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* 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.

09/25/15
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09/26/15
Added: May 22, 2015
Oak Grove BBQ & Lemonade Festival Oak Grove, MO
Contact: Shannon Gray Phone: 816-824-5460. shannongray@sbcglobal.net
KCBS Reps: PHIL MORROW, ROSEMARY MORROW
Results not in.
11/06/15
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11/07/15
Added: May 22, 2015
MVH BBQ BIVOUAC (Armed Forces Tribute) St. James, MO
Contact: JT Sybert Phone: 573-263-1455. jt.sybert@mvc.dps.mo.gov
KCBS Reps: JONATHAN B WILLIAMS, CLARA WILLIAMS
Prize Money: $5000.00   
Results not in.
11/07/15
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11/08/15
Added: May 22, 2015
Palm Beach County Flying Pigs BBQ Festival Boca Raton, FL
Contact: BIll Forster Phone: 561-251-3774. bill@forsterpantry.com
KCBS Reps: DALE NEWSTROM, VICKI PEYTON
Results not in.
11/07/15
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11/08/15
Added: May 22, 2015
MVH BBQ BIVOUAC (POW/MIA Tribute) St. James, MO
Contact: JT Sybert Phone: 573-263-1455. jt.sybert@mvc.dps.mo.gov
KCBS Reps: JONATHAN B WILLIAMS, CLARA WILLIAMS
Prize Money: $5000.00   
Results not in.
07/24/15
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07/25/15
Added: May 18, 2015
Days of 47 BBQ Showdown Salt Lake City, UT
Contact: Arlie Bragg Phone: 615-477-7447. arlie@arliequeevents.com
KCBS Reps: STEVE ALVAREZ, GENE GOYCOCHEA
Results not in.
07/25/15
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07/26/15
Added: May 14, 2015
Illinois BBQ Fest at Hillcrest Event Center Orion, IL
Contact: Dan Kost Phone: 309-755-6550. dan@hillcrestevents.com
Contact: Travis Myers Phone: 309-755-6550. travis@hillcrestevents.com
KCBS Reps: ANITA MOORE, ANTHONY MOORE
Prize Money: $2500.00   
Results not in.
09/04/15
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09/05/15
Added: May 14, 2015
Q'ing for a Cause Columbia, MO
Contact: Susan Wampler Phone: 573-673-3201. wamplerjs@gmail.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Tim Chancellor Phone: 573-489-9070. tim@enviteme.com
KCBS Reps: JAMEY JOHNSON
Results not in.
09/05/15
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09/05/15
Added: May 14, 2015
Blues, Views and BBQ (Competitor's Series) Westport, CT
Contact: Bob Lerose Phone: 917-446-2921. rlerose@msn.com
KCBS Reps: DON LOVELY, LESLIE LOVELY
Results not in.
09/11/15
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09/12/15
Added: May 14, 2015
Independence Fire & Ice BBQ Independence, MO
Contact: Paul Fray pfray@independenceeventscenter.com
KCBS Reps: RICH TUTTLE, BUNNY TUTTLE, KIM COLLIER
Results not in.
10/16/15
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10/17/15
Added: May 14, 2015
Grills and Grilles Broken Arrow, OK
Contact: Amy Bomar Phone: 918-408-1278. amy@commonsensecompany.com
KCBS Reps: KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Results not in.
09/11/15
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09/12/15
Added: May 12, 2015
The Outlets @ Lake Elsinore BBQ State Championship Lake Elsinore, CA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Henry Silvestre Phone: 951-4451903. hsilvestre@aol.com
KCBS Reps: KATHLEEN MCINTOSH, KELLY MCINTOSH
Results not in.
08/01/15
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08/02/15
Added: May 11, 2015
8th Annual Smokin at the Maples Manorville, NY
Contact: Will Breakstone Phone: 631-247-6653. maples2015@bbq-brethren.net
Contact: Eric Devlin Phone: 631-247-6653. maples2015@bbq-brethren.net
KCBS Reps: LESLIE LOVELY, DON LOVELY
Results not in.
