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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

October 2014

10/02/14
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10/04/14
Dana Point State BBQ Championship Dana Point, CA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Arlie Bragg Phone: 615-758-8749. arlie@arliequeevents.com
KCBS Reps: STEVEN FLEWALLEN, STEVE ALVAREZ, MERRIALYCE ALVAREZ, GENE GOYCOCHEA, KATHLEEN MCINTOSH, KELLY MCINTOSH
Prize Money: $30000.00   
Results not in.
10/02/14
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10/05/14
35th Annual American Royal World Series of Barbecue Open Kansas City, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kim Palmer Phone: 816-569-4025. kimp@americanroyal.com
KCBS Reps: MARK SIMMONS, LINDA POLSON, DENNIS POLSON, THERESA LAKE, MIKE LAKE, LARRY HADLEY, STEVE GRINSTEAD, SCOTT GRINSTEAD, KIM COLLIER
Prize Money: $50000.00   
Results not in.
10/02/14
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10/05/14
35th Annual American Royal World Series of Barbecue Invitational Kansas City, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kim Palmer Phone: 816-569-4025. kimp@americanroyal.com
KCBS Reps: MARK SIMMONS, LINDA POLSON, DENNIS POLSON, THERESA LAKE, MIKE LAKE, LARRY HADLEY, STEVE GRINSTEAD, SCOTT GRINSTEAD, KIM COLLIER
Prize Money: $31300.00   
Results not in.
10/02/14
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10/04/14
Hog Wild BBQ Festival Corinth, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Tammy Bonds Phone: 662-396-1182. tammybonds07@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: RANDY G BIGLER, CAROL BIGLER
Prize Money: $7700.00   
Results not in.
10/03/14
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10/04/14
Jim Beam BBQ Classic Springfield, KY
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ralph Blandford Phone: 859-481-3992. jimbeambbqclassic@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: LINDA POLAND, ERNEST POLAND
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
10/03/14
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10/04/14
Keystone Classic Barbeque Harrisburg, PA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: James Sharp Phone: 717-787-2905. kile@pa.gov
KCBS Reps: LESLIE LOVELY, DON LOVELY
Prize Money: $7250.00   
Results not in.
10/03/14
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10/04/14
Great Miller Lite Chili and BBQ Cookoff (GBC Qualifier) Conyers, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jim Stancil Phone: 404-386-2531. bareknucklesbbq@yahoo.com
Contact: Jim Stancil jimamystancil@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: PHILLIP BRAZIER, KATHY BRAZIER
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
10/03/14
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10/04/14
City of Earlington OctoberFest Earlington, KY
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: City of Earlington Phone: 270-383-5364. cityclerk@earlingtongovcity.com
KCBS Reps: TANA SHUPE, LEE MCWRIGHT
Prize Money: $6000.00   
Results not in.
10/03/14
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10/04/14
Smokin' At The Market Gallatin, TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Donna Belote Phone: 615-452-5692. greatergallatin@comcast.net
KCBS Reps: RICHARD C PRESTON, MARK HAGGITT
Prize Money: $7500.00   
Results not in.
10/03/14
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10/04/14
Squealin' on the Square Laurens, SC
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jonathan Irick Phone: 864-984-2119. mail@mainstreetlaurens.org
KCBS Reps: DON HARWELL, DEBBY HARWELL
Prize Money: $5400.00   
Results not in.
10/03/14
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10/04/14
Go Hog Wild Arkansas BBQ Championship Sheridan, AR
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Hershel Brannen Phone: 870-941-6780. gohogwildbbq@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: RALPH WILLIAMS, KAREN JANE WILLIAMS
Prize Money: $2900.00   
Results not in.
10/03/14
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10/05/14
DO AC Smokin' Hot Atlantic City BBQ Championship Atlantic City, NJ
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ron Cates Phone: 870-536-8175. ronnie@catesandcompany.com
KCBS Reps: SUSAN REID, DOUG REID, ROBERT MCKEE
Prize Money: $20000.00   
Results not in.
10/03/14
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10/04/14
Downtown BBQ Showdown Hattiesburg, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Brian Saffle Phone: 601-270-5424. brian@hubcitysignsfirst.com
KCBS Reps: LINDA GOULD, ROXANNE GOULD
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
10/03/14
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10/04/14
Pigfest USA (ONLY BBQ CONTEST IS CANCELLED) Hilliard, OH
[CANCELLED]  
Contact: Chad Mullins Phone: 937-572-3842. chadmullins68@gmail.com
KCBS Reps:
Results not in.
