This Third Annual California Golden State Championship at Hesperia
will feature 30 traveling professional level BBQ teams.
The public will be able to try the BBQ themselves by
purchasing 2OZ "Tastes" for $2 from the teams.
The competition turn in schedule is
11AM Chicken, 12 Ribs,1PM Pork Shoulder and 2PM Beef Brisket.
Just after each of the listed times that particular type of BBQ will be available.
Example if your a Rib… Continue
Added by Thom Emery on January 9, 2010 at 10:00am —
Rocky Mt Road Kill
Meggie Moos BBQ
B L Q U E
When Pigs Fly
Pipn Hot R
Rib Ticklers 2
Big Poppas… Continue
Added by Thom Emery on October 10, 2009 at 12:30pm —
We did the Ribfest
Kent Westfall helped me with this one
Kathy and Katy helped with the food service line
Added by Thom Emery on June 23, 2009 at 9:11pm —
Sure going to miss that one
Added by Thom Emery on June 19, 2009 at 12:30pm —
We bought JayBirds Bates Pit
Going to add a FEC 100 and a Diamond Grill to her
These pictures are of a identical pit
We added a Diamond Grill and a front deck to this… Continue
Added by Thom Emery on May 21, 2009 at 4:30pm —
At 2 am this morning Longtime Contest Cook for both Chili and BBQ Keith Caroselli passed
He will be remembered as the King of the Best Booth Competition winning that category
at almost every competition he entered
Added by Thom Emery on May 6, 2009 at 2:10pm —
BBQ Bullies Tim Hoffman
Road Kill BBQ Team Keith Caroselli
The Rub Company Ryan Chester
155 South Bar-B-Q Bram Britcher
All Hogs Go to Heaven Steve Madaule
Rusty Barrel BBQ Tim McDonald
The Smokepranos Jason Fisher
When Pigs Fly Dale Ginos
All Sauced Up Dave Malone
JaJa Jerry Armstrong
Blake's BBQ Mike Blake
A Series of Small Fires Michael Chalukian
Here's the Rub Ed Brisendine
Rib Tickler BBQ Larry Schroeder
7 Kinds of Smoke… Continue
Added by Thom Emery on February 12, 2009 at 4:00pm —
A few people needed to find the entry form
So I made it easy
See you there
Added by Thom Emery on February 9, 2009 at 5:30am —
2009 Palm Desert Results IBCA Unofficial results
GC Rib Ticklers
RC Chubby Hubby
1. Big Daddy’s
2. Notley Q
3. 7 & Kinds of Smoke
4. Whiskey Ranch
5. Smoken Yankees
7. Here’s the Rub
8. Rusty Barrel
9. Burnt by the Best
10. Chubby Hubby
11. Tex- A- Q
1. 7 Kinds of Smoke
2. Slap Yo Daddy
3. Rib tickler
4. Big Daddy
5. Win Pigs Fly
6. Chubby Hubby
Added by Thom Emery on February 8, 2009 at 3:27pm —
I am cooking at Palm Desert this weekend against my Son Kyle
We have always been on the same team and this will be the first time
to cook separate. Dont think I like it thus far.
Added by Thom Emery on February 5, 2009 at 7:37pm —
Sad News, Monica of Otis and The Bird has passed on
Jay her devoted Husband asks that any gifts in her memory go to Cancer Sucks in her name
Scottie Johnson of Cancer Sucks will be at Stagecoach
Added by Thom Emery on February 4, 2009 at 6:00am —
Get it in and save...........................
Note Entry is $100 late $150
If you want to do The Taste of Championship BBQ there is a $50 fee
Added by Thom Emery on January 26, 2009 at 5:30pm —
The KCBS Organizers Round Table in Nashville was an information-filled two hours.
KCBS and MMA staff did a wonderful job of bringing together a diverse group of event organizers for the session.
Organizers wishing to network with other Organizers drop me a note in my in box and I will forward information about the new Organizers Network Forum
Added by Thom Emery on January 24, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Yes going to the KCBS Annual Meeting in Nashville.
Hopefully Gene will be added to the BoD.
They have asked me to be on the panel of contest organizers
(Short one smart A$$ I guess)
at the Organizers Round Table meeting.
My Friend Arlie Bragg will take us on a short tour of the city
You Boys mind the Farm while I am gone
Don't forget to feed the Chickens
Added by Thom Emery on January 21, 2009 at 7:30pm —
I saw a poll today
It seems the majority of folks 68% I believe,
think the recession will last into 2011.
How will this affect you as a Team?
Will you limit the number of contests you do?
Would small entry fee, small prize money
and a nice Taste of Champ Que Money
be a way for us to have new contests?
My day job is taking more of my time to make less money
Which will affect what we can add to the Western Calendar.
Added by Thom Emery on January 20, 2009 at 7:44pm —
The Golden State Championship in Hesperia entry forms are above
Our set up plan will be very similar to 2008
The entry fee is $100
$150 if you wait around
Those choosing to do Taste of Championship BBQ will be on the park end of the street
The Non Taste Teams are near city hall
Everyone gets a 110… Continue
Added by Thom Emery on January 19, 2009 at 6:00am —
Folks you dont know how much the encouraging words
I recently received mean to me
I just wanted to say thanks
Added by Thom Emery on January 17, 2009 at 7:00am —
We will publish a teams list Friday Night for the First Deadline group
These teams will be placed in the "BBQ Alley" (the area with teams on both sides)
This is where the PC contest really happens
Our Second Deadline group will be further South along the outside fence
The last group will be those Not Cooking PC and will be on the South end of the team line
This last area is not easy for the public to get to so is best the Non PC teams
The Judges Tents… Continue
Added by Thom Emery on January 15, 2009 at 3:47pm —
After two weeks of "taking it easy" Its not too exciting to be going back to the grind.
Over the Holidays we did go to a new church and enjoyed the services a great deal.
Some of you may know that years ago I was on staff at a large church here.
Added by Thom Emery on January 4, 2009 at 6:10pm —
We took my Daughter Katy to see the Ducks put a hurtin on the Okie St Cowboys
Added by Thom Emery on January 4, 2009 at 6:05pm —