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Back to Basics Cooking Champ.

  • 03/20/2021
  • 6:00 AM
  • 03/21/2021
  • 6:00 PM
  • Camp Edward - Snohomish, WA


  • Entry into BBQ Event

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Back to Basics Outdoor Cooking Championship

Limited to 30 Teams. After 30 teams, additional will be waitlisted. Waitlisted teams will be accepted as additional space is available based on other events at the event.
Registration Deadline - March 16th, 2021

This should be a Jack qualifier if we have at least 15 teams minimum with no DQ's.

Event Sponsor:

  • FoodSport Consulting

Event Management:

  • Event Organizer: Saffron Hodgson
  • PNWBA Board Representative: Jason Bauer
  • PNWBA Head Judges:  Lance Rasmussen & Steve Rubin

Prize Pool:

  • $2,500 Total Prize Pool
  • Grand Champion - $500
  • Grand Reserve Champion - $200
  • Category 1st Place - $200
  • Category 2nd Place - $125
  • Category 3rd Place - $75
  • Category 4th Place - $30
  • Category 5th Place - $20


  • Pork
  • Brisket
  • Chicken
  • Pork Ribs

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 fairgrounds 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. We also recommend all teams, especially new teams, visit this page for more info.

Entry Fee:

Entry fee is $195.00 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, $180.00 will be refunded from the entrants payment.




No Power - Plan on your own power. However, there are a few spots for minimal power that would work for pellet grill and Christmas style lights. Not heaters or heavy draw lights. Contact Saffron for info.


No outside lighting at night. BYO lighting, including method to make it work (batteries, gas or similar)
Toilet area and pathway to them are lit.


Ash / Trash Available. Grey water is appropriate for drains as location is on septic

Load in:

Saturday March 19th – 6am-10am

Load out:

Sunday March 20th - 5 pm (After Awards)

PNWBA Site Inspection:

Saturday March 19th  - 11 am-1pm

Jack Shot:

Sunday March 20th - 10:00 am

Cooks Meeting:

Saturday March 19th - 10am
Combined with SCA and Dutch Oven cooks meeting

Judges Meeting:

Sunday March 20th - 10:15 am


Sunday March 20th - 4pm’sh


Camp Edward 
25600-B Monroe Camp Rd,
Snohomish, WA 98290

Additional details to follow.

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