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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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    • 02/04/2022
    • 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    • 110 9th Avenue Southwest, Puyallup, WA 98371
    • 4
    Register

    Famous Dave’s Hot and Fast BBQ Competition
    IN PUYALLUP, WA 
    EVENT DATE: FRIDAY, FEBURARY 4TH, 2022

    Registration Deadline – Jan 26th, 2022

    As this is a fully sanctioned 1-day lite cook, As a multi-year event we will be a Jack qualifier if we have more than 25 teams.

    See the information packet provided by the organizer for additional details.

    Event Management:

    • Organizer: Saffron Hodgson
    • PNWBA Board Representative: Jason Bauer
    • PNWBA Head Judges: Lance Rasmussen & Stacia Norris

    Contact info:

    • Lance Rasmussen – 206-601-2337 cell / message / text. Email: lance@pnwba.com
    • pending 2nd judge

    Prize Pool:

    • $5,000 Total Prize Pool – subject to increase depending on team signups

    • Grand Champion - $750.00
    • Reserve Grand Champion - $250

    Category Prizes

    • 1st - $300
    • 2nd - $250
    • 3rd - $200
    • 4th - $150
    • 5th - $100

    Categories:

    • Chicken
    • Pork Ribs
    • Brisket
    Note: Meat will be provided for the Chicken, Pork Ribs and Brisket categories. Each Team will get 1 brisket, 3 racks pork ribs and 8 chicken drumsticks to cook. As long as site has passed inspection, teams will be able to receive and prepare their meats.

    Load in times:

    Thursday 3rd Feb 8.15pm until 8am Friday 4th Feb morning

    Awards:

    • Awards Start at 6pm for other categories, ETA PNWBA section 7:00 pm or earlier if possible.

    Load out times:

    • 8pm after event closes to the public..

    Site Inspection:

    • Between 6:15am and 8:00 am.

    REQUIRED Cook’s Meeting:

    • 8 am - Cooks meeting and meat selection. If all teams are present and have been inspected, we may try to move the meeting earlier.

    Note: For a brisket, including trimming starting at 9am to 5pm turn-in, is 8 hours.

    Turn-in Times:

    • 3:00pm – Chicken
    • 4:00pm – Pork Ribs
    • 5:00pm – Brisket

    Window is 5 minutes before to 5 minutes after each hour.

    Safety Requirements:

    Current Covid safety protocols by the state, county and facility will be observed.
    For entrance - Teams and competitors are treated like vendors and will do the ‘do you have any symptoms?’ questions and then issued a wristband. No vaccination card or negative test required.

    When in the team meeting and when turning in entries, you are only required to wear a mask if you have not been fully vaccinated.

    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.

    Entry fees must be paid at the time of registration.

    Power:

    • Power is provided.

    Ash / Trash / Grey Water / Grease disposal:

    • Provided by Venue.

    Directions:

    Event Location

    Washington State Fairgrounds
    110 9th Avenue Southwest
    Puyallup, WA 98371-6811

    Set up spots arranged by the venue.

    Accommodations:

    Puyallup has several hotel options. The fairgrounds has an RV Park and bookings can be made directly with them at $35/night https://www.thefair.com/general-info/rv-camping/.


    • 02/04/2022
    • 1:45 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 110 9th Avenue Southwest, Puyallup, WA 98371
    • 7
    Register

    Call For Judges
    Famous Dave’s Hot and Fast BBQ Competition
    IN PUYALLUP, WA
    EVENT DATE: FRIDAY, FEBURARY 4TH, 2022

    Registration Deadline – Jan 26th, 2022

    Event Management:

    • Organizer: Saffron Hodgson
    • PNWBA Board Representative: Jason Bauer
    • PNWBA Head Judges: Lance Rasmussen & Stacia Norris

    Contact info:

    • Lance Rasmussen – 206-601-2337 cell / message / text. Email: lance@pnwba.com
    • pending 2nd judge

    Prize Pool:

    • $5,000 Total Prize Pool – subject to increase depending on team signups

    • Grand Champion - $750.00
    • Reserve Grand Champion - $250

    Category Prizes

    • 1st - $300
    • 2nd - $250
    • 3rd - $200
    • 4th - $150
    • 5th - $100

    Categories:

    • Chicken Legs
    • Pork Ribs
    • Brisket
    .

    Location: 

    Washington State Fairgrounds
    110 9th Avenue Southwest
    Puyallup, WA 98371-6811
     

    Entrance is via the Blue Gate (including disabled parking).

    Note: The judging area this year (due to the massive space for covid spacing) is not heated. While heating solutions are being investigated, please plan to dress warmly or bring a gas heater. The location isn't fully exposed, but not heated.

