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Recently Added Events

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

08/10/18
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08/11/18
Added: Apr 26, 2018
Route 66 BBQ Showdown Springfield, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Michelle Higgins, Springfield, MO 65806
Phone: 417-682-1568. michellehiggings31@yahoo.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:Jim Altic, Springfield, MO 65806
jimaltic@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: JONATHAN B WILLIAMS, CLARA WILLIAMS
Results not in.
11/30/18
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12/01/18
Added: Apr 26, 2018
*Christmas on the River Demoplis, AL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Paul Willingham, Demopolis, AL 36732
Phone: 334-422-1029. director@demopolischamber.com
Contact: Dee Wright, Demopolis, AL 36732
Phone: 334-422-1164.
KCBS Reps: RANDY G BIGLER, CAROL BIGLER
Results not in.
07/21/18
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07/21/18
Added: Apr 24, 2018
South Carolina Peach Festival (BACKYARD ONLY) Gaffney, SC
Contact: Charlie Daggerhart, Gaffney, SC 29341
Phone: 864-505-4494. cdaggerhart@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DEBBY HARWELL, DON HARWELL
Results not in.
10/20/18
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10/21/18
Added: Apr 24, 2018
3rd Annual St. Louis Kosher BBQ Competition (Kosher Series) Olivette, MO
Contact: Mindy Woolf, St.Louis, MO 63132
Phone: 314-239-2327. mwoolfbbq@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: CHARLIE BRINZA, RALPH WELLER JR
Results not in.
09/22/18
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09/23/18
Added: Apr 23, 2018
5th Ruhrpott BBQ 2018 Waltrop,
Contact: Tom and Natashcha Hermann, Waltrop,Germany ,
Contest@palm-bbq.de
KCBS Reps: DEBBY HARWELL, DON HARWELL
Results not in.
06/29/18
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06/30/18
Added: Apr 16, 2018
*Traeger NorUt State Championship Ogden, UT
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jesse Johnson, Ogden, UT 84405
Phone: 801-390-1000. jesse@bigjohnsonbbq.com
KCBS Reps: MARK SILVER, STEVEN FLEWALLEN
Results not in.
07/13/18
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07/14/18
Added: Apr 16, 2018
Happy Grillmore BBQ Competition Draper, UT
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Scott Sorensen, Draper, UT 84020
Phone: 801-369-6314. Scottsorensen11@Gmail.com
KCBS Reps: STEVEN FLEWALLEN, MICHAEL EBERLE
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
07/20/18
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07/21/18
Added: Apr 16, 2018
National Pitmaster Championship Cumming, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Randall Bowman, Cumming, GA 30028
Phone: 770-886-6290. bbqcup@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: RUSTY COOK, JULIE COOK
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
08/25/18
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08/26/18
Added: Apr 16, 2018
RegahFest 2018 Yellow The Hague,
Contact: Daan Hamoen, The Hague, Netherlands, 2266HA
Phone: +31 6 47940067. Daan@regahfest.nl
KCBS Reps: HARRY HAVINGA, LINDA HAVINGA
Results not in.
10/12/18
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10/13/18
Added: Apr 16, 2018
*Butler Fest 2018 Butler, AL
Contact: Robby MCKenzie, Butler, AL 36904
Phone: 601-409-3827. robby.mckenzie@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: SAM APPLETON, JANET APPLETON
Results not in.
