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Heartland BBQ Challenge

Greater Omaha BBQ Society (GOBS)

Heartland BBQ Challenge

Celebrating 23 Years of BBQ!

The Greater Omaha BBQ Society announces the Heartland BBQ Challenge 2014.

To be entered into the Challenge the team/head cook must be a member of GOBS in good standing (application and fees paid) as of MAY 6, 2014 (GOBS board will review applications at May 6th Board Meeting).   A BBQ Team must cook in five (5) participating contests during the months of May – September 2014.  (See participating contests list.)  All contests are KCBS Sanctioned.
Teams will be ranked by their highest overall scores in five contests.  Those cooking in more than four contests will have their five highest scores submitted.  There are eleven (11) participating contests (see contest list).  The overall winner will receive four (4) free entries into the 2015 participating contests.  Second place winner will receive three (3) free entries and third place will receive (2) free entries into the 2015 participating contests.  The overall winner will be able to choose two contests, and then draw the other two (2).  Second place winner will draw three (3) contests next, and the third place winner will have the remaining two (2) draws. We will award additional entries if available.
To participate in the Heartland BBQ Challenge, teams need to be members of The Greater Omaha BBQ Society (GOBS) and inform a board member of GOBS.  The top ten teams will be posted on the GOBS website, www.gobs.org.   Standings will be updated after each contest on the website. All disputes will be settled by the GOBS Board.
This year’s 2014 winner will also receive an entry in the 2015 World Food Championships in Las Vegas NV. http://www.worldfoodchampionships.com/


2014 Heartland Challenge

Contest Calendar

April 25 & 26 Gothenberg NE, Pony Express BBA Challenge
Contact: Mike Eberle Phone: 308-962-0112. crabdaddyfeast@hotmail.com


May 2 & 3th North Platte, NE North Platte Honky Tonk BBQ Festival
Contact: Rob Mandeville Phone: 308-532-3344. info@porkpuller.com


May 9 & 10th Council Bluffs, IA BBQ in the Bluffs
Contact: Rick Guill Phone: 712-328-9239. rguill@farmersagent.com


May 30 &31st Valley, NE 3rd Annual Valley Veterans Barbecue Competition
Contact: Doug Egen Phone: 402-510-1603. deggen@valley.omhcoxmail.com


June 26 & 27th Omaha, NE 2nd Annual Ribstock MBA BBQ Festival
Contact: Kenny Engelmeyer Phone: 402-981-3171. kennys52@gmail.com


July 3 & 4th Whiting, IA “Back To Mayberry” BBQ Competition
Contact: Kurt Neldeberg Phone: 712-455-2095. klneld@longlines.com


July 4th and 5th Falls City NE. Sauce and Cycles BBQ
Contact: David Branch Phone 402-245-4228.  directorccms@sentco.net


July 18 & 19th Bellevue, NE RiverFest Red White and Que
Contact: Doris Urwin Phone: 402-898-3000. doris@bellevuenebraska.com


August 8 & 9th Cass County “Cookin’ At the Fair” Weeping Water, NE
Contact: Jim Peterson Phone: 402-781-9669. jim@midwest-ins.net


August 15 & 16th LaPlatte, NE 22nd Annual State Barbeque Championship of Nebraska
Contact: Nena Cooney Phone: 402-658-9948. nena.cooney@gmail.com


August 30 & 31st Omaha, NE Septemberfest BBQ & Rib-Eye Steak Cookoff Challenge
Contact: Linda Morin Phone: 402-346-4800. linda@omahafed.org


September 5th & 6th Vermillion, SD Ribs, Rods & Rock ‘n Roll
Contact: Jennifer French Phone: 605-670-9688. jen@sdbbq.us

***Disclaimer: GOBS has organized the above BBQ Challenge in cooperation with organizers of the listed BBQ contests, in the interests of fun and promoting the art of hardwood smoking. GOBS reserves the right to refuse entry to any cooking team or individual without cause. This challenge may be canceled by GOBS at any time prior to September 30, 2013 because of any circumstances that prevent the fair conduct of the challenge or that are beyond the control of the GOBS organization. Neither the GOBS organization, nor any member of the Board of Directors or any GOBS member at large, accepts any liability, financial or otherwise, to any cooking team or individual participating in the Heartland BBQ Challenge in the event of the cancellation of this challenge, the cancellation, postponement, or change of sanction status of any participating BBQ contests, prior to, during, or at any time after the conduct of the BBQ challenge.