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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

Recently Added Events

These events were added to the schedule within the last 60 days.

08/11/2018
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08/11/2018
Added: May 22, 2018
Seward County Fair Rib Rally (COMPETITORS SERIES) Seward , NE
Contact: Paul Mueller, Phone: 402-643-6609, pnsseward@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: MICHAEL EBERLE, TROY YOUNGBLOOD
Results Not In.
10/05/2018
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10/06/2018
Added: May 22, 2018
Smoke on the Water (BACKYARD ONLY) Guntersville, AL
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Jason Edmonds, Phone: 256-558-7155, jedmonds4315@gmail.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Tricia Morton, Phone: 256-538-8998, triciam840@comcast.net
KCBS Reps: CAROL BIGLER, RANDY G BIGLER
Results Not In.
07/07/2018
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07/08/2018
Added: May 16, 2018
Pure Q Bellerive,Tasmania, Australia
Contact: R Peterson, Phone: 61422833689, tbbqspresident@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DAVID ONG, GARTH WELSH
Prize Money: $1,250   
Results Not In.
10/19/2018
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10/20/2018
Added: May 14, 2018
Logandale Fall Festival Logandale, NV
Contact: Richard Eide, Phone: 702-379-5919, gbcc@mvdsh.com
KCBS Reps: KATHLEEN MCINTOSH, KELLY MCINTOSH
Results Not In.
10/19/2018
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10/20/2018
Added: May 14, 2018
Meat Scream BBQ Competition at Halloween Harvest Festival Westminster, CO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: James Borowicz, Phone: 720-394-0718, jim@unclejs-bbq.com
KCBS Reps: DEL ANDERSON, MICHAEL EBERLE
Results Not In.
12/31/2018
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01/01/2019
Added: May 14, 2018
South Florida's Fired Up Kosher BBQ Battle and Festival(COMPETITOR'S SERIES) Boca Raton, FL
Contact: Jonathan Rosman, Firedupsouthflorida@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: MIKE LAKE, THERESA LAKE
Results Not In.
11/09/2018
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11/10/2018
Added: May 10, 2018
*Polar Pig BBQ Cook-Off (Duel B) Concord, NC
Contact: Glenn Jones, Phone: 704-436-2024, polarpigbbq@gmail.com
Contact: Graham Wilson,
KCBS Reps: JULIE COOK, RUSTY COOK
Results Not In.
06/30/2018
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07/01/2018
Added: May 9, 2018
*GrillStock 2018 Bristol, United Kingdom
Contact: Mike Phillips, Phone: +0044 7902626068, mike@grillstock.co.uk
KCBS Reps: IO TEAM
Results Not In.
08/17/2018
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08/18/2018
Added: May 8, 2018
*Bordertown BBQ Brawl Sault Ste Marie, MI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Linda Miller, Phone: 906-647-2213, bordertownbbqbrawl@gmail.com
Contact: Andie Aiello, Phone: 906-647-2213, bordertownbbqbrawl@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DEBRA GAGE, WILLIAM GAGE
Prize Money: $6,500   
Results Not In.
08/24/2018
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08/25/2018
Added: May 8, 2018
Smokin for a Reason(BACKYARD ONLY) Fort Payne, AL
Contact: Durell Owens, Phone: 256-717-5626, ldowens@farmerstel.com
KCBS Reps: LINDA GOULD, ROXANNE GOULD
Results Not In.
08/31/2018
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09/01/2018
Added: May 8, 2018
*West Virginia BBQ Festival Ranson, WV
Contact: Rob Immer, Phone: 301-259-1991, Rob@interstatefestivalgroup.com
KCBS Reps: ROBERT MCKEE, LOUISE WEIDNER   Alt Rep: ALEX JR BROWN
Results Not In.
08/31/2018
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09/01/2018
Added: May 8, 2018
Smokin in the Bogs Warrens, WI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Greg Urmanski, Phone: 608-343-8003, Greg@Jellystonewarrens.com
KCBS Reps: DENA MILHOUS, RON MILHOUS
Results Not In.
09/01/2018
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09/02/2018
Added: May 8, 2018
*Fire it up Frostproof! Frostproof, FL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Angela Iversen, Phone: 407-697-4077, aiver@att.net
KCBS Reps: MIKE LAKE, THERESA LAKE
Prize Money: $10,000   
Results Not In.
