Kansas state championship Battle of the Brisket Mission, Kansas

Mission, KAN (May 14, 2009): The “Battle of the Brisket” Kansas state championship is scheduled for Friday night, September 18, 6:00 – 10:30 p.m., and Saturday, September 19, 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., at the Sylvester Powell, Jr. Community Center, 6200 Martway, in Mission, according to Suzie Gibbs, Chairman, Mission Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The “Battle of the Brisket State Championship”, a BBQ contest sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society. Entry fee for team participants is $125 and includes a 25’w x 18’d space (3 parking spaces). Each team must be able to fit all of its equipment, cooking devices, tents, etc. into this space. Addition 9’w x 18’w (1 parking space is $75.00.) Electricity is $25.00. Teams interested in competing must complete and submit a registration form with entry fee by Monday, August 28st, 2009 at 5:00 pm. After August 28, the entry fee will be $175.00. Applications with complete details are available on-line at www.MissionCVB.org, or by contacting Amy Richards, barbecue coordinator (913) 722-8223.
The “Battle of the Brisket” is a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned event. Ribbons and cash prizes will be given through 10th place in the categories of Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork, Beef Brisket, Side Dish and Dessert. The Grand Champion Team will receive $1,500 in cash, a plaque, and certificate. The Reserve Champion Team will receive $750 and a plaque. Teams must compete in all meat categories to be eligible to be considered for the championship designation.

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