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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  

We will not be doing the golf tournament Friday night

Pay by Eventbrite link above or

save the online fees and

include a entry fee check with your entry form 


November 13/14

Event rules both Pro and Amature on link

 Desert Dessert category open to KCBS and Locals

King of the Desert Amature Ribs for local Amature cooks as a additional category
This is not open to KCBS level teams

Teams keep 100% of the cash they take in through Taste of BBQ Sales

Prize fund based on number of teams

Break outs on money listed below

$5,000, $7500 and $10,000 levels 

20X50 pro team sites 

Waiting list at regular entry of $350 if we have space 

Electric Edison household plug one each per team  

Major map adjustment pending Fire Department approval
So we can add more teams

Cooks meeting at 6PM Friday 

Teams Contest only 

1 Zzyzx Jason Miranda replaces Nothing Compares to Q

2 Hickory and Spice, Rick Mysee #59969

3 Swanny's Smokehouse Mike Swan #73226

4 DG Firehouse BBQ Dan Gibson #72930

5 Cool Grilling Mike Pagel #70358

6 Big Poppa Smokers Sterling Ball #58670

7 The Pit Crew Steve Wilson #62437

8 Loot n' Booty Sterling Smith #53797 

9 Smokin Mo's Mike Lindley #60956 

10Nothing Compares 2 Q Kyle Casazza #72716

12 Greesy Reesy David Reese #85092

13 When Pigs Fly Dale Ginos #50366

14 Lady of Q Sylvia Curry #30953

15 Bubbas Smokeyard BBQ Tony Giles #77843

16  Smokeshow  Eric Gorman #75274

17 Hog Eat Hog Alex Feigenson #80215

17 Blazed N Glazed Josh Weiss #80864

18 Howlin' BBQ Greg Benton #80102

19 Hog Heven Barbecue Company, Ira Pupko # 

20 Big Red BBQ,James Young # NA

21 Left Coast Q Matt Dalton #57469

22 Iowa's Smokey D's Darren Warth #9867

24 4 Legs Up Kelly Wertz #67530

23 Porterhouse BBQ Raymond Porter #60154

24 Rad Fondo BBQ Mike Morrill #85922

25 Mar B Que's Larmar Ware #61235

26 GrillaTactics Jim Lemkin #75552

40 Total space competition only available

 Run Piggy Run CJ Russel #84494 cancelled

 Sweet Petes BBQ Pete Van Rooy #65271 cancelled


Taste Of BBQ and Contest 

V1 Papa La Rue's BBQ #80826

V2 Ol' Blue BBQ Michael Gaylor NA

V3 Bubba's Texas BBQ Ricardo Calderon # 85465

V4 Swimmin' in Smoke Mike King #62974

V5Twisted Brisket Robert Rice #67597

V6 Lowbelly BBQ Gary Johnson #NA

V7 All About The Q Todd Carpenter #70099

V8 Woodie's BBQ Dave Luther # NA

 Kyle's BBQ, Kyle Emery vend only

15 Total Taste of BBQ Spaces available 

Let's review food safety requirements in Riverside Co
The Indio Championship vending teams are required to have three bus tub was stations and a hand wash station with test strips 
Hand wash can be a warm water igloo water dispenser 
With a bucket to catch the water on the ground 

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Comment by Thom Emery on August 13, 2015 at 6:37am

See special hotel rates and code for Holiday Inn located approximately 1 mile from the golf course off I-10.

Holiday Inn Express – 84054 Indio Springs Dr Indio 92203

reservations 800.315.2621

Family at a rate of $99.00+tax.  Will be set up for  20 rooms.

 If the hotel sells out and the people do not make reservations in time, then I won’t have any rooms left.

Typically as we get closer to the date our weekend rates in November go up to $129-159


Group code of BBQ

Comment by Thom Emery on August 13, 2015 at 6:52am


                Fire Prevention Office


                                                  46-990 Jackson Street · Indio, California 92201 ·   


               Dale Frailey                 

               Fire Marshal   

Indio Ca State BBQ Championship 


The City of Indio Fire Services/Riverside County Fire Department would like to welcome you as participants to our city.  We hope your stay in Indio will be a pleasant one.

The City of Indio Fire Services/Riverside County Fire Department will conduct fire inspections for all concessions, and enforce fire protection standards for the Festival.  Inspections will consist of certifying that all participants in the Festival have met the required standards.  All concessions and exhibits will be inspected on or before opening day.  Those exhibits and concessions, which do not meet the minimum fire safety standards on the day of inspection, will be required to comply prior to conducting business.

