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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

All 2018

01/13/2018
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01/14/2018
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
Grand Champion: GRILLER INSTINCT
Results In    Number of Teams: 30    High Score: 674.8688
02/03/2018
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02/04/2018
Melbourne Barbecue Festival Melbourn, Australia
Contact: Margaret Vitale, Phone: 0418 364 594 , margaret@bbqfest.com.au
KCBS Reps: IO TEAM
Grand Champion: THE SMOKING JOINT
Results In    Number of Teams: 26    High Score: 667.5088
02/10/2018
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02/11/2018
Sydney Barbeque Festival Sydney, Australia
Contact: Margaret Vitale, Phone: 0418 364 594 , margaret@bbqfest.com.au
KCBS Reps: IO TEAM
Grand Champion: FASTLANE BBQ CREW
Results In    Number of Teams: 19    High Score: 681.0968
02/17/2018
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02/18/2018
Meat, Smoke & Beer Festival- BBQ on Ice Weissensee, Austria
Contact: Armin Oberndurfer, Phone: +43 664 882 33 000, armin@barbecue-point.at
KCBS Reps: LUCA FAMIGLI, HAYMO GUTWENIGER
Grand Champion: BBQ+
Results In    Number of Teams: 17    High Score: 697.6800
03/24/2018
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03/25/2018
Springbreak BBQ Contest Lommel Belgium , Belgium
Contact: Marjolein Van Decraen, marjolein.vandecraen@telenet.be
Contact: Joeri Cools, joeri_mil_cools@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: MARIANNE VAN GALEN, MAYCO VAN GALEN
CBJ Percentage: 100%
Grand Champion: DE FILOUS
Results In    Number of Teams: 39    High Score: 672.5492
03/24/2018
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03/25/2018
The War of Barbeque Noventa di Piave, Italy
Contact: Massimo Zaramella, Phone: 3400936880, psychogriller@libero.it
KCBS Reps: LUCA FAMIGLI, HAYMO GUTWENIGER
Grand Champion: BROS HOG
Results In    Number of Teams: 18    High Score: 696.5484
03/31/2018
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04/01/2018
Eastern BBQ Contest Ninove, Belgium
Contact: Bart Beeckmans, Phone: 003/477641669, iinfo@wettelsonfire.be
KCBS Reps: MARIANNE VAN GALEN, MAYCO VAN GALEN
Grand Champion: BBQ+
Results In    Number of Teams: 33    High Score: 688.0000
04/07/2018
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04/08/2018
Smoke by Cucina e Tavola (CANCELLED) Winterhur, Switzerland
[CANCELLED]  
Contact: Simon Okker, Phone: 41628910853, okker.cuiper@comanagement.ch
KCBS Reps: HARRY HAVINGA, LINDA HAVINGA
Results Not In.
04/07/2018
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04/08/2018
2nd Meat Smoke and Beer BBQ Competition Wels 2018 Wels, Austria
Contact: Armin Oberndorfer , Phone: +43 676 3030253, Organisation@meat-smoke-and-beer.com
KCBS Reps: LUCA FAMIGLI, HAYMO GUTWENIGER
Grand Champion: KGB - KATKA GERGO BARBECUE
Results In    Number of Teams: 17    High Score: 666.8460
04/07/2018
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04/08/2018
Circuito Parrillero by BBQ Fest Etapo 1 2018 San Jose, Costa Rica
Contact: Natasha Forcro, Phone: +506-8399-3111, info@lifeandspicecr.com
Contact: Melissa Castillo, Phone: 506-8821-5391, mcastillo@lifeandspicecr.com
KCBS Reps: DEBRA GAGE, WILLIAM GAGE, MARIA LOHMAN, WAYNE LOHMAN
Grand Champion: BBQ COSTA RICA
Results In    Number of Teams: 16    High Score: 672.6172
04/14/2018
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04/15/2018
Wild King BBQ Competition Tirol, Austria
Contact: Franz Groessing, Phone: +43 664 204 4595, f.groessing@a1.net
KCBS Reps: LUCA FAMIGLI, HAYMO GUTWENIGER
Grand Champion: EGGHEAD-BARBECUE
Results In    Number of Teams: 23    High Score: 668.0000
04/14/2018
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04/15/2018
Perth Barbecue Festival(Cancelled) Perth, Australia
[CANCELLED]  
Contact: Margaret Vitale, Phone: 0418 364 594 , margaret@bbqfest.com.au
KCBS Reps: GARTH WELSH
Results Not In.
