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Tuesday March 11
Smokin' in Mesquite
As temperatures soar, it's not just the meat that's getting cooked when teams head to the desert for the Smokin' in Mesquite BBQ Championship for a taste of the $40,000 in cash and prizes.
Decatur Jaycees Riverfest
Cooking skills, nerves and patience are tested at the historic Riverfest Barbecue Cookoff in Decatur, AL as the Pitmasters battle for the $3,000 top prize.
Murphysboro Barbecue Cook-off
The pressure's on as teams compete in one of the most difficult cook-offs of the year - the Murphysboro Barbecue Cook-off. Lee Ann and Myron face off in the whole hog competition while tempers flare between Johnny and one of the local cooks.
American Royal Invitational Barbecue
Stakes are high when the best cook teams in the country are invited to the American Royal Invitational in Kansas City, Missouri. Myron faces his biggest rival on the circuit, restaurateur Chris Lilly. When Rookie Paul begs for help from pro Johnny Trigg.
American Royal Open Barbecue
The crowds are out for the American Royal Open in Kansas City, MO where professional and amateur teams come together to represent the full spectrum of the BBQ world. The Pitmasters step it up to compete with nearly 500 teams for over 40K in prizes.
Diamond State BBQ
The competition heats up in the northeast, even as temperatures fall at the Diamond State BBQ Championship in Dover, DE. Harry's former teammate, Gary, competes on his own and Tuffy does Myron a favor, which could end up hurting his own chances.
Johnny Trigg's Shootout
It's a true Texas showdown when the Godfather of Ribs, Johnny Trigg, challenges his closest friends and fiercest rivals to compete in an all-rib Shootout. For the first time ever, the cookers watch the judges reactions, both good and shockingly bad.
The Big Pig Jig
Pitmasters are going hog wild at the oldest BBQ event in Georgia - the Big Pig Jig. Myron's on his home turf defending his title as self-proclaimed king of hog while Tuffy faces a double challenge as he attempts his first whole hog on a new pit.
Deep in the Heart of BBQ
Deep in the heart of the Lone Star state, Pitmasters Buzzie Hughes, Will Fleischman and Ernest Servantes compete to see who’s got the best ‘cue in Texas. Don’t mess with these three teams as they compete for the title of BBQ Pitmasters Texas Champion.
Peach State Country Picnic
The Peach State is known for having some of the best BBQ in the South. Bear Sloan, Danny Outlaw, and Dionn Lanton compete to see who can cook the best Country-Style Ribs and Pork Picnic. Up for grabs is the title of BBQ Pitmasters Georgia Champion.
True Blue Memphis Style Que
Here in the Birthplace of Rock and Roll, Craig Blondis of Central BBQ, Mark West of 10 Bones BBQ, and Carey Bringle of Peg Leg Porker fire it up to see who’s got the best Memphis-Style ‘cue. Up for grabs is the title of BBQ Pitmasters Memphis Champion.
Royal Ribs & Burnt Ends
At the American Royal World Series of Barbecue, pride is on the line for Rod Gray of Pellet Envy, Tim Grant of TrueBud BBQ, and Stretch of Grinders BBQ. Three teams battle it out for the title of BBQ Pitmasters Kansas City Champion.