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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 2018

10/05/18
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10/06/18
Smoke EM IF You Got EM Springfiled, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Michelle Higgins, Springfield, MO 65809
Phone: 417-682-1568. michellehiggins31@yahoo.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Jim Altic, Springfield, MO 65809
Phone: 417-830-5090. jimaltic@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DAVE ROGERS, PEG ROGERS
Results not in.
10/05/18
to
10/06/18
Smoke On Water St. BBQ Championship Henderson, NV
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Arlie Bragg, Henderson, NV 89044
Phone: 6154777447. arlie@arliequeevents.com
KCBS Reps: STEVE ALVAREZ, MERRIALYCE ALVAREZ
Results not in.
10/05/18
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10/06/18
*Harbor-Que Winthrop Harbor, IL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Deborah Leable, Winthrop Harbor, IL 60096
Phone: 847-872-8998. harborque@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DAVE DRUETZLER, BECKY DRUETZLER
Results not in.
10/05/18
to
10/06/18
*Wisconsin Colorfest & BBQ Bash Turtle Lake, WI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Dennis Becker, Turtle Lake, WI 54889
Phone: 715-379-1327. drbecker@centurytel.net
KCBS Reps: ANITA MOORE, ANTHONY MOORE
Results not in.
10/05/18
to
10/06/18
Que & Cruz Louisa, VA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Bill Small, Louisa, VA 23093
Phone: 540-223-6329. billthegrillguy@msn.com
KCBS Reps: ALEX JR BROWN, JOHN G BUSCH
Results not in.
10/05/18
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10/06/18
Riverside Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival Greenfield, MA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kelly Jenkins Phone: 413-772-1553. reco@greenfiled-ma.gov
KCBS Reps: STEVE BEDWELL, KATHIE DAKAI
Results not in.
10/05/18
to
10/06/18
*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.
10/05/18
to
10/06/18
*Decatur's Smokin BBQ Festival Decator, IL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Lavell Peete, Decatur, IL 62521
Phone: 217-390-5455. 1peete1050@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: TINA WELLER, RALPH WELLER JR
Results not in.
10/05/18
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10/06/18
*Smoke & Ale Fall Festival Chelsea, MI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kelly Goodell, Chelsea, MI 48118
Phone: 734-475-1145. kellygoodell74@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: BECKY DRUETZLER, DAVE DRUETZLER
Results not in.
10/05/18
to
10/06/18
Keystone Classic BBQ State Championship Harrisburg, PA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Brenda Mitterder, Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: 717-787-2905. kile@pa.gov
KCBS Reps: DON LOVELY, LESLIE LOVELY
Results not in.
10/05/18
to
10/06/18
*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: Dillan Esco, Independence, MO 64055
Phone: 816-442-6110. dillan_esco@comcastspectacor.com
KCBS Reps: KIM COLLIER, MARK COLLIER, BUNNY TUTTLE, RICH TUTTLE
Results not in.
10/06/18
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10/06/18
*Harbor-Que (BACKYARD ONLY) Winthrop Harbor, IL
Contact: Deborah Leable, Winthrop Harbor, IL 60096
Phone: 847-872-8998. harborque@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DAVE DRUETZLER, BECKY DRUETZLER
Results not in.
10/06/18
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10/06/18
*Smoke & Ale Fall Festival(BACKYARD ONLY) Chelsea, MI
Contact: Kelly Goodell, Chelsea, MI 48118
Phone: 248-376-7412. Kellygoodell74@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: BECKY DRUETZLER, DAVE DRUETZLER
Results not in.
10/12/18
to
10/13/18
*Smoke the Town Leon, IA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Shannon Erb, Leon, IA 50144
Phone: 641-442-6511. info@smokethetown.com
KCBS Reps: MICHAEL EBERLE, TROY YOUNGBLOOD
Results not in.
10/12/18
to
10/13/18
CIBR-BBQ Central Illinois Bragging Right BBQ Arthur, IL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: George Fritz, Authur, IL 61911
Phone: 217-543-2766. BBQ@ArthurIL.com
KCBS Reps: TINA WELLER, CHARLIE BRINZA
Results not in.
10/12/18
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10/13/18
*Anchor City Cook Off Centralia, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ginny Zoellers, Centralia, MO 65240
Phone: 573-682-2272. ginny@centraliamochamber.com
KCBS Reps: PHIL MORROW, ROSEMARY MORROW
Results not in.
10/12/18
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10/13/18
OC BBQ Competition(JUDGES FULL) Costa Messa, CA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Steve Bender, Costa Mesa, CA 92663
Phone: 949-300-5103. Steve@stevebender.net
Contact: JUDGES FULL
KCBS Reps: MERRIALYCE ALVAREZ, STEVE ALVAREZ
Results not in.
10/12/18
to
10/13/18
The Real Squeal BBQ & Music Festival Lyons, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Daphne Walker, Lyons, GA 30436
Phone: 912-526-6445. lyonsmainstreet@gmail.com
Contact: Tim Lively, Lyons, GA 30436

KCBS Reps: CAROL BIGLER, RANDY G BIGLER
Results not in.
10/12/18
to
10/13/18
Waxhaw Grillin & Chillin BBQ cook-off Waxhaw, NC
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Lisa Hoffman, Waxhaw, NC 28173
Phone: 704-843-2195 ext.226. lhoffman@waxhaw.com
Contact: Joan Rhodes, Waxhaw, NC 28173
Phone: 704-843-2195 ext.226. lhoffman@waxhaw.com
KCBS Reps: SYBIL WILLIAMS, MICKY WILLIAMS
Results not in.
