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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

July 2014

07/03/14
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07/04/14
"Back To Mayberry" BBQ Competition Whiting, IA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kurt Neldeberg Phone: 712-455-2095. klneld@longlines.com
KCBS Reps: DENA MILHOUS, RON MILHOUS
Results not in.
07/03/14
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07/04/14
Liberty 4th Fest BBQ Contest Liberty, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Gayle Potter Phone: 816-781-5200. gaylep@libertychamber.com
KCBS Reps: CLARA WILLIAMS, JONATHAN B WILLIAMS
Results not in.
07/04/14
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07/06/14
I Love Barbecue & Music Festival Lake Placid, NY
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Dmitry Feld Phone: 518-523-2071. dmitry@usaluge.org
KCBS Reps: DON LOVELY, LESLIE LOVELY
Results not in.
07/04/14
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07/05/14
Que'n In The Park Bryant, AR
Contact: Lee Crow Phone: 501-794-9792. lee.crow@att.net
KCBS Reps: RALPH WILLIAMS, KAREN JANE WILLIAMS
Prize Money: $6200.00   
Results not in.
07/04/14
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07/06/14
Pork & Brew BBQ State Championship Rio Rancho, NM
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Greg Pena Phone: 505-891-7258. gpena@ci.rio-rancho.nm.us
KCBS Reps: GENE GOYCOCHEA, LEW MILLER, CAROL WHITEBOOK, MERL WHITEBOOK
Results not in.
07/04/14
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07/05/14
Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Traverse City, MI
Contact: KCBS Office Phone: 800-963-5227.
KCBS Reps: MIKE LAKE, THERESA LAKE
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
07/04/14
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07/05/14
America's BBQ & Brews Festival 2014 (At the Rose Bowl) Pasadena, CA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Akila Crane Phone: 951-525-8383 or 866-626-0624. abb@eventmavens.net
KCBS Reps: KELLY MCINTOSH, KATHLEEN MCINTOSH
Results not in.
07/04/14
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07/05/14
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.
07/04/14
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07/05/14
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.
07/05/14
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07/06/14
Montana BBQ Cook-Off Absarokee, MT
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Nick Morrison Phone: 406-690-3030. nmrocco@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: DONNA SIMMONS, MARK SIMMONS
Results not in.
07/10/14
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07/12/14
SC Festival of Discovery Greenwood, SC
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Laura Ackerman Phone: 864-942-8448. festivalofdiscovery@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: CAROLYN WELLS, CLIFTON WELCH, STEPHEN R SMITH, MIKE GARRETSON
Results not in.
07/11/14
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07/12/14
Firin' Up the Fox BBQ Contest St. Charles, IL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kevin Call Phone: 630-233-4746. info@firinupthefox.com
Contact: Judge Contacts judges@firinputhefox.com
KCBS Reps: RICH TUTTLE, BUNNY TUTTLE
Results not in.
07/11/14
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07/12/14
1st Annual BBQ Throwdown & Farm Festival Salisbury, NC
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Marco Brito Phone: 281-961-5971. borntocook007@yahoo.com
Contact: Aaron Lawing Phone: 704-223-5286. aaronlawing@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: DON HARWELL, DEBBY HARWELL
Results not in.
07/11/14
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07/12/14
Gettysburg Chili-Brew and BBQ 2 Gettysburg, PA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Chris Glatfelter Phone: 717-334-5006. ed@adamsarts.org
KCBS Reps: RANDY G BIGLER, CAROL BIGLER
Prize Money: $4650.00   
Results not in.
07/11/14
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07/12/14
The Madelia Blazin' Barbeque Blast Madelia, MN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Tom Osborne Phone: 507-340-4445. tosborne@kocpas.net
KCBS Reps: VIRGINIA LONDEEN, DAVE LONDEEN
Results not in.
07/11/14
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07/12/14
13th Annual Bordertown Bash Fort Smith, AR
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Daniel Moore Phone: 479-650-9135. trolleytimebbq@gmail.com
Contact: Brandi Miller bmiller@arvest.com
KCBS Reps: RALPH WILLIAMS, KAREN JANE WILLIAMS
Prize Money: $7500.00   
Results not in.
07/11/14
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07/12/14
7th Annual Wellsville BBQ Cookoff Wellsville, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Pat Pursifull Phone: 573-684-3131. ppursifull@sbcglobal.net
KCBS Reps: PHIL MORROW, ROSEMARY MORROW
Results not in.
