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March 26, 2012

1st Annual Chester’s Harley BBQ & Bikes

1st Annual Chester Harley BBQ A beautiful $10,000 Harley Nightster was up for grabs for the total points winner for the 1st Annual Chester’s Harley BBQ and Bikes at the Chesters Harley store in Mesa, Arizona, on March 24, 2012.

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March 11, 2012

1st Annual Santa Anita Park Winners’ Circle BBQ Championship

Morning training There is something mesmerizing about a thoroughbred horse in full gallop with nostrils flaring with the jockey hanging on as if for dear life.  The sound of a British-accented announcer completed the picture for the BBQ teams gathered

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February 14, 2012

Slap Yo’ Daddy BBQ made a repeat appearance as California’s top Team of the Year for a second year in a row

So. Cal. Q-Fest Feb 11, 2012, Awards Ceremony 2011 Calif. TOY. 1st Pork, 3rd Chicken, 4th Ribs, 5th Brisket Slap Yo’ Daddy BBQ made a repeat appearance as California’s top Team of the Year for a second year in a

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January 31, 2012

Music Brews and BBQ, Lake Havasu City, AZ

Rental U-Haul truck to get out of the wind; notice that only one WSM was usedNorth winds 25-35 mph; gusts to 45 mph. Yikes! When the National weather service issued an extreme caution Wind Advisory for the upper Colorado River

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January 16, 2012

Kansas City BBQ Society Awards Banquet

Banquet under a big white tent A couple of hundred pit masters, crew, and family from all over the country attended the Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) awards banquet held in San Diego to honor the winners of the 2011

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December 31, 2011

Wild West BBQ Championship, Knotts Berry Farm, CA

  Grand Champion 1st chicken, 1st pork, 2nd Brisket. 7th GC for 2011 Although the West has fewer professional BBQ contests than the rest of the country, we have the weather advantage of being able to have a yearlong BBQ

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December 20, 2011

Holiday Cookoff for Kids, Mesa, Arizona

Grand Champion Day #2 In December, I pulled off something I’ve not done before which was to teach two classes the first weekend and then compete in a double header contest the following weekend, with both the class and contest

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December 3, 2011

Dec 3 and 4 – Slap Yo Daddy BBQ partners with BBQ Island in Tempe, AZ, to teach BBQ 101 classes in Arizona

Slap Yo Daddy BBQ Class with Harry Soo – Part 1 Posted by Kurt on 12/5/2011 to Cooking Classes Slap Yo Daddy BBQ Class The amazing Harry Soo came out last weekend and put on a couple of classes. Boy howdy

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November 15, 2011

Smokin on the Delta in Antioch, CA

Wet and Rainy Night The last contest for 2011 in Northern California was hosted by the city of Antioch which rests on edge of the Delta that feeds into San Francisco Bay.   It was held in conjunction with Antioch’s Fall

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September 25, 2011

Dana Point BBQ Championships

100 foot Blue Whale comes up for air The Cadillac of all California BBQ competitions came in with a roar at the end of September.  The 1st Annual Dana Point BBQ Championship treated its BBQ teams with such luxury, most of

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