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Apr 10 2013

Bethel Smokers Tops Field at Grande Creek PigJam

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.

Grand Champions Bethel Smokers

Grand Champions Bethel Smokers

 

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.

Reserve Grand Champion Smokin' AJs

Reserve Grand Champion Smokin’ AJs

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.

First Place Loin - Cookin with Stump.com

First Place Loin – Cookin with Stump.com

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.

 

PORK LOIN
1 590.8 Cookin with Stumps
2 590.2 Butt Rubbin’ BBQ
3 586.5 Smokin AJ’s
4 588.8 Bubmeisters
5 586.9 Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack
6 586.9 Dirt Road Grillin
7 583.9 Anarque
8 583.5 Bubba Grills
9 580.6 Shadetree Smokers
10 580 Bethel Smokers
11 577.7 Charlies Titan Tastings
12 577.6 Rump Burners
13 572.6 Smoken Rascals
14 565.4 Fire Fighters Kick Ash
15 564.8 Smoke Shack
16 564.5 Old Henry’s
17 564.4 Smokin Butts
18 558.6 Sandy Ridge Smoker
19 557.6 TC BBQ

 

RIBS   PULLED PORK
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
6 588.8 Old Henry’s 6 584.5 Bubmeisters
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
10 580.2 Anarque 10 577.1 Smoken Rascals
11 576.9 Bubmeisters 11 576.2 Anarque
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

 

Reserve Scores
Ribs Pulled Loin Total
1 Smokin AJ’s 584.2 596.7 594.5 1775.4
2 Bubba Grills 587.5 599.4 583.5 1770.4
3 Butt Rubbin’ BBQ 589 590.2 589.9 1769.1
4 Bethel Smokers 590.3 593.4 580 1763.7
5 Shadetree Smokers 591.1 583.6 580.6 1755.3
6 Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack 584.5 579.1 586.9 1750.5
7 Bubmeisters 576.9 584.5 588.8 1750.2
8 Cookin with Stumps 564.8 587.5 590.5 1742.8
9 Anarque 580.2 576.2 583.9 1740.3
10 Rump Burners 590 564.8 577.6 1732.4
11 Old Henry’s 588.8 568.8 564.5 1722.1
12 Smokin Butts 591.1 564 564.4 1719.5
13 Smoke Shack 572.6 582 564.8 1719.4
14 Charlies Titan Tastings 576.3 561.7 577.7 1715.7
15 Smoken Rascals 563.9 577.1 572.6 1713.6
16 TC BBQ 568.6 574.1 557.6 1700.3
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

 

2 comments

  1. charles wilkin/john duncan

    we are so in to bbq… but want to learn and or join a team…. how do we do it?

    1. Jim Sewell

      I would suggest first coming to a contest, see how things are setup & run, meeting teams, etc. Our next contest is Sept 6-7 in Fort Valley. Try to come on Friday if possible. This is the best time to talk to cook teams, contest reps, etc. On Saturday, most teams will be concentrating on getting their boxes ready for turn in & won’t have a much time to chat.

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