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Sam's Club BBQ Tour

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DAPHNE, AL
FEBRUARY 27, 2016
Sam's Club #4990
29683 Frederick Blvd.
Daphne, AL

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2016 Sam's Club National BBQ Tour

Calling all BBQ Teams, Judges and Fans! For the sixth year in a row, KCBS and Sam's Club® are proud to bring you the 2016 Sam's Club National BBQ Tour as we tour the nation in search of the best BBQ pitmasters in the industry! The 2016 Tour will be stopping at over 30 different Sam's Club locations across the U.S. where you can witness some of the best BBQ teams competing for their chance at a piece of the $500,000 prize purse!

At each of these tour stops, you'll have the chance to taste delicious samples and learn the ins and outs of the KCBS barbeque world. Each event is open to the public and totally FREE! You don't want to miss these events!

We're also excited to announce that for 2016, we are kicking off the tour with our FIRST CHAMPION'S INVITATIONAL event in Puerto Rico! All previous Regional and Tour champions of the Sam's Club series will be invited to this exclusive event to celebrate BBQ on the island and participate in a special challenge that has $10,000 in prizes! So if you were one of those past Regional or Tour champions, check your email soon for more details!

Check out the schedule below for a complete list of dates and locations on the 2016 Tour. Team registration will open on January 6, and judges registration will follow on January 13. We look forward to seeing you on the circuit! In the meantime, check out the video we shot at the 2015 Sam's Club National Championship!



Competition Schedule

Region 1 - Marietta, GA
Date Sam's Club Address City ST Teams Registration
2/27/16 4990 29683 Frederick Blvd. Daphne AL TEAMS TEAM WAITLIST
JUDGE LIST FULL
5/14/16 4876 3200 Ken Bale Blvd. Bowling Green KY TEAMS TEAM WAITLIST
JUDGE LIST FULL
5/21/16 4740 465 Goodman Rd. E. Southhaven MS TEAMS TEAM WAITLIST
JUDGE LIST FULL
6/18/16 8257 301 Indian Lake Blvd. Hendersonville TN TEAMS TEAM WAITLIST
JUDGE LIST FULL
6/25/16 4817 5940 Trussville Crossing Birmingham AL TEAMS TEAM WAITLIST
JUDGE LIST FULL
7/2/16 8203 150 S. Cobb Pkwy. S. Marietta GA JUDGE LIST FULL

Region 2 - Midwest City, OK
Date Sam's Club Address City ST Teams Registration
3/5/16 4742 7400 Youree Dr. Shreveport LA TEAMS TEAM WAITLIST
JUDGE WAITLIST
3/12/16 4742 4400 Bryant Irvin Rd. Fort Worth TX TEAMS TEAM WAITLIST
JUDGE LIST FULL
4/30/16 4707 8300 W. 135th St. Overland Park KS 37 registered
29 confirmed
TEAM WAITLIST
JUDGE LIST FULL
5/7/16 8251 2855 S. Service Rd. St. Charles MO TEAMS TEAM LIST FULL
JUDGE LIST FULL
9/10/16 8207 5110 N. Oak Trfy. Kansas City MO TEAMS TEAM LIST FULL
JUDGE LIST FULL
9/24/16 8241 6521 SE 29th St. Midwest City OK JUDGE LIST FULL

Region 3 - Madison, WI
Date Sam's Club Address City ST Teams Registration
7/9/16 6304 5805 Rockville Rd. Indianapolis IN TEAMS TEAM WAITLIST
JUDGE LIST FULL
7/16/16 6315 120 Indian Ridge Blvd. South Bend IN TEAMS TEAM WAITLIST
JUDGE LIST FULL
7/23/16 6312 9925 Hudson Rd. Woodbury MN TEAMS TEAM LIST FULL
JUDGE LIST FULL
7/30/16 6344 1101 73rd St. Des Moines IA TEAMS TEAM WAITLIST
JUDGE LIST FULL
9/3/16 6667 5450 Carpenter Rd. Ypsilanti MI 32 registered
29 confirmed
TEAM WAITLIST
JUDGE LIST FULL
9/17/16 8255 7050 Watts Rd. Madison WI JUDGE LIST FULL

Region 4 - Las Vegas, NV
Date Sam's Club Address City ST Teams Registration
3/19/16 6692 4701 N. Stone Ave. Tucson AZ TEAMS TEAM LIST FULL
JUDGE LIST FULL
3/26/16 4768 4835 Kietzke Ln. Reno NV TEAMS TEAM LIST FULL
JUDGE WAITLIST
4/2/16 4835 901 S. Grady Way Renton WA TEAMS TEAM WAITLIST
JUDGE WAITLIST
4/9/16 6686 1905 S. 300 W. Salt Lake City UT TEAMS TEAM WAITLIST
JUDGE LIST FULL
4/16/16 6633 4700 Boardwalk Dr. Fort Collins CO TEAMS TEAM WAITLIST
JUDGE LIST FULL
4/23/16 6261 1910 E. Serene Las Vegas NV JUDGE LIST FULL

Region 5 - N. Charleston, SC
Date Sam's Club Address City ST Teams Registration
6/4/16 6452 645 Patton Ave. Asheville NC TEAMS TEAM WAITLIST
JUDGE LIST FULL
6/11/16 8175 6781 Grayson Rd. Harrisburg PA TEAMS TEAM WAITLIST
JUDGE LIST FULL
8/6/16 6434 3535 Russett Green E. Laurel MD TEAMS TEAM WAITLIST
JUDGE LIST FULL
8/13/16 6343 9440 W Broad St. Richmond VA TEAMS TEAM WAITLIST
JUDGE LIST FULL
8/20/16 8195 69 Pavilions Dr South Windsor CT TEAMS TEAM WAITLIST
JUDGE LIST FULL
8/27/16 8252 4900 Centre Point Dr. N. Charleston SC JUDGE LIST FULL

Sam's Club National BBQ Championship
Date Sam's Club Address City ST Teams Registration
TBD 2101 SE Simple Savings Dr. Bentonville AR


Puerto Rico Invitational
Date Sam's Club Address City ST Teams
2/20/16 TBD TBD San Juan PR

Locations subject to change



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