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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

Recently Added Events

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

01/14/17
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01/15/17
Added: Jul 21, 2016
W.E.S.T.Winter Extreme South Tyrol BBQ Contest Rein in Taufers , BZ
Contact: Myrko Leitner Michele Capano Phone: +39-348-691-3837. info@mig.bz
KCBS Reps: LUCA FAMIGLI, MARIA LOHMAN, WAYNE LOHMAN
Results not in.
09/16/16
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09/17/16
Added: Jul 19, 2016
Smoke On the Water Arkansas State Barbecue Championship Pine Bluff, AR
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ron Cates Phone: 8705368175. ronnie@catesandcompany.com
KCBS Reps: CAROL BIGLER, RANDY G BIGLER
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
01/27/17
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01/28/17
Added: Jul 19, 2016
*Newport Beach Winter Q Newport, CA
Contact: Steve Bender, Newport, CA 92663
Phone: 949-300-5103. Steve@stevebender.net
KCBS Reps: STEVE ALVAREZ, MERRIALYCE ALVAREZ
Results not in.
06/23/17
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06/24/17
Added: Jul 19, 2016
*Rotary Rockn Ribs(BACKYARD) Onalaska, WI
Contact: Laurie Tweten, Onalaska, WI 54602
Phone: 608-769-7446. rocknribsbbq@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: TOM JUHL, CINDY JUHL
Results not in.
06/23/17
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06/24/17
Added: Jul 19, 2016
*Rotary Rockn Ribs Onalaska, WI
Contact: Laurie Tweten, Onalaska, WI 54650
Phone: 608-769-7446. rocknribsbbq@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: CINDY JUHL, TOM JUHL
Results not in.
09/03/16
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09/03/16
Added: Jul 18, 2016
Blues,View,and BBQ Cooking for a cause(COMPETITOR'S SERIES) Westport, CT
Contact: William Harmer, Westport, CT 06880
Phone: 734-612-5405. bharmer@westportlibrary.org
Contact: Robert LeRose
KCBS Reps: LESLIE LOVELY, DON LOVELY
Results not in.
10/21/16
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10/22/16
Added: Jul 18, 2016
2016 Greenbriar Blaze Off and Senior Q Independence, Mo
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: David Fennell, Independance, Mo 64057
Phone: 816-257-5100. Fax: 816-257-2442. dfennell@watermarkcommunities.com
KCBS Reps: ROSEMARY MORROW, PHIL MORROW
Results not in.
05/19/17
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05/20/17
Added: Jul 18, 2016
22nd Annual Platte City BBQ Cook Off at Basswood Resort Platte City, Mo
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jeff & Melanie Darnell, Platte City, Mo 64079
Phone: 816-858-5556. Camp@Basswoodresort.com
KCBS Reps: PHIL MORROW, ROSEMARY MORROW
Results not in.
05/12/17
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05/13/17
Added: Jul 15, 2016
BBQ in the Bluffs Council Bluffs, IA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Rick Guill, Council Bluffs, IA 51502
Phone: 712-328-9239. rguill@farmersagent.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Troy YoungBlood, Council Bluffs, IA 51502
Phone: 402-740-9214. mossyoak@cox.net
KCBS Reps: KIM COLLIER, MARK COLLIER
Results not in.
06/09/17
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06/10/17
Added: Jul 15, 2016
Elkmont Lions Club Smokin Railroad St. BBQ Cook-off(BACKYARD) Elkmont, AL
Contact: Larry Pylant, Elkmont, Al 35620
Phone: 256-777-3364. ldpylant25902@yahoo.com
Contact: Susan Pylant, Elkmont, Al 35620
Phone: 256-431-0277. sip25902@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: JANET APPLETON, SAM APPLETON
Results not in.
06/16/17
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06/17/17
Added: Jul 15, 2016
Almost Heaven BBQ Bash Buckhannon, WV
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jody light Phone: 304-472-3033. almostheavenbbqbash@gmail.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Tom Morris Phone: 919-601-2750. wv.bbq.tom@outlook.com
KCBS Reps: RUSTY COOK, JULIE COOK
Results not in.
