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2019 MBN Rules and Regulations

The Memphis Barbecue Network (MBN) is one of the leading sanctioning bodies of BBQ contests in the world. It is dedicated to promoting and preserving the unique Memphis style of BBQ though education, support, and management. MBN officials assist event organizers in promoting, organizing, and conducting the sanctioned events in accordance with MBN standards.

MBN Goals

  • Show respect. To be attentive to the needs of BBQ teams and give proper recognition to their hard work & investment of time and resources.
  • To provide communications, organization and support for existing contests.
  • To provide the contest network with knowledgeable and experienced judges.
  • To maintain the integrity of judging procedures.

MBN Contact Information

Memphis Barbecue Network

249 Bloomington Dr.

Brighton, TN 38011

MBN Board of Directors

2019 MBN Board of Directors

President:                Elise Jenkins

Vice President:        Suzanne Rhea

Treasurer:                Kevin Wolfe

Secretary:                 Maggie Adkison 

At Large:                   Lori Dixon 

At Large:                   Gary Countz 

Organizer Liaison:    Missi Norman

Team Liaison:          Craig Wilkerson

Team Liaison:          Mitch Erwin

Judge Liaison:         Jack Cooper

Other Contacts

Editor / Media Contact


New Contest Request

Judging Classes

Judges’ Membership

MBN Contest Representatives