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Recently Added Events

These events were added to the schedule within the last 60 days.

06/10/16
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06/11/16
Added: May 3, 2016
Reelin N Smokin(Backyard ) Huntsville, AL
Contact: Brandi Quick, Huntsville, AL 35805
Phone: 256-882-1057. B.Quick@dittolanding.org
KCBS Reps: CAROL BIGLER, RANDY G BIGLER
Results not in.
04/07/17
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04/08/17
Added: May 3, 2016
Brunskwick BBQ Beach Bash Brunswick, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: John Jones, Brunswick, GA 31520
Phone: 912-264-2232. john@jajonesinsurnace.com
KCBS Reps: JULIE COOK, RUSTY COOK
Results not in.
04/14/17
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04/15/17
Added: May 3, 2016
Cornelia Apple Blossom Competition Cornelia, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jessie Owensby, Cornelia, GA 30531
Phone: 706-778-8585. dmanager@corneliageorgia.org
KCBS Reps: DOUG REID, SUSAN REID
Results not in.
09/16/16
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09/17/16
Added: May 2, 2016
Currituck Heritage Festival Powells Point, NC
Contact: Kola Lynch, Powells Point, NC 27929
Phone: 252-435-2947. Kola.Lynch@currituckcountync.gov
KCBS Reps: ALEX JR BROWN
Results not in.
10/21/16
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10/22/16
Added: May 2, 2016
San Francisco BBQ Festival BBQ Competition San Francisco , CA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Arlie Bragg, Sea Terrace Park, San Francisco , CA 94158
Phone: 6154777447. arlie@arliequeevents.com
KCBS Reps: JULIE POE , IAN SCHMIDT
Results not in.
02/03/17
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02/04/17
Added: May 2, 2016
*Humble Rodeo & BBQ Humble, TX
Contact: Ric Halbrook, Humble, TX 77338
Phone: 713-826-6321. rhalbrook@humblerodeo.com
KCBS Reps: RALPH WILLIAMS, KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, JENNIFER SHIFLETT, BILL SHIFLETT, TERRI MCKINNON, BOB MCKINNON
Results not in.
08/05/16
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08/06/16
Added: Apr 29, 2016
All American BBQ Throwdown Westland, MI
Contact: Sarah Austin, Westland, MI 48185
Phone: 347-612-5055. president@westlandareajaycees.org
KCBS Reps: RACHEL SCHUETZ, KENT SCHUETZ
Results not in.
04/07/17
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04/08/17
Added: Apr 29, 2016
Chillin n Grillin BBQ Festival Sands Springs, OK
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kristen Valentin Phone: 918-245-3221. kristen@sandspringschamber.com
KCBS Reps: MICHAEL WINTER, MARK COLLIER
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
06/24/16
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06/25/16
Added: Apr 26, 2016
Assumption Fest Smokin Hot BBQ Contest Assumption, IL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Arlie Bragg Angela , solobrat6@gmail.com, Assumption, IL 62510
Phone: 6154777447. arlie@arliequeevents.com
KCBS Reps: JENI FORD, CHARLIE BRINZA
Results not in.
08/12/16
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08/13/16
Added: Apr 26, 2016
*All Fired UP Berryton, KS
Contact: Dennis Reedy, Berryton, KS 66603
Phone: 785-435-8655. DennisR@ymcatopeka.org
KCBS Reps: JONATHAN B WILLIAMS, CLARA WILLIAMS
Prize Money: $2550.00   
Results not in.
10/07/16
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10/08/16
Added: Apr 26, 2016
Cookin on the Kaw DeSoto, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Sara Ritter, De Soto, KS 66018
Phone: 913-583-1585. sritter@desotoks.org
KCBS Reps: DAVE ROGERS, PEG ROGERS
Results not in.
12/03/16
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12/04/16
Added: Apr 26, 2016
Smokin up the Campground Calhoun, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Aaron Walkover, Calhoun, GA 30701
Phone: 706-307-9129. ahwalkover@yahoo.com
Contact: Audrey Hunt Phone: 706-629-7511. ahwalkover@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: SAM APPLETON, DAVE AMEND
Results not in.
