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Recently Added Events

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

06/19/15
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06/20/15
Added: Oct 21, 2014
Porkapalooza BBQ Festival Edmonton Alberta,
Contact: Darcy Fitzgerald Phone: 780-491-3527.
Contact: Karen Gurba karen.gurba@albertapork.com
KCBS Reps:
Results not in.
07/10/15
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07/11/15
Added: Oct 21, 2014
Gold Ribbin' BBQ Fest of Greater Green Bay Green Bay, WI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Steven Krueger Phone: 920-617-5553. sjk@lcojlaw.com
KCBS Reps: WILLIAM GAGE, DEBRA GAGE
Results not in.
08/07/15
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08/08/15
Added: Oct 21, 2014
Black Dog Music and Que Festival Floyd, VA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Sally Truslow Phone: 540-593-9223. struslow@thedogs.com
KCBS Reps: DEBBY HARWELL, DON HARWELL
Results not in.
09/18/15
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09/19/15
Added: Oct 21, 2014
2015 Colorado Rockies Invitational 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.
10/09/15
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10/10/15
Added: Oct 21, 2014
Anchor City Cook Off Centralia, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Centralia Chamber of Commerce Phone: 573-682-2272. ginny@centraliamochamber.com
KCBS Reps: PHIL MORROW, ROSEMARY MORROW
Results not in.
02/13/15
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02/14/15
Added: Oct 20, 2014
Kansas Winter Q Great Bend, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kent Romine Phone: 620-793-2985. kansaswinterq@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: LINDA POLSON, DENNIS POLSON
Results not in.
06/05/15
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06/06/15
Added: Oct 20, 2014
McLouth BBQ Blowout 24th Annual McLouth, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Cliff Weeks Phone: 913-796-6330. weeksc65@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: JONATHAN B WILLIAMS, CLARA WILLIAMS
Results not in.
10/09/15
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10/10/15
Added: Oct 20, 2014
Chillin and Grillin Sand Springs, OK
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Mary Eubanks Phone: 918-245-3221. mary@sandspringschamber.com
KCBS Reps: KIM COLLIER, MICHAEL WINTER
Results not in.
06/20/15
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06/21/15
Added: Oct 16, 2014
Smoke Out in the Valley Buckner, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Tonia Richardson Phone: 816-699-3454. trichardson1229@embarqmail.com
KCBS Reps: PHIL MORROW, ROSEMARY MORROW
Results not in.
05/08/15
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05/09/15
Added: Oct 15, 2014
BBQ Jamboree Fredericksburg, VA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: James Sharon Phone: 540-840-1442. james_sharon@verizon.net
KCBS Reps: JOHN G BUSCH
Results not in.
06/26/15
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06/27/15
Added: Oct 15, 2014
Hog Wild BBQ & Chrome Fest Chandler, OK
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Chandler Area Chamber of Commerce Phone: 405-258-0673. chandlerchamber@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DAVE ROGERS, MICHAEL WINTER
Results not in.
07/24/15
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07/25/15
Added: Oct 15, 2014
WNC BBQ Festival Maggie Valley, NC
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Teresa Smith Phone: 828-926-1686. teresa@maggievalley.org
KCBS Reps: PHILLIP BRAZIER, KATHY BRAZIER
Prize Money: $10200.00   
Results not in.
08/28/15
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08/29/15
Added: Oct 15, 2014
8th Annual Big Island BBQ Albert Lea, MN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Perry Vining Phone: 800-658-2526 or 507-402-6371. pvining@smig.net
KCBS Reps: LINDA POLSON, DENNIS POLSON
Results not in.
01/16/15
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01/18/15
Added: Oct 10, 2014
1st W.E.S.T - Winter Extreme South Tyrol Rein in Taufers,
Contact: MiG Alpine Grill & BBQ Phone: +39 349 4661115. info@mig.bz gutweniger@fgs.bz.it
KCBS Reps: IO TEAM
Results not in.
04/03/15
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04/04/15
Added: Oct 10, 2014
Stillwater Elks Lodge Blazathon Stillwater, OK
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Chad Duncan Phone: 405-880-4514. chadduncan_1979@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: MARK SIMMONS, LARRY HADLEY
Prize Money: $5150.00   
Results not in.
04/10/15
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04/11/15
Added: Oct 10, 2014
The Ultimate BBQ Showdown East vs West VI Wildomar, CA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Henry Silvestre Phone: 951-445-1903. hsilvestre@aol.com
KCBS Reps: KATHLEEN MCINTOSH, KELLY MCINTOSH
Results not in.
