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Recently Added Events

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

11/07/14
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11/08/14
Added: Apr 15, 2014
Country Pleasin Grillin & Chillin BBQ Classic Florence, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Bo Wigley Phone: 601-850-3306. bwigley@hemphillconstruction.com
KCBS Reps: LINDA GOULD, TANA SHUPE
Results not in.
04/10/15
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04/11/15
Added: Apr 15, 2014
Grills Gone Wild BBQ Festival London, KY
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Travis Moody Phone: 615-476-6397. travis@infernogroupcorp.com
KCBS Reps: KATHY BRAZIER, PHILLIP BRAZIER
Results not in.
02/26/15
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02/28/15
Added: Apr 14, 2014
Shotgun Fred BBQ Showdown Huntsville, TX
Contact: Ben Pruitt Phone: 936-661-4204. benatt41@aol.com
KCBS Reps: RALPH WILLIAMS, CAROLYN WELLS
Results not in.
07/24/14
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07/25/14
Added: Apr 11, 2014
ACF - GKCCA BBQ Competition Kansas City, MO
Contact: Buddy Lahl Phone: 816-810-9539. buddyl@treatamerica.com
KCBS Reps: LARRY HADLEY
Prize Money: $5150.00   
Results not in.
11/07/14
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11/08/14
Added: Apr 11, 2014
MO Veterans Home BBQ BIVOUAC "Armed Forces Tribute" St. James, MO
Contact: JT Sybert Phone: 573-263-1455. jt.sybert@mvc.dps.mo.gov
KCBS Reps: CLARA WILLIAMS, JONATHAN B WILLIAMS
Results not in.
11/08/14
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11/09/14
Added: Apr 11, 2014
MO Veterans Home BBQ BIVOUAC "POW/MIA Tribute" St. James, MO
Contact: JT Sybert Phone: 573-263-1455. jt.sybert@mvc.dps.mo.gov
KCBS Reps: CLARA WILLIAMS, JONATHAN B WILLIAMS
Results not in.
07/11/14
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07/12/14
Added: Apr 10, 2014
Johnson County Fair BBQ Warrensburg, MO
Contact: Jason Beckner Phone: 660-238-3976. jbeckner@vlpco.com
KCBS Reps: CLARA WILLIAMS, JONATHAN B WILLIAMS
Results not in.
09/26/14
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09/27/14
Added: Apr 10, 2014
Burg Fest BBQ Contest Warrensburg, MO
Contact: Mark Reynolds Phone: 660-747-2552. theburgfest@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: CLARA WILLIAMS, JONATHAN B WILLIAMS
Results not in.
06/13/14
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06/14/14
Added: Apr 8, 2014
Grill Billies BBQ Show Down Niverville Manitoba Canada,
Contact: Perry Hopkins Phone: 204-661-4490. phopkins@mts.net
KCBS Reps: WILLIAM GAGE, DEBRA GAGE
Results not in.
06/14/14
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06/15/14
Added: Apr 8, 2014
Italian Barbecue Championship Perugia Italy,
Contact: Sedicieventi Div. Gloform Srl Phone: 39 075 5025880. info@sedicieventi.it
KCBS Reps: MARIA LOHMAN, WAYNE LOHMAN
Results not in.
10/17/14
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10/18/14
Added: Apr 8, 2014
The Fountain's Blaze Off & Senior Q Independence, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Megan Hollar Phone: 816-257-5100. mhollar@watermarkcommunities.com
KCBS Reps: PHIL MORROW, ROSEMARY MORROW
Results not in.
09/05/14
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09/06/14
Added: Apr 7, 2014
BBQ Masters in the Woods Foster, RI
Contact: Woodland Meeting House Phone: 401-226-2923. woodlandmeetinghouse@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: ROBERT MCKEE, ALEX JR BROWN
Results not in.
09/26/14
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09/27/14
Added: Apr 7, 2014
Hermann Bar-BQ and Brats Festival Hermann, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: John Humason Phone: 573-821-0249. john@time4pie.com
KCBS Reps: RICH TUTTLE, BUNNY TUTTLE
Results not in.
10/02/14
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10/04/14
Added: Apr 7, 2014
Hog Wild BBQ Festival Corinth, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Taylor Coombs Phone: 662-287-1550. tcoombs@mainstreetcorinth.com
KCBS Reps: CAROL BIGLER, RANDY G BIGLER
Results not in.
07/18/14
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07/19/14
Added: Apr 4, 2014
Bucks, Ducks & BBQ Conway, AR
Contact: Kevin Grass Phone: 501-412-0164. kevin@arkansasoutdoorsexpo.com
KCBS Reps: KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Results not in.
