Teenager joins judges list during Bixby BBQ’n Blues Festival

May 5, 2016 - bbq set

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Maranda Widdoes, a 16-year-old Kansas City Barbecue Society Certified BBQ Judge, will decider her initial foe this weekend during a Bixby BBQ’n Blues Festival. STEPHEN PINGRY/Tulsa World

BBQ Judge

BBQ Judge

Maranda Widdoes a 16 year aged Kansas City Barbecue Society Certified BBQ Judge will be judging her initial BBQ foe this weekend in Tulsa, OK, May 4, 2016. STEPHEN PINGRY/Tulsa World

BBQ Judge

BBQ Judge

Maranda Widdoes, a 16-year-old Kansas City Barbecue Society Certified BBQ Judge, will decider her initial grill foe this weekend during a Bixby BBQ’n Blues Festival. STEPHEN PINGRY/ Tulsa World

BBQ Judge

BBQ Judge

Jeff Widdoes and his daughter Maranda Widdoes a 16 year aged Kansas City Barbecue Society Certified BBQ Judge will be judging her initial BBQ foe this weekend in Tulsa, OK, May 4, 2016. STEPHEN PINGRY/Tulsa World



Event

Bixby BBQ’n Blues Festival

WHEN: 5-11 p.m. Friday, May 6;  10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, May 7

COST: Free admission; Parking is $10 per vehicle; $10 per child for an all-day pass to kids section (includes petting zoo, a trackless sight float and hack rides); $10 People’s Choice Award Taster Kit (sold from 11:30 a.m. by 1:30 p.m. on Saturday).

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Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:00 am
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Updated: 1:09 am, Thu May 5, 2016.

Teenager joins judges list during Bixby BBQ’n Blues Festival

By JESSICA RODRIGO World Scene Writer

TulsaWorld.com

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When Maranda Widdoes walks into a judging tent during a Bixby BBQ’n Blues Festival on Saturday, she competence hang out like a square of tofu during an all-you-can-eat grill buffet.

That’s given a 16-year-old Sapulpa sophomore will be participating in her initial Kansas City Barbecue Society authorised competition, where a normal age of judges is 45.

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    “There’s always nerves, though we am looking brazen to conference other people’s opinions during a judging,” Widdoes pronounced about her arriving judging experience.

    The annual Bixby eventuality will horde some-more than 80 teams in a grill foe where about a same series of judges will be ranking chicken, pork, beef ribs and brisket for tip honors. More than $12,000 in money and prizes will be awarded.

    Though she’ll expected be sitting elbow-to-elbow with judges who might have grill stains comparison than she is, Widdoes has about 10 years of training underneath her belt, interjection to her dad, Jeff Widdoes. He would move home leftover grill from judging events, and she got a ambience for it.

    “I gradually got into it,” Maranda Widdoes said. “We would speak about a grill and how we scored them. It incited into a hobby.”

    After a few years of fastening over barbecue, that judges mostly container adult to-go after jotting down scores during an event, Jeff Widdoes beheld a intensity for his daughter to follow in his footsteps.

    “I could tell she had a ambience for grill judging,” Jeff Widdoes, a Master Certified Barbecue Judge with KCBS, said.

    “She would tell me, ‘I can ambience a sweetness,’ or ‘There’s an aftertaste to this one.’ ”

    When he told his daughter she could get approved during a category in February, she jumped during a chance. Maranda Widdoes was a youngest chairman in a acceptance category during age 15, and according to a KCBS regulations, she can decider during 16.

    Jeff Widdoes has given been quizzing her on a judging standards set by a grill society. He’s also told her not to get held adult comparing what she’s judging to other grill she’s eaten.

    “I eat his grill a lot, though it’s analogous judging,” Maranda Widdoes said.

    “No, it’s not. And it’s improved to be a satisfactory decider than a oppressive judge,” Jeff Widdoes pronounced in a kind voice.

    Now that she can finally put her training to a exam and attend by judging events, a father-daughter twin has skeleton to pointer adult for other events in a area and spin Maranda Widdoes into a seasoned grill judge.

    They’ve already sealed adult for an eventuality in Sand Springs, and Maranda Widdoes is on a standby list for an eventuality in Claremore.

    “I’m vehement about indeed being means to go inside a tent this year and not carrying to wait outside,” Maranda Widdoes said.

    Jessica Rodrigo 918-581-8482

    jessica.rodrigo@tulsaworld.com

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