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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
* KCBS does not guarantee the prize pool, the listed amount may include ancillary prize money, and the organizer is solely responsible for the payment of the prize money

February 2017

02/03/2017
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02/04/2017
*Humble Rodeo & BBQ ( WFC Qualifier) Humble, TX
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ric Halbrook, Phone: 713-826-6321, rhalbrook@humblerodeo.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Julia Arcuri, Phone: 832-444-0996, julia.arcuri@humble.k12.tx.us
KCBS Reps: BOB MCKINNON, TERRI MCKINNON, CLARA WILLIAMS, JONATHAN B WILLIAMS, KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Prize Money: $17,400    CBJ Percentage: 72%
Grand Champion: IOWA'S SMOKEY D'S BBQ
Results In    Number of Teams: 136    High Score: 699.4056
02/03/2017
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02/04/2017
Brasstown Valley Resort BBQ Throwdown(Teams & Judges Full) Young Harris, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Karen Rogers, Phone: 706-379-4606, krogers@brasstownvalley.com
Contact: Doug Reid,
KCBS Reps: KATHY BRAZIER, PHILLIP BRAZIER
Prize Money: $6,200    CBJ Percentage: 100%
Grand Champion: BALD HAWG BBQ
Results In    Number of Teams: 41    High Score: 701.0972
02/04/2017
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02/05/2017
Yak Ales Melbourne Barbecue Festival Melbourne, Australia
Contact: Matt Vitale, Phone: +61 410 458 075, melbourne@bbqfest.com.au
KCBS Reps: IO TEAM
Grand Champion: EUREKA SMOKE
Results In    Number of Teams: 43    High Score: 679.4972
02/16/2017
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02/18/2017
* Shotgun Fred BBQ Showdown(JUDGES FULL) Huntsville, TX
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ben Pruitt, Phone: 936-661-4204, benatt41@aol.com
KCBS Reps: KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Prize Money: $10,000    CBJ Percentage: 100%
Grand Champion: CLARK CREW BBQ
Results In    Number of Teams: 41    High Score: 705.6568
02/17/2017
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02/18/2017
Downtown BBQ Throwdown Boca Raton, FL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Walter Jones, Phone: 813-765-7247, info@downtownbbqthrowdown.com
Contact: Wazim Reid, Phone: 934-347-1326, judging@downtownbbqthrowdown.com
KCBS Reps: MIKE GARRETSON, CAROLYN WELLS
Prize Money: $17,100    CBJ Percentage: 100%
Grand Champion: SMOKIN OFF THE GRID
Results In    Number of Teams: 26    High Score: 689.1084
02/17/2017
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02/18/2017
The Smithfield Guinea Pig Indio, CA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Arlie Bragg, Phone: 6154777447, arlie@arliequeevents.com
KCBS Reps: KATHLEEN MCINTOSH, KELLY MCINTOSH
Prize Money: $10,000    CBJ Percentage: 100%
Grand Champion: PORKETEERS
Results In    Number of Teams: 49    High Score: 701.1544
02/18/2017
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02/19/2017
Smoking Hot BBQ CoCo Beach Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Contact: Michael Compton, Phone: 787-319-9410, mike@bbqpr.com
Contact: Henry Bosch, Phone: 787-383-0630, Henry@BBQPR.com.
KCBS Reps: MARIA LOHMAN, WAYNE LOHMAN
Prize Money: $5,500   
Grand Champion: BBQ FREAKS
Results In    Number of Teams: 23    High Score: 695.9656
02/24/2017
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02/25/2017
*Bud & BBQ (JUDGING IS FULL) Meridian, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Anna Graceward, Phone: 601-934-1352, annagrace@mitchellcompanies.com
Contact: Judges Contact - Marge Plummer Ph.B., Phone: 901-487-3872, margeplummer1@bellsouth.net
KCBS Reps: JANET APPLETON, SAM APPLETON
Prize Money: $10,000   
Grand Champion: SWEET SWINE O'MINE
Results In    Number of Teams: 22    High Score: 705.0972
02/24/2017
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02/25/2017
Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Daphne, AL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: KCBS Office, Phone: 800-963-5227,
KCBS Reps: KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Prize Money: $10,000    CBJ Percentage: 100%
Grand Champion: SMOKE ON THIS
Results In    Number of Teams: 28    High Score: 690.2744
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