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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

Recently Added Events

These events were added to the schedule within the last 60 days.

08/04/17
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08/05/17
Added: Jun 16, 2017
Smithfield BBQ Classic Smithfield , VA
Contact: Jessie Corbin, Smithfield, VA 23430

Contact: Arlie Bragg, Smithfield, VA 23430
Phone: 6154777447. arlie@arliequeevents.com
KCBS Reps: RUSTY COOK, JULIE COOK
Results not in.
10/06/17
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10/07/17
Added: Jun 16, 2017
*Clarksville BBQ Bash (BACKYARD ONLY) Clarksville, TN
Contact: Kara Zahn, Clarksville, TN 37040
Phone: 931-645-7476. kara.zahn@cityofclarksville.com
KCBS Reps: TANA R FRENSLEY, MARK HAGGITT
Results not in.
10/14/17
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10/15/17
Added: Jun 16, 2017
*Bedouin Brew & Bar-B-Que Muskogee, OK
Contact: Scott Seretean, Muskogee, OK 74402
Phone: 405-510-4986. bedouinbrewbbq@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Results not in.
04/06/18
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04/07/18
Added: Jun 16, 2017
Eighth Annual Bull Moose Somerville, TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Marvin Hurley, Somerville, TN 38053
Phone: 9012826138. mdhurley1957@yahoo.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Marger Plummer, Somerville, TN 38053
margeplummer1@bellsouth.net
KCBS Reps: MARIA LOHMAN, WAYNE LOHMAN
Results not in.
05/04/18
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05/05/18
Added: Jun 16, 2017
City of Show Low's 6th Annual BBQ Throwdown Show Low, AZ
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Carrie Peppard, Show Low, AZ 85901
Phone: 928-532-4141. cpeppard@showlowaz.gov
KCBS Reps: MERRIALYCE ALVAREZ, STEVE ALVAREZ
Results not in.
02/23/18
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02/24/18
Added: Jun 7, 2017
*D'Iberville BBQ Throw down & Festival D'Iberville, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Brian Sims, D'Iberville , MS 39540
Phone: 228-365-3195. Cindybrian@bellsouth.net
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Desiree Marquez, D'Iberville, MS 39540
Phone: 228-257-9734. dmarquez@Diberville.ms.us
KCBS Reps: JENNIFER SHIFLETT, BILL SHIFLETT
Results not in.
09/15/17
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09/17/17
Added: Jun 6, 2017
Smoke on the Water New Jersey State Barbecue Championship Atlantic City, NJ
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ron Cates, Atlantic City, NJ 71601
Phone: 870-536-8175. ronnie@catesandcompany.com
KCBS Reps: LOUISE WEIDNER, ROBERT MCKEE
Results not in.
09/22/17
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09/23/17
Added: Jun 6, 2017
*Smoke & Soul Fest Casper, WY
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jennifer Deurloo, Casper , WY 82601
Phone: 307-473-1767. jennifer@wybia.org
KCBS Reps: MICHAEL EBERLE, ROBERT HAHN
Results not in.
11/10/17
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11/11/17
Added: Jun 6, 2017
*Polar Pig BBQ Cook-Off Concord, NC
Contact: Glenn Jones, Concird, NC 28025
Phone: 704-436-2024. polarpigbbq@gmail.com
Contact: Mark Rowell
KCBS Reps: DOUG REID, ALAN ROTHROCK
Results not in.
02/02/18
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02/03/18
Added: May 26, 2017
*Humble Rodeo and BBQ ( WFC Qualifier) Humble, TX
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Juilia Acuri, Humble, TX 77338
Phone: 832-844-0996. jarcuri@humbleisd.net
Contact: TEAM CONTACT: Ric Halbrook, Humble, TX 77338
Phone: 713-826-6321. rhalbrook@humblerodeo.com
KCBS Reps: RALPH WILLIAMS, KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, TERRI MCKINNON, BOB MCKINNON
Results not in.
