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Pacific Northwest BBQ Association

The Pacific Northwest Barbecue Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of barbecue in the Northwest.The PNWBA is committed to educating the public in the furtherance and development of authentic barbecue knowledge through cooking classes, judging classes, and competition barbecue cooking events. Our organization is managed by a Board of Directors who are made up completely with volunteers.

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Welcome to the new Pacific Northwest BBQ Association website, launched in early 2020. To better serve our members, we have now integrated our membership and event systems with our website. 

 

THE PNWBA 25TH ANNIVERSARY
KICK-OFF AT THE CLEARWATER

November 12-13


ATTENTION PNWBA MEMBERS

Awards, competitions, classes, friends, fun and more! It's all set for November at the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort, near Poulsbo, Washington. Traditionally, we gather for an Annual Membership Meeting but since we are kicking off our 25th Anniversary, we decided to pull out all the stops for our members.

This is an Active Membership Event. EVERYTHING has been discounted for you. So, to first check your membership status or update it, visit here for instructions on how to log in and check. You can also pay/renew your membership here.  Free membership or lapsed memberships will be ineligible to participate in the event.

To register for individual events, you must log into this website with your membership account first. Please do so, below by October 15th! Again, registrations will be accepted from current, active MEMBERS. Below is a brief rundown of our agenda. Additional details will follow but we do need your registrations in no later than Friday, October 15th!

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    • 11/12/2021
    • 8:00 AM
    • 11/13/2021
    • 4:00 PM
    • Poulsbo
    Register

    2021 PNWBA
    Annual Championship

    Registration Deadline - October 15th, 2021

    A new, annual competition featuring ONLY the Grand Champs of 2021 PNWBA competitions: RJ'S Smokehouse, Warpig BBQ, Alderfire, Hoggin da Sauce and Hogger Q. (Smoke 324-Unavailable) Participants must be paid members of the PNWBA in current standing, with either 1, 3, 5 year or Lifetime membership options. If your membership has lapsed or you are a non-member, please visit our membership page. Load-in can be accommodated all day Friday. So, you can also register for and attend Harry's class!

    The competition will be held in the excellent facilities of the Clearwater's RV Park on the site of our old competitions there, now fully paved with 60 foot long, 18 ft wide RV stalls, each equipped with water, electricity, Wi-Fi and sewer. We'll site two teams per stall. So, your footprint can be as large as 30X18.

    Registration Deadline - October 15th, 2021

    Event Sponsor:

    • PNWBA

    Event Management:

    The PNWBA 25th Anniversary Kick-Off at the Clearwater is being handled by Vice President Pat Maddock. If you have questions: patmaddock@cbbain.com

    PNWBA Board Representative and Organizer: Eric Mendel - emendel@pnwba.com

    PNWBA Head Judges: Lance Rasmussen & Steve Rubin

    Lance Rasmussen (206) 601-2337 cell / message / text Email: lance@pnwba.com

    Steve Rubin (206) 412-0877 cell / message / text. Email: rubin.s@comcast.net

    Prize Pool:

    Pending

    Categories:

    • Pork
    • Brisket
    • Chicken
    • Pork Ribs

    Load in time:

    Friday November 12th

    Load out time:

    Load out by Sunday, November 14th by 1pm.

    Site Footprint:

    Maximum site size 30x18.

    PNWBA Site Inspection:

    November 12th at 1:00pm-6pm

    Required Pitmaster Meeting:

    November 12th at 6:00pm

    Turn-in Times on Saturday 11/13:

    (Window is 5 minutes before to 5 minutes after)  NOTE: 30 minute turn in time change for this event

    12:30pm- Pork

    1:00pm - Brisket

    1:30pm - Chicken
    2:00pm - Ribs

    Safety Requirements:

    Your Board of Directors takes your comfort and safety seriously. They examined the social distancing, masking, etc in place at the Clearwater and decided whatever the Clearwater implements, at the direction of the state and county, the PNWBA will abide by. The staff there is arranging our seating and other factors with COVID precautions in mind. We highly advise vaccinations. We will be masked when gathered (Except for eating or drinking). We want every one of our members to emerge as healthy as they arrived!

    Team Requirements:

    Please view the Cook Rules located here. Each site will be inspected to meet these requirements.

    Entry Fee:

    Entry fee is $195.00 USD. A designated amount of $15.00 from the entry fee is non-refundable to cover payment and event processing expenses. In the event of a cancellation by the event coordinator, $180.00 will be refunded from the entrants payment.

