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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. 

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    • 06/03/2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 06/05/2022
    • 8:00 PM
    • Deschutes County Fairgrounds 3800 SW, SE Airport Way, Redmond, OR
    • 38

    Central Oregon BBQ, Brews & Whiskey Festival

    Limited to 40 Teams. After 40 teams, additional will be waitlisted. Waitlisted teams will be accepted as additional space is available.

    Registration Deadline - Thursday May 19th, 2022

    QUALIFIER? - This should be a Jack and American Royal qualifier if we have at least 25 teams turning in ALL entries.

    Event Sponsors:

    • Team Vance Loans powered by Synergy One Lending
    • Windemere Real Estate

    Event Management:

    Event Organizer: Megan McDonald mcdonald@layitoutevents.com

    PNWBA Head Judges: Steve Rubin and Jane Biehl
    Contact info: Steve Rubin (206) 412-0877 cell / message / text. Email: rubin.s@comcast.net

    Prize Pool:

    $4,000 Total Prize Pool
    Grand Champion - $700

    Reserve Grand Champion - $300

    Category 1st Place - $250

    Category 2nd Place - $200

    Category 3rd Place - $150
    Category 4th place - $75
    Category 5th place - $50
    Category 6th place - $25

    Categories:

    • Pork
    • Brisket
    • Chicken
    • Pork Ribs

    Load in times:

    Friday June 3rd: 9am – 3pm and 10pm – midnight
    Saturday June 4th: 6am – 10am

    Load out time:

    Sunday June 5th: 6pm

    PNWBA Site Inspection:

    Saturday June 4th: 11:00am-1pm

    Required Pitmaster Meeting:

    Saturday June 4th: 4:00pm

    Turn-in Times on Sunday 6/5:

    (Window is 5 minutes before to 5 minutes after)
    11:00am- Pork

    12:00pm - Brisket

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

    Safety Requirements:

    For safety, the following requirements must be followed:
    PNWBA will enforce any local health restrictions in place at the time of the event.

    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.

    Sampling:

    Sampling is highly encouraged and those offering samples will be given preferential booth placement at the event. Sampling opportunities are available for Friday through Sunday - contact the organizer directly for details and requirements. The split is 80/20, making it possible for teams to recoup some event expenses.

    Power:

    Power is available

    Ash/Grease/Grey Water/Trash Disposal:

    Available

    Directions:

    Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center
    3800 SW, SE Airport Way
    Redmond, OR 97756

    • 06/05/2022
    • 9:45 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Deschutes County Fairgrounds 3800 SW, SE Airport Way, Redmond, OR
    • 29

    Call For Judges

    Central Oregon BBQ, Brews & Whiskey Festival

    EVENT DATE: SUNDAY JUNE 5TH, 2022

    This is a fully sanctioned 2-day 4 meat PNWBA comp that is a second year event.  Last year, everyone had a great time here and we would love to make it another great success this year!
    Please come on out and support the organizers and teams by judging this competition.

    Event Sponsors:

    • Team Vance Loans powered by Synergy One Lending
    • Windemere Real Estate

    Event Management:

    Event Organizer: Megan McDonald mcdonald@layitoutevents.com

    PNWBA Head Judges: Steve Rubin and Jane Biehl
    Contact info: Steve Rubin (206) 412-0877 cell / message / text. Email: rubin.s@comcast.net

    Prize Pool:
    $4,000 Total Prize Pool

    Categories:

    • Pork
    • Brisket
    • Chicken
    • Ribs

    Signup Info:

    Important... You must be logged into this website with your email and password in order to access the registration for the event.

    At this time, we are planning on 3 judging tables, but will be adjusted based on updated team count. 

    We are looking for the following:

    • 18 Judges. Judges will be selected with preference for PNWBA Certified BBQ Judges in good standing. If you are not a PNWBA CBJ but are a KCBS CBJ, then you may be placed in a volunteer position or moved to a wait list as PNWBA CBJ's are given preference.
    • 3 Table Captains. Preference will be to certified as Table Captains.
    • 3-4 Volunteers, i.e. Food Runners, Meat Wranglers, and general helpers.

    Due to the fluid nature of this event, signing up does not guarantee a judging spot. Please be willing to volunteer as needed. Should there be a reduction in judges needed, an email will be sent to see if you would wish to volunteer.

    The head judges will make the final assessment of volunteers and choose the seated judges. Tables will also be adjusted by the Head Judges at the event to try and even out the judge levels and experience.

