2013 Competitions Page


 

Welcome to our 2013 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 not 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 1/25-1/26 6 4 3 6 Grand Champion / 69
Sam's Club Local Tampa, FL 2/15 - 2/16 4 2 14 15 6 / 24
Firehouse BBQ Cookoff Kings Mountain, NC 4/19 - 4/20 12 34 2 8 7 / 55
BBQ Capital Cookoff Lexington, NC 4/26 - 4/27 7 11 3 6 RGC / 71
Naptown Bay BBQ Annapolis, MD 5/3 - 5/4 2 24 7 2 RGC / 55
Smoke in the Valley Greenlane, PA 5/10 - 5/11 22 26 8 8 8 / 56
Middletown BBQ Contest Middletown, DE 5/17 - 5/18 19 6 26 5 5 / 59
Memorial Day Pignic Fort Ritchie, MD 5/25 - 5/26 9 14 1 10 3 / 38
Beltway BBQ Showdown Upper Marlboro, MD 5/31 - 6/1 8 3 1 2 Grand Champion / 25
Central MD's Swinetastic Frederick, MD 6/14 - 6/15 2 2 35 11 3 / 63
BBQ, Bands and Brews Palmyra, VA 6/21 - 6/22 6 3 14 22 15 / 25
Hogging Up BBQ Festival Winchester, VA 6/28 - 6/29 11 1 4 1 Grand Champion / 26
The BBQ Skirmish Gettysburg, PA 7/12 - 7/13 1 2 2 15 RGC / 29
Que & Cruz Louisa, VA 7/19 - 7/20 6 2 2 8 Grand Champion / 45
Bluemont BBQ Bash Bluemont, VA 7/26 - 7/27 19 11 12 10 12 / 45
BBQ Bash Bel Air, MD 8/9 - 8/10 14 1 22 5 5 / 60
Hudson Valley Ribfest New Paltz, NY 8/16 - 8/17 17 4 14 3 RGC / 51
Pickin in the Panhandle Hedgesville, WV 9/6 - 9/7 10 16 15 6 5 / 37
Sam's Regional Hendersonville, TN 9/14 - 9/15 3 16 11 19 5 / 30
Hogs and Hops Harrington, DE 9/20 - 9/21 14 2 10 3 3 / 45
Que by the Sea Seaside Heights, NJ 9/21 - 9/22 11 2 24 5 4 / 49
DO AC Smokin Hot BBQ Atlantic City, NJ 10/5 - 10/6 7 17 15 6 3 / 81
High Point BBQ Battle Clarksburg, MD 10/11 - 1/12 1 2 21 13  8 / 31
Sams Club National Championship Bentonville, AR 10/18 - 10/19 7 23 20 19 6 / 50
Jack Daniel World Championship Lynchburg, TN 10/25 - 10/26 61 53 46 57 55 / 97
Hawg Happnin Shelby, NC 11/1 - 11/2 34 36 18 15 17 / 75
Kingsford Invitational New York, NY 11/8 - 11/9 1 5 2 2 2 / 8
King of the Smoker La Quinta, CA 12/6 - 12/7 12 16 9 9 11 / 24

 

 

Schedule subject to change, of course :)