The Australasian Barbecue Alliance Board has recently endorsed a range of new elements to compliment the Australian Barbecue Championship Series in 2022. Some of the exciting additions will include:

  • State Champions Awards (NEW)
  • Brisket Champions Awards (NEW)
  • Pork Ribs Champions Awards (NEW)
  • Dirty Bird (Chicken) Champions Awards (NEW)
  • Lamb Champions Awards (NEW)
  • National Points Champion (Remains)
  • Reciprocal Leaderboard Points awarded for Australia and/or New Zealand contest participation. (Remains)
  • Adjusted Overall Prize Money and Trophies to cater for all new Champions & Points Chase categories. (NEW)
  • ABA Invitational (Returning in 2022)
  • ABA Survey including ABA Awards Nominations (Returning in 2022)
  • ABA Team Representatives Committee (NEW)
  • ABA Rules Updated (December 2021)

Please join us in welcoming the incoming ABA Team Representatives for Australia: Grant Coleman, Nic Cooper, Dean Bradley, Neil Dransfield, Trevor Dawson, Daniel Barrett, and Jye Healey.

The new Committee will assist the ABA Contest Coordinator with operational items concerning the National Championship Contest Series. The Committee can be contacted with any suggestions, feedback or support via

The ABA will make further announcements and clarifications on the items noted above in the coming months.

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