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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
* KCBS does not guarantee the prize pool, the listed amount may include ancillary prize money, and the organizer is solely responsible for the payment of the prize money

Recently Added Events

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

02/02/2018
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02/03/2018
Added: May 26, 2017
*Humble Rodeo and BBQ ( WFC Qualifier) Humble, TX
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Juilia Acuri, Phone: 832-844-0996, jarcuri@humbleisd.net
Contact: TEAM CONTACT: Ric Halbrook, Phone: 713-826-6321, rhalbrook@humblerodeo.com
KCBS Reps: BOB MCKINNON, TERRI MCKINNON, KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Results Not In.
08/25/2017
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08/26/2017
Added: May 23, 2017
Western Legends Roundup BBQ Cook Off(BACKYARD ONLY) Kanab, UT
Contact: Brent Chamberlin, Phone: 435-899-0786, brentchamberlain.hr@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: KATHLEEN MCINTOSH, KELLY MCINTOSH
Results Not In.
08/26/2017
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08/26/2017
Added: May 23, 2017
Pikes Peak BBQ Showdown(BACKYARD ONLY) Woodland Park, CO
Contact: Kevin Dessureault, Phone: 719-465-1745, coloradospringsgrillstore@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: DEL ANDERSON
Prize Money: $1,000   
Results Not In.
08/26/2017
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08/27/2017
Added: May 23, 2017
*First Annual Half Way to St.Pat's BBQ Contest Emmetsburg, IA
Contact: Andy Joyce, Phone: 704-298-0298, joycefh@iowatelecom.net
KCBS Reps: CINDY JUHL, TOM JUHL
Results Not In.
09/22/2017
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09/23/2017
Added: May 23, 2017
Smokin Up Layton Hill Layton, UT
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jesse Johnson, Phone: 801-390-1000, jess@bigjohnsonsbbq.com
KCBS Reps: STEVEN FLEWALLEN, MARK SILVER
Results Not In.
10/06/2017
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10/07/2017
Added: May 23, 2017
Red Rocks Country Club BBQ Championship Morrison, CO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Tom Hollingshead, Phone: 303-352-2034, tomhollinshead@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DEL ANDERSON, MICHAEL EBERLE
Results Not In.
04/06/2018
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04/07/2018
Added: May 23, 2017
*CCS Fest Indianapois, IN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Amber McCreery, Phone: 317-498-3812, amccreery31@gmail.com
Contact: Aaron McCreery, Phone: 317-498-3814, admccrery@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: BECKY DRUETZLER, DAVE DRUETZLER
Results Not In.
08/20/2017
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08/20/2017
Added: May 16, 2017
Total Eclips of the Q Presented BY La Bella Casa (BACK YARD ) Carrollton, MO
Contact: Linda Miller, Phone: 1-660-322-6068, rwlmiller@att.net
KCBS Reps: BUNNY TUTTLE, RICH TUTTLE
Results Not In.
08/26/2017
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08/26/2017
Added: May 16, 2017
Indiana Bacon Festival( BACKYARD) Delphi, IN
Contact: John Chapman, Phone: 765-588-8784, johnmchapman1963@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: TINA WELLER, RALPH WELLER JR
Results Not In.
09/29/2017
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09/30/2017
Added: May 16, 2017
LuLu's Brew & Que Brighton, Co
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Aeron Calkins, Phone: 303-659-3300, aeron@lulusfarm.com
KCBS Reps: DEL ANDERSON, MICHAEL EBERLE
Results Not In.
03/23/2018
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03/24/2018
Added: May 16, 2017
BBQ Gives Back Urbanna, VA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Bill Jones, Phone: 8049650484, bbqgivesback@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: ALEX JR BROWN, JOHN G BUSCH   Alt Rep: ALAN ROTHROCK, LOUISE WEIDNER
Results Not In.
03/31/2018
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04/01/2018
Added: May 16, 2017
Eastern BBQ Contest Ninove, Belgium
Contact: Bart Beeckmans, Phone: 003/477641669, iinfo@wettelsonfire.be
KCBS Reps: MARIANNE VAN GALEN, MAYCO VAN GALEN
Results Not In.
04/06/2018
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04/07/2018
Added: May 16, 2017
Chillin N Grillin BBQ Festival Sands Springs, OK
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kristen Valentin, Phone: 9182453221, kristen@sandspringschamber.com
KCBS Reps: MARK COLLIER, MICHAEL WINTER
Results Not In.
04/20/2018
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04/21/2018
Added: May 16, 2017
*Cornelia Apple Blossom BBQ Competition Cornelia, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jessie Owensby, Phone: 706-778-8585, dmanager@corneliageorgia.org
KCBS Reps: WAYNE HARPER, DOUG REID
Results Not In.
09/22/2017
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09/23/2017
Added: May 2, 2017
Smokin in The Hills Hillsboro, OH
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:Shane Wilkin, Phone: 937-393-4745, swilkin@co.highland.oh.us
Contact: TEAM CONTACT: Rhonda Purdin, Phone: 937-393-4745, rhondapurdin@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: SCOTT GRINSTEAD, STEVE GRINSTEAD
Results Not In.