09/07/2018
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09/08/2018
Added: May 8, 2018
Perimeter Community BBQ & Festival Atlanta, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Randall Bowman, Phone: 770-886-6290, bbqcup@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: KATHY BRAZIER, PHILLIP BRAZIER
Results Not In.
09/29/2018
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09/29/2018
Added: May 8, 2018
*New Albany BBQ Competition(BACKYARD ONLY) New Albany, IN
Contact: James Gaetano, Phone: 502-445-5343, james@nabbbfest.com
KCBS Reps: KENT SCHUETZ, RACHEL SCHUETZ
Results Not In.
02/22/2019
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02/23/2019
Added: May 8, 2018
*Diberville Throw down & Festival Diberville, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT:Desiree Marquez, Phone: 228-257-9734, Teams.diberville@gmail.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Barbie Cutrer, Phone: 228-6691550, Judges.diberville@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: BILL SHIFLETT, JENNIFER SHIFLETT
Results Not In.
07/19/2019
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07/20/2019
Added: May 8, 2018
*Smokin on the Summit Unity Village, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Matt Sanning, matt@lssocialservices.com
KCBS Reps: BUNNY TUTTLE, RICH TUTTLE
Results Not In.
11/30/2018
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12/01/2018
Added: May 3, 2018
The Smithfield King of the Smoker (INVITATIONAL ONLY) COMPETITOR'S Series Coachella, CA
Contact: Jessie Corbin, customerservice@bigpapsmokers.com
Contact: JUDGES FULL,
KCBS Reps: KATHLEEN MCINTOSH, KELLY MCINTOSH
Results Not In.
08/10/2018
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08/11/2018
Added: Apr 26, 2018
Route 66 Barbeque Throwdown Springfield, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Michelle Higgins, Phone: 417-682-1568, michellehiggings31@yahoo.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:Jim Altic, jimaltic@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: CLARA WILLIAMS, JONATHAN B WILLIAMS
Results Not In.
11/30/2018
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12/01/2018
Added: Apr 26, 2018
*Christmas on the River Demoplis, AL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Paul Willingham, Phone: 334-422-1029, director@demopolischamber.com
Contact: Marge Plummer Ph.B., Phone: 901-487-3872, margeplummer1@bellsouth.net
KCBS Reps: CAROL BIGLER, RANDY G BIGLER
Results Not In.
07/21/2018
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07/21/2018
Added: Apr 24, 2018
*South Carolina Peach Festival (BACKYARD ONLY)(Cancelled) Gaffney, SC
[CANCELLED]  
Contact: JUDGES CONTCT:Charlie Daggerhart, Phone: 864-505-4494, cdaggerhart@gmail.com
Contact: TEAM CONTACT: Justin Manry, Phone: 864-764-4743, justin.manry@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: DEBBY HARWELL, DON HARWELL
Results Not In.
10/20/2018
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10/21/2018
Added: Apr 24, 2018
*3rd Annual St. Louis Kosher BBQ Competition (Kosher Series) Olivette, MO
Contact: Mindy Woolf, Phone: 314-239-2327, mwoolfbbq@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: CHARLIE BRINZA, RALPH WELLER JR
Results Not In.
09/22/2018
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09/23/2018
Added: Apr 23, 2018
5th Ruhrpott BBQ 2018 Waltrop, Germany
Contact: Tom and Natashcha Hermann, Contest@palm-bbq.de
KCBS Reps: DEBBY HARWELL, DON HARWELL
Results Not In.
06/29/2018
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06/30/2018
Added: Apr 16, 2018
*Traeger NorUt State Championship Ogden, UT
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jesse Johnson, Phone: 801-390-1000, jesse@bigjohnsonbbq.com
KCBS Reps: STEVEN FLEWALLEN, MARK SILVER
Results Not In.
07/13/2018
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07/14/2018
Added: Apr 16, 2018
Happy Grillmore BBQ Competition Draper, UT
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Scott Sorensen, Phone: 801-369-6314, Scottsorensen11@Gmail.com
KCBS Reps: MICHAEL EBERLE, STEVEN FLEWALLEN
Prize Money: $10,000   
Results Not In.
