FACT: There's been an 18% increase in contest participation by members in the past year    
FACT: 64% of KCBS members own three or more grills/smokers    
FACT: 70% of our members grill-out/cook BBQ more than 25 times per year    
FACT: 56% of Americans report having a smartphone, 77% of KCBS members do    
FACT: 70% of KCBS members use Facebook    
FACT: 55% of members choose charcoal when cooking for leisure    
FACT: 23% of KCBS members work in the food service industry as a restauranteur or caterer    
FACT: Learning from friends, family and at competitions is the best way to improve cooking skills    
Joining KCBS has its privileges!
  • The official KCBS monthly newsletter, "The Bullsheet"
  • Access KCBS Preferred Rates at Choice Hotels
  • 15% off your total order from Papa Tony's seasonings and ribs.
  • One-day shopping pass at any Restaurant Depot location when you present your KCBS membership card.
  • 20% off your total order from Sadler's Smokehouse online store.
  • $0.50 off TABASCO Chipotle or any pepper sauce flavor!
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KCBS Team Bios


Year Started: 2004

Pit Master Sgt. Charles R. Newman, Ret., Chicken; P.Q. Watson, Ribs; Bob Duncan "The Moose" has retired. Doug Neil passed away May 4, 2012 due to complications from colon cancer. We deeply regret the loss of our team member.

Hometown: Knoxville
State: TN
Country: US

Most wins in a year: 12 - 5th Place or Better Wins

Biggest Wins: Cookeville, TN, September 2011; 1st Place Pork, 2nd Place Ribs, 5th Place Chicken

Severville, TN, May 2011; 2nd Place Chicken

Winchester, TN, April 2012; 5th Place Pork

Sevierville, TN, May 2012; 2nd Place Ribs, 13th Place Chicken

Dalton, GA, October 2011; 5th Place Ribs

Cookeville, TN, September 2009; 1st Place Chicken

Sevierville, TN, May 2008; 1st Place Sauce, 6th Place Brisket

Franklin, NC, June 2010; 10th Place Chicken

Johnson City, TN, July 2009; 3rd Place Chicken, 1st Place Sauce

Cookeville, TN, September 2007; 1st Place Sauce, 10th Place Brisket

Lenoir City, TN, October 2007; 1st Place Sauce

Lenoir City, TN, October 2005; 3rd Place Ribs

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