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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.

03/15/2019
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03/16/2019
Added: Sep 7, 2018
Smokin In the Square Pensacola, FL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Ivan Delabrere, Phone: 850-516-2622, smokininthesquare@yahoo.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Gilbert Edwards, Phone: 850-723-3630, judges@smokininthesquare.com
KCBS Reps: KATHY BRAZIER, PHILLIP BRAZIER
Results Not In.
04/27/2019
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04/28/2019
Added: Sep 7, 2018
5th Barbecue Bulls Championship Salzburg 2019 Salzburg, Austria
Contact: Helmut Karl, Phone: 662461462, info@helmukarl.at
KCBS Reps: ANDREAS SCHNOELL, EVA SCHNOELL
Results Not In.
05/11/2019
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05/12/2019
Added: Sep 7, 2018
BBQ Friuli Venezia Giulia Lignano Sabbiadoro, Udine, Italy
Contact: Serena Simonetti, Phone: +393347330553, serenasimonetti9@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: LUCA FAMIGLI, HAYMO GUTWENIGER
Results Not In.
06/22/2019
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06/23/2019
Added: Sep 7, 2018
The War of Barbeque Jesolo, Venezia, Italy
Contact: Massimo Zaramella, Phone: 3400936880, psychodogbbq@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: LUCA FAMIGLI, HAYMO GUTWENIGER
Results Not In.
07/12/2019
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07/13/2019
Added: Sep 7, 2018
SC Festival of Discovery Greenwood, SC
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT:Julie Wlikie, Phone: 864-942-8411, julie.wilkie@gwdcity.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Lindsay Burns, Phone: 864-953-8464, lindsay.burns@gwdcity.com
KCBS Reps: JULIE COOK, RUSTY COOK, MIKE GARRETSON, DOUG REID, CAROLYN WELLS
Results Not In.
12/14/2018
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12/15/2018
Added: Aug 31, 2018
Down Town Barbecue Throwdown Las Vegas, NV
Contact: Steve Overlay, soverlay702@gmail
Contact: JUDGES FULL,
KCBS Reps: MERRIALYCE ALVAREZ, STEVE ALVAREZ
Prize Money: $10,000   
Results Not In.
01/25/2019
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01/26/2019
Added: Aug 31, 2018
The Golden State Battle Santa Ynez, CA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: James Palmer, Phone: 714-319-1782, jpee@sbcglobal.net
KCBS Reps: KATHLEEN MCINTOSH, KELLY MCINTOSH
Results Not In.
04/05/2019
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04/06/2019
Added: Aug 31, 2018
*CCSFest Indianapois, IN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:Amber McCreery, Phone: 317-498-3814, amccreery31@gmail.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Gene Bryant,
KCBS Reps: BECKY DRUETZLER, DAVE DRUETZLER
Results Not In.
04/26/2019
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04/27/2019
Added: Aug 31, 2018
Marietta River City BBQ Marietta, OH
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Emmeline Wharton, Phone: 740-629-7139, mariettabbq@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: SCOTT GRINSTEAD, STEVE GRINSTEAD
Results Not In.
08/02/2019
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08/03/2019
Added: Aug 31, 2018
Pigs & Pedals Asheboro, NC
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Pam Hester, Phone: 336-626-1277, phester@ci.asheboro.nc.us
KCBS Reps: CAROL BIGLER, RANDY G BIGLER
Results Not In.
11/16/2018
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11/17/2018
Added: Aug 30, 2018
Mission Q (BACKYARD ONLY) Tuscumbia, AL
Contact: Wesley Burden, Phone: 256-762-3592, Wburden@appliedchemical.com
Contact: Bo Stanley, Phone: 256-762-1860, bostan29@comcast.net
KCBS Reps: CAROL BIGLER, RANDY G BIGLER
Results Not In.
01/25/2019
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01/26/2019
Added: Aug 30, 2018
Lakeland Pig Festival Lakeland, FL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: TEAM CONTACTS: Donovan Tinsley, Phone: 863-669-6493, prodivision@lakelandpigfest.org
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Amanda Lamont, Phone: 863-669-6493, prodivision@lakelandpigfest.org
KCBS Reps: MIKE GARRETSON, MIKE LAKE, THERESA LAKE, CAROLYN WELLS
Results Not In.