07/04/14
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07/05/14
Added: Apr 1, 2014
Fin to Fur Red White and Blue BBQ Blowout Thayer, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Missy Underwood Phone: 417-280-1016. missy_underwood10@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: PEG ROGERS, DAVE ROGERS
Results not in.
09/05/14
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09/06/14
Added: Apr 1, 2014
Smoke on the River Quincy, IL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jimmie Louthan Phone: 217-316-1276. cateringquincy@yahoo.com
Contact: Kent Anderson kranderson5369@sbcglobal.net
KCBS Reps: LINDA POLSON, DENNIS POLSON
Results not in.
08/15/14
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08/16/14
Added: Mar 31, 2014
Missouri's North Star BBQ Championship Kirksville, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Roy Noe Phone: 660-342-7888. noefarms@gmail.com
KCBS Reps:
Results not in.
08/30/14
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08/31/14
Added: Mar 31, 2014
Smokin' Brew BBQ Parker, CO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Courtney Howey Phone: 303-596-6756. info@smokinbrewbbq.com
KCBS Reps: ROBERT HAHN
Results not in.
10/03/14
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10/04/14
Added: Mar 31, 2014
Go Hog Wild Arkansas BBQ Championship Sheridan, AR
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Hershel Brannen Phone: 870-941-6780. gohogwildbbq@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Results not in.
05/29/15
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05/30/15
Added: Mar 31, 2014
BBQ 4 ASTOP Fond du Lac, WI
Contact: Pam Hammond Phone: 920-602-0341. dishmania@aol.com
KCBS Reps:
Results not in.
09/05/14
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09/06/14
Added: Mar 28, 2014
Smokin on Route 66 BBQ Championship Miami, OK
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Shelly Brewer Phone: 918-541-0424. shelly_brewer@rocketmail.com
KCBS Reps: RALPH WILLIAMS, KAREN JANE WILLIAMS
Results not in.
10/10/14
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10/11/14
Added: Mar 28, 2014
Rock'n Ribville Lawrenceville, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: April Radford Phone: 404-775-0775. april.radford@lawrencevillega.org
KCBS Reps: PHILLIP BRAZIER, KATHY BRAZIER
Results not in.
10/18/14
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10/19/14
Added: Mar 28, 2014
BBQ Society Cook-Off Hoofddorp Netherlands,
Contact: Frits de Jonge Phone: +31 6 21553009. frits@bbqgenootschap.nl
KCBS Reps: MAYCO VAN GALEN, MARIANNE VAN GALEN
Results not in.
07/18/14
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07/19/14
Added: Mar 24, 2014
10th Annual WildBlue BBQ Burlington, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kristy Reeves Phone: 620-364-5121. kristyr@lyon-coffey.coop
KCBS Reps: LINDA POLSON, DENNIS POLSON
Results not in.
08/15/14
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08/16/14
Added: Mar 24, 2014
BBQ and Fly In on the River Excelsior Springs, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jim McCullough Phone: 816-519-2113.
Contact: Cheri McCullough Phone: 816-519-7842. cheri@wabashbbq.com
KCBS Reps: ROSEMARY MORROW, PHIL MORROW
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
08/29/14
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08/30/14
Added: Mar 24, 2014
Low Country Hog Fest Charleston, SC
Contact: Kelly Carroll Phone: 843-554-1847. kelly@lowcountryharley.com
KCBS Reps:
Results not in.
09/12/14
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09/13/14
Added: Mar 24, 2014
Bama Brew & Que Tuscaloosa, AL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Hannah Lansdon Phone: 205-633-0279. hlansdon@tannerguin.com
KCBS Reps: MARK HAGGITT, RICHARD C PRESTON
Results not in.
10/18/14
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10/19/14
Added: Mar 18, 2014
Sons of the American Legion Red White & Blue II BBQ Contest Smithville, MO
Contact: Keith Clough Phone: 816-679-6628. rkctiger@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: MIKE BUDAI, KIM COLLIER
Results not in.
03/06/15
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03/07/15
Added: Mar 17, 2014
Smokin In The Square Pensacola, FL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ivan Delabruere Phone: 850-516-2622. smokininthesquare@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: KATHY BRAZIER, PHILLIP BRAZIER
Results not in.
10/03/14
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10/04/14
Added: Mar 14, 2014
Squealin' on the Square Laurens, SC
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jonathan Irick Phone: 864-984-2119. mail@mainstreetlaurens.org
KCBS Reps: DEBBY HARWELL, DON HARWELL
Results not in.