10/02/15
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10/03/15
Added: May 11, 2015
36th Annual American Royal World Series of Barbeque- Invitational Kansas City, MO
Contact: Kim Palmer Phone: 816-784-0494. kimp@americanroyal.com
KCBS Reps:
Results not in.
10/03/15
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10/04/15
Added: May 11, 2015
36th Annual American Royal World Series of Barbeque- Open Kansas City, MO
Contact: Kim Palmer Phone: 816-784-0494. kimp@americanroyal.com
KCBS Reps:
Results not in.
03/11/16
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03/12/16
Added: May 11, 2015
Flames on the Flint Bainbridge, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ronnie Godwin Phone: 229-246-7900. ronnie@godwinjewelers.com
Contact: Merritt Godwin Phone: 229-220-1128. merrittgodwin@bellsouth.net
KCBS Reps: MARK HAGGITT, RUSTY COOK, DAVE AMEND
Results not in.
09/09/16
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09/10/16
Added: May 6, 2015
Mount Desert Island Garlic Festival Southwest Harbor, ME
Contact: Frank Pendola Phone: 202-288-0269. nostrano@roadrunner.com
KCBS Reps:
Results not in.
07/31/15
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08/01/15
Added: Apr 30, 2015
Smokin on Route 66 Miami, OK
Contact: Shelly Brewer Phone: 918-541-0424. shelly_brewer@rocketmail.com
KCBS Reps: LARRY HADLEY, RICHARD C PRESTON
Results not in.
08/07/15
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08/08/15
Added: Apr 30, 2015
Grills N' Grilles- Nevada County United Way Penn Valley, CA
Contact: Megan Timpany Phone: 530-274-8111. director@uwnc.org
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT- Ben Lobenstien Phone: 415-850-4987. Ben@fireitupevents.com
KCBS Reps: IAN SCHMIDT, JULIE POE
Results not in.
08/08/15
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08/09/15
Added: Apr 30, 2015
These Were the Days BBQ Showdown North Battleford, Saskatchewan,
Contact: Shirley Maze Phone: 306-445-8033. smaze@wdm.ca
KCBS Reps: DAVE LONDEEN, VIRGINIA LONDEEN
Results not in.
09/04/15
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09/05/15
Added: Apr 30, 2015
Beach Boogie and BBQ Festival Myrtle Beach, SC
Contact: Amie Lee Phone: 843-855-0527. info@palmettoeventproductions.com
KCBS Reps: CAROLYN WELLS, TANA SHUPE
Results not in.
12/04/15
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12/05/15
Added: Apr 30, 2015
Christmas on the River State Championship BBQ Demoplis, AL
Contact: Paul A. Willingham Phone: 334-422-1029. cotrbbq2015@gmail.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT- Dee Wright Phone: 334-422-1164. cotrbbq2015@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: CAROL BIGLER, RANDY G BIGLER
Results not in.
08/29/15
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08/30/15
Added: Apr 28, 2015
The Southern New England Kosher BBQ Championship & Craft Fair (COMPETITOR SERIES) Fairfield , CT
Contact: Warren Rockmacher Phone: 203-450-6225. info@snekosherbbq.org
KCBS Reps:
Results not in.
09/11/15
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09/12/15
Added: Apr 28, 2015
International Goat Days Championship BBQ Millington , TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Phillip Doyle Phone: 731-499-1489. phillipwdoyle@gmail.com
Contact: JUDGES Marge Plummer
KCBS Reps: RANDY G BIGLER, CAROL BIGLER
Results not in.
08/08/15
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08/09/15
Added: Apr 23, 2015
Fatboys Canadian Capital Classic BBQ Competition Ottawa, ON Canada,
Contact: John Thomson Phone: 613-315-1033. john@fatboysclassic.ca
KCBS Reps: NANCY MULLER, DON MULLER
Results not in.
