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Nov 11 2013

Fiddler’s BBQ Wins First GBA Grand in Richland

Fiddler’s BBQ Wins First GBA Grand in Richland

Grand Champion - Fiddler's BBQ

Grand Champion – Fiddler’s BBQ

The Fiddler’s BBQ team of Harvey and Shirley Willis from Cusseta, GA didn’t have far to travel to compete in the Pig Fest CharBroil Challenge in Richland.  The short trip was a memorable one for the couple as they won their first Grand Championship on the GBA competition trail.  Fiddler’s BBQ Pork Loin entry in the finals round was just 0.3 off a perfect 600 score. It took every tenth of a point as Bethel Smoker’s finals rib box was just a tick behind with a score of 599.4.

 

Reserve Grand Champion - Bethel Smokers

Reserve Grand Champion – Bethel Smokers

 

Mr Joe Wright, pitmaster for Bethel Smokers, made finals in both ribs and pulled pork. Bethel was the only team in the contest that made finals in more than one category.  The two top 3 preliminary round finishes along with 7th place in loin, gave the team from Douglas the highest cumulative score in the preliminary rounds and the Reserve Grand Championship.

richland final sheets

 

Fiddler’s BBQ 599.7 score topped the Loin category.  H & J Cooking Team came in second place with ET’s BBQ finishing in third.  Lightning Strike BBQ tied for third place in the preliminary round, but fell on the 4th level of the tiebreaker to finish 4th. Holy Smoke, LLC claimed 5th place. ET’s BBQ scored a perfect 600 in the Loin preliminary round.

 

First Place Pulled Pork - Cooking with Sump

First Place Pulled Pork – Cooking with Sump

 

Cooking with Stump topped the field in the Pulled Pork category.  Bethel Smokers took 2nd place.  Smokin’ 42 BBQ of Tifton came in 3rd place. Fourth place went to ET’s BBQ. Fiddler’s BBQ  took home 5th place just 0.3 of a point ahead of Swine Time Grillin’ Team.  Just another 0.3 of a point back in 7th place was Lyles BBQ Company.

 

 

First place in Ribs went to Bethel Smokers with 92 BBQ as runnerup.  Smokin’ J’s, cooking in their first GBA contest, took third place.  Just Smokin’ Around BBQ took the 4th spot and Holy Smoke, LLC rounded out the top 5.

 

richland backyard grand wicked lickin

 

The Richland contest also held a backyard contest with 13 teams competing. Wicked Lickin’ BBQ Crew, led by 14 year old pitmaster Kason Gray, won the Grand Championship with 2nd place finishes in both Pulled Pork and Ribs, a 3rd place finish in Chicken and 1st place in From the Water with a perfect 600 score. Other category winners in the backyard division were:

Chicken: The Country Boy Cookers
Pulled Pork: Big Racks’ BBQ Cooking Team
Ribs: Bar B Que Bandits

The Georgia Barbecue Association was proud to once again be a part of this long running BBQ competition and festival.  The next stop on the GBA trail will be in Moultrie as the GBA will sanction for the first time the Moultrie Moose Lodge 1158 Annual BBQ Cookoff on December 6-7.

Full Results:

LOIN   PULLED PORK
1 599.7 Fiddlers BBQ 1 598.8 Cooking With Stump
2 598.2 H & J Cooking Team 2 598.5 Bethel Smokers
3 597.6 E.T. ‘s BBQ 3 598.2 Smok’n 42 BBQ
4 591.5 Lightening Strike BBQ 4 591.5 E.T. ‘s BBQ
5 589.9 Holy Smoke, LLC 5 589 Fiddlers BBQ
6 588.3 Smok’n 42 BBQ 6 586.6 Swine Time Grill’n Team
7 587.8 Bethel Smokers 7 586.3 Lyles BBQ Company
8 584 Cooking With Stump 8 585.7 Just Smok “N” Around BBQ
9 583.3 Drive By Smoker’s 9 584.8 92 BBQ
10 582.8 Just Smok “N” Around BBQ 10 583.5 Drive By Smoker’s
11 579.4 92 BBQ 11 583.4 Holy Smoke, LLC
12 577.7 Jethro’s Cooking Crew 12 582.9 TC’s BBQ
13 577 TC’s BBQ 13 581 Old Henry’s BBQ
14 576.5 Lick’em Lips BBQ 14 578.3 Jethro’s Cooking Crew
15 572.7 Swine Time Grill’n Team 15 576.4 Smokin J’s
16 570.4 Lyles BBQ Company 16 568.7 Lightening Strike BBQ
17 570.2 Old Henry’s BBQ 17 566.5 H & J Cooking Team
18 568.1 Smokin J’s 18 564.9 Lick’em Lips BBQ

 

RIBS
1 599.4 Bethel Smokers
2 598.8 92 BBQ
3 597.3 Smokin J’s
4 588.8 Just Smok “N” Around BBQ
5 588.2 Holy Smoke, LLC
6 586.9 Cooking With Stump
7 586.6 Fiddlers BBQ
8 586.6 Jethro’s Cooking Crew
9 583.6 Old Henry’s BBQ
10 583.2 Swine Time Grill’n Team
11 580 H & J Cooking Team
12 578.8 Lyles BBQ Company
13 575.4 Lightening Strike BBQ
14 575.1 Drive By Smoker’s
15 575.1 TC’s BBQ
16 569.7 E.T. ‘s BBQ
17 568.5 Smok’n 42 BBQ
18 567.1 Lick’em Lips BBQ

 

Reserve Scores
Ribs Pulled Loin Total
1 Bethel Smokers 591.5 592.1 587.8 1771.4
2 Fiddlers BBQ 586.6 589 592.5 1768.1
3 Cooking With Stump 586.9 595.1 584 1766
4 92 BBQ 599.1 584.8 579.4 1763.3
5 Holy Smoke, LLC 588.2 583.4 589.9 1761.5
6 E.T. ‘s BBQ 569.7 591.5 600 1761.2
7 Just Smok “N” Around BBQ 588.8 585.7 582.8 1757.3
8 Smok’n 42 BBQ 568.5 599.1 588.3 1755.9
9 Jethro’s Cooking Crew 586.6 578.3 577.7 1742.6
10 Swine Time Grill’n Team 583.2 586.6 572.7 1742.5
11 Drive By Smoker’s 575.1 583.5 583.3 1741.9
12 H & J Cooking Team 580 566.5 591.5 1738
13 Lightening Strike BBQ 575.4 568.7 591.5 1735.6
14 Lyles BBQ Company 578.8 586.3 570.4 1735.5
15 TC’s BBQ 575.1 582.9 577 1735
16 Old Henry’s BBQ 583.6 581 570.2 1734.8
17 Smokin J’s 589.5 576.4 568.1 1734
18 Lick’em Lips BBQ 567.1 564.9 576.5 1708.5

 

 

 

 

 

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