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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

Recently Added Events

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

09/21/18
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09/22/18
Added: Jun 21, 2018
Greater Ozarks Blues Bash & BBQ Smoke Off West Plains, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jonathan Meade, West Plains, MO 65775
Phone: 417-293-8269. jmeadewp@yahoo.com
Contact: Lisa Meade, West Plains, MO 65775
Phone: 417-293-8269. jmeadewp@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: DONNA YOUNG, ED YOUNG
Results not in.
04/26/19
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04/27/19
Added: Jun 21, 2018
BBQ, Bikes and Blues Washington, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Cassidy Lowery, Washington, MO 63090
Phone: 636 239 1743. events@downtownwashmo.org
KCBS Reps:
Results not in.
10/26/18
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10/27/18
Added: Jun 18, 2018
Jack Daniel's World Championship Shade Tree Contest (BACKYARD) (JUDGES FULL) Lynchburg, TN
Contact: Debbie Christian:931-759-6332 Pam Hess:870-588-6508, Lynchburg, TN 37352

Contact: JUDGES Full
KCBS Reps: LYNDA VOTH, LARRY VOTH
Results not in.
10/26/18
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10/27/18
Added: Jun 15, 2018
Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitation Barbecue (JUDGES FULL) Lynchburg, TN
Contact: Debbie Christian and/or Pam Hess, Lynchburg, TN 37352
Phone: 931-759-6332. debbie_christian@b-f.com
Contact: JUDGES FULL
KCBS Reps: CAROLYN WELLS, MARK HAGGITT, CHARLIE BRINZA
Results not in.
08/24/18
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08/25/18
Added: Jun 7, 2018
*Smokin In Columbia(CANCELLED) Columbia, MO
[CANCELLED]  
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Rebecca Shearouse, Columbia, MO 65202
Phone: 573-489-2977. rebecca.shearouse@parkadecenter.com
KCBS Reps: JONATHAN B WILLIAMS, JAMEY JOHNSON
Results not in.
03/30/19
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03/31/19
Added: Jun 7, 2018
Spring Break BBQ Contest Lommel,
Contact: Marjolein Van Deccaen, Lommel,Belgium, 3920
burninglovebbq@gmail.com
Contact: Joeri Cools, Lommel, Belgium, 3920
burninglovebbq@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: MARIANNE VAN GALEN, MAYCO VAN GALEN
Results not in.
08/17/18
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08/18/18
Added: Jun 5, 2018
*Downtown BBQ Showdown Hattiesburg, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Brian Saffle, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Phone: 601-270-5424. brian@hubcitysignsfirst.com
KCBS Reps: LINDA GOULD, ROXANNE GOULD
Results not in.
08/31/18
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09/01/18
Added: Jun 5, 2018
Smokin' & Stokin' Trussville(BACKYARD ONLY) Trussville, AL
Contact: Eddie Seal, Trussville, AL 35173
Phone: 205-612-2614. eseal@jmgardens.com
Contact: Frank Jett, Trussville, AL 35173
Phone: 205 542 4234. frankjett@fastmail.fm
KCBS Reps: RANDY G BIGLER, CAROL BIGLER
Results not in.
09/14/18
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09/15/18
Added: Jun 5, 2018
The Chiolow BBQ Festival Chidlow, Wa,
Contact: Jaymelee Turner, Chidlow, WA Australia, 6556
Phone: 0402 560 089. events@chidlowtavern.com.au
KCBS Reps: GARTH WELSH, DAVID ONG
Results not in.
05/03/19
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05/04/19
Added: Jun 5, 2018
*7th Annual Show Low BBQ Throwdown Show Low, AZ
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: John Leech, Show Low, AZ 85901
Phone: 928-205-9791. jleechjr@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: STEVE ALVAREZ, MERRIALYCE ALVAREZ Alt Rep: DEL ANDERSON
Results not in.
