Get ready. Get set. Get Smokin’.

The 39th annual World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest is May 12-14, 2016, and applications to join the ranks of the most prestigious meat smokin’ pit masters on the planet are available here! See Below

World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest Official 2016 Entry Form

Please note, payment must be received before application is considered complete. Payment can be made with credit card via phone 901-525-4611 (3.5% surcharge will apply) or mailed, with copy of application, to: WCBCC Team App, 56 S. Front St., Memphis TN 38103.

At stake is the largest prize purse in the history of the championship, totaling $115,000. All competition categories (whole hog, shoulder, and ribs) along with Patio Porkers will see higher prize payouts this year. Don’t miss your chance to join our Wall of Champions!

2015 Results

Championship Pork Division

Grand Champion: The Shed BBQ (Ocean Springs, Mississippi) - $20,500

Whole Hog

1st: The Shed BBQ (Ocean Springs, Mississippi) - $8,500

2nd: Salty Rinse BBQ (New York, New York) - $2,000

3rd: Cotton Patch Cooking Team (Columbus, Mississippi) - $1,500

4th: World’s Most Interesting Team (Memphis, Tennessee) - $1,000

5th: Mac’s Smoke Shop (Charlotte, North Carolina) - $750

6th: Will-Be-Que BBQ Team (Cordova, Tennessee) - $600

7th: Victory Lane BBQ (Memphis, Tennessee) - $500

8th: Gwatney Championship BBQ Team (Cordova, Tennessee) - $400

9th: Apple City Barbecue (Murphysboro, Illinois) - $350

10th: Yazoo’s Delta Q (Hernando, Mississippi) - $300

Full Results


1st: Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q (Decatur, Alabama) - $8,500

2nd: Sweet Swine O’ Mine (Olive Branch, Mississippi) - $2,000

3rd: Red Hot Smokers (Olive Branch, Mississippi) - $1,500

4th: Southern Hoggers (Germantown, Tennessee) - $1,000

5th: Killer Hogs (Southaven, Mississippi) - $750

6th: Down To Smoke (DTS) BBQ Team (New York, New York) - $600

7th: QQQQ Pig Sooie (Azle, Texas) - $500

8th: Barnstormers BBQ (Mason City, Iowa) - $400

9th: Ubon’s BBQ (Yazoo City, Mississippi) - $350

10th: Lillie’s Q (Chicago, Illinois) - $300

Full Results


1st: Serial Grillers (Memphis, Tennessee) - $8,500

2nd: Auto Be Grillin’ (Memphis, Tennessee) - $2,000

3rd: Cackle & Oink BBQ (Sherman, Texas) - $1,500

4th: Natural Born Grillers (Southaven, Mississippi) - $1,000

5th: LVOB (West Memphis, Arkansas) - $750

6th: The Rack Pack (Jonesboro, Arkansas) - $600

7th: Smokers Anonymous (Memphis, Tennessee) - $500

8th: Notorious P.I.G (Germantown, Tennessee) - $400

9th: Got Pig? (Memphis, Tennessee) - $350

10th: The Usual Saucespects (Memphis, Tennessee) - $300

Full Results

Patio Porkers

1st: Dirty Hogs (Southaven, Mississippi) - $2,500

2nd: Smoke a Little Smoke (Collierville, Tennessee) - $1,000

3rd: 3 Stacks BBQ (Ridgeland, Mississippi) - $750

4th: Boars R Us BBQ Team (Cordova, Tennessee) - $500

Full Results

Kingsford Tour of Champions

1st: Big Bob Gibson BBQ (Decatur, Alabama) - $1,500

2nd: Too Sauced to Pork (Grand Island, New York) - $1,000

3rd: Team Canada (London, Ontario, Canada) - $500

4th: Norwegian National BBQ Team (Stavanger, Norway) - $250

Green Grilling Award – Awarded to the team that collected the most recyclables

Team Canada BBQ (London, Ontario, Canada)

Ancillary Awards Results:

