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Smoke N Bones BBQ Competition Presented by Northern Fireplace

June 17 – 18, 2023
Confederation Park
1700 Elphinstone Street, Regina, SK
KCBS - Kansas City BBQ Society - BBQ Fire

Get your grill on!

Compete in this official Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) sanctioned event on Father’s Day Weekend, from June 17 to 18, 2023.

The Masters Series competition features prizes awarded in the four traditional categories: chicken, ribs, pork, and beef brisket. The Masters Series is for professional chefs, amateurs, and businesses.

While the competitive BBQ competition is closed to the public, Regina Exhibition Association Ltd, invites guests to enjoy additional event entertainment that celebrates everything BBQ on both days. This year’s event will include BBQ food offerings, a beer garden, and entertainment located in Confederation Park.

While competitors are setting up on Saturday, we will host a Burger Battle! It will feature 8 of Regina’s top chefs competing head to head with their signature burger, which will feature a modern twist on a classic. Celebrity judges will rate the burgers on appearance, taste, and creativity.




Payout Top 5 Places Overall
Grand Champion $918
Reserved Grand Champion $420
Third $250
Fourth $130
Fifth $80
Payout Though 5 Places in 4 Categories
Chicken | Pork | Ribs | Beef First Place $420
Second Place $300
Third Place $150
Fourth Place $100
Fifth Place $80

Schedule of Events

Saturday, June 17
  • 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Open to Public
  • 6:00 a.m – 9:00 a.m. – Move in for competitors and exhibitors
  • 12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Burger Battle Competition
Sunday, June 18
  • 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Open to Public
  • 12:00 p.m. – Chicken category
  • 12:30 p.m. – Pork ribs category
  • 1:00 p.m. – Pork category
  • 1:30 p.m. – Beef brisket category
  • 3:30 p.m. – Awards

Burger Battle Rules

  • Each cook will bring all required materials, equipment, meat, toppings, etc. required to make prep and serve their burgers.

  • All meat will be inspected upon arrival to make sure it has been transported and stored at proper SHA guidelines.

  • All meat/protein must not be seasoned, injected, flavored, or cooked prior to the start of the competition.

  • All burgers must be made from scratch on site.

  • Burgers can be made of any protein, not exclusively meat.

  • Toppings for the burgers may be prepared off site (i.e. sauces).

  • There will be no restrictions on toppings or condiments to the burgers. The burger created can consist of any food items the chef brings with them BUT must represent a traditional hamburger.

  • A traditional hamburger is to be composed of at least one grilled “patty” (ground beef or alternative food) placed between a bun, bread product, or any alternative edible wrapping.

  • Cooks will have 30 minutes to complete the challenge.

  • Each cook will be required to make and turn in 8 burgers for judging.

Burger Battle Competitors

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Chris Miller
Culinary Director at Harbour Landing Village/Roots Kitchen and Bar
Tropezon Logo
Roberto Flores
El Tropezon Food Truck
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Josh Miller
The Bearded Prairie Chef
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Rob Reinhardt
Prairie Smoke & Spice BBQ
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Nathan Richter
333 BBQ
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Chaminda Ambagaspitiye
REAL Flavours

Join the Competition

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Competition Rules
Please familiarize yourself with the KCBS competition rules before applying. Enter your team today, for a chance to prove your chops!

Review the Rules
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Participation Fees
$300 with power for site
$250 without power

Ready to Compete?

Complete your competitor registration and join us at the grill!

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Are you a KCBS judge?

We need your expertise!

We are looking for a judging panel to help select who will be named grill master. Please email your credentials to [email protected] and an e-mail will follow up if you have been chosen as one of our judges.