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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 - Kelvin's BBQ

Kelvin’s BBQ Take Top Honors at Smokin’ Pork N Butts

Kelvin’s BBQ Take Top Honors at Smokin’ Pork N Butts Jackson, GA —  Kelvin’s BBQ, led by Kelvin Epps, topped the finals round with their Pulled Pork entry to take the Grand Championship at Smokin’ Pork N Butts.   Dennis Morris of Weekend Warriors finished 4th in Loin, 5th in Pulled Pork and 9th in Ribs …

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Grand Champion - Weekend Warriors

Weekend Warriors Wins GBA State Championship

Weekend Warriors Wins GBA State Championship Milledgeville —  Its was quite the weekend for Dennis & Mary Morris of Weekend Warriors BBQ Team at the Deep Roots Festival.  The team won both the Loin & Ribs categories, but it was the Ribs entry that brought home the Grand Championship & the GBA State Championship. 5 …

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Grand Champion - Smokin' J's BBQ

Smokin’ J’s Wins First Grand at Cadence Fair

Smokin’ J’s Wins First Grand at Cadence Fair Woodstock, GA – Doug and Joann Johnson of Smokin’ J’s BBQ claimed their first Grand Championship with their winning Ribs entry at the Cadence Fair BBQ competion. We Want Que made finals in both Loin and Ribs along with 11th in Pulled Pork to take home the …

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Grand Champion - Blue Diablo BBQ

Blue Diablo BBQ Wins First Grand at Doc Holiday

Blue Diablo BBQ Wins First Grand at Doc Holiday Griffin, GA — The Blue Diablo BBQ team, led by Randy Meadows, captured their first Grand Championship at the Doc Holiday BBQ & Music Festival.  Their Rib entry was judged the best overall entry in the finals round and got the last call of the day. …

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Grand Champion - Flying Pigs

Flying Pigs Take Grand in Douglas

Flying Pigs Take Grand in Douglas Brian Griffis of Flying Pigs BBQ got to hoist the “Big Check”for $5,000, the largest Grand Champion award in GBA history, as his Rib entry was the top scorer in the finals round at the South Georgia BBQ & Outdoor Festival in Douglas.  It was a very even competition …

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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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