IBCA History

In 1988 nine (9) interested parties (Doug Beich, Terry Blount, Henry Cutaia, 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 1600 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
11807 Westheimer Road
Suite 550 PMB 827
Houston, Texas  77077
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President / Lea Anne Lemon 512-806-3267

Secretary / Dawn Mason 512-806-3287

Our 2019 Top Cook! Lee Hickel (Redmule's Bad Ass BBQ) 680 Pts.

The IBCA board would like to announce and congratulate the Top Ten Overall Cooks of the Season. In addition to the embroidered director’s chair we would like to showcase them on our website. Please join us by celebrating each cook’s hard work to earn this recognition.

1. Lee Hickel (Redmule’s Bad Ass BBQ) 680 Pts.
2. Aaron Lesley (Texas Oil Dust) 551 Pts.
3. Jason Sagmiller (RACE CREW BBQ) 544 Pts.
4. Phil Breeden (Lucky Charms) 489 Pts.
5. Allan Freeman (Chickapicow) 474 Pts.
6. Matias Serrata (Pit Boss Smokers) 462 Pts.
7. Jerry Cardenas (Loaded Smoke!) 443 Pts.
8. Chris Hatcher (Chat N Choo BBQ) 425 Pts.
9. Caleb Warden (Business As Usual Cookers) 394 Pts.
10.Paul Whitaker (Scooter’s BBQ) 360 Pts

Top Cooks Top 10

Membership and Top Cooks runs from July 1st to June 30th of each Year.

Overall

PlaceHead CookPoints
1Phil Breeden11705.0
2Chuck Long10732.0
3Matias Serrata10058.0
4Aaron Lesley9915.0
5Allan Freeman9901.0
6Tommy Smith9717.0
7Danny Luera9223.0
8William Purvis8710.0
9Lee Hickel8173.0
10Jim Fly7842.0

IBCA Sponsors

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DFW RV Roof opened in December 2016 when owner, Mark Lamb, needed His RV roof repaired and chose FlexArmor®. He was so impressed with the product, he opened his own FlexArmor® Roof location in Denton, TX. Conveniently located approximately 45 minutes northwest of Dallas, TX just off I-35 in Denton close to several large RV dealers within a few miles of our location in case you are in need of RV parts or service.

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DFW RV Roof is pleased to offer you the experience you deserve on the installation of your new RV Roof. Go RVing with a worry-free, lifetime guarantee FlexArmor® roof that never needs caulking and will never leak.

IBCA is proud to announce that B&B Charcoal is the official Charcoal of IBCA.

Since 1961 B&B Charcoal Inc. has manufactured/distributed a complete line of quality charcoal products made from 100% natural selected woods. Through our unique processes we are able to rid our wood of the unwanted foreign materials including resins/acids. What remains is only natural fiber, accounting for the subtle, natural flavor that foods capture when cooked with our B&B Charcoal products. That process has made the B&B brand “The Expert’s Choice” for more than 50 Years!

 

 


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IBCA Hall of Fame Back to top

2019 Hall of Fame Inductees

 

Laura Blount

Jamie Geer

Nominations for 2019 are closed.

 

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 a member to nominate someone to the Hall of Fame or for a Citation of Merit:
* Must be a member in good standing.
* No self-nominations allowed.


Requirements for a member to be nominated for Hall of Fame:
* Must be a member in good standing for a minimum of 10 years.   
* Must promote IBCA in the utmost positive form.


Requirements for a member or non member to be nominated for Citation of Merit.    (i.e. promoter, cook off, charity, etc.)
* Should be able to reflect on services displayed to promote/support IBCA.
* Some humanitarian or heroic contribution that reflects on BBQ
* Contributed to BBQ with a product or innovation.

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

Requirements to sanction with IBCA:

SANCTIONED COOK-OFF – Any cook-off event with at least 15 teams, having paid the required request for sanctioning fee. Any event that fails to meet sanctioning requirements for two consecutive years, may not be eligible for re-sanctioning.

NOTE: The minimum required trays of each listed IBCA meat to be turned in at any sanctioned event shall be 15. If an IBCA meat category does not meet the minimum required tray count during the turn in window, then the event shall no longer qualify as an IBCA sanctioned event.

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

Please click on the Sanctioning Form Link and complete you will also need to pay a Non-Refundable payment of $105.00.

Contest Event Listing

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Current Year: 2020
Contest Year: 2020 | Month: 02


Ardmore Shrine Club

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STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RV spots available $15.00 per day. 1st come 1st serve
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Contest Date: 02-07-2020 - 02-08-2020
Contact Information: Shannon Houchin (P) 586-277-3643 (E) click to email
Ardmore, OK Head Judge: Judy
Region: Out of State
Notes: RV spots available $15.00 per day. 1st come 1st serve


Big Rocks BBQ

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Casi Beans and Chili, RV Park Reservations (254)897-2321
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Contest Date: 02-07-2020 - 02-08-2020
Contact Information: Dianne Stinson (P) 254-855-2767 (E) click to email
Glen Rose, TX Head Judge: Melissa
Region: 1
Notes: Casi Beans and Chili, RV Park Reservations (254)897-2321


Friends of TriClub

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Contest Information / Flier | (Click for Contest Results)
Contest Date: 02-07-2020 - 02-08-2020
Contact Information: Will Greer (P) 281-282-7461 (E) click to email
Spring, TX Head Judge: Maria
Region: 2


South Texas Courage to Change Cookoff

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Contest Date: 02-07-2020 - 02-08-2020
Contact Information: Nadia Ochoa (P) 956-687-7714 (E) click to email
McAllen, TX Head Judge: Eddie Tapia
Region: 4


