Professional Team FAQs
How do I join the Alabama BBQ Association (ABA)? Fill out a Membership application and submit it with your payment to the ABA Secretary via mail, e-mail, or FAX.
How much does the Annual ABA Membership Fee cost? $40.00 per year for a Cook Team or Families; $25.00 for a Non Cook Team or Individual. (10-day renewal grace period)
What Do I Get For Joining / Renewing?
- ABA Membership Card, Certificate and Sticker via mail
- Teams participate in “Trail” Points toward Team Of the Year (TOY). TOY winners determined by a combined score of a team’s 5 best finishes.
How Are “Trail” Points Earned? Every registered ABA member participating in an ABA sanctioned event with at least 10 teams will receive “Trail” points, even if the team finishes last. Additionally, those teams participating in a contest will be awarded bonus points based upon the number of teams at an event, up to a maximum of 50. “Trail” Points are based upon a team’s Overall finish. Bonus Points (BP) are awarded for the number of teams up to 50.
|1st - 250 + BP||2nd - 225 + BP||3rd - 200 + BP|
|4th - 175 + BP||5th - 150 + BP||6th - 140 + BP|
|7th - 130 + BP||8th - 120 + BP||9th - 110 + BP|
|10th - 100 + BP||11th - 95 + BP||12th - 90 + BP|
|13th - 85 + BP||14th - 80 + BP||15th - 75 + BP|
|16th - 70 + BP||17th - 65 + BP||18th - 60 + BP|
|19th - 55 + BP||20th - 50 + BP||21st - 45 + BP|
|22nd - 40 + BP||23rd - 35 + BP||24th - 30 + BP|
25th and down is 25 points + BP (1 Bonus Point for each team competing up to 50 teams)