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* The CBJ% shown for contests is determined by the percentage of Certified Judges in attendance the previous year.
* All State Championships are subject to the approval of the American Royal World Series of Barbecue® and Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbecue

April 2015

04/03/15
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04/04/15
'Que at the View Gulfport, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Stacy Thompson Phone: 228-314-2103. viewque@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: LINDA GOULD, RANDY G BIGLER
Prize Money: $15100.00   
Results not in.
04/03/15
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04/04/15
Smokin On Big Creek BBQ Contest Benefiting Operation BBQ Relief(Judges Full) Pleasant Hill, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Stan Hays smokinonbigcreek@operationbbqrelief.org
KCBS Reps: CLARA WILLIAMS, PHIL MORROW, JONATHAN B WILLIAMS
Prize Money: $9500.00   
Results not in.
04/03/15
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04/04/15
Fifth Annual Bull Moose Somerville, TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Marvin Hurley Phone: 901-282-6138. mdhurley1957@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: WAYNE LOHMAN, MARIA LOHMAN, WILLIAM GAGE, DEBRA GAGE
Prize Money: $5000.00   
Results not in.
04/03/15
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04/04/15
Stillwater Elks Lodge Blazathon Stillwater, OK
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Chad Duncan Phone: 405-880-4514. chadduncan_1979@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: MARK SIMMONS, LARRY HADLEY
Prize Money: $5150.00   
Results not in.
04/03/15
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04/04/15
The Ironman Shady Grove, PA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Eric Forrester Phone: 717-643-0039. info@ironmanbbq.com
KCBS Reps: ROBERT MCKEE, ALEX JR BROWN
Results not in.
04/03/15
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04/04/15
Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Renton, WA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: KCBS Office Phone: 800-963-5227.
KCBS Reps: WILLIAM GAGE, DEBRA GAGE
Results not in.
04/10/15
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04/11/15
Grills Gone Wild BBQ Festival (CANCELLED) London, KY
[CANCELLED]  
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Travis Moody Phone: 615-476-6397. travis@infernogroupcorp.com
KCBS Reps: RICHARD C PRESTON, MARK HAGGITT
Results not in.
04/10/15
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04/11/15
Triple Threat BBQ Beer and Music Festival Harrington, DE
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Sandy Fulton Phone: 302-398-3269. sandy@thestatefair.net
KCBS Reps: SYBIL WILLIAMS, MICKY WILLIAMS, MICHAEL THOMPSON, JUDY THOMPSON, STEVE GRINSTEAD, SCOTT GRINSTEAD
Prize Money: $17700.00   
Results not in.
04/10/15
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04/11/15
Smoke in the Spring Osage City, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Corey Linton Phone: 785-528-4610. rec@osagecity.com
KCBS Reps: LINDA POLSON, DENNIS POLSON, JOHN GRIMES Alt Rep: KIM COLLIER
Prize Money: $13000.00   
Results not in.
04/10/15
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04/11/15
Cedar Fest BBQ Cedar Park, TX
Contact: Lyndee Matthews Phone: 512-260-7800. info@cedarparkchamber.org
KCBS Reps: RALPH WILLIAMS, KAREN JANE WILLIAMS
Prize Money: $15000.00   
Results not in.
04/10/15
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04/11/15
Bib's Camel City Cookoff (formerly Jammin' Pig) Winston-Salem, NC
Contact: Mark Little Phone: 336-655-7245. mar_donlittle@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: RUSTY COOK, JULIE COOK, DOUG REID, SUSAN REID
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
04/10/15
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04/11/15
CCS Spring Festival & BBQ Competition Indianapolis, IN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Brett Healey Phone: 317-223-7143. healeybrett@att.net
KCBS Reps: RACHEL SCHUETZ
Results not in.
04/10/15
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04/11/15
The Best Damn BBQ Contest Smithville, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Tony Kerns Phone: 913-991-3991. tony@kernskonnection.com
KCBS Reps: ROSEMARY MORROW, PHIL MORROW
Prize Money: $4500.00   
Results not in.
04/10/15
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04/11/15
The Ultimate BBQ Showdown East vs West VI Wildomar, CA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Henry Silvestre Phone: 951-445-1903. hsilvestre@aol.com
KCBS Reps: KATHLEEN MCINTOSH, KELLY MCINTOSH
Results not in.