07/20/2018
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07/21/2018
Added: Apr 16, 2018
National Pitmaster Championship Cumming, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Randall Bowman, Phone: 770-886-6290, bbqcup@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: JULIE COOK, RUSTY COOK
Prize Money: $10,000   
Results Not In.
08/25/2018
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08/26/2018
Added: Apr 16, 2018
RegahFest 2018 Yellow The Hague, Netherlands
Contact: Daan Hamoen, Phone: +31 6 47940067, Daan@regahfest.nl
KCBS Reps: HARRY HAVINGA, LINDA HAVINGA
Results Not In.
10/12/2018
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10/13/2018
Added: Apr 16, 2018
*Butler Fest 2018 Butler, AL
Contact: Robby MCKenzie, Phone: 601-409-3827, robby.mckenzie@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: JANET APPLETON, SAM APPLETON
Results Not In.
11/16/2018
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11/17/2018
Added: Apr 16, 2018
The National BBQ Cup ( Day 1, Contest B) Cumming, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Randall Bowman, Phone: 770-886-6290, bbqcup@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: JULIE COOK, RUSTY COOK
Prize Money: $10,000   
Results Not In.
11/16/2018
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11/17/2018
Added: Apr 16, 2018
The National BBQ Cup ( Day 1, Contest A) Cumming, GA
Contact: Randall Bowman, Phone: 770-886-6290, bbqcup@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: KATHY BRAZIER, PHILLIP BRAZIER, DOUG REID
Prize Money: $10,000   
Results Not In.
11/17/2018
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11/18/2018
Added: Apr 16, 2018
The National BBQ Cup ( Day 2) Cumming, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Randall Bowman, Phone: 770-886-6290, bbqcup@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: KATHY BRAZIER, PHILLIP BRAZIER, DOUG REID
Prize Money: $10,000   
Results Not In.
08/04/2018
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08/05/2018
Added: Apr 9, 2018
Adath Israel 2nd Annual BBQ & Festival (KOSHER SERIES) CINCINNATI, OH
Contact: Hiesch Wise, Phone: 513-543-8106, hirschwise@gmail.com
Contact: Harry Schneider, buck1955@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: SCOTT GRINSTEAD, STEVE GRINSTEAD
Results Not In.
07/13/2018
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07/14/2018
Added: Apr 4, 2018
*The Great Northwest Barbecue & Beer Festival Coeur d' Alene, ID
Contact: Tony Hill Tyler Davis, Phone: 509-868-6389, greatnwbbq@gmail.com
Contact: Miriam Nevarez, Phone: 208-964-4734, greatnwbbq@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: JENNIFER SHIFLETT, MARK SILVER
Prize Money: $10,000   
Results Not In.
07/13/2018
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07/14/2018
Added: Apr 4, 2018
New Jersey State Barbecue Championship North Wildwood, NJ
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Robert Matteucci, Phone: 609-523-6565, competitord@njbbq.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Eric Shenkus, Phone: 609-523-6565, njbbq@njbbq.com
KCBS Reps: JOHN G BUSCH, DON MULLER, NANCY MULLER
Results Not In.
08/24/2018
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08/25/2018
Added: Apr 4, 2018
Pigs and Peaches BBQ Festival Kennesaw, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kimberly Flores, Phone: 770-422-9714, kdflores@kenensaw-ga.gov
Contact: Doug Rhodes, pigsandpeaches@att.net
KCBS Reps: JULIE COOK, RUSTY COOK
Results Not In.
08/25/2018
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08/26/2018
Added: Apr 4, 2018
*2nd Annual Halfway to St.Pats BBQ Contest Emmetsburg, IA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Stephanie Mehan, Phone: 712-480-0252, stephamehan@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: CINDY JUHL, TOM JUHL
Results Not In.
09/28/2018
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09/29/2018
Added: Apr 4, 2018
Mazatzal Grill Masters BBQ competition & Testicle Festival Payson, AZ
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Arlie Bragg, Phone: 615-477-7447, arlie@arliequeevents.com
KCBS Reps: KATHLEEN MCINTOSH, KELLY MCINTOSH
Results Not In.
10/05/2018
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10/06/2018
Added: Apr 4, 2018
*SMOKEToBERFEST Ottumwa, IA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:Nancy Menke, Phone: 641-680-2293, nancy@remaxpride.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Jeremy Weller, Phone: 641-799-3836, jerweller@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: CINDY JUHL, TOM JUHL
Results Not In.
