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Welcome to the GBA

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 450 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 Champion - Dobey Que

A Grand Time in Albany for Dobey Que

A Grand Time in Albany for Dobey Que (pictures courtesy of Donald Tilton of Classic Impression) The Quail Classic Event in Albany, GA and the Georgia Barbecue Association joined forces for the first time.  The event was held at the Stonebridge Country Club.  The teams and judges enjoyed the hospitality of this unique venue especially …

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A Smoking Good Birthday for Lawdawg BBQ

A Smoking Good Birthday for Lawdawg BBQ Kerry Sparks of Lawdawg BBQ got the best birthday present a competition could want – their first Grand Championship.  It wasn’t without some drama at the Hawkinsville Harvest Fest Pigs & Produce BBQ Contest.  Lawdawg BBQ’s Loin entry and 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers’ Pulled Pork entry tallied the same …

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Grand Champion - Bubba Grills

Bubba Grills Takes Grand at Deep Roots Festival

Bubba Grills Edges Lawdawg BBQ for Grand at Deep Roots Festival It was the first time the GBA sanctioned the BBQ competition at the Deep Roots Festival in Milledgeville and the excitement went right down to the wire.  In the finals round, Bubba Grills rib entry and Lawdawg BBQ loin entry both tallied a 597.6 …

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grand champion - rescue smokers

South Cobb BBQ & Blues Gets Smoked Rescue Style

South Cobb BBQ & Blues Gets Smoked Rescue Style Robby Royal and Rescue Smokers,of BBQ Pitmasters fame, took first place in both Pulled Pork and Ribs at the South Cobb BBQ & Blues Festival.  It was his near perfect score of 599.1 in the Pulled Pork finals round that netted the team the Grand Championship …

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Grand Champion - Just Blowin' Smoke

Just Blowin’ Smoke Wins the Shootout at Doc Holiday Festival

Just Blowin’ Smoke Wins the Shootout at Doc Holiday Festival The GBA made its debut at the Doc Holiday Festival in downtown Griffin, GA and it turned into a 3 way shootout for the Grand Championship. In the end, the Loin entry by Robin Bowles & Just Blowin’ Smoke topped the Pulled Pork box by …

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Gtand Champion - 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers

Two in a Row for 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers

Two in a Row for 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers Brad Sweet has partnered up with Jeff Conley of Assassin Smokers and it looks like an unbeatable combination at the start of the Georgia Barbecue Association’s 2014-2015 season. 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers made the finals in all three categories for the second straight contest at the Grande Creek …

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