What We Do

The Rocky Mountain BBQ Association started the Rocky Mountain Cup for several reasons. The mission of the RMBBQA is to help promote barbeque cooking and competitions in the Rocky Mountain region, and the Cup helps achieve this by increasing team attendance at Cup events. The idea behind the Cup is to reward consistency and give bragging rights. The team that wins the Cup is the best barbeque team in the Rocky Mountain Region!

Classes

Cooking Classes
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KCBS Certified BBQ
Judging Classes
Be a Certified BBQ Judge
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KCBS Certified Table
Captain Classes
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Web Resources

General BBQ Help

The Virtual Weber Bullet demonstrates how to cook barbecue on the WSM using a number of methods, techniques and recipes.

You'll find hundreds of barbecue-related Web sites on The Smoke Ring. Lots of interesting people, products, and information.

A phenomenal amount of information about all aspects of BBQ can be found at Barbecue'n On The Internet.

BBQ Forums

Our own RMBBQA Forum with all you need to know about BBQ in the Rocky Mountains.

The BBQ Forum is one of the top forums on the Internet concerning BBQ.

Egg Head Forum for the Big Green Egg enthusiast.

The BBQ Brethren forum for everything from the backyard to the American Royal.

Cup Contest Events

Cup Contest events are listed along the right. If you aren't listed we would love for your event to become a Cup Contest event. Being a Cup Contest event offers you tremendous advantage and support. More information and application

2015 Cup & Shot Glass Contest

For BBQ Team to be eligible for the Cup contest, teams must score in at least six Cup & Shot Glass contest events. A team's six best scores in each of the five categories (overall, chicken, ribs, pork, and brisket) will be used to calculate final positions.

For BBQ Team to be eligible for the Shot Glass contest, teams must score in at least three Cup & Shot Glass contest events, but not more than five. A team's three best scores in each of the five categories will be used to calculate final positions.

Teams must be a RMBBQA member in good standing prior to the awards ceremony for an event's scores to count toward the Cup or Shot Glass contests.

Every eligible team at a Cup & Shot Glass contest event will receive points. Points will be awarded based on rank as per the RMBBQA Cup Calculation Method determined by the RMBBQA Board of Directors. Additionally, teams will be awarded bonus points based on the number of competition teams at the event, divided by four; up to a maximum of 12.5 bonus points. While teams are rewarded for doing well in large contests, this system helps to bridge the gap between the smaller and larger events, rewarding teams for their consistency on the competition circuit regardless of event size. For full details, definitions, and scoring examples view the RMBBQA Cup Calculation Method.

2015 Kids Q Soda Pop Contest

The RMBBQA hopes that the Kids Q Soda Pop contest will encourage kids to participate in more Kids Q events and to continue cooking in the Cup & Shot Glass contest after their Kids Q eligibility ends. We also encourage kids to be involved in BBQ no matter how many or how few events they cook.

For kids to be eligible for the Kids Q Soda Pop contest, they must participate in at least two separate Soda Pop contest events. The kids' two best scores overall will be used to calculate their final positions.

Kids must be related to a RMBBQA member in good standing in order to compete in the Kids Q Soda Pop contest.

Every eligible kid at a Kids Q Soda Pop contest event will receive points. Points will be awarded based on rank as per the RMBBQA Cup Calculation Method determined by the RMBBQA Board of Directors.

Additionally, kids will be awarded bonus points based on the number of other kids competing in the event, divided by four. While kids are rewarded for doing well in large contests, this system helps to bridge the gap between the smaller and larger turnouts, rewarding kids for their consistency regardless of event size.

For full details and guidelines please refer to the RMBBQA Kids Q Guidelines and the Kids Q Soda Pop Contest Guidelines.

To participate in the Kids Q Soda Pop contest print the Information and Sign-Up Sheet and bring it with you to your first Kids Q Soda Pop contest event.

At present, the 2015 Kids Q Soda Pop contest events are Lake Havasu City, AZ; Frisco, CO; Leadville, CO; Artesia, NM; Rio Rancho, NM; Alamosa, CO; and Parker, CO.

We are working on getting additional contests to sponsor Kids Q events. Please help us by asking organizers to consider adding Kids Q to their event. This is the future of BBQ!

Ribbons for all kids that qualify for the Soda Pop Division, as well as trophies and money for the top three places in the two age groups will be awarded at the end of the year RMBBQA Banquet.


Team Mentoring Program

The Rocky Mountain BBQ Association offers a mentoring program to teams cooking in RMBBQA Cup Events. This program is available to any team interested in cooking at a RMBBQA Cup Event and is especially helpful to teams that are cooking in their first contest.

This program is intended to foster the sharing of BBQ Competition knowledge and is offered at no cost. You do not need to be a member of the Rocky Mountain BBQ Association to participate in the program.

This program will assign an experienced competition team to assist your planning prior to the event and to answer common questions such as: What do I need to bring? What should I expect? What are turn in boxes? Prior to the event you will receive a packet of helpful information and your mentor will be available to help at the contest.

If you would like to have a mentor assist your team or if you wish to simply speak with an experienced team member prior to your contest please contact the Mentor Coordinator by filling out the form below:

Mentoring Sign Up
    

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Pre Shot Glass

Rankings



Cup & Shot Glass

Standings

Payout Schedule



2015 Cup Contests

Smokin' Brew BBQ
Parker, CO
September 4-6, 2015

Colorado Pork and Hops Challenge
Grand Junction, CO
September 11-12, 2015

Taste of Autumn BBQ Championships
Spearfish, SD
September 18-19, 2015


2016 Cup Contests

National Western BBQ Throwdown
Denver, CO
January 8-9, 2016


2015 Cup Results

National Western BBQ Throwdown
Denver, CO

Lake Havasu Music Brews & BBQ Championship
Lake Havasu City, AZ

Wild West BBQ Cook-Off
Lamar, CO