    Power:

    Available

    Ash/Grease/Grey Water/Trash Disposal:

    Available

    Directions:

    Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort, near Poulsbo, Washington.





    • 11/12/2021
    • 8:00 AM
    • 11/13/2021
    • 4:00 PM
    • Poulsbo
    Register

    PNWBA 25th Anniversary
    Kick-Off OPEN Competition

    Registration Deadline - October 15th, 2021

    A competition featuring ALL member teams other than this year's Grand Champs. They won't be competing against you and you won't be competing against them. "Everybody walks!" Participants must be paid members of the PNWBA in current standing, with either 1, 3, 5 year or Lifetime membership options. If your membership has lapsed or you are a non-member, please visit our membership page. Load-in will be held all day Friday. So, you can also register for and attend Harry's class.

    The competition will be held in the excellent facilities of the Clearwater's RV Park on the site of our old competitions there, now fully paved with 60 foot long, 18 ft wide RV stalls, each equipped with water, electricity, Wi-Fi and sewer. We'll site two teams per stall. So, your footprint can be as large as 30X18.

    JACK QUALIFIER? - This will be a Jack qualifier if we have at least 15 teams turning in ALL entries.

    Event Sponsor:

    • PNWBA

    Event Management:

    The PNWBA 25th Anniversary Kick-Off at the Clearwater is being handled by Vice President Pat Maddock. If you have questions: patmaddock@cbbain.com

    PNWBA Board Representative and Organizer: Eric Mendel - emendel@pnwba.com

    PNWBA Head Judges: Lance Rasmussen & Steve Rubin

    Lance Rasmussen (206) 601-2337 cell / message / text Email: lance@pnwba.com

    Steve Rubin (206) 412-0877 cell / message / text. Email: rubin.s@comcast.net 

    Prize Pool:

    Pending

    Categories:

    • Pork
    • Brisket
    • Chicken
    • Pork Ribs

    Load in time:

    Friday November 12th

    Load out time:

    by Sunday November 14th by 1pm

    Maximum Stire Footprint:

    30x18

    PNWBA Site Inspection:

    November 12th at 1:00pm-6pm

    Required Pitmaster Meeting:

    November 12th at 6:00pm

    Turn-in Times on Saturday 11/13:

    (Window is 5 minutes before to 5 minutes after)  NOTE: 30 minute turn in time change for this event

    12:30pm- Pork

    1:00pm - Brisket

    1:30pm - Chicken
    2:00pm - Ribs

    Safety Requirements:

    Your Board of Directors takes your comfort and safety seriously. They examined the social distancing, masking, etc in place at the Clearwater and decided whatever the Clearwater implements, at the direction of the state and county, the PNWBA will abide by. The staff there is arranging our seating and other factors with COVID precautions in mind. We highly advise vaccinations. We will be masked when gathered (Except for eating or drinking). We want every one of our members to emerge as healthy as they arrived!

    Team Requirements:

    Please view the Cook Rules located here. Each site will be inspected to meet these requirements. If you are a new to competition BBQ team or new to PNWBA competitions, we recommend visiting our New Team Info page..

    Entry Fee:

    Entry fee is $195.00 USD. A designated amount of $15.00 from the entry fee is non-refundable to cover payment and event processing expenses. In the event of a cancellation by the event coordinator, $180.00 will be refunded from the entrants payment.

    Power:

    Available

    Ash/Grease/Grey Water/Trash Disposal:

    Available

    Directions:

    Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort, near Poulsbo, Washington.



    • 11/12/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Poulsbo, WA
    Register

    Backyard Gourmet BBQ
    Class with Harry Soo

    Registration Deadline - October 15th, 2021

    Long-time PNWBA member, the originator of grand championship team Slap Yo Daddy BBQ, maker of a superb line of award winning rubs and sauces and one of America's most experienced BBQ instructors, Harry Soo will deliver a custom designed class for our members including tips and techniques for competitors and LOTS of information and demonstrations any cook can use at home. You won't want to miss it! Normally, Harry's classes run in the hundreds of dollars but as a PNWBA membership benefit... Registration is only $35!


    To participate, you must be a paid member of PNWBA in current standing, with either 1, 3, 5 year or Lifetime membership options. If your membership has lapsed or you are a non-member, please visit our membership page.

    If you have a family member that you would like to attend, please indicate in the guest section of the registration and enter their contact information. 

