Bandit BBQ Catering & Competition Crew ~ www.BanditBBQ.com

Who doesn't LOVE excellent BBQ???  It's one of our passions!! We do it for the fun of it, the love of it, and the camraderie of being around other 'que minded people.

The Crew...

Rhino founded the Crew in 2006, is chief cook and head of the R&D Team.

Rod is one of our amazing cooks, and is also a part of our R&D Team.

Join an award winning BBQ Team DURING an actual competition!! Click for more information!!

Jim 'Rhino' Reincke

Contest Crew Chief

Rod 'Hopper' Rodawald

Contest Crew Leader

Here are awards we've earned so far, and the schedule of contests we're thinking about...
2012 Location

The Best Dam BBQ Cookoff - Rend Lake Dam

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July 6-7, 2012

 

 

 

 

Rend Lake, IL

KCBS / ILBBQS

Up In Smoke On the Square

 

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August , 2012

Lincoln, IL

KCBS / ILBBQS

2011 Location

Rock Springs Cafe BBQ Cook-Off &
 Tailgate Throwdown

  • 7th Place Chicken

  • 3rd Place Ribs

  • 10th Place Pork

  • 4th Place Brisket

  • 7th Place Tailgate Throwdown*
    (Helped Rub-A-Dub-Butts BBQ Team)

  • 4th PLACE OVERALL

Jan 28-29, 2011

 

27 Teams

 

 

Rock Springs, AZ

AZBarbeque / BCS

 

 

*Score not included in
Overall Rankings.

The Best Dam BBQ Cookoff - Rend Lake Dam

  • 6th Place Chicken

  • 16th Place Ribs

  • 25th Place Pork

  • 17th Place Brisket

  • 13th PLACE OVERALL

July 1-2, 2011

 

41 Teams

 

 

Rend Lake, IL

KCBS / ILBBQS

Up In Smoke On the Square

  • 1st Place Chicken

  • 8th Place Ribs

  • 22nd Place Pork

  • 22nd Place Brisket

  • 10th PLACE OVERALL

This is one of the locations for The BBQ Boot Camp!

 

August 26-27, 2011

Boot Camp is SOLD OUT!

32 Teams

Lincoln, IL

KCBS / ILBBQS

2010 Location

2009 Kick-Off Cook-Off Classic

  • 16th Place Chicken

  • 14th Place Ribs

  • 31st Place Pork

  • 11th Place Brisket

  • 16th PLACE OVERALL

  • 2nd Place People's Choice!!
    (People's Choice was Double Blind Judging too!)

Apr 23-24, 2010

 

58 Teams

Hazelwood, MO

ILBBQS / KCBS

Heavenly Smokers Backyard BBQ Cook-Off

  • 2nd Place Chicken

  • 3rd Place Ribs

  • 2nd Place Pork

  • 1st Place Brisket

  • 1st PLACE OVERALL

Jun 4-5, 2010

GRAND

CHAMPION

Alton, IL

ILBBQS

The Best Dam BBQ Cookoff

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  • 30th Place Chicken

  • 6th Place Ribs

  • 27th Place Pork

  • 16th Place Brisket

  • 22nd PLACE OVERALL

Jul 2-3, 2010

Boot Camp is SOLD OUT!

Rend Lake, IL

ILBBQS / KCBS

BBQ Throwdown & Jam Backyard BBQ Cook-Off

We're VENDING this event!

Aug 7, 2010

Alma, IL

ILBBQS

Taste of Heaven BBQ Cook-Off

  • 1st Place Chicken

  • 2nd Place Ribs

  • 1st Place Sausage

  • 1st PLACE OVERALL

Sep 11, 2010

 

GRAND

CHAMPION

Centralia, IL

ILBBQS

The American Royal Barbecue Championship

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  • 72nd Place Chicken

  • 339th Place Ribs

  • 338th Place Pork

  • 172nd Place Brisket

  • 231st PLACE OVERALL!!

Oct 2-3, 2010

 

OVER 500 TEAMS!!

Kansas City, MO

KCBS

Sesser Oktoberfest Chili Bowl Cook-Off

  • 1st Place People's Choice

  • 2nd Place Blind Judging

Oct 9, 2010

Sesser, IL

2009 Location

2009 Kick-Off Cook-Off Classic

  • 17th Place Chicken

  • 6th Place Ribs

  • 15th Place Pork

  • 14th Place Brisket

  • 8th PLACE OVERALL!!!

April 24-25, 2009

Hazelwood, MO

ILBBQS Approved

KCBS Sanctioned

Teamed with Cast & Que BBQ to cook as the "Illinois BBQ Society" for this contest.

Southwestern Illinois Spring Festival

  • 17th Place Chicken

  • 6th Place Ribs

  • 9th Place Pork

  • 4th Place Brisket

  • 6th PLACE OVERALL!!!

