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April 2018

04/06/18
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04/07/18
Chillin N Grillin BBQ Festival( CANCELLED) Sands Springs, OK
[CANCELLED]  
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kristen Valentin, Sand Springs, OK 74063
Phone: 9182453221. kristen@sandspringschamber.com
KCBS Reps: MICHAEL WINTER, MARK COLLIER
Results not in.
04/06/18
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04/07/18
*CCS Fest Indianapois, IN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Amber McCreery, Indianapolis, IN 46237
Phone: 317-498-3814. almccreery31@gmail.com
Contact: Aaron McCreery, Indianapolis, IN 46237
Phone: 317-498-3814. aarondmccreery@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DAVE DRUETZLER, BECKY DRUETZLER
Results not in.
04/06/18
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04/07/18
Eighth Annual Bull Moose Somerville, TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Marvin Hurley, Somerville, TN 38053
Phone: 901-282-6138. mdhurley1957@yahoo.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Marger Plummer, Judges - click on link located on the right side of the page ---> Phone: 901-487-3872. margeplummer1@bellsouth.net
KCBS Reps: WAYNE LOHMAN, MARIA LOHMAN
Prize Money: $9000.00   
Results not in.
04/06/18
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04/07/18
NYC BBQ Cookoff Staten Island, NY
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Frank Saulle, Staten Island, NY 10306
Phone: 917-371-5669. fsaulle@historicrichmondtown.org
KCBS Reps: DON MULLER, NANCY MULLER
Results not in.
04/06/18
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04/07/18
City of Springs BBQ Championship Sulphur, OK
Contact: Garrett Leveridge, Sulphur, Ok 73086
Phone: 580-618-0950. garrett.leveridge@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: LYNDA VOTH, LARRY VOTH
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
04/06/18
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04/07/18
*Brunskwick BBQ Beach Bash Brunswick, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: John Jones, Brunswick, GA 31520
Phone: 912-264-2232. john@jajonesinsurance.com
KCBS Reps: JULIE COOK, RUSTY COOK
Results not in.
04/06/18
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04/07/18
*Cedar Fest BBQ Cook-Off Cedar Park, TX
Contact: Lyndee Mathews, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Phone: 5122607800. lyndee@cedarparkchamber.org
KCBS Reps: BOB MCKINNON, TERRI MCKINNON Alt Rep: BILL SHIFLETT
Results not in.
04/06/18
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04/07/18
Smoke in the Spring Osage City, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Corey Linton, Osage City, KS 66523
Phone: 785-528-4610. rec@osagecity.com
Contact: Wayne White, Osage City, KS 66523
Phone: 785-217-7456. osagecountynews@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: KIM COLLIER, JOHN GRIMES, DENNIS POLSON, LINDA POLSON, DAVE ROGERS, PEG ROGERS
Results not in.
04/06/18
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04/07/18
The Ironman Greencastle, PA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Eric Forrester, Greencastle, PA 17225
Phone: 717-643-0039. eric@ironmanbbq.com
KCBS Reps: ALEX JR BROWN, ROBERT MCKEE
Results not in.
04/06/18
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04/07/18
Stillwater Elks Lodge Blazathon Stillwater, OK
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT:Chad Duncan, Stillwater, OK 74075
Phone: 405-880-4514. Blazathon@gmail.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTEST: Kris Duncan, Stillwater, OK 74075
Phone: 405-714-5334. Blazathon@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: LARRY HADLEY, MARK SIMMONS
Results not in.
04/07/18
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04/07/18
*Rockin Rib Off (BACKYARD ONLY) Selma , AL
Contact: Clay Carmichael, Selma, AL 36701
Phone: 334-410-0582. blackbeltbenefitgroup@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: ROXANNE GOULD, LINDA GOULD
Prize Money: $3150.00   
Results not in.
04/07/18
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04/08/18
Smoke by Cucina e Tavola (CANCELLED) Winterhur,
[CANCELLED]  
Contact: Simon Okker, Winterhur,Switzerland, 8400
Phone: 41628910853. okker.cuiper@comanagement.ch
KCBS Reps: LINDA HAVINGA, HARRY HAVINGA
Results not in.
04/07/18
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04/08/18
2nd Meat Smoke and Beer BBQ Competition Wels 2018 Wels,
Contact: Armin Oberndorfer , Wels, Austria, 4600
Phone: +43 676 3030253. Organisation@meat-smoke-and-beer.com
KCBS Reps: HAYMO GUTWENIGER, LUCA FAMIGLI
Results not in.