    Signup Info:

    Important... You must be logged into this website with your email and password in order to access the registration for the event.

    At this time, we are planning on 3 judging tables, but will be adjusted based on updated team count. 

    As of 1/14/2022, we may be expanding to 4 tables and 4 table captains, so we encourage you to sign up on the waiting list as soon as possible.

    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.

    • 3-5 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.  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. 

    For entrance - At this time, due to the number of attendees at this event, judges, table captains and volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated and to provide a vaccination card. An approved alternative is to provide a negative covid test result taken within 72 hours of entry. This is similar to requirements to attend the Seahawks home games.

    Masks are encouraged (and may be required at the time) when gathered (Except for eating or drinking). We want every one of our members to emerge as healthy as they arrived!

    Gloves - Table Captains and other volunteers handling turn-in boxes or food require provided gloves.

    Date/Time:

    Friday, February 4th, 2022.

    1:45 pm- Please be at the location early and allow time for parking, entrance and finding the judging area.

    2:00 pm- Judges Meeting. Table Captains and volunteer meeting follows.

    Turn-in Times:

    • 3:00pm – Chicken
    • 4:00pm – Pork Ribs
    • 5:00pm – Brisket

    Window is 5 minutes before to 5 minutes after each hour.

      Window is 5 minutes before the hour to 5 minutes after the turn in time.

      Accommodations:

      The Puyallup / Tacoma area has hotel rooms.



      • 02/05/2022
      • 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
      • 110 9th Avenue Southwest, Puyallup, WA 98371
      Register

      OUTDOOR COOKING CHAMPIONSHIP IN PUYALLUP, WA
      Salmon Category

      EVENT DATE: Saturday, FEBURARY 5TH, 2022

      Registration Deadline – Jan 26th, 2022

      See the information packet provided by the organizer for additional details.

      Event Management:

      • Organizer: Saffron Hodgson
      • PNWBA Board Representative: Jason Bauer
      • PNWBA Head Judges: Lance Rasmussen & Stacia Norris

      Contact info:

      • Lance Rasmussen – 206-601-2337 cell / message / text. Email: lance@pnwba.com
      • pending 2nd judge

      Prize Pool:

      • $1,000 Total Prize Pool – subject to increase depending on team signups

      Category Prizes

      • 1st - $300
      • 2nd - $250
      • 3rd - $200
      • 4th - $150
      • 5th - $100

      Categories:

      • ·Salmon

      Load in times:

      6:00am until 8am Saturday 5th Feb morning

      Awards:

      • Awards Start at 6pm.

      Load out times:

      • 8pm after event closes to the public..

      Site Inspection:

      • Between 10am and 11:30 am.

      Turn-in Times:

      • 2:30pm – Salmon

      Window is 5 minutes before to 5 minutes after.

      Presentation:

      Presentation is cooks choice using platters, cutting boards or other ideas. No live animals may be used s part of the presentation. There must be 6 prepared servings for judging, but may also include a larger portion to be used for appearance scoring.

      Safety Requirements:

      Current Covid safety protocols by the state, county and facility will be observed.
      For entrance - Teams and competitors are treated like vendors and will do the ‘do you have any symptoms?’ questions and then issued a wristband. No vaccination card or negative test required.

      When in the team meeting and when turning in entries, you are only required to wear a mask if you have not been fully vaccinated. 

      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 $50.00 USD. A designated amount of $5.00 from the entry fee is non-refundable to cover payment and event processing expenses. In the event of a cancellation by the event coordinator, $45.00 will be refunded from the entrants payment.

      Entry fees must be paid at the time of registration.

      Power:

      • Power is provided.

      Ash / Trash / Grey Water / Grease disposal:

      • Provided by Venue.

      Directions:

      Event Location

      Washington State Fairgrounds
      110 9th Avenue Southwest
      Puyallup, WA 98371-6811

      Set up spots arranged by the venue.

      Accommodations:

      Puyallup has several hotel options. The fairgrounds has an RV Park and bookings can be made directly with them at $35/night https://www.thefair.com/general-info/rv-camping/.


      • 02/05/2022
      • 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
      • 110 9th Avenue Southwest, Puyallup, WA 98371
      Register

      OUTDOOR COOKING CHAMPIONSHIP IN PUYALLUP, WA
      BURGER Category
      EVENT DATE: Saturday, FEBURARY 5TH, 2022

      Registration Deadline – Jan 26th, 2022

      See the information packet provided by the organizer for additional details.

