Certified barbecue judging class coming to Columbia

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Seriously, could their be a better job in the world than judging barbecue?

If your answer is no, or even maybe, keep reading.

The S.C. Barbecue Association (SCBA) will hold a class July 27 in Columbia to train new barbecue judges. The class will be run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the recreation hall at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, located at 1715 Bull St. 

Registration is open to members of the SCBA, and memberships are available for $35 for an individual or $60 for a family. Seminar cost is $50 per person, which includes, of course, a catered barbecue lunch. 

The all-day seminar is the first step in becoming a SCBA Certified Barbecue Judge. After completing the class, potential judges will continue their training with hands-on experience as novice judges at three SCBA-sanctioned barbecue competitions. 

Competitions are held around the state at festivals and fairs, as well as other community events or stand-alone barbecue contests. 

Those interested in becoming SCBA certified judges and attending the July 27 seminar should email SCBA President Jim Wellman at jwellman@scbarbeque.com to request an SCBA membership application and judging seminar registration form. 

You may also apply and register online at www.scbarbecue.com. 

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