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International Barbeque Cookers Association

About IBCA

International Barbeque Cookers Association’s purpose is to develop and bolster equitable competitive Barbeque cooking internationally.”  We give competitive cookers the peace of mind when their product is placed in the judging area. IBCA shall know no boundaries nationally or internationally.

IBCA History

In 1988 nine (9) interested parties (Doug Beich, Terry Blount, Henry Cutaia (d), Jim Hudgins,
Tom Kennedy, Obie Obermark, Charlie Rogers, Jeff Shivers, and Waldo Strein) met for the first time in Irving, Texas to discuss the possibilities of starting a new BBQ organization. We spent the first year writing a constitution, by-laws, and cook-off rules. The intent of the IBCA is to offer a set of uniform cook-off rules that are fair and “user friendly” for the cooks. In 1989 we opened up the membership in IBCA. We currently have over 700 members.

Competition BBQ

As the sport of competition BBQ cooking grows IBCA has grown with it. From the beginning until now we have built a great reputation of assisting BBQ promoters, providing information and offering a fair judging system to all participants.

Contact Information

IBCA
202 Walton Way
Ste 192-200
Cedar Park Texas 78613
or
Email Us
Executive Director / Craig Sharry 512-806-3267
Secretary / Sara Trevino 512-806-3287

Our 2016 Top Cooks!

The IBCA board would like to announce and congratulate the Top Ten Overall Cooks of the 2016 Season. In addition to the embroidered directors chair they will receive, we would like to showcase them on our website and on social media. Starting tomorrow, we will introduce each top ten cook with their bio and pictures. Please join us by celebrating each cooks hard work to earn this recognition

1. Danny Luera
2. Fred Robles
3. Steve Shamlian
4. Arnie Segovia
5. Cruz Tijerina
6. Chuck Salinas
7. Matias Serrata
8. Kelly Curtis
9. Gene Pruett
10. Chris Hatcher

Top Cooks Top 10

Membership and Top Cooks runs from September 1st to August 31st of each Year.

IBCA will recognize a Cook of the Year based on points earned Sept 1 thru Aug 31 of each year. Cook of the Year points will be accumulated based strictly on the points that are earned at an IBCA event. There will be no multipliers based on size of contest. You must be an IBCA member at the time of the event to earn points. At the end of of the contest year the top 10 winners will be awarded a prize to be announced. All points accrued from Sept 1st 2015 thru now will be adjusted to reflect this new point system. Any ties will be broken the same as at a cook off. Brisket will be first tie breaker, then ribs, then chicken, then Pork Butt. If this does not break a tie then the BOD will decide the tie breaker. Points are assigned based on the following;
For each category 10pts – 1st place | 9pts – 2nd place | 8pts – 3rd place | 7pts – 4th place | 6pts – 5th place | 5pts – 6th place | 4pts – 7th place | 3pts – 8th place | 2pts – 9th place | 1pt – 10th place
Overall Points are determined by a summary of points from the primary categories.



2017 2016 2015 2014 2013

Overall Chicken Ribs Pulled Pork Brisket

Danny Luera (Inhognito) 281 Pts.
Fred Robles (Rio Valley Meat) 244 Pts.
Matias Serrata (Pit Boss Smokers) 239 Pts.
Steve Shamlian (Team SAS) 204 Pts.
Cruz Tijerina (Boot Co.) 196 Pts.
David Gonzalez (Blowin' Smoke Cooking Team) 195 Pts.
Eloy De Leon (Los Buzzards) 186 Pts.
Terry Johnson (J3 BBQ) 172 Pts.
Raul Rodriguez (RJ's BIG BOY BBQ) 166 Pts.
Justin Flores (Faimly Grillers) 163 Pts.

IBCA Hall of Fame Back to top

In 2017, IBCA will proudly unveil its very own Hall of Fame.  Nominees can be submitted by any current member of the organization, but must follow within the parameters laid out by the Board of Directors.  You can download the document below and e-mail or mail it back to the Board or you can submit online below.  Thank you for your help in recognizing our members for this prestigious honor.  Deadline for nominations is May 1, 2017.