Anything But Categories


1st: Meat Mitch (Mission Hills, Kansas) - $1,000

2nd: Big Al and the Buttrubbers (Sherwood, Arkansas) - $500

3rd: Smoke A Little Smoke (Collierville, Tennessee) - $250

Full Results


1st: Salty Rinse BBQ (New York, New York) - $1,000

2nd: Too Sauced to Pork (Grand Island, New York) - $500

3rd: Bubba Grills (Haddock, Georgia) - $250

Full Results


1st: Sugarfire Smokehouse (Olivette, Missouri) - $1,000

2nd: The Beef 'N The Chicken (Memphis, Tennessee) - $500

3rd: Pure Pleasure Porkers (Memphis, Tennessee) - $250

Full Results


1st: Natural Born Grillers (Southaven, Mississippi) - $1,000

2nd: Ribiculous Bar-B-Krewe (Astonia, New York) - $500

3rd: Norwegian National Barbecue Team (Stavanger, Norway) - $250

Full Results

Sauce Categories

Tomato Sauce

1st: P-Funk & The Fatback All-Stars (Cordova, Tennessee) - $1,000

2nd: Pork 'O' Saurus (Cordova, Tennessee) - $500

3rd: BBQ Team (Memphis, Tennessee) - $300

Full Results

Mustard Sauce

1st: The Bastey Boys (Middleboro, Massachusetts) - $1,000

2nd: Auto Be Grillin' (Memphis, Tennessee) - $500

3rd: Serial Grillers (Memphis, Tennessee) - $300

Full Results

Vinegar Sauce

1st: P-Funk & The Fatback All-Stars (Cordova, Tennessee) - $1,000

2nd: Pig Diamonds (Germantown, Tennessee) - $500

3rd: SlapJo Mama BBQ Hog Cooking Team (Madison, Mississippi) - $300

Full Results

Franks Red Hot Hot Wings

1st: Party Q (Batesville, Arkansas) - $1,300

2nd: Bare Bones BBQ (Vershire, Vermont) - $800

3rd: Cackle & Oink BBQ (Sherman, Texas) - $400

Full Results

Best Booth

1st: All Star Ten Pin Porkers - $2,500

2nd: The Moody Ques - $1,250

3rd: Love Meat Tender - $750

Best T-Shirt

1st: Parrot Head Porkers - $800

2nd: Pork “O” Saurus - $450

3rd: All Star Ten Pin Porkers - $250

Big Hog Run

1st: Brett Miller – Too Sauced to Pork – $1000

2nd: Mike “Pig Nose” Page – Pages Pig Pen – $750

3rd: Kevin O’Sullivan – 10 Bones BBQ – $500

4th: Paul Caesar – Eat My Butt – $250

5th: Matt Gatewood – Smoke Masters – $100

Full Results

Ms. Piggie Idol

1st: The Swino's - $2,000

2nd: Chi Town Cookers - $1,000

3rd: Voo Doo Q - $500

2015 Team Listings

Below is a listing of the 2015 teams listed alphabetically by category.

Patio Porker

3 Stacks BBQ
Bad Pig BBQ
Big Al and the Buttrubbers
Boars R Us BBQ Team
Bush Hogs
Deeez Butts
Dirty Hogs
DLC Smokers
Eat My Butt
Me Dry Rub You Longtime
Nice Rack
No Porkin' in the Champagne Room
Pigs Gone Wild
Polka Pork U
Porker Vortex
Porky Van Winkle
Prairie Porkers
Professor Pork @ The Rib Raiders
Sander's Smoken Que
Shine and Swine
Skillet Shot
Smoke a Little Smoke
Smokin' Hot & Saucy
Smokin' Spiders
Squeal Street BBQ
Swiggin N Piggin
The Bastey Boys
The Count Bastie Porkestra


