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Recently Added Events

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

04/07/17
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04/08/17
Added: Sep 14, 2016
Smoke in the Spring Osage City, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Corey Linton, Osage City, KS 66523
Phone: 785-528-4610. rec@osagecity.com
Contact: Wayne White Dave Azuell dave.Azwell@gmail.com , Osage City, Ks 66523
Phone: 785-217-7456. News@osagecountyonline.com
KCBS Reps: DENNIS POLSON, LINDA POLSON, DAVE ROGERS, PEG ROGERS Alt Rep: KIM COLLIER
Results not in.
04/28/17
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04/29/17
Added: Sep 14, 2016
Uptown Lexington BBQ Capital Cook Off Lexington, NC
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Rebekah McGee, Lexington, NC 27292
Phone: 336-249-0383. rebekah@uptownlexington.com
Contact: Liz Grubb, Lexington, NC 27292
Phone: 336-249-0383. liz@uptonownlexington.com
KCBS Reps: RUSTY COOK, JULIE COOK
Results not in.
08/25/17
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08/26/17
Added: Sep 14, 2016
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.
11/18/16
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11/19/16
Added: Sep 7, 2016
Al Bahr Shrine Blues Brews & BBQ's Oceanside, CA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Tom Lyttleton, Oceanside, CA 92111
Phone: 760-419-5550. tomlyttleton@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: KATHLEEN MCINTOSH, KELLY MCINTOSH
Results not in.
03/31/17
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04/01/17
Added: Sep 7, 2016
Cedar Fest BBQ Cook-Off Cedar Park , TX
Contact: Lyndee Mathews, Cedr Park, TX 78613
Phone: 512-260-7800. lyndee@cedarparkchamber.org
KCBS Reps: BOB MCKINNON, TERRI MCKINNON
Results not in.
04/07/17
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04/08/17
Added: Sep 7, 2016
*A Que of their Own Evansville, IN
Contact: Nick Burch, Evansville, IN 47711
Phone: 812-430-4805. nburch@evansvilleotters.com
KCBS Reps: RACHEL SCHUETZ, KENT SCHUETZ
Results not in.
03/03/17
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03/04/17
Added: Sep 2, 2016
The Great Brunswick BBQ Throwdown Brunswick, MD
Contact: Beth Johnson, Brunswick, MD 21716
Phone: 301-712-4137. abetterchoicebakery@comcast.net
KCBS Reps: ROBERT MCKEE, ANGELA MCKEE
Results not in.
04/28/17
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04/29/17
Added: Sep 2, 2016
Southaven Springfest Southaven, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Teams Contact: Eddie or Sherry Foshee, Southhaven, MS 38671
Phone: 901-800-8504 or 901-493-1759. jefoshee@gmail.com or shemofshee@gmail.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Buddy or Jan Harvey, Southhaven, MS 38671
Phone: 631-351-7592 or 901-634-6099. springfestjudges@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: WILLIAM GAGE, DEBRA GAGE
Results not in.
06/09/17
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06/10/17
Added: Sep 2, 2016
Marietta River City BBQ Marietta, OH
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Emmeline Wharton Phone: 7406297139. mariettabbq@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: SCOTT GRINSTEAD, STEVE GRINSTEAD
Results not in.
08/18/17
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08/19/17
Added: Sep 2, 2016
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.
11/11/16
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11/12/16
Added: Aug 30, 2016
2nd Annual Brew B-Q Nashville, TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Samantha Eastman, Nashville, TN 37209
Phone: 615-752-8456. Samantha@playrecsports.com
Contact: Philip Steen, Nashville, TN 37209
Phone: 615-752-8456. philip@playrecsports.com
KCBS Reps: PHILLIP BRAZIER, KATHY BRAZIER
Prize Money: $5000.00   
Results not in.