08/25/17
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08/26/17
Added: May 23, 2017
*Western Legends Roundup BBQ Cook Off(BACKYARD ONLY) Kanab, UT
Contact: Brent Chamberlin, Kanab, UT 84741
Phone: 435-899-0786. brentchamberlain.hr@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: KELLY MCINTOSH, KATHLEEN MCINTOSH
Results not in.
08/26/17
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08/26/17
Added: May 23, 2017
Pikes Peak BBQ Showdown(BACKYARD ONLY) Woodland Park, CO
Contact: Kevin Dessureault, Woodland Park, CO 809707
Phone: 719-465-1745. coloradospringsgrillstore@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: DEL ANDERSON
Prize Money: $1000.00   
Results not in.
08/26/17
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08/27/17
Added: May 23, 2017
*First Annual Half Way to St.Pat's BBQ Contest Emmetsburg, IA
Contact: Andy Joyce, Emmetsburg, IA 50536
Phone: 712-298-0298. joycefh@iowatelecom.net
KCBS Reps: TOM JUHL, CINDY JUHL
Results not in.
09/22/17
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09/23/17
Added: May 23, 2017
Smokin Up Layton Hill Layton, UT
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jesse Johnson, Layton, UT 84104
Phone: 801-390-1000. jess@bigjohnsonsbbq.com
KCBS Reps: STEVEN FLEWALLEN, MARK SILVER
Results not in.
10/06/17
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10/07/17
Added: May 23, 2017
Red Rocks Country Club BBQ Championship Morrison, CO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Tom Hollingshead, Morrison, CO 80465
Phone: 303-352-2034. tomhollinshead@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DEL ANDERSON, MICHAEL EBERLE
Results not in.
04/06/18
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04/07/18
Added: May 23, 2017
*CCS Fest Indianapois, IN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Amber McCreery, Indianapolis, IN 46237
Phone: 317-498-3812. amccreery31@gmail.com
Contact: Aaron McCreery, Indianapolis, IN 46237
Phone: 317-498-3814. admccrery@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: BECKY DRUETZLER, DAVE DRUETZLER
Results not in.
08/20/17
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08/20/17
Added: May 16, 2017
*Total Eclips of the Q Presented BY La Bella Casa (BACK YARD ) Carrollton, MO
Contact: Linda Miller, Carrollton, MO 64633
Phone: 1-660-322-6068. rwlmiller@att.net
KCBS Reps: PEG ROGERS, DAVE ROGERS
Results not in.
08/26/17
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08/26/17
Added: May 16, 2017
Indiana Bacon Festival( BACKYARD) Delphi, IN
Contact: John Chapman, Delphi, IN 46923
Phone: 765-588-8784. johnmchapman1963@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: RALPH WELLER JR, TINA WELLER
Results not in.
09/29/17
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09/30/17
Added: May 16, 2017
LuLu's Brew & Que Brighton, Co
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Aeron Calkins, Brighton, Co 80601
Phone: 303-659-3300. aeron@lulusfarm.com
KCBS Reps: DEL ANDERSON, MICHAEL EBERLE
Results not in.
03/23/18
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03/24/18
Added: May 16, 2017
BBQ Gives Back Urbanna, VA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Bill Jones Phone: 8049650484. bbqgivesback@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: JOHN G BUSCH, ALEX JR BROWN Alt Rep: ALAN ROTHROCK
Results not in.
03/31/18
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04/01/18
Added: May 16, 2017
Eastern BBQ Contest Ninove,
Contact: Bart Beeckmans, Ninove, Belgiun,
Phone: 003/477641669. iinfo@wettelsonfire.be
KCBS Reps: MAYCO VAN GALEN, MARIANNE VAN GALEN
Results not in.
04/06/18
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04/07/18
Added: May 16, 2017
Chillin N Grillin BBQ Festival Sands Springs, OK
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kristen Valentin, Sand Springs, OK 74063
Phone: 9182453221. kristen@sandspringschamber.com
KCBS Reps: MARK COLLIER, MICHAEL WINTER
Results not in.
04/20/18
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04/21/18
Added: May 16, 2017
*Cornelia Apple Blossom BBQ Competition Cornelia, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jessie Owensby, Cornelia, GA 30531
Phone: 706-778-8585. dmanager@corneliageorgia.org
KCBS Reps: DOUG REID, WAYNE HARPER
Results not in.
