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This website is intended to be your one-stop shop for KCBS, SCA and backyard BBQ competitions in California, Arizona, Utah and Nevada.

Use the filters below to select your preferred sanctioning body and find a competition near you. When you click on a date with an event, more information will appear below the calendar. Click on that event listing for registration details. For a full list of Southwest BBQ Comps, scroll down the page.

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Full List of Southwest BBQ Comps

The below list of Southwest BBQ Comps is broken up into 3-month intervals – with a few competition BBQ recipes and tips sprinkled in between. Use the filters to select your preferred sanctioning body and find a competition near you. Red comps are KCBS. Blue comps are SCA and Black comps are backyard. 

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january

13janAll Day14KCBS – Slab-O-RamaBullhead City, AZ

13janAll DaySCA - Slab-O-RamaBullhead City, Arizona

february

04febAll DaySCA - Bama-Q TV Roll the Dice in Vegas (TBD)Las Vegas

24febAll Day25KCBS - Downtown Mesa Brews & Blues FestivalMesa, Arizona

COMPETITION BBQ TIPS & RECIPES

CHICKEN
RIBS
PORK
Competition Brisket Turn-In Box
BRISKET

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march

03marAll Day04KCBS - Golden State Battle VHollister, CA

09mar(mar 9)12:00 am12(mar 12)11:59 pmSCA – 2023 World ChampionshipFort Worth, Texas

10marAll Day11KCBS - Yuma BBQ & Brew FestYuma, Arizona

april

28aprAll Day29KCBS - Perris BBQ, Boots & BrewPerris, California


MORE COMPETITION BBQ TIPS


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West Coast Steak Championship Series
BBQ Pit Stop Steak Championship Series
The Pitmasters Podcast
Nevada BBQ Association
California BBQ Association

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