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2022 Big Smoke in Little Kalama - Judging

  • 06/26/2022
  • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Haydu Park 253 Kalama River Road, Kalama, WA
  • 28


  • You must be a paid member of PNWBA in good standing AND must be a PNWBA Certified Judge. 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.
  • We need table captains and prefer judges that have taken the table captain class or are at least a junior level judge.
  • 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.

Registration is closed

Call for Judges


Judging DATE: SUNDAY JUNE 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.  It should be a great time and the organizer has a whole weekend of fun planned in addition to the BBQ competition on Sunday.

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:
  • Steve Rubin - (206) 412-0877 cell / message / text. Email:
  • Rose Scattergood - - website: - 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
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 3 judging tables and may expand.  Tables 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:

• 18 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. 

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

• 7 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.


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:

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.


Sunday, June 26th, 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.

9:30 am- Please be at the location early and allow time for parking, entrance and finding the judging area - BEFORE the venue opens at 10 am.

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


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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