IBS Team of the Year


Hello BBQ Competition Teams,

Download, fill out & send in your IBS Team Of The Year application today and it is “FREE” to enter!!

So far we have received only 6 IBS “TOY” applications for the 2014 Competition Season.  The deadline of March 31st is fast approaching and we want to see as many teams as possible compete for the Team Of The Year.

Lets make it our best year ever and see if we can get at least 25 teams to participate for 2014.  The IBS board & Its members knows you guys love BBQ competitions and what better way to start your season than to enter our “TOY” contest today.

Rules, 2014 declaration form, and 2014 standings are available by clicking here.

We look forward to seeing each and everyone of you on the BBQ Competition trail this season.

If you have any questions or if there is anything I can do for you and your team, please do not hesitate to call.


Francis Dutton
IBS Secretary
2501 Eastern Ave. N.E.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Senior Q 2013, Iowa Style

IMG_1151A project that originated in Iowa, designated as “Senior Q”, has just completed its ninth straight year at Sunnyview Care Facility, in Ankeny, Iowa. Sunnyview is an adult care live in facility, established to assist those in need of care in the later stages of life. They house approximately 100 residents, and have a very professional and caring staff.

Once again, the event was an amazing success. This years project was on October 20th.

This year, as in years past, members of the Iowa BBQ Society gathered bright and early to begin preparation for the days activities. Over 15 volunteers showed up to help with the event. Its a big deal to the Society, and its a big deal to the residents of Sunnyview. Family members and residents were invited to share in something from the past, a day of bbq. And what better people to provide it than the Iowa BBQ Society. An estimated 3-400 people showed up to participate, and enjoy some of the best bbq the state has to offer. In fact, it may even be THE best in the nation. The head cooks, Shad and Darren of Smokey D’s BBQ, have won some of the largest bbq competitions in the Nation. Hawgeyes BBQ was also on hand to assist. Volunteers drove as far 4 hours to help out. Everyone had the same goal in mind, to reinforce the fact that our senior citizens are still important to us. We were able to accomplish this goal. Comments like “I haven’t seen him eat this much since hes’ been here”, and “we can’t tell you how much this means to her”, were common. The spread of food was amazing, with beef, pork, chicken, hot dogs, sides, desserts, and beverages. And, it was all free. Special thanks to the Sunnyview staff, and the volunteers who showed up from the Iowa BBQ Society. They were Arden, Alicia, Bob, Andy, Bret, Mike, BJ, Fred, Marilyn, Tom, Shad, Darren, Rick, Mike, and Anne. People like this are the backbone of the BBQ Society.

Senior Q has spread across the nation over the past 9 years. Thousands of Seniors have been treated to a bbq through various projects and organizations. More important, they have been treated to some recognition and attention. If you want to find out more about senior q, just google it, its now a part of history, and will continue to be a part of the future.

by: Mike Tucker

2014 BBQ Contest List

Contest dates for 2014 with more information to follow about the individual contests (additional contest dates will be posted as they become available):

  1. Feb 22 is the Ryan Trumble Caveman BBQ Competition Benefit in Red Oak
  2. Feb 28 & March 1 is Fire on Ice in Isle, MN (International Ice BBQ Society sanctioned)
  3. April 18 & 19 is the Frostbuster BBQ contest in Colo
  4. April 25 & 26 is the Central Iowa Expo BBQ, Cruise and Brew in Boone (KCBS sanctioned)
  5. April 26 & 27 is the Central Iowa Expo BBQ, Cruise and Brew in Boone (KCBS sanctioned)
  6. May 3 & 4 is the BBQ Battle at the Fort contest in Fort Dodge
  7. May 9 & 10 is BBQ in the Bluffs in Council Bluffs (KCBS sanctioned)
  8. May 24 & 25 is Smokin’ in the Junction in West Des Moines (KCBS sanctioned)
  9. May 30 & 31 is the Smokin’ in Steel BBQ Competition in Owatonna, MN
  10. June 6 & 7 is Bridge City BBQ Fest in Ottumwa (KCBS sanctioned)
  11. June 7 is Smokin’ in Beebeetown
  12. June 20 & 21 is the State Center Rose Festival BBQ Championship (KCBS sanctioned)
  13. June 21 & 22 is the Mr. BBQ Barbeque Challenge in Davenport (KCBS sanctioned)
  14. June 27 & 28 is the Nevada Kiwanis Rockin’ Country BBQ Fest (KCBS sanctioned)
  15. July 3 & 4 is the “Back to Mayberry” BBQ Championship in Whiting (KCBS sanctioned)
  16. July 5 is the Sauces & Cycles BBQ Competition in Falls City, NE (KCBS sanctioned)
  17. July 11 is the Hormel BBQ Showdown in Algona
  18. July 12 is the 7th Annual Meathead BBQ Contest in Schaller
  19. July 18 & 19 is BBQ’Loo & Blues Too! in Waterloo (KCBS sanctioned)
  20. July 25 & 26 is the 5th Annual Battle of the BBQ Cook-Off in Corning
  21. July 25 & 26 is the Up in Smoke BBQ Bash in Mason City (KCBS sanctioned)
  22. August 1 & 2 is the Lynch Livestock Pig Stampede in Waucoma (KCBS sanctioned)
  23. August 2 is the the Harcourt Fire Dept BBQ contest
  24. August 15 & 16 is Smoke on the Water in Lake Okoboji
  25. August 16 & 17 is the Madison County BBQ Shootout in Winterset
  26. August 23 is Smokin’ Up Main Street in Center Point
  27. September 6 is the Third Annual Thomas Mitchell Days BBQ Competition in Mitchellville
  28. September 19 & 20 is the Tri-City BBQ Contest in Denison (KCBS sanctioned)
  29. October 17 & 18 is the Back To Back To The Park contest in Marshalltown (KCBS sanctioned)
  30. October 18 & 19 is the Back To Back To The Park contest in Marshalltown (KCBS sanctioned)