02/17/17
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02/18/17
Added: Aug 30, 2016
Downtown BBQ Throwdown Boca Raton, FL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Walter Jones, Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone: 813-765-7247. info@downtownbbqthrowdown.com
Contact: Wazim Reid, Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone: 934-347-1326. judging@downtownbbqthrowdown.com
KCBS Reps: CAROLYN WELLS, MIKE GARRETSON
Results not in.
04/07/17
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04/08/17
Added: Aug 30, 2016
*CCS Fest Indianapolis, IN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Organizer:Brett Healey Teams: Contact Aaron McCreery, AaronDMcreery@gmail.com , Indianapolis, IN 46227
Phone: 317-223-7143 or 317-498-3812. HealeyBrett@att.net
Contact: Sheila Healey, Indianapolis, IN 46227
Phone: 317-491-7554. SheilaHealey@att.net
KCBS Reps: DAVE DRUETZLER, BECKY DRUETZLER
Results not in.
04/28/17
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04/29/17
Added: Aug 30, 2016
Hog Wild BBQ Cookoff and Family Festival Brookhaven, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Mark Porter, Brookhaven, MS 39601
Phone: 601-757-1772. markporter500@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: JENNIFER SHIFLETT, BILL SHIFLETT
Results not in.
05/06/17
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05/07/17
Added: Aug 30, 2016
Ridgefield Gone Country BBQ Festival Ridgefield, CT
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Cliff Heidinger, Ridgefield, Ct 06877
Phone: 203-313-1714. info@ridgefieldbbqct.com
KCBS Reps: DON LOVELY, LESLIE LOVELY
Results not in.
03/03/17
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03/04/17
Added: Aug 26, 2016
Palm Desert Grill & Chill BBQ PalmDesert, Ca
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Laurie Baldwin, PalmDesert, CA 92260
Phone: 760-346-6111. laurie@pdacc.org
Contact: Vanessa Torres vanessa@pdacc.org
KCBS Reps: MERRIALYCE ALVAREZ, STEVE ALVAREZ
Results not in.
12/02/16
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12/03/16
Added: Aug 24, 2016
The Smithfield King of the Smoker(INVITATIONAL)(Judges Full) Rancho Mirage, CA
Contact: Jessie Corbin, Rancho Mirage, CA 92236
Phone: 877-828-0727. customerservice@bigpapsmokers.com
KCBS Reps: KELLY MCINTOSH, KATHLEEN MCINTOSH
Results not in.
01/06/17
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01/07/17
Added: Aug 24, 2016
National Western BBQ Throwdown Denver, CO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Arlie Bragg Morgain Topolnicki, Indio, CA 92203
Phone: 615-447-7447. arlie@arliequeevents.com
KCBS Reps: CAROL WHITEBOOK, MERL WHITEBOOK
Results not in.
03/17/17
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03/18/17
Added: Aug 24, 2016
Tupelo BBQ Duel- Comp 1 Tupelo, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Team Contact: Leslie Mart, Tupelo, MS 38801
Phone: 662-891-5379. tupelobbq@gmail.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Marge Plummer Phone: 901-487-3872. Beginning Nov. 1st, judges may sign up on the website
KCBS Reps: WAYNE LOHMAN, MARIA LOHMAN, WILLIAM GAGE, DEBRA GAGE
Results not in.
03/18/17
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03/19/17
Added: Aug 24, 2016
Tupelo BBQ Duel- Comp 2 Tupelo, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Team Contact: Leslie Mart, Tupelo, MS 38801
Phone: 6628915379. tupelobbq@gmail.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Marge Plummer Phone: 901-487-3872. Beginning Nov. 1st, judges may sign up on the website
KCBS Reps: WAYNE LOHMAN, MARIA LOHMAN, WILLIAM GAGE, DEBRA GAGE
Results not in.
06/02/17
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06/03/17
Added: Aug 24, 2016
Boots and BBQ Festival Claremore, OK
Contact: Tanya Andrews, Claremore, OK 74017
Phone: 918-341-8688. tandrews@claremorecity.com
Contact: Roger Fleming, Claremore, OK 74017
Phone: 918-343-2527. rfleming@claremorewireless
KCBS Reps: RALPH WILLIAMS, KAREN JANE WILLIAMS
Results not in.