The International BBQ Cookers Association Hall of Fame is an honor bestowed upon those who have shown to be true ambassadors of our organization. These members (and/or promoters) exemplify what IBCA is truly about: the integrity it brings to the BBQ world and the continued outreaching support of countless charities throughout its years of existence.
Requirements for members to nominate:
– Must be a member in good standing.
– No self-nominations allowed.

Requirements for members to be nominated:
– Must be a member in good standing with at least
10 years of competing/service.
– Must promote IBCA in the utmost positive form.

Requirements for non-members to be nominated (i.e. Promoters, supportive cook team members)
– Should be able to reflect on services displayed to promote/support IBCA.Please complete the form below or you can download the application and send it in.

Nomination Form

Nomination Download

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There are many reasons why I choose to cook IBCA competitions. Of these reasons, integrity is the most important to me. I know that when I enter an IBCA event, I can rest assure that the judging and awards will be handled with professionalism and trust-worthiness. I really enjoy seeing the pride IBCA judges exude when working the event. Consistency of rules is another reason I prefer IBCA. I know that wherever I go in the state, as long as it’s an IBCA cookoff, I will have the same set of rules as the over events I’ve competed in. IBCA doesn’t allow their judges to create new or omit existing rules. Finally, I would say the camaraderie of the competitors in IBCA is a driving reason why I choose to cook events sanctioned by the organization. I love pulling up on site and seeing friends from around the state that I would have never met had it not been for IBCA. When you walk around the cookoffs you’ll see many cooks hanging out together, sharing a drink and engaging in spirited conversations. These are just a few of the many reasons why I cook and will continue to cook IBCA events.

Dennis Butterworth
Pitmaster – WarPig BBQ

IBCA Sanctioning   Back to top

Please click on the Sanctioning Form Link and complete you will also need to pay a Non-Refundable payment of $35.00.

This must be received 90 DAYS prior to your cook-off.

We will then send you a complete new Promoter’s Book and updated IBCA membership mail list. A completed Form 99, Entry List, and Form 105, Winner’s List, with $4.00 per cook attached must be received no later than 15 days after the event. Judging trays will be furnished by the IBCA Head Judge at the cost of $0.50 per Styrofoam container.

(If large trays are used, cost per container of $1.00 each)

*Note: Head Judges expenses (mileage & hotel).

If you prefer to download the application and mail in with your fee click here 

Contest Event Listing

Select Contest Year to see events and results
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013

Select Month: Select Region:


7th TTHs Bucks BBQ


Contest Flyer | (Click for Contest Results)
Contest Date: 03-03-2017 - 03-04-2017
Contact Information: Jennifer (P) 210-523-8500 (E) click to email
San Antonio, TX Head Judge: Dawn
Region: 3


Spirit Of Texas BBQ CookOff


Contest Flyer | (Click for Contest Results)
Contest Web Page
Contest Date: 03-03-2017 - 03-04-2017
Contact Information: Nathan Geick (P) 936-348-1931 (E) click to email
College Station, Tx Head Judge: Laverne and Cathy
Region: 2


Republic of Tx Independence

Texas State Championship
Contest Flyer | (Click for Contest Results)
Contest Date: 03-03-2017 - 03-04-2017
Contact Information: John (P) 325-212-4085 (E) click to email
San Angelo, Tx Head Judge: Jennifer
Region: 4


Rattlesnake BBQ Cook Off


Contest Flyer | (Click for Contest Results)
Contest Date: 03-03-2017 - 03-04-2017
Contact Information: Robert Billman (P) 254-396-0129 (E) click to email
Walnut Springs, TX Head Judge: Judy Keeney
Region: 1


American Legion Post 99 First Annual Cookout


Contest Flyer | (Click for Contest Results)
Contest Date: 03-03-2017 - 03-04-2017
Contact Information: Steve Llacuna (P) 361-219-7382 (E) click to email
Kingsville, TX Head Judge: Lea Anne
Region: 3


