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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

October 2017

10/06/17
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10/07/17
Jim Beam BBQ Classic Springfield, KY
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ralph Blandford, Springfield, KY 40069
Phone: 859-481-3992. blandfordauction@bellsouth.net
Contact: Marie Blandford, Springfield, KY 40069
Phone: 859-481-8459. jimbeambbqclassic@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: KENT SCHUETZ, RACHEL SCHUETZ
Results not in.
10/06/17
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10/07/17
*Decatur's Smokin BBQ Festival Decatur, IL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Lavell Peete, Decatur, IL 62521
Phone: 217-390-5455. lpeete1050@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: RALPH WELLER JR, TINA WELLER
Results not in.
10/06/17
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10/07/17
*BBQ & Blues on the Levee Helena, AR
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Teresa Patton, Helena, AR 72342
Phone: 870-572-9855. teresapatton59@hotmail.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT:Dusty Patton, Helena, AR 72342
Phone: 870-753-2023. teresapatton59@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: SAM APPLETON, JANET APPLETON
Prize Money: $7000.00   
Results not in.
10/06/17
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10/07/17
*Independence Fire & Ice BBQ Independence, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Vickie Rew, Independence, MO 64055
Phone: 816-442-6104. vicki_rew@comcastspectacor.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Paul Fray, Independence, MO 64055
Phone: 816-442-6117. paul_fray@comcastspectacor.com
KCBS Reps: RICH TUTTLE, BUNNY TUTTLE, MARK COLLIER, KIM COLLIER
Results not in.
10/06/17
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10/07/17
*Harbor-Que Winthrop Harbor, IL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Deborah Leable, Winthrop Harbor, IL 60096
Phone: 847-872-8998. harborque@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: BECKY DRUETZLER, DAVE DRUETZLER
Results not in.
10/06/17
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10/07/17
*Roast N Boast BBQ Columbus, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:Kathy Jones, Columbus, MS 39703
Phone: 662-251-7251. jonesgang@cableone.net
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT:Mike Law, Columbus, MS 39703
Phone: 662-549-5054. Mikelaw7240@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: LEE MCWRIGHT, ROXANNE GOULD
Results not in.
10/06/17
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10/07/17
All Fired Up (BACKYARD ONLY) Heathsville, VA
Contact: Sidney Mace, Heathsville, VA 22539
Phone: 804-453-4108. Macepenny@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: ANGELA MCKEE, ROBERT MCKEE
Results not in.
10/06/17
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10/07/17
Que & Cruz Louisa, VA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Bill Small, Louisa, VA 23093
Phone: 540-223-6329. billthegrillguy@msn.com
KCBS Reps: JOHN G BUSCH, ALEX JR BROWN
Results not in.
10/06/17
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10/07/17
*Go Hog Wild Arkansas BBQ Championship Sheridan, Ar
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jake Easley, Sheridan, Ar 72150
Phone: 870-917-7878. gohogwildbbq@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Results not in.
10/06/17
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10/07/17
Squealin in the Square(PALMETTO BBQ SERIES) Laurens, SC
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jonathan Irick, Laurens, SC 29360
Phone: 864-984-2119. mail@mainstreetlaurens.org
KCBS Reps: DON HARWELL, DEBBY HARWELL
Results not in.
10/06/17
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10/07/17
*Devon Grube Memorial BBQ Classic Virginia Beach, VA
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Rick Flora, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Phone: 252 202-6828. Flora@mabc.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Kenny Letner, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Phone: 757-724-8657. Kenny@teamletner.com
KCBS Reps: LOUISE WEIDNER, ALAN ROTHROCK
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
10/06/17
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10/07/17
Keystone Classic BBQ Harrisburg, PA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Morgan Firestine, Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: 747-926-6134. kile@pa.gov
Contact: Morgan Firestine kile@pa.gov
KCBS Reps: DON LOVELY, LESLIE LOVELY
Results not in.
10/06/17
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10/07/17
National Pro BBQ Tour Championship Bentonville, AR
KCBS Reps: WAYNE LOHMAN, MARIA LOHMAN, WILLIAM GAGE, DEBRA GAGE
CBJ Percentage: 100%
Results In  Number of Teams: 50     High Score:
10/06/17
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10/07/17
Riverside Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival Greenfield, MA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kelly Jenkins, Greenfiled, MA 01301
Phone: 413-772-1553. reco@greenfiled-ma.gov
KCBS Reps: STEVE BEDWELL, KATHIE DAKAI
Results not in.
10/06/17
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10/07/17
*Hog Wild BBQ Contest Corinth, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Tammy Bonds, Corinth, MS 38852
Phone: 662-396-1182. hogwildincorinth@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: RANDY G BIGLER, CAROL BIGLER
Results not in.
10/06/17
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10/07/17
Red Rocks Country Club BBQ Championship Morrison, CO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Tom Hollingshead, Morrison, CO 80465
Phone: 303-352-2034. tomhollinshead@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DEL ANDERSON, MICHAEL EBERLE
Results not in.
