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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

May 2008

05/02/08
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05/03/08
2nd Annual Belton Heritage BBQ Contest Belton, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Justin Neff, 405 Monroe Court, Belton, MO 64012
Phone: 816-305-3724. Fax: 913-458-8246. bcpi@kc.rr.com
KCBS Reps: MARK SIMMONS, JACK GIBBS
Prize Money: $4700.00   
Grand Champion: Wild Blue
Results In  Number of Teams: 29     High Score: 650.2856
05/02/08
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05/03/08
Brew, Blues & BarBQ Lansing, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Nolan Sunderman, 800 1st Terrace, Lansing, KS 66043
Phone: 913-727-5488. Fax: 913-727-1538. sunderman@lansing.ks.us
KCBS Reps: JONATHAN B WILLIAMS, CLARA WILLIAMS
Prize Money: $4000.00   CBJ Percentage: 41%
Grand Champion: Dodge County Smokers
Results In  Number of Teams: 29     High Score: 658.2856
05/02/08
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05/03/08
Apple Blossom BBQ St. Joseph, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Tom Supple, 6204 Greenway Court, St. Joseph, MO 64504
Phone: 816-262-9162. tbsup@sbcglobal.net
KCBS Reps: DEBBY FRERICHS, KIM COLLIER Alt Rep: TERRY JO LITCHFIELD
Prize Money: $10000.00   CBJ Percentage: 77%
Grand Champion: 4 Mile Smokin Crew
Results In  Number of Teams: 36     High Score: 641.1430
05/02/08
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05/03/08
Celebration Cook-Off Lyons, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jill Nichols, PO Box 444, Lyons, KS 67554
Phone: 620-257-5390. Fax: 620-257-5390. rccf@ricecounty.us
KCBS Reps: LINDA POLSON, DENNIS POLSON
Prize Money: $3850.00   CBJ Percentage: 28%
Grand Champion: Smoke Meisters
Results In  Number of Teams: 16     High Score: 618.2860
05/02/08
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05/03/08
Whistle Stop Festival Huntsville, AL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ashley Carr, Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: 256-564-8103. Fax: 256-564-8151. ashley.carr@hsvcity.com
KCBS Reps: KATHY BRAZIER, LINDA GOULD, MARK HAGGITT, PHILLIP BRAZIER, RICHARD C PRESTON
Prize Money: $18600.00   CBJ Percentage: 100%
Grand Champion: Cool Smoke
Results In  Number of Teams: 67     High Score: 669.1426
05/02/08
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05/03/08
Oh Mercy! BBQ Challenge Independence, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Joanne Cox, PO Box 388, Independence, KS 67301
Phone: 620-332-3248. Fax: 620-332-3268. joanne.cox@mercy.net
KCBS Reps: BILL NORMAN, DARLENE NORMAN Alt Rep: JOHN GRIMES
CBJ Percentage: 53%
Grand Champion: Buffalos BBQ
Results In  Number of Teams: 19     High Score: 653.1432
05/02/08
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05/03/08
Richmond Mushroom Festival BBQ Contest Richmond, MO
Contact: Chris Brown, 804 Wollard Blvd., Richmond, MO 64085
Phone: 816-776-5403. Fax: 816-776-3591. shirkey@epsi.net
KCBS Reps: LARRY KING, LARRY HADLEY
Prize Money: $4400.00   CBJ Percentage: 50%
Grand Champion: Y We Q
Results In  Number of Teams: 11     High Score: 653.7142
05/02/08
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05/03/08
Southwestern Illinois Spring Festival Wamac, IL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Shane Swartzlander, 25105 Benning Road, Centralia, IL 62801
Phone: 618-204-2523. Fax: 618-533-5703. 2chubby@sbcglobal.net
KCBS Reps: LYNN BRUCE, SUZAN DAILEY
Prize Money: $3000.00   CBJ Percentage: 100%
Grand Champion: All Day Smoke
