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Welcome to the 2024 Class Judges!

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2023 Ken Dakai Cup:

πŸ₯‡ Big Bobby's Q

πŸ₯ˆ Grumpy Old Patriot

πŸ₯‰ Sticks & Stones BBQ

πŸ… Waypoint BBQ

πŸ… Live Q Or Die

2023 Rookie Team of the Year:

πŸ₯‡ Big Bobby's Q

πŸ₯ˆ Angry Cock

πŸ₯‰ Whiskey Pigs Barbecue

πŸ… Red White & Cue

2023 NEBS Classic:

πŸ₯‡ Paddy McQ's

πŸ₯ˆ F.A.T.E.D.

πŸ₯‰ Up - 2 BBQ

πŸ… Live Q or Die

πŸ… ElJefe Smoke

2023 Steak Cook of the Year:

πŸ₯‡ Lindsay McDonald

πŸ₯ˆ Ed Gent

πŸ₯‰ Scott MacDonald

πŸ… Geoff Mullen

πŸ… Christine Masztal

2023 Kids-Q of the Year:

πŸ₯‡ Isabel's Backyard BBQ

πŸ₯ˆ Starla's Sinister Steak

πŸ₯‰ Sabrina - Burger Queen

πŸ… Patrick Trainor

πŸ… John Trainor

The Northeast Barbecue Society's Board of Directors and Membership would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the winners at the Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony, marking the conclusion of the successful 2023 season.

Your dedication, passion, and outstanding achievements have truly set the bar high within our barbecue community. We celebrate your hard work and commitment, and we look forward to another incredible season ahead. Here's to continued excellence and camaraderie in the world of barbecue!

We are thrilled to extend our heartfelt congratulations to this year's recipient of the prestigious Judge of the Year Award from the Northeast Barbecue Society (NEBS)!

πŸŽ–οΈRenee Camara 

She has exemplified unwavering commitment, dedication, and expertise in the role of a judge, embodying the highest standards of excellence and integrity within our barbecue community. Through their active participation, mentorship, and exemplary judging skills, she have made a profound impact, shaping the judging landscape and fostering a culture of learning and growth among peers.



Congratulations to F.A.T.E.D. !

NEBS and the all membership would like to extend a congratulations for their outstanding victory at the American Royal Invitational! Your skill, dedication, and teamwork have truly set you apart. This achievement is a testament to your hard work and passion for excellence in Barbecue.

May this win be the first of many more successes in your journey. Well done!


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