2011 USBC Registration Information!

Hello United States Barista Championship Friends!


We wanted to let you know that competitor registration for the 2011 United States Barista Championship for Judges, Competitors and Brewers Cup Competitors opens this Monday March 21st! Here is the official registration information for this year’s competition:

Registration for the 2011 USBC will be offered in stages. All regional champions will be offered a spot in the semi-final round. All regional finalists (Ranking 2-6) will be offered a spot in the preliminary round. Regional finalists must respond within 72 hours of a) the opening of USBC registration (Monday, March 21st @ 9AM PST) or b) 72 hours after the announcement of the regional final standings at their respective competition (Tuesday 3:00 pm following NERBC & SCRBC finals ceremony). After the 72-hour window has expired, any spot unclaimed by a regional finalist will be open to all other registrants.

All other registrants will be offered a position on a first-come, first-served basis starting on Monday March 21st @ 9AM PST. Registration is open to all on Monday March 21st@ 9 AM PST regardless of when your regional is held so sign up early! All other registrants should register as a standby competitor. Once a standby competitor has received an open spot, a confirmation email will be sent to them and they will be asked to re-register as a confirmed competitor. We anticipate close to 20 open spots at the opening of 2011 USBC registration.

If your regional competition has not yet taken place and you would still like to compete at the 2011 USBC regardless of your final standings, I would recommended applying for the wait list even before your regional event is held.

Registration can be found on the USBC website at http://www.usbaristachampionship.org

Here is the tentative schedule for the 2011 USBC with all events taking place at the George R Brown Convention Center in Houston TX:

Tuesday, April 26th-
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Day 1 of judges certification in room 370-D*

Wednesday, April 27th-
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Day 2 of judges certification in Room 370-D**
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Competitors 1-12 Meeting and Practice Session

Thursday, April 28th-
7:30 am – 8:00 am Competitors Meeting
9:00 am – 5:00 pm USBC Competition Round 1, Day 1 & Practice Sessions

Friday, April 29th-
7:30 am – 8:00 am Competitors Meeting
9:00 am – 5:00 pm USBC Competition Round 1, Day 2 & Practice Sessions
5:30 pm – Announce Semi-Finalists

Saturday, April 30th-
7:00 am – 5:00 pm USBC Semi-Finals Round & Practice Sessions
5:30 pm – Announce Finalists

Sunday, May 1st-
8:00 am – 2:30 pm USBC Finals Round & Practice Sessions
3:00 pm – Announce 2011 USBC Champion

*Any judge who has not participated in two regional competitions this competition year must attend Days 1 & 2 of the judges workshop
**Any judge who has participated in two regional competitions this competition year only needs to attend Day 2 of the judges workshop

Please let me know if you have any further questions at this time. Thank you so much and I look forward to seeing you all at The Event in Houston! Be sure to also check out the streaming of the upcoming 2011 SCRBC and NERBC online at www.usbaristachampionship.org.

My Very Best-
Marcus Boni
Director of Community Development


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