10/06/17
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10/07/17
*Clarksville BBQ Bash (BACKYARD ONLY) Clarksville, TN
Contact: Kara Zahn, Clarksville, TN 37040
Phone: 931-645-7476. kara.zahn@cityofclarksville.com
KCBS Reps: MARK HAGGITT, TANA R FRENSLEY
Results not in.
10/07/17
to
10/08/17
5th Annual BBQ Society Cook-Off Hoofddorp,
Contact: Frits De Jonge, Hoofddorp Netherlands, 6515 DE
Phone: 0031621553009. frits@bbqsociety.nl
KCBS Reps: LINDA HAVINGA, HARRY HAVINGA
Results not in.
10/07/17
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10/08/17
*Leavenworth Break-out BBQ Leavenworth, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Jerry Hansen, Leavenworth, KS 66048
ghansenjr@kc.rr.com
Contact: TEAM CONTACT: Michael Cole, Leavenworth, KS 66048
Phone: 913-680-8680. armypsncomsg@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: RICH TUTTLE, BUNNY TUTTLE
Results not in.
10/07/17
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10/07/17
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: WAYNE HARPER, RACHEL HARPER
Results not in.
10/13/17
to
10/14/17
CIBR-BBQ Central Illinois Bragging Right BBQ Arthur, IL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: George Fritz, Arthur, IL 61911
Phone: 217-543-2766. BBQ@ArthurIL.com
KCBS Reps: CHARLIE BRINZA, RALPH WELLER JR
Results not in.
10/13/17
to
10/14/17
Dana Point State BBQ Championship(CANCELLED) Dana Point, CA
[CANCELLED]  
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Brian McClune, Dana Point, CA 37122
Phone: 949-248-3583. bmcclure@danapoint.org
KCBS Reps: KELLY MCINTOSH, KATHLEEN MCINTOSH
Results not in.
10/13/17
to
10/14/17
Anchor City Cook Off Centralia, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ginny Zoellers, Centralia, MO 65240
Phone: 573-682-2272. ginny@centraliamochamber.com
KCBS Reps: ROSEMARY MORROW, PHIL MORROW
Results not in.
10/13/17
to
10/14/17
*Harper County Bullseye BBQ Harper, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Sherry McCaslin, 3001 N 33 Highway, Harper, KS 67058
Phone: 620-845-1598. Fax: Pratt. slmccaslin@cessna.textron.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Kimberly Schrant, Harper, KS 67058
Phone: 620-845-0397. harperctybullseyebbq@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: LYNDA VOTH, LARRY VOTH
Results not in.
10/13/17
to
10/14/17
The Real Squeal BBQ & Music Festival (GBC Qualifier) Lyons, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kathy Sharp, Lyons, GA 30436
Phone: 912-526-6445. lyonsmainstreet@gmail.com
Contact: Tim Lively tdlively@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: RANDY G BIGLER, CAROL BIGLER
Results not in.
10/13/17
to
10/14/17
Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down Rocky Mount, NC
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Susan Phelps, Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Phone: 252-972-1159. susan.phelps@rockymountnc.gov
KCBS Reps: DOUG REID, RUSTY COOK
Results not in.
10/13/17
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10/14/17
*Grillin & chillin BBQ cook-off Waxhaw, NC
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Lisa Hoffman, waxhaw, NC 28173
Phone: 704-843-2195. lhoffman@waxhaw.com
KCBS Reps: MICKY WILLIAMS, SYBIL WILLIAMS
Results not in.
10/13/17
to
10/14/17
14th Annual Cookin on the Kaw Desoto, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Sara Ritter, DeSoto, KS 66018
Phone: 913-583-1585. sritter@desotoks.org
KCBS Reps: PEG ROGERS, DAVE ROGERS
Results not in.
10/13/17
to
10/14/17
*Shenandoah Valley BBQ Fest Woodstock, VA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Dawn Burch, Woodstock, VA 22664
Phone: 540-459-3867. dburch@shencofair.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Tom Eshelman, Woodstock, VA 22664
Phone: 504-459-3867. dburch@shencofair.com
KCBS Reps: DON MULLER, NANCY MULLER
Results not in.
10/13/17
to
10/14/17
*Smokin' Blues & BBQ Festival Duncanville, TX
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Mike Chrietzberg, Duncanville, TX 75116
Phone: (214) 642-1365. chrietzbergm@att.net
Contact: TEAM CONTACT: Jeff Burton, Duncanville, TX 75116
Phone: (214) 641-3084. jeffpb88@aol.com
KCBS Reps: BILL SHIFLETT, JENNIFER SHIFLETT
Results not in.
10/14/17
to
10/14/17
Blues,Brew & BBQ(BACKYARD) Prince Fredrick, MD
Contact: Onyx Linthicum, Lusby, MD 20657
Phone: 202-439-4942. onyxlinthicum@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: ANGELA MCKEE, ROBERT MCKEE
Results not in.
