is proud to present the
WESTERN® Premium BBQ Products has teamed up with Gruene Harley-Davidson, The City of Helotes and the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce to host the largest BBQ cook-off series in the state of Texas, the WESTERN W3 BBQ Cook-Off Series. Each event will play host to 150 of the best BBQ teams from all over the world.
The Series will consist of three BBQ cook-offs, sanctioned by the International Barbecue Cookers Association (IBCA) and linked together by a point accumulation system (points chase). Each cook-off is projected to pay out $35,000 plus prizes. That creates a grand total of well over $100,000 in payouts directly to cookers. Further, the team earning the most points in the series will become the WESTERN W3 Grand Champion and will win $5000. The second highest point-earning team (Reserve Grand Champion) will win $1000 and the highest point-earning team in each meat category will each win $500. This will create a total projected payout of over $100,000.
The series will kick off in the historic community of New Braunfels, Texas at Gruene Harley-Davidson on November 22-23, 2013. The second event will take place the last weekend of January 2014 on the 24th and 25th at the Festival Grounds in Helotes, Texas. The series will wrap up on the weekend of WESTERN’s birthday in their hometown of Pleasanton, Texas, March 21-22, 2014 when the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce hosts Turn-N-Burn.
Our goal is to provide you, the BBQ team, with a great experience, well-organized events, large payouts and a fun time. In addition to three fantastic Cook-Offs, each event venue will offer its own unique blend of entertainment ranging from live music, washer and horse shoe competitions, motorcycle rallies and team roping events.
At each of the three events, the categories for competition will include beef brisket, pork spare ribs and chicken halves. This series boasts a 100% payout for all entry money collected plus additional prizes will be given away during the event. Prize money will be given to first through tenth places in the three categories of beef brisket, pork spare ribs and chicken halves. Online registration for this monumental cook-off series will begin on Monday, September 16, 2013.
WESTERN Premium BBQ Products will provide Bonus Prize Money to each event as well as provide additional gifts to cooking teams. Founded in 1986, WESTERN Premium BBQ Products is produced and distributed by W.W. Wood, Inc., the leading producer of BBQ wood in the United States. WESTERN produces top quality wood and other BBQ accessories such as Wood Chips, Wood Chunks, Mini Logs, Fire Starters and smoker trays. The flavor is in the smoke!
WESTERN W3 BBQ COOK-OFF SERIES
A three event series that is expected pay out
OVER $100,000 in prize money
New Braunfels, Texas
November 22-23, 2013
January 24-25, 2014
March 21-22, 2014
Special THANK YOU to
Tons of praise and big time “Thank Yous” go out to so many people for City of Helotes BBQ Cook-Off. The real big “thank you” goes out to every single BBQ team who came out to brave the ice storm to compete. Perhaps a payout of $34,500 plus prizes is worth the trouble.
We certainly have to thank everyone who helped make this event happen. Everybody from the City of Helotes, the City Council and Public Works Department, the Helotes Festival Association, WESTERN Premium BBQ Products, McAnear Rentals, Genco Energy, Simply Yours Gifts & More, IBCA, and the dozens of volunteers all pulled together to create and execute an absolutely fantastic event! Great job!
Congratulations to all of the teams who walked the stage! With 150 of the very teams anywhere competing, that is a true accomplishment. Congratulations to Craig Sharry of Texas Pepper Jelly for taking Grand Champion and Vinny Ramon of Jus Grillin for taking Reserve Grand Champion. Well done!
See the SERIES RESULTS here.
We look forward to seeing you at the
FINAL ROUND of the
WESTERN W3 BBQ Cook-Off Series.
Turn-N-Burn will be held in Pleasanton, TX
March 21-22, 2014.
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You...