The following is a list of the most common fire safety violations that the fire inspectors will be checking for:

  1. Minimum of one (1) fire extinguisher with a minimum rating of 2A10BC, with a California State Fire Marshal approved service tag that reflects a current inspection date, shall be required for each concession using any type of open flame device.  The inspection date shall be within the last twelve months.
  2. Multi-plug connections, frayed/broken electrical extension cords, or cords with less than 12-gage wiring are prohibited.
  3. All L.P.G. tanks (empty or full) shall be secured with a small chain or other approved device and kept a safe distance from open flame.  L.P.G. tanks can be placed into plastic milk crates for protection.
  4. Cooking that requires the use of a deep fat fryer(s) shall provide a minimum of one Class K portable fire extinguisher. Class K extinguisher shall be a minimum of 1.5 gallon in capacity.
  5. No portable generators will be allowed. In the pro contest area 
  6. King of the Desert Amateur Ribs contestants will be allowed low noise generators in their separated gravel parking lot area.
  7. All power needed for your booth shall be provided by the event electrical contractor. 
  8. Outdoor cooking that produces sparks or grease-laden vapors shall not be performed inside the booths.
  9. All cooking devices shall be in good working condition. All cooking equipment shall be restricted to UL approved commercial cooking appliances only.
  10. All cooking devices shall be on a flat stable surface.
  11. If wood, charcoal or any other type of approved solid burning material is utilized, the material shall be stored away from any combustible material and usage shall be confined to a cooking device designed for such use/material. All hot material shall be disposed of in a proper container designed for the hot material. Hot material shall not be stored near combustible material. There shall be a method in place to prevent any combustible material from coming in direct contact with the discarded hot material.
  12. Portable vendor carts shall be prohibited from the use of any combustible liquid or gas fuel for the purpose of providing lighting to said carts.

Please remember that the City of Indio Fire Services/Riverside County Fire Department’s primary concern is your safety.  If these fire safety rules are followed we should have a safe and enjoyable  stay in Indio. 

If you have any questions, please call the Indio Fire Prevention office at (760) 347-0756.




Captain Dale Frailey

Fire Marshal

Rev. 3/10

Comment by Thom Emery on August 13, 2015 at 7:04am
Comment by Thom Emery on August 15, 2015 at 7:19am

 Prize Fund Indio California State Championship 

$5,000 at 39 teams or less 

Grand Champ $750, Reserve Champion $250

$1,000 each of the four categories

1st $250

2nd $150

3rd $150

4th $100

5th $100

6th $50

7th $50

8th $50

9th $50

10th $50

Prize fund of $7500 at 40 teams 

Overall $2000 divided as 

Grand Champ $1000, RGC $500, 3rd $300, 4th $100, 5th $100 

The four categories 

1st $300

2nd $225

3rd $150

4th $100

5th $100

6th $50

7th $50

8th $50

9th $50

10th $50

11th through 15th $50

Prize Fund of $10,000 at 50 teams 

Grand Champion $1,000, RGC $500, 3rd $300, 4th $100, 5th $100

Each of the 4 categories 

1st $500

2nd $300

3rd $200

4th $150

5th $150

6th $100

7th $100

8th $100

9th $100

10th through 15th $50

Comment by BBQ Thom on a iPhone on August 18, 2015 at 7:36am
We are listed on the KCBS site
CBBQA ToY has been requested

Comment by BBQ Thom on a iPhone on August 19, 2015 at 9:10am
Address is on the blog post where you found the entry form
Emery Services
Pro box 7
Thousand Palms Ca 92276 -007
Comment by BBQ Thom on a iPhone on October 5, 2015 at 11:35am
Comment by BBQ Thom on a iPhone on October 30, 2015 at 4:03pm

Diana with the Indio Chamber writes

I have secured a one-time only ice delivery for Saturday, Nov 14th at 8 am. S & S Ice co will be on the premises for about 1 hour. They will offer single, 20lb bags of cubed ice for $ 3.50 per bag. Cash only. Direct sale from distributor. Please deliver this information to your pitmasters.
Comment by Thom Emery on October 31, 2015 at 8:21am!4m2!3m1!1s0x80daf7684dbda6a1:0xbdee179f52877e96


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