03/10/17
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03/11/17
Added: Apr 26, 2016
Smoke on the Shores Nashville, TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jeff Hite, Nashville, TN 37219
Phone: 615-219-9590. Nashvillesmoke@gmail.com
Contact: Jason Cole, Nashville, TN 37219
Phone: 615-219-9590. colejac@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: PHILLIP BRAZIER, KATHY BRAZIER
Results not in.
03/17/17
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03/18/17
Added: Apr 26, 2016
Smokin in the Square Pensacola , FL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ivan Delabruere, Pensacola, FL 32570
Phone: 850-516-2622. SmokinInTheSquare@yahoo.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Diane Scott, Pensacola , FL 32570
Phone: 850-983-0413. square-bbq@att.net
KCBS Reps: PHILLIP BRAZIER, KATHY BRAZIER
Results not in.
03/24/17
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03/25/17
Added: Apr 26, 2016
Triple B Festival Crestview, FL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Colin Richards, Crestview, FL 32539
Phone: 850-582-6026. ga247@live.com
Contact: Tom Hardin thardinfla@aol.com
KCBS Reps: THERESA LAKE, MIKE LAKE
Results not in.
05/26/17
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05/27/17
Added: Apr 26, 2016
Brew N Q (INVITATIONAL) Burton Upon Trent,
Contact: Scott Lane, Burton Upon Trent, DE14 1NG
Phone: 00447759678774. scott@misspiggysbbq.co.uk
KCBS Reps: LINDA HAVINGA, STEVE BEDWELL
Results not in.
05/27/17
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05/28/17
Added: Apr 26, 2016
Brew N Q (OPEN) Burton Upon Trent,
Contact: Scott Lane, Burton Upon Trent, DE14 1NG
Phone: 00447759678774. scott@misspiggysbbq.co.uk
KCBS Reps: STEVE BEDWELL, LINDA HAVINGA
Results not in.
06/10/16
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06/11/16
Added: Apr 18, 2016
KY Fort Harrod Beef Festival Grill-off(COMPETITOR'S SERIES) Harrodsburg, KY
Contact: Dana Anderson, Harrodsburg, Ky 40330
Phone: 859-734-4378. dana.anderson@uky.edu
KCBS Reps: RACHEL SCHUETZ, KENT SCHUETZ
Results not in.
07/29/16
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07/30/16
Added: Apr 15, 2016
Smoke on the Shrine Lake & Bluesgrass Festival Summerville, SC
Contact: Kevin Merritt Phone: 843-224-9111. Shrinerkev@yahoo.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Jamie Gregg Phone: 843-296-5553. Shrinerkev@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: JULIE COOK, RUSTY COOK
Results not in.
08/12/16
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08/13/16
Added: Apr 15, 2016
Holy Smoke BBQ Competition Liberty, MO
Contact: Jeff Richardson Phone: 816-813-9739. jeff@lonestarfabcon.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Tony Harrelson holysmokejudges@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: PHIL MORROW, ROSEMARY MORROW
Results not in.
08/26/16
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08/27/16
Added: Apr 15, 2016
* Oak Grove BBQ and Lemonade Lone Jack, MO
Contact: Shannon Gray Phone: 816-824-5460. shannongraytful@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: ROSEMARY MORROW, PHIL MORROW
Results not in.
08/26/16
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08/27/16
Added: Apr 15, 2016
Boydton's Big Bad BBQ Battle Boydton, VA
Contact: Donna Ober, Boydton, VA 23917
Phone: 434-738-7834. dcober@comcast.net
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Brooks Lenhart, Boydton, VA 23917
Phone: 434-210-1171. brookslenhart@gmail.com.
KCBS Reps: DON HARWELL, DEBBY HARWELL
Results not in.
07/22/16
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07/23/16
Added: Apr 6, 2016
Southern Tier Brew & BBQ Festival Owego, NY
Contact: Tom Tarry, Owego, NY 13210
Phone: 315-426-8741. ttarry@showswithresults.com
KCBS Reps: NANCY MULLER, DON MULLER
Results not in.
09/10/16
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09/10/16
Added: Apr 6, 2016
Burger Battle at the View(COMPETITOR'S SERIES) Gulfport, MS
Contact: Stacy Landry , gulfport, MS 39502
Phone: 228-314-2103. viewque@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: RANDY G BIGLER, CAROL BIGLER
Results not in.
