In the first ever dual GBA-MBN contest at Smokin’ Pork N Butts at Jackson, GA; Bubba Grills captured the Grand Championship of the GBA contest. Head Cook Lonnie Smith & crew turned in a near perfect (599.7 score) in pulled pork finals to take the final call of the day. It took that near perfect entry to hold off D.W.’s Kountry Cookers who captured first place in both ribs & pork loin with identical 599.1 scores. Smoke Shack was consistent across all three categories to take home the Reserve Grand Championship.
As noted above. the Wright family of D.W.’s Kountry Cookers took first place in pork loin. Jack’s New South was runner up with HSoly Smokers taking third place. Fletchers Finest and Bubba Grills rounded out the top five. In pulled pork, Bubba Grills topped the field of 31 teams. Dixe Q followed in second place. Jurrasic Pork took third place with Smokin Grill BBQ in fourth and Smoke Shack in fourth. D.W.’s Kountry Cookers found themselves in the winner’s circle once again in ribs with Jack’s New South again the runner up. Smoke Shack claimed third place. Sauced Hog Smoke Shack and Holy Smokers tied for fourth place. After running thru all the tiebreakers, the two team were still deadlocked and shared the fourth place award.
The next GBA event is the 3rd Annual Hazlehurst BBQ Fest on May 4-5. Check the contest page for cook team & judge’s applications.