06/19/15
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06/20/15
Added: Oct 10, 2014
Peak City Pigfest Apex, NC
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Graham Wilson Phone: 919-362-7141. gwilson@prstreet.com
KCBS Reps: SUSAN REID, DOUG REID
Results not in.
10/02/15
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10/03/15
Added: Oct 10, 2014
Jim Beam BBQ Classic Springfield, KY
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ralph Blandford Phone: 859-481-3992. jimbeambbqclassic@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: KENT SCHUETZ, RACHEL SCHUETZ
Results not in.
04/24/15
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04/25/15
Added: Oct 9, 2014
Backyard BBQ Brawl Murfreesboro, TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: George Smith Phone: 615-890-9006. decherd2@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: TANA SHUPE
Results not in.
05/08/15
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05/09/15
Added: Oct 9, 2014
Boda Getta BBQ Auburn, AL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Lolly Steiner Phone: 334-887-7011. lolly@auburnchamber.com
KCBS Reps:
Results not in.
07/10/15
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07/11/15
Added: Oct 9, 2014
Sauce & Cycles Falls City, NE
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: David Branch Phone: 402-24. directorccms@sentco.net
KCBS Reps: KIM COLLIER, JOHN GRIMES
Prize Money: $10500.00   
Results not in.
05/23/15
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05/24/15
Added: Oct 8, 2014
Sugar Mound BBQ Festival "A" Mound City, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ron Nation Phone: 620-224-6708. ronnation@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: JOHN GRIMES, DENNIS POLSON, LINDA POLSON, LARRY VOTH, LYNDA VOTH
Results not in.
05/23/15
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05/24/15
Added: Oct 8, 2014
Sugar Mound BBQ Festival "B" Mound City, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ron Nation Phone: 620-224-6708. ronnation@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: LYNDA VOTH, LARRY VOTH, LINDA POLSON, DENNIS POLSON, JOHN GRIMES
Results not in.
05/08/15
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05/09/15
Added: Oct 6, 2014
Sertoma 48 BBQ Lawrence, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Sertoma Club of Lawrence Phone: 785-865-6308. lawrencesertoma@gmail.com
Contact: Jeff Messick Phone: 785-865-6308. lawrencesertoma@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: JOHN GRIMES
Results not in.
08/29/15
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08/30/15
Added: Oct 6, 2014
Regahfest Den Haag, Zuid-Holland,
Contact: Daan Hamoen Phone: +31-(0)6-47940067. daan@regahfest.nl
KCBS Reps: MAYCO VAN GALEN, MARIANNE VAN GALEN
Results not in.
09/04/15
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09/05/15
Added: Oct 6, 2014
Finger Lakes Fire & Smoke(Competitor's Series) Farmington, NY
Contact: Rikk Foringer Phone: 585-734-6227. slikk1@aol.com
KCBS Reps: DON MULLER, NANCY MULLER
Results not in.
09/11/15
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09/12/15
Added: Oct 6, 2014
11th Annual Recovery Fest Richmond, VA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Honesty Liller Phone: 804-564-0132. honesty@mcshin.org
KCBS Reps: DEBBY HARWELL, DON HARWELL
Results not in.
09/25/15
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09/26/15
Added: Oct 6, 2014
Jim Bowie BBQ Throwdown Vidalia, LA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ann Westmoreland Phone: 318-336-8223. awestmoreland@cityofvidaliala.com
KCBS Reps: MARIA LOHMAN, WAYNE LOHMAN
Results not in.
06/05/15
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06/06/15
Added: Oct 2, 2014
Bourbon City BBQ Festival Bardstown, KY
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Rick Berry Phone: 502-348-6221. rmb@bardstowncable.net
KCBS Reps: KENT SCHUETZ, RACHEL SCHUETZ
Results not in.
04/11/15
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04/12/15
Added: Oct 1, 2014
Baseball & BBQ Cookoff Hoofddorp Netherlands,
Contact: Harry Havinga Phone: +31 06-10568568. h.havinga@trippel-b.nl
KCBS Reps: MARIANNE VAN GALEN, MAYCO VAN GALEN
Results not in.
05/23/15
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05/24/15
Added: Oct 1, 2014
Tony Stone Low & Slow BBQ Competition Hoofddorp Netherlands,
Contact: Harry Havinga Phone: +31 06-10568568. info@tonystonecompetition.nl
KCBS Reps: MARIANNE VAN GALEN, MAYCO VAN GALEN
Results not in.