10/14/17
to
10/15/17
*Tallya BBQ Fesztival Tallya,
Contact: Levente Nemeth, Tallya,Hungary,
Phone: +36 30 3397789. nemeth.levente@gmail.com
Contact: Mariusz Adorjanyi, Tallya,Hungary,
Phone: +36 70 4051918. mariusz@bbq-expedition.hu
KCBS Reps: IO TEAM
Results not in.
10/14/17
to
10/15/17
Bay State BBQ Championship Monson, MA
Contact: Jeremy Garrett, Monson, MA 05676
Phone: 802-244-8994. Jeremy@J2Levents.com
KCBS Reps: KATHIE DAKAI, STEVE BEDWELL
Results not in.
10/14/17
to
10/15/17
*Bedouin Brew & Bar-B-Que Muskogee, OK
Contact: Scott Seretean, Muskogee, OK 74402
Phone: 405-510-4986. bedouinbrewbbq@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Results not in.
10/20/17
to
10/21/17
*Big Buffalo Crossing BBQ Cook-off Munfordville, KY
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:Patti England, Munfordville, KY 42765
Phone: 270-524-4752. pattimtourism@gmail.com
Contact: TEAM CONTACT: Coni Shepperd, Munfordville, KY 42765
Phone: 270-524-4752. pattimtourism@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: PHILLIP BRAZIER, KATHY BRAZIER
Results not in.
10/20/17
to
10/21/17
Smoking in the Foothills Barbecue Competition And Festival Lenoir, NC
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Michael Kilby, Hudson, NC 28638
Phone: 828-310-2953. smokinginthefoothills@gmail.com
Contact: Rachel Harper, Hudson, NC 28638
lenoir2017@whitefoxrun.com
KCBS Reps: JULIE COOK, RUSTY COOK, DOUG REID
Results not in.
10/20/17
to
10/21/17
Boo-B-Que Rehobeth Beach, De
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Sandy Fulton, Rehobeth Beach, DE 21863
Phone: 410-726-1881. Sandyfulton720@gmail.com
Contact: Betty Frizzell, Rehobeth Beach, DE 21863
thebbqjudge@aol.com
KCBS Reps: MICKY WILLIAMS, SYBIL WILLIAMS Alt Rep: JUDY THOMPSON
Results not in.
10/20/17
to
10/21/17
Mid-South BBQ Festival Mount Pleasant, TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Hugh Johnson, Mount Pleasant, TN 38474
Phone: 931-446-0490. johnson6224@charter.net
KCBS Reps: RON CATO, TANA R FRENSLEY
Results not in.
10/20/17
to
10/21/17
*Ohio Smoked Meat & BBQ Festival Nelsonville, OH
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kevin Dotson Phone: 740-753-4346. kevin.dotson@rockybrands.com
KCBS Reps: STEVE GRINSTEAD, SCOTT GRINSTEAD
Results not in.
10/20/17
to
10/21/17
Best of the Midwest BBQ Cook-off Union Grove, WI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Liz Schwertfer, Union Grove, WI 53182
Phone: 262-878-4606. pumpkinchuckinfest@gmail.com
Contact: Jennifer Ditschect, Union Grove, WI 53182
Phone: 262-878-4606. pumpkinchuckinfest@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: ANTHONY MOORE, ANITA MOORE
Results not in.
10/20/17
to
10/21/17
2017 Greenbriar Blaze Off and Senior Q Independence, MO
Contact: David Fennell Phone: 8162575100. dfennell@watermarkcommunities.com
KCBS Reps: ROSEMARY MORROW, PHIL MORROW
Results not in.
10/21/17
to
10/21/17
Ocean Sate BBQ Championship West Kingston, RI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jeremy Garrett Phone: 8022448994. Jeremy@J2Levents.com
KCBS Reps: JENNIFER SHIFLETT, BILL SHIFLETT
Results not in.
10/27/17
to
10/28/17
Border War Barbeque Osawatomie, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Don Cawby, Osawatomie, KS 66064
Phone: 913-755-1944. borderwarbbq@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: PEG ROGERS, DAVE ROGERS
Results not in.
10/27/17
to
10/28/17
Smokin the Fort BBQ & Blue Grass Festival Fort Gibson, OK
Contact: Alyssa Gage, Fort Gibson, OK 74434
Phone: 918-478-4780. smokinthefort@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Results not in.
10/28/17
to
10/29/17
Third Annual Dallas Kosher BBQ Championship(COMPETITOR'S SERIES) Dallas, TX
Contact: Sandy Dorf, Dallas, TX 75080
Phone: 817-946-3798. info@dallaskosherbbq.com
Contact: Sandy Dorf, Dallas, TX 75080
Phone: 817-946-3708. judges@dallaskosherbbq.com
KCBS Reps: JENNIFER SHIFLETT, BILL SHIFLETT
Results not in.
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