03/22/2019
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03/23/2019
Added: Aug 30, 2018
Firelake BBQ Cook Off Day 1 Shawnee, OK
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT:Jason Boyce, Phone: 405-878-4850, jboyce@firelakefoods.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Megan Phillips, Phone: 405-878-4850, mphillips@firelakefoods.com
KCBS Reps: BOB MCKINNON, TERRI MCKINNON, KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Results Not In.
03/22/2019
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03/23/2019
Added: Aug 30, 2018
Hammond BBQ Hammonds, LA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT:Jodie Giseler, Phone: 985-507-6902, jodeemichiel@yahoo.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Deek Deblieux, deek.delieux@sbdinc.com
KCBS Reps: KATHY BRAZIER, PHILLIP BRAZIER
Prize Money: $12,000   
Results Not In.
03/23/2019
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03/24/2019
Added: Aug 30, 2018
Firelake BBQ Cook Off Day 2 Shawnee, OK
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT:Jason Boyce, Phone: 405-878-4850, jboyce@firelakefoods.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Megan Phillips, Phone: 405-878-4850, mphillips@firelakefoods.com
KCBS Reps: ANGELA MCKEE, ROBERT MCKEE, KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Results Not In.
04/13/2019
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04/14/2019
Added: Aug 30, 2018
Meat the East Hengelo, Netherlands
Contact: Huddie Lee Stokes, Phone: +31 643825677, info@stokesbbq.NL
Contact: Marco Wulff, Phone: +31 648163194, info@meattheeast.NL
KCBS Reps: HARRY HAVINGA, LINDA HAVINGA
Results Not In.
05/17/2019
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05/18/2019
Added: Aug 30, 2018
16th Annual Burnt Offierings (BACKYARD ONLY) Riverside, CA
Contact: James Palmer, Phone: 714-319-1782, jpee@sbcglobal.net
KCBS Reps: KATHLEEN MCINTOSH, KELLY MCINTOSH
Results Not In.
08/02/2019
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08/03/2019
Added: Aug 30, 2018
*Hawgin On Lanier Gainsville, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Stan Kaminski, Phone: 770-363-0894, hawginonlanier@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: CHERE AMEND, DAVE AMEND
Results Not In.
03/08/2019
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03/09/2019
Added: Aug 28, 2018
Smoke on the shores BBQ Championship Nashville, TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jason Cole, Phone: 615-219-9590, nashvillesmoke@gmail.com
Contact: Jeff Hite, Phone: 615-219-9590, nashvillesmoke@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: KATHY BRAZIER, PHILLIP BRAZIER, MARK HAGGITT   Alt Rep: LEE MCWRIGHT
Results Not In.
05/17/2019
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05/18/2019
Added: Aug 28, 2018
*Stills and Grills Fest North Wilkesboro, NC
Contact: Crystal Keener, Phone: 336-667-7129, tourism@north-wilkesboro.com
KCBS Reps: DEBBY HARWELL, DON HARWELL
Results Not In.
07/13/2019
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07/14/2019
Added: Aug 28, 2018
Cumberland Plateau BBQ Cook-off & Cruise In Jamestown, TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ed Wiley, Phone: 931-267-8084, ed@allardtland.com
KCBS Reps: KATHY BRAZIER, PHILLIP BRAZIER
Results Not In.
10/19/2018
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10/20/2018
Added: Aug 27, 2018
Guts Glory Ram BBQ Showdown Lebanon, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Michelle Higgins, Phone: 417-682-1568, michellehiggins31@yahoo.com
Contact: Jim Altic, JIMALTIC@GMAIL.COM
KCBS Reps: DAVE ROGERS, PEG ROGERS
Prize Money: $5,000   
Results Not In.
02/08/2019
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02/09/2019
Added: Aug 21, 2018
KCBS World Invitational Barbeque Championship Little Rock, AR
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jason Cole, jcole@kcbs.us
Results Not In.
11/02/2018
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11/03/2018
Added: Aug 8, 2018
*Brew & Que on the Shrine Lake Summerville, SC
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kevin Merritt, Phone: 843-224-9111, shrinerkev@yahoo.com
Contact: Sharon Droze, Phone: 843-834-8313,
KCBS Reps: JULIE COOK, RUSTY COOK
Results Not In.
