Clovis Red, Hot and Real BBQ Championship UPDATED
news - BBQ News 2009


Clovis Red Hot and Real BBQ Championship was a great BBQ contest again this year. We had 33 teams this year down from years past. It was good to see a lot of new teams this year, the sport is growing.

Darry Smith of Smitty’s Smoke Patrol was this year’s champion. It was good to see him win as he has been right there and had not closed the deal. This time he did. Against some of the best teams in California Barbeque Association. (see the article written up in the National BBQ News below).

All Hogs Go to Heaven was second by .0004 of a point and Rhythm & Que was third.

Friday we had a “checkers tournament” won by Dave Wiles of Backyard Smoke, that was a lot of fun and we raised $1065 for “Cancer Sucks!” in Monica Benedict’s name. (See accompanying story about our “checkers tournament”).

Sunday we did the Great Western Steak Cook Off and it was a good day for Pam Gram and Pete of Pit Stop BBQ. They won the Best Booth Theme and they won the Best Steak Cook Off.

The heat was almost unbearable Saturday but these cookers are tough and adapted and overcame.

Thanks to everyone for coming to see us in Clovis, we love having you here!


Brent & Kim Walton