2012 Competitions Page


 

Welcome to our 2012 competitions page. This page will provide information on past and future competitions that we have or will be competing in. A majority of our competitions are KCBS sanctioned-contests which have four main categories, including chicken, pork, brisket, and pork rib. Medals/trophies/plaques are awarded for the top positions in each category. Additionally, an overall grand champion and reserve grand champion are crowned based on total points. The KCBS competitions utilize "blind box" judging where each participant submits a box with each category to the judges for blind judging (judges do not know which submission belongs to which participant). Points are awarded for appearance, tenderness, and taste. Although you might think it would be easy to put the food in the box, you'd be surprised at the level of effort that goes in to just preparing the boxes. From time to time individual competitions will include additional categories that are no factored into the total grand champion points, but typically offer their own awards.      

Name of Contest Location Dates Chicken Ribs Pork Brisket Overall
Lakeland Pig Festival Lakeland, FL 1/27 - 1/28 20 3 21 60 19 / 76 
Grillin n Chillin Conowingo, MD 3/23 - 3/24 5 7 1 2 2 / 25
Pork In The Park Salisbury, MD 4/20 - 4/21 78 22 14 19 19 / 113
Naptown Bay BBQ Annapolis, MD 5/4 - 5/5 5 3 18 9 4 / 41
Smoke in the Valley Greenlane, PA 5/11 - 5/12 9 7 14 4 2 / 54
Middletown BBQ Contest Middletown, DE 5/18 - 5/19 10 14 5 8 2 / 52
Red, White & Bar-B-Que Westmont, IL 5/26 - 5/27 1 24 11 33 7 / 66
Beltway BBQ Showdown Upper Marlboro, MD 6/1 - 6/2 6 4 2 2 GRAND CHAMPION / 29
Brick Street BBQ Marietta, OH 6/8 - 6/9 1 1 3 6 GRAND CHAMPION / 30
Central MD's Swinetastic Frederick, MD 6/15 - 6/16 4 19 11 14 3 / 69
BBQ, Bands and Brews Palmyra, VA 6/22 - 6/23 2 12 15 3 GRAND CHAMPION / 28
Covington Cork and Pork Covington, VA 6/29 - 6/30 15 1 1 2 GRAND CHAMPION / 20
The BBQ Skirmish Gettysburg, PA 7/13 - 7/14 19 1 19 2 GRAND CHAMPION / 48
Que & Cruz Louisa, VA 7/20 - 7/21 8 23 25 27 12 / 52
Bluemont BBQ Bash Bluemont, VA 7/27 - 7/28 6 1 6 3 GRAND CHAMPION / 40
Western Maine BBQ Fest Fryeburg, ME 8/04 - 8/05 1 2 1 3 GRAND CHAMPION / 45
BBQ Bash Bel Air, MD 8/10 - 8/11 7 19 13 7 5 / 58
Mountain MD BBQ Fest Cumberland, MD 8/17 - 8/18 3 7 3 10 3 / 25
Summerfest New Holland, PA 8/24 - 8/25 5 52 16 32 20 / 71
Smokin on the Bay Tracy's Landing, MD 9/1 -9/2 2 6 2 4 GRAND CHAMPION / 47
Pickin in the Panhandle Hedgesville, WV 9/7 - 9/8 3 11 13 17 8 / 43
Harvard Fal Festival Harvard, MA 9/15-9/16 22 2 1 1 GRAND CHAMPION / 44
Que by the Sea Seaside Heights, NJ 9/22-9/23 1 1 11 5 GRAND CHAMPION / 55
American Royal (Inv) Kansas City, KS 10/5-10/6 17 56 115 13 27 / 154
American Royal (Open) Kansas City, KS 10/6-10/7 153 69 145 45 39 / 525
High Point BBQ Battle Clarksburg, MD 10/12-10/13 4 7 1 1 GRAND CHAMPION / 19
Shenandoah Valley BBQ Fest Woodstock, VA 10/19-10/20 6 2 9 6 2 / 32
Jack Daniels World Championship Lynchburg, TN 10/26-10/27 36 1 (180) 28 18 6 / 87
Hawg Happnin Shelby, NC 11/2-11/3 8 4 4 8 2 / 55
Hawgin on Lanier Gainesville, GA 11/9 - 11/10 38 9 2 28 14 / 48
The National BBQ Cup Cummings, GA 11/16-11/17 18 34 53 50 36 / 82
Smokin Up The Camground Calhoun, GA 11/30-12/1 4 8 5 10 2 / 44
King of the Smoker La Quinta, CA 12/7-12/8 3 20 17 1 9 / 24
               

 

 

Eric, Dan & Chris in Lakeland, Florida

 

 

Schedule subject to change, of course :)