May 1-2, 2009

Wamac, Illinois

ILBBQS Approved

KCBS Sanctioned

Flat Branch Bar-B-Q in the Park

  • 12th Place Chicken

  • 4th Place Ribs

  • 5th Place Pork

  • 10th Place Brisket

  • 9th PLACE OVERALL!!!

June 5-6, 2009

Moweaqua, Illinois

ILBBQS Approved

KCBS Sanctioned

Holy Smoke Backyard BBQ Cook-Off

We're VENDING this event!

August 1, 2009

Saturday Contest

Alma, Illinois

ILBBQS Approved

St. Peter Prairie Days BBQ Cook-Off

  • 1st Place Chicken

  • 3rd Place Ribs

  • 1st Place Pork

  • 1st Place Brisket

  • 1ST PLACE OVERALL!!!

August 21-22, 2009

 

GRAND

CHAMPION

 

St. Peter, Illinois

ILBBQS Approved

Taste of Heaven BBQ Cook-Off

 

  • 2nd Place Sausage

  • 2nd Place Chicken

  • 3rd Place Ribs

  • 1ST PLACE OVERALL!!!

September 19, 2009

 

GRAND

CHAMPION

Centralia, Illinois

ILBBQS Approved

Murphysboro Barbeque Cook-Off

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  • 20th Place Chicken

  • 22nd Place Ribs

  • 41st Place Pork

  • 30th Place Brisket

September 24-26, 2009

 

 

What a great experience!

 

Murphysboro, Illinois

KCBS Sanctioned

Harvest Fest Chili Cook-Off

  • 2nd Place - Blind Judging

  • 2nd Place - People's Choice

October 17, 2009

Mt. Vernon, Illinois

Ham & Jam BBQ Cook-Off

  • 1st Place Chicken

  • 4th Place Ribs

  • 2nd Place Pork

  • 2nd Place Brisket

  • 2nd PLACE OVERALL!!!

October 17-18, 2009

 

RESERVE

GRAND

CHAMPION

Mt. Vernon, Illinois

ILBBQS Approved

2008

Location

The Crossings / Depot BBQ Cook-Off

  • 2nd Place Chicken

  • 1st Place Ribs

  • 3rd Place Pork

  • 2nd Place Brisket

  • 2nd PLACE OVERALL!!!

RESERVE

GRAND

CHAMPION

Mt. Vernon, Illinois

 

 

Holy Smoke Backyard BBQ Cook-Off

  •  4th Place Chicken

  •  9th Place Ribs

  •  6th Place Pork Sausage

  • 5th PLACE OVERALL!!!

 

Alma, Illinois

ILBBQS Approved

 

 

 

King City BBQ Showdown

  •  2nd Place Chicken

  •  7th Place Ribs

  •  13th Place Pork

  •  8th Place Brisket

  • 4th PLACE OVERALL!!!

40 Teams at

this contest!

Mt. Vernon, Illinois

ILBBQS Approved

KCBS Sanctioned

On Your Mark! Get Set! BBQ!

  •  3rd Place Chicken

  •  4th Place Ribs

  •  3rd Place Pork

  •  8th Place Brisket

  • 4th PLACE OVERALL!!!

 

St. Jacob, Illinois

ILBBQS Approved

 

 

Nashville Lion's Club Maifest

  •  3rd Place Chicken

  •  2nd Place Ribs

  •  5th Place Pork

  •  2nd Place Brisket

  • 3rd PLACE OVERALL!!!

 

Nashville, Illinois

ILBBQS Approved

 

Southwestern Illinois Spring Festival

  •  3rd Place Chicken

  •  4th Place Ribs

  •  6th Place Pork

  •  9th Place Brisket

  • 7th PLACE OVERALL!!!

 

Wamac, Illinois

ILBBQS Approved

KCBS Sanctioned

2007 (Our first year of competition.)

Location

Winter Burn Off

  • 10th Place Sausage

  • 11th Place Chicken

Des Plaines, Illinois

ILBBQS Approved

King City BBQ Showdown

  • 22nd PLACE OVERALL!!!

  • 47 Teams at this contest!

Mt. Vernon, Illinois

ILBBQS Approved

KCBS Sanctioned

Holy Smoke Backyard BBQ Cook-Off

  • 2nd in Sausage

  • 6th in Chicken

  • 7th in Ribs

Salem, Illinois

ILBBQS Approved

In God We Trust.

Bandit BBQ Crew Declaration of Slap Ya Mama Good BBQ

Modern Woodmen of America / Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial

Authorized Team Retail Partner of Ace of Hearts BBQ Specialties, Ltd. and The Good-One Smokers, Grills and Accessories

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