IBCA Smokin’ Log
By Lynn Shivers
Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to all of you.
IBCA presented the “Kash for Kids” Rainbow Room a check for $3,000 this year plus filling the trunk of Ms. Gina’s car with diapers and baby items. Everyone enjoyed the snacks and visiting with friends to start the holiday season.
As 2014 is coming to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to all of the Head Judges that gave up their time to make sure that you as cooks were given a fair chance in the judging area. The results may not be what you wanted but there are different judges at every event – you never know what they want on that particular day.
THANKS to the Promoters and Cooks that have supported the IBCA throughout the year. This year we will sanction 256 events from Mississippi to Hawaii.
There are several new events on the calendar for 2015 as it continues to fill up. As of the middle of December we already have 125+ events.
The TBIPAC Fall Throwdown, Marksville, LA was another success this year with 57 teams participating. This is a great event – Amy and David do an outstanding job of promoting this event that is held at the Paragon Casino. This year Jimmie & Gloria Livingston were the Head Judges – I would like to thank them plus Michelle Wade, Mata Tellman, Danny Titus, and Bruce Fontenot for their help in the judging area.
Here are just a few of the events that are on the calendar for the beginning of 2015.
Date City ST Contest Contact Telephone
1-09/10-15 Robstown TX Nueces Cty Jr. Livestock Alumni BBQ Jason 361-876-1620 Dawn
1-09/10-15 Pharr TX Pharr HEB Plus Cook-off Lupe 956-781-6121 Eddie
1-16/17-15 Alice TX BBQ Turkey Throwdown Maria 361-562-3660 Jesse
1-16/17-15 Raymondville TX Willacy County Livestock Show Kick Off Cook Off Libby 956-746-1680 Cruz
1-23/24-15 Helotes TX Old Town BBQ Cook-off Rick 210-695-5913 Dawn
1-23/24-15 Kingsville TX Kleberg Kenedy County Jr. Livestock show BBQ Chris 361-296-4296 Jesse
1-30/31-15 Victoria TX Coleto Creek BBQ Stephanie 361-564-8677 Gerald
1-30/31-15 Wharton TX Wharton Masonic Lodge BBQ Brandon 281-253-5020
1-30/31-15 Beeville TX Bee County Jr. Livestock & Homemaker BBQ Josh 361-354-3618 Jesse
2-06/07-15 Austin TX VFW 8787 “Chilly” Chili & BBQ Casey 512-576-1642 Serena
2-06/07-15 Rio Grande City TX Rio Grande City 7th Showdown Marlene 956-353-3010 Roman
2-06/07-15 Mission TX STX Courage to Change Cook-off Nadia 956-460-2234 Eddie
2-06/07-15 Brownsville TX Brownsville BPOA Scholarship Fund BBQ Kirk 956-459-6891 Jake
2-13/14-15 Buna TX Buna Redbud Cook-off Carolyn 409-289-5832 Jimmie & Gloria
2-20/21-15 Bossier City LA Smokin on the Red Piper 318-222-2855 Chris & Lori
2-20/21-15 LaFeria TX Aaron Vincent Juarez C/o Charles 956-245-4252
2-27/28-15 Cuero TX Cuero Turkeyfest Rajun Cajun C/O Brenda 361-243-6114
2-27/28-15 Irving TX Irving Elks Lodge John 972-579-0005 Laura
2-27/28-15 Kurten TX Friends of Brazos Valley Heros TX Jenni 979-450-2162 Laverne & Cathy
2-27/28-15 Mercedes TX Smokin’ on the Rio TX State Champ Chuck 956-975-1254 Lea Anne
3-06/07-15 Ennis/Waxahachie TX KofC 8417 BBQ TX State Champ Dennis Willliams 214-399-0081 Lynn
3-06/07-15 Iola TX Iola VFD BBQ Josh 979-218-6939 Laverne & Cathy
3-06/07-15 Kenedy TX Smokin’ Pits for Paws Joe 800-759-4249 Brenda
3-06/07-15 Mission TX 2nd Annual Holy Smoke Cook-Off Gilbert 956-522-2163 Jesse
3-06/07-15 San Angelo TX Republic of Texas State Championship John 325-212-4085 Jennifer
3-06/07-15 San Antonio TX 5th TTHA’s Bucks & BBQ Jennifer 210-523-8500
3-06/07-14 Adkins TX Kicaster Country Store BBQ Roger 210-393-9463
3-13/14-15 Kaufman TX Kaufman County Jr Livestock BBQ Cook-off TX Bill 214-728-4522
3-13/14-15 Pleasanton TX C of C Turnin’N Burnin BBQ Wade 830-570-3052 Dawn
3-13/14-15 San Benito TX Texas Independence Celebration & BBQ Cook-off Federico 956-245-6980
3-20/21-15 Bryan TX Jimmy Joe Worden Mem C/O Keith 979-739-8641 Laverne & Cathy
3-20/21-15 West TX West Vol. Fire Dept. George 254-709-7387 Laura
3-20/21-15 Refugio TX Refugio County Fair & Rodeo BBQ Will 361-319-0061
3-27/28-15 Alvin TX Alvin Music Festival and cook off Pat 281-850-1577 Debbie K
3-27/28-15 Elm Mott TX Post 121 American Legion Riders Annual BBQ Cook Off/Car & Bike Show Mike 254-804-9635 Kelly C.
3-27/28-15 Ft Worth TX Ft Worth Cops 4 Kids Dean 817-999-9511 Laura
3-27/28-15 Lometa TX Lometa Lions Club Carole 903-450-3360 Angie
3-27/28-15 Pharr TX HubPhest BBQ Iselda 956-402-4004 Eddie
3-27/28-15 Schertz TX VFW 8315 BBQ Mike 210-872-8568
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