    The PNWBA 25th Anniversary Kick-Off at the Clearwater is being handled by Vice President Pat Maddock. If you have questions:

    patmaddock@cbbain.com

    Your Board of Directors takes your comfort and safety seriously. They examined the social distancing, masking, etc in place at the Clearwater and decided whatever the Clearwater implements, at the direction of the state and county, the PNWBA will abide by. The staff there is arranging our seating and other factors with COVID precautions in mind. We highly advise vaccinations. We will be masked when gathered (Except for eating or drinking). We want every one of our members to emerge as healthy as they arrived!

    • 11/13/2021
    • 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Poulsbo, WA
    Register

    2021 Advanced
    Judging Workshop

    Registration Deadline - October 15th, 2021

    7:30 a.m. - Noon: Our Inaugural (Finally!) Advanced Judging Workshop: The class designed to up your game as an experience PNWBA CBJ, covering everything from BBQ History to Comment Card Communications, A Broader View of BBQ Flavors, Close Encounters of the Head Judge Kind and MORE! And we'll start off with breakfast.

    To participate in the 2021 PNWBA general activities, you must be a PNWBA CBJ and a paid member of PNWBA in current standing, with either 1, 3, 5 year or Lifetime membership options. If your membership has lapsed, please visit our membership page.

    The PNWBA 25th Anniversary Kick-Off at the Clearwater is being handled by Vice President Pat Maddock. If you have questions: patmaddock@cbbain.com

    Your Board of Directors takes your comfort and safety seriously. They examined the social distancing, masking, etc in place at the Clearwater and decided whatever the Clearwater implements, at the direction of the state and county, the PNWBA will abide by. The staff there is arranging our seating and other factors with COVID precautions in mind. We highly advise vaccinations. We will be masked when gathered (Except for eating or drinking). We want every one of our members to emerge as healthy as they arrived!


    • 11/13/2021
    • 4:00 PM
    • Poulsbo, WA
    Register

    2021 Annual PNWBA
    Membership Meeting

    Registration Deadline - October 15th, 2021

    Saturday, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.: Annual PNWBA Membership Meeting. Annual reports looking backwards and forwards plus an opportunity for us to hear the voices of our members. Also, a special drawing for members present to win! (Did we mention the no-host bar opens at 3:30?)

    To attend, you must be a paid member of PNWBA in current standing, with either 1, 3, 5 year or Lifetime membership options. If your membership has lapsed or you are a non-member, please visit our membership page.

    The PNWBA 25th Anniversary Kick-Off at the Clearwater is being handled by Vice President Pat Maddock. If you have questions: patmaddock@cbbain.com

    Your Board of Directors takes your comfort and safety seriously. They examined the social distancing, masking, etc in place at the Clearwater and decided whatever the Clearwater implements, at the direction of the state and county, the PNWBA will abide by. The staff there is arranging our seating and other factors with COVID precautions in mind. We highly advise vaccinations. We will be masked when gathered (Except for eating or drinking). We want every one of our members to emerge as healthy as they arrived!

    • 11/13/2021
    • 5:00 PM
    • Poulsbo, WA
    Register

    2021 Annual PNWBA
    Awards Banquet

    Registration Deadline - October 15th, 2021

    Along with a wonderful buffet dinner, we'll present Awards for today's two competitions.

    Then it's right into the always-fun Dessert Auction to benefit our Feed the Troops operation.

    Saturday, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.:  Social Hour
    Saturday, 6:00 p.m.  Annual Awards Banquet

    And we'll wrap up the evening with our Annual Awards including everything from Judge of the Year to the year's top pork competitor...all the usual including our newest inductions to the PNWBA Hall of Fame.

    To participate, you must be a paid member of PNWBA in current standing, with either 1, 3, 5 year or Lifetime membership options. If your membership has lapsed or you are a non-member, please visit our membership page.

    If you have a family member that you would like to attend, please indicate in the guest section of the registration and enter their contact information. 

    The PNWBA 25th Anniversary Kick-Off at the Clearwater is being handled by Vice President Pat Maddock. If you have questions: patmaddock@cbbain.com

    Your Board of Directors takes your comfort and safety seriously. They examined the social distancing, masking, etc in place at the Clearwater and decided whatever the Clearwater implements, at the direction of the state and county, the PNWBA will abide by. The staff there is arranging our seating and other factors with COVID precautions in mind. We highly advise vaccinations. We will be masked when gathered (Except for eating or drinking). We want every one of our members to emerge as healthy as they arrived!


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