12/09/16
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12/10/16
Added: Jul 13, 2016
Down Town Throw Down Barbecue Championships Las Vegas, NV
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Steve Overlay Phone: 702-376-9532. steveno702@embarqmail.com
KCBS Reps: MERRIALYCE ALVAREZ, STEVE ALVAREZ
Results not in.
10/14/17
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10/14/17
Added: Jul 1, 2016
Blues,Brew & BBQ(BACKYARD) Prince Fredrick, MD
Contact: Onyx Linthicum, Lusby, MD 20657
Phone: 202-439-4942. onyxlinthicum@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: ANGELA MCKEE, ROBERT MCKEE
Results not in.
03/10/17
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03/11/17
Added: Jun 29, 2016
Flames on the Flint Bainbridge, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Adrienne Harrison, Bainbridge, GA 39818
Phone: 229-46-4774. adrienne@bainbridgegachamber.com
Contact: Ryan Goddens Phone: 229-515-0136. flamesontheflint@gmail.com
KCBS Reps:
Results not in.
04/21/17
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04/22/17
Added: Jun 29, 2016
Smokin on the Bay Dover, FL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: David Preast, Brandon, FL 33578
Phone: 813-690-2222. brsmokehouse@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: THERESA LAKE, MIKE LAKE
Results not in.
04/28/17
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04/29/17
Added: Jun 29, 2016
Wabash Ribberfest BBQ Championship Mt.Carmel, IL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Trey Beckerman, Mt. Carmel, Il 62863
Phone: 618-263--2093. maplehill82@hotmail.com
Contact: Judges Contact: Mary Duckets Phone: 618-263-2431. mkduckett@outlook.com
KCBS Reps: RACHEL SCHUETZ, KENT SCHUETZ
Results not in.
05/19/17
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05/20/17
Added: Jun 29, 2016
BBQ 4 ASTOP Fond du Lac, WI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Nicole Shea, Fond Du Lac, WI 53019
Phone: 920-926-5396. nicole@astop.org
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Amy Demeter
KCBS Reps: DONNA SIMMONS, MARK SIMMONS
Results not in.
09/02/16
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09/03/16
Added: Jun 28, 2016
Beach Boogie & BBQ Festival Myrtle Beach , SC
Contact: Amie Lee, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
Phone: 843-855-0527. info@palmettoeventproductions.com
KCBS Reps: TANA R FRENSLEY, ALAN ROTHROCK
Results not in.
03/24/17
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03/25/17
Added: Jun 28, 2016
BBQ Give Back Urbanna, VA
Contact: Bill Jones, Urbanna, VA 23238
Phone: 804-965-0484. bjfirepro@aol.com
KCBS Reps: ALEX JR BROWN, JOHN G BUSCH Alt Rep: LOUISE WEIDNER
Results not in.
11/04/16
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11/05/16
Added: Jun 21, 2016
World BBQ Festival Peoria, AZ
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Anne Odenwald, Peoria, AZ 85345
Phone: 972-333-2513. Fax: 844-693-2929. advocateproductions@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: KELLY MCINTOSH, KATHLEEN MCINTOSH
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
11/11/16
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11/12/16
Added: Jun 21, 2016
*Town of Mt. Pleasant Fall Festival & First Annual Polar Pig Cook-Off Mt. Pleasant, NC
Contact: Samantha Fisk, Mt. Pleasant, NC 28124
Phone: 704-436-9803. Sfisk@mtpleasantnc.us
KCBS Reps: ALAN ROTHROCK, DOUG REID
Results not in.
08/20/16
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08/20/16
Added: Jun 17, 2016
Pilgrim's 2nd Annual Cook-Off(BACKYARD) Russellville, AL
Contact: Jose Guerrero, Russellville, AL 35653
Phone: 256-768-1885. jose.guerrero@pilgrims.com
KCBS Reps: RON CATO, TANA R FRENSLEY
Results not in.
09/23/16
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09/24/16
Added: Jun 15, 2016
BB Brew for Hope (COMPETITORS SERIES) Ft.Collins, Co
Contact: Andrew Stewart, Ft. Collins, CO 80524
Phone: 970-219-6227. andrew.d.r.stewart@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: MICHAEL WINTER, DEL ANDERSON
Prize Money: $1790.00   
Results not in.