Results In  Number of Teams: 19     High Score: 655.4282
05/02/08
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05/03/08
Saturday Stagecoach Music Festival BBQ Cookoff Indio, CA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Thom Emery, PO Box 7, Thousand Palms, CA 92276
Phone: 760-902-2119. thomemery@aol.com
KCBS Reps: CAROL WHITEBOOK, MERL WHITEBOOK
Prize Money: $25000.00   CBJ Percentage: 52%
Grand Champion: Sug's Shack BBQ
Results In  Number of Teams: 38     High Score: 645.7146
05/03/08
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05/04/08
Sunday Stagecoach Music Festival BBQ Cookoff Indio, CA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Thom Emery, PO Box 7, Thousand Palms, CA 92276
Phone: 760-902-2119. thomemery@aol.com
KCBS Reps: MERL WHITEBOOK, CAROL WHITEBOOK
Prize Money: $5000.00   CBJ Percentage: 50%
Grand Champion: BLQUE Cuttin Edge Que
Results In  Number of Teams: 25     High Score: 660.5712
05/08/08
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05/10/08
Sun Drop Country BBQ Pulaski, TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jay Aymett, PO Box 289, Pulaski, TN 38478
Phone: 931-424-2134. Fax: 931-363-7574. jaymett@fnbforyou.net
KCBS Reps: RICHARD C PRESTON, LINDA GOULD, TANA SHUPE
Prize Money: $10750.00   
Grand Champion: Jiggy Piggy
Results In  Number of Teams: 30     High Score: 649.7132
05/09/08
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05/10/08
Platte City/Basswood Resort BBQ Platte City, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Gary Ferguson, 15880 Interurban Road, Platte City, MO 64079
Phone: 816-858-5556. Fax: 816-431-3802. gary.ferguson@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: DEBBY FRERICHS, KIM COLLIER
CBJ Percentage: 32%
Grand Champion: Grillas BBQ Team
Results In  Number of Teams: 41     High Score: 640.5708
05/09/08
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05/10/08
Malden in May Malden, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Dottie Phelps, 39553 Felix Drive, Malden, MO 63863
Phone: 573-276-8483. dottie@newwavecomm.net
KCBS Reps: SUZAN DAILEY, LYNN BRUCE
Prize Money: $5000.00   CBJ Percentage: 100%
Grand Champion: Hardwood Gang
Results In  Number of Teams: 14     High Score: 622.2854
05/09/08
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05/10/08
Dust Off Your Grill BBQ Mattoon, IL
[CANCELLED]  
Contact: Patty Peterson, 1000 Health Center Drive, Mattoon, IL 61938
Phone: 217-258-2424. Fax: 217-258-4135. ppeterson@sblhs.org
KCBS Reps: THERESA LAKE, MIKE LAKE
Results not in.
05/09/08
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05/10/08
Mississippi Springfest Ashland, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Tony Tidwell, PO Box 507, Ashland, MS 38603
Phone: 662-224-3220. Fax: 662-224-8588. wbiitv@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: MARK HAGGITT, VICKI PEYTON Alt Rep: DALE NEWSTROM
Prize Money: $6500.00   CBJ Percentage: 100%
Grand Champion: River City Rub
Results In  Number of Teams: 24     High Score: 685.7140
05/09/08
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05/10/08
10th Anniversary Sertoma 48 BBQ Lawrence, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Dee Bisel, 501 Gateway Drive, Suite B, Lawrence, KS 66049
Phone: 785-842-2656. Fax: 785-843-9027. deemmp@sunflower.com
KCBS Reps: LYNDA SHOWALTER, JOHN GRIMES Alt Rep: PEG ROGERS
Prize Money: $4800.00   CBJ Percentage: 70%
Grand Champion: Slaughterhouse Five
Results In  Number of Teams: 48     High Score: 651.4284
05/09/08
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05/10/08
