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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
* KCBS does not guarantee the prize pool, the listed amount may include ancillary prize money, and the organizer is solely responsible for the payment of the prize money

Recently Added Events

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

10/26/2018
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10/27/2018
Added: Jun 18, 2018
Jack Daniel's World Championship Shade Tree Contest (BACKYARD) Lynchburg, TN
Contact: Debbie Christian and/or Pam Hess, Phone: 931-759-6332, debbie_christian@b-f.com
Contact: JUDGES Full,
KCBS Reps: LARRY VOTH, LYNDA VOTH
Results Not In.
10/26/2018
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10/27/2018
Added: Jun 15, 2018
Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitation Barbecue (JUDGES BY INVITATION ONLY) Lynchburg, TN
Contact: Debbie Christian and/or Pam Hess, Phone: 931-759-6332, debbie_christian@b-f.com
Contact: JUDGES FULL,
KCBS Reps: CHARLIE BRINZA, MARK HAGGITT, CAROLYN WELLS
Results Not In.
08/24/2018
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08/25/2018
Added: Jun 7, 2018
*Smokin In Columbia Columbia, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Rebecca Shearouse, Phone: 573-489-2977, rebecca.shearouse@parkadecenter.com
KCBS Reps: JAMEY JOHNSON, JONATHAN B WILLIAMS
Results Not In.
03/30/2019
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03/31/2019
Added: Jun 7, 2018
Spring Break BBQ Contest Lommel, Belgium
Contact: Marjolein Van Deccaen, burninglovebbq@gmail.com
Contact: Joeri Cools, burninglovebbq@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: MARIANNE VAN GALEN, MAYCO VAN GALEN
Results Not In.
08/17/2018
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08/18/2018
Added: Jun 5, 2018
*Downtown BBQ Showdown Hattiesburg, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Brian Saffle, Phone: 601-270-5424, brian@hubcitysignsfirst.com
KCBS Reps: LINDA GOULD, ROXANNE GOULD
Results Not In.
08/31/2018
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09/01/2018
Added: Jun 5, 2018
Smokin' & Stokin' Teussville(BACKYARD ONLY) Trussville, AL
Contact: Eddie Seal, Phone: 205-612-2614, eseal@jmgardens.com
KCBS Reps: CAROL BIGLER, RANDY G BIGLER
Results Not In.
09/14/2018
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09/15/2018
Added: Jun 5, 2018
The Chiolow BBQ Festival Chidlow, Wa, Australia
Contact: Jaymelee Turner, Phone: 0402 560 089, events@chidlowtavern.com.au
KCBS Reps: DAVID ONG, GARTH WELSH
Results Not In.
05/03/2019
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05/04/2019
Added: Jun 5, 2018
*7th Annual Show Low BBQ Throwdown Show Low, AZ
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Carrie Peppard, Phone: 928-532-4141, cpeppard@showlowaz.gov
KCBS Reps: MERRIALYCE ALVAREZ, STEVE ALVAREZ   Alt Rep: DEL ANDERSON
Results Not In.
08/11/2018
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08/11/2018
Added: May 22, 2018
Seward County Fair Rib Rally (COMPETITORS SERIES) Seward , NE
Contact: Paul Mueller, Phone: 402-643-6609, pnsseward@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: MICHAEL EBERLE, TROY YOUNGBLOOD
Results Not In.
10/05/2018
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10/06/2018
Added: May 22, 2018
Smoke on the Water (BACKYARD ONLY) Guntersville, AL
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Jason Edmonds, Phone: 256-558-7155, jedmonds4315@gmail.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Tricia Morton, Phone: 256-538-8998, triciam840@comcast.net
KCBS Reps: CAROL BIGLER, RANDY G BIGLER
Results Not In.
07/07/2018
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07/08/2018
Added: May 16, 2018
Pure Q Bellerive,Tasmania, Australia
Contact: R Peterson, Phone: 61422833689, tbbqspresident@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DAVID ONG, GARTH WELSH
Prize Money: $1,250   
Results Not In.
10/19/2018
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10/20/2018
Added: May 14, 2018
Logandale Fall Festival Logandale, NV
Contact: Richard Eide, Phone: 702-379-5919, gbcc@mvdsl.com
KCBS Reps: KATHLEEN MCINTOSH, KELLY MCINTOSH
Results Not In.
10/19/2018
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10/20/2018
Added: May 14, 2018
Meat Scream BBQ Competition at Halloween Harvest Festival Westminster, CO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: James Borowicz, Phone: 720-394-0718, jim@unclejs-bbq.com
KCBS Reps: DEL ANDERSON, MICHAEL EBERLE
Results Not In.
12/31/2018
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01/01/2019
Added: May 14, 2018
South Florida's Fired Up Kosher BBQ Battle and Festival(COMPETITOR'S SERIES) Boca Raton, FL
Contact: Jonathan Rosman, Firedupsouthflorida@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: MIKE LAKE, THERESA LAKE
Results Not In.
11/09/2018
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11/10/2018
Added: May 10, 2018
*Polar Pig BBQ Cook-Off (Duel B) Concord, NC
Contact: Glenn Jones, Phone: 704-436-2024, polarpigbbq@gmail.com
Contact: Graham Wilson,
KCBS Reps: JULIE COOK, RUSTY COOK
Results Not In.
06/29/2019
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06/30/2019
Added: May 9, 2018
