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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

August 2017

08/04/17
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08/05/17
Badger Brews & Que Port Washington, WI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kris & Peter Raymond, Port Washington, WI 53024
Phone: 262-208-6288. kris@recordevents.com
Contact: Kris & Peter Raymond, Port Washington,
Phone: 262-208-6288. kris@recordevents.com
KCBS Reps: ANTHONY MOORE, ANITA MOORE
Results not in.
08/04/17
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08/05/17
*Our Lady of Victory Holy Smokes BBQ Competition Cincinnati, OH
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Jason McWhorter, Cincinnati, OH 45238
Phone: 513-295-8388. judging.holysmokersbbqcomp@gmail.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT:Brian Austing, Cincincati, OH 45238
Phone: 513-607-5869. HolysmokesBBQcomp@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DAVE DRUETZLER, BECKY DRUETZLER
Results not in.
08/04/17
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08/05/17
*Pigs & Pedals Asheboro, NC
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Pam Hester, Asheboro, NC 27203
Phone: 336-626-1277. phester@ci.asheboro.nc.us
KCBS Reps: RANDY G BIGLER, CAROL BIGLER
Results not in.
08/04/17
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08/05/17
*Rossville Tall Corn Festival BBQ Contest Rossville, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jason Connell, Rossville, KS 66533
Phone: 785-215-2346. jason.connell@Rossvillekansas.com
KCBS Reps: PEG ROGERS, DAVE ROGERS
Results not in.
08/04/17
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08/05/17
San Luis Valley Beat the Heat BBQ Alamosa, CO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jamie Greeman, Alamosa, CO 81101
Phone: 719-589-9385. director@alamosa.org
KCBS Reps: MICHAEL EBERLE, DEL ANDERSON
Results not in.
08/04/17
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08/05/17
Sam's Club National BBQ Tour South Windsor, CT
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: KCBS Office Phone: 800-963-5227.
KCBS Reps: DAVE LONDEEN, VIRGINIA LONDEEN
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
08/04/17
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08/05/17
Dillard Bluegrass & Barbeque Festival Dillard, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jane Tomlin, Dillard, GA 30537
Phone: 706-746-2690. bbqjane@windstream.net
Contact: Diane Scott Phone: 850-450-1111.
KCBS Reps: KATHY BRAZIER, PHILLIP BRAZIER
Results not in.
08/04/17
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08/05/17
Laurie Hillbilly BBQ Laurie, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Susann Huff, Laurie, MO 65038
Phone: 573-374-8776. events@cityoflaurie.com
KCBS Reps: DONNA YOUNG, ED YOUNG
Results not in.
08/05/17
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08/06/17
Capital BBQ Festival Ottawa, Ontario ,
Contact: John Thomson, Ottawa, ON Canada, K2J ZA5
Phone: 613-986-5375. john@eatapedia.com
KCBS Reps: NANCY MULLER, DON MULLER
Results not in.
08/11/17
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08/12/17
Mountain High BBQ Festival & Car Show Franklin, NC
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Diane Baldwin, Franklin, NC 28734
Phone: 828-524-3161. facc@franklin-chamber.com
KCBS Reps: KATHY BRAZIER, PHILLIP BRAZIER Alt Rep: JIM STANCIL
Results not in.
08/11/17
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08/12/17
Ceres Smoke on the River Ceres, CA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Renee Ledbetter, Ceres, CA 95307
Phone: 2019-537-2601. ceressmokeontheriver@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: JULIE POE , IAN SCHMIDT
Results not in.
08/11/17
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08/12/17
Birdy's Pitmaster BBQ Competition Kohler, WI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Sandy Leske, kohler, WI 53044
Phone: 920-287-3313. sleske@theblindhorse.com
KCBS Reps: ANITA MOORE, ANTHONY MOORE
Results not in.
08/11/17
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08/12/17
Smokin in McMinnville McMinnville, TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Arlie Bragg, McMinnville, TN 37111
Phone: 615-477-7447. arlie@arliequeevents.com
KCBS Reps: TANA R FRENSLEY, MARK HAGGITT
Results not in.
08/11/17
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08/12/17
*Casa Grab, Root & Growl Woodword, OK
Contact: Ashley McDermott, Woodward, OK 73802
Phone: 580-256-2182. ashleym-casa@eoys.org
KCBS Reps: LARRY VOTH, LYNDA VOTH
Results not in.
08/11/17
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08/12/17
*Smokin Trackside BBQ Bash Winston, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kyle Johnson, Winston, MO 64166
Phone: 816-365-7593. vettsb@aol.com
KCBS Reps: RICH TUTTLE, BUNNY TUTTLE
Results not in.
08/11/17
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08/12/17
Sam's Club National BBQ Tour N. Charleston, SC
Contact: KCBS Office Phone: 800-963-5227.