10/10/14
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10/11/14
The River Grill before the Big Chill Cincinnati, OH
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ruthann Spears Phone: 513-321-6070. ruthann.spears@cincinnati-oh.gov
KCBS Reps: CAROLYN WELLS, STEVE GRINSTEAD, SCOTT GRINSTEAD
Prize Money: $21975.00   
Results not in.
10/10/14
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10/11/14
Anchor City Cook Off Centralia, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Centralia Chamber of Commerce Phone: 573-682-2272. ginny@midamerica.net
KCBS Reps: ROSEMARY MORROW, PHIL MORROW
Results not in.
10/10/14
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10/12/14
Ruhrpott BBQ Gelsenkirchen, Germany, EU
Contact: Palm BBQ Corp. Phone: 00491728474683. contest@palm-bbq.de
KCBS Reps: MAYCO VAN GALEN, MARIANNE VAN GALEN, DON HARWELL, DEBBY HARWELL
Prize Money: $0.00   
Results not in.
10/10/14
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10/11/14
The Real Squeal: Lyons Barbeque & Music Festival (GBC & SBBQA Qualifier) Lyons, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Alexa Carter Britton Phone: 912-526-6445. bhtlyons@nctv.com
KCBS Reps: RANDY G BIGLER, CAROL BIGLER
Prize Money: $15000.00   
Results not in.
10/10/14
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10/12/14
Riverside Blues & BBQ Festival Greenfield, MA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Christy Moore Phone: 413-772-1553. christym@greenfield-ma.gov
KCBS Reps: LESLIE LOVELY, KATHIE DAKAI
Prize Money: $4400.00   
Results not in.
10/10/14
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10/11/14
Chillin and Grillin Sand Springs, OK
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Mary Eubanks Phone: 918-245-3221. mary@sandspringschamber.com
KCBS Reps: MICHAEL WINTER, KIM COLLIER
Prize Money: $7900.00   
Results not in.
10/10/14
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10/11/14
Grill'n & Chill'n BBQ Cook-Off Waxhaw, NC
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Lisa Hoffman Phone: 704-843-2195. lhoffman@waxhaw.com
KCBS Reps: SYBIL WILLIAMS, MICKY WILLIAMS
Prize Money: $9500.00   
Results not in.
10/10/14
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10/11/14
Bliss, Brews & Que Fort Bliss, TX
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Danaria McCoy Phone: 915-564-5311 x4. dfarris@servicestarusa.net
KCBS Reps: RALPH WILLIAMS, KAREN JANE WILLIAMS
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
10/10/14
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10/11/14
Eastern Carolina BBQ ThrowDown Rocky Mount, NC
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Debbie Julio Phone: 252-972-1159. debbie.julio@rockymountnc.gov
KCBS Reps: DOUG REID, RUSTY COOK, SUSAN REID
Prize Money: $20000.00   
Results not in.
10/10/14
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10/11/14
Smoke in the Valley Pikeville, TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Joe Young Earline Young Phone: 423-364-0114. vanyoung@bledsoe.net
KCBS Reps: LINDA POLAND, ERNEST POLAND
Prize Money: $6000.00   
Results not in.
10/10/14
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10/11/14
Cookin on the Kaw DeSoto, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Sara Ritter Phone: 913-583-1585. sritter@desotoks.org
KCBS Reps: PEG ROGERS, DAVE ROGERS
Prize Money: $4400.00   
Results not in.
10/10/14
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10/11/14
Central Illinois Bragging Rights Arthur, IL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: George Fritz Phone: 217-543-2766. bbq@arthuril.com
KCBS Reps: RALPH WELLER JR, CHARLIE BRINZA
Prize Money: $13300.00   
Results not in.
10/10/14
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10/11/14
4th Annual High Point BBQ Battle Clarksburg, MD
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Scott Graham Phone: 240-876-1260. scott.graham0725@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: NANCY MULLER, DON MULLER
Results not in.
10/10/14
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10/11/14
Slab O Rama Barbeque Challenge Bullhead City, AZ
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ardie Lauxman Phone: 620-343-0182. alauxman@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: LYNDA VOTH, LARRY VOTH
Prize Money: $16000.00   
Results not in.
10/10/14
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10/11/14
Smoke on the Water at Lake Shawnee Topeka, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Josh Sturm Phone: 785-251-2612. josh.sturm@snco.us
KCBS Reps: LINDA POLSON, DENNIS POLSON
Prize Money: $3800.00   
Results not in.
