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About Us

MBN Rules

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

Editor / Media Contact


New Contest Request

Judging Classes

Judges’ Membership

Memphis Barbecue Network

249 Bloomington Dr.

Brighton, TN 38011

MBN Leadership

Executive Board

Adam Adkison
Maggie Adkison
Tom Anderson
Barbara Anderson
Gary Countz
Sharon Countz
Henry Evans
Kelly Evans
Elise Jenkins
Suzanne Rhea

Board of Directors

Name Affiliation
Tracy Dearing Team
Mitch Erwin Team
Kim Hart-Eisenlohr Judge
Sandy Hubbard Judge
Ulysses Kelly Judge
Richard Ralph Team
Hank Vaiden Team
Kevin Wolfe Judge/Treasurer

MBN Contest Representatives

Please click here to contact Contest Reps:

Adam & Maggie Adkison

Tom & Barbara Anderson

Gary & Sharon Countz

Chris & Stancey Curtis, Training

Kyle & Lori Dixon

Henry & Kelley Evans

John Paul Gates, Training

Elise Jenkins

Tippi Jones, Training

Suzanne Rhea