    Waitlist:

    Please sign up for the waitlist if initial spots are full and we need to expand to a 4th table. We had to use several folks from the waitlist for our past events.

    Safety Requirements:

    For safety, the following requirements must be followed:
    PNWBA competitors and judges will be required to follow any local masking, vaccination or gathering mandates.  If any happen to be in place at the time of the event, we will notify you.

    Date/Time:

    Sunday, June 5th, 2022.

    Please come early to help assist with setup and so you are there prior to the judges meeting.

    Reminder - Please refrain from wearing fragrances, colognes, powders, body sprays before coming to the event. It's important that all seated judges be able to smell the food and not other judges.

    9:45 am- Please be at the location early and allow time for parking, entrance and finding the judging area.

    10:00 pm - Judges Meeting. Table Captains and volunteer meeting follows.

    Turn-in Times:

    • 11:00pm – Pork
    • 12:00pm - Brisket
    • 1:00pm – Chicken
    • 2:00pm – Pork Ribs

    Window is 5 minutes before to 5 minutes after each hour.

    Awards:

    Awards on Sunday June 5th at 5:00 pm

    Location/Directions:

    Deschutes County Fairgrounds
    3800 SW, SE Airport Way, Redmond, OR


    • 06/10/2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • 06/11/2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • Vintner's Village 357 Port Ave Prosser, WA
    • 19
    Register

    2022 BOTTLES, BREWS and BARBEQUES
    IN Prosser, WA

    EVENT DATE: JUNE 10th through 11th, 2022

    Registration Deadline – June 7th, 2022

    This is a fully sanctioned traditional 4 meat PNWBA event located in Prosser's Vintner's Village. This event returns after a two year Covid hiatus and has been a popular event on the PNWBA BBQ Competition Trail.

    Charity Benefits:

    • Prosser Memorial Health Foundation

    Event Management:

    • Organizer: Shannon Hitchcock / Prosser Memorial Health Foundation
    • PNWBA Board Representative: Eric Mendel
    • PNWBA Head Judges: Lance Rasmussen & Steve Rubin

    Contact info:

    • 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
    • Eric Mendel - Email: emendel@pnwba.com
    • Shannon Hitchcock - 509-786-6601

    PNWBA BBQ Prize Pool:

    $4,157 Prize Pool

    • Grand Champion - $
    • Reserve Grand Champion - $

    Category Prizes

    • 1st - $
    • 2nd - $
    • 3rd - $
    • 4th - $
    • 5th - $
    • 6th - $

    Categories:

    • Pork
    • Brisket
    • Chicken
    • Pork Ribs

    IRS W-9 Forms:

    The person payable from each team must have a completed W-9 on file with the PNWBA filed on our electronic W-9 service during the 2022 season prior to competing at this event.

    Load in times:

    Friday June 10th, 2022

    Site Inspection:

    • Friday June 10th from 1pm to 4pm.

    REQUIRED Cook’s Meeting:

    • Friday, June 10th 5:00 pm - 1 member from each cook team required to attend, no exceptions.

    Awards:

    • Awards on Saturday, June 11th at 5:00pm (or earlier if processing completes earlier)

    Load out times:

    • Saturday, June 11th after the awards

    Quiet Hours:

    11pm - 6am.

    Turn-in Times on Saturday, June 11th:

    • 10:55 am to 11:04:59 am – Pork
    • 11:55 am to 12:04:59 pm - Brisket
    • 12:55 pm to 1:04:59 pm - Chicken
    • 1:55 pm to 2:04:59 pm - Ribs

    Note that turn-in window is different for those who have competed in SCA events and turn-in order may be different than other organizations.

    Vending:

    No.

    Safety Requirements:

    Current Covid safety protocols by the state, county and facility will be observed.

    Team Requirements:

    Please review the Team Rules Page, even if you are an experienced team. 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 and is non-refundable. In the event of a cancellation by the event coordinator, $182.50 will be refunded from the entrant’s payment. Regardless of the situation, a designated amount of $12.50 from the entry fee is non-refundable to cover payment and event processing expenses.

    Entry Payment Due:

    Entry fees must be paid at the time of registration.

    Utilities:

    • Power - provided, however is limited levels. It is suggested to bring a power generator as a backup.