11/11/2017
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11/12/2017
Added: May 2, 2017
Brew B Q Nashville, TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Philip Steen, brewbq@playrecsports.com
KCBS Reps: KATHY BRAZIER, PHILLIP BRAZIER
Results Not In.
08/19/2017
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08/20/2017
Added: Apr 28, 2017
*McHenry Rotary Blues Brews & BBQ McHenry, IL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Phil Baggio, Phone: 847-347-5859, bnbautoexpress@sbcglobal.net
Contact: TEAM CONTACT:Don Tonyan, Phone: 815-482-0746, don@wmtonyan.com
KCBS Reps: ANITA MOORE, ANTHONY MOORE
Prize Money: $5,000   
Results Not In.
08/31/2017
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09/02/2017
Added: Apr 28, 2017
38th American Royal World Series of Barbecue (INVITATIONAL) Kansas City, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Emily Park, Phone: 816-569-4021, bbq@americanroyal.com
Contact: Eric Pew, Phone: 816-569-4033, bbq@americanroyal.com
KCBS Reps: SCOTT GRINSTEAD, STEVE GRINSTEAD, MIKE LAKE, THERESA LAKE
Results Not In.
09/01/2017
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09/03/2017
Added: Apr 28, 2017
38th American Royal World Series of Barbecue (OPEN) Kansas City, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Emily Park, Phone: 816-569-4021, bbq@americanroyal.com
Contact: Eric Pew, Phone: 816-569-4033, bbq@americanroyal.com
KCBS Reps: SCOTT GRINSTEAD, STEVE GRINSTEAD, MIKE LAKE, THERESA LAKE
Results Not In.
09/15/2017
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09/16/2017
Added: Apr 28, 2017
*Pork-A-Palooza Weatherford, Ok
Contact: Jarred Jones, Phone: 580-774-7744, JJONES@fnbwford.com
KCBS Reps: KEVIN ROSE, MICHELLE R ROSE
Results Not In.
10/06/2017
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10/07/2017
Added: Apr 28, 2017
*Hog Wild BBQ Contest Corinth, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Tammy Bonds, Phone: 662-396-1182, hogwildincorinth@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: CAROL BIGLER, RANDY G BIGLER
Results Not In.
05/25/2018
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05/26/2018
Added: Apr 28, 2017
*Big Bear Memorial Weekend BBQ Festival Big Bear Lake, CA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Pamela Scannell, Phone: 909-866-4607, pscannell@bigbearlchamber.com
KCBS Reps: MERRIALYCE ALVAREZ, STEVE ALVAREZ
Results Not In.
09/29/2017
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09/30/2017
Added: Apr 27, 2017
*Q in The Lou St.Louis, MO
Contact: Bobby Autry, Phone: 314-762-9000, Bobby@eximiusevents.com
KCBS Reps: CHARLIE BRINZA, RALPH WELLER JR
Results Not In.
10/20/2017
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10/21/2017
Added: Apr 27, 2017
2017 Greenbriar Blaze Off and Senior Q Independence, MO
Contact: David Fennell, Phone: 8162575100, dfennell@watermarkcommunities.com
KCBS Reps: PHIL MORROW, ROSEMARY MORROW
Results Not In.
07/14/2017
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07/15/2017
Added: Apr 13, 2017
The Georgia Smithfield Guinea Pig Cummings, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Arlie Bragg, Phone: 615-477-7447, arlie@arliequeevents.com
KCBS Reps: RUSTY COOK, WAYNE HARPER
Results Not In.
08/11/2017
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08/12/2017
Added: Apr 13, 2017
*Q'ing to Cure Childhood Cancer BBQ Cookoff Conroe, TX
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:Phillip Wilson, Phone: 936-264-1010, davwilson5@yahoo.com
Contact: TEAM CONTACT:Davonna Wilson, Phone: 936-333-9064, davwilson5@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: BOB MCKINNON, TERRI MCKINNON
Prize Money: $10,000   
Results Not In.
08/11/2017
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08/12/2017
Added: Apr 13, 2017
Northwood Triple Crown(BACKYARD) Antigo, WI
Contact: Shaughn Novy, Phone: 715-610-1065, SLNovy20@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DENA MILHOUS, RON MILHOUS
Prize Money: $1,000   
Results Not In.
08/12/2017
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08/12/2017
Added: Apr 13, 2017
Seward County Fair Rib Rally(COMPETITOR'S SERIES) Seward , NE
Contact: Kris Becker, Phone: 402-641-2960, kbeckler@windstream.net
KCBS Reps: MICHAEL EBERLE, TROY YOUNGBLOOD
Results Not In.
08/25/2017
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08/26/2017
Added: Apr 13, 2017
*Montana Pitmaster Classic Bozeman, MT
Contact: Troy Heusel, Phone: 406-586-2384, troyh@kenyonnoble.com
KCBS Reps: JOHN RYAN, TROY YOUNGBLOOD
Results Not In.