07/07/17
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07/09/17
Added: Aug 24, 2016
I love Barbecue & Music Festival Lake Placid, NY
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Dmitry Feld, Lake Placid, NY 12946
Phone: 518-523-2071. dmitry@usaluge.org
KCBS Reps: DON LOVELY, LESLIE LOVELY
Results not in.
04/21/17
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04/22/17
Added: Aug 17, 2016
Rock'n N Ribs BBQ Festival SPRINGFIELD, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Andrea & Michael Brady, Springfield, MO 65804
Phone: 417-88-3915. abrady@rocknribs.com
Contact: Kim Nash info@rocknribs.com
KCBS Reps: ALFRED T BOWEN, FRAN BOWEN
Results not in.
06/02/17
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06/03/17
Added: Aug 17, 2016
*Original SD BBQ Championships Huron, SD
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Candi Briley, Huron, SD 57350
Phone: 605-353-7354. candi.briley@state.sd.us
KCBS Reps: LINDA POLSON, DENNIS POLSON
Results not in.
06/16/17
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06/17/17
Added: Aug 17, 2016
Barbourville BBQ Cookoff & Festival Barbourville, KY
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Denise Wainscott, barbourville, KY 40906
Phone: 606-545-9674. dwainscott@unionky.edu
KCBS Reps: KATHY BRAZIER, PHILLIP BRAZIER
Results not in.
07/08/17
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07/09/17
Added: Aug 17, 2016
Vienna BBQ Days Vienna ,
Contact: Alexander Dobernig, Alexander, Vienna, AT
Phone: +43 676 9003109. office@terraristik.com
KCBS Reps: LUCA FAMIGLI, HAYMO GUTWENIGER
Results not in.
11/19/16
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11/20/16
Added: Aug 16, 2016
Que'n in Cumming (Day 2) Cumming, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Randall Bowman, cumming, GA 30028
Phone: 770-886-6390. bbqcup@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: KATHY BRAZIER, PHILLIP BRAZIER, DOUG REID
Results not in.
09/29/17
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09/30/17
Added: Aug 11, 2016
*Dells BBQ Bash Wisconsin Dells , WI
Contact: Clement Greco, Wisconsin Dells , WI 60638
Phone: 608-253-4092. reservations@deltonoaksresort.com
KCBS Reps: ANTHONY MOORE, ANITA MOORE
Results not in.
07/22/17
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07/23/17
Added: Aug 10, 2016
2nd Black Forest Smoke & Wine Festival Bellingen,
Contact: Michael Koepf, Bellingen, 79418
michael@dragon-bbq.de
Contact: Stefanie Woerdehoff, Bellingen, 79418
Stefanie@dragon-bbq.de
KCBS Reps: MARIANNE VAN GALEN, MAYCO VAN GALEN
Results not in.
02/24/17
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02/25/17
Added: Aug 9, 2016
*Bud & BBQ Meridian, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Anna Graceward, Meridian, MS 39307
Phone: 601-934-1352. annagrace@mitchellcompanies.com
KCBS Reps: WAYNE LOHMAN, MARIA LOHMAN
Results not in.
04/22/17
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04/22/17
Added: Aug 9, 2016
Fire at the Foothills BBQ & Chili Cook-Off(BACKYARD CONTEST) Chelsea, AL
Contact: Scott Weygand, Chelsea, AL 35043
Phone: 205-678-4410. firefootills@gmail.com
Contact: Mike Denton, Chelsea, Al 35043
Phone: 205-915-2745. jmdenton@bellsouth.net
KCBS Reps: SAM APPLETON, JANET APPLETON
Results not in.
06/03/17
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06/04/17
Added: Aug 9, 2016
*Craze Fest Georgina, Ontario,
Contact: Wayne Thomas, Georgina, Ontario, CA N2P2A5
Phone: 226-929-3744. wayne@crazefest.ca
KCBS Reps: DON MULLER, NANCY MULLER
Results not in.