10/21/16
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10/22/16
Added: Apr 6, 2016
Boo-B-Que Rehobeth Beach, DE
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Sandy Fulton, Rehobeth Beach, DE 19971
Phone: 410-726-1881. Sandyfulton720@gmail.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Betty Frizzell Phone: 410-726-1881. thebbqjudge@aol.com
KCBS Reps: JUDY THOMPSON, MICHAEL THOMPSON, MICKY WILLIAMS, SYBIL WILLIAMS
Results not in.
02/16/17
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02/18/17
Added: Apr 6, 2016
* Shotgun Fred BBQ Showdown Huntsville, TX
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ben Pruitt Phone: 936-661-4204. benatt41@aol.com
KCBS Reps: RALPH WILLIAMS, CAROLYN WELLS
Results not in.
04/15/17
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04/16/17
Added: Apr 6, 2016
Eastern BBQ Contest Ninove, BE
Contact: Bart Beeckmans, Ninove, Belgium, BE
info@wettelsonfire.be
Contact: Wyns Gerrit info@wettelsonfire.be
KCBS Reps: MARIANNE VAN GALEN, MAYCO VAN GALEN
Results not in.
05/06/16
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05/07/16
Added: Apr 5, 2016
UMB Smokin' Vault ( Competitors Invitational Series) Kansas City, MO
Contact: Jeff Bowers Jeffrey.bowers@umb.com
KCBS Reps: CAROLYN WELLS, KARRIN MURPHY
Results not in.
06/03/16
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06/04/16
Added: Mar 31, 2016
* Sparkle City Rhythm & Ribs Festival ( Backyard ) Spartanburg, SC
Contact: Milferd Brock, spartanburg, SC 29302
Phone: 864-279-4606. milferdbsr@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DEBBY HARWELL, DON HARWELL
Prize Money: $1000.00   
Results not in.
10/21/16
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10/22/16
Added: Mar 31, 2016
Best of the Midwest BBQ Cook-off Union Grove, WI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Liz Schwertfeger, Union Grove , WI 53182
Phone: 262-878-4606. pumpkinchuckinfest@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: VIRGINIA LONDEEN, DAVE LONDEEN
Results not in.
11/11/16
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11/13/16
Added: Mar 31, 2016
World Barbecue Championship Orange Beach, AL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Stephanie Clark, Orange Beach, AL
Phone: 615-297-6886. competitor@worldfoodchampionships.com
KCBS Reps: WAYNE LOHMAN, MIKE LAKE, WILLIAM GAGE
Results not in.
07/01/16
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07/02/16
Added: Mar 29, 2016
Fire on the Mountain Leburn, KY
Contact: Chris Amburgey, Hindman, KY 41822
Phone: 606-497-8865. Camburgey@KnottKy.com
KCBS Reps: MICHAEL THOMPSON, JUDY THOMPSON
Prize Money: $5000.00   
Results not in.
07/01/16
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07/02/16
Added: Mar 29, 2016
Patriotism In The Park- BBQ Contest (BACKYARD) Bristow, OK
Contact: Jake Manus, Bristow, OK 74010
Phone: 918-637-0368. director@bristowchamber.com
KCBS Reps: MICHAEL WINTER
Prize Money: $2750.00   
Results not in.
09/16/16
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09/17/16
Added: Mar 29, 2016
Rock'n Brews & BBQ Festival Nampa, ID
Contact: Cori Buck, Nampa, ID 83686
Phone: 208-465-8147. cbuck@idahopress.com
KCBS Reps: MARK SILVER, STEVEN FLEWALLEN
Results not in.
06/11/16
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06/11/16
Added: Mar 25, 2016
Wolfe BBQ Fest 2016 Richmond, Quebec ,
Contact: Helene Tousignant Phone: 819-574-7141. h.tousignant@sympatico.ca
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:Bryce Patrican
KCBS Reps: NANCY MULLER, DON MULLER
Results not in.
09/10/16
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09/11/16
Added: Mar 25, 2016
Philadelphia's Inaugural Fire Up HOPE Devon, PA
Contact: Sandy Fulton Phone: 410-726-1881. Sandyfulton720@gmail.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Betty Frizell Phone: 540-226-3441. thebbqjudge@aol.com
KCBS Reps: SYBIL WILLIAMS, MICKY WILLIAMS
Results not in.
08/13/16
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08/14/16
Added: Mar 24, 2016
* Valley Music Fest BBQ Cookoff Russellville, AR
Contact: Rodney Williams Phone: 417-336-6060. hotairballoonist@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: RALPH WILLIAMS, CANDY WEAVER
Results not in.