11/16/18
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11/17/18
Added: Apr 16, 2018
The National BBQ Cup ( Day 1, Contest B) Cumming, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Randall Bowman, 235 Castleberry RD, Cumming, GA 30028
Phone: 770-886-6290. bbqcup@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: RUSTY COOK, JULIE COOK
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
11/16/18
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11/17/18
Added: Apr 16, 2018
The National BBQ Cup ( Day 1, Contest A) Cumming, GA
Contact: Randall Bowman, 235 Castleberry RD, Cumming, GA 38028
Phone: 770-886-6290. bbqcup@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: DOUG REID, PHILLIP BRAZIER, KATHY BRAZIER
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
11/17/18
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11/18/18
Added: Apr 16, 2018
The National BBQ Cup ( Day 2) Cumming, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Randall Bowman, Cumming, GA 38028
Phone: 770-886-6290. bbqcup@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: DOUG REID, PHILLIP BRAZIER, KATHY BRAZIER
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
08/04/18
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08/05/18
Added: Apr 9, 2018
Adath Israel 2nd Annual BBQ & Festival (KOSHER SERIES) CINCINNATI, OH
Contact: Hiesch Wise, Cincinnati, OH 45236
Phone: 513-543-8106. hirschwise@gmail.com
Contact: Harry Schneider, Cincinnati, OH 45236
buck1955@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: SCOTT GRINSTEAD, STEVE GRINSTEAD
Results not in.
07/13/18
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07/14/18
Added: Apr 4, 2018
*The Great Northwest Barbecue & Beer Festival Coeur d' Alene, ID
Contact: Tony Hill Tyler Davis, Coeur d' Alene, ID 86814
Phone: 509-868-6389. greatnwbbq@gmail.com
Contact: Miriam Nevarez, Coeur d' Alene, ID 86814
Phone: 208-964-4734. greatnwbbq@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: MARK SILVER, JENNIFER SHIFLETT
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
07/13/18
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07/14/18
Added: Apr 4, 2018
New Jersey State Barbecue Championship North Wildwood, NJ
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Robert Matteucci, North Wildwood, NJ 08260
Phone: 609-523-6565. competitord@njbbq.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Eric Shenkus, North Wildwood, NJ 08260
Phone: 609-523-6565. njbbq@njbbq.com
KCBS Reps: JOHN G BUSCH, DON MULLER, NANCY MULLER
Results not in.
08/24/18
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08/25/18
Added: Apr 4, 2018
Pigs and Peaches BBQ Festival Kennesaw, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kimberly Flores, Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: 770-422-9714. kdflores@kenensaw-ga.gov
Contact: Doug Rhodes, Kennesaw, GA 30144
pigsandpeaches@att.net
KCBS Reps: JULIE COOK, RUSTY COOK
Results not in.
08/25/18
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08/26/18
Added: Apr 4, 2018
*2nd Annual Halfway to St.Pats BBQ Contest Emmetsburg, IA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Stephanie Mehan, Emmetsburg, IA 50536
Phone: 712-480-0252. stephamehan@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: TOM JUHL, CINDY JUHL
Results not in.
09/28/18
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09/29/18
Added: Apr 4, 2018
Mazatzal Grill Masters BBQ competition & Testicle Festival Payson, AZ
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Arlie Bragg, Payson, AZ 85547
Phone: 615-477-7447. arlie@arliequeevents.com
KCBS Reps: KELLY MCINTOSH, KATHLEEN MCINTOSH
Results not in.
10/05/18
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10/06/18
Added: Apr 4, 2018
*SMOKEToBERFEST Ottumwa, IA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:Nancy Menke, Ottuwa, IA 52501
Phone: 641-680-2293. nancy@remaxpride.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Jeremy Weller, Ottumwa, IA 52501
Phone: 641-799-3836. jerweller@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: CINDY JUHL, TOM JUHL
Results not in.
10/13/18
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10/14/18
Added: Apr 4, 2018
*NILE Beer B Q Billings, MT
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:Sheila Brown, Billings, MT 59103
Phone: 406-698-4663. mtfoxmont@aol.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Justin Hamilton, Billings, MT 59019
Phone: 406-860-7651. justhamilton@netzero.com
KCBS Reps: DONNA SIMMONS, MARK SIMMONS
Results not in.
01/18/19
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01/19/19
Added: Apr 4, 2018
Slab-O-Rama Barbeque Challenge Bullhead City, AZ
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: T'Shura-Ann Elias, Bullhead City, AZ 86439
Phone: 920-704-7267. tshura@gregoryandelias.com
Contact: Scott Merrill, Bullhead City, AZ 86439
Phone: 928-704-7267. slmerrill07@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: BUNNY TUTTLE, RICH TUTTLE
Results not in.