Boss Hog Waynesboro, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Nan Palmer, PO Box 647, Waynesboro, GA 30830
Phone: 706-554-8100. Fax: 706-554-8107. npalmer@fnbwaynesboro.com
Contact: Tim Lively Phone: 706-554-3552. tdlively@roelco.net
KCBS Reps: HARVEY HAMRICK, RON HARWELL
Prize Money: $10000.00   CBJ Percentage: 100%
Grand Champion: Jus-Fer-Fun
Results In  Number of Teams: 29     High Score: 654.8570
05/09/08
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05/10/08
Tiger Shrine Club Spring Fling BBQ Columbia, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jamey Johnson, 6071 O'Rear Road, Columbia, MO 65202
Phone: 573-474-3554. Fax: 573-474-0463. jkjohnson@centurytel.net
KCBS Reps: MIKE MCMILLEN, ANDREA MCMILLEN
Prize Money: $2500.00   CBJ Percentage: 100%
Grand Champion: Belly Brothers
Results In  Number of Teams: 27     High Score: 678.8572
05/09/08
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05/10/08
Smoke on the Water BBQ Challenge Pine Bluff, AR
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ron Cates, 621 E. 8th, Pine Bluff, AR 71601
Phone: 870-536-8175. Fax: 870-536-8910. ronnie@catesandcompany.com
KCBS Reps: WAYNE LOHMAN, CAROL BIGLER, RANDY G BIGLER, WILLIAM GAGE Alt Rep: JACK GIBBS
Prize Money: $50000.00   CBJ Percentage: 100%
Grand Champion: Quau
Results In  Number of Teams: 61     High Score: 662.8572
05/09/08
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05/10/08
Kingsford Mastercut State BBQ Championship Modesto, CA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Lindsey Palm, PO Box 4278, Modesto, CA 95352
Phone: 209-574-6276. lpalm@savemart.com
KCBS Reps: CAROLYN WELLS, JOHN HOPKINS
Prize Money: $12400.00   CBJ Percentage: 71%
Grand Champion: Rhythm 'n Que
Results In  Number of Teams: 48     High Score: 648.5714
05/09/08
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05/10/08
North Platte Honky Tonk Barbecue Festival North Platte, NE
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Rob Mandeville, PO Box 1085, North Platte, NE 69103
Phone: 308-532-3344. Fax: 308-534-6651. rob@honkytonkbbq.com
KCBS Reps: ED ROITH, SONNY ASHFORD
Prize Money: $3500.00   CBJ Percentage: 100%
Grand Champion: Smoke in the Rockies
Results In  Number of Teams: 20     High Score: 626.8568
05/09/08
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05/10/08
BBQ in the Bluffs Council Bluffs, IA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Claudia Rodenburg, PO Box 1544, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Phone: 712-328-4634. Fax: 712-322-3418. crodenburg@councilbluffs-ia.gov
KCBS Reps: TERRY JO LITCHFIELD, TOM PRICE
Prize Money: $4600.00   CBJ Percentage: 57%
Grand Champion: Smokin Tailgators
Results In  Number of Teams: 25     High Score: 616.0002
05/09/08
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05/10/08
Bixby BBQ'n Blues Festival Bixby, OK
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Mike Gately, 6536 E. 91st Street, Tulsa, OK 74133
Phone: 918-481-3277. Fax: 918-481-3389. gatelymike@aol.com
KCBS Reps: CAROL WHITEBOOK, MERL WHITEBOOK
Prize Money: $10000.00   CBJ Percentage: 100%
Grand Champion: Butcher BBQ
Results In  Number of Teams: 76     High Score: 664.5714
05/09/08
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05/10/08
Wild West BBQ Lamar, CO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Toni McPherson, 801 S. 10th Stret, Lamar, CO 81052
Phone: 719-688-3899. tmcp@ceturytel.net
KCBS Reps: BRENDA CAMERON, LARRY R NIEDERGERKE
Prize Money: $2900.00   CBJ Percentage: 25%
Grand Champion: Throw Me a Bone
Results In  Number of Teams: 10     High Score: 643.4284
05/16/08