11/18/16
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11/19/16
Added: Jun 15, 2016
Mission Q (BACKYARD) Tuscumbia, Al
Contact: Wesley Burden, Tuscumbia, AL 35674
Phone: 265-762-3592. wburden@appliedchemical.com
Contact: BO Stanley bostan29@comcast.net
KCBS Reps: SAM APPLETON, JANET APPLETON
Results not in.
05/05/17
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05/06/17
Added: Jun 15, 2016
BBQ In the Valley Jamestown, NY
Contact: William Woltmann, Jamestown, NY 14701
Phone: 716-569-5433. hiddenvalleycamping@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DON MULLER, NANCY MULLER
Results not in.
10/07/16
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10/08/16
Added: Jun 6, 2016
Pig Mania Marion Marion, OH
Contact: Dan Hurst, Marion, Oh 43302
Phone: 614-223-2530. dhurst@pigmaniabbq.com
KCBS Reps: STEVE GRINSTEAD Alt Rep: KENT SCHUETZ
Results not in.
10/28/16
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10/29/16
Added: Jun 6, 2016
Rock Springs BBQ Bash Black Canyon City, AZ
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Tom Duncan JR, Black Canyon City, AZ 85324
Phone: 480-209-9685. wrbbq7@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: KELLY MCINTOSH, KATHLEEN MCINTOSH
Results not in.
01/20/17
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01/21/17
Added: Jun 6, 2016
Slab-O-Rama Barbeque Challenge Bullhead City, AZ
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Scott Merrill, Bullhead City, AZ 86439
Phone: 928-234-8130. rotaryofbullhead@slaborama.com
Contact: T'Shura-Ann Elias, Bullhead City, AZ 86439
Phone: 928-704-7267. rotaryofbullhead@slaborama.com
KCBS Reps: RICH TUTTLE, BUNNY TUTTLE Alt Rep: LYNDA VOTH
Results not in.
06/09/17
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06/10/17
Added: Jun 6, 2016
*8th Annual Poor Que Montello, WI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Anita Moore, Princeton, WI 54968
Phone: 920-295-3647. anitatonymoore@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: WILLIAM GAGE, DEBRA GAGE
Results not in.
06/16/17
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06/17/17
Added: Jun 6, 2016
Central Plains Ribfest Holdrege, NE
Contact: Doug Stevenson, Holdrege, NE 68949
Phone: 308-991-8967. dougstevenson53@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: MICHAEL EBERLE, TROY YOUNGBLOOD
Results not in.
12/02/16
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12/03/16
Added: Jun 2, 2016
When Pigs Fly South Lakeland, FL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Laura Vaughn, Lakeland, FL 33811
Phone: 863-904-4003. llvaughn@sun-n-fun.org
KCBS Reps: MIKE LAKE, THERESA LAKE
Results not in.
04/21/17
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04/22/17
Added: Jun 2, 2016
Barnesville BBQ & Blues Barnsville, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: TJ Imberger, Barnesville, GA 30204
Phone: 770-358-5884. tjimberger@gmail.com
Contact: Sharon Greer, Barnsville, GA 30204
Phone: 770-358-5884. sgreer675@att.net
KCBS Reps: JULIE COOK, RUSTY COOK
Results not in.
09/30/16
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10/01/16
Added: May 31, 2016
Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Championship Bentonville, AR
Contact: KCBS Office Phone: 800-963-5227.
KCBS Reps: DEBRA GAGE, WILLIAM GAGE, MARIA LOHMAN, WAYNE LOHMAN
Prize Money: $150000.00   
Results not in.
09/10/16
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09/11/16
Added: May 26, 2016
BBQ off the Bypass Langley, British of Columbia , CA
Contact: Angie Quaale, Langley, Ca V2Y 1N5
Phone: 604-728-0560. angie@wellseasoned.ca
KCBS Reps: KELLY MCINTOSH, KATHLEEN MCINTOSH
Results not in.
04/21/17
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04/22/17
Added: May 26, 2016
Roberts Ranch Smokin Red Dirt BBQ Enid, OK
Contact: Lynne Benkendorf, Enid, OK 73701
Phone: 580-548-8194. lbenkendorf@eaglemkt.com
KCBS Reps: RALPH WILLIAMS, KAREN JANE WILLIAMS
Results not in.
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