04/10/15
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04/11/15
New York City BBQ Cookoff Staten Island, NY
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Frank Saulle Phone: 718-351-1611 x245. fsaulle@historicrichmondtown.org
KCBS Reps: NANCY MULLER, DON MULLER
Prize Money: $5650.00   
Results not in.
04/10/15
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04/11/15
Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Salt Lake City, UT
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: KCBS Office Phone: 800-963-5227.
KCBS Reps: WILLIAM GAGE, DEBRA GAGE
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
04/10/15
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04/11/15
Smoke on the Falls Gadsden, AL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Janet Tarrance Phone: 256-549-4663. jtarrance@cityofgadsden.com
KCBS Reps: TANA SHUPE, LINDA GOULD
Prize Money: $10500.00   
Results not in.
04/11/15
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04/12/15
Baseball & BBQ Cookoff Hoofddorp Netherlands,
Contact: Harry Havinga Phone: +31 06-10568568. h.havinga@trippel-b.nl
KCBS Reps: MARIANNE VAN GALEN, MAYCO VAN GALEN
Results not in.
04/17/15
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04/18/15
10th Annual Roberts Ranch Smokin' Red Dirt BBQ Enid, OK
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Lynne Benkendorf Phone: 580-548-8194. lbenkendorf@eaglemkt.com
KCBS Reps: RALPH WILLIAMS, KAREN JANE WILLIAMS
Prize Money: $16000.00   
Results not in.
04/17/15
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04/18/15
Bynum Schools Best of the Basin BBQ Championship Midland , TX
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Tracy Bush Phone: 432-520-0075. tracy@bynumschool.org
KCBS Reps: TERRI MCKINNON, BOB MCKINNON Alt Rep: BILL SHIFLETT
Prize Money: $15000.00   
Results not in.
04/17/15
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04/18/15
VFW Post 846 7th Annual BBQ Challenge Overland Park, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Gary Benefield Phone: 913-558-1859. bbqvfw846@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: LARRY HADLEY, KIM COLLIER
Results not in.
04/17/15
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04/18/15
7th Annual Main Street BBQ & Bluesfest Washington, MO
Contact: Alex H Phone: 636-239-1743. events@downtownwashmo.org
KCBS Reps: BUNNY TUTTLE, RICH TUTTLE
Prize Money: $7000.00   
Results not in.
04/17/15
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04/18/15
High on the Hog Festival Winchester, TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Linda Gould (TEAMS) Phone: 931-308-7660.
Contact: Dianne Zimmerman (JUDGES) Phone: 931-607-6030.
KCBS Reps: LINDA GOULD, ROXANNE GOULD, MARK HAGGITT, TANA SHUPE
Prize Money: $11600.00   
Results not in.
04/17/15
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04/18/15
Cornelia Apple Blossom BBQ Festival Cornelia, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Heather Sinyard Phone: 706-778-8585 x280. bht@corneliageorgia.org
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Rachel Harper bbq@whitefoxrun.com
KCBS Reps: SUSAN REID, DOUG REID
Results not in.
04/17/15
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04/18/15
2nd Annual Pickin' N' Pullin BBQ Competition Lanexa, VA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jon Caldwell Phone: 804-966-8362. jcaldwell@rockahock.com
KCBS Reps: ROBERT MCKEE, JOHN G BUSCH
Prize Money: $5500.00   
Results not in.
04/17/15
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04/18/15
Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Denver, CO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: KCBS Office Phone: 800-963-5227.
KCBS Reps: WILLIAM GAGE, DEBRA GAGE
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
04/17/15
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04/18/15
19th Annual Firehouse BBQ Cook-Off Kings Mountain, NC
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Frank Burns Phone: 704-734-0555. frankb@cityofkm.com
KCBS Reps: DON HARWELL, DEBBY HARWELL
Prize Money: $10400.00   
Results not in.
04/17/15
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04/18/15
Fire at the Foothills BBQ & Chili Cook-Off (BACKYARD CONTEST) Chelsea, AL
Contact: Scott Weygand Phone: 205-678-4711. sweygand@farmersagent.com
KCBS Reps: CAROL BIGLER, RANDY G BIGLER
Results not in.