08/25/17
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08/26/17
Added: Mar 24, 2016
BBQ The Bear Fest Big Bear Lake, CA
Contact: John Phane, Big Bear Lake, CA 91377
Phone: 909-771-0889. johnphane@aol.com
KCBS Reps:
Results not in.
06/11/16
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06/11/16
Added: Mar 22, 2016
Ribs & Rockets(Competitor Series/Invite Only/ Judges Full) Sacramento, CA
Contact: DPCC Shannon Hall & Jennifer Hunter
KCBS Reps: IAN SCHMIDT, JULIE POE
Results not in.
08/05/16
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08/06/16
Added: Mar 22, 2016
Badger Brew & Que I (Day 1) Manitowoc, WI
Contact: Kris & Peter Raymond Phone: 262-208-6288. kris@recordevents.com
KCBS Reps: ANTHONY MOORE, ANITA MOORE
Results not in.
08/06/16
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08/07/16
Added: Mar 22, 2016
Badger Brew & Que II (Day 2) Manitowoc, WI
Contact: Kris & Peter Raymond, Manitowoc, WI 53024
Phone: 2622086288. kris@recordevents.com
Contact: Kris & Peter Raymond kris@recordevents.com
KCBS Reps: ANITA MOORE, ANTHONY MOORE
Results not in.
08/19/16
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08/20/16
Added: Mar 22, 2016
Winnipeg Barbeque and Blues Festival Winnipeg, CA
Contact: Perry Hopkins Phone: 204-832-0353. phopkins@mts.net
KCBS Reps: WILLIAM GAGE, DEBRA GAGE
Results not in.
05/27/16
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05/28/16
Added: Mar 21, 2016
Hog Wild Robinson, TX
Contact: Bruce Fornols Phone: 254-379-2822. brucefornols@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: TERRI MCKINNON, BOB MCKINNON
Results not in.
06/24/16
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06/25/16
Added: Mar 21, 2016
Ribfest (BACKYARD) Sioux City, IA
Contact: Ann Myers, Sioux City , IA 51106
Phone: 712-490-7374. ann.myers3810@gmail.com
Contact: Tamera Wauer, Sioux City, IA 51106
Phone: 712-548-7936. twauer@premierbankcard.com
KCBS Reps: FRAN BOWEN, ALFRED T BOWEN
Prize Money: $1750.00   
Results not in.
07/15/16
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07/16/16
Added: Mar 21, 2016
*Ribs on the River Yorkville, IL
Contact: Chris Funkhouser, Yorkville, IL 60560
Phone: 630-708-6605. funkhouser.ward3@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: RALPH WELLER JR, CHARLIE BRINZA
Results not in.
07/29/16
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07/30/16
Added: Mar 21, 2016
Birdies Barnyard BBQ Kohler, WI
Contact: Jaime Cherney, Kohler, WI 54130
Phone: 920-901-2931. 4ourbusylives@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: ANITA MOORE, ANTHONY MOORE
Results not in.
07/22/16
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07/23/16
Added: Mar 17, 2016
Smoking in the Woods Kingdom City, MO
Contact: Chris Wolters, Kingdom City, MO 65202
Phone: 573-268-3082. cwolters@mchsi.com
KCBS Reps: ED YOUNG, JAMEY JOHNSON
Results not in.
07/22/16
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07/23/16
Added: Mar 17, 2016
The Kansas Smithfield Guinea Pig Desoto, KS
Contact: Arlie Bragg Jeff Stehney, Desoto, KS 66103
Phone: 615-477-7447. arlie@arliequeevents.com
KCBS Reps: MARK SIMMONS, DONNA SIMMONS
Results not in.
08/26/16
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08/27/16
Added: Mar 17, 2016
Smoke on the River Bands, Brews & BBQ (BACKYARD) Ceres, CA
Contact: Renee Ledbetter, Ceres, CA 95307
Phone: 209-537-2601. cereschamberboard@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: KATHLEEN MCINTOSH, KELLY MCINTOSH
Results not in.
06/04/16
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06/05/16
Added: Mar 15, 2016
BBQ by the Sea Kerteminde, DK
Contact: Jimi Kristensen Phone: 4523292622. jk@husetth.dk
Contact: Henrick Sommerlund Phone: 4540803489. hso@kerteminde.dk
KCBS Reps: LUCA FAMIGLI, HAYMO GUTWENIGER
Results not in.