07/11/14
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07/12/14
Wine Country Big Q Rohnert Park, CA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Judy Groverman Walker Phone: 707-523-3728. judy@wcbigq.com
KCBS Reps: KATHLEEN MCINTOSH, KELLY MCINTOSH
Results not in.
07/11/14
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07/12/14
Gold Ribbin' BBQ Fest of Greater Green Bay Green Bay, WI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Steven Krueger Phone: 920-437-0476. sjk@lcojlaw.com
KCBS Reps: WILLIAM GAGE, DEBRA GAGE
Results not in.
07/11/14
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07/12/14
8th Annual Ohio Veterans BBQ Cookoff Kettering, OH
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kettering American Legion Post 598 Phone: 937-433-9327. legionpost598@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: STEVE GRINSTEAD, SCOTT GRINSTEAD
Results not in.
07/11/14
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07/12/14
Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Madison, WI
Contact: KCBS Office Phone: 800-963-5227.
KCBS Reps: MIKE LAKE, THERESA LAKE
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
07/11/14
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07/13/14
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.
07/11/14
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07/12/14
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.
07/11/14
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07/12/14
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.
07/12/14
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07/13/14
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.
07/16/14
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07/19/14
Griller's Cup Laramie, WY
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Dee Bott Phone: 307-742-2142 x5665. dbott@ivinsonhospital.org
KCBS Reps: MERL WHITEBOOK, CAROL WHITEBOOK
Prize Money: $7000.00   
Results not in.
07/17/14
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07/18/14
Ellinwood After Harvest Festival Ellinwood, KS
Contact: J. Basil Dannebohm Phone: 620-566-7353. info@ellinwoodchamber.com
KCBS Reps: LARRY VOTH, LYNDA VOTH
Results not in.
07/18/14
to
07/19/14
On the Mountain BBQ and Beer Fest Leadville, CO
[CANCELLED]  
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jeff McGuinness Phone: 719-486-3900. leadville@leadvilleusa.com
KCBS Reps: BILL MAES
Results not in.
07/18/14
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07/19/14
RiverFest Red White and Que Bellevue, NE
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Doris Urwin Phone: 402-898-3000. doris@bellevuenebraska.com
KCBS Reps: BUNNY TUTTLE, RICH TUTTLE
Results not in.
07/18/14
to
07/19/14
Island Resort and Casino U.P. Hog Wild Harris, MI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: John Bertoldi Phone: 906-774-1707. bosshogwild@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: WILLIAM GAGE, DEBRA GAGE
Prize Money: $13000.00   
Results not in.
07/18/14
to
07/19/14
Warren County All American BBQ Festival Pittsfield, PA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Melissa Anderson Phone: 814-723-3050. manderson@wccbi.org
KCBS Reps: RANDY G BIGLER, CAROL BIGLER
Results not in.
07/18/14
to
07/19/14
Cookin' on Kampeska Watertown, SD
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Caitlin Voecks Phone: 605-886-5814. caitlin@watertownsd.com
KCBS Reps: VIRGINIA LONDEEN, DAVE LONDEEN
Results not in.
07/18/14
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07/19/14
BBQ'Loo & Blues Too! Waterloo, IA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Cindy Wells Phone: 319-404-7308. cjwsews@mchsi.com
KCBS Reps: RON MILHOUS, DENA MILHOUS
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
07/18/14
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07/19/14
Smokin' on the River (CANCELLED) Glasgow, MO
[CANCELLED]  
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Steven Jones Phone: 660-338-2277. smjones2277@sbcglobal.net
KCBS Reps: ROSEMARY MORROW, PHIL MORROW
Results not in.
07/18/14
to
07/20/14
Wakefield Rotary Campus Cook Off & State BBQ Championships Kingston, RI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Arthur Faria Phone: 401-789-3902. budfaria@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: KATHIE DAKAI
Results not in.
07/18/14
to
07/19/14
Blues, BBQ & Bargains Hays, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Megan Colson Phone: 785-621-4171. megan@downtownhays.com
KCBS Reps: CLARA WILLIAMS, JONATHAN B WILLIAMS
Results not in.
07/18/14
to
07/19/14
Wine, Brew & Bar-B-Que Too! New Palestine, IN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Mark Kennedy Phone: 317-417-3050. mkennedy57@comcast.net
KCBS Reps: GRANT FORD, JENI FORD
Results not in.
