SPRING BREAK BBQ CONTEST

25 MARCH 2018

KCBS Sanctioned BBQ event

hosted by Burning Love BBQ Team

About us

On 24 and 25 March 2018, Lommel is going to be the BBQ centre of Europe. For the first time the Spring Break BBQ Contest is being held here. Teams from all over Europe will compete in 4 categories. This contest is an official KCBS certified event. We follow the KCBS rules and regulations. We are also a qualifier for the Belgian Championship Low and Slow BBQ 2018.

The contest will be held during the spring break weekend, when we switch over from winter to summer time. Because of this, teams will have one hour less to prepare their meat. Competition for the best place is held in 4 categories, chicken, ribs, pork and brisket. Teams will arrive on Saturday, set up their BBQs and make preparations for the contest. Sunday at noon, teams start turning in their dishes.

We welcome you all!

Registration Options

Early Bird

Valid till 01 Sep 2017
  • 4mx10m spot
  • Team fee
  • Team reception
  • Team breakfast
  • 2 garbage bags
  • €20 in Burning Love coins
  •  

€ 190

Register Now

Team Ticket

 
  • 4mx10m spot
  • Team fee
  • Team reception
  • Team breakfast
  • 2 garbage bags
  • €20 in Burning Love coins
  •  

€ 190

Register Now

The place to be

The place to be for the BBQ contest is an old football field in the suburbs of Lommel, namely Heeserbergen. Closeby is a community center, a bakery, a grocery store, a snackbar with great Belgian fries and a lovely restaurant.

To reach the venue, your GPS should get you to 'Jan Frans Willemstraat 58, 3920 Lommel, Belgium'.

Program

Arrival Early Birds

Teams who want, can already arrive on March 23. Arrival on Friday is only permitted prior to a reservation. Please contact us via email if you want to arrive on Friday.

Arrival

The check-in booth will be located at the south entrance of the football field, at the back side of the community centre. It's NOT ALLOWED to enter the venue directly with your car. You need to check in first and we will guide you to your spot on the field.

Bar Open

Real authentic and local Belgian beers are served!

Cooks Meeting

A cooks meeting will be held. We welcome all team captains at the judging area.

Reception

A reception with free draft beer will be given at the bar. You are invited to come over and bring your appetizers to share with the other teams.

Farm fries and very tasty chicken ragout is served for free, thanks to our sponsors.

Quiet time

Quiet time is from 23h until 07h. You entered a competition, so quiet time must be respected. Do not run the risk of being disqualified.

Remember this is the spring break weekend, so you get one hour sleep less tonight.

Breakfast

To start the competition day officially we invite all teams at bar for a 7-O-7 for good luck. A complimentary breakfast will be given.

Contest

Competition kick-off, good luck to all teams!
Open for visitors

Turn-In

12h00 - Chicken
12h30 - Pork ribs
13h00 - Pork
13h30 - Brisket

Award Ceremony

Everyone is invited to be present at the bar for the award ceremony.

Rules

The Spring Break BBQ contest follows the official KCBS rules and regulations. You can download the rules here.

Cars can enter the terrain for unloading purposes only! No cars are allowed on the terrain and must be parked in the designated areas.
Trailers and mobile homes are welcome on the terrain, as long as they fit in your area of 4m x 10m. Once placed on the terrain, they cannot leave until Sunday after the event.
UDS's or BBQ's may not be placed underneath a tent. They must remain in open air at all time.
Quiet time: 23:00 - 07:00.
A metal container will be provided by the organisation for ashes.
Every team will be provided with 2 waste bags.
Teams can buy additional waste bags during the event.
Only waste bags provided by the organisation are allowed.
Teams must place their waste bags in the designated area on the competition area. More info will follow on the team captain meeting.
At arrival, during check-in, a € 50 deposit is asked. This deposit will be returned on departure, after the team has cleaned up their area completely.

Every team must be in possession of a 5 kg fire extinguisher.
Every team must be in possession of a fire blanket.
Every team must be in possession of first aid kit.
Electric or propane-gas devices for heating or cooking are not allowed on the competition area.

Payments can only be made online via bank transfer directly with your registration. Once your payment is accepted your registration is complete and your place in our competition is guaranteed.

We do NOT accept cancellations of any kind on any given moment. A registration is final.

Prices & Awards

- Grand Champion -

€500
Flame Boss Smoker Controller

- Reserve Grand Champion -

€250


Champions, 2nd and 3rd places in each category are awarded a beautiful, hand crafted contemporary glass artwork, created by an artist of the famous glass centre in Lommel.

All Champions receive a superb meat packet by Carmans

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. It's common in a KCBS event that teams bring their own meat to the competition. As a minimum you need:
A pork shoulder, Boston Butt cut
A brisket
Chicken meat
Pork ribs

Yes, before you start, the meat must be inspected by a contest official. It's the team's captain responsibility to get his meat checked and approved.

No. A car park is nearby to park your car on.

Yes. Trailers and mobile homes are allowed. Keep in mind that the designated area for your team is 4m x 10m. The trailer and tent must fit in this place.

Yes, but you will not receive any refund. Since organising a high quality BBQ contest costs a lot of time and effort, we expect the same commitment from participating teams and judges.

Contact us

Burning Love BBQ Team | A. Rodenbachstraat 10 | BE-3920 LOMMEL | BELGIUM

Sponsors



A big thanks to our sponsors for their indispensable support !!