Gold Bar-B-Q

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Our First Competition. Our First Ribbon. 7th place pork. Cascade Country Aug. 5th 2006

GBBQ began competition BBQ cooking August 5th 2006 at the Cascade Country Cook-Off in Chehalis, WA a fundraiser for Kids. In Chehalis Bob Beeman along with team member Are Valvas of Snohomish took a one day barbecue cooking class taught by top NW BBQ cook & caterer Dan Shuflin of Lonestar Smokers of Chehalis, WA. The next day after the class GBBQ jumped right in and started competing against experienced NW BBQ teams and took home a 7th place award for pork butt and it has been non stop cooking & competing since. The Gold Bar-B-Q team has taken classes from the nations top BBQ cooks and authors such as Ray Lampe aka Dr. BBQ and 7 time world BBQ champion Paul Kirk aka The Baron of BBQ.

Since the class in Chehalis in 2006 GBBQ has participated in over 20 NW BBQ competitions. Competitions the team has participated in include locations as far south as Lincoln City, OR and as far north as Deming, WA. The team has won a total of 35 awards including a first place in every competition meat category & a first place for tri-tip and a 1st place barbecue sauce as well as a Reserve Grand Champion from McKinley Springs Winery BBQ Showdown in Prosser, WA. In 2007 GBBQ was named Most Improved BBQ Team of the year. Bob Beeman is also a certified BBQ judge for both the Pacific NW BBQ Assoc. and The Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS). Bob is a guest regularly on the Portland, OR radio show Cooking Outdoors with Mr. BBQ hosted by Bruce Bjorkman on KXL 750 AM, Saturdays at 2:00 PM. Bob also teaches the art of low and slow BBQ cooking to local NW backyard cooks and to cooks and caterers as far away as Medford, OR to Sequim, WA. GOLD BAR-B-Q COMPETITION BBQ TEAM WINS BIG AT OREGON STATE FAIR On August 23, 2008 Bob & Dawn Beeman of Gold Bar-B-Q a competition BBQ cooking team from Gold Bar, WA won the largest payout at one of the largest attended BBQ cooking competition event ever held in the NW. The barbecue cooking event was held the opening weekend of the 146th annual Oregon State Fair in Salem, OR. and hosted by the Pacific NW BBQ Association (PNWBA), the Oregon State Fair and Oregon Parks & Recreation Department. With financial sponsorship from the Oregon Beef Council and Clearwater Spas. On August 23rd & 24th 2008 thirty-four of the best NW BBQ teams from Oregon, Washington & California battled each other for BIG prize money. For two nonstop days the 34 teams cooked low and slow. The four competition BBQ meats include pork butt (shoulder), beef brisket, pork ribs & chicken. When it was all over and the smoke had cleared Gold Bar-B-Q walked away as the overall 1st place Grand Champions. Gold Bar-B-Q took a first place in pork ribs, 2nd in pork butt and a 3rd in chicken, bringing back to Gold Bar the Grand Champion trophy along with a nice paycheck. The win at the Oregon State Fair gives Gold Bar-B-Q an invitation to compete at the American Royal (The World Series of Barbecue) in Kansas City. MO October 2009. Since the Oregon State Fair competition. GBBQ participated in the Washington State BBQ Championship at Alki Beach in Seattle, WA September 13th & 14th where we took 4th place overall, with a 1st in ribs and a 4th in brisket. That gives us two 1st place ribs back to back and one 2nd place ribs this season.
The next event was The Rib Challenge for Charity held at the Silver Firs Safeway store. October 4, 2008 This was a great event for a great cause. All proceeds go to breast cancer research. Come on out next October and support this event and eat some of the best ribs you have ever had, cook by some of the best NW BBQ cooks.

Gold Bar-B-Q 2008 Overall Ranking
In 2007 GBBQ recived the PNWBA most improved team of the year award. So I knew that I had my work cut out for me and had to work hard in the off-season. And we did. We are proud of our 2008 BBQ season this is how it broke down.

5th Place Overall Team
Ribs 7th Place Overall
Chicken 7th Place Overall
Pork Butt 11th Place Overall
Brisket 21st Place Overall
I see we have lots of room for improvement in 2009

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Comment by Gold Bar-B-Q Bob Beeman on December 9, 2008 at 7:34pm
Very nice to hear from you. It has been along time. Thank you for the complement but I am the one on the left in the photo.
Happy Holidays my friend.
Comment by Jim Monihan on December 9, 2008 at 6:16pm
Damn! Your still good looking! I am proud of your accomplishments. Good on ya! Have a great Holiday season and the best to you and yours in 2009.


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