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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.

10/19/2018
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10/20/2018
Added: Jul 20, 2018
*BarnBQ Topeka, KS
Contact: Mike Rice, Phone: 785-249-5826, mricekuchiefs@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: CLARA WILLIAMS, JONATHAN B WILLIAMS
Results Not In.
05/31/2019
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06/01/2019
Added: Jul 20, 2018
*Beef Empire Days Smokin in the Wind Garden City, KS
Contact: Ryan Klaus, Phone: 920-275-6807, ryan.klaus@cornestogaenergy.com
KCBS Reps: ROBERT HAHN, KEVIN ROSE
Results Not In.
11/10/2018
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11/10/2018
Added: Jul 11, 2018
*Sticky Jar Open Sauce Contest by Spicin Foods KANSAS CITY, MO
Contact: Kim Collier, Phone: 816-765-5291, Kcollier@kcbs.us
KCBS Reps: MARK COLLIER, CAROLYN WELLS
Results Not In.
04/20/2019
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04/21/2019
Added: Jul 11, 2018
Eastern BBQ Contest Ninove, Belgium
Contact: Bart Beeckmans, Phone: 00032477641169, iinfo@wettelsonfire.be
KCBS Reps: MARIANNE VAN GALEN, MAYCO VAN GALEN
Results Not In.
05/17/2019
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05/18/2019
Added: Jul 11, 2018
Twin Valley Fire and Smoke Morgantown, PA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Sandy Fulton, Phone: 410 726 1881, Sandyfulton720@gmail.com
Contact: Betty Frizzell, thebbqjudge@aol.com
KCBS Reps: LOUISE WEIDNER, MICKY WILLIAMS, SYBIL WILLIAMS
Results Not In.
11/09/2018
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11/10/2018
Added: Jul 3, 2018
*Oath BBQ Championship Contest Sealy, TX
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Glen, Phone: 713-818-1652, glen@oathinc.org
Contact: TEAM CONTACT: Sara Mellado, Phone: 509-350-5148, sara@anterisalliance.com
KCBS Reps: BOB MCKINNON, TERRI MCKINNON
Results Not In.
09/01/2018
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09/01/2018
Added: Jun 29, 2018
Blues, Views and BBQ Festival's Cookin' for a Cause(COMPETITOR'S SERIES) Westport, CT
Contact: Bob LeRose, Phone: 917-446-2921, rlerose@msn.com
KCBS Reps: DON LOVELY, LESLIE LOVELY
Results Not In.
09/28/2018
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09/29/2018
Added: Jun 27, 2018
*Oaky Smokey At Oak Hills Girard, IL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Drew Eilerman, Phone: 217-627-4103, dreweilerman@me.com
KCBS Reps: JEANNE TITUS, TINA WELLER
Results Not In.
12/28/2018
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12/29/2018
Added: Jun 27, 2018
*Arizona National BBQ Stampede Phoenix, AZ
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Eric or Lori Dunn, Phone: 623 698 9206 Eric, bbqstampede@anls.org
KCBS Reps: MERRIALYCE ALVAREZ, STEVE ALVAREZ
Results Not In.
05/31/2019
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06/01/2019
Added: Jun 27, 2018
Smokin' Bike Fest Peachtree City, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Sally Herman, Phone: 770 487 8877, info@candsfilm.com
KCBS Reps: JULIE COOK, RUSTY COOK
Results Not In.
09/21/2018
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09/22/2018
Added: Jun 21, 2018
Greater Ozarks Blues Bash & BBQ Smoke Off West Plains, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jonathan Meade, Phone: 417-293-8269, jmeadewp@yahoo.com
Contact: Lisa Meade, Phone: 417-293-8269, jmeadewp@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: DONNA YOUNG, ED YOUNG
Prize Money: $4,500   
Results Not In.
04/26/2019
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04/27/2019
Added: Jun 21, 2018
BBQ, Bikes and Blues Washington, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Cassidy Lowery, Phone: 636 239 1743, events@downtownwashmo.org
Results Not In.
10/26/2018
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10/27/2018
Added: Jun 18, 2018
Jack Daniel's World Championship Shade Tree Contest (BACKYARD) (JUDGES FULL) Lynchburg, TN
Contact: Debbie Christian:931-759-6332 Pam Hess:870-588-6508,
Contact: JUDGES Full,
KCBS Reps: LARRY VOTH, LYNDA VOTH
Results Not In.
10/26/2018
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10/27/2018
Added: Jun 15, 2018
Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitation Barbecue (JUDGES FULL) Lynchburg, TN
Contact: Debbie Christian and/or Pam Hess, Phone: 931-759-6332, debbie_christian@b-f.com
Contact: JUDGES FULL,
KCBS Reps: CHARLIE BRINZA, MARK HAGGITT, CAROLYN WELLS
Results Not In.
08/24/2018
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08/25/2018
Added: Jun 7, 2018
*Smokin In Columbia(CANCELLED) Columbia, MO
[CANCELLED]  
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Rebecca Shearouse, Phone: 573-489-2977, rebecca.shearouse@parkadecenter.com
KCBS Reps: JAMEY JOHNSON, JONATHAN B WILLIAMS
Results Not In.
03/30/2019
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03/31/2019
Added: Jun 7, 2018
Spring Break BBQ Contest Lommel, Belgium
Contact: Marjolein Van Deccaen, burninglovebbq@gmail.com
Contact: Joeri Cools, burninglovebbq@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: MARIANNE VAN GALEN, MAYCO VAN GALEN
Results Not In.
08/17/2018
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08/18/2018
Added: Jun 5, 2018
*Downtown BBQ Showdown Hattiesburg, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Brian Saffle, Phone: 601-270-5424, brian@hubcitysignsfirst.com
KCBS Reps: LINDA GOULD, ROXANNE GOULD
Prize Money: $9,400   
Results Not In.
08/31/2018
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09/01/2018
Added: Jun 5, 2018
Smokin' & Stokin' Trussville(BACKYARD ONLY) Trussville, AL
Contact: Eddie Seal, Phone: 205-612-2614, eseal@jmgardens.com
Contact: Frank Jett, Phone: 205 542 4234, frankjett@fastmail.fm
KCBS Reps: CAROL BIGLER, RANDY G BIGLER
Prize Money: $3,100   
Results Not In.
09/15/2018
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09/16/2018
Added: Jun 5, 2018
The Chidlow BBQ Festival Chidlow, Wa, Australia
Contact: Jaymelee Turner, Phone: 0402 560 089, events@chidlowtavern.com.au
KCBS Reps: DEBRA GAGE, DAVID ONG, GARTH WELSH
Results Not In.
05/03/2019
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05/04/2019
Added: Jun 5, 2018
*7th Annual Show Low BBQ Throwdown Show Low, AZ
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: John Leech, Phone: 928-205-9791, jleechjr@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: MERRIALYCE ALVAREZ, STEVE ALVAREZ   Alt Rep: DEL ANDERSON
Results Not In.
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.
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