10/10/14
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10/11/14
Rock'n Ribville Lawrenceville, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jenny Savoy Phone: 678-407-6598. jenny.savoy@lawrencevillegaweb.org
KCBS Reps: PHILLIP BRAZIER, KATHY BRAZIER
Prize Money: $5300.00   
Results not in.
10/10/14
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10/11/14
Cullman Oktoberfest BBQ Challenge Cullman, AL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Michael Howell Phone: 256-348-9590. mhowell@cullmanbamachapter.com
KCBS Reps: MARK HAGGITT
Prize Money: $7000.00   
Results not in.
10/10/14
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10/11/14
Indigenous Peoples Day BBQ Cook Off Middletown, CT
Contact: Chris Szweczyk Phone: 860-358-9828. contact@tainosmokehouse.com
KCBS Reps: DON LOVELY, STEVE BEDWELL
Prize Money: $5000.00   
Results not in.
10/10/14
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10/11/14
The Shed BBQ & Blues Festival Ocean Springs, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Brad Orrison Phone: 228-297-2723. brad@theshedbbq.com
KCBS Reps: LINDA GOULD
Prize Money: $3400.00   
Results not in.
10/11/14
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10/12/14
WinnaVegas Rib Master Classic Sloan, IA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Richard Buffalo Chief Phone: 712-428-7182. buffalo1921@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: RON MILHOUS, DENA MILHOUS
Prize Money: $16000.00   
Results not in.
10/17/14
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10/18/14
Big Buffalo Crossing BBQ Cook-Off Munfordville, KY
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Coni Shepperd Phone: 270-524-4752. conimtourism@scrtc.com
KCBS Reps: ERNEST POLAND, LINDA POLAND
Results not in.
10/17/14
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10/18/14
9th Annual Lambs Farm Barn Burner Bar-B-Q Libertyville, IL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kathy McMeins Phone: 847-990-3749. kmcmeins@lambsfarm.org
KCBS Reps: ANTHONY MOORE, RALPH WELLER JR
Prize Money: $4400.00   
Results not in.
10/17/14
to
10/18/14
Balloons Bikes Blues and Barbeque Parsons, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: David & Aquila Winchell Phone: 620-421-2365. dwinchell@cableone.net
KCBS Reps: FRAN BOWEN, ALFRED T BOWEN
Prize Money: $6200.00   
Results not in.
10/17/14
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10/18/14
Ohio Smoked Meat & BBQ Festival Nelsonville, OH
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kevin Dotson Phone: 740-753-4346. ohiobbq@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: STEVE GRINSTEAD, SCOTT GRINSTEAD
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
10/17/14
to
10/18/14
Blazin' BBQ Throwdown Lancaster, CA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Linda Erb Phone: 661-350-2444. entryoffice@avfair.com
KCBS Reps: KELLY MCINTOSH, KATHLEEN MCINTOSH
Results not in.
10/17/14
to
10/18/14
Mid-South Barbecue Festival Mount Pleasant, TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Donna Morency Phone: 931-379-9837. dmorency@mountpleasanttn.org
Contact: Hugh Johnson Phone: 931-446-0490. johnson6224@charter.net
KCBS Reps: RICHARD C PRESTON, MARK HAGGITT
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
10/17/14
to
10/18/14
Roast N' Boast Columbus, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Mike Law Phone: 662-549-5054. mikelaw724@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DALE NEWSTROM, VICKI PEYTON
Prize Money: $9000.00   
Results not in.
10/17/14
to
10/18/14
Shenandoah Valley BBQ Fest Woodstock, VA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Tom Eshelman Phone: 540-459-3867. tom@shencofair.com
KCBS Reps: DON MULLER, NANCY MULLER
Results not in.
10/17/14
to
10/18/14
Harper County Bullseye BBQ Harper, KS
Contact: Kimberly Schrant Phone: 620-845-0397. kimberly.schrant@us.gt.com
KCBS Reps: JOHN GRIMES, ROBERT HAHN
Results not in.
10/17/14
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10/18/14
Back to Back to the Park BBQ Marshalltown, IA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ron & Dena Milhous Phone: 515-231-1381. denamilhous@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: PEG ROGERS, DAVE ROGERS
Results not in.
10/17/14
to
10/18/14
The Fountain's Blaze Off & Senior Q Independence, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Megan Hollar Phone: 816-257-5100. mhollar@watermarkcommunities.com
KCBS Reps: PHIL MORROW, ROSEMARY MORROW
Results not in.
