2021 PNWBA Open

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


  • Register into the PNWBA 25th Anniversary Kick-Off OPEN Competition

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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:


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:



  • Pork
  • Brisket
  • Chicken
  • Pork Ribs

Load in time:

Friday November 12th

Load out time:

by Sunday November 14th by 1pm

Maximum Stire Footprint:


PNWBA Site Inspection:

November 12th:  11am-12pm and 2pm-5:30pm

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.



Ash/Grease/Grey Water/Trash Disposal:



Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort, near Poulsbo, Washington.

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