03/15/2019
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03/16/2019
Added: Aug 8, 2018
*Barnesville BBQ and Blues Festival Barnesville, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Sharon Greer, Phone: 770-872-1043, sgreer675@gmail.com
Contact: JUDGES FULL,
KCBS Reps: JULIE COOK, RUSTY COOK
Results Not In.
04/26/2019
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04/27/2019
Added: Aug 8, 2018
*Smokin In The Creek BBQ Contest Sugar Creek, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Sue Mikula, Phone: 816-252-4413, smikula@sugar-creek.mo.us
Contact: Judges Registration Opens Feb, 1 2019,
KCBS Reps: DAVE ROGERS, PEG ROGERS
Results Not In.
07/20/2019
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07/21/2019
Added: Aug 8, 2018
4th Black Forest Smoke & Wine Festival Bad Bellingen, Germany
Contact: Michael Koepf, michael@dragon-bbq.de
Contact: Stefanie Woerdehoff, Stefanie@dragon-bbq.de
KCBS Reps: MARIANNE VAN GALEN, MAYCO VAN GALEN
Results Not In.
07/27/2019
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07/28/2019
Added: Aug 8, 2018
*Hannibal Bar-B-Q-Festival Hannibal, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jason Gregory, Phone: 573-501-2036, jmg63401@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: JEANNE TITUS, TINA WELLER
Results Not In.
04/26/2019
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04/27/2019
Added: Aug 2, 2018
14th Annual HANOR Smokin' Red Dirt BBQ Enid, OK
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Lynne Benkendorf, Phone: 580-548-8194, lbenkendorf@eaglemkt.com
KCBS Reps: KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS   Alt Rep: BOB MCKINNON, TERRI MCKINNON
Results Not In.
06/08/2019
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06/09/2019
Added: Aug 2, 2018
Tony Stone BBQ Competition Hoofddorp, Netherlands
Contact: Harry Havinga, Phone: +31 06-10568568, info@tonystonecompetition.nl
KCBS Reps: LUCA FAMIGLI, HAYMO GUTWENIGER
Results Not In.
07/05/2019
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07/07/2019
Added: Aug 2, 2018
I Love Barbecue & Music Festival Lake Placid, NY
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Dmitry Feld, Phone: 5185232071, dmitry@usaluge.org
KCBS Reps: DON LOVELY, LESLIE LOVELY
Results Not In.
10/02/2018
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10/03/2018
Added: Jul 30, 2018
*Holmes Drywall Supply BBQ Cook-off (INVITATIONAL ONLY GRILLING SERIES) Kansas City, MO
Contact: Jeanne McGrath, Phone: 816-471-7595, jmcgrath@holmesdrywall.com
KCBS Reps: ALFRED T BOWEN, FRAN BOWEN
Results Not In.
11/03/2018
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11/04/2018
Added: Jul 30, 2018
Smokin on the Water Bayswater, Australia
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Julie Anne Davis, info@smokin.org.au
Contact: Stephan Jenner, judges@smokin.org.au
KCBS Reps: DAVID ONG
Results Not In.
06/21/2019
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06/22/2019
Added: Jul 30, 2018
*Heritage Days BBQ Showdown Day 1 Belvidere, IL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Danny Anderson, Phone: 815-544-2612, danderson@ci.belvidere.il.us
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:Karl Dahlin, car_dahl@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: ANITA MOORE, ANTHONY MOORE
Results Not In.
06/22/2019
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06/23/2019
Added: Jul 30, 2018
*Heritage Days BBQ Showdown Day 2 Belvidere, IL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Danny Anderson, Phone: 815-378-2928, danderson@ci.belvidere.il.us
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Karl Dahlin, car_dahl@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: ANITA MOORE, ANTHONY MOORE
Results Not In.
10/13/2018
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10/14/2018
Added: Jul 27, 2018
*Bataille Sur La Sorgue L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France
Contact: Craig Price, Phone: 44 7920 041090, craigprice09@yahoo.co.uk
KCBS Reps: MARIANNE VAN GALEN, MAYCO VAN GALEN
Results Not In.
