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2022 Bottles, Brews and BBQs - Judging

  • 06/11/2022
  • 9:45 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Vintner's Village 357 Port Ave Prosser, WA
  • 36


  • 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


Registration Deadline – June 6th, 2022

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

Charity Benefits:

  • Prosser Memorial Health Foundation

Event Management:

  • Organizer: Shannon Hitchcock / Prosser Memorial Health Foundation
  • PNWBA Board Representative: Eric Mendel
  • PNWBA Head Judges: Lance Rasmussen & Steve Rubin

Contact info:

  • Lance Rasmussen – 206-601-2337 cell / message / text. Email:
  • Steve Rubin - (206) 412-0877 cell / message / text. Email:
  • Eric Mendel - Email:
  • Shannon Hitchcock - 509-786-6601

PNWBA BBQ Prize Pool:

$4,157 Prize Pool


  • 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 and will most likely expand to 3, 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.


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.


Saturday, June 11th, 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 on Saturday June 11th at 5:00pm (or earlier)


Vintner's Village
357 Port Ave
Prosser, WA


Prosser has several hotel options. 


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