4 Pork Harmony
All Star Ten Pin Porkers
Angry Irishman BBQ
AOC Hogs
Aporkalypse Now
Auto Be Grillin'
Babyback Griller Allstars
Bad Bob's BBQ
BBQ Team
Big Bubba's Bar-B-Q-N Crew
Boars Night Out
Born in the QUE S.A.
Boss Pit
Braizin' Assets
Bubba Grills
Cackle & Oink BBQ
Cadillac Grillz
Camo Cookers
Can-Do BBQ Team
Castle Cookers
Central Smokers
Chauvinist Pig
Chi Town Cookers
Coil Master Barbecue Blasters
Cool Smoke
Dang She's Swine
Delta Bones BBQ
Dirk Pigglers Porkographic BBQ
Emily's Tennessee Prime
Extreme Cookers
Fat Side Up
Ferrell BBQ w/Inspector Hog
Fire House 5
Foster's Que
Full Moon Smokers
Give the Devil His Que
Got Pig?
Greaseland Porkers
Greenley's Bar-Ba-Quties
Grill and Grind
Hawg Sauce
Hendricks BBQ
High Life on the Hog
Hog Express
Kinney's Kountry Kookers
Knob Creek Smokers
Love Meat Tender
MacDaddy Meat
Magically Piglicious
Meat Makers
Meat Mitch
Meat, Drink and Be Merry
Moonlight Smokers
Motley Que Eh!
Natural Born Grillers
Notorious P.I.G.
Nutts N' Butts
NUVA Swine & Spine
Panama Weber BBQ Team
Peyton Place Motley Que
P-Funk & the Fatback All-Stars
Pigs in Gin
Poker Porkers
Pork "O" Saurus
Pork & Bean Counters
Pork Fiction
Pot Bellie Cookers
Prime Time BBQ
Pure Pleasure Porkers
Red Dawg Porkers
Ribdiculous Bar-B-Krewe
Rowdy Southern Swine
Serial Grillers
Sicilian Smokers
Silky O'Sullivan's
Slab Techs
Slabs a' Smokin
Sloppy Chops
Smoke Masters
Smokers Anonymous
Smokin' Hard
Smokin on the River
Smokin Razorbacks
Smokin' Triggers
Smokin With An Attitude
South Pork
Southaven Meathogs
Suspicious Rinds
Sweet Brown Smokers
Sweet Cheeks
Swine 01 Ribbers
Sysco's Cajun Cookers 2.0
Tangled Up In Que
Texas Select BBQ
The Beef N' The Chicken
The Danish National BBQ Team
The Fabulous Faultliners
The Norwegian National Barbecue Team
The Other Team
The Pig & Pint
The Rack Pack
The Swinehouse
The Swinos
The Usual Saucepects
The Woozy-Qs
Three Alarm Smokers
Too Sauced To Pork
Totally Boar'd
Twyford BBQ & Catering
Uncle Murle's BBQ
Weekend At Porkys
Willinghams River City Rooters
Won't Get Smoked Again
World Famous Larry Williams
Yippie Trippie and the Porkstars


Baby Back Stabbers
Bare Bones BBQ
Barnstormers BBQ
Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q
Big Hatt
BlackJack Barbecue
Blue Collar Smokers
Boarhouse Smokers
Boofhead BBQ
City Hogs
Crosstown NeighborHood BBQ Cooking Team
Delta Porkers
Down To Smoke (DTS) BBQ Team
Hog Wild Competition Team
Kill'em & Grill'em Que
Killer Hogs
Lillie's Q
Pages Pig Pen
Parrothead Porkers of Hogaritaville
Peg Leg Porkers
Pig Stars
Planet Barbeque, Inc.
Pork Me Baby
QQQQ Pig Sooie
Rebel Roaster Revue (R3Que)
Red Hot Smokers
Regional One Health
Shoats & Skins
South Carolina Swiners
Southern Hoggers
Sow Luau
Sweet Swine O' Mine
Swine & Dine
The Barbecue Experiment
The Flying Pigs
The Fossil Fueled Porkers
The Grand Masters of Cooking Disasters
The Hogfather
The Moody Ques
The Not Ready For Swine Time Porkers
The People's Republic of Swina
The Pit and The Pigulum II
The Pork University
Ubons BBQ