04/24/15
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04/25/15
Smokin' in the Creek BBQ Cook-Off (CANCELLED) Sugar Creek, MO
[CANCELLED]  
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Sue Mikula Phone: 816-252-4413 x302. smikula@sugar-creek.mo.us
KCBS Reps:
Results not in.
04/24/15
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04/25/15
Smokin' in the Ville Edwardsville, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce Phone: 913-422-5044. info@bsedwchamber.org
KCBS Reps: JONATHAN B WILLIAMS, CLARA WILLIAMS
Results not in.
04/24/15
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04/25/15
BBQ Boogie & Blues (GBC Qualifier) Calhoun, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Aaron Walkover Phone: 706-307-9129. calhounkoa@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: RICHARD C PRESTON, MARK HAGGITT
Results not in.
04/24/15
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04/25/15
Morris Twister Days BBQ Competition Morris, OK
Contact: Sarah Amador Phone: 918-759-1338. sfamador@windstream.net
KCBS Reps: RALPH WILLIAMS, KAREN JANE WILLIAMS
Prize Money: $5000.00   
Results not in.
04/24/15
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04/25/15
Wabash Ribber Fest Mt. Carmel, IL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Terry Beckerman Phone: 618-263-2093. maplehill82@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: VICKI PEYTON, DALE NEWSTROM
Results not in.
04/24/15
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04/25/15
Backyard BBQ Brawl (Competitor's Series) Murfreesboro, TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: George Smith Phone: 615-890-9006. decherd2@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: TANA SHUPE
Prize Money: $3900.00   
Results not in.
04/24/15
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04/25/15
BBQ Capital Cook-Off Lexington, NC
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Chad Hodges Phone: 336-906-2889. chadhodges@mac.com
Contact: Rebekah McGee Phone: 336-249-0383. rebekah@uptownlexington.com
KCBS Reps: WAYNE LOHMAN, MARIA LOHMAN, WILLIAM GAGE, DEBRA GAGE
Prize Money: $15900.00   
Results not in.
04/24/15
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04/25/15
Rock N Ribs BBQ Festival Springfield, MO
Contact: Brett Sheets Phone: 417-860-4376. bsheets@steelmantransport.com
Contact: Kim Nash knash@greatsouthernbank.com
KCBS Reps: FRAN BOWEN, ALFRED T BOWEN, LARRY VOTH, LYNDA VOTH
Prize Money: $15000.00   
Results not in.
04/24/15
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04/25/15
Central Iowa Expo BBQ Boone, IA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Dena & Ron Milhous Phone: 515-231-1381. denamilhous@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: CINDY JUHL, TOM JUHL
Results not in.
04/24/15
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04/25/15
Sam's Club National BBQ Tour (Regional) Las Vegas, NV
Contact: KCBS Office Phone: 800-963-5227.
KCBS Reps: VIRGINIA LONDEEN, DAVE LONDEEN
Prize Money: $20000.00   
Results not in.
04/24/15
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04/25/15
The G Town Smokin Showdown (Formerly known as Autumn Blaze) Garnett, KS
Contact: Mike Norman Phone: 785-448-8899. mnhnorman@embarqmail.com
KCBS Reps: PEG ROGERS, DAVE ROGERS
Prize Money: $5000.00   
Results not in.
04/24/15
to
04/25/15
Saltwater Brew 'N' Que Chincoteague, VA
Contact: Sandy Fulton Phone: 410-726-1881. sandyfulton720@gmail.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Sandy Fulton sandyfulton720@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: SYBIL WILLIAMS, MICKY WILLIAMS
Prize Money: $5400.00   
Results not in.
04/25/15
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04/25/15
Central Iowa Expo BBQ Boone, IA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Dena & Ron Milhous Phone: 515-231-1381. denamilhous@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: CINDY JUHL, TOM JUHL
Results not in.
04/25/15
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04/25/15
13th Annual Southern Hotwing Festival Memphis, TN
Contact: Paul Gagliano Phone: 901-949-2596. paul.gagliano@svn.com
KCBS Reps: CAROLYN WELLS
Results not in.
04/30/15
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05/01/15
Barbecue Bulls Championship 2015 Salzburg, Austria,
Contact: Helmut Karl Phone: +43662431462 . info@helmutkarl.at
KCBS Reps: WILLIAM GAGE, DEBRA GAGE, MARIA LOHMAN, WAYNE LOHMAN
Results not in.
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