*GrillStock 2019 Bristol, United Kingdom
Contact: Mike Phillips, Phone: +0044 7902626068, mike@grillstock.co.uk
KCBS Reps: IO TEAM
Results Not In.
08/17/2018
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08/18/2018
Added: May 8, 2018
*Bordertown BBQ Brawl Sault Ste Marie, MI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Linda Miller, Phone: 906-647-2213, bordertownbbqbrawl@gmail.com
Contact: Andie Aiello, Phone: 906-647-2213, bordertownbbqbrawl@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DEBRA GAGE, WILLIAM GAGE
Prize Money: $6,500   
Results Not In.
08/24/2018
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08/25/2018
Added: May 8, 2018
Smokin for a Reason(BACKYARD ONLY) Fort Payne, AL
Contact: Durell Owens, Phone: 256-717-5626, ldowens@farmerstel.com
KCBS Reps: LINDA GOULD, ROXANNE GOULD
Results Not In.
08/31/2018
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09/01/2018
Added: May 8, 2018
*West Virginia BBQ Festival Ranson, WV
Contact: Rob Immer, Phone: 301-259-1991, Rob@interstatefestivalgroup.com
KCBS Reps: ROBERT MCKEE, LOUISE WEIDNER   Alt Rep: ALEX JR BROWN
Results Not In.
08/31/2018
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09/01/2018
Added: May 8, 2018
Smokin in the Bogs Warrens, WI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Greg Urmanski, Phone: 608-343-8003, Greg@Jellystonewarrens.com
KCBS Reps: DENA MILHOUS, RON MILHOUS
Results Not In.
09/01/2018
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09/02/2018
Added: May 8, 2018
*Fire it up Frostproof! Frostproof, FL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Angela Iversen, Phone: 407-697-4077, aiver@att.net
KCBS Reps: MIKE LAKE, THERESA LAKE
Prize Money: $10,000   
Results Not In.
09/07/2018
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09/08/2018
Added: May 8, 2018
Perimeter Community BBQ & Festival Atlanta, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Randall Bowman, Phone: 770-886-6290, bbqcup@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: JULIE COOK, RUSTY COOK
Results Not In.
09/29/2018
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09/29/2018
Added: May 8, 2018
*New Albany BBQ Competition(BACKYARD ONLY) New Albany, IN
Contact: James Gaetano, Phone: 502-445-5343, james@nabbbfest.com
KCBS Reps: KENT SCHUETZ, RACHEL SCHUETZ
Results Not In.
02/22/2019
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02/23/2019
Added: May 8, 2018
*Diberville Throw down & Festival Diberville, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT:Desiree Marquez, Phone: 228-257-9734, Teams.diberville@gmail.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Barbie Cutrer, Phone: 228-6691550, Judges.diberville@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: BILL SHIFLETT, JENNIFER SHIFLETT
Results Not In.
07/19/2019
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07/20/2019
Added: May 8, 2018
*Smokin on the Summit Unity Village, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Matt Sanning, matt@lssocialservices.com
KCBS Reps: BUNNY TUTTLE, RICH TUTTLE
Results Not In.
11/30/2018
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12/01/2018
Added: May 3, 2018
The Smithfield King of the Smoker (INVITATIONAL ONLY) COMPETITOR'S Series Coachella, CA
Contact: Jessie Corbin, customerservice@bigpapsmokers.com
Contact: JUDGES FULL,
KCBS Reps: KATHLEEN MCINTOSH, KELLY MCINTOSH
Results Not In.
08/10/2018
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08/11/2018
Added: Apr 26, 2018
Route 66 Barbeque Throwdown Springfield, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Michelle Higgins, Phone: 417-682-1568, michellehiggings31@yahoo.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:Jim Altic, jimaltic@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: CLARA WILLIAMS, JONATHAN B WILLIAMS
Results Not In.
11/30/2018
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12/01/2018
Added: Apr 26, 2018
*Christmas on the River Demoplis, AL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Paul Willingham, Phone: 334-422-1029, director@demopolischamber.com
Contact: Marge Plummer Ph.B., Phone: 901-487-3872, margeplummer1@bellsouth.net
KCBS Reps: CAROL BIGLER, RANDY G BIGLER
Results Not In.
07/21/2018
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07/21/2018
Added: Apr 24, 2018
*South Carolina Peach Festival (BACKYARD ONLY)(Cancelled) Gaffney, SC
[CANCELLED]  
Contact: JUDGES CONTCT:Charlie Daggerhart, Phone: 864-505-4494, cdaggerhart@gmail.com
Contact: TEAM CONTACT: Justin Manry, Phone: 864-764-4743, justin.manry@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: DEBBY HARWELL, DON HARWELL
Results Not In.
10/20/2018
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10/21/2018
Added: Apr 24, 2018
*3rd Annual St. Louis Kosher BBQ Competition (Kosher Series) Olivette, MO
Contact: Mindy Woolf, Phone: 314-239-2327, mwoolfbbq@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: CHARLIE BRINZA, RALPH WELLER JR
Results Not In.
09/22/2018
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09/23/2018
Added: Apr 23, 2018
5th Ruhrpott BBQ 2018 Waltrop, Germany
Contact: Tom and Natashcha Hermann, Contest@palm-bbq.de
KCBS Reps: DEBBY HARWELL, DON HARWELL
Results Not In.
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