04/07/18
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04/08/18
*Smoke on the Border Gravette, AR
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Fred Overstreet, Gravette, AR
Phone: 479-752-3313. blastmaster@fullnet.net
KCBS Reps: RALPH WILLIAMS, KAREN JANE WILLIAMS
Results not in.
04/13/18
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04/14/18
*Kansas Children's Discovery Center's Discovery 'Que BBQ contest Topeka, KS
Contact: Debra Ricks, Topeka, KS 66604
Phone: 785-783-8300. dricks@kansasdiscovery.org
KCBS Reps: PEG ROGERS, DAVE ROGERS
Results not in.
04/13/18
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04/14/18
The Best Dam BBQ Contest at Smithville Lake Smithville, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Tony Kerns, Smithville, MO 64089
Phone: 816-749-3154. thebestdambbqcontest@gmail.com
Contact: Scott Will, Smithville, MO 64089
thebestdambbqcontest@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: ROSEMARY MORROW, PHIL MORROW
Prize Money: $4000.00   
Results not in.
04/13/18
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04/14/18
TN River BBQ Battle & Music Fest(formerly Blues Hog BBQ & Music Fest) Savannah, TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Mary Beth Hopper, Savannah, TN 38308
Phone: 7316167474. mbhopper@eplus.net
Contact: Scott Parish, Savannah, TN 38308
Phone: 7316298-6665. bscottparish@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: WAYNE LOHMAN, MARIA LOHMAN
Prize Money: $10250.00   
Results not in.
04/13/18
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04/14/18
Smoke on the Falls Gadsden, AL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Janet Tarrance, Gadsden, AL 35902
Phone: 256-549-4658. jtarrance@cityofgadsden.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Tricia Morton, Gadsden, AL 35902
triciam840@comcast.net
KCBS Reps: SAM APPLETON, JANET APPLETON, DAVE AMEND
Results not in.
04/14/18
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04/15/18
Wild King BBQ Competition Tirol,
Contact: Franz Groessing, Tirol, AU A-6380
Phone: +43 664 204 4595. f.groessing@a1.net
KCBS Reps: HAYMO GUTWENIGER, LUCA FAMIGLI
Results not in.
04/14/18
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04/15/18
*Southwest Kosher BBQ Festival( COMPETITOR'S SERIES) Scottsdale, AZ
Contact: Jeffery Stanlis, Scottdale, AZ 85012
Phone: 480-510-7228. info@southwestkosherbbq.com
KCBS Reps: STEVE ALVAREZ, MERRIALYCE ALVAREZ
Results not in.
04/14/18
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04/15/18
Perth Barbecue Festival Perth,
Contact: Margaret Vitale, Perth, 8008
Phone: 0418 364 594 . margaret@bbqfest.com.au
KCBS Reps: GARTH WELSH
Results not in.
04/14/18
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04/15/18
Meat The East Hengelo,
Contact: Huddie Lee Stokes, Hengelo, Neterlands, 7534 HK
Phone: +31 643825677. info@stokesbbq.NL
Contact: Marco Wulff, Hengelo, Neterlands, 7534 HK
Phone: +31 648163194. info@marcook.NL
KCBS Reps: LINDA HAVINGA, HARRY HAVINGA
Results not in.
04/20/18
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04/21/18
*Cornelia Apple Blossom BBQ Competition Cornelia, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Rachel Harper, Cornelia, GA 30531
apple2018@whitefoxrun.com
Contact: Jessie Owensby, Downtown Cornelia, Cornelia, GA 30531
Phone: 7067788585. dmanager@corneliageorgia.org
KCBS Reps: DOUG REID, WAYNE HARPER
Prize Money: $8700.00   
Results not in.
04/20/18
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04/21/18
High on the Hog Festival Winchester, TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Ray Davis JUDGES CONTACT: Dianne Zimmerman Phone: 931-308-9376 (TEAMS). highonthehog_teams@yahoo.com (TEAMS) FOR JUDGES - deezimmerman1949@hotmail.com
Contact: BACKYARD TEAMS: Nancy Hibler Phone: 931-636-2719 (BACKYARD TEAMS).
KCBS Reps: MARK HAGGITT, ROXANNE GOULD, LINDA GOULD, TANA R FRENSLEY
Results not in.
04/20/18
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04/21/18
*Barnesville BBQ & Blues Barnsville, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:Sharon Greer, Barnesville, GA 30204
Phone: 770-358-5284. sgreer675@att.net
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT:TJ Imberger, Barnesville, GA 30204
Phone: 770-358-5284. tjimberger@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: RUSTY COOK, JULIE COOK
Results not in.
