Bethel Smokers Tops Field at Grande Creek PigJam
Nineteen teams gathered at the Georgia Sports Arena in Swainsboro, GA for the first Grande Creek PigJam. The teams & judges found the new venue to be an execllent site for a BBQ competition. The GBA family and members of the Swainsboro community were treated to a concert on Friday night by The LACS.
Mr Joe Wright of Bethel Smokers claimed first place in both Pulled Pork & Ribs to take home the Grand Championship. His finals Ribs score of 595.4 was 0.3 of a point better than his finals Pulled Pork score to claim the top award of the day.
Smokin’ AJ’s Pitmaster Buster Davis had a strong showing in all three categories to win the Reserve Grand Championship. Buster’s top 3 finals calls in Loin & Pulled Pork along with a 9th place finish in Ribs was the highest overall score in the preliminary round.
Cookin’withStump.com took first place in the Pork Loin category just 0.6 of a point ahead of Butt Rubbin BBQ. Smokin AJs claimed third place with Budmeisters taking fourth. Sauce Hogs Smokeshack edged out Dirt Road Grillin for fifth place by 0.3 of a point.
The finish in Pulled Pork was even closer than the Loin category as Bethel Smokers winning score was just 0.3 of a point better than Bubba Grills. Smokin AJs once again took third place. Butt Rubbin BBQ finished fourth with Cookin’ with Stump.com in fifth place.
Bethel Smokers topped the field in the Ribs category with Shadetree Smokers as runner up. Smokin Butts took home the third place award. Just a single point separated fourth and fifth place with Rump Burners just ahead of Butt Rubbin BBQ.
|1||590.8||Cookin with Stumps|
|2||590.2||Butt Rubbin’ BBQ|
|5||586.9||Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack|
|6||586.9||Dirt Road Grillin|
|11||577.7||Charlies Titan Tastings|
|14||565.4||Fire Fighters Kick Ash|
|18||558.6||Sandy Ridge Smoker|
|1||595.4||Bethel Smokers||1||595.1||Bethel Smokers|
|2||583.5||Shadetree Smokers||2||594.8||Bubba Grills|
|3||575.6||Smokin Butts||3||582.6||Smokin AJ’s|
|4||590||Rump Burners||4||590.2||Butt Rubbin’ BBQ|
|5||589||Butt Rubbin’ BBQ||5||587.5||Cookin with Stumps|
|7||587.5||Bubba Grills||7||583.6||Shadetree Smokers|
|8||584.5||Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack||8||582||Smoke Shack|
|9||584.2||Smokin AJ’s||9||579.1||Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack|
|12||576.3||Charlies Titan Tastings||12||574.1||TC BBQ|
|13||572.7||Sandy Ridge Smoker||13||569.8||Fire Fighters Kick Ash|
|14||572.6||Smoke Shack||14||568.8||Old Henry’s|
|15||568.6||TC BBQ||15||564.8||Rump Burners|
|16||564.8||Cookin with Stumps||16||564||Smokin Butts|
|17||563.9||Smoken Rascals||17||561.7||Charlies Titan Tastings|
|18||562.1||Fire Fighters Kick Ash||18||550.8||Sandy Ridge Smoker|
|19||0||Dirt Road Grillin||19||0||Dirt Road Grillin|
|3||Butt Rubbin’ BBQ||589||590.2||589.9||1769.1|
|6||Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack||584.5||579.1||586.9||1750.5|
|8||Cookin with Stumps||564.8||587.5||590.5||1742.8|
|14||Charlies Titan Tastings||576.3||561.7||577.7||1715.7|
|17||Fire Fighters Kick Ash||562.1||569.8||565.4||1697.3|
|18||Sandy Ridge Smoker||572.7||550.8||558.6||1682.1|
|19||Dirt Road Grillin||0||0||586.9||586.9|