05/02/14
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05/03/14
Added: Mar 13, 2014
R Barbecue Contest Lawrence, KS
Contact: James Shaffer Phone: 785-341-2148. rbarpatio@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: ALFRED T BOWEN, JOHN GRIMES
Results not in.
05/16/14
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05/17/14
Added: Mar 13, 2014
Table Rock & Ribs Kimberling City, MO
Contact: Judy Garrison Phone: 417-739-4311 x7750. judygarrison@kimberling.com
KCBS Reps: KIM COLLIER, MIKE BUDAI
Prize Money: $5000.00   
Results not in.
06/06/14
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06/07/14
Added: Mar 13, 2014
Smokin n a Rollin St. Joseph, MO
Contact: Bryce Dewsbury Phone: 816-383-4762. bdewsbury@affinitygaming.com
KCBS Reps: PEG ROGERS, DAVE ROGERS
Results not in.
07/04/14
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07/05/14
Added: Mar 13, 2014
Sauce and Cycles Falls City, NE
Contact: David Branch Phone: 402-245-4228. directorccms@sentco.net
KCBS Reps: KIM COLLIER, JOHN GRIMES
Results not in.
10/03/14
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10/04/14
Added: Mar 13, 2014
Smokin' At The Market Gallatin, TN
Contact: Donna Belote Phone: 615-452-5692. greatergallatin@comcast.net
KCBS Reps: MARK HAGGITT, RICHARD C PRESTON
Results not in.
06/20/14
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06/22/14
Added: Mar 12, 2014
Sun BBQ Fest Uncasville, CT
Contact: Arlie Bragg Phone: 615-477-7447 . arlieque@comcast.net
Contact: Randall Bowman Phone: 770-886-6290 . randall@deepsth.com
KCBS Reps: KATHY BRAZIER, PHILLIP BRAZIER
Results not in.
07/12/14
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07/13/14
Added: Mar 10, 2014
Pork in the Park Stamford, CT
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Nia Rhodes Jackson Phone: 203-989-0321. nia@millriverpark.com
KCBS Reps: LESLIE LOVELY, DON LOVELY
Results not in.
09/06/14
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09/07/14
Added: Mar 10, 2014
Red, White and Que Cresskill, NJ
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Dana Reed Phone: 201-913-2712. born2que@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DON MULLER, NANCY MULLER
Results not in.
09/27/14
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09/28/14
Added: Mar 10, 2014
The Best BBQ Chef Competition New London, CT
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Barbara Neff Phone: 860-443-3786. bj@neffproductions.com
KCBS Reps: KATHIE DAKAI
Results not in.
10/17/14
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10/18/14
Added: Mar 10, 2014
Back to Back to the Park BBQ Marshalltown, IA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ron & Dena Milhous Phone: 515-231-1381. denamilhous@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: DAVE ROGERS, PEG ROGERS
Results not in.
10/18/14
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10/19/14
Added: Mar 10, 2014
Back to Back to the Park BBQ (Day 2) Marshalltown, IA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ron & Dena Milhous Phone: 515-231-1381. denamilhous@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: DAVE ROGERS, PEG ROGERS
Results not in.
10/18/14
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10/18/14
Added: Mar 10, 2014
I Grill Because I CARE (Competitor's Series) New Hope, AL
Contact: Teek Patnaik Phone: 256-694-0117. pranteekpatnaik@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: TANA SHUPE
Results not in.
09/26/14
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09/27/14
Added: Mar 7, 2014
Downtown Jonesboro BBQ Festival Jonesboro, AR
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jack Turner Phone: 870-926-6611. jackaturner0@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: WAYNE LOHMAN, WILLIAM GAGE
Results not in.
07/11/14
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07/12/14
Added: Mar 3, 2014
Cowley County BBQ Contest Winfield, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Marilyn Alberding Phone: 620-222-2154. marilyn_kay1031@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: LYNDA VOTH, LARRY VOTH
Prize Money: $4000.00   
Results not in.
05/01/14
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05/03/14
Added: Feb 28, 2014
Smoke on the Water NEVADA BBQ Championship Laughlin, NV
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ron Cates Phone: 870-536-8175. ronnie@catesandcompany.com
KCBS Reps: STEVEN FLEWALLEN, LEW MILLER
Prize Money: $20000.00   
Results not in.
06/27/14
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06/28/14
Added: Feb 28, 2014
Covington Cork & Pork Festival Covington, VA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: David Bryant Phone: 540-965-6310. dbryant@covington.va.us
KCBS Reps:
Results not in.