Freedom Fest


Contest Flyer | (Click for Contest Results)
Contest Date: 03-03-2017 - 03-04-2017
Contact Information: cassandra perry (P) 830-232-6625 (E) click to email
Concan, TX Head Judge: Charlynn
Region: 3


Texas Independence Day Celebration BBQ Cookoff


Contest Flyer | (Click for Contest Results)
Contest Date: 03-10-2017 - 03-11-2017
Contact Information: Carolina Garza (P) 9562454202 (E) click to email
San Benito, TX Head Judge: Eddie
Region: 3


ABC Burning Meat


Contest Flyer | (Click for Contest Results)
Contest Date: 03-10-2017 - 03-11-2017
Contact Information: Kathy Burnette (P) 361-289-5311 (E) click to email
Sinton, TX Head Judge: Jesse
Region: 3


Guns Hoses Cookin for Kids


Contest Flyer | (Click for Contest Results)
Contest Web Page
Contest Date: 03-10-2017 - 03-11-2017
Contact Information: John Spragins (P) 9407338379 (E) click to email
Wichita Falls, TX Head Judge: Dana
Region: 1


Turn n Burn Cook Off


(Click for Contest Results)
Contest Web Page
Contest Date: 03-10-2017 - 03-11-2017
Contact Information: Wade (P) 830-569-2163 (E) click to email
Pleasanton, TX Head Judge: Dawn
Region: 3


Big Rocks Chili BBQ Blowout

Full hook ups for RV.- when calling for reservations, tell them you are with the cookoff
Contest Flyer | (Click for Contest Results)
Contest Date: 03-10-2017 - 03-11-2017
Contact Information: Dianne Stimson (P) 254-855-2767 (E) click to email
Glen Rose, Tx Head Judge:
Region: 1


Kaufman County Livestock Show BBQ


Contest Flyer | (Click for Contest Results)
Contest Date: 03-10-2017 - 03-11-2017
Contact Information: Bill (P) 214-729-4522 (E) click to email
Kaufman, TX Head Judge: Kesa Giles
Region: 1


Sweetwater Rattlesnake RoundUp


(Click for Contest Results)
Contest Date: 03-10-2017 - 03-11-2017
Contact Information: Liz Gutierrez (P) 325-864-6657 (E) click to email
Sweetwater, TX Head Judge: Jennifer & Kristi
Region: 4


15th James Jim Kovch Memorial


Contest Flyer | (Click for Contest Results)
Contest Date: 03-17-2017 - 03-18-2017
Contact Information: Keith (P) 979-776-1661 (E) click to email
Bryan, TX Head Judge: Lavern & Cathy
Region: 2


Cowboys Dancehall Shootout


Contest Flyer | (Click for Contest Results)
Contest Web Page
Contest Date: 03-17-2017 - 03-18-2017
Contact Information: Danny Perez (P) 210-646-9378 (E) click to email
San Antonio, TX Head Judge: Brenda
Region: 3


West Vol Fire Dept


Contest Flyer | (Click for Contest Results)
Contest Date: 03-17-2017 - 03-18-2017
Contact Information: George, Jr. (P) 254-709-7387 (E) click to email
West, TX Head Judge: Laura
Region: 1


Lake Ray Roberts Elks


Contest Flyer | (Click for Contest Results)
Contest Date: 03-17-2017 - 03-18-2017
Contact Information: Barbara (P) 940-595-6326 (E) click to email
Sanger, TX Head Judge: Judy Keeney
Region: 1


RCFA BBQ COOK OFF


Contest Flyer | No Results Posted
Contest Date: 03-17-2017 - 03-18-2017
Contact Information: Scott Payne (P) 3613182474 (E) click to email
Refugio, TX Head Judge: Gerald
Region: 3