04/20/18
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04/21/18
*Interstate BBQ Festival Hagerstown, MD
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Rob Immer, Hagerstown, MD 21742
Phone: 3019912373. rob@mountainmarylandevents.com
KCBS Reps: LOUISE WEIDNER, ROBERT MCKEE, ALEX JR BROWN
Results not in.
04/20/18
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04/21/18
*Interstate BBQ Festival (BACKYARD ONLY) Hagerstown, MD
Contact: Rob Immer, Hagerstown, MD 21742
Phone: 3019912373. rob@mountainmarylandevents.com
KCBS Reps: LOUISE WEIDNER, ROBERT MCKEE, ALEX JR BROWN
Results not in.
04/20/18
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04/21/18
13th Annual Hanor Smokin' Red Dirt BBQ Enid, OK
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Lynne Benkendorf, Enid, OK 73701
Phone: 580-548-8194. lbenkendorf@eaglemkt.com
KCBS Reps: KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Results not in.
04/20/18
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04/21/18
*Main Street BBQ & Blues Fest Washington, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Bridgette Kelch, Washington, MO 63090
Phone: 636-239-1743. bkelch@downtownwashmo.org
KCBS Reps: BUNNY TUTTLE, RICH TUTTLE
Results not in.
04/20/18
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04/21/18
Wild Wild West BBQ Showdown Wildomar, CA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Henry Silverstre, Wildomar, CA 92595
Phone: 951-445-1903. hsilverstre@aol.com
KCBS Reps: MERRIALYCE ALVAREZ, STEVE ALVAREZ
Results not in.
04/20/18
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04/21/18
Rock'n N Ribs BBQ Festival Springfield, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Team Contact:Michael Brady, Springfiled, MO 65810
Phone: 417-483-2353. mlbrady33@mchsi.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:Kim Nash, Springfiled, MO 65810
knash@greatsouthernbank.com
KCBS Reps: LYNDA VOTH, LARRY VOTH, FRAN BOWEN, ALFRED T BOWEN
Prize Money: $15000.00   
Results not in.
04/20/18
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04/21/18
*Pig and Swig (COMPETITORS SERIES) Kansas City, MO
Contact: Kenzi Hoyle, Kansas City, MO 64016
Phone: 816-277-8303. khoyle@cordish.com
KCBS Reps: CAROLYN WELLS, KIM COLLIER
Results not in.
04/20/18
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04/21/18
Nor'Easter BBQ Showdown (DAY1) CAMPGROUND BBQ SEREIES Plymouth, MA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jeremy Garrett, Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone: 802-244-8994. Jeremy@J2Levents.com
KCBS Reps: DON LOVELY, LESLIE LOVELY
Results not in.
04/20/18
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04/21/18
10th Annual VFW Post 846 BBQ Challenge Overland Park, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Tanya Brunning, Overland Park, KS 66212
Phone: 913-648-4991. bbqvfw846@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: FORREST BRUCE, MARK COLLIER, LARRY HADLEY
Results not in.
04/21/18
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04/22/18
*Fire N Up in the Flint Hills Council Grove, KS
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Diane Wolfe, Council Grove, KS 66846
Phone: 620-767-5413. diane@councilgrove.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Angie Schwerdtfeger, Council Grove, KS 66846
Phone: 785-561-0645. aschwerdtfeger@tctainc.net
KCBS Reps: DENNIS POLSON, LINDA POLSON
Results not in.
04/21/18
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04/22/18
Bardo-Q BBQ Competition Bardonecchia,
Contact: Vittorio Montabone, Bardonecchia, Italy, 10098
Phone: +393930822290. vitto@prolocobardonecchia.it
KCBS Reps: LUCA FAMIGLI, HAYMO GUTWENIGER
Results not in.
04/21/18
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04/21/18
*Fire at the Foothills(BACKYARD ONLY) Chelsea, AL
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Mike Denton, Chelsea, AL 35043
Phone: 205-915-2745. jmdenton@bellsouth.net
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Scott Weygand Scottw@hometownagent.com
KCBS Reps: SAM APPLETON, JANET APPLETON
Results not in.
04/21/18
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04/21/18
*Southern Hot Wing Festival (COMPETITOR SERIES) Memphis, TN
Contact: Paul Gagliano, Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: 901-949-2596. pauljgagliano@gmail.com
Contact: Marge Plummer, Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: 901-487-3872. margeplummer1@bellsouth.net
KCBS Reps: WAYNE LOHMAN, CAROLYN WELLS
Results not in.