04/14/2018
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04/15/2018
Meat The East Hengelo, Netherlands
Contact: Huddie Lee Stokes, Phone: +31 643825677, info@stokesbbq.NL
Contact: Marco Wulff, Phone: +31 648163194, info@marcook.NL
KCBS Reps: HARRY HAVINGA, LINDA HAVINGA
Grand Champion: VIKING BBQ
Results In    Number of Teams: 34    High Score: 681.0856
04/21/2018
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04/22/2018
Bardo-Q BBQ Competition Bardonecchia, Italy
Contact: Vittorio Montabone, Phone: +393930822290, vitto@prolocobardonecchia.it
KCBS Reps: LUCA FAMIGLI, HAYMO GUTWENIGER
Grand Champion: SMOKING BAD BBQ TEAM
Results In    Number of Teams: 15    High Score: 690.8912
04/21/2018
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04/22/2018
Smokin in the City Perth, Australia
Contact: Stephan Jenner, Phone: +61417993858, stephan.jenner@mcw.org.au
KCBS Reps: DAVID ONG, GARTH WELSH
Prize Money: $7,000   
Grand Champion: FASTLANE BBQ CREW
Results In    Number of Teams: 20    High Score: 686.8684
04/28/2018
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04/29/2018
KCBS Greek Fire Festival 2018 Reichshof, Germany
Contact: Markus Bondort, Phone: +49 1737150876, Kcbs@greekfire.de
Contact: Oliver Louse, Phone: +49 1788488888, Kcbs@greekfire.de
KCBS Reps: HARRY HAVINGA, LINDA HAVINGA
Grand Champion: ROKENDE REGAHS
Results In    Number of Teams: 32    High Score: 691.4972
04/28/2018
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04/29/2018
4th Barbecue Bulls Championship Salzburg 2018 Salzburg Austria, Austria
Contact: Helmut Karl, Phone: 662461462, info@helmukarl.at
KCBS Reps: ANDREAS SCHNOELL, EVA SCHNOELL
Grand Champion: BUNCH OF SWINES
Results In    Number of Teams: 24    High Score: 689.0972
05/05/2018
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05/06/2018
The Brave Fires of Scotland Aberlour Scotland, United Kingdom
Contact: Harry Havinga, Phone: +31610568568, info@bbqguru.nl
KCBS Reps: STEVE BEDWELL, LINDA HAVINGA
Grand Champion: MC SLIMS BBQ
Results In    Number of Teams: 11    High Score: 679.3944
05/11/2018
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05/12/2018
Beer Fries & BBQ V (Day1) Hasselt, Belgium
Contact: Wim Bloemen, Phone: +32 11689277, bbq@defilous.be
KCBS Reps: MARIANNE VAN GALEN, MAYCO VAN GALEN
Grand Champion: IQ - NETHERLANDS
Results In    Number of Teams: 37    High Score: 693.1312
05/12/2018
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05/13/2018
Beer,Fries & BBQ V (Day 2) Hasselt, Belgium
Contact: Wim Bloemen, Phone: + 32 11689277, bbq@defilous.be
KCBS Reps: MARIANNE VAN GALEN, MAYCO VAN GALEN
Grand Champion: BBQ+
Results In    Number of Teams: 51    High Score: 687.4400
05/12/2018
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05/13/2018
Smokin Q at Lynwood Ranch Aldersyde, Canada
Contact: Bernie Kenny, Phone: 403-708-1900, Smokinbox@shaw.on
Contact: Ken and Brenda Black, Phone: 403-771-2288, blblack@telus.net
KCBS Reps: MERRIALYCE ALVAREZ, STEVE ALVAREZ
Grand Champion: PRAIRIE SMOKE & SPICE BBQ
Results In    Number of Teams: 30    High Score: 683.4056
05/19/2018
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05/20/2018
Tony Stone Low & Slow BBQ Competition Hoofddorp , Netherlands
Contact: Harry Havinga, Phone: +31 06-10568568, info@tonystonecompetition.nl
KCBS Reps: LUCA FAMIGLI, HAYMO GUTWENIGER
Grand Champion: BBQ+
Results In    Number of Teams: 60    High Score: 681.1084
05/25/2018
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05/26/2018
Brew N Q (INVITATIONAL) Burton Upon Trent, United Kingdom
Contact: Scott Lane, Phone: 00447759678774, scott@misspiggysbbq.co.uk
KCBS Reps: STEVE BEDWELL, LINDA HAVINGA
Grand Champion: IQ - NETHERLANDS
Results In    Number of Teams: 24    High Score: 690.9032
05/26/2018
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05/27/2018
