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Judging-Back To Basics Comp

  • 03/21/2021
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Camp Edward - Snohomish, WA
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  • 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.

    Seated judge spots will use PNWBA Certified BBQ Judges as first preference. If additional seated judges are needed, KCBS Certified BBQ Judges will be considered.
  • 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..

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Judging/Volunteers - Back to Basics Outdoor Cooking Championship

Event Sponsor:

  • FoodSport Consulting

Event Management:

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


    • Pork
    • Brisket
    • Chicken
    • Pork Ribs

    Signup Info:

    At this time, there will be 4 judging tables and could expand to 4 depending on teams. We are looking for the following:

    • 24 Judges. Judges will be selected with preference for PNWBA current paid members certified as PNWBA BBQ Judges. Should there still be openings, PNWBA CBJ's with lapsed membership will be used, then KCBS certified BBQ judges will be used.
    • 4 Table Captains. Preference will be to PNWBA current paid members certified as Table Captains.
    • 3-4 Food Runners. Takes entries checked in at the turn-in table and places in appropriate table location.
    • 1-2 Meat Wranglers - bags judged entries and dispose of garnish.

    We will have a waitlist option when the spots are filled, so in case of a cancellation, we will pull from the waitlist. Preference is always given to PNWBA members with current paid membership.

    Important: If registered, there may be a chance you may be moved to the waitlist after registration. Factors include having current paid PNWBA membership.

    Non-seated judges and other helpers will be assigned positions at the venue. If you select to be a seated eating judge, it will not be guaranteed you will be seated. The head judges will make the final assessment of volunteers and choose the seated judges. Tables will also be adjusted at the event to try and even out the judge levels and experience.

    If you select to not be a seated judge, we will assign positions at the venue.

    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 - Masks may be removed when judging the taste and texture phase of each entry. During the appearance portion, masks will be worn.
    • Table Captains and other volunteers - Masks are required at all times.


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


    The BBQ portion of the event will be on Sunday, March 21st. PNWBA standard tournament times will be used.

    10:00 am - Please be at the location early.  Due to location, allow extra travel time. It is about 25 minutes from Monroe.

    10:15am - Judges Meeting.  Table Captains and volunteer meeting follows.

    Turn-in Times:

    (Window is 5 minutes before to 5 minutes after)

    • 11:00am- Pork
    • 12:00pm - Brisket
    • 1:00pm - Chicken
    • 2:00pm - Ribs 


    There are multiple sleeping options...

    • Sleep in tent at camping area
    • RV or travel trailer parked away from competition area
    • Limited rooms available (BYO sleeping bag/bedding) judges doing both days get priority
    • Hotels in Monroe or Everett area.

    Additional details to follow.

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