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American Royal cancels this year's World Series of Barbecue


August 5, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The American Royal will not hold this year's World Series of Barbecue because it could not find a way to make the event safe during the coronavirus pandemic, the organization announced Tuesday.

Glen Alan Phillips, president and CEO of the American Royal Association, said it was "painful" to cancel the barbecue contest for the first time since it began, The Kansas City Star reported.

The barbecue, which draws competitors from more than 30 states and several countries, was scheduled for Sept. 17-20 at the Kansas Speedway,

"It gets really challenging to have a large...

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