    • Potable Water - provided by venue

    • Trash disposal – provided by venue

    • Ash disposal – provided by venue

    • Grease disposal – provided by venue

    • Grey water disposal – provided by venue

    Team Event Size:

    20x20 – If you require a larger footprint or can fit in a smaller footprint, contact the organizer. 

    Location/Directions:

    Vintner's Village
    357 Port Ave
    Prosser, WA 

    RV and Hotel Accommodations:

    Prosser has several hotel options. 

    • 06/11/2022
    • 9:45 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Vintner's Village 357 Port Ave Prosser, WA
    • 31
    Register

    2022 BOTTLES, BREWS AND BARBEQUES
    IN PROSSER, WA
    Call for Judges

    EVENT DATE: JUNE 10TH THROUGH 11TH, 2022

    Registration Deadline – June 6th, 2022

    This is a fully sanctioned traditional 4 meat PNWBA event located in Prosser's Vintner's Village. This event returns after a two year Covid hiatus and has been a popular event on the PNWBA BBQ Competition Trail.

    Charity Benefits:

    • Prosser Memorial Health Foundation

    Event Management:

    • Organizer: Shannon Hitchcock / Prosser Memorial Health Foundation
    • PNWBA Board Representative: Eric Mendel
    • PNWBA Head Judges: Lance Rasmussen & Steve Rubin

    Contact info:

    • 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
    • Eric Mendel - Email: emendel@pnwba.com
    • Shannon Hitchcock - 509-786-6601

    PNWBA BBQ Prize Pool:

    $4,157 Prize Pool

    • Grand Champion - $6,000
    • Reserve Grand Champion - $4,500
    • Reserve Champion - $2,500

    Categories:

    • Pork
    • Brisket
    • Chicken
    • Pork Ribs

    Signup Info:

    Important... You must be logged into this website with your email and password in order to access the registration for the event. It is helpful to know your judging number. You can view this by clicking on your profile and looking at your membership information prior to registering.

    At this time, we are planning on 2 judging tables and will most likely expand to 3, but will be adjusted based on updated team count. We strongly recommend that if you are asked to be on the waiting list to please sign up in case it expands.

    We are looking for the following:

    • 12 Judges. Judges will be selected with preference for PNWBA Certified BBQ Judges. If you are not a PNWBA CBJ but are a KCBS CBJ, then you may be placed in a volunteer position or moved to a wait list as PNWBA CBJ's are given preference. 

    • 2 Table Captains. Preference will be to certified as Table Captains.

    • 3-4 Volunteers, i.e. Food Runners, Meat Wranglers, and general helpers.

    Due to the fluid nature of this event, signing up does not guarantee a judging spot. Please be willing to volunteer as needed. Should there be a reduction in judges needed, an email will be sent to see if you would wish to volunteer.

    The head judges will make the final assessment of volunteers and choose the seated judges. Tables will also be adjusted by the Head Judges at the event to try and even out the judge levels and experience.

    Waitlist:

    Please sign up for the waitlist if initial spots are full and we need to expand to a 3rd or 4th table. We had to use several folks from the waitlist for our past events.

    Safety Requirements:

    Current Covid safety protocols by the state, county and facility will be observed. Table Captains and other volunteers handling turn-in boxes or food require provided gloves.

    Date/Time:

    Saturday, June 11th, 2022.

    Please come early to help assist with setup and so you are there prior to the judges meeting.

    Reminder - Please refrain from wearing fragrances, colognes, powders, body sprays before coming to the event. It's important that all seated judges be able to smell the food and not other judges.

    9:45 am- Please be at the location early and allow time for parking, entrance and finding the judging area.

    10:00 am- Judges Meeting. Table Captains and volunteer meeting follows.

    Turn-in Times:

    • 11:00pm – Pork
    • 12:00pm – Ribs
    • 1:00pm – Chicken
    • 2:00pm - Pork Ribs

    Window is 5 minutes before to 5 minutes after each hour.

    Awards:

    Awards on Saturday June 11th at 5:00pm (or earlier)

    Location/Directions:

    Vintner's Village
    357 Port Ave
    Prosser, WA

    Accommodations:

    Prosser has several hotel options. 

     

    • 06/25/2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • 06/26/2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • Haydu Park, 253 Kalama River Road, Kalama, WA
    • 23
    Register

    BIG SMOKE IN LITTLE KALAMA
    IN KALAMA, WA

    EVENT DATE: JUNE 25th through 26th, 2022

    Registration Deadline – June 17th, 2022

    This is a fully sanctioned BRAND-NEW traditional 4 meat PNWBA event located in Kalama's Haydu Park.

