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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.

04/21/18
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04/21/18
Added: Aug 16, 2017
*Fire at the Foothills(BACKYARD ONLY) Chelsea, AL
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Mike Denton, Chelsea, AL 35043
Phone: 205-915-2745. jmdenton@bellsouth.net
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Scott Weygand Scottw@hometownagent.com
KCBS Reps: JANET APPLETON, SAM APPLETON
Results not in.
04/28/18
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04/28/18
Added: Aug 16, 2017
*Rockin Rib Off (BACKYARD ONLY) Selma , AL
Contact: Clay Carmichael, Selma, AL 36701
Phone: 334-410-0582. blackbeltgroup@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: ROXANNE GOULD, LINDA GOULD
Results not in.
09/08/18
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09/09/18
Added: Aug 16, 2017
Smoke on the Quiet Waters Devon,
Contact: John Gower, Devon, UK, EX37 9HZ
Phone: +44(0)7918163449. admin@quietwatersfarm.co.uk
KCBS Reps: HARRY HAVINGA, LINDA HAVINGA
Results not in.
12/01/17
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12/02/17
Added: Aug 14, 2017
*Christmas on the River Demopolis, AL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Dee Wright, Demopolis, AL 36782
Phone: 334-422-1164. cotrbbq2016@gmail.com
Contact: TEAM CONTACT: Paul Willingham cotrbbq2016@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: CAROL BIGLER, RANDY G BIGLER
Results not in.
04/27/18
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04/29/18
Added: Aug 14, 2017
KCBS Greek Fire Festival 2018 Reichshof,
Contact: Markus Bondort, Reichshof Germany, 51580
Phone: +49 1737150876. Kcbs@greekfire.de
Contact: Oliver Louse, Reichshof Germany, 51580
Phone: +49 1788488888. Kcbs@greekfire.de
KCBS Reps: HARRY HAVINGA, LINDA HAVINGA
Results not in.
06/15/18
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06/16/18
Added: Aug 14, 2017
*Smoke in the House White House, TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Mike Gaines, White House, TN 37188
Phone: 615-473-0881. Mike.mtgainessf1@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: MARK HAGGITT, TANA R FRENSLEY
Results not in.
06/16/18
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06/16/18
Added: Aug 14, 2017
*Stills and Grills Fest (COMPETITOR'S SERIES) North Wilkesboro, NC
Contact: Crystal Keener, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
Phone: 336-667-7129. tourism@north-wilkesboro.com
KCBS Reps: DEBBY HARWELL, DON HARWELL
Results not in.
07/27/18
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07/28/18
Added: Aug 14, 2017
*Canadian County CASA's All Fired Up for Kids BBQ El Reno, OK
Contact: Debra Roberts, El Reno, OK 73036
Phone: 405-921-3774. debsjoy58@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: RALPH WILLIAMS, KAREN JANE WILLIAMS
Results not in.
11/17/17
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11/18/17
Added: Aug 11, 2017
Que'n In Cumming (DAY 1) Duel Cumming, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Randall Bowman, Cumming, GA 30028
Phone: 770-886-6290. bbqcup@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: DOUG REID, RUSTY COOK, JULIE COOK, PHILLIP BRAZIER, KATHY BRAZIER
Results not in.
09/02/17
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09/02/17
Added: Aug 2, 2017
Blues, Views & BBQ Festival's Cookin' for a Cause(COMPETITOR"S SERIES) Westport, CT
Contact: Derek Signor, Westport, CT 06880
Phone: 203-832-5229. bbqdirector@westportdma.com
KCBS Reps: LESLIE LOVELY, DON LOVELY
Results not in.
10/14/17
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10/14/17
Added: Aug 1, 2017
*West Texas King of Meat BBQ Championship (BACKYARD ONLY)(CANCELLED) Odessa, TX
[CANCELLED]  
Contact: Cori Branscum, Odessa, TX 79760
Phone: 432-208-8608. cbranscum@odessa-tx.gov
KCBS Reps: LINDA POLSON, DENNIS POLSON
Results not in.
04/21/18
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04/22/18
Added: Aug 1, 2017
Bardo-Q BBQ Competition Bardonecchia,
Contact: Vittorio Montabone, Bardonecchia, Italy, 10098
Phone: +393930822290. vitto@prolocobardonecchia.it
KCBS Reps: LUCA FAMIGLI, HAYMO GUTWENIGER
Results not in.
