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Judges entry form…


Added by BBQ Thom on a iPhone on October 5, 2015 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

Indio BBQ KCBS Certified BBQ Judges Form



KCBS BBQ Judges are invited to apply for a seat at the Indio Ca State BBQ Champioships

Judges will be needed for the KCBS Four Meat Contest,



Added by Thom Emery on September 1, 2015 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Indio California State BBQ Championship 2015


6,000 BBQ fans showed up to try the Que at The Indio State Championship 

CBBQA ToY sanctioned 

KCBS sanctioned 

Room for 49 teams with a wait list for 49 plus at the regular entry price 

Turn in times 

1200 Chicken

1230 Ribs

1 Pork

130 Brisket

215 Dessert

230 Local Ribs…


Added by BBQ Thom on a iPhone on June 19, 2015 at 6:00am — 9 Comments

Nice article in the Desert Sun Newspaper

Follow the link below to view the article.

Added by BBQ Thom on a iPhone on April 29, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Franklin BBQ in Austin

Added by Thom Emery on April 2, 2015 at 6:00am — 9 Comments

Stagecoach 2015

Added by Thom Emery on November 19, 2014 at 8:00pm — 11 Comments

Havasu Landing CA BBQ Championship 2015 27/28 March

Team Entry Form


If mailing a check seems outdated to you

Contact me and I can email you a pay pal invoice

Pay pal…


Added by Thom Emery on October 14, 2014 at 6:00am — 12 Comments

Stagecoach 2014 IBCA Scoring Worksheet

1 Mike Lindley 21 GC

Chicken 10 Ribs 3 Brisket 8 

2 Aaron Black  21RGC

C9 R9 B3 

Brisket Texas Tie Breker goes to Lindley

3 Kyle Emery 18

C4 R8 B6

4 Andy Soto 16

C7 B9

5 Chris Rudhe 15

R5 B10

6 Tom Moore 10


7 Brian Schroeder 9

C3 R4 B2

8 Doug Verner 8

C6 R2 

9 Tracy Norblom 8


10 Bob Hall 7


11 Dale Ginos 7

R6 B1

12 Darren…


Added by Thom Emery on April 29, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Havasu Landing CA BBQ Championship 2014 Feb 28, Mar 1

Burnin and Looting BBQ, Jerry and Lupe Aguilar won the Grand Championship

at Havasu Landing Ca KCBS BBQ Championship on Mar 1, 2014

pictured with event organizer Thom Emery

Woodhouse Barbecue  was the Reserve Grand Champion

The 28 teams in addendance made a fine showing of professional BBQ

to the small crowd of locals.

Next year…


Added by Thom Emery on December 10, 2013 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Stagecoach 2014


Added by Thom Emery on October 11, 2013 at 12:30pm — 16 Comments

Stagecoach 2013 by Steve Wilson

Stagecoach Country Music Festival & BBQ Championship

From Steve's post on


Steve Wilson

April 27 & 28, 2013

Thirty teams made there way to Indio, California for the Stagecoach Country Music Festival and BBQ Championship promoted by longtime CBBQA member Thom Emery. The Festival featured many of the hottest bands in country music with the headliners being The Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum and Toby Keith. This year, the teams had a great view… Continue

Added by BBQ Thom on a iPhone on May 7, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Prize Money Payouts 2013

KCBS Prize Fund Letter of Guarantee


This document serves as notification of the awards to be paid for the Stagecoach Music Festival BBQ Championships. In consideration of sanctioning by KCBS, Golden Voice the organizer, does hereby guarantee the payment of the following cash prizes and other prizes to be awarded at the KCBS sanctioned contest, as follows:


Stagecoach KCBS Championship series contest



Added by Thom Emery on April 23, 2013 at 8:35am — No Comments

2013 Stagecoach Teams

Based on applications on hand

Teams List 

Vending, apply through BBC for full anything butt vending privileges 

1 Lowbelly BBQ

2 When Pigs Fly BBQ

3 South Coast BBQ

Taste of BBQ Teams 

1 Low and SLO Cal Poly 

2 Smokey Bones BBQ

3 Pig Pusher BBQ

4 Big Daddy Black BBQ

5 Smokin' Mo's BBQ

6 Dirty Harry BBQ

7 Pure BS

8 Basement BBQ

9 Roof Top BBQ

10 All Sauced Up

12 Hog…


Added by Thom Emery on November 17, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Stagecoach 2013 BBQ Team Entry Form


Field of teams drawing will be held on November 16, 2012

Taking 26 teams 

ICS Chili $1000, IBCA $4000 over 3 categories and GC/RC KCBS $5000 over 4 categories and GC/RC

Best Booth and BBQ Team Show 2012 

Blue Moon Saloon free entry

Low Belly BBQ half off entry

When Pigs Fly BBQ half off…


Added by Thom Emery on November 7, 2012 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

2013 Stagecoach CBJs and Event Staff

click on link to print 

Ok0aZQ.jpeg CBJ app


1 T McDonald confirmed

2 D McDonald confirmed

3 D McDonald confirmed

4 B Carreiro confirmed

5 R Carreiro confirmed

6 T Carpenter confirmed

7 S Karr confirmed

8 J Coats confirmed

9 S Arronson confirmed

10 J Hare confirmed

11 Sean…


Added by Thom Emery on October 10, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Stagecoach BBQ 2013 Slate of Events

This is a work in progress, meaning some of the parts may change.

That turns out to be a understatement 

32 Teams with expanded full vending available (negotiated on a team by team basis)

and or Taste of BBQ…


Added by Thom Emery on October 6, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Stagecoach 2012 Gold Records Awards

Added by Thom Emery on April 24, 2012 at 1:24pm — 1 Comment

The Grillas have landed

Unpacking and first fires in the Grilla Smoker Grill

Added by Thom Emery on March 29, 2012 at 6:53pm — No Comments

Thom and Kyles BBQ Catering

Kyle Emery places in the money at The First Stagecoach Music Fest Cook Off

Thom  can cater your next party in the Coachella Valley with Championship Style Barbeque just drop us a email

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