09/22/17
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09/23/17
Added: May 2, 2017
Smokin in The Hills Hillsboro, OH
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:Shane Wilkin, Hillsboro, OH 43133
Phone: 937-393-4745. swilkin@co.highland.oh.us
Contact: TEAM CONTACT: Rhonda Purdin, Hillsboro, OH 43133
Phone: 937-393-4745. rhondapurdin@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: STEVE GRINSTEAD, SCOTT GRINSTEAD
Prize Money: $5000.00   
Results not in.
11/11/17
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11/12/17
Added: May 2, 2017
Brew B Q Nashville, TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Philip Steen, Nashville, TN 37209
brewbq@playrecsports.com
KCBS Reps: PHILLIP BRAZIER, KATHY BRAZIER
Results not in.
08/19/17
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08/20/17
Added: Apr 28, 2017
*McHenry Rotary Blues Brews & BBQ McHenry, IL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Phil Baggio, McHenry, IL 60050
Phone: 847-347-5859. bnbautoexpress@sbcglobal.net
Contact: TEAM CONTACT:Don Tonyan, McHenery, IL 60050
Phone: 815-482-0746. don@wmtonyan.com
KCBS Reps: ANTHONY MOORE, ANITA MOORE
Prize Money: $5000.00   
Results not in.
08/31/17
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09/02/17
Added: Apr 28, 2017
38th American Royal World Series of Barbecue (INVITATIONAL) Kansas City, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Emily Park, Kansas City, KS 66111
Phone: 816-569-4021. bbq@americanroyal.com
Contact: Eric Pew, Kansas City, KS 66111
Phone: 816-569-4033. bbq@americanroyal.com
KCBS Reps: THERESA LAKE, MIKE LAKE, STEVE GRINSTEAD, SCOTT GRINSTEAD
Results not in.
09/01/17
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09/03/17
Added: Apr 28, 2017
38th American Royal World Series of Barbecue (OPEN) Kansas City, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Emily Park, Kansas City, KS 66111
Phone: 816-569-4021. bbq@americanroyal.com
Contact: Eric Pew, Kansas City, KS 66111
Phone: 816-569-4033. bbq@americanroyal.com
KCBS Reps: THERESA LAKE, MIKE LAKE, STEVE GRINSTEAD, SCOTT GRINSTEAD
Results not in.
09/15/17
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09/16/17
Added: Apr 28, 2017
*Pork-A-Palooza Weatherford, Ok
Contact: Jarred Jones, Weatherford, OK 73096
Phone: 580-774-7744. JJONES@fnbwford.com
KCBS Reps: MICHELLE R ROSE, KEVIN ROSE
Results not in.
10/06/17
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10/07/17
Added: Apr 28, 2017
*Hog Wild BBQ Contest Corinth, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Tammy Bonds, Corinth, MS 38852
Phone: 662-396-1182. hogwildincorinth@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: RANDY G BIGLER, CAROL BIGLER
Results not in.
05/25/18
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05/26/18
Added: Apr 28, 2017
*Big Bear Memorial Weekend BBQ Festival Big Bear Lake, CA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Pamela Scannell, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Phone: 909-866-4607. pscannell@bigbearlchamber.com
KCBS Reps: STEVE ALVAREZ, MERRIALYCE ALVAREZ
Results not in.
09/29/17
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09/30/17
Added: Apr 27, 2017
*Q in The Lou St.Louis, MO
Contact: Bobby Autry, St.Louis, MO 63104
Phone: 314-762-9000. Bobby@eximiusevents.com
KCBS Reps: RALPH WELLER JR, CHARLIE BRINZA
Results not in.
10/20/17
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10/21/17
Added: Apr 27, 2017
2017 Greenbriar Blaze Off and Senior Q Independence, MO
Contact: David Fennell Phone: 8162575100. dfennell@watermarkcommunities.com
KCBS Reps: ROSEMARY MORROW, PHIL MORROW
Results not in.
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