Crusader Cook Off


Contest Flyer | No Results Posted
Contest Web Page
Contest Date: 03-17-2017 - 03-18-2017
Contact Information: Brittiny Eiben (P) (E) click to email
Tomball, TX Head Judge: Mary Lynn
Region: 2


Route 49 Rally and Festival


Contest Flyer | No Results Posted
Contest Date: 03-17-2017 - 03-18-2017
Contact Information: James (P) 972-226-7205 (E) click to email
Jefferson, Tx Head Judge: Keke
Region: 1


4th Gruenau Hall BBQ


Contest Flyer | No Results Posted
Contest Date: 03-24-2017 - 03-25-2017
Contact Information: Dianna Metting (P) 361.564.9513 (E) click to email
Yorktown, TX Head Judge: Jesse
Region: 3


Ft Worth Cops4Kids


No Results Posted
Contest Web Page
Contest Date: 03-24-2017 - 03-25-2017
Contact Information: Dean (P) 817-999-9511 (E) click to email
Ft. Worth, TX Head Judge: Laura
Region: 1


3nd Annual BPOA Scholarship CookOff


Contest Flyer | No Results Posted
Contest Date: 03-24-2017 - 03-25-2017
Contact Information: Kirk Massey (P) 956-459-6891 (E) click to email
Brownsville, TX Head Judge: Jake
Region: 3


Geronimo VFW Post 8456 BBQ


Contest Flyer | No Results Posted
Contest Date: 03-24-2017 - 03-25-2017
Contact Information: Bill (P) 830-481-6311 (E) click to email
Geronimo, TX Head Judge: Brenda
Region: 3


South 40 BBQ CookOff


Contest Flyer | No Results Posted
Contest Date: 03-24-2017 - 03-25-2017
Contact Information: Christy Jones (P) 2542248273 (E) click to email
Waco, TX Head Judge: Melissa B
Region: 1


Cleveland Livestock Show BBQ Cook Off


Contest Flyer | No Results Posted
Contest Date: 03-24-2017 - 03-25-2017
Contact Information: Angela Turner (P) 281-797-8844 (E) click to email
Cleveland, TX Head Judge: Charlynn
Region: 2


Christine VFD BBQ Cook Off


Contest Flyer | No Results Posted
Contest Date: 03-31-2017 - 04-01-2017
Contact Information: Jackie (P) 830-570-9571 (E) click to email
Christine, TX Head Judge: Jeff
Region: 3


Comal County Child Abuse Prevention Month


Contest Flyer | No Results Posted
Contest Date: 03-31-2017 - 04-01-2017
Contact Information: Blake Hartman (P) 830-312-9704 (E) click to email
New Braunfels, TX Head Judge: Nick
Region: 3


Iola VFD BBQChili Cookoff


Contest Flyer | No Results Posted
Contest Date: 03-31-2017 - 04-01-2017
Contact Information: Betty Moore (P) 512-539-6792 (E) click to email
Iola, TX Head Judge: Laverne & Cathy
Region: 2


2nd Annual Beeville Spring Fest BBQ Cook Off


Contest Flyer | No Results Posted
Contest Date: 03-31-2017 - 04-01-2017
Contact Information: Matias Serrata (P) 361-318-8007 (E) click to email
Beeville, TX Head Judge: Jim & Rose
Region: 3


Rosenberg Masonic Lodge 881 12th Annual Texas State Championship Cook Off


Contest Flyer | No Results Posted
Contest Date: 03-31-2017 - 04-01-2017
Contact Information: Albert J. Davis (P) 281-682-1692 (E) click to email
Rosenberg, Tx Head Judge: Ed and Robin
Region: 2


Knights of Columbus 13th annual Barbecue Cookoff


Contest Flyer | No Results Posted
Contest Date: 03-31-2017 - 04-01-2017
Contact Information: Loren Hedrick (P) 682-551-2238 (E) click to email
Irving, TX Head Judge: Kelly C
Region: 1


Cindy Riehs Memorial


Contest Flyer | No Results Posted
Contest Date: 03-31-2017 - 04-01-2017
Contact Information: Kaitlin Wittnebert (P) 361-571-2052 (E) click to email
Inez, TX Head Judge: Josh
Region: 3


