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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.

08/04/2017
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08/05/2017
Added: Jun 16, 2017
Smithfield BBQ Classic Smithfield , VA
Contact: Jessie Corbin,
Contact: Arlie Bragg, Phone: 6154777447, arlie@arliequeevents.com
KCBS Reps: JULIE COOK, RUSTY COOK
Results Not In.
10/06/2017
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10/07/2017
Added: Jun 16, 2017
*Clarksville BBQ Bash (BACKYARD ONLY) Clarksville, TN
Contact: Kara Zahn, Phone: 931-645-7476, kara.zahn@cityofclarksville.com
KCBS Reps: TANA R FRENSLEY, MARK HAGGITT
Results Not In.
10/14/2017
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10/15/2017
Added: Jun 16, 2017
*Bedouin Brew & Bar-B-Que Muskogee, OK
Contact: Scott Seretean, Phone: 405-510-4986, bedouinbrewbbq@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Results Not In.
04/06/2018
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04/07/2018
Added: Jun 16, 2017
Eighth Annual Bull Moose Somerville, TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Marvin Hurley, Phone: 9012826138, mdhurley1957@yahoo.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Marger Plummer, margeplummer1@bellsouth.net
KCBS Reps: MARIA LOHMAN, WAYNE LOHMAN
Results Not In.
05/04/2018
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05/05/2018
Added: Jun 16, 2017
City of Show Low's 6th Annual BBQ Throwdown Show Low, AZ
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Carrie Peppard, Phone: 928-532-4141, cpeppard@showlowaz.gov
KCBS Reps: MERRIALYCE ALVAREZ, STEVE ALVAREZ
Results Not In.
02/23/2018
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02/24/2018
Added: Jun 7, 2017
*D'Iberville BBQ Throw down & Festival D'Iberville, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Brian Sims, Phone: 228-365-3195, Cindybrian@bellsouth.net
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Desiree Marquez, Phone: 228-257-9734, dmarquez@Diberville.ms.us
KCBS Reps: BILL SHIFLETT, JENNIFER SHIFLETT
Results Not In.
09/15/2017
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09/17/2017
Added: Jun 6, 2017
Smoke on the Water New Jersey State Barbecue Championship Atlantic City, NJ
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ron Cates, Phone: 870-536-8175, ronnie@catesandcompany.com
KCBS Reps: ROBERT MCKEE, LOUISE WEIDNER
Results Not In.
09/22/2017
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09/23/2017
Added: Jun 6, 2017
*Smoke & Soul Fest Casper, WY
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jennifer Deurloo, Phone: 307-473-1767, jennifer@wybia.org
KCBS Reps: MICHAEL EBERLE, ROBERT HAHN
Results Not In.
11/10/2017
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11/11/2017
Added: Jun 6, 2017
*Polar Pig BBQ Cook-Off Concord, NC
Contact: Glenn Jones, Phone: 704-436-2024, polarpigbbq@gmail.com
Contact: Mark Rowell,
KCBS Reps: DOUG REID, ALAN ROTHROCK
Results Not In.
02/02/2018
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02/03/2018
Added: May 26, 2017
*Humble Rodeo and BBQ ( WFC Qualifier) Humble, TX
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Juilia Acuri, Phone: 832-844-0996, jarcuri@humbleisd.net
Contact: TEAM CONTACT: Ric Halbrook, Phone: 713-826-6321, rhalbrook@humblerodeo.com
KCBS Reps: BOB MCKINNON, TERRI MCKINNON, KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Results Not In.
08/25/2017
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08/26/2017
Added: May 23, 2017
*Western Legends Roundup BBQ Cook Off(BACKYARD ONLY) Kanab, UT
Contact: Brent Chamberlin, Phone: 435-899-0786, brentchamberlain.hr@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: KATHLEEN MCINTOSH, KELLY MCINTOSH
Results Not In.
08/26/2017
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08/26/2017
Added: May 23, 2017
Pikes Peak BBQ Showdown(BACKYARD ONLY) Woodland Park, CO
Contact: Kevin Dessureault, Phone: 719-465-1745, coloradospringsgrillstore@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: DEL ANDERSON
Prize Money: $1,000   
Results Not In.
08/26/2017
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08/27/2017
Added: May 23, 2017
*First Annual Half Way to St.Pat's BBQ Contest Emmetsburg, IA
Contact: Andy Joyce, Phone: 712-298-0298, joycefh@iowatelecom.net
KCBS Reps: CINDY JUHL, TOM JUHL
Results Not In.
09/22/2017
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09/23/2017
Added: May 23, 2017
Smokin Up Layton Hill Layton, UT
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jesse Johnson, Phone: 801-390-1000, jess@bigjohnsonsbbq.com
KCBS Reps: STEVEN FLEWALLEN, MARK SILVER
Results Not In.
10/06/2017
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10/07/2017
Added: May 23, 2017
Red Rocks Country Club BBQ Championship Morrison, CO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Tom Hollingshead, Phone: 303-352-2034, tomhollinshead@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DEL ANDERSON, MICHAEL EBERLE
Results Not In.
04/06/2018
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04/07/2018
Added: May 23, 2017
*CCS Fest Indianapois, IN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Amber McCreery, Phone: 317-498-3812, amccreery31@gmail.com
Contact: Aaron McCreery, Phone: 317-498-3814, admccrery@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: BECKY DRUETZLER, DAVE DRUETZLER
Results Not In.
08/20/2017
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08/20/2017
Added: May 16, 2017
*Total Eclips of the Q Presented BY La Bella Casa (BACK YARD ) Carrollton, MO
Contact: Linda Miller, Phone: 1-660-322-6068, rwlmiller@att.net
KCBS Reps: DAVE ROGERS, PEG ROGERS
Results Not In.