07/21/18
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07/22/18
Added: Aug 1, 2017
3rd Black Forest Smoke & Wine Festival Bad Bellingen,
Contact: Michael Koepf, Bad Bellingen, Germany, 79418
michael@dragon-bbq.de
Contact: Stefanie Woerdehoff, Bad Bellingen, Germany, 79418
Stefanie@dragon-bbq.de
KCBS Reps: MARIANNE VAN GALEN, MAYCO VAN GALEN
Results not in.
10/11/17
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10/11/17
Added: Jul 26, 2017
Holmes Drywall Supply, Inc(BACKYARD ONLY INVITE ONLY) Kansas City, MO
Contact: Jeanne McGrath , Kansas City, MO 64108

KCBS Reps: ALFRED T BOWEN, FRAN BOWEN
Results not in.
10/27/17
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10/28/17
Added: Jul 26, 2017
Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitation Barbecue (JUDGES BY INVITATION ONLY) Lynchburg, TN
Contact: Debbie Christian and/or Pam Hess, Lynchburg, TN 37352
Phone: 931-759-6332. Debbie Christian and/or
Contact: Debbie Christian and/or Marge Plummer, Lynchburg, TN 37352
Phone: 931-759-6332. Debbie Christian and/or
KCBS Reps: CHARLIE BRINZA, MARK HAGGITT, CAROLYN WELLS
Results not in.
10/27/17
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10/28/17
Added: Jul 26, 2017
Jack Daniel's World Championship Shade Tree Contest (BACKYARD) Lynchburg, TN
Contact: Debbie Christian, Lynchburg, TN 37352
Phone: 931-759-6332. debbie_christian@b-f.com
KCBS Reps: LYNDA VOTH, LARRY VOTH
Results not in.
03/23/18
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03/25/18
Added: Jul 26, 2017
The War of Barbeque Noventa di Piave,
Contact: Massimo Zaramella, Noventa di Piave, Italy, 30020
Phone: 3900936880. psychogriller@libero.it
KCBS Reps: HAYMO GUTWENIGER, LUCA FAMIGLI
Results not in.
04/06/18
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04/07/18
Added: Jul 26, 2017
NYC BBQ Cookoff Staten Island, NY
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Frank Saulle, Staten Island, NY 10306
Phone: 917-371-5669. fsaulle@historicrichmondtown.org
KCBS Reps: DON MULLER, NANCY MULLER
Results not in.
10/20/17
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10/21/17
Added: Jul 24, 2017
*Willis BBQ Festival (BACKYARD ONLY) Willis, TX
Contact: Joel Calltharp, Willis, TX 77304
Phone: 281-900-2907. jcalltharp@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: TERRI MCKINNON, BOB MCKINNON
Prize Money: $1045.00   
Results not in.
10/20/17
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10/21/17
Added: Jul 24, 2017
*Logandale Fall Festival Logandale, NV
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Richard Eide, Logandale, NV 89021
Phone: 702-379-5919. gbcc@mvdsl.com
KCBS Reps: KELLY MCINTOSH, KATHLEEN MCINTOSH
Results not in.
10/21/17
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10/21/17
Added: Jul 24, 2017
15th Annual Conecuh Sausage Festival(BACKYARD ONLY) Evergreen, AL
Contact: TEAM CONTACT:Carol Or Mercedes, Evergreen, AL 36401
Phone: 334-301-5479. chamrac@evergreenal.org
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Carl Butler, Evergreen, AL 36401
Phone: 251-232-3316. butler_carl@MSN.com
KCBS Reps: CAROL BIGLER, RANDY G BIGLER
Results not in.
11/08/17
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11/14/17
Added: Jul 24, 2017
World Barbecue Championship Orange Beach, AL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Alison Wheatly, Orange Beach, AL 36561
Phone: 931-528-8852. Alison@mmacreative.com
Contact: Debby Gage, Orange Beach, AL 36561
Phone: 901-753-7985. wfcjudges@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: WILLIAM GAGE, MIKE LAKE, WAYNE LOHMAN
Results not in.
04/27/18
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04/28/18
Added: Jul 24, 2017
*The Great Wisconsin Tune Up BBQ Contest Manawa, WI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Brenda Vander Zanden, Manawa, WI 54949
Phone: 920-427-6814. bkvanderz@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: ANTHONY MOORE, ANITA MOORE
Results not in.
04/28/18
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04/29/18
Added: Jul 24, 2017
Atlanta BBQ Classic Atlanta, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Randall Bowman, Atlanta, GA 30028
Phone: 770-886-6290. bbqcup@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: PHILLIP BRAZIER, KATHY BRAZIER
Results not in.