10/12/18
to
10/13/18
*Pigs in the Pit Alton, VA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Stephen Harper, Alton, VA 24520
Phone: 434-251-9068. sharper@davenportenergy.com
Contact: TEAM CONTACT: Derek Mitchell, Alton, VA 24520
Phone: 434-203-0773. derek.mitchell@aarons.com
KCBS Reps: ALEX JR BROWN, ALAN ROTHROCK
Results not in.
10/12/18
to
10/13/18
Grills N Grills Penn Valley, CA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ben Lobenstein, Penn Valley, CA 95946
Phone: 415-683-0784. ben@fireitupevents.com
KCBS Reps: JULIE POE , IAN SCHMIDT
Results not in.
10/12/18
to
10/13/18
*Shenandoah Valley BBQ Fest Woodstock, VA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Tom Eshelman, Woodstock, VA 22664
Phone: 504-459-3867. dburch@shencofair.com
Contact: Dawn Burch, Woodstock, VA 22664
Phone: 504-459-3867. dburch@shencofair.com
KCBS Reps: DON MULLER, NANCY MULLER
Results not in.
10/12/18
to
10/13/18
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: RUSTY COOK, DOUG REID
Results not in.
10/12/18
to
10/13/18
*15th Annual Cookin on the Kaw BBQ Contest Desoto, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Sara Ritter, Desoto, KS 66018
Phone: 913-583-1585. sritter@desotoks.org
KCBS Reps: DAVE ROGERS, PEG ROGERS
Results not in.
10/13/18
to
10/14/18
*Tallya BBQ Fesztival Tallya,
Contact: Levente Nemeth, Tallya,Hungary, 1125
Phone: +36 30 3397789. info.bbqnetwork@gmail.com
Contact: Mariusz Adorjanyi, Tallya,Hungary, 1125
Phone: +36 70 405 1918. info.bbqnetwork@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: HAYMO GUTWENIGER, LUCA FAMIGLI
Results not in.
10/13/18
to
10/14/18
*Bedouin Brew & Bar-B-Que Muskogee, OK
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Scott Seretean, Muskogee, OK 74402
Phone: 405-510-4986. bedouinbrewbbq@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Results not in.
10/19/18
to
10/20/18
*Clarksville BBQ Bash (COMPETITOR'S SERIES) Clarksville, TN
Contact: Kara Zahn, Clarksville, TN 37040
Phone: 931-645-7476. kara.zahn@cityofclarksville.com
KCBS Reps: TANA R FRENSLEY, RON CATO
Results not in.
10/19/18
to
10/20/18
*Smokin' Blues & BBQ Festival Duncanville, TX
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Mike Chrietzberg, Duncanville, TX 75116
Phone: 214-642-1365. mchrietz@duncanvilledisd.org
Contact: TEAM CONTACT: Jeff Burton, Duncanville, TX 75116
Phone: 214-641-3084. jeffpb88@aol.com
KCBS Reps: BILL SHIFLETT, JENNIFER SHIFLETT
Results not in.
10/19/18
to
10/20/18
*Mid-South BBQ Festival Mount Pleasant , TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Hugh Johnson, Mount Pleasant, TN 38474
Phone: 931-446-0490. dmorency@visitmountpleasanttn.com
KCBS Reps: SAM APPLETON, JANET APPLETON
Results not in.
10/19/18
to
10/20/18
2018 Greenbriar Blaze Off and Senior Q Independence, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: David Fennell, Independence, MO 64057
Phone: 816-257-5100. dfennell@watermarkcommunities.com.
Contact: Carey Peters, Independence, MO 64057
Phone: 816-257-5100. cpeters@watermarkcommunities.com
KCBS Reps: ROSEMARY MORROW, PHIL MORROW
Results not in.
10/19/18
to
10/20/18
*Harper County Bullseye BBQ Harper, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Sherry McCaslin, Harper, KS 67058
Phone: 620-845-1598. slmccaslin@txtav.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Kimberly Schrant, Harper, KS 67058
Phone: 620-845-0397. harpercitybullseyebbq@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: LARRY VOTH, LYNDA VOTH
Results not in.
10/19/18
to
10/20/18
*Ohio Smoked Meat & BBQ Festival Nelsonville, OH
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Amy Kinneer, Nelsonville, OH 45764
Phone: 740-753-4346. info@nelsonvillechamber.com
KCBS Reps: SCOTT GRINSTEAD, STEVE GRINSTEAD
Results not in.
10/26/18
to
10/27/18
*10th Annual Smokin the Fort BBQ & Blue Grass Festival Fort Gibson, OK
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Alyssa Gage, Fort Gibson, OK 74434
Phone: 918-478-4780. fortgibson@sbcglobal.net
KCBS Reps: KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Results not in.
10/27/18
to
10/28/18
Fourth Annual Dallas Kosher BBQ Championship(COMPETITOR'S SERIES) Dallas, TX
Contact: Sanford "Sandy" Dorf, Dallas, TX 75080
Phone: 817-946-3708. teams@dallaskosherbbq.com
Contact: Sanford "Sandy" Dorf, Dallas, TX 75080
Phone: 817-946-3708. judges@dallaskosherbbq.com
KCBS Reps: BILL SHIFLETT, JENNIFER SHIFLETT
Results not in.
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