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From left, Kyle Patac, 33, of Smithtown, and (Credit: Tara Conry)

From left, Kyle Patac, 33, of Smithtown, and Willie Breakstone, 44, of Islip, enjoy the food and friendly competition at the 2013 New York State BBQ Championship in Manorville. (Aug. 4, 2013)

2013 BBQ Brethren championship

The seventh annual BBQ Brethren New York State BBQ Championship served as both a fundraiser for the John Theissen Children's Foundation and the finals for the New York State competition. More than 80 teams participated in various events over two days.

Santa Claus, a 54-year-old Copiague man who legally
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Santa Claus, a 54-year-old Copiague man who legally changed his name in March 2012, grills up some burgers at the 2013 BBQ Brethren's New York State BBQ Championship in Manorville. (Aug. 4, 2013)

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"Jacked Up BBQ" teammates, from left, Justin Devlin, 19, Kenny Otte, 19, and Kevin Perrone, 19, all of Forked River, N.J., won the Reserve Grand title and $1,400 in the 2013 New York State BBQ Championship in Manorville. (Aug. 4, 2013)

An instructor teaches country line dancing to attendees
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An instructor teaches country line dancing to attendees at the 2013 BBQ Brethren's New York State BBQ Championship in Manorville. (Aug. 4, 2013)

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From left, Kyle Patac, 33, of Smithtown, and
(Credit: Tara Conry)

From left, Kyle Patac, 33, of Smithtown, and Willie Breakstone, 44, of Islip, enjoy the food and friendly competition at the 2013 New York State BBQ Championship in Manorville. (Aug. 4, 2013)

From left, Melville's Pam Selkin, Stuart Selkin and
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From left, Melville's Pam Selkin, Stuart Selkin and Krista Rose attend the 2013 BBQ Brethren's New York State BBQ Championship. (Aug. 4, 2013)

From left, Matthew Donlon, 18, of Menden, Conn.,
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From left, Matthew Donlon, 18, of Menden, Conn., Kevin Owens, 52, of Yaphank, and John Barci, 53, of Babylon, competed on the "Boss Pit Babylon" team. (Aug. 4, 2013)

From left, Willie Breakstone, 44, of Islip, and
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From left, Willie Breakstone, 44, of Islip, and Phil Rizzardi, 53, of Nesconset, co-founded the BBQ Brethren's New York State BBQ Championship, now in its seventh year. (Aug. 4, 2013)

From left, Collin Tumbarello, 3, Natasha Tumbarello, 39,
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From left, Collin Tumbarello, 3, Natasha Tumbarello, 39, and Aila Tumbarello, 6, enjoy ice cream cones at the New York State BBQ Championship held in their hometown of Manorville. (Aug. 4, 2013)

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From left, Oakdale's Tom Gavin, 47, and Joan
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From left, Oakdale's Tom Gavin, 47, and Joan Gavin, 49, savor the food at 2013 New York State BBQ Championship in Manorville. (Aug. 4, 2013)

Chris McAteer, 48, of Bohemia, takes a bit
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Chris McAteer, 48, of Bohemia, takes a bit of pulled pork sandwich at the 2013 BBQ Brethren's New York State BBQ Championship in Manorville. (Aug. 4, 2013)

Francesca Bandl, 7, of Lake Ronkonkoma, tries to
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Francesca Bandl, 7, of Lake Ronkonkoma, tries to conquer the robe ladder course at the 2013 New York State BBQ Championship in Manorville. (Aug. 4, 2013)

Attendees enjoy country line dancing at the 2013
(Credit: Tara Conry)

Attendees enjoy country line dancing at the 2013 BBQ Brethren's New York State BBQ Championship in Manorville. (Aug. 4, 2013)

Winners of the BBQ Brethren's 2013 New York
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Winners of the BBQ Brethren's 2013 New York State BBQ Championship in Manorville received trophies and cash prizes. (Aug. 4, 2013)

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From left, Nicholette Flynn, 26, of Shirley, Hailey
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From left, Nicholette Flynn, 26, of Shirley, Hailey Leanzo, 2, of Patchogue, and Chris Leanzo, 28, of Patchogue, enjoy corn at the BBQ Brethren's New York State BBQ Championship in Manorville. (Aug. 4, 2013)

From left, St. James residents Steve Cuomo, 39,
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From left, St. James residents Steve Cuomo, 39, and James Connors, 39, competed on the team "Fat Guys in a Little Smoke" at the 2013 BBQ Brethren New York State BBQ Championship. (Aug. 4, 2013)

Attendees of the BBQ Brethren's New York State
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Attendees of the BBQ Brethren's New York State BBQ Championship in Manorville wait in line to try the barbecued meats cooked by team "Jacked UP BBQ," of Forked River, N.J. (Aug. 4, 2013)

From left, Ray Lampe, 56, of St. Petersburg,
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From left, Ray Lampe, 56, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and his friend, Rich Westhaver, 60, of Norwell, Mass., competed as a team in the 2013 New York State BBQ Championship. (Aug. 4, 2013)

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