KCBS Reps: KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
08/12/17
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08/13/17
Those Were The Days BBQ Showdown North Battleford, Saskatchewan,
Contact: Shirly Maze, Sackatchewan, S9A 2Y1
Phone: 306-445-8033. smaze@wdm.ca
KCBS Reps: DAVE LONDEEN, VIRGINIA LONDEEN
Results not in.
08/18/17
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08/19/17
Pepsi WY State Championship BBQ & Bluegrass Festival Worland, WY
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Dave Clark, WORLAND, Wy 82401
Phone: 307-388-0495. dave@greearclarkking.com
Contact: Dave Paxton Phone: 307-431-2755. ddpaxton@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: MARK SIMMONS, LARRY HADLEY
Results not in.
08/18/17
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08/19/17
Lassen County Annual BBQ Cook-Off Susanville, CA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Penny Artz, Susanville, CA 96130
Phone: 530-257-2113. partzdept@hotmail.com
Contact: Alan Dowdy, Susanville, CA 96130
Phone: 530-945-6011. alandowdy@frontier.com
KCBS Reps: JULIE POE , IAN SCHMIDT
Results not in.
08/18/17
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08/19/17
BBQ and Fly In on the River Excelsior Springs, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jim McCullough, Excelsior Springs, KS 64024
Phone: 816-630-7700. Jim@conagauctions.com
Contact: Cheri McCullough, Excelsior Springs, KS 64024
Phone: 816-630-7700. cheri@wabashbbq.com
KCBS Reps: FORREST BRUCE, KIM COLLIER, MARK COLLIER
Results not in.
08/18/17
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08/20/17
Hudson Valley Ribfest New Paltz, NY
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Shonda Merrill, New Platz, NY 12528
Phone: 844-Ribfest(742-3378). contest@hudsonvalleyribfest.org
Contact: Rolf oelgeschlager, New Platz, NY 12528
Phone: 844-Ribfest(742-3378). contest@hudsonvalleyribfest.org
KCBS Reps: NANCY MULLER, DON MULLER
Results not in.
08/18/17
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08/19/17
Big Bad BBQ in Boydton Boydton, VA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Donna Ober, Boydton, VA 23917
Phone: 434-738-7834. dcober@comcast.net
Contact: Brook Lenhart, Boydton, VA 23917
Phone: 434-210-1171. brookslenhart@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DON HARWELL, DEBBY HARWELL
Results not in.
08/18/17
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08/19/17
SMSU Smokefest Marshall, MN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ashley Becker, Marshall, MN 56258
Phone: 5075577204. ashley.becker2@smsu.edu
KCBS Reps: VIRGINIA LONDEEN, DAVE LONDEEN
Results not in.
08/18/17
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08/19/17
Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues Festival Madison, IN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Drew Garrett Phone: 812-599-3152. agarret@gmail.com
Contact: Allen Demkovich Phone: 765-265-0351. allendemkovich@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: SCOTT GRINSTEAD, STEVE GRINSTEAD, KENT SCHUETZ
Results not in.
08/18/17
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08/19/17
Flint Hills Beef Fest BBQ Emporia, KS
Contact: Rachel Roberts Parker Phone: 620-366-3624. beeffestbbq@gmail.com
Contact: Janel Wiederholt Phone: 620-392-5773. beeffestbbq@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DENNIS POLSON, LINDA POLSON
Results not in.
08/18/17
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08/19/17
Oaktown Throwdown BBQ Oakland, CA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Dave Campbell, Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-701-5971. dave.campbell62@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: KATHLEEN MCINTOSH, KELLY MCINTOSH
Results not in.
08/18/17
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08/19/17
Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Asheville, NC
Contact: KCBS Office Phone: 800-963-5227.
KCBS Reps: KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
08/18/17
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08/19/17
*Cape Jaycees BBQ Fest Cape Girardeau, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Chris Foeste, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Phone: 573-576-6175. Cfoeste@bigrivercom.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Jeff Branch, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Phone: 573-225-5539. jeff_branch3@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: CAROL BIGLER, RANDY G BIGLER
Results not in.
08/19/17
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08/20/17
*Hudson Bay Heritage Days BBQ Cook Off DuPont, WA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Tom Riggs, DuPont, WA 98498
Phone: 253-720-4557. tomwtr@comcast.net
KCBS Reps: MARK SILVER, STEVEN FLEWALLEN
Results not in.
08/24/17
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08/25/17
6th Annual Death Door Barbeque(DAY 1) Washington Island, WI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Richard Jepsen, Washington Island, WI 54246
Phone: 920-847-2784. jepsenr@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: WILLIAM GAGE, DEBRA GAGE
Results not in.
08/25/17
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08/26/17
BBQ The Bear Fest(CANCELLED) Big Bear Lake, CA
[CANCELLED]  
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: John Phane, Big Bear Lake, CA 91377
Phone: 909-771-0889. johnphane@aol.com
KCBS Reps: JENNIFER SHIFLETT, BILL SHIFLETT
Results not in.
