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The Pacific Northwest Barbecue Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of barbecue in the Northwest.The PNWBA is committed to educating the public in the furtherance and development of authentic barbecue knowledge through cooking classes, judging classes, and competition barbecue cooking events. Our organization is managed by a Board of Directors who are made up completely with volunteers.

 
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Welcome to the new Pacific Northwest BBQ Association website, launched in early 2020. To better serve our members, we have now integrated our membership and event systems with our website. 

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    • 09/09/2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • 09/10/2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • 806 Dale Ave, Benton City, WA 99320
    • 15
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    2022 Benton City Daze
    IN Benton City, WA

    EVENT DATE: Friday Sept 9th through Sat Sept 10th, 2022

    Registration Deadline – Sept 7th, 2022

    This is a fully sanctioned traditional 4 meat PNWBA event located in Benton City, WA. This event returns after a two year Covid hiatus and has been a popular event on the PNWBA BBQ Competition Trail.

    This event is part of the Benton City Chamber of Commerce annual family event of activities.

    Event Management:

    • Organizer: Dakota Renz / Benton City Chamber of Commerce
    • PNWBA Board Representative: Doug Canada
    • 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
    • Doug Canada - Email: dcanada@pnwba.com
    • Dakota Renz - 509-378-2946

    PNWBA BBQ Prize Pool:

    $3,000 Prize Pool with potentially additional added from additional sponsors.

    • Grand Champion - $500
    • Reserve Grand Champion - $300

    Category Prizes

    • 1st - $200
    • 2nd - $150
    • 3rd - $100
    • 4th - $60
    • 5th - $40

    Categories:

    • Pork
    • Brisket
    • Chicken
    • Pork Ribs

    Load in times:

    Friday Sept 9th, 2022 11am until 4:45pm.  If there is an issue with loading in before the cooks meeting, contact Lance via cell to make arrangements.

    Site Inspection:

    • Friday Sept 9th from 1pm to 4:30pm.

    REQUIRED Cook’s Meeting:

    • Friday, Sept 9th 5:00 pm - 1 member from each cook team required to attend, no exceptions.

    Awards:

    • Awards on Saturday, Sept 10th at 5:00pm (or earlier if processing completes earlier)

    Load out times:

    • Saturday, Sept 10th after the awards

    Quiet Hours:

    11pm - 6am.

    Turn-in Times on Saturday, Sept 10th:

    • 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 (Optional and Pending):

    • One team member must have current WA food handler card.

    Safety Requirements:

    Current Covid safety protocols by the state, county and facility will be observed.

    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.

    Utilities:

    • Power - provided, however is limited levels. It is suggested to 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. 

    Location/Directions:

    806 Dale Ave, Benton City, WA 99320  

    RV and Hotel Accommodations:

    Benton City and Tri-Cities has several hotel options. 

    • 09/10/2022
    • 9:45 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 806 Dale Ave, Benton City, WA 99320
    • 41
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    2022 BENTON CITY  DAZE
    IN BENTON CITY, WA
    Call for Judges

    EVENT DATE: SEPT 10TH, 2022

    Registration Deadline – Sept 6th, 2022

    This is a fully sanctioned traditional 4 meat PNWBA event located in Benton City. This event returns after a two year Covid hiatus and has been a popular event on the PNWBA BBQ Competition Trail.

      This is a fully sanctioned traditional 4 meat PNWBA event located in Benton City, WA. This event returns after a two year Covid hiatus and has been a popular event on the PNWBA BBQ Competition Trail.

      This event is part of the Benton City Chamber of Commerce annual family event of activities.

      Event Management:

      • Organizer: Dakota Renz / Benton City Chamber of Commerce
      • PNWBA Board Representative: Doug Canada
      • 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
      • Doug Canada - Email: dcanada@pnwba.com
      • Dakota Renz - 509-378-2946

      PNWBA BBQ Prize Pool:

      $3,000 Prize Pool with potentially additional added from additional sponsors.

      Categories:

      • 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 2 judging tables, but 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:

      • 12 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. 

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

      • 3-4 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.

