Kids Q Rules

The Roberts Ranch Smokin’ Red Dirt BBQ presents the 2016 KIDS Q

  • This event will challenge the next generation of BBQ competitors to practice and refine their BBQ talent, and to see who has the best Kids Q in Northwest Oklahoma,
  • Each team will consist of no more than three individuals & one supervisor over 18 years of age. Teams will compete by age in one of the two age divisions, 10 & Under and 11-15.
  • All team members must be in the same age division.  Rules state that an adult (at least 18 yrs. old) must accompany the children, but the children will have to do all of the preparation, seasoning & cooking on their own. If boning or sectioning of meat is required, an adult may help in the boning or sectioning of the meat only.
  • Judges will award prizes for 1st to 4th places in each age division for this event.
  • Each team will be provided with a BBQ Charcoal Grill, charcoal, meat for that division, one Kids Q Tshirt and competition space.
  • Kids Q entries – Ground Beef (10 yr & Under Division) Chicken Thighs (11-15 yr old Division). Entries will be judged on (1)Appearance (2) Taste (3) Tenderness
  • Awards in each age division:
  • 1st $100.00 / Trophy
  • 2nd $75.00 / Trophy
  • 3rd $50.00 / Trophy
  • 4th $25.00 / Ribbon
  • Rules and Regulations
  1.  No motorized vehicles will be alllowed in competition area.
  2. Competitors will have a Cook’s meeting at 3:30pm, Friday April 15th in Convention Hall.
  3. Entry fee to participate in the Kids Q is $12.00 per team.
  4. Each participating team will receive 1 (one) 9”x9” Styrofoam judging container for turn-in
  5.  Team participants must all be within the same age division
  6. An adult over the age of 18 must be present on-site at all times – from set up to tear down for each particpating team. Any team not under adult supervision will be disqualified.
  7.  All BBQ Grills will be lit by a Kids Q Official only
  8. Teams MUST use provided Grills and Charcoal. Ingredients such as seasonings, rubs, etc are the responsiblity of the Teams. Each MUST use the provided meat for the appropriate age division. Teams will turn-in at least six (6) pieces of their cooked entry, using the provided numbered Styrofoam judging container.  Entry must fit in the 9”x9” provided Styrofoam container.
  9. Each team will be assigned a cooking space and is asked to keep their equipment (i.e.Grill, chairs, ice chest, BBQ equipment or EZ up Canopy within their designated area.
  10. A mandatory “Cooks Meeting” will be held at 3:30pm Friday, April 16th, all teams and team members must be present to compete.
  11. Teams must clean, prepare, and cook their entry at their assigned cooking site and meat must be held on ice at a temperature of 40 degrees or less prior to cooking.  Meat and produce ingredients must be held in separate coolers.
  12. 9”x9” Styrofoam turn-in containers will be provided to each team at the 3:30pm Cooks Meeting.
  13. Competition is open to KCBS and Non-KCBS members. Teams DO NOT have to be associated with a Roberts Ranch Smokin’ Red Dirt BBQ team.
  14. Team participants must do all preparations, seasoning and cooking of their entry. The supervising adult may only assist in the sectioning of the any meat and any emergency dealings with the lit or hot BBQ pits. Adult participation outside of these boundaries will cause the entire team to be disqualified.
  15. The official turn in time will be 6:25 – 6:35 pm. No late entries will be accepted.
  16. Teams must hold their cooked items at a temperature of 140 degrees (f) or higher until turn in
  17. Each team must turn in a minimum of six (6) pieces of their cooked entry in the numbered container with garnish. Only the entry and garnish are allowed in turn in box.
  18. The judging for this event will be in accordance with Kansas City BBQ Society judging procedures to ensure the integrity of the event. All decisions by the “Judges” are final. Awards will be presented from 1st – 4th places in each age division during the Roberts Ranch Smokin’ Red Dirt BBQ awards ceremony, Saturday April 16th beginning at 3:30pm inside Convention Hall.
  19. Judging scores will be tabulated in accordance with KCBS Judging Procedures on Appearance, Taste & Tenderness.
  20. Each team is responsible for the clean-up of their assigned cooking area, grey water disposal, trash and hot ash disposal in designated containers placed within the Kids Q area.
  21. Failure to follow any of these rules will cause for disqualification of the team.
  22. Each team is expected to HAVE A GREAT TIME!