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: 2007

Pitmaster: Mike Volpe. Team: Bill, John, and Ryan Volpe, Dan Holicross, and Joe Matson. We are the tenders of The Ugly Pig.

2010 Event Schedule:

4/16-4/17 Kings Mountain, NC
6/4-6/5 Lincolnton, NC
6/11-6/12 Tryon, NC
10/1-10/2 Laurens, SC

Hometown: The Ugly Pig resides in Tryon, NC
State: NC
Country: US

Most wins in a year: 0

Biggest Wins: 3rd Place Pork at Maggie Valley, NC 2008
4th place Chicken at Lincolnton, NC 2008
5th place Chicken at Laurens, SC 2009
6th place Pork at Laurens, SC 2010
6th place Pork at Lincolnton, NC 2010
6th place Pork at King's Mountain, NC 2009
7th place Chicken Lauren's SC 2010
7th place Pork at Maggie Valley, NC 2007
7th place Brisket at Tryon, NC 2009
8th place Pork at Laurens, SC 2009
9th place Pork Ribs at Danville, VA 2009

Tryon Anything But:
6th place 2007
6th place 2008
5th place 2009

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