      Event Management:

      • Organizer: Saffron Hodgson
      • PNWBA Board Representative: Jason Bauer
      • PNWBA Head Judges: Lance Rasmussen & Stacia Norris

      Contact info:

      • Lance Rasmussen – 206-601-2337 cell / message / text. Email: lance@pnwba.com
      • pending 2nd judge

      Prize Pool:

      • $1,000 Total Prize Pool – subject to increase depending on team signups

      Category Prizes

      • 1st - $300
      • 2nd - $250
      • 3rd - $200
      • 4th - $150
      • 5th - $100

      Categories:

      • ·Burger

      Load in times:

      6:00am until 8am Saturday 5th Feb morning

      Awards:

      • Awards Start at 6pm.

      Load out times:

      • 8pm after event closes to the public..

      Site Inspection:

      • Between 10am and 11:30 am.

      Turn-in Times:

      • 1:30pm – Burger

      Window is 5 minutes before to 5 minutes after.

      Presentation:

      Presentation is cooks choice using platters, cutting boards or other ideas. No live animals may be used s part of the presentation. There must be 6 prepared servings for judging, but may also include a whole burger for the appearance scoring.

      Safety Requirements:

      Current Covid safety protocols by the state, county and facility will be observed.
      For entrance - Teams and competitors are treated like vendors and will do the ‘do you have any symptoms?’ questions and then issued a wristband. No vaccination card or negative test required.

      When in the team meeting and when turning in entries, you are only required to wear a mask if you have not been fully vaccinated.

      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 $50.00 USD. A designated amount of $5.00 from the entry fee is non-refundable to cover payment and event processing expenses. In the event of a cancellation by the event coordinator, $45.00 will be refunded from the entrants payment.

      Entry fees must be paid at the time of registration.

      Power:

      • Power is provided.

      Ash / Trash / Grey Water / Grease disposal:

      • Provided by Venue.

      Directions:

      Event Location

      Washington State Fairgrounds
      110 9th Avenue Southwest
      Puyallup, WA 98371-6811

      Set up spots arranged by the venue.

      Accommodations:

      Puyallup has several hotel options. The fairgrounds has an RV Park and bookings can be made directly with them at $35/night https://www.thefair.com/general-info/rv-camping/.


      • 02/05/2022
      • 12:45 PM - 3:30 PM
      • 110 9th Avenue Southwest, Puyallup, WA 98371
      • 2
      Register

      Call for JudgES
      WASHINGTON STATE SPORTSMAN BURGER AND SALMON
      IN PUYALLUP, WA 
      EVENT DATE: Saturday, FEBURARY 5TH, 2022

      Registration Deadline – Jan 26th, 2022

      Event Management:

      • Organizer: Saffron Hodgson
      • PNWBA Board Representative: Jason Bauer
      • PNWBA Head Judges: Lance Rasmussen & Stacia Norris

      Contact info:

      • Lance Rasmussen – 206-601-2337 cell / message / text. Email: lance@pnwba.com
      • pending 2nd judge

        Categories:

        • Salmon
        • Burger

        Location: 

        Washington State Fairgrounds
        110 9th Avenue Southwest
        Puyallup, WA 98371-6811
         

        Entrance is via the Blue Gate (including disabled parking).

        Note: The judging area this year (due to the massive space for covid spacing) is not heated. While heating solutions are being investigated, please plan to dress warmly or bring a gas heater. The location isn't fully exposed, but not heated.

        Signup Info:

        Important... You must be logged into this website with your email and password in order to access the registration for the event.

        At this time, we are planning on 2 judging tables, but will be adjusted based on updated team count.

        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.

        • 2-4 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.  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. 

        For entrance - At this time, due to the number of attendees at this event, judges, table captains and volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated and to provide a vaccination card. An approved alternative is to provide a negative covid test result taken within 72 hours of entry. This is similar to requirements to attend the Seahawks home games.

        Masks are encouraged (and may be required at the time) when gathered (Except for eating or drinking). We want every one of our members to emerge as healthy as they arrived!

        Gloves - Table Captains and other volunteers handling turn-in boxes or food require provided gloves.

        Date/Time:

        Saturday, February 5th, 2022.

        12:30 pm- Please be at the location early and allow time for parking, entrance and finding the judging area.

        12:45 pm- Judges Meeting. Table Captains and volunteer meeting follows.

        Turn-in Times:

        • 1:30pm – Burger
        • 2:30pm – Salmon

        Window is 5 minutes before to 5 minutes after each hour.

          Window is 5 minutes before the hour to 5 minutes after the turn in time.

          Accommodations:

          The Puyallup / Tacoma area has hotel rooms.



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