03/13/15
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03/14/15
Added: Sep 30, 2014
Flames on the Flint Bainbridge, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ronnie Godwin Phone: 229-246-7900. ronnie@godwinjewelers.com
KCBS Reps: DAVE AMEND, MARK HAGGITT
Results not in.
03/27/15
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03/28/15
Added: Sep 30, 2014
Havasu Landing CA (JUDGES LIST IS FULL) Havasu Landing, CA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Thom Emery thom@bbqthom.com
KCBS Reps: KELLY MCINTOSH, KATHLEEN MCINTOSH
Results not in.
05/01/15
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05/02/15
Added: Sep 30, 2014
The Masters In May Appleton, WI
Contact: Bob Schemm Phone: 920-740-6920. rschemm@new.rr.com
KCBS Reps: DENA MILHOUS, RON MILHOUS
Results not in.
05/02/15
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05/03/15
Added: Sep 30, 2014
The Masters In May - The Classic Appleton, WI
Contact: Bob Schemm Phone: 920-740-6920. rschemm@new.rr.com
KCBS Reps: DENA MILHOUS, RON MILHOUS
Results not in.
05/08/15
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05/09/15
Added: Sep 30, 2014
BBQ in the Bluffs Council Bluffs, IA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Rick Guill Phone: 712-328-9239. rguill@farmersagent.com
KCBS Reps: KIM COLLIER
Results not in.
06/05/15
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06/06/15
Added: Sep 24, 2014
Up In Smoke On The Square Lincoln, IL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Chris Graue Phone: 217-732-7997. info@lincolnbbq.com
KCBS Reps: RON CATO, RALPH WELLER JR, CAROLYN WELLS
Results not in.
08/28/15
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08/29/15
Added: Sep 24, 2014
New Holland Summer Fest New Holland, PA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Chuck Sheffield Phone: 717-669-1400. nhsummerfest@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: DONNA BAROODY, GEORGE J BAROODY, JOHN G BUSCH
Results not in.
09/18/15
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09/19/15
Added: Sep 24, 2014
Smoke on the River Sacramento, CA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Susan Rabinovitz Phone: 916-716-2319. susan@sacramentoartcouncil.org
KCBS Reps: KATHLEEN MCINTOSH, KELLY MCINTOSH
Results not in.
02/06/15
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02/07/15
Added: Sep 22, 2014
Brasstown Valley's BBQ Throwdown (JUDGES FULL) Young Harris, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Bobby Brumley Phone: 706-379-4616. bbrumley@brasstownvalley.com
KCBS Reps: PHILLIP BRAZIER, KATHY BRAZIER
Results not in.
05/08/15
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05/09/15
Added: Sep 22, 2014
Mississippi Springfest BBQ Contest Ashland, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Tony Tidwell Phone: 662-224-3220. msspringfest@att.net
Contact: Debbie Stone
KCBS Reps: DALE NEWSTROM, VICKI PEYTON
Results not in.
08/28/15
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08/29/15
Added: Sep 22, 2014
Deaths Door Barbecue Washington Island, WI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Richard Jepsen Phone: 920-847-2784. jepsenr@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: WILLIAM GAGE, DEBRA GAGE
Results not in.
05/01/15
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05/02/15
Added: Sep 17, 2014
Truman Heritage Festival BBQ Championship Grandview, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Bob Miller Phone: 816-763-0550. rmiller@mymcpl.org
KCBS Reps: CAROLYN WELLS
Prize Money: $4750.00   
Results not in.
05/22/15
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05/24/15
Added: Sep 15, 2014
BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay North Bend, OR
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Amy Bailey Phone: 541-756-8800 ext1574. abailey@themillcasino.com
KCBS Reps: MARK SIMMONS, MARK SILVER
Results not in.
05/23/15
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05/24/15
Added: Sep 15, 2014
Roc City Rib Fest Rochester, NY
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Brian Wemett info@rockcityribfest.com
KCBS Reps: DON MULLER, NANCY MULLER
Results not in.
05/29/15
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05/30/15
Added: Sep 15, 2014
Hog Wild BBQ Cookoff and Family Festival Brookhaven, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Mark Porter Adam Wallace Phone: Mark - 601-757-1772 Adam - 601-757-2826. markporter500@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps:
Results not in.
06/26/15
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06/27/15
Added: Sep 15, 2014
Smokin' On The Pecos Artesia, NM
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: David Grousnick Phone: 575-513-4291. dvgrousnick@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: RALPH WILLIAMS, KAREN JANE WILLIAMS Alt Rep: LYNDA VOTH
Results not in.
