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May 2, 2014

Judges needed for 2015 BBQ Festival



The class will also allow those interested in the process of competition barbecuing to attend other local competitions. As a Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) certified judge, people are able to attend, eat at, and score events throughout the country. While being a judge doesn’t pay, it does provide ample amounts of great barbecue.

Fees for attending the June class is $100 for non-KCBS members and $65 for members. The $100 will include a year’s membership with KCBS, which is valued at $35 per year, as well as class materials. It also includes a monthly subscription to a barbecue-specific magazine to aid you in your CBJ adventures.

“In order to be a CBJ, you have to be a member of the KCBS,” Moody said. “With this you get discounts on various things – such as hotel stays, barbecue products and a subscription to the monthly newsletter The Bullsheet. You get articles, recipes, stories, contest results, judging class info, contest info, basically anything and everything related to barbecue.”

The Certified Barbecue Judge class will take place Saturday, June 14 at the Laurel-London Optimist Center.  A 10 a.m. or 9 a.m. start time has yet to be decided upon as of press time. At least 24 individuals are needed to make the class happen and only 60 will be accepted. For more information, contact Travis Moody at


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