Team 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
3rd 800 points
4th 700 points
5th 600 points
6th 500 points
7th 400 points
8th 300 points
9th 200 points
10th 100 points
11th + 0 points

Bonus 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.

Examples:

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.

 

Example:

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.