10/31/14
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11/02/14
Added: Feb 28, 2014
USA Barbecue Championship Laughlin, NV
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ron Cates Phone: 870-536-8175. ronnie@catesandcompany.com
KCBS Reps: RANDY G BIGLER, CAROL BIGLER, STEVE ALVAREZ, MERRIALYCE ALVAREZ
Prize Money: $50000.00   
Results not in.
05/30/14
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05/31/14
Added: Feb 24, 2014
Royal Gorge Holy Smoke BBQ Showdown Canon City, CO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Autumn Dever Phone: 719-429-7662. autumn.dever@uaacog.com
KCBS Reps: MERL WHITEBOOK, CAROL WHITEBOOK
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
07/25/14
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07/26/14
Added: Feb 24, 2014
Colorado Rockies Invitational BBQ Championship (Competitor's Series) Denver, CO
Contact: Charles & Rose Lankford Phone: 303-682-0365. ctl@c-hengineering.com
KCBS Reps: CAROL BIGLER, RANDY G BIGLER
Results not in.
08/22/14
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08/23/14
Added: Feb 24, 2014
22nd Annual Cape Jaycees BBQ Fest Cape Girardeau, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Robbie Guard Phone: 573-450-3396. robertguard@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: CAROL BIGLER, RANDY G BIGLER
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
08/22/14
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08/23/14
Added: Feb 24, 2014
Music City BBQ Festival Nashville, TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Brian Hamilton Phone: 615-202-9135. brian@musiccitybbqfestival.com
KCBS Reps: RICHARD C PRESTON, MICKY WILLIAMS
Results not in.
07/25/14
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07/26/14
Added: Feb 21, 2014
Taste of Grand Rapids 2014 Grand Rapids, MI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Samantha Bennett Phone: 616-776-5488. samanthabennett@clearchannel.com
KCBS Reps: DON MULLER, NANCY MULLER
Results not in.
04/26/14
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04/26/14
Added: Feb 20, 2014
Southern Hotwing Festival Memphis, TN
Contact: Paul Gagliano Phone: 901-949-2596. paul.gagliano@svn.com
KCBS Reps: RANDY G BIGLER
Prize Money: $1850.00   
Results not in.
09/12/14
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09/13/14
Added: Feb 20, 2014
Leavenworth Hog Wild BBQ Contest Leavenworth, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Joey Denney Phone: 913-306-6651. joey@jumpinjoesbbq.com
KCBS Reps:
Results not in.
02/27/15
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02/28/15
Added: Feb 20, 2014
6th Annual Lake Havasu Music Brews & BBQ Championship Lake Havasu City, AZ
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Skip or Cheryl Ramsden Phone: 928-208-2375. info@musicbrewsbbq.com
KCBS Reps: CAROL WHITEBOOK, MERL WHITEBOOK
Results not in.
08/01/14
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08/02/14
Added: Feb 19, 2014
Rossville Tall Corn BBQ Contest Rossville, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jason Connell Phone: 785-584-6047. jason.connell@rossvillekansas.org
KCBS Reps: DAVE ROGERS, PEG ROGERS
Results not in.
09/05/14
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09/06/14
Added: Feb 19, 2014
Tony Stone-Cookeville Cookoff Cookeville, TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Melinda Keifer Phone: 931-526-1063. mkeifer@cookeville-tn.org
KCBS Reps: KATHY BRAZIER, PHILLIP BRAZIER, CAROLYN WELLS
Results not in.
07/11/14
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07/13/14
Added: Feb 18, 2014
New Jersey State Barbecue Championship North Wildwood, NJ
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Eric Shenkus Phone: 609-523-6565. njbbq@njbbq.com
KCBS Reps: JOHN G BUSCH, DON MULLER, NANCY MULLER
Results not in.
06/14/14
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06/15/14
Added: Feb 17, 2014
Porkapalooza BBQ Festival Edmonton Alberta Canada,
Contact: Darcy Fitzgerald Phone: 780-491-3529. darcy.fitzgerald@albertapork.com
KCBS Reps: CAROL WHITEBOOK, MERL WHITEBOOK
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
08/08/14
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08/09/14
Added: Feb 17, 2014
Smokin' with Woods Odessa, MO
Contact: Keith Sisk Phone: 816-263-1311. keiths@epricechopper.com
KCBS Reps: ROSEMARY MORROW, PHIL MORROW
Results not in.
08/08/14
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08/09/14
Added: Feb 17, 2014
G2X Energy 3rd Annual BBQ Cook-Off Pampa, TX
Contact: Matt Whitaker Phone: 713-943-2200. mwhitaker@g2xenergy.com
KCBS Reps: BUNNY TUTTLE, RICH TUTTLE
Results not in.
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