11/03/2018
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11/04/2018
Added: Jul 27, 2018
Indio California State BBQ Championship & Festival DAY 2 (JUDGES FULL) Indio, CA
Contact: Robert Stouffer, Phone: 951-961-8870, cabbqjudge@att.net
Contact: JUDGES FULL,
KCBS Reps: KATHLEEN MCINTOSH, KELLY MCINTOSH
Results Not In.
04/05/2019
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04/06/2019
Added: Jul 27, 2018
*Cedar Fest BBQ Cook-Off Cedar Park, TX
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jessica Grate, Phone: 512-851-9775, jessica@cedarparkchamber.org
KCBS Reps: BOB MCKINNON, TERRI MCKINNON   Alt Rep: KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Results Not In.
04/13/2019
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04/14/2019
Added: Jul 27, 2018
2nd Wild King BBQ Competition Tirol, Austria
Contact: Franz Groessing, f.groessing@a1.net
KCBS Reps: ANDREAS SCHNOELL, EVA SCHNOELL
Results Not In.
10/20/2018
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10/21/2018
Added: Jul 24, 2018
*Holy Cow Kosher BBQ & Festival (KOSHER SERIES) Garden City, NY
Contact: Rabbi Yehoshua Marchuck, Phone: 212-613-8273, marchuck@ncsy.org
KCBS Reps: DON MULLER, NANCY MULLER
Results Not In.
01/19/2019
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01/20/2019
Added: Jul 23, 2018
W.E.S.T. Winter Extreme South Tyrol BBQ Contest Rein in Taufers, BZ Italy
Contact: Myrko Leitner Michele Capano, Phone: +39 348 6913837, info@mig.bz
Contact: Haymo Gutweniger, Phone: +39 348 6913837, info@mig.bz
KCBS Reps: LUCA FAMIGLI, CAROLYN WELLS
Results Not In.
02/16/2019
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02/17/2019
Added: Jul 23, 2018
Austrian BBQ Festival BARBECUE on ICE Weissensee, Austria
Contact: Armin Oberndurfer, Phone: +43 664 882 33 000, armin@barbecue-point.at
KCBS Reps: ANDREAS SCHNOELL, EVA SCHNOELL
Results Not In.
03/22/2019
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03/23/2019
Added: Jul 23, 2018
BBQ Gives Back-III (DAY 1) Urbanna, VA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT:Mary Jones, Phone: 804-965-0484, bbqgivesback@gmail.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:Greg Gordon, Phone: 804-965-0484, bbqgivesback@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: ALEX JR BROWN, ALAN ROTHROCK   Alt Rep: DON HARWELL, LOUISE WEIDNER
Results Not In.
03/23/2019
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03/24/2019
Added: Jul 23, 2018
BBQ Gives Back-IV (DAY 2) Urbanna, VA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT:Mary Jones, Phone: 8049650484, bbqgivesback@gmail.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:Greg Gordon, Phone: 8049650484, bbqgivesback@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: ALEX JR BROWN, ALAN ROTHROCK   Alt Rep: DON HARWELL, LOUISE WEIDNER
Results Not In.
05/03/2019
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05/04/2019
Added: Jul 23, 2018
BBQ Jamboree (Day 1) Fredericksburg, VA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jeremy Bullock, Phone: 540-408-3789, bbqjamboree@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: ALEX JR BROWN, ROBERT MCKEE
Results Not In.
05/04/2019
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05/05/2019
Added: Jul 23, 2018
BBQ Jamboree (Day 2) Fredericksburg, VA
Contact: Jeremy Bullock, Phone: 540-408-3789, bbqjamboree@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: ALEX JR BROWN, ROBERT MCKEE
Results Not In.
06/29/2019
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06/30/2019
Added: Jul 23, 2018
KCBS International BBQ Contest Vuur en Vlees Deurne, Netherlands
Contact: Wendy Van Den Eijnden, Phone: 0031 493 313790, vuurenvlees@baroef.nl
KCBS Reps: MARIANNE VAN GALEN, MAYCO VAN GALEN
Results Not In.
08/09/2019
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08/10/2019
Added: Jul 23, 2018
Milliken BBQ Beef N Bean Day Milliken, CO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Nichole Rodriguez, Phone: 970-660-5026, millikenevents@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DEL ANDERSON
Results Not In.
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