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2022 Big Smoke Kalama, WA

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


  • 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 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.


  • 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. 


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.

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