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2018 Backyard BBQ Grand Champ:
Steve Dahm of Firehouse 51 (Lincoln, IL)
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(From left to right: Shane Alley, Alex Dahm, "Abe" Lincoln, Steve Dahm, Cale Dahm, Josh Merreighn)

To experience the delicious madness that IS competitive BBQ, the Backyard Competition is your chance!


Sponsored by Royal Oak Charcoal and hosted by Lifepoint Church, the 7th annual Lincoln Backyard Competition will be held on June 1, 2019 (Saturday).

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Limited to 40 teams (amateurs ONLY) with only a $50 entry fee, you must enter both Pork Ribs and Chicken (any part of the chicken) to participate.

With a grand pr
ize of $200, the best combined scores of these two categories determines the champ.

***Click HERE for a way to win an additional $750!*** 

Click on the link for the 2019 Backyard Flyer 
Click on the link for the 2019 Backyard Entry Form

For questions, email the guys in charge:
Shane - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Josh - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



The People's Choice Award (for the Public)

If you'd like to sample ribs for our Backyard cooks, here's how:

  • Lifepoint Church will be selling Wristbands to the general public for $15.00.
  • You will receive 10 tickets that will allow you to sample ribs from different Backyard teams.
  • Once you find your favorite, you'll have another single "voting ticket" to vote for The Lincoln Backyard People's Choice Rib.
  • Wrist Bands will be for sale starting Friday morning at the Vendor Area at Up in Smoke on the Square.
  • Rib Tasting will be from 2:30 to 3:30 Saturday June 1st with The People's Choice Rib being named at 5:00 PM that same day.
  • Voting tickets will be tabulated and the backyard team with the most voting tickets will be named 2019 Backyard People's Choice winner!

***Limited wrist bands will be sold...Don't wait till the last minute on this one!***


 The People's Choice Award (for the Cooks)

To claim bragging rights for one year as Logan County's Rib Champion, you have two options:

pic41. Register to compete cooking two meats—Pork Ribs and Chicken.

2. If you are cooking ribs and chicken in The Lincoln Backyard, you can also compete in our "People's Choice Ribs." The ribs for "People's Choice" will be supplied to you at no charge and there is no additional entry fee for "People Choice." (It's optional so you can elect to cook The Lincoln Backyard without cooking in People's Choice Ribs.)

To compete for The People's Choice Award, you will be asked to do the following:

  • Cook a minimum for four racks of ribs that will be made available to the general public. (Ribs for Peoples Choice will be provided to you at no cost to you by Lifepoint Church.)
  • Serve ribs to contest attendees who have purchased wrist bands from 2:30 until 3:30 PM Sat June 1st.
  • Engage those attendees regarding your cooking process and preparation of the ribs.
  • Maintain a clean and well organized cooking area.
  • Accept tickets in the voting bins provided.

 

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This fun, BYO everything competition—except for the free bag of charcoal provided to each team by Royal Oak—allows you to get a taste of the full competition experience without the added stress.

In what has become more of a block party cookout than a competition, join us on Saturday June 1st at 6:00AM in Downtown Lincoln to exchange a few tips and ideas while attempting to go home with some cold, hard cash!

All proceeds from the Backyard event benefit community programs at Lifepoint Church in Lincoln. A big thanks to Royal Oak Charcoal for their contribution to help fund this event!



Congratulations to the
2017 Backyard BBQ Winners!

  Backyard Overall Backyard Chicken Backyard Pork Ribs
1 Twisted Smoke Twisted Smoke Back Draft
2 Back Draft Big Fern's BBQ Twisted Smoke
3 Firehouse 51 Blowin Smoque BBQ Pitty QUE
4 Pitty QUE Carrol Lou's Wood & Steel
5 Carrol Lou's Sugar Creek BBQ 9-11 Q
 

Congratulations to the
2016 Backyard BBQ Winners!

 
Backyard Overall
Backyard Chicken
Backyard Pork Ribs
1
 
Sugar Creek BBQ
Backdraft BBQ
2
 
Big Foot BBQ
Double D' Rack Shack
3
 
JTA BBQ
12-24 BBQ
4
 
Backdraft BBQ
Old Tyme BBQ
5
 
Firehouse BBQ
Doc's Rib Shack
 

Congratulations to the
2015 Backyard BBQ Winners!

 
Backyard Overall
Backyard Chicken
Backyard Pork Ribs
1
Get Sauced BBQ
Big Foot BBQ
Get Sauced BBQ
2
JTA BBQ
Double D's Rack Shack
Blue Bear's BBQ
3
Doc's Rib Shack
JTA BBQ
9-11 Q
4
OLD TYME BBQ
Doc's Rib Shack
Pack-n-a-Charge BBQ
5
Smoke Shack Jack
12-24 BBQ
JTA BBQ
 

Congratulations to the
2014 Backyard BBQ Winners!

 
Backyard Chicken
Backyard Pork Ribs
1
Double D's Rack Shack
Channabilly BBQ
2
Channabilly BBQ
Burnt Knuckles BBQ
3
Tbone's BBQ Emporium
Blue Bear's BBQ
4
Backdraft BBQ Crew
Get Sauced BBQ
5
9-11 Q
Doc's Rib Shack



pic32019 Backyard Flyer (Coming soon!)
2019 Backyard Entry Form (Coming soon!)
Complete 2019 Schedule of Events (Coming soon!)
Friday Night Steak Cookoff (Coming soon!)
Friday Night KCBS Steak Cook Off Rules (Coming soon!)


Backyard application must be submitted separately than The Steak Cook off.

Submit Backyard completed applications to:
Lifepointe Church of God
601 Pulaski Street
Lincoln, IL 62656

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Questions about the upcoming 2019 competition? Contact Us