Brand New 2017 ABA Judges Course

NEW Judges Course for 2017!

judges2017Over the last three years, the ABA has developed and refined a world-class barbecue competition process including judge training, judging and scoring systems.

The ABA pro-actively and regularly seeks feedback from its supporters including competition team members, event promoters, experienced judges, industry partners and social members through surveys, polls and face to face interactions and has continuously improved its processes and competition rules in many areas.

After collating data, feedback and new ideas relevant to the Australian barbecue scene, the ABA has refined its Judges Course and hand-in Categories for the 2017 Competition Season.

The ABA has trained more than 500 Judges across Australia since 2014. With the 2017 season fast approaching the ABA is proud to announce an updated judges course which is fine-tuned and spends considerable more time on the finer points of what makes great competition barbecue. All past and future judges will be required to undertake this new course outline which will be presented by a ABA Head Judge on site at every ABA Sanctioned event.

The ABA is committed to growing competition barbecue in Australia, New Zealand and beyoncategories2017d by making it accessible to new and existing teams and judges from all backgrounds.

ABA Sanctioned Barbecue Competitions are deliberately varied from competition to competition to keep them fresh, exciting and challenging. The Event Promoter has the call on which categories they will offer at their competition which are selected from a list of pre-determined categories found in the ABA Rules.

In an unprecedented move for a barbecue sanctioning body, the ABA has opted for full transparency and accountability by publishing its Judges Course online for all to see.

Download the 2017 ABA Judges Course here.

View the 2017 ABA Barbecue Competition Rules here.