05/18/18
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05/19/18
Added: Jul 24, 2017
Twin Valley Fire And Smoke Morgantown, PA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Sandy Fulton, Morgantown, PA 19543
Phone: 410-726-1881. Sandyfulton720@gmail.com
Contact: Betty Frizzell, Morgantown, PA 19543
Phone: 410-726-1881. thebbqjudges@aol.com
KCBS Reps: LOUISE WEIDNER, MICKY WILLIAMS, SYBIL WILLIAMS
Results not in.
05/18/18
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05/19/18
Added: Jul 24, 2017
BBQ 4 ASTOP Fond du Lac, WI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Nicole Shea-Krause, Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Phone: 920-926-5396. nicole@astop.org
Contact: Margaret Porter, Fond du Lac, WI 54935
margaret@mmporter.com
KCBS Reps: DONNA SIMMONS, MARK SIMMONS
Results not in.
06/15/18
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06/16/18
Added: Jul 24, 2017
Almost Haven BBQ Bash Weston, WV
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jody Light, Weston, WV 26201
Phone: 304-439-3033. almostheavenbbqbash@gmail.com
Contact: Tom Morris, Weston, WV 26201
Phone: 919-601-2750. wv.bbq.tom@outlook.com
KCBS Reps: JULIE COOK, RUSTY COOK
Results not in.
07/06/18
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07/07/18
Added: Jul 24, 2017
*Ceramic City Jazz, Blues, & BBQ Festival East Liverpool, OH
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kathy Hyatt-Smith, East Liverpool, OH 43920
Phone: 330-303-7274. info@elcpr.com
KCBS Reps: ANGELA MCKEE, ROBERT MCKEE
Results not in.
07/12/18
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07/14/18
Added: Jul 24, 2017
SC Festival Of Discovery Greenwood, SC
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT:Julie Wilkie, Greenwood, SC 29646
Phone: 864-942-8411. julie.wilkie@gwdcity.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Lindsay Burns, Greenwood, SC 29646
Phone: 864-953-8464. lindsay.burns@gwdcity.com
KCBS Reps: CAROLYN WELLS, DOUG REID, MIKE GARRETSON, RUSTY COOK, JULIE COOK
Results not in.
05/18/18
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05/19/18
Added: Jul 13, 2017
*Southern Utah BBQ Festival Washington , UT
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: LaVelle Prince, Washington, UT 84770
Phone: 435-817-0480. famsupportofwc@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: STEVE ALVAREZ, MERRIALYCE ALVAREZ
Results not in.
11/17/17
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11/18/17
Added: Jul 12, 2017
Que'n In Cumming (DAY 1) Cumming, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Randall Bowman, Cumming, GA 30028
Phone: 770-886-6290. bbqcup@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: KATHY BRAZIER, PHILLIP BRAZIER, JULIE COOK, RUSTY COOK, DOUG REID
Results not in.
11/18/17
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11/19/17
Added: Jul 12, 2017
Que'n In Cumming (DAY 2) Cumming, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Randall Bowman, Cumming, GA 30040
Phone: 770-886-6290. bbqcup@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: KATHY BRAZIER, PHILLIP BRAZIER, JULIE COOK, RUSTY COOK, DOUG REID
Results not in.
09/23/17
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09/23/17
Added: Jul 11, 2017
*Heart of Arkansas BBQ Cookoff (BACKYARD ONLY) Lonoke, AR
Contact: Buster Lackey, Lonoke, AR 72086
Phone: 501-676-6971. buster@lonokecountyseniors.com
Contact: Ronnie Evans, Lonoke, AR 72086
Phone: 501-676-6971. Ronald.Evans@remington.com
KCBS Reps: ED YOUNG, DONNA YOUNG
Results not in.
10/06/17
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10/07/17
Added: Jul 11, 2017
*Wisconsin Colorfest & BBQ Bash Turtle Lake, WI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Dennis Becker, Turtle Lake, WI 54889
Phone: 715-379-1327. drbecker@centurytel.net
KCBS Reps: ANTHONY MOORE, ANITA MOORE
Prize Money: $6800.00   
Results not in.
10/13/17
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10/14/17
Added: Jul 11, 2017
*Smoke & Ale Fall Festival Chelsea, MI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Bob Pierce, Chelsea, MI 48118
Phone: 734-475-1145. mmonsma@chelseamichamber.org
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Kelly Goodell, Chelsea, MI 48118
Phone: 734-475-1145. info@chelseamichamber.org
KCBS Reps: DAVE DRUETZLER, BECKY DRUETZLER
Results not in.
10/14/17
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10/15/17
Added: Jul 11, 2017
*Nile Beer-B-Q Billings, MT
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:Sheila Brown, Billings, MT 59103
Phone: 406-698-4663.