Two Broke Cookers

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Contest Information / Flier | (Click for Contest Results)
Contest Date: 02-07-2020 - 02-08-2020
Contact Information: Irene E Garza (P) 361-739-8501 (E) click to email
Refugio, TX Head Judge: Josh
Region: 3


Buna Redbud Festival BBQ Cookoff

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Contest Information / Flier | No Results Posted
Contest Date: 02-14-2020 - 02-15-2020
Contact Information: Laurie Goodman (P) 409-994-5586 (E) click to email
Buna, TX Head Judge: Kevin
Region: 2


VFW Chilly Chili BBQ CookOff

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First come first served on Electricity. Steak minimum of 1 1/8\\\" Thick.
Contest Information / Flier | No Results Posted
Contest Web Page
Contest Date: 02-14-2020 - 02-15-2020
Contact Information: Lisa Hines (P) 512-633-6464 (E) click to email
Austin, TX Head Judge: Melissa
Region: 1
Notes: First come first served on Electricity. Steak minimum of 1 1/8\\\" Thick.


1st Annual Smokin for Crisman

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STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Kids Q, Free Entry (30 Entrys), Pork Chop, Grill, Charcoal and other BBQ supplies included, Pre Register Please STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contest Information / Flier | No Results Posted
Contest Date: 02-21-2020 - 02-22-2020
Contact Information: Randell Lancaster (P) 903-570-3818 (E) click to email
Longview, TX Head Judge: Kesa
Region: 1
Notes: Kids Q, Free Entry (30 Entrys), Pork Chop, Grill, Charcoal and other BBQ supplies included, Pre Register Please STATE CHAMPIONSHIP


City of Palmview

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Contest Information / Flier | No Results Posted
Contest Date: 02-21-2020 - 02-22-2020
Contact Information: Gilbert Casanova (P) 956-655-0036 (E) click to email
Palmview, TX Head Judge: Eddie
Region: 4


Victoria Livestock Show BBQ Cookoff

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Contest Information / Flier | No Results Posted
Contest Web Page
Contest Date: 02-21-2020 - 02-22-2020
Contact Information: Heather McBride (P) 361-212-3200 (E) click to email
Victoria, TX Head Judge: Rose
Region: 3


1st Annual John Hybner Memorial BBQ Cookoff

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Move in after noon on Friday Read rules to notify you are coming in early on Friday.
Contest Information / Flier | No Results Posted
Contest Date: 02-22-2020 - 02-22-2020
Contact Information: Jackie Wegener (P) 361-594-3383 (E) click to email
Shiner, TX Head Judge: Dawn
Region: 2
Notes: Move in after noon on Friday Read rules to notify you are coming in early on Friday.


Freedom Fest 2020

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Contest Information / Flier | No Results Posted
Contest Web Page
Contest Date: 02-28-2020 - 02-29-2020
Contact Information: Cassandra Perry (P) 830-232-6625 (E) click to email
Concan, TX Head Judge: Charlynn
Region: 3


Irving Elks Lodge

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Electrical Hook up's $10.00/ each night, first come first served.
Contest Information / Flier | No Results Posted
Contest Date: 02-28-2020 - 02-29-2020
Contact Information: John Gray (P) 469-834-7775 (E) click to email
Irving, TX Head Judge: Laura
Region: 1
Notes: Electrical Hook up's $10.00/ each night, first come first served.


Smokin on the Rio

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STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contest Information / Flier | No Results Posted
Contest Date: 02-28-2020 - 02-29-2020
Contact Information: Chuck Sellman (P) 956-975-1254 (E) click to email
Mercedes, TX Head Judge: Lea Anne Lemon
Region: 4

IBCA Regional Information   Back to top

Regional Representation

Region 1

Terry Blount
469-332-5066 terryblount005@gmail.com
Judy Keeney
817-304-0518 jkeeney5804@aol.com

Region 2
Kevin Miller
409-673-3884 kevinmiller@ibcabbq.org
Robin Myers
713-906-6284 r.myers3709@yahoo.com

Region 3
Jim Simola
832-788-6950 region3directorjs@gmail.com 
Luis Fernandez
830-279-3567 lmfernandez815@gmail.com

Region 4 
Oscar Garcia
956-491-8148 oscar@shallowsportboats.com
Liz Shamlian
956-245-2069 lizsham26@gmail.com

Region 5
Kristi Griffin
325-665-8387 browngriffin@live.com
Sheryl Valentine
806-683-4234 outdoorcheflubbock@gmail.com

IBCA Regional Map – Click on the map image to view a larger image.

IBCA
11807 Westheimer Road
Suite 550 PMB 827
Houston, Texas  77077


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President / Lea Anne Lemon 512-806-3267
Vice President / Ernest Servantes 830-609-7189
Secretary / Dawn Mason 512-806-3287
Treasurer / Laura Blount 817-307-2796
Director at Large / Fred Robles 956-650-5272
Director at Large / Roddy Trevino 361-459-9425

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

  • 2017 Election Results August 24, 2017 Congratulations to those who won!  Thank you to all those who have served and to those who put their names on the ballot! Potential Voters: 1162 Number of Voters:  574 (Some Voters chose not to answer all the ballot question) Thank you for your support. IBCA The Question Was: Please select 1 Person to be President. Craig Sharry – Number of Votes: 322 Lars ... Read more about this post
  • 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

Membership    Back to top

Membership and Top Cooks runs from July 1st to June 30th 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