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February 13, 2013
Following are the Sanctioning and Rules reports for the KCBS Board of Directors' meeting to be held on Fridiay, February 15, 2013 in Kansas City, MO.  Remaining committee reports are posted under a separate document.


Existing 2013:

3/28-30/2013        Silverton BBQ Throwdown                                    Las Vegas                    NV

4/27-28/2013        7th Stagecoach BBQ Fest                                      Indio                            CA 

5/17-18/2013        3rd Annual Smokin on the Lake                            Monroe City                MO

5/17-18/2013        Randolph County Pig Party                                   Steeleville                   IL

5/2-4/2013            Smoke on the Water Nevada BBQ

                              Championship                                                       Laughlin                      NV

5/3-4/2013            Battle of Brandon BBQ Challenge                        Brandon                      MS

5/24-25/2013        Papa Joe's Banjo-B-Que                                        Augusta                       GA

5/25-26/2013        Blues, Brews & BBQ                                             Brentwood                  CA

5/31-6/1/2013      Beltway BBQ Showdown                                       Ft. Washington            MD

6/7-8/2013            Keepers of the Fire BBQ                                       Mayetta                      KS

06/20-22/2013      Brockport BBQ - Musice Festival                          Brockport                    NY

06/21-22/2013      Smokin @ the Ballpark BBQ Festival                    Old Orchard Beach     ME

6/21-22/2013        Queen City Cook-Off                                             Clarksville                   TN

7/5-7/2013            Firin' Up the Fox BBQ Contest                              St. Charles                   IL

07/19-20/2013      RiverFest Red White and Que                              Bellevue                      NE

7/19-20/2013        Taste of Grand Rapids                                          Comstock Park            MI

7/20-21/2013        Kla Ha Ya Days BBQ Championship                      Snohomish                   WA

8/9-10/2013          12th Annual Maryland State BBQ Bash                Bel Air                         MD

8/14-15/2013        Montana State BBQ Championships

                              at Montana Fair                                                    Billings                        MT

8/16-17/2013        BBQ and Fly In on the River                                  Excelsior Springs         MO

8/17-18/2013        Winnipeg Barbeque & Blues Festival                   Winnipeg Manitoba CANADA

8/23-24/2013        Benton County Fair BBQ Contest                          Ashland                       MS

8/23-24/2013        Blue Ridge BBQ and Music Festival                     Harrisonburg               VA

8/23-24/2013        Smokin' on Oak                                                     Bonner Springs            KS

8/30-31/2013        3rd Annual Smokin' in the Bogs                            Warrens                      MI

09/6-7/2013          5th Annual Southern York County BBQ Cookoff   York                             PA

9/13-14/2013        Q the Lou                                                              Litchfield                     IL

9/20-21/2013        Kings of BBQ 2013                                                Des Moines                 IA

10/3-6/2013          American Royal Open                                           Kansas City                  MO

10/3-6/2013          American Royal Invitational                                 Kansas City                  Mo

10/11-12/2013      Smoke on the Water                                             Topeka                        KS

10/12-13/2013      Wahabi Shriners                                                   Jackson                        MS

10/18-19/2013      Autumnfest                                                           Woodstock                  VA

10/18-19/2013      Fountains Blaze Off and Senior Q                         Indpendence               MO

10/25-26/2013      Bates County BBQ State Championship               Butler                          MO

10/31-11/2/2013  Riverside Resort Casion USA Barbecue

                              Championship                                                       Laughlin                      NV

New Contest 2013:

04/12-13/2013      The Best Dam BBQ Contest at Smithville Lake    Smithville                    MO

6/29-30/2013        Treasure Island International BBQ

                              Championship                                                       Welch                          MI

8/9-11/2013          Dam Good BBQ Championship                             Newaygo                     MI

9/13-14/2013        Biggest Buck and Best Rack                                  Alma                            AR

11/15-16/2013      When Pigs Fly South                                              Lakeland                      FL

Tabled                   12/3/2012:                                                           

09/13-14/2013      Smokin' For Gold                                                   Placerville                   CA



We had a very passionate and vocal Open Rules Meeting at the Banquet last month. What it boiled down to is really two issues, garnish and the parting rule.


I submit the Following motions to the Board:


Motion on Re-wording Rule # 12

There have been complaints that the wording in this Rule can be confusing if no attention is paid to punctuation or if it is read rapidly. Our suggestion is:

1) The first two sentences remain unchanged, and;

2) The third sentence read as follows: “Prohibited garnish include kale, endive, red tipped lettuce, lettuce cores or other vegetation.” And;

3) The last sentence remains the same.


Motion on Rule # 10

I move that the definition of PORK be changed as follows:

Pork: Pork is defined as Boston Butt, Picnic and/or Whole Shoulder, being one piece, weighing a minimum of five (5) pounds (bone in or bone out).

Motion on Rules Deadlines

I move that the practice of cutting off new Rules proposals in August be changed and the cut-off be extended to the December Board meeting. This still allows time for the new Rules to be sent to the printer and published before January first of the next year and allows the Rules Committee to keep working past August of each year.


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