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The Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) has established itself as the second largest barbecue competition sanctioning organization in the state of Georgia. The GBA was conceived by a handful of individuals who thought it was time to let the rest of the nation know that the best barbecue comes from Georgia. The Georgia Barbecue Association has grown to over 600 members, 400+ certified judges, over 180 competition cook teams and sanctions 18-20 contests per year throughout the state. These numbers continue to grow. We invite you to join us and become a part of the GBA Family.

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Grand Champion - Captain Jack Freedom BBQ

Captain Jack Rises to Mountain Top

Captain Jack Rises to Mountain Top Interactive Whiteboards by PolyVision Jack Fallin of Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team rib entry in finals was the top score in the finals round giving the team the Grand Championship.  Hold Your Horses BBQ, led by Cary Chasteen, had the top cumulative score in the preliminaries to take home …

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7/29/2017 GBA Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Georgia Barbeque Association Board of Directors Meeting Minutes July 29, 2017 Griffin, Georgia       Call to order by Rick Godfrey at 10:16 am   Present:  Rick Godfrey, Greg Hoyt, Danny Evans, Danny Meadows, Jim Sewell, and Lois Sebastian   To accept the Treasurer’s Financials and P&L Report. Motion:  Danny Meadows Second            :  Jim …

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Grand Champion - Holy Smokes

Holy Smokes Wins Grand at Smoke on the Water

Holy Smokes Wins Grand at Smoke on the Water  The Smoke on the Water BBQ Contest in Thomaston has a long history as one of the top BBQ contests in the state. This year the contest was sanctioned by the Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) for the first time.  Taking the traditional plunge into the lake …

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Grand Champion - Bull Rush BBQ

Bull Rush BBQ Takes Grand at 3 Rivers Festival for Second Consecutive Year

Bull Rush BBQ Takes Grand at 3 Rivers Festival for Second Consecutive Year There must be something about the tall pines and the river waters at the 3 Rivers BBQ Festival that suits Bryan Mroczka and Bull Rush BBQ. The Casselberry, FL team won the Grand Championship for the second year in a row.  Gary …

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Grand Champion - We Want Que

We Want Que Wins First Grand at Canton

We Want Que Wins First Grand at Canton Stephanie & Michael Chumbley of We Want Que have been steadily climbing the standings in the Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) over the year or so.  At BBQ & Brew, Canton; they captured their first Grand Championship. Their Final Round Loin entry outscored the Pulled Pork entry from …

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Grand Champion - Holy Smokes

Holy Smokes Pull Out Win at BBQ & Brews – Cartersville

Holy Smokes Pulls Out Win at BBQ & Brews – Cartersville Cartersville – The Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) officials had to go to the tiebreaker system to determine the Grand Champion at the Cartersville BBQ & Brews festival.  Southern Hogs Loin entry and Holy Smokes Ribs entry both totaled a 597.5 final round score.  On …

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