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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 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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Grand Champion- Captain Jack's Freedom BBQ Team

Captain Jack Captures the “Anterprise” at Fire Ant Festival

Captain Jack Captures the “Anterprise” at Fire Ant Festival Ashburn, GA — The Fire Ant Festival in Ashburn comes up with a new & unique theme each year. For 2017, it was a Star Trek theme. The Grand Champion recevied $2500 and a unique “Starship Anterprise” trophy complete with lights, phasers & photo torpedoes.  Captain …

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92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers Hits Perfection at Walton Co EMC BBQ Festival

92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers Hits Perfection at Walton Co EMC BBQ Festival Monroe, GA —  Brad Sweet and 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers nailed a perfect 600 score in the Ribs finals round to take the Grand Championship at the Walton Co EMC BBQ Festival.  Since the revised finals round scoring system went into effect a couple years …

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