The Florida BBQ Association is scheduled to sanction a bbq contest in the country of Panama next year. I checked the list of contests on their website, and it's not yet listed, but Chuck Ray of the FBA confirmed theses plans during a recent judges meeting at Pig in the Park.
The FBA currently has more than 300 members and is adding 6 new contests to their schedule in 2008. They've sponsored contests in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee during the past seven years and now they've scheduled their first international event.
Panama Canal anyone?