      Waitlist:

      Please sign up for the waitlist if initial spots are full and we need to expand to a 3rd or 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.

      Date/Time:

      Saturday, September 10th, 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.

      9:45 am- Please be at the location early and allow time for parking, entrance and finding the judging area.

      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:

      Awards on Saturday Sept 10thth at 5:00pm (or earlier)

      Location/Directions:

      806 Dale Ave, Benton City, WA 99320

      Accommodations:

      Benton City and the Prosser to Tri-Cities area has several hotel options. 

       

      • 09/16/2022
      • 10:00 AM
      • 09/18/2022
      • 7:00 PM
      • 24880 Brotherhood Rd, Mount Vernon, WA 98274
      • 0
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      "COOKING FOR KIDS"
      CAMP KOREY BBQ COMPETITION 2022

      Near Conway, WA

      EVENT DATE: FRIDAY SEPT 16TH through SUNDAY 18th, 2022

      Registration Deadline – Sept 4th, 2022

      Team Limit - 20 Teams. A waitlist will be available.

      As this is a fully sanctioned traditional 4 meat PNWBA event, the Camp Korey Charity BBQ is a new event that provides a BBQ vending event raising money for charity along with a major cooking competition thrown in. There is a total prize purse of... $30,000 for the single competition making it the richest single event cooking competition in the Northwest!

      For additional information about the PNWBA BBQ competition, please visit: https://patmaddock.wixsite.com/campkorey22

      Event Management:

      • Organizer: Camp Korey / Pat Maddock
      • PNWBA Board Representative: John (JD) McGee
      • 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

      • Pat Maddock - 253-229-8889 cell, Email:patmaddock@cbbain.com

      PNWBA BBQ Prize Pool:

      $30,000 Prize Pool

      • Grand Champion - $4,500
      • Reserve Grand Champion - $2,500

      Category Prizes

      • 1st - $1000
      • 2nd - $900
      • 3rd - $800
      • 4th - $700
      • 5th - $600
      • 6th - $500
      • 7th - $400
      • 8th - $300
      • 9th - $200
      • 10th - $100

      Categories:

      • Pork
      • Brisket
      • Chicken
      • Pork Ribs

      Peoples Choice Awards:

      There will be a peoples choice award for the vended items Saturday. Similar to the recent Kalama and past people choice events, the public will have tickets to drop in your team bucket for peoples choice and they will be tallied later that day.

      • 1st - $500
      • 2nd - $300
      • 3rd - $200


      Competition Meats Provided (READ PLEASE):

      COSTCO is hand-picking all the competition meats and supplying them to the teams for free.  Meats will be placed in team boxes for the team cooks to select a closed box on Saturday.  Each box will contain a 14-17 lb Prime brisket, 3 racks of cryo-packed St Louis pork spare ribs, at least 12 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs and two 7-9 lb pork butts.  Only the provided competition meats may be used for the competition.

      Free Lodging:

      Each team will be lodged in Camp Korey housing Friday and Saturday nights. The nice rooms vary but all include 3 or more twin beds, 3/4 baths and private entrance. Talk about saving you money! We will still accommodate teams wishing to use their RVs. Please indicate your plans in registering.

      Load in times:

      Friday Sept 16th, 10am-8pm

      Friday Evening Welcome:

      • Details on the event website.

      Site Inspection:

      • Saturday Sept 17th from 10am to 3pm. Meats will not be necessary to inspect as they are provided. 

      REQUIRED Cook’s Meeting:

      • Saturday Sept 17 at 5:30 pm - Cooks meeting. 1 member from each cook team required to attend, no exceptions.

      Awards:

      • Awards on Sunday Sept 18th at 5:30pm (or earlier when possible).

      Load out times:

      • Sunday Sept 18th after awards.

        Quiet Hours:

        11pm - 6am.

        Turn-in Times on Sunday Sept 18th:

        • 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

        Vending (Required!!!):

        This charity event is the richest cooking competition in the Northwest! In return, our hosts ask us to feed their guests by selling BBQ samples all day Saturday!

