World's Championship Bar-B-Que

How to Participate

Feb. 25 - 27, 2016

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest! We accept wait list applications from new teams between May 1 and August 31 of each year for the following year’s Contest. Please check back during the wait list application period for the 2016 Contest for the next opportunity to apply. 

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Exhibitor/Contestant

Contact Us

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™

P.O. Box 20070
Houston, Texas 77225

Past Winners

2015

Grand Champion

  • Across the Track Cook-off Team

First Runner Up

  • Iowa’s Smokey D’s BBQ

Second Runner Up

  • Ram’s Club

Brisket

  • Champion – Hill County Go Texan
  • First Runner Up – Xtreme Texas Cookers
  • Second Runner Up – Waste Management Two Steppers

Ribs

  • Champion – 100.3 The Bull
  • First Runner Up – Fowl Feathered Cookers
  • Second Runner Up – Texas Trail Tramps

Chicken

  • Champion – Across the Track Cook-off Team
  • First Runner Up – Iowa’s Smokey D’s BBQ
  • Second Runner Up – Ram’s Club

Go Texan

  • Go Texan Best Barbecue – Hill County Go Texan
  • Runner Up – Goliad County Go Texan

Dutch Oven

  • Champion – Tejas Cookers
  • First Runner Up – Tyler County
  • Second Runner Up – Jasper County

Specialty Awards

  • Most Colorful Team – Bad Girls Gone Wild
  • Runner Up Most Colorful Team – Floyd, Morrow & Larkin
  • Go Texan Most Colorful – Metro Go Texan 3: Gridiron Cookers
  • Runner Up Go Texan Most Colorful
  • Most Unique Pit – Jasper County Go Texan– Lost Village Cooking Team
  • Runner Up Most Unique Pit – Bottomless Pit Cooking Team
  • Best Team Skit – Takes a Village
  • Runner Up Best Team Skit – Devil’s River Mountain Men
  • Cleanest Team Area – We BQ’n
  • Runner Up Cleanest Team Area – Floyd, Morrow & Larkin
  • Go Texan Recycling – Calhoun County
  • Recycling – Blowing Smoke

Download | Top 100 Teams

Download | Top 25 Dutch Oven

2014

Overall Grand Champion – BBQ Commanders 3

  • First Runner Up Overall – Fayette County Go Texan
  • Second Runner Up Overall – Jack Daniel's Winner – Cool Smoke

Brisket

  • Champion – Fayette County Go Texan
  • First Runner Up – Jack Daniel's Winner – Cool Smoke 
  • Second Runner Up – Jack Daniel's Barrelhouse Cookers 1

Ribs

  • Champion – Tejas Cookers 2
  • First Runner Up – Hot Knots Cooking Team
  • Second Runner Up – The New Bull @ 100.3

Chicken

  • Champion – BBQ Commanders 3
  • First Runner Up – Bulldog Mountain Cookin' Crew 3
  • Second Runner Up – Killin' Time Kookers 2

Go Texan

  • Best Barbecue – Fayette County Go Texan
  • Runner Up – Colorado County Go Texan

Dutch Oven Dessert

  • Champion – Triple A Cookers
  • First Runner Up – Be Somebody
  • Second Runner Up – Texas Night Owls 1

Specialty Awards

  • Most Colorful Team – Rams Club
  • Runner Up Most Colorful Team – Bad Girls Gone Wild
  • Go Texan Most Colorful – Colorado County Go Texan
  • Runner Up Go Texan Most Colorful – Nueces County Go Texan
  • Most Unique Pit – Lost Village Team
  • Runner Up Most Unique Pit – Cowboy Mardi Gras Kookers
  • Best Team Skit – Harrison County Go Texan
  • Runner Up Best Team Skit – Devils River Mountain Men
  • Cleanest Team Area – Rams Club
  • Runner Up Cleanest Team Area – Holy Cow Cookers
  • Go Texan Recycling – Calhoun County
  • Recycling – Texas Social Club

Top Teams

(PDF Downloads)

2013

  • Overall Grand Champion
    Across the Track Cook-off Team



  • First Runner Up
    Overall Grand Champion
    Devils River Mountain Men 1
  • Second Runner Up
    Overall Grand Champion
    Hill County Area Go Texan

Brisket

  • Champion Brisket
    Hill County Area Go Texan
  • First Runner Up Brisket
    Lonesome Dove Cookers 1
  • Second Runner Up Brisket
    3S Cookers

Ribs

  • Champion Ribs
    Across the Track Cook-off Team
  • First Runner Up Ribs
    Devils River Mountain Men 1
  • Second Runner Up Ribs
    Moonlight Cookers

Chicken

  • Champion Chicken
    Red’s Young Guns
  • First Runner Up Chicken
    Texas Tornado Cookers 3
  • Second Runner Up Chicken
    Over the Hill Gang 3

Go Texan

  • Go Texan Best Barbecue
    Hill County Area Go Texan
  • Runner Up Go Texan Best Barbecue
    Fayette County Area Go Texan

  • Dutch Oven Dessert
    Chevy Cookers 1
  • First Runner Up
    Dutch Oven Dessert
    Live Oak County Area Go Texan
  • Second Runner Up
    Dutch Oven Dessert
    Smokin’ Amigos 1

Specialty Awards

  • Most Colorful Team
    Holy Cow Cookers
  • Runner Up Most Colorful Team
    Chevy Cookers
  • Go Texan Most Colorful
    Metro Go Texan 3 Road Dog Cookers
  • Runner Up Go Texan Most Colorful
    Harrison County Area Go Texan
  • Most Unique Pit
    Shelby County Area Go Texan
  • Runner Up Most Unique Pit
    Cowboy Mardi Gras
  • Best Team Skit
    Devils River Mountain Men
  • Runner Up Best Team Skit
    Harrison County Area Go Texan
  • Cleanest Team Area
    Chevy Cookers
  • Go Texan Recycling
    Calhoun County Area Go Texan
  • Recycling
    Holy Cow Cookers

Top Teams

(PDF Downloads)

2012

Overall Grand Champion

  • Motley Que Crew

Champion Brisket

  • Keep'er Hot Cooking Team Champion Ribs
  • Houston Metro Go Texan 5 / Road Dog Cookers

Champion Chicken

  • Motley Que Crew

Go Texan Best Barbecue

  • Jasper County Area Go Texan

Dutch Oven Dessert Contest

  • Swine-Os

Most Colorful Team

  • Ram's Club

Go Texan Most Colorful

  • Krazy Kookers

Most Unique Pit

  • Pitmakers

Best Team Skit

  • Pitmakers

Cleanest Team Area

  • Ram's Club

Go Texan Recycling

  • Calhoun County Area Go Texan

Recycling

  • Blowin' Smoke

2015 Map

Download | WCBBQ Map