Luling Oil Museum Annual Roughneck Chili BBQ Cook off


Contest Flyer | No Results Posted
Contest Date: 03-31-2017 - 04-01-2017
Contact Information: Trey (P) 830-875-3214 (E) click to email
Luling, TX Head Judge: Brenda
Region: 2


City of Elsa Tejano Conjunto Festival Cook off


Contest Flyer | No Results Posted
Contest Date: 03-31-2017 - 04-01-2017
Contact Information: Miguel Gallegos (P) 9564586465 (E) click to email
Elasa, Tx Head Judge: Eddie
Region: 3


Lonestar guardians cookoff


Contest Flyer | No Results Posted
Contest Date: 03-31-2017 - 04-01-2017
Contact Information: Roger Delong (P) 9363911489 (E) click to email
Wallisville, TX Head Judge: Kevin & Debbie
Region: 2


Flying Pig Rockin Blues


Contest Flyer | No Results Posted
Contest Date: 03-31-2017 - 04-01-2017
Contact Information: Hector (P) 702-860-2758 (E) click to email
Brownsville, TX Head Judge: Jake
Region: 3

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IBCA Regional Information   Back to top

IBCA has moved away from the “PIT” structure and moved towards a Regional System of additional money.

Regional Representation

Region 1 (Regional Facebook)
Walker Keeney
817-304-1781 coyotecreekbbq@aol.com
Brad Caraway
903-573-2820 brad.caraway@yahoo.com
Region 2 (Regional Facebook)
Allan Freeman
281-450-7572 afreeman@ibcabbq.org
Kevin Miller
409-673-3884 kevinmiller@ibcabbq.org

Region 3 (Regional Facebook)
Steve Jimenez
210-748-7531 sj1075@gmail.com
Roddy Trevino
361-459-9425 roddytrevino@gmail.com

Region (Regional Facebook)
Aaron Lesley
432-230-3073 Aaron@westtexasoilees.com
John Luce
325-212-4085 rotbbq@gmail.com

Region 5 (Regional Facebook)
Lance Moore
806-292-1078 lmoore@westtexaspitmasters.com
Todd Stewart
806-252-6513 stewart.todd@att.net

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IBCA
202 Walton WaySte 192-200
Cedar Park Texas 78613
or
Click Here to email the Board
Executive Director / Craig Sharry 512-806-3267
Secretary / Sara Trevino 512-806-3287

Why International Barbecue Cookers Association?   Back to top

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Why do I cook IBCA?

We cook IBCA events because it’s an organized event. “This is how it’s gonna go, these are the rules, pay to play and have. Nice day!” We have gained something through IBCA that we weren’t expecting at all, and that’s a whole new group of family and friends. Making your rounds at a cook off to see everyone is my favorite part. (Winning money isn’t so bad either!) All these cookers become a part of your life, and for that we feel truly blessed! Also now that the kids are getting outside and cooking is the best thing yet! This BBQ world is like a never ending learning experience and I’m glad these kids are interested and are becoming the next generation of cookers! Thanks IBCA!

Reba beard/ Justin Flores
Family grillers

Why IBCA?

I cook IBCA competition because I think they are the BEST sanctioning organization in Texas. Simply put they make sure all cooks are on a level playing field in the judging area. This means a lot. It shows they care about our product and that every cook has an equal opportunity.

Anonymous

News and Information   Back to top

The Smokin’ Log is IBCA’s Newsletter to keep all the teams and members up to date on changes and information.  Board Reports are reports from the board about IBCA, rule changes, sanctioning requests and overall organizational information.