03/26/15
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03/28/15
Added: Sep 12, 2014
Florida Heritage BBQ Classic Kissimmee, FL
Contact: Arlie Bragg Phone: 615-477-7447. arlie@arliequeevents.com
KCBS Reps:
Results not in.
05/29/15
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05/30/15
Added: Sep 12, 2014
Smokin' in Steel Owatonna, MN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Joe Elbert Phone: 507-279-4015. jelbert56@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DAVE LONDEEN, VIRGINIA LONDEEN, DENA MILHOUS, RON MILHOUS
Results not in.
04/10/15
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04/11/15
Added: Sep 11, 2014
The Best "Dam" Barbeque Contest at Smithville Lake Smithville, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Tony Kerns Phone: 913-991-3991. tony@kernskonnection.com
KCBS Reps: ROSEMARY MORROW, PHIL MORROW
Results not in.
01/31/15
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02/01/15
Added: Sep 8, 2014
Melbourne Barbecue Festival Melbourne, Victoria,
Contact: Margaret Vitale Phone: +61418364594. contact@melbournebarbecuefestival.com.au
KCBS Reps: IO TEAM
Results not in.
07/17/15
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07/18/15
Added: Sep 4, 2014
11th Annual WildBlue BBQ Burlington, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kristy Reeves Phone: 620-364-5121. kristyr@lyon-coffey.coop
KCBS Reps:
Results not in.
11/14/14
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11/15/14
Added: Sep 3, 2014
Char-Broil Challenge Richland, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Chip Jones Phone: 229-887-3433. chipov@bellsouth.net
KCBS Reps: RANDY G BIGLER, CAROL BIGLER
Prize Money: $7750.00   
Results not in.
04/03/15
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04/04/15
Added: Sep 3, 2014
Fifth Annual Bull Moose Somerville, TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Marvin Hurley Phone: 901-282-6138. mdhurley1957@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: MARIA LOHMAN, WAYNE LOHMAN
Prize Money: $5000.00   
Results not in.
04/10/15
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04/11/15
Added: Sep 3, 2014
CCS Spring Festival & BBQ Competition Indianapolis, IN
Contact: Brett Healey Phone: 317-223-7143. healeybrett@att.net
KCBS Reps: RACHEL SCHUETZ
Prize Money: $2010.00   
Results not in.
05/01/15
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05/02/15
Added: Sep 3, 2014
George County Firefighters Association BBQ Challenge Lucedale, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jeffery Erkhart Phone: 601-508-8131. jefferyerkhart@gcffabbqchallenge.org
KCBS Reps: RICHARD C PRESTON
Results not in.
05/16/15
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05/17/15
Added: Sep 3, 2014
Madison Magazine BBQ Festival Madison, WI
Contact: Joseph Parajecki Phone: 608-767-3940. grassfedjoe@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: ANTHONY MOORE, ANITA MOORE
Results not in.
06/19/15
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06/20/15
Added: Sep 3, 2014
Miles City Cowtown Cook-Off Miles City, MT
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Trudy Winslow Phone: 406-439-0491. ltwinslow@midrivers.com
KCBS Reps: DONNA SIMMONS, MARK SIMMONS
Results not in.
06/19/15
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06/20/15
Added: Aug 29, 2014
Desoto Shrine Club 7th Annual 2015 BBQ Cook Off Hernando, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Douglas Francis Phone: 901-487-6785. kfrancis008@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: VICKI PEYTON, DALE NEWSTROM
Results not in.
07/31/15
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08/01/15
Added: Aug 28, 2014
Rossville Tall Corn Festival BBQ Contest Rossville, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jason Connell Phone: 785-215-2346. jason.connell@rossvillekansas.org
KCBS Reps: DAVE ROGERS, PEG ROGERS
Results not in.
09/18/15
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09/19/15
Added: Aug 25, 2014
Tilley Harley-Davidson Biker Blues BBQ Rally and BBQ Classic Salisbury, NC
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Gary Moss Phone: 704-202-8712. garymoss@windstream.net
KCBS Reps: DEBBY HARWELL, DON HARWELL, MICKY WILLIAMS, SYBIL WILLIAMS
Results not in.
03/27/15
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03/28/15
Added: Aug 22, 2014
Firelake BBQ Cook Off Shawnee, OK
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jason Boyce Phone: 405-878-4850. jason.boyce@potawatomi.org
KCBS Reps: CLARA WILLIAMS, JONATHAN B WILLIAMS
Results not in.
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