Brew N Q Burton Upon Trent, United Kingdom
Contact: Scott Lane, Phone: 7759678774, scott@misspiggysbbq.co.uk
KCBS Reps: STEVE BEDWELL, LINDA HAVINGA
Grand Champion: BUNCH OF SWINES
Results In    Number of Teams: 34    High Score: 688.5372
06/01/2018
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06/02/2018
*Quebec City International BBQ & Music Festival Quebec City, Canada
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Guillaume Couture, Phone: 581-998-3821, gc@dxa.ca
KCBS Reps: ANITA MOORE, ANTHONY MOORE
CBJ Percentage: 100%
Grand Champion: TEAM EATAPEDIA
Results In    Number of Teams: 22    High Score: 659.3712
06/08/2018
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06/09/2018
Italian Hardcore Barbecue (Day 1) Milano, Italy
Contact: Andrea Centanni , Phone: 0039 3482144910, andrea@grigliareduro.com
KCBS Reps: LUCA FAMIGLI, HAYMO GUTWENIGER
Grand Champion: BBQ+
Results In    Number of Teams: 12    High Score: 685.0512
06/09/2018
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06/10/2018
Italian Hardcore Barbecue (Day 2) Milano, Italy
Contact: Andrea Centanni , Phone: 0039 3482144910, andrea@grigliareduro.com
KCBS Reps: LUCA FAMIGLI, HAYMO GUTWENIGER
Grand Champion: BBQ+
Results In    Number of Teams: 20    High Score: 701.0972
06/15/2018
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06/16/2018
*Wolf BBQ Fest Richmond 2018 Richmond, Quebec, Canada
Contact: Isabelle Lodge, Phone: 819-839-1189, isabelle@evenementslodge.com
KCBS Reps: CAROLYN WELLS
Grand Champion: SMOKIN HOGGZ BBQ - MA
Results In    Number of Teams: 18    High Score: 647.8628
06/16/2018
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06/17/2018
Q'Fest Bishopsteignton, Devon, United Kingdom
Contact: Ben Forte, Phone: 07590500117, uqunitedq@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: HARRY HAVINGA, LINDA HAVINGA
Grand Champion: BUNCH OF SWINES
Results In    Number of Teams: 12    High Score: 666.8000
06/16/2018
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06/17/2018
Porkapalooza BBQ Festival Edmonton, Canada
Contact: Kassandra Harvey, Phone: 780-474-8288, kassandra.harvey@albertapork.com
KCBS Reps: KATHLEEN MCINTOSH, KELLY MCINTOSH
Prize Money: $15,000   
Grand Champion: PRAIRIE SMOKE & SPICE BBQ
Results In    Number of Teams: 51    High Score: 672.5716
06/22/2018
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06/23/2018
Smoke on the Water (Day 1) Kenora, Ontario, Canada
Contact: Perry Hopkins, Phone: 204-807-4020, phopkins@mts.net
KCBS Reps: DEBRA GAGE, WILLIAM GAGE
Grand Champion: SHIGGIN & GRINNIN
Results In    Number of Teams: 17    High Score: 698.8228
06/22/2018
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06/23/2018
*Ayr Charity BBQ Ayr Ontario, Canada
Contact: TEAM CONTACT:Michele Granger, Phone: 519.404.7324, ayrcharitybbqcomp@gmail.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:Esther Verbakel, Phone: 226-748-3451, ayrcharitybbqcomp@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DAVE LONDEEN, VIRGINIA LONDEEN
Prize Money: $3,000   
Grand Champion: SHORTSVILLE SMOKERS
Results In    Number of Teams: 18    High Score: 662.1488
06/23/2018
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06/24/2018
KCBS International BBQ Contest Vuur en Vlees Deurne, Netherlands
Contact: Wendy Van Den Eynden, Phone: 7171653350370, vuurenvlees@baroef.nl
KCBS Reps: MARIANNE VAN GALEN, MAYCO VAN GALEN
Grand Champion: BBQ TEAM LAURENTIUS
Results In    Number of Teams: 22    High Score: 677.0856
06/23/2018
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06/24/2018
Smoke on the Water (Day 2) Kenora, Ontaro, Canada
Contact: Perry Hopkins, Phone: 204-807-4020, phopkins@mts.net
KCBS Reps: DEBRA GAGE, WILLIAM GAGE
Grand Champion: IOWA'S SMOKEY D'S BBQ
Results In    Number of Teams: 16    High Score: 705.7488
06/30/2018
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07/01/2018