08/25/17
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08/26/17
BBQ on the Bricks Kearney, NE
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ron Lieske, Kearney, NE 68847
Phone: 308-440-9698. rlieske9@gmail.com
Contact: Troy YoungBlood, Kearney, NE 68847
Phone: 402-740-9214. gobsjudges@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: MICHAEL EBERLE, MICHAEL WINTER
Results not in.
08/25/17
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08/26/17
10th Annual Big Island BBQ Albert Lea, MN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Perry Vining, Albert Lea, MN 56007
Phone: 800-658-2526 or 507-402-6371. pvining@smig.net
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:Dick Dahlen, Albert Lea, MN 56007
Phone: 507-402-2350. ddahlen@charter.net
KCBS Reps: LINDA POLSON, DENNIS POLSON
Results not in.
08/25/17
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08/26/17
6th Annual Death Door Barbeque(DAY 2) Washington Island, WI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Richard Jepsen, Washington Island, WI 54246
Phone: 920-847-2784. jepsenr@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: WILLIAM GAGE, DEBRA GAGE
Results not in.
08/25/17
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08/26/17
Raider Red Meats BBQ & Ribeye Championship Lubbock, TX
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: TEAM CONTACT: Ben Weatherly, Lubbock, TX 79409
Phone: 806-742-2804. Ben.weatherly@ttu.edu
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Ashley Kanaman, Lubbock, TX 79409
Phone: 806-834-4135. ashley.kanaman@ttu.edu
KCBS Reps: TERRI MCKINNON, BOB MCKINNON
Results not in.
08/25/17
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08/26/17
Grill Games Kenosha, WI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Lou Molitor, Kenpsha, WI 53140
Phone: 262-654-1234. lou@kenoshaareachamber.com
KCBS Reps: KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Results not in.
08/25/17
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08/26/17
*The Great Catskill MTN BBQ Fest Fleischmanns, NY
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kim OBrien Phone: 845-901-9690. gcmbbqfest@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: NANCY MULLER, DON MULLER
Results not in.
08/25/17
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08/26/17
Grills N Grills penn Valley, CA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ben Lobenstein, Penn Valley, CA 95946
Phone: 415-683-0784. ben@fireitupevents.com
KCBS Reps: JULIE POE , IAN SCHMIDT
Results not in.
08/25/17
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08/26/17
New Holland Summer Fest New Holland, PA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kevin Martin, New Holland, Pa 17557
Phone: 717-435-0237. nhsummerfest@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: JOHN G BUSCH, ROBERT MCKEE, LOUISE WEIDNER
Results not in.
08/25/17
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08/26/17
Great American BBQ Festival Franklin, TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Nathan Perry, Franklin, TN 37064
Phone: 615-476-7390. nathan.perry@e-farmcredit.com
Contact: Jason Gregg, Franklin, TN 37179
Phone: 615-948-4275. Jasongregg@mybga.org
KCBS Reps: TANA R FRENSLEY, ROXANNE GOULD
Results not in.
08/25/17
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08/26/17
Hill City Wine Brew & BBQ Hill City, SD
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Bob Stanfiel, Hill City, SD 57745
Phone: 605-939-4262. corgis007@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: GENE GOYCOCHEA, STEVEN FLEWALLEN
Results not in.
08/25/17
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08/26/17
East Central State BBQ Cook-Off, Paola Roots Festival Paola, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jon Smail, Paola, KS 66071
Phone: 913-731-7995. liamsnoj@yahoo.com
Contact: Stacy Elkinton, Paola, KS 66071
Phone: 913-259-9444. sdelkinton@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: KIM COLLIER, JOHN GRIMES, LARRY HADLEY
Results not in.
08/25/17
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08/26/17
Sam's Club National BBQ Tour (Regional) Richmond, VA
Contact: KCBS Office Phone: 800-963-5227.
KCBS Reps: DAVE LONDEEN, VIRGINIA LONDEEN
Prize Money: $20000.00   
Results not in.
08/25/17
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08/26/17
Pigs and Peaches BBQ Festival Kennesaw, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Laurel Fleming, Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: 770-422-9714. lfleming@kennesaw-ga.gov
Contact: Doug Rhodes, Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: 770-299-8925. pigsandpeaches@att.net
KCBS Reps: KATHY BRAZIER, PHILLIP BRAZIER
Results not in.
08/26/17
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08/27/17
HAVA Nagrilla 2017(Kosher Competitor's Series)(Judges Full) Wynnewood, PA
Contact: Stuart Gordon, Haverford, PA 19041

KCBS Reps: LOUISE WEIDNER, ROBERT MCKEE
Results not in.
08/26/17
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08/27/17
Regahfest 2017 The Hague,
Contact: Daan Hamoen, The Hague, Netherlands, 2266HA
Phone: +31(0)647940067. info@regahfest.nl
KCBS Reps: MARIANNE VAN GALEN, MAYCO VAN GALEN
Results not in.
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