08/11/18
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08/11/18
Added: May 22, 2018
Seward County Fair Rib Rally (COMPETITORS SERIES) Seward , NE
Contact: Paul Mueller, Seward, NE 68434
Phone: 402-643-6609. pnsseward@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: MICHAEL EBERLE, TROY YOUNGBLOOD
Results not in.
10/05/18
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10/06/18
Added: May 22, 2018
Smoke on the Water (BACKYARD ONLY) Guntersville, AL
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Jason Edmonds, Guntersville, AL 35976
Phone: 256-558-7155. jedmonds4315@gmail.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Tricia Morton, Guntersville, AL 35976
Phone: 256-538-8998. triciam840@comcast.net
KCBS Reps: RANDY G BIGLER, CAROL BIGLER
Results not in.
07/07/18
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07/08/18
Added: May 16, 2018
Pure Q Bellerive,Tasmania,
Contact: R Peterson, Tasmania,Australia,
Phone: 61422833689. tbbqspresident@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: GARTH WELSH, DAVID ONG
Prize Money: $1250.00   
Results not in.
10/19/18
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10/20/18
Added: May 14, 2018
Logandale Fall Festival Logandale, NV
Contact: Richard Eide, Logandale, NV 89021
Phone: 702-379-5919. gbcc@mvdsl.com
KCBS Reps: KELLY MCINTOSH, KATHLEEN MCINTOSH
Results not in.
10/19/18
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10/20/18
Added: May 14, 2018
Meat Scream BBQ Competition at Halloween Harvest Festival Westminster, CO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: James Borowicz, Westminster, CO 80021
Phone: 720-394-0718. jim@unclejs-bbq.com
KCBS Reps: MICHAEL EBERLE, DEL ANDERSON
Results not in.
12/31/18
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01/01/19
Added: May 14, 2018
South Florida's Fired Up Kosher BBQ Battle and Festival(COMPETITOR'S SERIES) Boca Raton, FL
Contact: Jonathan Rosman, Baco Raton, FL 33433
Firedupsouthflorida@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: THERESA LAKE, MIKE LAKE
Results not in.
11/09/18
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11/10/18
Added: May 10, 2018
*Polar Pig BBQ Cook-Off (Duel B) Concord, NC
Contact: Glenn Jones, 4751 NC Hwy 49, Concord, NC 28025
Phone: 704-436-2024. polarpigbbq@gmail.com
Contact: Graham Wilson
KCBS Reps: RUSTY COOK, JULIE COOK
Results not in.
06/29/19
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06/30/19
Added: May 9, 2018
*GrillStock 2019 Bristol,
Contact: Mike Phillips, Bristol, UK, N9 9HX
Phone: +0044 7902626068. mike@grillstock.co.uk
KCBS Reps: IO TEAM
Results not in.
08/17/18
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08/18/18
Added: May 8, 2018
*Bordertown BBQ Brawl Sault Ste Marie, MI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Linda Miller, Sault Ste Marie, MI 49774
Phone: 906-647-2213. bordertownbbqbrawl@gmail.com
Contact: Andie Aiello, Sault Ste Marie, MI 49774
Phone: 906-647-2213. bordertownbbqbrawl@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: WILLIAM GAGE, DEBRA GAGE
Prize Money: $6500.00   
Results not in.
08/24/18
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08/25/18
Added: May 8, 2018
Smokin for a Reason(BACKYARD ONLY) Fort Payne, AL
Contact: Durell Owens, Fort Payne, AL 35967
Phone: 256-717-5626. ldowens@farmerstel.com
KCBS Reps: ROXANNE GOULD, LINDA GOULD
Results not in.
08/31/18
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09/01/18
Added: May 8, 2018
*West Virginia BBQ Festival Ranson, WV
Contact: Rob Immer, Charles Town, WV 25438
Phone: 301-259-1991. Rob@interstatefestivalgroup.com
KCBS Reps: ROBERT MCKEE, LOUISE WEIDNER Alt Rep: ALEX JR BROWN
Results not in.
