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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 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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92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers Takes Grand at Bikes, Blues & BBQ

Douglas, GA has a storied history in the world of competition BBQ.  The city has joined forces with the Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) the past two years to bring professional competition BBQ back to the city. The City of Douglas pulled out all stops to put on a great show for the 2nd annual Bikes, …

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Grand Champion - Stump Smokers

Stump Smokers Hits Trifecta at Hawkinsville Smokin’ the Track

Stump Smokers Hits Trifecta at Hawkinsville Smokin’ the Track The Hawkinsville Harness Racing Festival hosted the Georgia Barbecue Association and Smokin’ the Track BBQ competition.  When the dust settled from a day of harness racing on the track; Stump Smokers, Tab & Walter “Stump” McDowell,  hit the Trifecta by winning all three categories.  This left …

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Candidate Qualifying for GBA President and Vice President

Candidate Qualifying for GBA President and Vice President         The offices of President and Vice President of the Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) are up for election this year. The Candidate Qualifying Period shall be from April 1 to April 15 of the year prior to the end of the current officers’ terms. …

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First Place Loin - Dobey Q

Back to Back Grands for 29 Barbeque

Back to Back Grands for 29 Barbeque The Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) plowed into the Durhamtown Off Road Park near Union Point for the Durhamtown Spring Jam & BBQ Cook-off.  While the slick red clay mud was a delight for the 4 Wheelers & Dirt Bikers, it presented some challenges to the Pitmasters.  The GBA …

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Grand Champion - 29 Barbeque

29 Barbeque Wins First GBA Grand at Hitachi Walton Co BBQ Festival

29 Barbeque Wins First GBA Grand at Hitachi Walton Co BBQ Festival Barry Spayberry and 29 Barbeque took first place honors in both Pulled Pork and Ribs, but it was the Rib entry that edged out Pulled Pork box for highest score in the Finals rounds to win the Grand Championship at the Hitachi Walton …

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Grand Champion - Smokin 42 BBQ

Smokin’ 42 Defends Home Turf Again in Tifton

Smokin’ 42 BBQ Defends Home Turf Again in Tifton   Twenty six Georgia Barbecue Associations teams gathered at Fulwood Park in Tifton, Ga for Rhythm & Ribs. The event in Tifton has become a favorite among the teams with a great venue and a large music and crafts festival to go along with the BBQ competition …

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