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05/17/08
Bloomin' Barbeque & Bluegrass Sevierville, TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Carroll McMahan, 110 Gary Wade Boulevard, Sevierville, TN 37862
Phone: 865-453-6411. Fax: 865-453-9649. cmcmahan@scoc.org
KCBS Reps: HARVEY HAMRICK, RON HARWELL, LINDA GOULD
Prize Money: $20000.00   CBJ Percentage: 100%
Grand Champion: Cool Smoke
Results In  Number of Teams: 54     High Score: 676.5712
05/16/08
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05/17/08
Boots & BBQ Claremore, OK
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Steve Walker, 25915 S. Brandon Terrace Drive, Claremore, OK 74019
Phone: 918-281-9589. steve.walker66@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: RALPH WILLIAMS, KAREN JANE WILLIAMS Alt Rep: DENNIS POLSON
Prize Money: $12000.00   CBJ Percentage: 82%
Grand Champion: Pellet Envy
Results In  Number of Teams: 49     High Score: 675.9994
05/16/08
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05/17/08
Pigs in the Park Danville, VA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Bill McMann, 645 River Park Drive, Danville, VA 24541
Phone: 434-793-4636. Fax: 434-773-8198. hvipperman@visitdanville.com
KCBS Reps: RANDY G BIGLER, CAROL BIGLER
Prize Money: $11505.00   
Grand Champion: Divine Smoke
Results In  Number of Teams: 54     High Score: 662.8570
05/16/08
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05/17/08
Chesapeake Jubilee BBQ Cookoff Chesapeake, VA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Laurie McElveen, 1500 Mt. Pleasant Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322
Phone: 757-482-4848. Fax: 757-482-9668. laurie@chesapeakejubilee.org
KCBS Reps: JERRY MULLANE, LINDA MULLANE
Prize Money: $11000.00   CBJ Percentage: 100%
Grand Champion: Virginia BBQ Pirates
Results In  Number of Teams: 29     High Score: 632.0000
05/16/08
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05/17/08
Osage River Bottoms BBQ & Blues Festival Warsaw, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Clifton Fitzpatrick, PO Box 65, Warsaw, MO 65355
Phone: 660-221-1779. Fax: 660-438-4112. cfitzpatric1@excite.com
KCBS Reps: LARRY HADLEY, JOHN GRIMES
Prize Money: $1575.00   CBJ Percentage: 100%
Grand Champion: Munchin Hogs at the Hilton
Results In  Number of Teams: 25     High Score: 682.2856
05/16/08
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05/17/08
Randolph County Pig Party Steeleville, IL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jason Vallett, 402 E. Broadway, Steeleville, IL 62288
Phone: 618-965-3414. Fax: 618-965-3177. jason@gregvallettautosales.com
KCBS Reps: LYNN BRUCE, SUZAN DAILEY
Prize Money: $10000.00   CBJ Percentage: 87%
Grand Champion: Dr. Porkenstein
Results In  Number of Teams: 27     High Score: 665.1434
05/16/08
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05/17/08
Minnesota in May Austin, MN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Mark Born, 6221 Highway 61 Boulevard, Welch, MN 55089
Phone: 651-388-6393. mark.d.born@xcelenergy.com
Contact: Art McLeran Phone: 651-388-4984. amcleran@msn.com
KCBS Reps: KAREN KELLY, KEN NELSON, TERRY JO LITCHFIELD
Prize Money: $5000.00   CBJ Percentage: 98%
Grand Champion: Full Frontal BBQ
Results In  Number of Teams: 52     High Score: 657.7140
05/16/08
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05/17/08
Bordertown Bash Fort Smith, AR
[CANCELLED]  
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Russ Bragg, PO Box 10242, Fort Smith, AR 72917
Phone: 479-784-1337. Fax: 479-484-0670. rbragg@okfoods.com
KCBS Reps:
Results not in.
