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Old 08-04-2020, 02:55 PM   #11
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Join Date: 04-13-12
Location: On Lake Michigan

Probably the right move. Everything carries over to 2021 plus any new teams for the invitational.


Hello to the American Royal BBQ Family,

With regret, The American Royal has decided to cancel the World Series of Barbecue scheduled for September 17-20, 2020. Our barbecue team, in consultation with our partners, local health officials and event sponsors, have explored and exhausted all options of modification that would enable us to be both safe and financially responsible to our not-for-profit organization. It has therefore been determined that holding the Barbecue in 2020 is simply not feasible.

“The health and safety of our participants, guests, volunteers and employees has always been our top priority,” said Glen Alan Phillips President/CEO, American Royal Association. “This was not the outcome any of us hoped for, but I am confident it is the right decision for the long-term continued success of the event in support of our charitable mission.”

All registered 2020 teams will be given a full refund minus processing fees ($5) and teams will hold their 2019 space location for the 2021 contest. Teams qualified for the Invitational in 2019, 2020 or 2021 (prior to July 1, 2021) will be automatically eligible for our 2021 Invitational. Please see the link below for additional information regarding cancellation processes for Teams, Kids Que, Judges and CBJ Class participants.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to welcoming you back for the World Series of Barbecue, tentatively scheduled for September 16-19, 2021.Your support of our mission to provide opportunities for competition, scholarships, and agriculture education to youth and adults from across the country are always welcome here:

Thank you for your continued support of the American Royal.
Jim - KCBS CBJ | Humphrey Battle Box | WSM
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