08/25/2017
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08/26/2017
Added: Apr 13, 2017
BBQ at the Jungle Fairfield, OH
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Dan Hurst, Phone: 614-223-1530, dhurst@pigmaniabbq.com
KCBS Reps: DAVE DRUETZLER, KENT SCHUETZ
Results Not In.
09/15/2017
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09/16/2017
Added: Apr 13, 2017
*Smokin on the White Batesville , AR
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGE CONTACT: Donna Turner, Phone: 870-613-1564, Smokingjudges@hotmail.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Jim Butler, Phone: 870-307-5338, ducksinbatesville@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: DONNA YOUNG, ED YOUNG
Results Not In.
09/29/2017
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09/30/2017
Added: Apr 13, 2017
Free State BBQ Showdown Wesminster, MD
Contact: Sandy Fulton, Phone: 4107261881, Sandyfulton720@gmail.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Betty Frizzell, thebbqjudge@aol.com
KCBS Reps: MICKY WILLIAMS, SYBIL WILLIAMS
Results Not In.
10/07/2017
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10/07/2017
Added: Apr 13, 2017
Smoke on the Water(BACKYARD ONLY) Guntersville, AL
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Jason Edmonds, Phone: 256-558-7155, jedmonds4315@gmail.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:Tricia Morton, Phone: 256-538-8998, triciam840@comcast.net
KCBS Reps: RACHEL HARPER, WAYNE HARPER
Results Not In.
10/14/2017
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10/15/2017
Added: Apr 13, 2017
Bay State BBQ Championship Monson, MA
Contact: Jeremy Garrett, Phone: 802-244-8994, Jeremy@J2Levents.com
KCBS Reps: STEVE BEDWELL, KATHIE DAKAI
Results Not In.
10/21/2017
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10/21/2017
Added: Apr 13, 2017
Ocean Sate BBQ Championship West Kingston, RI
Contact: Jeremy Garrett, Phone: 8022448994, Jeremy@J2Levents.com
KCBS Reps: BILL SHIFLETT, JENNIFER SHIFLETT
Results Not In.
03/16/2018
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03/17/2018
Added: Apr 13, 2017
Smokin In the Square Pensacola, FL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ivan Delabruere, Phone: 850-516-2622, SmokinInTheSquare@yahoo.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Diane Scott, Phone: 850-983-0413, square-bbq@att.net
KCBS Reps: KATHY BRAZIER, PHILLIP BRAZIER, JIM STANCIL
Results Not In.
09/22/2017
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09/24/2017
Added: Apr 12, 2017
4th Ruhrpott BBQ 2017 Waltrop NRW, Germany, Germany
Contact: Tom and Natascha Herman, Phone: 004 172 847 4683, contest@PALM-BBQ.de
KCBS Reps: DEBBY HARWELL, DON HARWELL
Results Not In.
09/22/2017
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09/23/2017
Added: Apr 12, 2017
*The Rumble on the River presented by TheBBQSuperStore.com Grand Haven , MI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Stan Wawzysko, Phone: 269-209-1281, stanasc@yahoo.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: John and Melissa Greko, Phone: 616-957-5384, johngreko@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: ANITA MOORE, ANTHONY MOORE
Prize Money: $7,500   
Results Not In.
10/06/2017
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10/07/2017
Added: Apr 12, 2017
Riverside Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival Greenfield, MA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kelly Jenkins, Phone: 413-772-1553, reco@greenfiled-ma.gov
KCBS Reps: STEVE BEDWELL, KATHIE DAKAI
Results Not In.
06/16/2017
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06/17/2017
Added: Mar 30, 2017
*Starr's Primal Cook-Off (BACKYARD ONLY) Carlinville, IL
Contact: Ryan Starr, Phone: 217-854-7746, starrsprimalmeats@ymail.com
KCBS Reps: TINA WELLER
Results Not In.
09/29/2017
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09/30/2017
Added: Mar 30, 2017
Rim County BBQ Classic and Testicle Festival Payson, AZ
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Arlie Bragg, Phone: 615-477-7447, arlie@arliequeevents.com
Contact: Arlie Bragg, arlie@arliequeevents.com
KCBS Reps: STEVEN FLEWALLEN, GENE GOYCOCHEA
Results Not In.
02/16/2018
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02/17/2018
Added: Mar 30, 2017
*Shotgun Fred BBQ Showdown Huntsville, TX
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ben Pruitt, Phone: 936-661-4204, benatt41@aol.com
Contact: Ben Pruitt, benatt41@aol.com
KCBS Reps: CAROLYN WELLS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Results Not In.
10/06/2017
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10/07/2017
Added: Mar 28, 2017
National Pro BBQ Tour Championship Bentonville, AR
KCBS Reps: DEBRA GAGE, WILLIAM GAGE, MARIA LOHMAN, WAYNE LOHMAN
CBJ Percentage: 100%
Results Not In.
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