05/23/08
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05/25/08
Great American Barbecue Kansas City, KS
Contact: Tracy Satterfield, 11621 Kaw Drive/Box 304, Bonner Springs, KS 66012
Phone: 913-422-9599. Fax: 913-422-4223. tracy@thinkbbq.com
KCBS Reps: JONATHAN B WILLIAMS, CLARA WILLIAMS, KIM COLLIER, MARK SIMMONS, MIKE BUDAI, LARRY HADLEY
Prize Money: $82000.00   CBJ Percentage: 100%
Grand Champion: R Butts R Smokin
Results In  Number of Teams: 222     High Score: 671.9998
05/23/08
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05/24/08
Fourth Annual Best Dam Barbecue Boulder City, NV
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Christine Carroll, PO Box 60924, Boulder City, NV 89006
Phone: 702-651-4040. Fax: 702-293-0287. carroll.chris8@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: GENE GOYCOCHEA, JOHN HOPKINS
Prize Money: $7500.00   CBJ Percentage: 96%
Grand Champion: Otis and the Bird
Results In  Number of Teams: 28     High Score: 630.2856
05/24/08
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05/26/08
North Georgia Mountains Horsin' Around BBQ Showdown Young Harris, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Terry Plott, 6321 Hwy. 76, Young Harris, GA 30582
Phone: 706-379-4602. Fax: 706-379-9999. terry.plott@brasstownvalley.com
KCBS Reps: TANA SHUPE, HARVEY HAMRICK Alt Rep: RON HARWELL
Prize Money: $6500.00   CBJ Percentage: 100%
Grand Champion: Smoky Mountain Smokers
Results In  Number of Teams: 27     High Score: 681.1428
05/24/08
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05/25/08
Red, White & BBQ Westmont, IL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jim Addington, 337 E. Traube Street, Westmont, IL 60559
Phone: 630-444-2940. Fax: 630-584-9896. jaddington@ambankqc.com
KCBS Reps: PHILLIP BRAZIER, KATHY BRAZIER
Prize Money: $11000.00   CBJ Percentage: 90%
Grand Champion: Dr. Porkenstein
Results In  Number of Teams: 35     High Score: 642.8570
05/30/08
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05/31/08
Smokin' in Steele Owatonna, MN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Joe Elbert, 3082 Havana Road, Owatonna, MN 55060
Phone: 507-446-0260. Fax: 507-446-0260. jjcabin@smig.net
KCBS Reps: CLARA WILLIAMS, KEN NELSON
Prize Money: $5000.00   CBJ Percentage: 93%
Grand Champion: Prairie Oak Smokers
Results In  Number of Teams: 27     High Score: 667.9998
05/30/08
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05/31/08
BBQ, Blues and Cruise Taylorville, IL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Paul Mizeur, 108 W Market/PO Box 350, Taylorville, IL 62568
Phone: 217-287-1876. Fax: 217-287-1876. paul.mizeur@usbank.com
Contact: Steve Craggs Phone: 217-823-9272. steve@craggsrealtors.com
KCBS Reps: KATHY BRAZIER, PHILLIP BRAZIER
Prize Money: $5000.00   CBJ Percentage: 100%
Grand Champion: Quau
Results In  Number of Teams: 16     High Score: 647.9994
05/30/08
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05/31/08
Wheatstock Grill-Off State Championship Abilene, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Julie LaCombe, 511 NE 10th, Abilene, KS 67410
Phone: 785-263-6694. Fax: 785-263-6622. jlacombe@caringforyou.org
KCBS Reps: TERRY JO LITCHFIELD, MICHAEL WINTER
Prize Money: $4700.00   CBJ Percentage: 95%
Grand Champion: Starvin Marvin's BBQ
Results In  Number of Teams: 20     High Score: 649.1432
05/30/08
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05/31/08
Charter Tech's Art of BBQ Mays Landing, NJ
Contact: David Goldberg, 134 Briddle Path Drive, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Phone: 609-377-9831. Fax: 609-926-8472. davidgnj@mac.com
KCBS Reps: JOHN BRADEN, TANA SHUPE
Prize Money: $5000.00   CBJ Percentage: 100%
Grand Champion: 3Eyz BBQ
Results In  Number of Teams: 17     High Score: 635.9998
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