09/25/15
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09/26/15
Added: Apr 23, 2015
Grill Cook Master Harrisonburg, VA
Contact: Caesar Wheeler Phone: 540-487-9172. armorfitpro@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: JOHN G BUSCH, ALEX JR BROWN
Results not in.
10/02/15
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10/03/15
Added: Apr 23, 2015
Smoke on the Water (BACKYARD) Guntersville, AL
Contact: Brandon Brown Phone: 256-582-4154. gmfire21@yahoo.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Tricia Morton triciam840@comcast.net
KCBS Reps: RICHARD C PRESTON
Results not in.
10/08/15
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10/10/15
Added: Apr 23, 2015
BBQ and Blues on the Levee Helena, AR
Contact: Helen Halbert, p.o. box 118, Helena, AR 72342
Phone: 870-572-5223. kbbf.operations@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: ANITA MOORE, ANTHONY MOORE
Results not in.
11/06/15
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11/07/15
Added: Apr 23, 2015
Que'n in the Park Bryant , AR
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Lee Crow Phone: 501-794-9792. lee.crow@att.net
KCBS Reps: KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Results not in.
07/10/15
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07/11/15
Added: Apr 22, 2015
Smoke on the Waterfall REDWOOD FALLS, MN
Contact: Chris Schmitz Phone: 218-310-2156. chris@yfcminnesota.com
KCBS Reps: VIRGINIA LONDEEN, DAVE LONDEEN
Prize Money: $4000.00   
Results not in.
08/21/15
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08/22/15
Added: Apr 22, 2015
Winnipeg Barbeque and Blues Festival Winnipeg, MB
Contact: Perry Hopkins Phone: 204-661-4490. phopkins@mts.net
KCBS Reps: WILLIAM GAGE, DEBRA GAGE
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
06/13/15
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06/14/15
Added: Apr 15, 2015
Pile of Bones BBQ Championship Regina, Saskatchewan Canada,
Contact: Rob Reinhardt Phone: 306-502-5360. info@prairiebbq.com
KCBS Reps: LINDA POLSON, DENNIS POLSON
Results not in.
06/27/15
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06/28/15
Added: Apr 14, 2015
Ribs & Rides BBQ Festival at Dorney Park Allentown, PA
Contact: Carrie Basta Stoltzfus Phone: 610-391-7720. cbasta@dorneypark.com
KCBS Reps: ALEX JR BROWN, ROBERT MCKEE
Results not in.
07/10/15
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07/11/15
Added: Apr 14, 2015
Holbrook Holbrook, AZ
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Thomas Duncan Jr. Phone: 480-209-9685. wrbbq@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: STEVE ALVAREZ, MERRIALYCE ALVAREZ
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
07/24/15
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07/25/15
Added: Apr 14, 2015
Chattahoochee River BBQ Competition Douglasville, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jason Benson Phone: 770-826-7353. info@crcmf.com
KCBS Reps: JULIE COOK, RUSTY COOK
Results not in.
08/15/15
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08/16/15
Added: Apr 14, 2015
Middleton BBQ Fest Middleton, WI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: David Allen Phone: 608-333-3823. david@dpallen.com
KCBS Reps: ANTHONY MOORE, ANITA MOORE
Prize Money: $7500.00   
Results not in.
09/25/15
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09/26/15
Added: Apr 14, 2015
1st Annual 4H Camp BBQ Cookoff Halsey, NE
Contact: Stephanie Evans, 408 N 12th Ave, Broken Row, NE 68822
Phone: 308-870-3669.. lionstephevans@yahoo.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT- Troy Youngblood
KCBS Reps: MICHAEL WINTER, MICHAEL EBERLE
Results not in.