07/18/14
to
07/19/14
Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Woodbury, MN
Contact: KCBS Office Phone: 800-963-5227.
KCBS Reps: MIKE LAKE, THERESA LAKE
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
07/18/14
to
07/19/14
Smoke on the Mountain - VA State BBQ Championship Galax, VA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ron Passmore Judy Brannock Phone: Ron-276-233-0334 Judy-276-236-2184. info@twincountychamber.com
KCBS Reps: DON HARWELL, DEBBY HARWELL
Results not in.
07/18/14
to
07/19/14
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.
07/18/14
to
07/19/14
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.
07/19/14
to
07/20/14
Troy Pig Out Troy, NY
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Downtown Troy BID Phone: 518-279-7997. info@troybid.org
KCBS Reps: LESLIE LOVELY, DON LOVELY
Prize Money: $8500.00   
Results not in.
07/24/14
to
07/26/14
Days of 47 BBQ Showdown Holladay, UT
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Cheryl Ramsden Phone: 928-208-2375. info@musicbrewsbbq.com
KCBS Reps: CAROL WHITEBOOK, MERL WHITEBOOK
Results not in.
07/24/14
to
07/25/14
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.
07/25/14
to
07/26/14
Morton BBQ Throwdown Morton, IL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ryan Koener Phone: 309-20-1572. rak@koener.com
KCBS Reps: PEG ROGERS, DAVE ROGERS
Results not in.
07/25/14
to
07/26/14
WNC BBQ Festival "Smokin' in the Valley" Maggie Valley, NC
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Teresa Smith Phone: 828-926-1686. teresa@maggievalley.org
KCBS Reps: KATHY BRAZIER, PHILLIP BRAZIER
Results not in.
07/25/14
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07/26/14
BBQ Fest Cooking Contest Dyersburg, TN
Contact: Natalie Patterson Phone: 731-288-7076. bbq@burksb.com
KCBS Reps:
Results not in.
07/25/14
to
07/26/14
Siskiyou Beef Country Cook-Off Montague, CA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: John Hammond Phone: 530-459-5244. john.e.hammond@sbcglobal.net
KCBS Reps:
Results not in.
07/25/14
to
07/26/14
Up in Smoke BBQ Bash Mason City, IA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Globe Gazette Phone: 641-421-0577. ruth.miller@lee.net
KCBS Reps: DAVE LONDEEN, WILLIAM GAGE, DEBRA GAGE
Prize Money: $12225.00   
Results not in.
07/25/14
to
07/26/14
6th Annual Vista Q Classic Vista, CA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Dale Ginos Phone: 760-310-5040. daleginos@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: KELLY MCINTOSH, KATHLEEN MCINTOSH
Results not in.
07/25/14
to
07/26/14
Smokin' Hot Cars & BBQ at the Allen County Fair Iola, KS
Contact: Tom Brigham Phone: 620-365-1615. bbq@iola-rotary.org
KCBS Reps: LINDA POLSON, DENNIS POLSON
Results not in.
07/25/14
to
07/26/14
Foothills Country Fair BBQ Bash Cleveland, TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Louie Alford Phone: 423-339-1989. lalford42@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: MARK HAGGITT, RICHARD C PRESTON
Results not in.
07/25/14
to
07/26/14
Dodge City Days Barbeque Cook-Off Dodge City, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Abby Elliott Phone: 620-227-3119. aelliott@dodgechamber.com
KCBS Reps: BUNNY TUTTLE, RICH TUTTLE
Results not in.
07/25/14
to
07/26/14
Harpoon Championships of New England BBQ Windsor, VT
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Fitz Granger Phone: 617-574-9551 x525. fitz@harpoonbrewery.com
KCBS Reps: DON LOVELY, LESLIE LOVELY
Results not in.
07/25/14
to
07/26/14
Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Des Moines, IA
Contact: KCBS Office Phone: 800-963-5227.
KCBS Reps: MIKE LAKE, THERESA LAKE
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
07/25/14
to
07/26/14
Racing for the BBQ Lee's Summit, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Charlie Gascich Phone: 913-620-1690. cwhatsoever@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: PHIL MORROW, ROSEMARY MORROW
Results not in.
07/25/14
to
07/26/14
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.
07/25/14
to
07/26/14
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.
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