        Please make no mistake, Saturday ACTIVE vending IS a requirement from 10am until at least 4pm. A 60/40 split has been set and teams are asked to plan for approximately 700 visitors to the Camp SPECIFICALLY for the BBQ competition. The vending requirement is reasonable for the huge prize purse, FREE lodging and other generosity they are showing us. YOU determine what you cook and sell. YOU determine the size of servings, etc. YOU determine what the price will be.

        All vending teams will have at least one member PRESENT with a current Washington State Food Worker Card and it must be posted in your site. To obtain your card, visit foodworkercard.wa.gov, take the on-line course, pay your $10, print out your card and BRING IT. (Pay particular attention to water temperatures and food holding temps!) The Health Department inspectors WILL visit your site Saturday and shut you down if it's in violation of requirements as instructed in your Food Worker Card on-line course. Our PNWBA Head Judges will also visit your sites throughout the day Saturday for their customary duties. They will complete those visits by 3pm. Keep those food supplies and wash water at the appropriate temps. (Is your fire extinguisher current?)

        Additionally, each vending team must complete a Temporary Food Establishment Application.

        Safety Requirements:

        Current Covid safety protocols by the state, county and facility will be observed.

        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 $295.00 USD and is non-refundable. In the event of a cancellation by the event coordinator, $274.0 will be refunded from the entrant’s payment. Regardless of the situation, a designated amount of $21.00 from the entry fee is non-refundable to cover payment and event processing expenses.

        $100.00 of the entry fee will be donated to the Camp Korey fundraiser on behalf of the PNWBA. 

        Entry Payment Due:

        Entry fees must be paid at the time of registration.

        Utilities:

        • Power - provided, however is limited levels. It is suggested to 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 - Bring a disposable container to contain your grease in the garbage.

        • Grey water disposal – provided by venue

        Team Event Size:

        20x20 – If you require a larger footprint or can fit in a smaller footprint, please indicate specifics in your registration.

        Location/Directions:

        Camp Korey
        24880 Brotherhood Rd
        Mount Vernon, WA 98274

        RV and Hotel Accommodations:

        For other accommodations, please visit: https://patmaddock.wixsite.com/campkorey22

        PNWBA Merchandise:

        Apparel and other Association items will be for sale Saturday in the PNWBA Information Booth.


        • 09/18/2022
        • 9:45 AM - 3:00 PM
        • Camp Korey 24880 Brotherhood Rd Mount Vernon, WA 98274
        • 14
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        Call for Judges
        2022 Cooking FOR KIDS at Camp Korey
        NEAR CONWAY, WA
        EVENT DATE:  SUNDAY 18TH, 2022
        Registration Deadline – Sept 12th, 2022

        As this is a fully sanctioned traditional 4 meat PNWBA event, the Camp Korey Charity BBQ is a new event that provides a BBQ vending event raising money for charity along with a major cooking competition thrown in. There is a total prize purse of... $30,000 for the single competition making it the richest single event cooking competition in the Northwest!

        Here's a unique opportunity for our judges. PNWBA could use some assistance with a number of tasks on Saturday. If you can be a Saturday volunteer at the camp, we'll be happy to arrange for free lodging there on Friday and Saturday nights and then you'll be in place for Sunday judging. It's a charity event for a wonderful camp dedicated to kids who can't attend other camps like the YMCA because of significant medical issues. This is our way of helping in that wonderful mission. To sign up to volunteer on Saturday and get one or two nights of free lodging (your choice) please email Pat Maddock directly and as soon as you can at patmaddock@cbbain.com.

        For additional information about the PNWBA BBQ competition, please visit: https://patmaddock.wixsite.com/campkorey22

        Event Management:

        • Organizer: Camp Korey / Pat Maddock
        • PNWBA Board Representative: John (JD) McGee
        • 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
        • Pat Maddock - 253-229-8889 cell, Email:patmaddock@cbbain.com

        PNWBA BBQ Prize Pool:

        $30,000 Prize Pool

        • Grand Champion - $4,500
        • Reserve Grand Champion - $2,500

        PNWBA BBQ Prize Pool:

        • 1st - $1000
        • 2nd - $900
        • 3rd - $800
        • 4th - $700
        • 5th - $600
        • 6th - $500
        • 7th - $400
        • 8th - $300
        • 9th - $200
        • 10th - $100

        Categories:

        • 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.

