The Series

Welcome to the Empire State Barbecue Championship! A number of barbecue competitions throughout New York State are proud to team up and offer a trophy and cash prize of $1000 to the winner of the Empire State Barbecue Championship as well as trophies through 5th place. Teams are automatically entered by competing in series events. The top four finishes are added to form the NY State ranking. Find a contest and move up the rankings!


Find a ESBC series event near you, compete in at least four to make a run for the grand championship!


Find out where your team ranks. As well as previous year results.

Scoring System

Find out how teams are ranked.