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Sam's Club BBQ Tour

OCTOBER 10, 2015
Sam's Club #4960
2101 SE Simple Savings Dr.
Bentonville, AR

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2015 Sam's Club National BBQ Tour

KCBS and Sam's Club® are back with the 2015 Sam's Club National BBQ Tour, a nationwide quest for BBQ's National Champion. But we won't just be searching for a champion, we'll also be looking for BBQ fanatics like you! At each tour stop, you will be able to witness some of the world's best BBQ pitmasters in the heat of competition, while also enjoying delicious samples and learning more about the KCBS judging process. And the best part, it's FREE and open to the public!

With over 25 local competitions and five regional finals, there's most likely an event at a Sam's Club near you! With over 750 teams competing for the title of Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Grand Champion, and $500,000 for grabs, this is an event you do not want to miss!

For specific times and dates of each tour stop, see the schedule listed below. We look forward to seeing you at the next stop — don't forget to bring napkins!

Competition Schedule

Region 1 - Southaven, MS (Memphis)
Date Sam's Club Address City ST Teams Registration
2/21/15 4782 4763 W. Irlo Bronson Mem. Hwy. Kissimmee FL RESULTS
2/28/15 4990 29683 Frederick Blvd. Daphne AL RESULTS
5/23/15 8203 150 S. Cobb Pkwy. S. Marietta GA RESULTS
5/30/15 8257 301 Indian Lake Blvd. Hendersonville TN RESULTS
6/20/15 4876 3200 Ken Bale Blvd. Bowling Green KY RESULTS
9/19/15 4740 465 Goodman Rd. E. Southaven MS RESULTS

Region 2 - Midwest City, OK
Date Sam's Club Address City ST Teams Registration
3/7/15 8273 7400 Youree Dr. Shreveport LA RESULTS
3/14/15 4742 4400 Bryant Irvin Rd. Fort Worth TX RESULTS
5/9/15 4707 8300 W. 135th St. Overland Park KS RESULTS
5/16/15 8251 2855 S. Service Rd. St. Charles MO RESULTS
9/12/15 8207 5110 N. Oak Trfy. Kansas City MO RESULTS
9/26/15 8241 6521 SE 29th St. Midwest City OK RESULTS

Region 3 - Madison, WI
Date Sam's Club Address City ST Teams Registration
6/27/15 6667 5450 Carpenter Rd. Ypsilanti MI RESULTS
7/11/15 6304 5805 Rockville Rd. Indianapolis IN RESULTS
7/18/15 4778 4350 Joslyn Rd. Auburn Hills MI RESULTS
7/25/15 6312 9925 Hudson Rd. Woodbury MN RESULTS
8/1/15 6344 1101 73rd St. Des Moines IA RESULTS
8/8/15 8255 7050 Watts Rd. Madison WI RESULTS

Region 4 - Las Vegas, NV
Date Sam's Club Address City ST Teams Registration
3/21/15 6692 4701 N. Stone Ave. Tucson AZ RESULTS
3/28/15 4768 4835 Kietzke Ln. Reno NV RESULTS
4/4/15 4835 901 S. Grady Way Renton WA RESULTS
4/11/15 6686 1905 S. 300 W. Salt Lake City UT RESULTS
4/18/15 6633 4700 Boardwalk Dr. Fort Collins CO RESULTS
4/25/15 6261 1910 E. Serene Las Vegas NV RESULTS

Region 5 - Richmond, VA
Date Sam's Club Address City ST Teams Registration
6/6/15 6452 645 Patton Ave. Asheville NC RESULTS
6/13/15 8252 4900 Centre Point Dr. N. Charleston SC RESULTS
8/15/15 8186 440 Payne Rd. Scarborough ME RESULTS
8/22/15 8175 6781 Grayson Rd. Harrisburg PA RESULTS
8/29/15 6434 3535 Russett Green E. Laurel MD RESULTS
9/5/15 6343 9440 W Broad St. Richmond VA RESULTS

Sam's Club National BBQ Championship
Date Sam's Club Address City ST Teams Registration
10/10/15 4960 2101 SE Simple Savings Dr. Bentonville AR RESULTS

Locations subject to change

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