        We are planning on 3 judging tables. We strongly recommend that if the signups are full to signup for the waiting list.

        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.
        • 3-4 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.

        Waitlist:

        Please sign up for the waitlist if initial spots are full and we need to replace folks who had to cancel. 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.

        Date/Time:

        Sunday, Sept 18th, 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.

        9:45 am- Please be at the location early and allow time for parking, entrance and finding the judging area.

        10:05 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:

        Awards around at 5:30pm (or earlier)

        Location/Directions:

        Camp Korey
        24880 Brotherhood Rd
        Mount Vernon, WA 98274

        Note: This is south of Mt Vernon closer to Conway. 

        RV and Hotel Accommodations:

        For other accommodations, please visit: https://patmaddock.wixsite.com/campkorey22

        PNWBA Merchandise:

        Apparel and other Association items will be for sale Saturday in the PNWBA Information Booth.

         

      Past events

      07/29/2022 Feed The Troops - Fairchild AFB 2022
      06/26/2022 2022 Big Smoke in Little Kalama - Judging
      06/25/2022 2022 Big Smoke Kalama, WA
      06/11/2022 2022 Bottles, Brews and BBQs - Judging
      06/10/2022 2022 Bottles Brews BBQs
      06/05/2022 2022 Judging Central OR
      06/03/2022 2022 Central OR BBQ Comp
      05/15/2022 2022 CFCB SUNDAY JUDGING
      05/14/2022 2022 CFCB SATURDAY JUDGING
      05/14/2022 2022 CFCB BBQ
      05/14/2022 2022 CFCB BURGER
      05/13/2022 2022 CFCB FRIDAY JUDGING
      05/13/2022 2022 CFCB SANDWICH
      05/13/2022 2022 CFCB BACON
      04/30/2022 2022 Judging Cattle Barons
      04/30/2022 2022 Cattle Barons BBQ
      04/24/2022 2022 WA SPRING FAIR JUDGING
      04/22/2022 2022 WA Spring Fair
      04/02/2022 2022 Wayne & Junes Back Yard BBQ
      02/05/2022 2022 SPTS JDG
      02/05/2022 2022 Out Champ Samn
      02/05/2022 2022 Out Champ Bgr
      02/04/2022 2022 FAM DAVES JDG
      02/04/2022 2022 FAM DAVES CHMP
      11/13/2021 2021 Awards Banquet
      11/13/2021 2021 Membership Mtg
      11/13/2021 Judging-25kickoff
      11/13/2021 2021 Adv CBJ Wrkshp
      11/12/2021 2021 Harry Soo Class
      11/12/2021 2021 Championship
      11/12/2021 2021 PNWBA Open
      08/29/2021 Judging-Famous Daves
      08/29/2021 Famous Dave's WA Champ
      07/16/2021 Feed The Troops - Fairchild AFB
      07/10/2021 Judging - Covid Q
      07/10/2021 Covid Q
      06/27/2021 Central Oregon - Judging
      06/25/2021 Central Oregon BBQ Comp
      06/19/2021 Judging-Skykomish
      06/19/2021 SKYKOMISH TUNNEL DAYS
      05/01/2021 Judging-Pendleton OR
      05/01/2021 Cattle Barons Buckaroo BBQ
      04/11/2021 Judging-Sweet Home OR
      04/10/2021 CBJ Judging Class - Sweet Home
      04/10/2021 Sweet Home Icebox Challenge
      03/21/2021 Judging-Back To Basics Comp
      03/20/2021 Back to Basics Cooking Champ.
      08/29/2020 Beaverton Pitmaster BBQ Cookout!
      04/04/2020 BBQ in April for April
      03/28/2020 Competition Barbecue Judging Class - Pasco
      03/28/2020 BBQ Cooking Class - Pasco, WA
      03/14/2020 Central Oregon Sportsmen's Show
      02/29/2020 Winter Blues Rib Rally

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