06/05/15
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06/06/15
Added: Apr 13, 2015
Smokin' Summer Kick-off Branson, MO
Contact: Michelle Higgins Phone: 417-682-1568. michellehiggins31@yahoo.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT- Jim Altic jimaltic@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: PEG ROGERS, DAVE ROGERS
Prize Money: $5000.00   
Results not in.
09/25/15
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09/26/15
Added: Apr 13, 2015
Smoke in the Park Lemoyne, PA
Contact: Todd Shadle, 510 Herman Ave STE 3, Lemoyne, PA 17043
Phone: 717-737-2924. Fax: 717-737-2925. tshadle@wsbf.org
KCBS Reps: DONNA BAROODY, GEORGE J BAROODY
Results not in.
12/04/15
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12/05/15
Added: Apr 13, 2015
Calhoun KOA's Smokin Up the Campground Calhoun, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Aaron Walkover Phone: 706-307-9129. ahwalkover@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: RICHARD C PRESTON, DAVE AMEND
Results not in.
08/28/15
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08/29/15
Added: Apr 9, 2015
Raider Red Meats BBQ and Ribeye Championship Lubbock, TX
Contact: Tate Corliss Phone: 505-705-5545. tate.corliss@ttu.edu
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT-Chris Jones chris_jones@myinFiniPay.com
KCBS Reps: TERRI MCKINNON, BOB MCKINNON
Results not in.
09/25/15
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09/26/15
Added: Apr 9, 2015
Bryant's Buzzin' BBQ Bash Bryant , AR
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Rae Ann Fields Phone: 501-847-4702. raeann@bryantchamber.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT- Jeremiah Oltmans Phone: 501-412-6923. jeremiah.oltmans@crye-leike.com
KCBS Reps: CANDY WEAVER
Results not in.
09/25/15
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09/26/15
Added: Apr 9, 2015
Hermann Bar-BQ and Brats Festival Hermann, MO
Contact: John Humason Phone: 573-486-3734. john@time4pie.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT- Jo Humason Phone: 573-486-2313. hermannchamber@centurytel.com
KCBS Reps: BUNNY TUTTLE, RICH TUTTLE
Results not in.
10/09/15
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10/10/15
Added: Apr 9, 2015
Downtown BBQ Showdown Hattiesburg, MS
Contact: Brian Saffle Phone: 601-270-5424. brian@hubcitysignsfirst.com
KCBS Reps: LINDA GOULD
Results not in.
10/23/15
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10/24/15
Added: Apr 9, 2015
Fountains Blaze off & Senior Q Independence, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Megan Hollar Phone: 816-257-5100. MHollar@watermarkcommunities.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT-Dustin Toburen Phone: 816-257-5100. DToburen@watermarkcommunities.com
KCBS Reps: ROSEMARY MORROW, PHIL MORROW
Results not in.
11/06/15
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11/07/15
Added: Apr 6, 2015
When Pigs Fly South Lakeland, FL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Donovan Tinsley Phone: 863-644-2431. donovan@tmrcreative.com
KCBS Reps: MIKE LAKE, MIKE GARRETSON
Results not in.
07/03/15
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07/04/15
Added: Apr 2, 2015
HutchFest BBQ Cook-Off Hutchinson, KS
Contact: Ron Williams Phone: 620-200-7219. ron@hutchfest.org
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Corey Young Phone: 620-755-3206.
KCBS Reps: LARRY VOTH, LYNDA VOTH
Results not in.
09/25/15
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09/26/15
Added: Apr 2, 2015
Porktober Que Dothan, AL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kerry Farrell Phone: 334-699-1475. kerry@themaineventweb.com
KCBS Reps: RANDY G BIGLER, CAROL BIGLER
Results not in.
09/25/15
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09/26/15
Added: Apr 2, 2015
What Happens in Vegas...Is Smokin! Las Vegas, NV
Contact: JB Brown Phone: 702-806-5141. execchefjb@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: KELLY MCINTOSH, KATHLEEN MCINTOSH
Prize Money: $20000.00   
Results not in.
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