• 11/13/2021
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort,15347 Suquamish Way NE, Suquamish, WA 98392
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  • Select if you would like to be considered for a seated eating judge or be used in other volunteer areas. Seats are not guaranteed and will be assigned by the head judges either prior or at the event.

    PNWBA Members in current status with 1,3, 5 year or lifetime memberships will only be considered.
  • We need 5 table captains and prefer judges that have taken the table captain class or are at least a junior level judge.

    PNWBA Members in current status with 1,3, 5 year or lifetime memberships will only be considered.
  • Select if you do not want to be considered for a seated eating judge and would only want to be used in other volunteer areas.

    PNWBA Members in current status with 1,3, 5 year or lifetime memberships will only be used.

Registration is closed

PNWBA 25th Anniversary Kick-Off OPEN Competition & 2021 CHAMPIONSHIP - Call for Judges/Volunteers

Event Date: Saturday Nov 13th, 2021

Registration Deadline - Nov 7th, 2021

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


  • Pork
  • Brisket
  • Chicken
  • Pork Ribs

Entries from both competitions will be using the same judges.


Event Location:
Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort
15347 Suquamish Way NE
Suquamish, WA 98392

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 5 judging tables based on updated team count.

Only PNWBA members with current 1,3,5 year and lifetime memberships may participate for this PNWBA members event weekend.

We are looking for the following:

• 30 Judges. Judges will be selected with preference for PNWBA Advanced CBJ Workshop attendees, then PNWBA Certified BBQ Judges. 

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

• 3-5 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 at the event to try and even out the judge levels and experience.


Please sign up for the waitlist if initial spots are full.  We had to use several folks from the waitlist for our last event.

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!

Gloves - Table Captains and other volunteers handling turn-in boxes or food require provided gloves.


November 13th.

11:45 am- Please be at the location early.

12:00 pm- Judges Meeting. Table Captains and volunteer meeting follows.

Turn-in Times:

    • 12:30pm- Pork
    • 1:00pm - Brisket
    • 1:30pm - Chicken
    • 2:00pm - Ribs

    Window is 5 minutes before the hour to 5 minutes after the turn in time.


    The casino has hotel rooms.

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