14th annual Original BBQ Championships


HURON — There were 49 KCBS Teams that participated in the KCBS Master Series competition — a record number of teams joining the fun from six different states. The prize pot was sweetened by a $3,000 donation from Smithfield Foods.

The first-time KCBS Standalone Rib Competition had 30 contestants and 17 BackYard competitors fed the public with their cooking. These competitors were also judged  and then the public was able to vote for their favorites in the People’s Choice awards.

KCBS Winners in each category:

Main contest Overall Winners
• Grand Champion – Spitfire – Fargo ND - $ 2,860
• Reserve Champion - Last Call Heroes BBQ – Pierre  - $2,300
• 3rd Overall – SinCircle BBQ – Brandon  - $925

Chicken:
• 1st Place – Non Vegan – from Huron   -$414 payout
• 2nd Place – Spitfire – Fargo ND - $358
• 3rd Place -  Shiggin & Grinnin – Delano MN - $302

Ribs:
• 1st Place – Parrot Head Smokers – Dakota Dunes,  - $414
• 2nd – Who Dat BBQ – Vermillion  - $358
• 3rd – Subtle Smoke – Watertown  - $302

Pork:
• 1st – Borgy the BBQ Butcher – Eagle Bend MN $414
• 2nd – Phoenix BBQ – Stillwater MN - $358
• 3rd – Piggin’Whiskey O.G. – Oak Grove MO - $302

Brisket:
• 1st – Spitfire – Fargo ND - $414
• 2nd – Last Call Heroes BBQ – Pierre  - $358
• 3rd – SinCircle BBQ – Brandon  - $302
 
Turkey Smoke Category
Turkey Smoke was a new KCBS sanctioned category in conjunction with the National Turkey Federation — prize money: $1,000 total to 5 top place winners with 24 teams competing. Turkey product donated by Dakota Provisions.
• 1st – BamBQ – Cedar Rapids IA - $425
• 2nd – Borgy the BBQ Butcher – Eagle Bend MN – $200
• 3rd – Dirty Little Pigs – Starkweather ND - $150

Backyard BBQ – Judged:

Brisket:
• 1st – AJU BBQ – Huron  - $150
• 2nd – Maple Street BBQ – Rapid City  - $50
• 3rd - Checkered BBQ – Lake Preston  - $25

Turkey:
• 1st - AJU BBQ – Huron  - $150
• 2nd – Tap + Bucket – Long Prairie MN - 450
• 3rd - Up in Sauce and Smoke  Huron  - $25

Pork:
• 1st - Brothers BBQ – Mooreton ND - $150
• 2nd - Up in Sauce and Smoke  Huron  - $50
• 3rd - Checkered BBQ – Lake Preston  - $25

Lamb:
• 1st – Brothers BBQ – Mooreton ND - $150
• 2nd - AJU BBQ – Huron  - $50
• 3rd – Up in Sauce and Smoke  Huron  - $25

Peoples Choice:

Brisket:
• 1st – AJU BBQ – Huron  - $125
• 2nd - Brothers BBQ – Mooreton ND - $75
• 3rd – Trap Hogs – Fargo NE - $50

Turkey:
• 1st – AJU BBQ – Huron  - $125
• 2nd – Super Mario BBQ – Huron  - $75
• 3rd – Vazquez Smoke BBQ  Huron  - $50

Pork:
• 1st – AJU BBQ – Huron  - $125
• 2nd - Up in Sauce and Smoke  Huron  - $75
• 3rd – Bear Bonz BBQ – Glenrock WY - $50

Lamb:
• 1st - AJU BBQ – Huron  - $125
• 2nd - Up in Sauce and Smoke  Huron  - $75
• 3rd – Brothers BBQ – Mooreton ND - $50

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