PRIME UVE INVITATIONAL BARBECUE CHAMPIONSHIP Gaiarine, Italy
Contact: Anna Maschio, Phone: +39-348-6511844, anna@primeuve.com
KCBS Reps: LUCA FAMIGLI, HAYMO GUTWENIGER
CBJ Percentage: 100%
Grand Champion: BUNCH OF SWINES
Results In    Number of Teams: 18    High Score: 695.3944
06/30/2018
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07/01/2018
BBQ an der Burg 2018 Geestland, Germany
Contact: Thomas Karstaedt, Phone: +49 471207177, thomas@bbq-an-der-burg.de
KCBS Reps: HARRY HAVINGA, LINDA HAVINGA
Grand Champion: BBQ WIESEL
Results In    Number of Teams: 30    High Score: 681.1772
07/07/2018
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07/08/2018
Pure Q Bellerive,Tasmania, Australia
Contact: R Peterson, Phone: 61422833689, tbbqspresident@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DAVID ONG, GARTH WELSH
Prize Money: $1,250   
Grand Champion: FASTLANE BBQ CREW
Results In    Number of Teams: 10    High Score: 657.6000
07/13/2018
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07/15/2018
*Niagara Summer Daze BBQ Classic Niagara Falls, Ontario , Canada
Contact: Chad James, Phone: 289-690-0453, niagarasdteam@outlook.com
Contact: Paul Davey, Phone: 716-262-4438, SlowsmokinQ@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: MARIA LOHMAN, WAYNE LOHMAN
Prize Money: $4,500   
Grand Champion: SUGAR & SPICE TENDER AND NICE
Results In    Number of Teams: 24    High Score: 690.8456
07/14/2018
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07/15/2018
Vienna BBQ Days Vienna , Austria
Contact: Alexander Dobernig, Phone: +43 1 2310602, office@exotica.at
KCBS Reps: ANDREAS SCHNOELL, EVA SCHNOELL
Grand Champion: SMOKE ON THE WILD SIDE
Results In    Number of Teams: 15    High Score: 672.5484
07/21/2018
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07/22/2018
3rd Black Forest Smoke & Wine Festival Bad Bellingen, Germany
Contact: Michael Koepf, michael@dragon-bbq.de
Contact: Stefanie Woerdehoff, Stefanie@dragon-bbq.de
KCBS Reps: MARIANNE VAN GALEN, MAYCO VAN GALEN
Grand Champion: BOHEMIAN BBQ
Results In    Number of Teams: 48    High Score: 681.0972
07/21/2018
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07/22/2018
Barn Burner BBQ Chilliwack, British Columbia , Br Canada
Contact: Angie Quaale, Phone: 6047280560, angie@wellseasoned.ca
KCBS Reps: KATHLEEN MCINTOSH, KELLY MCINTOSH
CBJ Percentage: 100%
Grand Champion: SMELLAQUE
Results In    Number of Teams: 18    High Score: 686.8800
08/11/2018
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08/12/2018
Wild West Fest On Fire Zbilje, Medvode, Slovenia
Contact: Milan Stjepanovic, Phone: +386 41 587 073, info@sbbqs.si
KCBS Reps: LUCA FAMIGLI, HAYMO GUTWENIGER
CBJ Percentage: 100%
Grand Champion: FRIULI VIOLENT GRILLERS
Results In    Number of Teams: 21    High Score: 673.6344
08/17/2018
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08/17/2018
BBQ Festival 2018 Vanamõisa, Saue Parish, Estonia
Contact: Kris Seene, Phone: +37 25099707, kris.seene@mail.ee
KCBS Reps: LUCA FAMIGLI, HAYMO GUTWENIGER
Results Not In.
08/18/2018
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08/19/2018
*EUregio Barbeque Festival Waldfeucht-Haaren/NRW, Germany
Contact: Roman Schellartz, Phone: +490 170 5258522, info@euregiobbq.de
KCBS Reps: MARIANNE VAN GALEN, MAYCO VAN GALEN
Results Not In.
08/18/2018
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08/19/2018
*Battle River BBQ Showdown Camrose, Alberta, Canada
Contact: Jim Dyer, Phone: 780-608-0025, jimdyer@rocketmail.com
KCBS Reps: BUNNY TUTTLE, RICH TUTTLE
Prize Money: $5,000   
Results Not In.
08/25/2018
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08/26/2018
Regahfest 2018 Green The Hague, Netherlands
Contact: Daan Hamoen, Phone: +31 6 47940067, Daan@regahfest.nl
KCBS Reps: MARIANNE VAN GALEN, MAYCO VAN GALEN
Results Not In.