04/21/18
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04/22/18
Nor'Easter BBQ Showdown (DAY 2) CAMPGROUND BBQ SEREIES Plymouth, MA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jeremy Garrett, Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone: 802-244-8994. Jeremy@J2Levents.com
KCBS Reps: DON LOVELY, LESLIE LOVELY
Results not in.
04/27/18
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04/28/18
*The Great Wisconsin Tune Up BBQ Contest Manawa, WI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Brenda Vander Zanden, Manawa, WI 54949
Phone: 920-427-6814. bkvanderz@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: ANTHONY MOORE, ANITA MOORE
Results not in.
04/27/18
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04/28/18
*BBQ Boogie & Blues Calhoun, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Aaron Walkover, Calhoun, GA 30701
Phone: 7063079129. shusser@gordoncountychamber.com
Contact: Sarah Husser, Calhoun, GA 30701
Phone: 706-625-3200. shusser@gordoncountychamber.com
KCBS Reps: MARK HAGGITT, DAVE AMEND
Results not in.
04/27/18
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04/28/18
Smoke on the Water Festival (BACKYARD ONLY) Florence, AL
Contact: Myron Berry, Florence, AL 35633
Phone: 256-740-9636. myronberry@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: RANDY G BIGLER, CAROL BIGLER
Prize Money: $6100.00   
Results not in.
04/27/18
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04/28/18
Uptown Lexington BBQ Capital Cook Off(CANCELLED) Lexington, NC
[CANCELLED]  
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Rebekah McGee, Lexington, NC 27292
Phone: 336-249-0383. rebekah@uptownlexington.com
Contact: Samantha Black, Lexington, NC 27292
Phone: 336-249-0383. sam@uptownlexington.com
KCBS Reps: RUSTY COOK, JULIE COOK
Results not in.
04/27/18
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04/28/18
*Chisholm Trail BBQ Cook Off Wellington, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Sunni Bales, Wellington, KS 67152
Phone: 620-326-0263. sunnileeb@gmail.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Dianne Miller, Washington St. Phone: 6203267686. hobbs@sutv.com
KCBS Reps: LYNDA VOTH, LARRY VOTH
Results not in.
04/27/18
to
04/28/18
Southaven Springfest Southaven, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Brenda Orozco, Southhaven, MS 38671
Phone: 901-800-7907. brendaorozco514@hotmail.com
Contact: Dana Alvarez, Southhaven, MS 38671
Phone: 901-254-4727. msqueen1970@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: WILLIAM GAGE, DEBRA GAGE
Prize Money: $14500.00   
Results not in.
04/27/18
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04/28/18
Pickin N Pullin BBQ competition Lenexa, VA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jon Caldwell, Lanexa, VA 23089
Phone: 804-966-8362. jcaldwell@rockahock.com
KCBS Reps: JOHN G BUSCH, ROBERT MCKEE
Results not in.
04/27/18
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04/28/18
*Smokin' in the Creek BBQ Contest -Re-Boot Sugar Creek, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Sue Mikula, Sugar Creek, MO 64054
Phone: 816-252-4413 ext 1302. smikula@sugar-creek.mo.us
KCBS Reps: PEG ROGERS, DAVE ROGERS
Results not in.
04/28/18
to
04/29/18
Atlanta BBQ Classic Atlanta, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Randall Bowman, Atlanta, GA 30028
Phone: 770-886-6290. bbqcup@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: PHILLIP BRAZIER, KATHY BRAZIER
Results not in.
04/28/18
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04/29/18
KCBS Greek Fire Festival 2018 Reichshof,
Contact: Markus Bondort, Reichshof Germany, 51580
Phone: +49 1737150876. Kcbs@greekfire.de
Contact: Oliver Louse, Reichshof Germany, 51580
Phone: +49 1788488888. Kcbs@greekfire.de
KCBS Reps: LINDA HAVINGA, HARRY HAVINGA
Results not in.
04/28/18
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04/29/18
4th Barbecue Bulls Championship Salzburg 2018 Salzburg Austria,
Contact: Helmut Karl, info@helmukarl.at, Salzburg Austria, 5020
Phone: 662461462. info@helmukarl.at
KCBS Reps: LUCA FAMIGLI, HAYMO GUTWENIGER
Results not in.
04/28/18
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04/29/18
New Jersey KnoQ-out-CAMPGROUND BBQ SERIES Blairstown, NJ
Contact: Jeremy Garrett, Blairstown, NJ 05676
Phone: 802-244-8994. Jeremy@J2Levents.com
KCBS Reps: LOUISE WEIDNER, ALEX JR BROWN
Results not in.
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