02/15/19
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02/16/19
Added: Apr 4, 2018
*Shotgun Fred BBQ Showdown Huntsville, TX
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ben Pruitt, Huntsville, TX 77320
Phone: 956-661-4204. benatt41@aol.com
KCBS Reps: CAROLYN WELLS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Results not in.
06/02/18
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06/03/18
Added: Apr 3, 2018
*Meat, Smoke & Beer Festival-Barbecue at the Lakeside Neusiedler See, Moerbisch Moerbisch,
Contact: Armin Oberndorfer, Moerbisch, Austria,
Phone: +43-664-822 33 000. armin@barbecue-point.at
KCBS Reps: HAYMO GUTWENIGER, LUCA FAMIGLI
Results not in.
06/16/18
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06/16/18
Added: Apr 3, 2018
*Iowa Juneteenth Observance( Grilling Competitors Series) Des Moines, IA
Contact: Rod Bradley, Des Moines, IA 50314
Phone: 515-988-2290. rbradley3012@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: RON MILHOUS, DENA MILHOUS
Results not in.
07/20/18
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07/21/18
Added: Apr 3, 2018
*BBQ-Fest Cooking Contest Dyersburg , TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Kaylin Dortch, Dyersburg, TN 38024
Phone: 731-288-1339. kaylin@burksb.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Natalie Patterson, Dyersburg, TN 38024
Phone: 731-288-7076. BBQ@BURKSB.COM
KCBS Reps: CHARLIE BRINZA, RALPH WELLER JR
Results not in.
08/10/18
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08/11/18
Added: Apr 3, 2018
26th Annual State BBQ Championship of Nebraska Arlington, NE
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kris Gates Kevin Nelson, Arlington, NE 68008
Phone: 402-630-1135. gobs.bbq.contest@gmail.com
Contact: John Gates, Arlington, NE 68008
gobsjudges@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: RON MILHOUS, DENA MILHOUS
Results not in.
09/07/18
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09/08/18
Added: Apr 3, 2018
*Smokin on the White Batesville, AR
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGE CONTACT: Donna Turner, Batesville, AR 72503
Phone: 870-613-1564. Smokingjudges@hotmail.com
Contact: Jim Butler, Batesville, AR 72503
Phone: 870-307-5338. ducksinbatesville@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: DONNA YOUNG, ED YOUNG
Results not in.
09/22/18
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09/22/18
Added: Apr 3, 2018
*Barbeque on the Hill (COMPETITOR'S SERIES) Blue Island, IL
Contact: Josh Edwards, Blue Island, IL 60406
Phone: 708-270-2333. jedwards@blueislandparks.org
KCBS Reps:
Results not in.
09/28/18
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09/29/18
Added: Apr 3, 2018
BBQ in the Badlands Glendive, MT
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Denny Malone, Glendive, MT 406-377-56
Phone: 406-377-5601. denny@glendivechamber.com
KCBS Reps: STEVEN FLEWALLEN, MICHAEL EBERLE
Results not in.
10/19/18
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10/20/18
Added: Apr 3, 2018
Boo-B-Que Rehoboth Beach, DE
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:Betty Frizzell, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
thebbqjudge@aol.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Sandy Fulton, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Phone: 410-726-1881. Sandyfulton720@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: LOUISE WEIDNER, MICKY WILLIAMS, SYBIL WILLIAMS
Results not in.
10/19/18
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10/20/18
Added: Apr 3, 2018
*Best of the Midwest BBQ Cook-off Union Grove, WI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Stephanie Kurt, Union Grove, WI 53182
Phone: 262-878-4606. pumpkinchuckinfest@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: ANITA MOORE, ANTHONY MOORE
Results not in.
06/29/18
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06/30/18
Added: Mar 20, 2018
Assumption Fest Smokin Hot BBQ Contest Assumption, IL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Arlie Bragg, Assumption, IL 62510
Phone: 615-477-7447. arlie@arliequeevents.com
KCBS Reps: KATHY BRAZIER, PHILLIP BRAZIER
Results not in.