06/11/16
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06/12/16
Added: Mar 15, 2016
Tonganoxie Days BBQ Blowout Tonganoxie, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jamie Schockley, tonganoxie, KS 66086
Phone: 402-689-6339. tonganoxiedaysbbqblowout@gmail.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:Gretchen Meitler tonganoxiedaysbbqblowout@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: LARRY HADLEY, JOHN GRIMES
Prize Money: $5000.00   
Results not in.
08/12/16
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08/13/16
Added: Mar 15, 2016
Atlanta Bar B Q Festival Atlanta, GA
Contact: Bob Herndon, Atlanta, GA 30346
Phone: 404-406-1405. atlbbqclub1@gmail.com
Contact: Patrick Jones Phone: 404-372-3740. altbbqclub2@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DAVE AMEND, VICKI PEYTON
Results not in.
08/20/16
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08/21/16
Added: Mar 15, 2016
Euregio Barbecue Festival Waldfeutch-Haaren/NRW, NR
Contact: Roman Schellartz, Heinsber, NR 52525
Phone: 00491705258522. Roman@Schellartz.de
KCBS Reps: IO TEAM
Results not in.
08/26/16
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08/27/16
Added: Mar 15, 2016
Wild West BBQ Shoot Out Wendover, NV
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jesse Johnson, Wendover, NV 84450
Phone: 801-390-1000. Jesse@cutrubus.com
KCBS Reps: STEVE ALVAREZ, MERRIALYCE ALVAREZ Alt Rep: DEL ANDERSON
Prize Money: $28000.00   
Results not in.
06/03/16
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06/04/16
Added: Mar 10, 2016
Fire in the Valley Red Bank BBQ Red Bank(Chattanooga), TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Callie LeCompte, Red Bank, TN 37415
Phone: 423-242-5394. callie@divaguns.com
KCBS Reps: LEE MCWRIGHT, TANA R FRENSLEY
Results not in.
09/16/16
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09/17/16
Added: Mar 10, 2016
Battle of the Brisket Mission, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Christy Humerickhouse , Mission, Ks 66202
Phone: 816-726-7497. chumerickhouse@missionks.org
KCBS Reps: LARRY HADLEY, MARK SIMMONS
Results not in.
10/11/16
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10/12/16
Added: Mar 10, 2016
Holmes Drywall BBQ Cookoff (Invitational Competitor's Series) Kansas City, MO
Contact: Jeanne McGrath, Kansas City, MO 64134
Phone: 816-215-7924. jmcgrath@holmesdrywall.com
KCBS Reps: ALFRED T BOWEN, FRAN BOWEN
Results not in.
05/21/16
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05/23/16
Added: Mar 7, 2016
Triple B Festival Kenora, Ontario, CA
Contact: Perry Hopkins, Kenora, Ontario, CA P9N1G6
Phone: 204-832-0353. phopkins@MTS.net
KCBS Reps: WILLIAM GAGE, DEBRA GAGE
Results not in.
07/29/16
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07/30/16
Added: Mar 7, 2016
2016 Gilroy Garlic Festival BBQ Championship Gilroy, CA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Michael Davis, Gilroy, CA 95020
Phone: 408-778-7005. mekidadad1@yahoo.com
Contact: John Melone, Gilroy, CA 95020
Phone: 510-596-1827.
KCBS Reps: IAN SCHMIDT, JULIE POE
Results not in.
09/24/16
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09/24/16
Added: Mar 7, 2016
First Tennessee Bank Muletown BBQ Cook-Off (BACKYARD) Columbia, TN
Contact: Merilee Meschefske, Columbia, TN 38401
Phone: 931-388-8119. mmeschefske@columbiatn.com
KCBS Reps: LEE MCWRIGHT, TANA R FRENSLEY
Results not in.
11/12/16
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11/13/16
Added: Mar 7, 2016
Six Flags Great Adventure Thrillin' & Grillin' BBQ Competition Jackson, NJ
Contact: Kathy Bullock, Jackson, NJ 08527
Phone: 609-758-5400. kathy@gpsinc.net
KCBS Reps: LOUISE WEIDNER, STEVE BEDWELL
Results not in.
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