Here we are, another year! This year will see some big changes for the Canadian BBQ Society. New comps, new prizes, new partnerships and an even stronger presence than we had last year.

Here are some quicks highlights from 2014:

We had 70 teams from 6 provinces across Canada join the Society! 70! That's huge! And we kept tabs on all of them, tracking everyone's scores all season long. This was the first time this had even been attempted in Canada and we received tons of positive feedback. Teams really appreciated seeing how they ranked amongst other teams, but also seeing their own stats at a glance on each of their pages here.

We tracked competitions from 3 sanctioning bodies: (13 from the PNWBA, 30 KCBS and 3 CSBBQA events) for a total of 46 contests!

2014 saw our first Canadian BBQ Society National Champion: BC's House of Q. We also provided Gettin' Sauced from Alberta with a ticket to the World Food Championships in Las Vegas.

Curious to see how the Western Teams ranked against the Eastern Teams? Here are the Top 10 from 2014:

1) West
2) West
3) East
4) East
5) West
6) East
7) West
8) East
9) East
10) West

For 2015, we adopted a slightly different model to account for the way our points are awarded. This is fully described here.

On behalf of all the Chapter Leads of the Canadian BBQ Society, we want to thank you all for your tremendous support in 2014, and we look forward to bringing you exciting news in 2015!