04/29/17
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04/30/17
Added: Aug 4, 2016
3rd Barbecue Bulls Championship Salzburg 2017 Salzburg Austria,
Contact: Helmut Karl, Salzburg Austria, 5020
Phone: +43-676-750-1528 . info@helmutkarl.at
KCBS Reps: WAYNE LOHMAN, MARIA LOHMAN
Results not in.
07/06/17
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07/08/17
Added: Aug 4, 2016
SC Festival of Discovery Greenwood, SC
Contact: Julie Wilkie, Greenwood, SC 29648
Phone: 864-942-8411. julie.wilkie@gwdcity.com
KCBS Reps: JULIE COOK, RUSTY COOK, DOUG REID, CAROLYN WELLS
Results not in.
10/21/16
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10/22/16
Added: Aug 2, 2016
Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitation Barbecue (JUDGES BY INVITATION ONLY) Lynchburg, TN
Contact: DebbieChristian Pam Hess, pmhess@yahoo.com Phone: 931-759-6332. debbie_christian@b-f.com
KCBS Reps: CAROLYN WELLS, MARK HAGGITT, CHARLIE BRINZA
Results not in.
10/21/16
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10/22/16
Added: Aug 2, 2016
Jack Daniel's World Championship Shade Tree Contest (BACKYARD) Lynchburg, TN
KCBS Reps: LARRY VOTH, LYNDA VOTH
Results not in.
03/31/17
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04/01/17
Added: Aug 2, 2016
Blues Hog BBQ & Music Fest Savannah, TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Mary Beth Hopper, Savannah, TN 38308
Phone: 731-616-7474. mbhopper@eplus.net
Contact: Scott Parish Phone: 731-298-6665. bscottparish@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: CAROL BIGLER, RANDY G BIGLER
Results not in.
04/07/17
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04/08/17
Added: Aug 2, 2016
Martin Dodge BBQ Smoke Off Bowling Green, KY
Contact: Justin Howard Phone: 270-606-2422. justin.howard@osdky.org
KCBS Reps: MARK HAGGITT, TANA R FRENSLEY
Results not in.
04/28/17
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04/29/17
Added: Aug 2, 2016
*BBQ Boogie & Blues(GBC Qualifier) Calhoun, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Aaron Walkover, Calhoun, GA 30701
Phone: 706-307-9129. ahwalkover@yahoo.com
Contact: Sarah Husser, Calhoun, GA 30701
Phone: 706-625-3200. Shusser@gordonchamber.org
KCBS Reps: MARK HAGGITT, DAVE AMEND
Results not in.
10/01/16
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10/02/16
Added: Jul 29, 2016
Gettin Paid BBQ Competition(CANCELLED) Grande Prairie Alberta Canada,
[CANCELLED]  
Contact: Joe Semack, Alberta, Canada, CA T8V 2N2
Phone: 780-533-7427. bigjoe@motleyquebbq.com
KCBS Reps: MERL WHITEBOOK, CAROL WHITEBOOK
Results not in.
10/08/16
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10/09/16
Added: Jul 29, 2016
Leavenworth Break-out BBQ Levenworth, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Gerald Hansen, Leavenworth, KS 66048
Phone: 913-547-4884. ghansenjr@kc.rr.com
KCBS Reps: RICH TUTTLE, BUNNY TUTTLE
Prize Money: $4600.00   
Results not in.
07/21/17
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07/22/17
Added: Jul 29, 2016
Riverfest Community Festival Bellevue, NE
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Doris Urwin, Bellevue, NE 68005
Phone: 402-504-9774. doris@bellevuenebraska.com
Contact: Doris Urwin, Haworth Park Phone: 4028983000. doris@bellevuenebraska.com
KCBS Reps: BUNNY TUTTLE, RICH TUTTLE
Results not in.
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