07/07/18
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07/08/18
Added: Mar 20, 2018
RiverFest Red White & Que Bellevue, NE
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jim Ristow, Bellevue, NE 68005
Phone: 402-650-2537. president@bellevuenebraska.com
KCBS Reps: RICH TUTTLE, BUNNY TUTTLE
Results not in.
08/24/18
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08/25/18
Added: Mar 20, 2018
Wild West BBQ Shoot Out Wendover, NV
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jesse Johnson, Wendover, NV 89883
Phone: 801-390-1000. jesse@bigjohnsonsbbq.com
KCBS Reps: MERRIALYCE ALVAREZ, STEVE ALVAREZ
Results not in.
09/21/18
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09/22/18
Added: Mar 20, 2018
*Cherokee Strip BBQ Cook-Off Ponca City, OK
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Leasha Moser, Ponca City, OK 74601
Phone: 580-262-1818. leasha.moser@yahoo.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Robyn Ryan, Ponca City, OK 74601
Phone: 580-262-1818. robynryan@poncacity.net
KCBS Reps: LARRY VOTH, LYNDA VOTH
Results not in.
03/15/19
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03/16/19
Added: Mar 20, 2018
*Qlathe BBQ Championship Olathe, KS
Contact: Chris Stewart, Olathe, KS 66061
Phone: 913-971-8605. cpstewar@olatheks.org
KCBS Reps: FORREST BRUCE, LARRY HADLEY
Results not in.
07/06/18
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07/07/18
Added: Mar 16, 2018
Back To Mayberry Rodney, IA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Tara Wright, Rodney, IA 51040
Phone: 712-420-5638. juggsbbq02@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DENA MILHOUS, RON MILHOUS
Results not in.
08/17/18
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08/18/18
Added: Mar 16, 2018
Pikes Peak BBQ Showdown(GRILLING COMPETITORS SERIES) Woodland Park , CO
Contact: Kevin Dessureault, Woodland Park, CO 80866
Phone: 719-465-1745. coloradospringsgrillstore@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: DEL ANDERSON, MICHAEL EBERLE
Results not in.
08/25/18
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08/25/18
Added: Mar 16, 2018
Chamber Low and Slow Barbecue cook off(BACKYARD ONLY) Nevada, MO
Contact: Sheree Gayman, Nevada, MO 64772
Phone: 417-667-5300. chamber1@nevada-mo.com
KCBS Reps: BUNNY TUTTLE, RICH TUTTLE
Results not in.
09/14/18
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09/15/18
Added: Mar 16, 2018
39th American Royal World Series of Barbecue (INVITATIONAL) Kansas City, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Emily Park Eric Pew, Kansas City, KS 64102
Phone: 816-569-4021. bbq@americanroyal.com
Contact: Emily Park Pew, Kansas City, KS 64102
Phone: 816-569-4021. bbq@americanroyal.com
KCBS Reps: SCOTT GRINSTEAD, STEVE GRINSTEAD, MIKE LAKE, THERESA LAKE
Results not in.
09/14/18
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09/15/18
Added: Mar 16, 2018
*Big Brothers And Big Sisters Riverfest Decatur, AL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Nancy Case, 265-345-7802, Decatur, AL 35601
Phone: 265-345-7802. nmcase@ad.com
Contact: Leah Brown, Decatur, AL 35601
Phone: 256-353-0157. leah@bbbsmcal.org
KCBS Reps: RANDY G BIGLER, CAROL BIGLER, SAM APPLETON, JANET APPLETON
Results not in.
09/15/18
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09/16/18
Added: Mar 16, 2018
39th American Royal World Series of Barbecue (OPEN) Kansas City, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Emily Park Eric Pew, Kansas City, KS 66111
Phone: 816-569-4021. bbq@americanroyal.com
KCBS Reps: SCOTT GRINSTEAD, STEVE GRINSTEAD, MIKE LAKE, THERESA LAKE
Results not in.