    QUALIFIER? - This should be a Jack and American Royal qualifier if we have at least 15 teams turning in ALL entries.

    Event Management:
    • Organizer: Rose Scattergood
    • PNWBA Board Representative: Bill Stock
    • PNWBA Head Judges: Steve Rubin & Jane Biehl

    Contact info:

    • Bill Stock - (253) 241-8917 cell / message / text. Email: bill@pnwba.com
    • Steve Rubin - (206) 412-0877 cell / message / text. Email: rubin.s@comcast.net
    • Rose Scattergood - info@bigsmokeinlittlekalama.com - website: https://bigsmokeinlittlekalama.com - phone: (360) 562-6664

    Event Sponsors:
    Wilcox + Flegel, Steelscape, ASC Profiles, Rocket 107, Real Country, Fibre Federal Credit Union, C & C Logging, Cowlitz Clean Sweeps, ilani,  Kalama Chamber of Commerce

    PNWBA BBQ Prize Pool:

    $6,000 Prize Pool

    • Grand Champion - $1,900
    • Reserve Grand Champion - $1,000

    Category Prizes

    • 1st - $250
    • 2nd - $200
    • 3rd - $150
    • 4th - $100
    • 5th - $50
    • 6th - $25

    Categories:

    • Pork
    • Brisket
    • Chicken
    • Pork Ribs

    IRS W-9 Forms:

    The person payable from each team must have a completed W-9 on file with the PNWBA filed on our electronic W-9 service during the 2022 season prior to competing at this event.

    Load in times:

    12:00 PM Friday 6/24 to 9:00 AM Saturday 6/25

    Site Inspection:

    • Early Saturday Morning June 25th prior to vending

    REQUIRED Cook’s Meeting:

    • Saturday, June 25th at 7:00 PM - 1 member from each cook team required to attend, no exceptions.

    Awards:

    • Awards on Sunday June 26th at 5:00pm (or earlier if processing completes earlier)

    Load out times:

    • Sunday, June 26th after the awards

    Quiet Hours:

    Between 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM

    Turn-in Times on Sunday, June 26th:

    • 10:55 am to 11:04:59 am – Pork
    • 11:55 am to 12:04:59 pm - Brisket
    • 12:55 pm to 1:04:59 pm - Chicken
    • 1:55 pm to 2:04:59 pm - Ribs

    Note that turn-in window is different for those who have competed in SCA events and turn-in order may be different than other organizations.

    Vending / Sampling (If Sampling):

    Sampling is highly encouraged and those offering samples will be given preferential booth placement at the event.  Sampling opportunities are available for Saturday through Sumday.  Contact the organizer directly for details and requirements.  The split is 100% making it nice for teams to recoup event expenses.

    Sampling details:

    All teams are encouraged to sample but NOT a requirements.  Any team sampling will need to fill out appropriate for for menu of food and head cook's name.Food Handling card is requred for at least one team member.  Food samples should be 2 ounces for $2.00 and 4 ounces for $4.00 maxiumum.  No full plates.  There will be a couple of food vendors on-site that will not have BBQ for full meals.

    Safety Requirements:

    Current Covid safety protocols by the state, county and facility will be observed.

    Health Department Requirements:

    Fill out a Health Department menu declaration and signature of head cook IF sampling only. Teams that are sampling must have at least one member with a valid Washington State Health Card.

    Team Requirements:

    Please review the Team Rules Page, even if you are an experienced team. 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 and is non-refundable. In the event of a cancellation by the event coordinator, $182.50 will be refunded from the entrant’s payment. Regardless of the situation, a designated amount of $12.50 from the entry fee is non-refundable to cover payment and event processing expenses.

    Entry Payment Due:

    Entry fees must be paid at the time of registration.

    Utilities:

    • Power - Teams mus bring their own exten cord.  The event should have enough power for all, but it is suggestted bring a power generator as a backup.

    • Potable Water - provided by venue

    • Trash disposal – provided by venue

    • Ash disposal – provided by venue

    • Grease disposal – provided by venue

    • Grey water disposal – provided by venue

    Team Event Size:

    20x20 – If you require a larger footprint or can fit in a smaller footprint, contact the organizer. 

