Cook of the Year Rules
How Points Are Awarded
Points for top 10 overall placement score is awarded as such:
|1st||1000 points||Grand Champion|
|2nd||900 points||Reserve Grand Champion|
|11th +||0 points|
Bonus Contest Size points (only awarded to teams who receive a 1st-10th on the above scale):
- 2 points for each team up to the first 50 at the contest (23 teams = 46 points)
- 1 additional point per team from 51-100 (57 teams = 100 points (50*2) + 7 additional points for a total of 107 bonus points).
Bonus points max out at 100 teams. Maximum bonus points that can be earned is 150.
2nd place at a 23-team contest = 900 + 23*2 = 946
4th place at a 125-team contest = 700 +150 = 850 points
The website will automatically calculate your best 12 events.
Note: Individual overall meat categories are calculated using the same formula as top ten overall finish at an event. The meat scores may not match a cook’s overall points. This is due to overall points being calculated independently of meat placement.
At a 45 team event 1st place brisket = 1000 + (45*2) = 1090 brisket points and 7th chicken = 400+ (45*2) = 490 chicken points and places 11th overall = no overall points.
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