10/17/14
to
10/18/14
CASA's Big BBQ Bash Lawton, OK
Contact: Alma Santiago-Juanes Phone: lyxsfries@yahoo.com. 580-334-9184
KCBS Reps: RALPH WILLIAMS, KAREN JANE WILLIAMS
Results not in.
10/17/14
to
10/18/14
Casino Queen BBQ Competition Greater St. Louis, IL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jim Addington Phone: 630-215-9527. jaaddington54@comcast.net
KCBS Reps: CHARLIE BRINZA, KIM COLLIER
Prize Money: $25000.00   
Results not in.
10/18/14
to
10/19/14
Smoke-N-Thunder BBQ Classic (SBBQA) Rome, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jon Cowman Phone: 706-291-0030. jlcairshows@att.net
KCBS Reps: PHILLIP BRAZIER, KATHY BRAZIER
Prize Money: $12000.00   
Results not in.
10/18/14
to
10/19/14
Back to Back to the Park BBQ (Day 2) Marshalltown, IA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ron & Dena Milhous Phone: 515-231-1381. denamilhous@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: PEG ROGERS, DAVE ROGERS
Results not in.
10/18/14
to
10/18/14
I Grill Because I CARE (Competitor's Series) New Hope, AL
Contact: Teek Patnaik Phone: 256-694-0117. pranteekpatnaik@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: RON CATO, TANA SHUPE
Results not in.
10/18/14
to
10/19/14
Sons of the American Legion Red White & Blue II BBQ Contest Smithville, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Keith Clough Phone: 816-679-6628. rkctiger@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: JONATHAN B WILLIAMS, LARRY HADLEY
Prize Money: $4000.00   
Results not in.
10/18/14
to
10/19/14
BBQ Society Cook-Off Hoofddorp Netherlands, EU
Contact: Frits de Jonge Phone: +31 6 21553009. frits@bbqgenootschap.nl
KCBS Reps: MAYCO VAN GALEN, MARIANNE VAN GALEN
Results not in.
10/24/14
to
10/25/14
Hogging Up WV BBQ Festival (CANCELLED) Berkeley Springs, WV
[CANCELLED]  
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Cindy Schafer Phone: 717-793-2124. HoggingUpBBQFestival@verizon.net
KCBS Reps: ROBERT MCKEE, ANGELA MCKEE
Results not in.
10/24/14
to
10/25/14
Hillbilly Hog BBQ Throwdown & Fall Festival (SBBQA) Cleveland, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Heather Sinyard Phone: 706-809-0139. heather@hillbillyhogbbq.com
KCBS Reps: SUSAN REID, DOUG REID, JULIE COOK
Prize Money: $11000.00   
Results not in.
10/24/14
to
10/25/14
Smokin' the Fort - BBQ & Bluegrass Festival Fort Gibson, OK
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Fort Gibson Chamber of Commerce Phone: 918-478-4780. fortgibson@sbcglobal.net
KCBS Reps: RALPH WILLIAMS, KAREN JANE WILLIAMS
Prize Money: $6000.00   
Results not in.
10/24/14
to
10/25/14
Border War BBQ Osawatomie, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Don Cawby Phone: 913-755-1944. borderwarbbq@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: PEG ROGERS, DAVE ROGERS
Prize Money: $4250.00   
Results not in.
10/24/14
to
10/25/14
Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitation Barbecue (JUDGES BY INVITATION ONLY) Lynchburg, TN
Contact: Debbie Christian Phone: 931-759-6332. debbie_christian@b-f.com
KCBS Reps: CAROLYN WELLS, MARK HAGGITT, CHARLIE BRINZA
Results not in.
10/30/14
to
11/01/14
USA Barbecue Championship Laughlin, NV
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ron Cates Phone: 870-536-8175. ronnie@catesandcompany.com
KCBS Reps: RANDY G BIGLER, CAROL BIGLER, STEVE ALVAREZ, MERRIALYCE ALVAREZ
Prize Money: $50000.00   
Results not in.
10/31/14
to
11/01/14
Hog Happnin' Shelby, NC
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jerry Gardner Phone: 707-482-4202. teams@hoghappnin.com or judges@hoghappnin.com
KCBS Reps: SUSAN REID, DOUG REID, JOHN G BUSCH Alt Rep: DAVE AMEND
Prize Money: $15000.00   
Results not in.
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