    Location/Directions:

    Haydu Park
    253 Kalama River Road,
    Kalama, WA

    RV and Hotel Accommodations:

    20 RV sites reserved at the RV Inn Style Resort, which is half a mile away. They are giving us a 10% discount off of $75. Mention Big Smoke BBQ when reserving.

    Kalama Harbor Lodge - McMenamins Hotel

    4 rooms are reserved for 6/24 and 6/25 under the name Rose Scattergood.  These rooms are $300 per night and will be held on a first come first served basis up until one week before the event.

    • 07/29/2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • 07/30/2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • Fairchild Airforce Base, Spokane, WA
    Register

    2022 FEED THE TROOPS - FAIRCHILD AIRFORCE BASE - SPOKANE, WA

    Calling for volunteers and cooks to help with the 2022 Feed the Troops event at Fairchild AFB on July 30th, with setup on July 29th. This is not limited to PNWBA members. We encourage everyone who would like to thank our active military at Fairchild AFB as well as their spouses and family. We have had upwards of 1,000 folks fed each year.

    Needed:

    • Cooks with large smokers
    • Volunteers to help load in and setup Friday afternoon
    • Volunteers to help prep and rub ribs and pork shoulder Friday late afternoon and early evening.
    • Cooks to cook the meats and beans
    • Volunteers to help prep cole slaw and other fixings.
    • Volunteers to help serve food to the airman and their families Saturday late morning through early afternoon.
    • Volunteers to help take down and load out Saturday afternoon. (Highly needed because in past, there has been less help in this very important task)

    Dave Adams is the new organizer and point of contact for the Fairchild Feed, taking over for Leroy Payne. Dave has been long involved in the feed for many years.

    You will need to complete the form here which contains some covid questions and return a copy of your enhanced ID or copy of SS Certificate or passport to Dave Adams at riverrat49@gmail.com. If you have a military ID, please also send a copy. The information must be sent by July 6 in order for the base to do clearance check.

    If you have any questions, email Dave Adams at the above email address. If you prefer to mail the required information, contact Dave for address.


Past events

05/15/2022 2022 CFCB SUNDAY JUDGING
05/14/2022 2022 CFCB SATURDAY JUDGING
05/14/2022 2022 CFCB BBQ
05/14/2022 2022 CFCB BURGER
05/13/2022 2022 CFCB FRIDAY JUDGING
05/13/2022 2022 CFCB SANDWICH
05/13/2022 2022 CFCB BACON
04/30/2022 2022 Judging Cattle Barons
04/30/2022 2022 Cattle Barons BBQ
04/24/2022 2022 WA SPRING FAIR JUDGING
04/22/2022 2022 WA Spring Fair
04/02/2022 2022 Wayne & Junes Back Yard BBQ
02/05/2022 2022 SPTS JDG
02/05/2022 2022 Out Champ Samn
02/05/2022 2022 Out Champ Bgr
02/04/2022 2022 FAM DAVES JDG
02/04/2022 2022 FAM DAVES CHMP
11/13/2021 2021 Awards Banquet
11/13/2021 2021 Membership Mtg
11/13/2021 Judging-25kickoff
11/13/2021 2021 Adv CBJ Wrkshp
11/12/2021 2021 Harry Soo Class
11/12/2021 2021 Championship
11/12/2021 2021 PNWBA Open
08/29/2021 Judging-Famous Daves
08/29/2021 Famous Dave's WA Champ
07/16/2021 Feed The Troops - Fairchild AFB
07/10/2021 Judging - Covid Q
07/10/2021 Covid Q
06/27/2021 Central Oregon - Judging
06/25/2021 Central Oregon BBQ Comp
06/19/2021 Judging-Skykomish
06/19/2021 SKYKOMISH TUNNEL DAYS
05/01/2021 Judging-Pendleton OR
05/01/2021 Cattle Barons Buckaroo BBQ
04/11/2021 Judging-Sweet Home OR
04/10/2021 CBJ Judging Class - Sweet Home
04/10/2021 Sweet Home Icebox Challenge
03/21/2021 Judging-Back To Basics Comp
03/20/2021 Back to Basics Cooking Champ.
08/29/2020 Beaverton Pitmaster BBQ Cookout!
04/04/2020 BBQ in April for April
03/28/2020 Competition Barbecue Judging Class - Pasco
03/28/2020 BBQ Cooking Class - Pasco, WA
03/14/2020 Central Oregon Sportsmen's Show
02/29/2020 Winter Blues Rib Rally

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