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Justin Hamilton, Billings, MT 59019
Phone: 406-860-7651. justhamilton@netzero.com
KCBS Reps: DONNA SIMMONS, MARK SIMMONS
Results not in.
11/17/17
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11/18/17
Added: Jul 11, 2017
Mission-Q (BACKYARD ONLY) Tuscumbia, AL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Wesley Burden, Tuscumbia, AL 35674
Phone: 256-762-3592. Wburden@appliedchemical.com
KCBS Reps: CAROL BIGLER, RANDY G BIGLER
Results not in.
04/14/18
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04/15/18
Added: Jul 11, 2017
Wild King BBQ Competition Tirol,
Contact: Franz Groessing, Tirol, AU A-6380
Phone: +43 664 204 4595. f.groessing@a1.net
Contact: Marco Zischg, Tirol, AU A-6380
Phone: +43 699 17243690. zischg@gmx.at
KCBS Reps: HAYMO GUTWENIGER, LUCA FAMIGLI
Results not in.
04/14/18
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04/15/18
Added: Jul 11, 2017
*Southwest Kosher BBQ Festival( COMPETITOR'S SERIES) Scottsdale, AZ
Contact: Jeffery Stanlis, Scottdale, AZ 85012
Phone: 480-510-7228. info@southwestkosherbbq.com
KCBS Reps: STEVE ALVAREZ, MERRIALYCE ALVAREZ
Results not in.
06/15/18
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06/16/18
Added: Jul 11, 2017
Central Plains Ribfest Holdrege, NE
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Douglas Stevenson, Holdrege, NE 68949
Phone: 308-995-8706. dstevenson@olssonassociates.com
KCBS Reps: MICHAEL EBERLE, TROY YOUNGBLOOD
Results not in.
10/06/17
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10/07/17
Added: Jun 28, 2017
*Fire N Up in the Flint Hills Council Grove, KS
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Miki Bowman, Council Grove, KS 66846
Phone: 785-817-8538. miki.bowman@mac.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Angie Schwerdtfeger, Council Grove, KS 66846
Phone: 785-561-0645. aschwerdtfeger@tctainc.net
KCBS Reps: LYNDA VOTH, LARRY VOTH
Results not in.
10/13/17
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10/14/17
Added: Jun 28, 2017
*OC BBQ Competition Costa Messa, CA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Steve Bender, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: 949-300-5103. Steve@stevebender.net
KCBS Reps: STEVE ALVAREZ, MERRIALYCE ALVAREZ
Results not in.
10/20/17
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10/21/17
Added: Jun 28, 2017
*Downtown BBQ Showdown Hattiesburg, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Brian Saffle, Hattiesburge, MS 39401
Phone: 601-270-5424. brian@hubcitysignsfirst.com
KCBS Reps: LINDA GOULD, ROXANNE GOULD
Results not in.
01/13/18
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01/14/18
Added: Jun 28, 2017
W.E.S.T. Winter extreme South Tyrol BBQ Contest Rein in Taufers, BZ
Contact: Myrko Leitner Michele Capano, Rein in Taufers, BZ 39032
Phone: +34 869 13837. info@mig.bz
Contact: Haymo Gutweniger, Rein in Taufers, BZ 39032
Phone: +34 869 13837. info@mig.bz
KCBS Reps: LINDA HAVINGA, HARRY HAVINGA, LUCA FAMIGLI
Results not in.
03/23/18
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03/24/18
Added: Jun 28, 2017
Fire Lake BBQ Cook-off Day 1 Shawnee, Ok
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Megan Phillips, Shawnee, Ok 74801
Phone: 405-878-4850. mphillips@firelakefoods.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT:Jason Boyce, Shawnee, OK 74801
jboyce@firelakefoods.com
KCBS Reps: KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Results not in.
03/24/18
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03/25/18
Added: Jun 28, 2017
Fire Lake BBQ Cook-off Day 2 Shawnee, OK
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Megan Phillips, Shawnee, OK 74801
Phone: 405-878-4850. mphillips@firelakefoods.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Jason Boyce, Shawnee, Ok 74801
Phone: 405-878-4850. jboyce@firelakefoods.com
KCBS Reps: KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Results not in.
05/11/18
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05/12/18
Added: Jun 28, 2017
Boro Backyard BBQ Brawl (BACKYARD ONLY) Murfreesboro, TN
Contact: Bill Taylor, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Phone: 615-294-5752. btboro@comcast.net
KCBS Reps: TANA R FRENSLEY, MARK HAGGITT
Results not in.
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