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Judge’s Training Class

November 2, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm


Memphis Barbecue Network is proud to offer barbecue judging seminars for barbecue enthusiasts. The purpose of these seminars is to instruct judges in the mechanics of judging a Memphis Barbecue Network Sanctioned barbecue contest.

All Network Sanctioned Contests are provided with lists of trained and certified judges for use in their contests. Barbecue teams prefer trained and/or certified judges and often inquire at a contest as to the number of trained and/or certified judges. Most sanctioned contests, including the Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, are rapidly working toward using 100% trained and/or certified judges. As a trained and/or certified judge, you will be invited to judge at many events all across the country.

Topics that will be covered at the judging seminar include: the Memphis Barbecue judging process and rules, the official meat categories, the scoring process, blind, on-site and final judging. You will sample barbecue during simulated judging exercises by barbecue teams.

After becoming a Memphis Barbecue Network trained judge, you may gain certification by judging each official meat category (Whole Hog, Pulled Pork, and Rib) at a least 2 (two) sanctioned contests.

The Judging Seminar cost is $65 which includes all materials and is limited to the first 50 registrants. Deadline to register is October 5th, 2018. Our next seminar will be held:

DATE: Friday, November 2nd, 2018

TIME: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

LOCATION: BIG PIG JIG® Venue, Barbecue City, U.S.A.
350 Pig Jig Blvd., Vienna, GA 31092

CONTACT:  Rhonda Lamb-Heath
Dooly County Chamber of Commerce/BIG PIG JIG®
PO Box 308
Vienna, GA 31092-0308
CALL: (229)268-8275 or FAX: (229)268-8200

Register and pay online at www.bigpigjig.com or complete the application form, include a check for $65 made payable to BIG PIG JIG® and mail to the address on the application. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at rhonda@bigpigjig.com or phone 229-268-8275(office).

After completing the Application for the “MBN Judging Seminar,” please BE CERTAIN to complete “Registration for a Judging Package!” This is available by returning to the website, and choosing EITHER the “Whole Hog Judges” or the “No Frills Judges” package.




November 2, 2018
8:00 am - 1:00 pm


Rhonda Lamb Heath