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Pacific Northwest BBQ Association

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.

Welcome!

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. 

Upcoming events

    • 06/19/2021
    • 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM (PDT)
    • 90000 Stevens Pass Highway NE, Skykomish, WA 98288
    Register

    SKYKOMISH TUNNEL DAYS COMPETITION IN SKYKOMISH, WA

    Event Date: June 19th, 2021

    Limited to 25 Teams. After 25 teams, additional will be waitlisted. Waitlisted teams will be accepted as additional space is available based on team count.

    Registration Deadline - June 15th, 2021

    As this is a fully sanctioned 1-day lite cook, it should be a Jack qualifier if we have 15 teams turning in ALL entries.

    Event Sponsor:

    • Smokey’s Barbeque

    Event Management:

    • Organizer: James Jones
    • PNWBA Board Representative: Lance Rasmussen
    • PPNWBA Head Judges: Mike Marcum & Lance Rasmussen

    Contact info: Lance Rasmussen – 206-601-2337 cell / message / text. Email: lance@pnwba.com

    Prize Pool:

    • $2,500 Total Prize Pool – subject to increase depending on team signups

    Categories:

    • Beef Tri-Tip
    • Chicken
    • Pork Ribs

    Load in times:

    Starting at 6am on Saturday, June 19th, 2021. Ends at 9am.

    Awards

    • Starting at 5:30 pm

    Load out times:

    • Starting after 5:30pm on Saturday, June 19th, 2021 AFTER Awards Ceremony.

    Site Inspection:

    • Between 7:00am and 9:30 am.

    REQUIRED Cook’s Meeting:

    • 10 am

    Turn-in Times:

    • 1:00pm – Beef Tri-Tip
    • 2:00pm – Chicken
    • 3:00pm – Ribs
    Window is 5 minutes before to 5 minutes after each hour.

    Safety Requirements:

    For safety, the following requirements must be followed:

    Masks – Masks must be always worn when indoors. Masks must cover nose and mouth. Masks and gloves must be work when sampling to the public.

    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 $150.00 USD. A designated amount of $12.50 from the entry fee is non-refundable to cover payment and event processing expenses. In the event of a cancellation by the event coordinator, $137.50 will be refunded from the entrants payment.

    Sampling / People Choice Award:

    Optional People’s Choice Award for the category of Street Food with a $500 prize pool, with $300 for first and $200 for second. Public purchases $2 sample tickets, with profits to be donated to local food bank. There is a 50/50 split of the $2 tickets between event and team. Winning teams will be based on ticket count. Sample times are between 11am and 4:30 pm with turn-in of tickets at 4:30 to tally for the awards.
    PNWBA is not responsible for sampling money collection or distribution of team split and is managed directly with the event organizer.

    Power:

    • Limited power options. Please plan to bring a generator if needed. Indicate on the registration if power is needed.

    Ash / Trash / Grey Water / Grease disposal:

    • Provided by Venue. For grease, please cool before placing in trash.

    Directions:

    Event Location, depending on team signups, will be either at

    Smokey’s BBQ
    90000 Stevens Pass Highway NE
    Skykomish, WA 98288

    Or a couple blocks away on Railroad Ave.

    Set up spots arranged by the venue.

    • 06/25/2021
    • 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • 06/27/2021
    • 6:00 PM (PDT)
    • Deschutes County Fairgrounds 3800 SW, SE Airport Way, Redmond, OR
    Register

    Central Oregon BBQ, Brews & Whiskey Festival

    Limited to 40 Teams. After 40 teams, additional will be waitlisted. Waitlisted teams will be accepted as additional space is available.

    Registration Deadline - June 21th, 2021

    JACK QUALIFIER? - This should be a Jack qualifier if we have at least 15 teams turning in ALL entries.

    Event Sponsor:

    • Directors Mortgage
    • Windemere Real Estate

    Event Management:

    Event Organizer: Megan Burton <megan@layitoutevents.com>
    PNWBA Board Representative: Bill Stock

    PNWBA Head Judges: Steve Rubin and Jane Biehl
    Contact info: Steve Rubin (206) 412-0877 cell / message / text. Email: rubin.s@comcast.net

    Prize Pool:

    $3,500 Total Prize Pool

    Categories:

    • Pork
    • Brisket
    • Chicken
    • Pork Ribs

    Load in time:

    June 25th at 1:00pm - 10pm
    June 26th at 6:00am - 10am

    Load out time:

    June 27th at 6:00pm

    PNWBA Site Inspection:

    June 26th at 11:00am-1pm

    Required Pitmaster Meeting:

    June 26th at 4:00pm

    Turn-in Times:

    (Window is 5 minutes before to 5 minutes after)

    11:00am- Pork
    12:00pm - Brisket

    1:00pm - Chicken
    2:00pm - Ribs

    Safety Requirements:

    For safety, the following requirements must be followed:

    Masks – Masks must be always worn when on property. Masks must cover nose and mouth. Judges may remove their masks when actively judging each category, but must wear at all other times.

    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 $200.00 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, $185.00 will be refunded from the entrants payment.

    Sampling:

    There is sampling opportunities available for Friday through Sunday - Contact the organizer directly for details and requirements. The split is 80/20, making it nice for teams to recoup event expenses.

    Power:

    Power is available

    Ash/Grease/Grey Water/Trash Disposal:

    Available

    Directions:

    Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center
    3800 SW, SE Airport Way
    Redmond, OR 97756

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