Butts-N-Brews Kicks Down the Door to Las Vegas!
submitted by Greg Hoyt
A new wave of teams swept through The Statesboro Music Festival’s Battle Of The BoroQue! The GBA’s first contest in Statesboro, Georgia turned out to be a real home field advantage for Bubba Hunt and the Butts-N-Brews BBQ team.
The BoroQue was Butts-N-Brews first ever sanctioned competition and they walked away with the Grand Championship punching their ticket to Las Vegas to represent the GBA, Statesboro and the Battle of the BoroQue! TC’s BBQ turned in a solid day across the board winning the Reserve Championship.
Nineteen teams smoked and served great product to appreciative judges. The weekend weather that has pounded Georgia over the past few weeks broke and we were blessed with a fabulous weekend for a cook-off. Everyone heard the blues at the Music Festival but no one had the blues!
GBA icons Bubba Grills, Bethel Smokers and Sauced Hog Smoke Shack were joined by five teams who made their first appearances as GBA finalists.
Lee Sweats and Sweats BBQ finaled in Ribs and Pork Loin.
TC’s BBQ, led by Tim Coleman and David Mixon of Smokin Dilla’s finaled in Pulled Pork. Bubba Hunt led Butts-N-Brews to a Pork Loin final along with Don Poe of Kiwani’s Q.
Bubba Grills took first in Ribs followed by Bethel Smokers and Sweats BBQ.
Sauced Hog Smoke Shack won Pulled Pork with TC’s BBQ and Smokin Dillas coming on strong.
The Pork Loin Finals were where the action was. The finals table was made up of teams who competing in their first GBA events and two teams were competing for the first time ever. Butts-N-Brews BBQ team won the Pork Loin category and the Grand Championship with their Pork Loin.
|Pulled Pork||Pork Loin|
|1||592.8||SAUCED HOG SMOKE SHACK||1||595.4||BUTTS-N-BREWS|
|2||591.8||TC’S BBQ||2||584.5||SWEAT’S BBQ|
|3||578.9||SMOKIN DILLAS||3||578.6||KIWANI’S Q|
|4||587.5||SMOKIN AJ’S||4||585.2||SAUCED HOG SMOKE SHACK|
|5||587.2||BETHEL SMOKERS||5||584.8||PARTY PORKERS|
|6||584||PARTY PORKERS||6||583.3||K & K GRILL|
|7||583.9||BUBBA GRILL||7||579.1||SMOKIN AJ’S|
|8||583||5 O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE||8||578.9||BUBBA GRILL|
|9||580.9||SMOKE SHACK BBQ||9||577||TC’S BBQ|
|10||580.4||OLD HENRY’S BBQ||10||575.7||SMOKE SHACK BBQ|
|12||576.1||RUB SHAKERS QUE||12||571.9||RUB SHAKERS QUE|
|13||575.6||SWEAT’S BBQ||13||565.1||BETHEL SMOKERS|
|14||573.5||K & K GRILL||14||564.8||EAGLE CREEK SMOKE|
|15||572.1||DOC & DICIES||15||563.5||OLD HENRY’S BBQ|
|16||568.5||EAGLE CREEK SMOKE||16||562.5||5 O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE|
|17||566.8||KIWANI’S Q||17||556.1||BACKYARD PORKERS|
|18||561.9||BACKYARD PORKERS||18||0||DIRT ROAD SAUCE LLC|
|19||561.5||DIRT ROAD SAUCE LLC||19||0||DOC & DICIES|
|4||587.9||5 O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE|
|6||585.5||SMOKE SHACK BBQ|
|9||580.3||SAUCED HOG SMOKE SHACK|
|10||577.3||K & K GRILL|
|12||575.7||OLD HENRY’S BBQ|
|14||574.7||RUB SHAKERS QUE|
|16||568.7||DIRT ROAD SAUCE LLC|
|18||558.3||DOC & DICIES|
|19||555.4||EAGLE CREEK SMOKE|
|2||SAUCED HOG SMOKE SHACK||580.3||595.4||585.2||1760.9|
|9||SMOKE SHACK BBQ||585.5||580.9||575.7||1742.1|
|11||K & K GRILL||577.3||573.5||583.3||1734.1|
|12||5 O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE||587.9||583||562.5||1733.4|
|13||RUB SHAKERS QUE||574.7||576.1||571.9||1722.7|
|15||OLD HENRY’S BBQ||575.7||580.4||563.5||1719.6|
|16||EAGLE CREEK SMOKE||555.4||568.5||564.8||1688.7|
|18||DOC & DICIES||558.3||572.1||0||1130.4|
|19||DIRT ROAD SAUCE LLC||568.7||561.5||0||1130.2|