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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 500 members, 300+ certified judges, over 150 competition cook teams and sanctions over 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 Champions - Real South BBQ

Real South BBQ Takes Grand over Tough Field at Moultrie Moose Lodge BBQ Cook-Off

Real South BBQ Takes Grand over Tough Field at Moultrie Moose Lodge BBQ Cook-Off Moultrie, Dec 3,2016:  Twenty two of the top GBA teams, including the top 5 in the Team of the Year chase. gathered at the Moose Lodge for the last contest of the 2016 calendar year.  It was a tight contest as …

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Grand Chammpion - Smokifn the Good Stuf

Smokin’ the Good Stuff Wins With Loin at Smokin’ Pork N Butts

Smokin’ the Good Stuff Wins With Loin at Smokin’ Pork N Butts It was a tough field of 23 teams assembled in Jackson for the new November edition of Smokin’ Pork N Butts. At the end, it was Gary Godfrey and Smokin’ the Good Stuff scoring a 599.4 out of a possible 600 in Loin …

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Grand Champion - Rescue Smokers

Rescue Smokers Defies the Odds to Take Grand at Wiggle & Twist

Rescue Smokers Defies the Odds to Take Grand at Wiggle & Twist When the preliminary rounds ended at Johnson County Co Wiggle & Twist, the odds were stacked against Robby Royal of Rescue Smokers.  Newly crowned GBA State Champion Gary Lanton & Holy Smokes made finals in all three categories.  Top 5 teams, Southern Hogs …

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GBA State Champions - Holy Smokes

Holy Smokes Takes GBA State Championship

Holy Smokes Takes GBA State Championship The largest field of the year, 39 teams, gathered in Milledgeville for the Deep Roots Festival and the Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) State Championships.   The GBA State Championship is sponsored by Stump’s Smokers who present the State Champion with a $2,500 bonus on top of their Grand Championship …

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Grand Champion - Smoking the Good Stuff

Smoking the Good Stuff Rides Off With Grand at Doc Holiday BBQ Championship

Smoking the Good Stuff Rides Off With Grand at Doc Holiday BBQ Championship Sept 24, 2016 Griffin, GA:  Pitmaster Gary Godfrey and team Smoking the Good Stuff, won the final round shoot out with Pork Loin to wing the Grand Championship at the Doc Holiday BBQ Championship.  Jack & Sandi Fallin of Captain Jack’s Freedom …

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Grand Champion - Budmeisters

Budmeisters Walks Last at South Georgia BBQ & Outdoor Festival

Budmeisters Walks Last at South Georgia BBQ & Outdoor Festival Sept 10. 2016; Douglas, GA – Thomas Henry of Budmeisters scored 599.8 out of a possible 600 on his finals round Pulled Pork entry to earn the last call of the day  and a $3000 check at the South Georgua BBQ & Outdoor Festival.  This …

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