per team up to 75 teams. .5 point per team over 75 teams up to 125.
Ex. 5th place finish at 95 team cookoff. = 300pts for 5th +75 bonus pts + 10 bonus pts for teams between 75-95 at .5 pts each =385 Total point