Member Benefits

Team of the Year eligibility – MABA member competition teams chase points all year to win cash and unique awards in two divisions.  Teams that compete frequently (8 or more comps/year) and teams that cook less (7 or less comps/year) in the Mid-Atlantic will have their points tracked week by week and results posted on MABA’s website.

MABA State Cup eligibility – MABA designates one contest in each of the eight MABA states to be that states MABA State Cup.  The highest MABA member competition team finisher from that state will walk away with a beautiful knife set courtesy of Gunter Wilhelm, a $250 check, and a really cool state cup trophy!

Membership Directory – Connect with your fellow MABA members online with exclusive access to MABA’s online membership directory.  Located on MABA’s website, utilize this convenient member benefit to network with other members and find out where they’ll be cooking or judging next.  Also, locate MABA’s business members and support great business right here in the Mid-Atlantic.

Free subscription to National BBQ News, mailed monthly to all MABA members.  National BBQ News is a barbecue information super highway keeping track on ALL things barbecue.

Discount for BBQData.com – Track your competition teams’ scores and year-by-year results to see how you stack up against the competition by subscribing to the best competition statistics tracking website in competition barbecue, BBQData.com.  MABA members receive 10% off their subscription by using code MABA2017.

Free Annual Meeting registration – Celebrate the Mid-Atlantic barbecue seasons accomplishments and hang out with fellow competition teams, judges, reps, and barbecue enthusiasts at MABA’s Annual Meeting.  Team of the Year winners are honored, new board members are announced, and an epic giveaway for tons of great prizes, competition entries, and even cookers are raffled off!  And, a great spread of heavy appetizers and snacks are provided…all FREE for MABA members!

Social Events – MABA members often convene at several social gatherings throughout the competition season.  Potluck dinners are often hosted by MABA members and we hope you join us out on the competition circuit.  Also, what’s a competition without a good luck MABA shot on Saturday morning?  Come wish your fellow competitors good luck and enjoy a delicious libation (and sometimes snacks) to get your mind right and focused on cooking great barbecue!

MABA Newsletter emailed to members – Every month, MABA recruits volunteer writers to create intriguing articles about the latest news and events in competition barbecue, with a Mid-Atlantic focus.  The MABA newsletter is delivered to your inbox and contains contest recaps, tips from top pitmasters, interviews with grand champions, team and business member profiles, recipes, TOY points updates, and much, much, more.

Members-only access on mabbqa.com – Gain access to information only available to MABA members.

Voting – Every year MABA members are nominated and serve on the MABA Board of Directors.  These leaders of the association, charged with moving the association forward, are nominated by their peers and voted on by MABA members.  These are often tightly contested elections and your vote counts!