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Famous Dave's WA Champ

  • 08/29/2021
  • 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • 1206 Everett Mall Way, Everett, WA 98208


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Famous Dave's Washington State Championship IN Everett, WA

Event Date: Sunday, August 29th, 2021

Limited to 28 Teams. After 28 teams, additional will be waitlisted. Waitlisted teams will be accepted as additional space is available based on team count.

Due to the changes in the Canadian border policies, it appears that Canadian teams who have been vaccinated can come into the US and return without quarantine. Please check the Canadian and US border sites for confirmation.

Registration Deadline - August 28th, 2021

As this is a fully sanctioned 1-day lite cook, we should be a Jack qualifier as we currently have more than 15 teams.

See the information packet provided by the organizer for additional details.

Event Sponsor:

• Famous Dave's Barbeque

Event Management:

  • Organizer: Saffron Hodgson
  • PNWBA Board Representative: Jason Bauer
  • PNWBA Head Judges: Lance Rasmussen & Steve Rubin

Contact info:
Lance Rasmussen – 206-601-2337 cell / message / text. Email:
Steve Rubin - 206-412-0877 cell / message / text. Email:

Prize Pool:

• $5,000 Total Prize Pool – subject to increase depending on team signups

Grand Champion - $500.00
Reserve Grand Champion - $300

Category Prizes

1st - $450
2nd - $375
3rd - $300
4th - $150
5th - $85
6th - $40

Bonus $250 for Put it on a Menu first place.


    • Chicken
    • Pork Ribs
    • Brisket
    • "Put This On The Menu" -

      Create a signature appetizer that you'd like to see on Famous Dave's menu.

      Winning dish to be considered to feature at the local Famous Dave's store or potentially other stores. Remember to consider the types of ingredients that Famous Dave's uses in their stores and would readily have access too.

      Famous Dave’s will be providing the 3 celebrity judges for this category which will be done with an audience (similar to the Sportsman’s Show event except no in-person presentation of the dishes. They will be given to the judges in the order they are received). As soon as the judges are confirmed they will be announced via PNWBA Facebook group page and emailed to signed up competitors.

      Due to this method of judging this category is capped at 6 teams.

      See the information packet for additional rules.

    Note: Meat will be provided for the Chicken, Pork Ribs and Brisket categories. Each Team will get 1 brisket, 3 racks pork ribs and 8 chicken drumsticks to cook.

    Load in times:

    Starting at 6am-8am on Sunday, August 29th. 


    • Estimated to be Starting at 6:00 pm or earlier when possible. 

    6:30pm photos for 1st place winners and GC in the restaurant.

    Load out times:

    • Starting AFTER Awards Ceremony.

    Site Inspection:

    • Between 6:15am and 8:00 am.

    REQUIRED Cook’s Meeting and Meat Selection:

    • 8 am - Cooks meeting and meat selection.  If all teams are present and have been inspected, we may try to move the meeting earlier.

    Note: For a brisket, including trimming starting at 9am to 4pm turn-in, is 7 hours.

    Turn-in Times:

    • 1:00pm – "Put This On The Menu"
    • 2:00pm – Chicken
    • 3:00pm – Pork Ribs
    • 4:00pm – Brisket
    Window is 5 minutes before to 5 minutes after each hour.

    Safety Requirements:

    Current Covid safety protocols by the state will be observed. When in the team meeting and when turning in entries, you are only required to wear a mask if you have not been fully vaccinated. 

    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 $200.00 USD. A designated amount of $12.50 from the entry fee is non-refundable to cover payment and event processing expenses. In the event of a cancellation by the event coordinator, $187.50 will be refunded from the entrants payment.

    Important -> As of 8/1/2021 - Entry fees must be paid at the time of registration. Registrations that have not been paid in full within 24 hours of registration will be removed. 


    • None. Please plan to bring a generator if needed. 

    Ash / Trash / Grey Water / Grease disposal:

    • Provided by Venue. For grease, please cool before placing in trash.


    Event Location

    Famous Dave's
    1206 Everett Mall Way
    Everett, WA 98208

    Set up spots arranged by the venue.


    Everett has several hotel options. Econolodge, Days Inn, Motel 6, Best Western, Sunrise Inn and Extended Stay America are within a very short driving distance from the venue.

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