The SCA USA Chapter National Committee and US Coffee Competitions Strategic Committees are excited to announce that the 2023 U.S. Championship Preliminaries Host Applications are now open.
USCC Preliminary competitions are community-driven events that allow community members the chance to host an official competition. The goal of Preliminary competitions are to vet new competitors, facilitate increased access to coffee competitions and allow for more opportunities for the community to host their own events in a format that works for them.
This season, there will be 6 – 12 preliminary locations between July – October 2022. Applications will be reviewed by both the US Competitions Strategic Committee and the SCA US Chapter National Committee. Those who apply will receive an email by June 27, 2022 whether their location is selected or not.
BECOME A HOST
Step 1: Fill out the Host Application Form. Deadline for applications is June 15, 2022.
Step 2: The U.S. Competitions Committee and the U.S. Chapter Coordinators will review applications & select a minimum of 2 (per competition) hosts for the 2022 season.
Step 3: The U.S. Competitions Committee Chair will contact the selected hosts & provide them with information to help run their Preliminary Competition. All host applicants will be contacted the week of June 27, 2022. Please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book so the communication does not go to your spam/junk box.
Step 4: The SCA U.S. Chapter will announce the dates and locations of the all U.S. CoffeeChamps Preliminaries in July, 2022.
Step 5: USCC Preliminaries will take place throughout July – October 2022.
Hosts are encouraged to partner with 1-2 co-host companies to strengthen relationships within the community and to share responsibilities.
Hosts must have a Presiding Head Judge to help train judges & run each competition. The U.S. Competition Committee will assign Hosts a Head Judge. Fee: $1,000-$1,500*
* Dependent on location for Head Judge travel, accommodations, meals and incidentals, calculated based on Government Rates per city.
Hosts must create a website, Facebook Group or Event, or similar web page for their Preliminary.
Hosts will be in charge of communicating with their registered competitors and judges about logistics and event details. The U.S. Competitions Committee is available for Host questions and support but Preliminaries competitors and judges will only communicate with the Host.
More information on Preliminary Host requirements can be found here.