09/28/18
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09/29/18
Added: Mar 16, 2018
Smithfield BBQ Classic Richmond , VA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jessie Corbin, Richmond, VA 23430
Jessie@bigpoppasmokers.com
KCBS Reps:
Results not in.
09/29/18
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09/29/18
Added: Mar 16, 2018
Kincaid Fair Smoke Off(BACKYARD ONLY) Kincaid, KS
Contact: Travis or Dawn Vermillion, Kincaid, KS 66039
Phone: 620-768-9887. vermillionranch@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: LINDA POLSON, DENNIS POLSON
Results not in.
02/22/19
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02/23/19
Added: Mar 13, 2018
*Cape Coral Rotary BBQ Smoke Out Cape Coral, FL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jan Dickinson, Cape Coral, FL 33904
Phone: 239-541-3388. janette.dickinson@yahoo.com
Contact: Jim Colvin, Cape Coral, FL 33904
Phone: 239-574-2302. jecolvinn44@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: THERESA LAKE, MIKE LAKE
Results not in.
05/25/18
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05/26/18
Added: Mar 1, 2018
*10th Annual Gillett Heritage Days Festival BBQ cook off Gillett, AR
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Lee-Ann Kelnhofer, Gillett, AR 72055
Phone: 870-509-2332. ghdfvendors@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Results not in.
05/26/18
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05/27/18
Added: Mar 1, 2018
Chuckwagaon BBQ Cook-off(Cancelled) Los Angeles, CA
[CANCELLED]  
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Dana Blanchard, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Phone: 213-293-5948. losangelesbarbecuesociety@gmail.com
KCBS Reps:
Results not in.
05/26/18
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05/27/18
Added: Mar 1, 2018
CSU BBQ Showdown Estes Park, CO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Taylor Horton, Estes Park, CO 80517
Phone: 720-272-0425. tmhorton@rams.colostate.edu
KCBS Reps: ROBERT HAHN, DEL ANDERSON
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
06/08/18
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06/09/18
Added: Mar 1, 2018
*Kentucky's Fort Harrod Beef Festival Grill-Off (COMPETITOR'S SERIES) Harrodsburg, KY
Contact: Dana Anderson, Harrodsburg, KY 40330
Phone: 859-734-4378. dana.anderson@uky.edu
KCBS Reps: WAYNE HARPER, RACHEL HARPER
Results not in.
06/09/18
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06/10/18
Added: Mar 1, 2018
*Chicago Kosher BBQ Competition,At The Greater Chicago Jewish Festival Morton Grove, IL
Contact: Steve Franklin, Morton Grove, IL 60075
Phone: 847-942-7041. sdfranklin@msn.com
KCBS Reps: PEG ROGERS, DAVE ROGERS
Results not in.
08/05/18
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08/05/18
Added: Mar 1, 2018
*Cambridge Rib Fest at the Keystone Grill Cambridge, WI
Contact: Ken Kemler, Cambridge, WI 53523
Phone: 608-423-3730. ken.kemler@thekeystonegrill.com
KCBS Reps: ANITA MOORE, ANTHONY MOORE
Results not in.
08/17/18
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08/18/18
Added: Mar 1, 2018
Smokin on The Dock of the Bay Chrisfield, MD
Contact: Sandy Fulton, Chrisfield, MD 21817
Phone: 410-726-1881. Sandyfulton720@gmail.com
Contact: Betty Frizzell, Chrisfield, MD 21817
thebbqjudge@aol.com
KCBS Reps: SYBIL WILLIAMS, MICKY WILLIAMS
Results not in.
08/31/18
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09/01/18
Added: Mar 1, 2018
DE Bortoli Woodfired BBQ Championship Victoria,Australia,
Contact: Rachael Lyons, Victoria,Australia, 3775
Phone: 61 412 262 046. bbqchamp18@icloud.com
KCBS Reps: GARTH WELSH, DAVID ONG
Results not in.
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