Smokin’ Log News

August, 2013

HAPPY 25th Anniversary IBCA

IBCA is entering into its 25th year of operation. The organization opened membership in July, 1989 after the 9 founding fathers settled on the set of rules that would be followed.

In 1990 there were 9 events sanctioned and 2013 is on a record pace of over 220 events from Mississippi to Hawaii. CONGRATULATIONS – it could not have been done without the support of the membership which is 800+.


The ballots have been mailed and should be in all of the membership’s hands. The ballots need to be postmarked by August 9, 2013 and returned to the P O Box 81, Keller, TX 76248.

Nominees are:
Executive Director: Brad Caraway, Andy Hollerman, Lynn Shivers, & Waldo Strein

Board of Directors at Large (2 to be elected): Toni Maynard, Angie Pruett, Michelle Wade, Steve Williams — Craig Sharry withdrew his nomination.

Secretary: Lori Griffith, Bryan McLarty

Treasurer: Laura Blount, Troy King

GOOD LUCK to all.

IBCA Annual Meeting

The annual meeting was held on Saturday, June 22, at the VFW Post 8787, Austin, TX. There were approximately 50 in attendance. THANK YOU to all of the Promoters that provided Free Entries into their events – all proceeds will go to our charity, KASH FOR KIDS.

No major rules changes – WING TIPS must be on the chicken.
Events 50+ will be uniform with 2-1/2 chickens, 9 pork spare ribs, 9 slices of brisket.
All Head Judges are to utilize the small trays for ribs and brisket and the large tray for the 2-1/2 chickens.
Ribs and brisket are to be parallel with the hinge. There will be no designation as to how many ribs on bottom – but the lid MUST close or it will be considered a marked tray.


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