08/25/2018
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08/26/2018
RegahFest 2018 Yellow The Hague, Netherlands
Contact: Daan Hamoen, Phone: +31 6 47940067, Daan@regahfest.nl
KCBS Reps: HARRY HAVINGA, LINDA HAVINGA
Results Not In.
09/01/2018
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09/02/2018
BBQ on the Bow Calgary, Canada
Contact: Bernie Kenny, Phone: 403-708-1900, smokinboxbbq@gmail.com
Contact: Ken & Brenda Black, Phone: 403-771-2288, blblack@telus.net
KCBS Reps: KATHLEEN MCINTOSH, KELLY MCINTOSH
Results Not In.
09/01/2018
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09/02/2018
2nd International Suydersee BBQ Contest Zeewolde Flevoland, Netherlands
Contact: Rene' De Regt, Phone: +31 647233350, info@suydersee-bbq.nl
KCBS Reps: HARRY HAVINGA, LINDA HAVINGA
Results Not In.
09/01/2018
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09/01/2018
DE Bortoli Woodfired BBQ Championship Victoria,Australia, Australia
Contact: David Musgrave, Phone: 61 418 224 559, admin@ablecorporate.com
KCBS Reps: DAVID ONG, GARTH WELSH
Results Not In.
09/08/2018
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09/09/2018
Smoke on the Quiet Waters Devon, United Kingdom
Contact: John Gower, Phone: +44(0)7918163449, admin@quietwatersfarm.co.uk
KCBS Reps: HARRY HAVINGA, LINDA HAVINGA
Results Not In.
09/08/2018
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09/09/2018
Farm Meat De Vaartse Hoeve BBQ Contest Dongen, Netherlands
Contact: Astrid Lodewijks, Phone: +31162312082, c.lodewijks@kpnmail.nl
KCBS Reps: MARIANNE VAN GALEN, MAYCO VAN GALEN
Results Not In.
09/15/2018
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09/16/2018
Het 5DE BBQKampioenschap Van Het Waasland Sint Niklaas, Belgium
Contact: Dave Heyninck, Phone: 0032 0498641018, info@daveheyninck.pictures
KCBS Reps: MARIANNE VAN GALEN, MAYCO VAN GALEN
Results Not In.
09/15/2018
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09/16/2018
The Chidlow BBQ Festival Chidlow, Wa, Australia
Contact: Jaymelee Turner, Phone: 0402 560 089, events@chidlowtavern.com.au
KCBS Reps: DEBRA GAGE, DAVID ONG, GARTH WELSH
Results Not In.
09/22/2018
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09/23/2018
5th Ruhrpott BBQ 2018 Waltrop, Germany
Contact: Tom and Natashcha Hermann, Contest@palm-bbq.de
KCBS Reps: DEBBY HARWELL, DON HARWELL
Results Not In.
09/29/2018
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09/30/2018
Meat, Smoke & Beer Festival & KCBS BBQ Competition 2018 Graz, Austria
Contact: Armin Oberndorfer , Phone: +43 664 882 33 000, armin@barbecue-point.at
KCBS Reps: ANDREAS SCHNOELL, EVA SCHNOELL
Results Not In.
10/13/2018
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10/14/2018
*Tallya BBQ Festival Tallya, Hungary
Contact: Levente Nemeth, Phone: +36 30 3397789, info.bbqnetwork@gmail.com
Contact: Mariusz Adorjanyi, Phone: +36 70 405 1918, info.bbqnetwork@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: LUCA FAMIGLI, HAYMO GUTWENIGER
Results Not In.
10/13/2018
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10/14/2018
*Bataille Sur La Sorgue L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France
Contact: Craig Price, Phone: 44 7920 041090, craigprice09@yahoo.co.uk
KCBS Reps: MARIANNE VAN GALEN, MAYCO VAN GALEN
Results Not In.
10/20/2018
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10/21/2018
SMOKE IN SCHLIEREN Goldschlagiplatz, Switzerland
Contact: Okker Cuiper, Phone: +41628910855, okker.cuiper@comanagement.ch
KCBS Reps: HARRY HAVINGA, LINDA HAVINGA
Results Not In.
11/03/2018
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11/04/2018
Smokin on the Water Bayswater, Australia
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Julie Anne Davis, info@smokin.org.au
Contact: Stephan Jenner, judges@smokin.org.au
KCBS Reps: DAVID ONG
Results Not In.