4.04 - Rookie Team Award
The Rookie Team Award will be presented to the rookie team that scores the most points in the overall category during the contest year (using the same point accruals defined above). Points in individual meat categories do not count towards the Rookie Team Award.
Note: The rookie eligibility rules below take effect with the 2009 contest season. 2008 eligibility will be per the 2007 rules.
A rookie team is led by a head cook who:
prior to this contest year, has never been head cook at a sanctioned, professional-level competition, and
prior to this contest year, has not assisted a team (in any capacity) at more than two sanctioned, professional-level competitions.
Sanctioned, professional-level competition excludes KCBS competitor series, "backyard" events, and any other contests specifically designated as amateur.
Note: The remaining rookie rules below take effect with the 2008 contest season.
Any team wishing to be considered for rookie status must make a request to be placed on the rookie list by midnight of the turn-in morning of their first qualifying contest of the contest year. The request should be made in writing (email is acceptable) to the ToY Commissioner. If the ToY Commissioner is absent from the actual competition, a request can be accepted by any member of the CBBQA Board of Directors. The BoD will confirm which applicants qualify.
To remain eligible for the Rookie Team Award, a rookie team must also compete in 4 or more qualifying contests.
Rookie teams remain eligible for all other ToY category and overall awards regardless of the number of contests they compete in.
Complete ToY rules can be found and read here: http://www.cbbqa.org...=2008_ToY_Rules