Newsletters and Board Reports

  • FEBRUARY BOARD REPORT: February 14, 2017 The IBCA Board of Directors met on Feb 11, 2017.  This was another productive meeting and I would like to thank all BOD members for attending.  I will attempt to give a recap of this meeting and make a few announcements as well. As promised, the BOD is working on a code of conduct for IBCA ... Read more about this post
  • IBCA Membership Update January 2, 2017 Hello fellow IBCA members and welcome to 2017.  Today I am announcing an exciting new way that IBCA will keep track of it’s members.  I will try to make this as simple as possible.  However if anyone gets confused feel free to send an email to info@ibcabbq.org and we will help answer any questions you ... Read more about this post
  • Region Voting Results September 23, 2016 2016/2017 Voting Results for IBCA Regional Director Elections 2016/2017 Voting Results for IBCA Regional Director Elections Total Number of Potential Voters (Active Members): 724 Number of Voters (Active Members): 452 Percentage of Members Voting: 62% Voted Region 1 (63% Voted) Position 1: Walker Keeney Position 2: Brad Caraway Region 2 (59% Voted) Position 1: Allan Freeman Position 2: Kevin Miller Region 3 (69% Voted) Position 1: Roddy ... Read more about this post
  • Annual Meeting Report for August 5, 2016 August 7, 2016 All IBCA Members, August 5, 2016 we held our annual IBCA meeting. This meeting was well attended with over 90 people in attendance. We had over $18,000 in prizes and free entries to raffle. A lot of fun was had by everyone and the members had a lot of input to the future of IBCA. I am ... Read more about this post
  • May 15, 2016 – Closing of Louisiana Pit May 15, 2016 Fellow IBCA Members,   Effective May 6, 2016 I accepted the resignation of Danny Titus as Louisiana Pit Director. Danny had served as Pit Director since appointed by Lynn Shivers when BCA was formed and Andy Hollerman had resigned. Myself and the BOD would like to thank Danny for serving as the Louisiana Pit Director. At this time there ... Read more about this post
  • March 12, 2016 – Incident involving IBCA members Pleasanton Altercation April 6, 2016 All IBCA Members, On March 12, 2016 there was an incident involving IBCA members at the Turn N Burn cook off in Pleasanton, Texas.  After reviewing the incident the Board felt like there were some offenses that warranted discipline action. For his actions in the incident Gerald Maynard resigned from the position of Pit Director of the ... Read more about this post
  • September, 2015 August 23, 2015 IBCA Smokin’ Log By Lynn Shivers September, 2015 Thanks to all that voted this year – the online voting was a success with almost twice as many voting than in the past. Introducing the elected IBCA BOD for 2015-2017 Ex. Director – Craig Sharry Secretary – Sara Trevino Treasurer – Joey Smith BOD at Large: (2) Lars Flores Michelle Wade All terms are 2 years. Congratulations and ... Read more about this post
  • August, 2015 August 7, 2015 THANKS to all attended the annual IBCA meeting in Austin. 80+ in attendance – also, THANKS to all of the Promoters that donated Free Entries —and to those that donated their product for the raffle. All money raised will be given to KASH FOR KIDS, Community Partners of Tarrant County, an emergency pantry for ... Read more about this post
  • July, 2015 Smokin’ Log July 7, 2015 Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 1, 2015 for the Annual IBCA Meeting in Austin at the VFW Post 8787, 500 VFW Rd., Austin, TX. 10:00 a.m. – The VFW will be cooking hamburgers for lunch, $6.00. We have received several FREE ENTRIES for the raffle and anyone wanting to donate anything for the raffle items ... Read more about this post
  • “June” 2015″ June 11, 2015 Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 1, 2015 for the Annual IBCA Meeting in Austin at the VFW Post 8787. Time to be announced. ELECTION YEAR Remember 2015 will be election year with all positions to be filled. Executive Director Secretary Treasurer Board of Director at Large (2) These are 2 year terms. Stop and think about who you would like ... Read more about this post

Membership    Back to top

Membership and Top Cooks runs from September 1st to August 31st of each Year.

Benefits of Membership

  • Increased Prize Money.
  • Adds your team team points towards Top Cook.
  • Support of Events, Information and promotion of BBQ.

If you have any questions please send us an email