10/13/2018
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10/14/2018
Added: Apr 4, 2018
*NILE Beer B Q Billings, MT
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:Sheila Brown, Phone: 406-698-4663, mtfoxmont@aol.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Justin Hamilton, Phone: 406-860-7651, justhamilton@netzero.com
KCBS Reps: FORREST BRUCE, MARK COLLIER
Results Not In.
01/18/2019
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01/19/2019
Added: Apr 4, 2018
Slab-O-Rama Barbeque Challenge Bullhead City, AZ
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: T'Shura-Ann Elias, Phone: 920-704-7267, tshura@gregoryandelias.com
Contact: Scott Merrill, Phone: 928-704-7267, slmerrill07@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: MERRIALYCE ALVAREZ, STEVE ALVAREZ, BUNNY TUTTLE, RICH TUTTLE
Results Not In.
02/15/2019
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02/16/2019
Added: Apr 4, 2018
*Shotgun Fred BBQ Showdown Huntsville, TX
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ben Pruitt, Phone: 956-661-4204, benatt41@aol.com
KCBS Reps: CAROLYN WELLS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Results Not In.
06/16/2018
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06/16/2018
Added: Apr 3, 2018
*Iowa Juneteenth Observance( Grilling Competitors Series) Des Moines, IA
Contact: Rod Bradley, Phone: 515-988-2290, rbradley3012@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DENA MILHOUS, RON MILHOUS
Results Not In.
07/20/2018
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07/21/2018
Added: Apr 3, 2018
*BBQ-Fest Cooking Contest Dyersburg , TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Kaylin Dortch, Phone: 731-288-1339, kaylin@burksb.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Natalie Patterson, Phone: 731-589-3670, BBQ@BURKSB.COM
KCBS Reps: CHARLIE BRINZA, RALPH WELLER JR
Results Not In.
08/10/2018
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08/11/2018
Added: Apr 3, 2018
26th Annual State BBQ Championship of Nebraska Arlington, NE
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kris Gates Kevin Nelson, Phone: 402-630-1135, gobs.bbq.contest@gmail.com
Contact: John Gates, gobsjudges@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DENA MILHOUS, RON MILHOUS
Results Not In.
09/07/2018
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09/08/2018
Added: Apr 3, 2018
*Smokin on the White Batesville, AR
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGE CONTACT: Donna Turner, Phone: 870-613-1564, Smokingjudges@hotmail.com
Contact: Jim Butler, Phone: 870-307-5338, ducksinbatesville@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: DONNA YOUNG, ED YOUNG
Results Not In.
09/22/2018
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09/22/2018
Added: Apr 3, 2018
*Barbeque on the Hill (COMPETITOR'S SERIES) Blue Island, IL
Contact: Josh Edwards, Phone: 708-270-2333, jedwards@blueislandparks.org
KCBS Reps: TINA WELLER, RALPH WELLER JR
Results Not In.
09/28/2018
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09/29/2018
Added: Apr 3, 2018
BBQ in the Badlands Glendive, MT
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Denny Malone, Phone: 406-377-5601, denny@glendivechamber.com
KCBS Reps: MICHAEL EBERLE, STEVEN FLEWALLEN
Results Not In.
10/19/2018
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10/20/2018
Added: Apr 3, 2018
Boo-B-Que Rehoboth Beach, DE
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:Betty Frizzell, thebbqjudge@aol.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Sandy Fulton, Phone: 410-726-1881, Sandyfulton720@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: LOUISE WEIDNER, MICKY WILLIAMS, SYBIL WILLIAMS
Results Not In.
10/19/2018
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10/20/2018
Added: Apr 3, 2018
*Best of the Midwest BBQ Cook-off Union Grove, WI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Stephanie Kurt, Phone: 262-878-4606, pumpkinchuckinfest@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: ANITA MOORE, ANTHONY MOORE
Results Not In.
06/01/2019
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06/02/2019
Added: Apr 3, 2018
*Meat, Smoke & Beer Festival-Barbecue at the Lakeside Neusiedler See, Moerbisch Moerbisch, Austria
Contact: Armin Oberndorfer, Phone: +43-664-822 33 000, armin@barbecue-point.at
KCBS Reps: LUCA FAMIGLI, HAYMO GUTWENIGER
Results Not In.
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