Whole Hog

10 Bones BBQ
3 Taxi Guys
Annesdale Pork
Apple City Barbecue
Aussie Que
Barbecue Republic
Bryce Boar Blazers
Canadian BBQ Society
Carolina Traveler
Cotton Patch Cooking Crew
Cotton Pickin Porkers
Crispy Critters
Curly Tail Smokers
Diamond D Cooking Team
Dixie Que
Fat Burners
Fireman John's BBQ
Gwatney Championship BBQ Team
Hog Nebula
Jacks Old South
Mac's Smoke Shop
Party Q
Pickin' N Grillin'
Pig Diamonds
Redneck Bar-B-Que Express
Salty Rinse BBQ
Slapjo Mama BBQ Hog Cooking Team
Smoking Pigs Barbeque Company
Sugarfire Smokehouse
Team Canada BBQ
The Shed BBQ
Victory Lane BBQ
Whole Hog Café
Will Be Que BBQ Team
World's Most Interesting Team
Yazoo's Delta Q

Team Online Application

Thank you for your interest in competing in the one and only World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, ranked as the #1 Barbecue Cooking Contest by USA Today 10Best! 

Due to space limitations, not all applications received will be accepted. Entry preference is given to those who complete application and remit payment earliest, as well as past champions, and top winners from last year. A check for the total amount due must be received with every application and postmarked or hand-delivered no later than February 19, 2016. 

Please note that a team’s corporate sponsor that conflicts or competes with Memphis in May sponsors may have an impact on acceptance. Should your application not be accepted, your money will be refunded in full. Teams will be notified of acceptance after February 29, 2016, and teams not selected will receive a full refund. No refunds will be made once you have been accepted into the contest. If there are additional questions, contact Mike Davis at 901.525.4611/ext 125 or email 

Your entry fee includes: your team booth space, entry of one pork category, (15) 24-hour wristiks (for championship pork categories) OR (5) 24-hour wristiks (for Patio porker category), 2 vehicle load-in passes, and a 2016 WCBCC poster and apron. The total amount due includes your entry fee, any additional ancillary contests, ticket purchases, clean-up deposit and restoration fee. All teams are required to pay the refundable clean-up deposit and non-refundable restoration fee which includes the special event permit fee, as well as to show proof of insurance or purchase event insurance through Memphis in May. 


COOKER CARAVAN: (Please see supplemental brochure for more details on this item)*
KINGSFORD TOUR OF CHAMPIONS: (Please see supplemental brochure for more details on this item)*
VIPit PASS TOUR Sponsored by Big Green Egg (Please see supplemental brochure for more details on this item)*
Beginning in 2016, all teams will be required to carry liability insurance. Do you have team liability insurance? (Please see supplemental brochure for more details on this item)*
ENTRY FEES: Order the size space you need – no on-site expansions are permitted. Requests for Riverview spaces will be filled on a first-request basis. Please also note that any special requests for team placement will be recognized and preference will be given based on the date application and full payment are received and after event sponsors and vendors have been placed. For teams entering into Rib, Shoulder or Whole Hog categories: *

For spaces 18’ x 30’ and larger, how tall is your structure? *

Patio Porkers Division: (Limited to 35 teams) 15’ W x 25’ D *
ANCILLARY FOOD CONTESTS & SPECIAL EVENTS: (You may enter all categories if you like, but may have only one entry per contest.)*

CLEAN-UP DEPOSIT: (refundable)*
PARK RESTORATION FEE: (non-refundable) Restoration of Tom Lee Park and special event permit fee*
BIG HOG PACKAGE: (Limit of 1 package purchase per team)
Big Hog Run: ($25 x total entries)
MiM Provided Insurance: *
WEDNESDAY FRIENDS & FAMILY NIGHT: (Limited to max of 30 guests per team.)
Total Amount to be Paid (includes booth fee, all additional contests, Big Hog package & tickets and $500 for clean-up deposit and park restoration fee) Make check payable to Memphis in May and send or deliver to Memphis in May, 56 South Front Street, Memphis, TN 38103*
I agree to abide by all Rules and Regulations for the 2016 Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.*
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