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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.

05/18/2018
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05/19/2018
Added: Jul 13, 2017
*Southern Utah BBQ Festival Washington , UT
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: LaVelle Prince, Phone: 435-817-0480, famsupportofwc@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: MERRIALYCE ALVAREZ, STEVE ALVAREZ
Results Not In.
11/17/2017
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11/18/2017
Added: Jul 12, 2017
Que'n In Cumming (DAY 1) Cumming, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Randall Bowman, Phone: 770-886-6290, bbqcup@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: KATHY BRAZIER, PHILLIP BRAZIER, JULIE COOK, RUSTY COOK, DOUG REID
Results Not In.
11/18/2017
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11/19/2017
Added: Jul 12, 2017
Que'n In Cumming (DAY 2) Cumming, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Randall Bowman, Phone: 770-886-6290, bbqcup@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: KATHY BRAZIER, PHILLIP BRAZIER, JULIE COOK, RUSTY COOK, DOUG REID
Results Not In.
09/23/2017
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09/24/2017
Added: Jul 11, 2017
*Heart of Arkansas BBQ Cookoff Lonoke, AR
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Buster Lackey, Phone: 501-676-6971, buster@lonokecountyseniors.com
Contact: Ronnie Evans, Phone: 501-676-6971, Ronald.Evans@remington.com
KCBS Reps: DONNA YOUNG, ED YOUNG
Results Not In.
10/06/2017
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10/07/2017
Added: Jul 11, 2017
*Wisconsin Colorfest & BBQ Bash Turtle Lake, WI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Dennis Becker, Phone: 715-379-1327, drbecker@centurytel.net
KCBS Reps: ANITA MOORE, ANTHONY MOORE
Results Not In.
10/13/2017
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10/14/2017
Added: Jul 11, 2017
*Smoke & Ale Fall Festival Chelsea, MI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Bob Pierce, Phone: 734-475-1145, info@chelseamichamber.org
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Kelly Goodell, Phone: 734-475-1145, info@chelseamichamber.org
KCBS Reps: BECKY DRUETZLER, DAVE DRUETZLER
Results Not In.
10/14/2017
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10/15/2017
Added: Jul 11, 2017
*Nile Beer-B-Q Billings, MT
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:Sheila Brown, Phone: 406-698-4663,
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Justin Hamilton, Phone: 406-860-7651, justhamilton@netzero.com
KCBS Reps: DONNA SIMMONS, MARK SIMMONS
Results Not In.
11/17/2017
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11/18/2017
Added: Jul 11, 2017
Mission-Q (BACKYARD ONLY) Tuscumbia, AL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Wesley Burden, Phone: 256-762-3592, Wburden@appliedchemical.com
KCBS Reps: CAROL BIGLER, RANDY G BIGLER
Results Not In.
04/14/2018
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04/15/2018
Added: Jul 11, 2017
Wild King BBQ Competition Tirol, Austria
Contact: Franz Groessing, Phone: +43 664 204 4595, p.groessing@at.net
Contact: Marco Zischg, Phone: +43 699 17243690, zischg@gmx.at
KCBS Reps: LUCA FAMIGLI, HAYMO GUTWENIGER
Results Not In.
04/14/2018
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04/15/2018
Added: Jul 11, 2017
*Southwest Kosher BBQ Festival( COMPETITOR'S SERIES) Scottsdale, AZ
Contact: Jeffery Stanlis, Phone: 480-510-7228, info@southwestkosherbbq.com
KCBS Reps: MERRIALYCE ALVAREZ, STEVE ALVAREZ
Results Not In.
06/15/2018
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06/16/2018
Added: Jul 11, 2017
Central Plains Ribfest Holdrege, NE
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Douglas Stevenson, Phone: 308-995-8706, dstevenson@olssonassociates.com
KCBS Reps: MICHAEL EBERLE, TROY YOUNGBLOOD
Results Not In.
10/06/2017
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10/07/2017
Added: Jun 28, 2017
*Fire N Up in the Flint Hills Council Grove, KS
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Miki Bowman, Phone: 785-817-8538, miki.bowman@mac.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Angie Schwerdtfeger, Phone: 620-767-9014, aschwerdtfeger@tctainc.net
KCBS Reps: CLARA WILLIAMS, JONATHAN B WILLIAMS
Results Not In.
10/13/2017
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10/14/2017
Added: Jun 28, 2017
*OC BBQ Competition Costa Messa, CA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Steve Bender, Phone: 949-300-5103, Steve@stevebender.net
KCBS Reps: MERRIALYCE ALVAREZ, STEVE ALVAREZ
Results Not In.
10/20/2017
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10/21/2017
Added: Jun 28, 2017
*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.
01/13/2018
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01/14/2018
Added: Jun 28, 2017
W.E.S.T. Winter extreme South Tyrol BBQ Contest Rein in Taufers, BZ Italy
Contact: Myrko Leitner Michele Capano, Phone: +34 869 13837, info@mig.bz
Contact: Haymo Gutweniger, Phone: +34 869 13837, info@mig.bz
KCBS Reps: LUCA FAMIGLI, HARRY HAVINGA, LINDA HAVINGA
Results Not In.
03/23/2018
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03/24/2018
Added: Jun 28, 2017
Fire Lake BBQ Cook-off Day 1 Shawnee, Ok
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Megan Phillips, Phone: 405-878-4850, mphillips@firelakefoods.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT:Jason Boyce, jboyce@firelakefoods.com
KCBS Reps: KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Results Not In.
03/24/2018
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03/25/2018
Added: Jun 28, 2017
Fire Lake BBQ Cook-off Day 2 Shawnee, OK
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Megan Phillips, Phone: 405-878-4850, mphillips@firelakefoods.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Jason Boyce, Phone: 405-878-4850, jboyce@firelakefoods.com
KCBS Reps: KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Results Not In.
05/11/2018
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05/12/2018
Added: Jun 28, 2017
Boro Backyard BBQ Brawl (BACKYARD ONLY) Murfreesboro, TN
Contact: Bill Taylor, Phone: 615-294-5752, btboro@comcast.net
KCBS Reps: TANA R FRENSLEY, MARK HAGGITT
Results Not In.
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
Prize Money: $10,600   
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: 901-282-6138, mdhurley1957@yahoo.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Marger Plummer, Phone: 901-487-3872, 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: Juilia Acuri, Phone: 281-444-0996, jarcuri@humbleisd.net
KCBS Reps: BOB MCKINNON, TERRI MCKINNON, KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Results Not In.
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