08/26/2017
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08/26/2017
Added: May 16, 2017
Indiana Bacon Festival( BACKYARD) Delphi, IN
Contact: John Chapman, Phone: 765-588-8784, johnmchapman1963@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: TINA WELLER, RALPH WELLER JR
Results Not In.
09/29/2017
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09/30/2017
Added: May 16, 2017
LuLu's Brew & Que Brighton, Co
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Aeron Calkins, Phone: 303-659-3300, aeron@lulusfarm.com
KCBS Reps: DEL ANDERSON, MICHAEL EBERLE
Results Not In.
03/23/2018
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03/24/2018
Added: May 16, 2017
BBQ Gives Back Urbanna, VA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Bill Jones, Phone: 8049650484, bbqgivesback@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: ALEX JR BROWN, JOHN G BUSCH   Alt Rep: ALAN ROTHROCK, LOUISE WEIDNER
Results Not In.
03/31/2018
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04/01/2018
Added: May 16, 2017
Eastern BBQ Contest Ninove, Belgium
Contact: Bart Beeckmans, Phone: 003/477641669, iinfo@wettelsonfire.be
KCBS Reps: MARIANNE VAN GALEN, MAYCO VAN GALEN
Results Not In.
04/06/2018
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04/07/2018
Added: May 16, 2017
Chillin N Grillin BBQ Festival Sands Springs, OK
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kristen Valentin, Phone: 9182453221, kristen@sandspringschamber.com
KCBS Reps: MARK COLLIER, MICHAEL WINTER
Results Not In.
04/20/2018
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04/21/2018
Added: May 16, 2017
*Cornelia Apple Blossom BBQ Competition Cornelia, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jessie Owensby, Phone: 706-778-8585, dmanager@corneliageorgia.org
KCBS Reps: WAYNE HARPER, DOUG REID
Results Not In.
09/22/2017
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09/23/2017
Added: May 2, 2017
Smokin in The Hills Hillsboro, OH
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:Shane Wilkin, Phone: 937-393-4745, swilkin@co.highland.oh.us
Contact: TEAM CONTACT: Rhonda Purdin, Phone: 937-393-4745, rhondapurdin@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: SCOTT GRINSTEAD, STEVE GRINSTEAD
Prize Money: $5,000   
Results Not In.
11/11/2017
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11/12/2017
Added: May 2, 2017
Brew B Q Nashville, TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Philip Steen, brewbq@playrecsports.com
KCBS Reps: KATHY BRAZIER, PHILLIP BRAZIER
Results Not In.
08/19/2017
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08/20/2017
Added: Apr 28, 2017
*McHenry Rotary Blues Brews & BBQ McHenry, IL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Phil Baggio, Phone: 847-347-5859, bnbautoexpress@sbcglobal.net
Contact: TEAM CONTACT:Don Tonyan, Phone: 815-482-0746, don@wmtonyan.com
KCBS Reps: ANITA MOORE, ANTHONY MOORE
Prize Money: $5,000   
Results Not In.
08/31/2017
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09/02/2017
Added: Apr 28, 2017
38th American Royal World Series of Barbecue (INVITATIONAL) Kansas City, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Emily Park, Phone: 816-569-4021, bbq@americanroyal.com
Contact: Eric Pew, Phone: 816-569-4033, bbq@americanroyal.com
KCBS Reps: SCOTT GRINSTEAD, STEVE GRINSTEAD, MIKE LAKE, THERESA LAKE
Results Not In.
09/01/2017
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09/03/2017
Added: Apr 28, 2017
38th American Royal World Series of Barbecue (OPEN) Kansas City, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Emily Park, Phone: 816-569-4021, bbq@americanroyal.com
Contact: Eric Pew, Phone: 816-569-4033, bbq@americanroyal.com
KCBS Reps: SCOTT GRINSTEAD, STEVE GRINSTEAD, MIKE LAKE, THERESA LAKE
Results Not In.
09/15/2017
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09/16/2017
Added: Apr 28, 2017
*Pork-A-Palooza Weatherford, Ok
Contact: Jarred Jones, Phone: 580-774-7744, JJONES@fnbwford.com
KCBS Reps: KEVIN ROSE, MICHELLE R ROSE
Results Not In.
10/06/2017
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10/07/2017
Added: Apr 28, 2017
*Hog Wild BBQ Contest Corinth, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Tammy Bonds, Phone: 662-396-1182, hogwildincorinth@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: CAROL BIGLER, RANDY G BIGLER
Results Not In.
05/25/2018
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05/26/2018
Added: Apr 28, 2017
*Big Bear Memorial Weekend BBQ Festival Big Bear Lake, CA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Pamela Scannell, Phone: 909-866-4607, pscannell@bigbearlchamber.com
KCBS Reps: MERRIALYCE ALVAREZ, STEVE ALVAREZ
Results Not In.
09/29/2017
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09/30/2017
Added: Apr 27, 2017
*Q in The Lou St.Louis, MO
Contact: Bobby Autry, Phone: 314-762-9000, Bobby@eximiusevents.com
KCBS Reps: CHARLIE BRINZA, RALPH WELLER JR
Results Not In.
10/20/2017
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10/21/2017
Added: Apr 27, 2017
2017 Greenbriar Blaze Off and Senior Q Independence, MO
Contact: David Fennell, Phone: 8162575100, dfennell@watermarkcommunities.com
KCBS Reps: PHIL MORROW, ROSEMARY MORROW
Results Not In.
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