08/31/18
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09/01/18
Added: May 8, 2018
Smokin in the Bogs Warrens, WI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Greg Urmanski, Warrens, WI 54666
Phone: 608-343-8003. Greg@Jellystonewarrens.com
KCBS Reps: DENA MILHOUS, RON MILHOUS
Results not in.
09/01/18
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09/02/18
Added: May 8, 2018
*Fire it up Frostproof! Frostproof, FL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Angela Iversen, Frostproof, FL 33843
Phone: 407-697-4077. aiver@att.net
KCBS Reps: THERESA LAKE, MIKE LAKE
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
09/07/18
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09/08/18
Added: May 8, 2018
Perimeter Community BBQ & Festival Atlanta, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Randall Bowman, Atlanta, GA 30346
Phone: 770-886-6290. bbqcup@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: RUSTY COOK, JULIE COOK
Prize Money: $15000.00   
Results not in.
09/29/18
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09/29/18
Added: May 8, 2018
*New Albany BBQ Competition(BACKYARD ONLY) New Albany, IN
Contact: James Gaetano, New Albany, IN 47150
Phone: 502-445-5343. james@nabbbfest.com
KCBS Reps: RACHEL SCHUETZ, KENT SCHUETZ
Results not in.
02/22/19
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02/23/19
Added: May 8, 2018
*Diberville Throw down & Festival Diberville, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT:Desiree Marquez, Diberville, MS 39540
Phone: 228-257-9734. Teams.diberville@gmail.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Barbie Cutrer, Diberville, MS 39540
Phone: 228-6691550. Judges.diberville@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: JENNIFER SHIFLETT, BILL SHIFLETT
Results not in.
07/19/19
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07/20/19
Added: May 8, 2018
*Smokin on the Summit Unity Village, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Matt Sanning, Lee's Summit, MO 64065
matt@lssocialservices.com
KCBS Reps: RICH TUTTLE, BUNNY TUTTLE
Results not in.
11/30/18
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12/01/18
Added: May 3, 2018
The Smithfield King of the Smoker (INVITATIONAL ONLY) COMPETITOR'S Series Coachella, CA
Contact: Jessie Corbin, Coachella, CA 92236
customerservice@bigpapsmokers.com
Contact: JUDGES FULL
KCBS Reps: KATHLEEN MCINTOSH, KELLY MCINTOSH
Results not in.
08/10/18
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08/11/18
Added: Apr 26, 2018
Route 66 Barbeque Throwdown Springfield, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Michelle Higgins, Springfield, MO 65806
Phone: 417-682-1568. michellehiggings31@yahoo.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:Jim Altic, Springfield, MO 65806
jimaltic@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: JONATHAN B WILLIAMS, CLARA WILLIAMS
Results not in.
11/30/18
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12/01/18
Added: Apr 26, 2018
*Christmas on the River Demoplis, AL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Paul Willingham, Demopolis, AL 36732
Phone: 334-422-1029. director@demopolischamber.com
Contact: Marge Plummer Ph.B. Phone: 901-487-3872. margeplummer1@bellsouth.net
KCBS Reps: RANDY G BIGLER, CAROL BIGLER
Results not in.
07/21/18
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07/21/18
Added: Apr 24, 2018
*South Carolina Peach Festival (BACKYARD ONLY)(Cancelled) Gaffney, SC
[CANCELLED]  
Contact: JUDGES CONTCT:Charlie Daggerhart, Gaffney, SC 29341
Phone: 864-505-4494. cdaggerhart@gmail.com
Contact: TEAM CONTACT: Justin Manry, Gaffney, SC 29341
Phone: 864-764-4743. justin.manry@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: DON HARWELL, DEBBY HARWELL
Results not in.
10/20/18
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10/21/18
Added: Apr 24, 2018
*3rd Annual St. Louis Kosher BBQ Competition (Kosher Series) Olivette, MO
Contact: Mindy Woolf, St.Louis, MO 63132
Phone: 314-239-2327. mwoolfbbq@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: JEANNE TITUS, CHARLIE BRINZA
Results not in.
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