Judges' Liaison Program
Judges' Liaison Program
Welcome to the JLP!
The JLP is a one stop shop application that allows Judges, Table Captains, and Volunteers to sign up for Rocky Mountain BBQ Association BBQ events. Rather than completing a separate application for each event, you simply sign up for one or all events through your JLP Account.
JLP Main Features
The JLP is open 24/7 giving you access to sign up for events where you want to judge, table captain, or volunteer. Log in or Create a JLP Account to get started!
At a glance you always know exactly where you stand on an event's list thus allowing you to make travel plans in a timely manner. You can also edit and delete events, and download needed information about the events you have signed up to judge, table captain, or volunteer.
Locking In to an event in the JLP is just like boarding an airplane; it's done in groups. The JLP allows the first group to begin Locking In sixty days prior to the event. The next group is allowed to Lock In forty-five days prior to the event. And the last group is allowed to Lock In thirty days prior to the event. By locking in you are committing yourself to be at the event, on time, and ready to judge, table captain, or volunteer.
Did You Know?
Preferences: Volunteer, Table Captain, Judge
Technically when you sign up for a KCBS barbeque contest, you are signing up to do whatever job you are needed to do. The JLP tries to maximize your satisfaction by allowing you to select your Preference of Volunteer, Table Captain, Judge or Table Captain (known as Either), or Judge.
Be aware that while it is the goal of the JLP for you to get to do exactly what you signed up to do, in some cases you may be asked to do something different than your selected Preference.
Certainly those signing up as Either know that they will possibly be called upon to Table Captain. However, beyond that all Judges are potential Table Captains if there aren't enough signed up.
While Volunteers may be called upon to serve as Table Captains or Judges, if an event is short on competition cook teams Table Captains and Judges may be called upon to be Volunteers.
The assumption is that doing anything in the Judging Area is better than not being in the Judging Area at all! Everyone gets a KCBS Rep's signature, maybe some good barbeque, and has a good time.
For more interesting information like this check out the JLP Frequently Asked Questions