Jack’s Old South Edges Out Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack in Hawkinsville
Some of the top names in the world of competition BBQ turned out for the Hawkinsville Harvest Festival Pigs & Produce BBQ Cook Off, but the regulars on the Georgia Barbecue Association circuit were up for the challenge. When the smoke settled, the Grand Championship had to be decided by a coin toss. Jack’s Old South scored a near perfect 599.1 in the Pork Loin finals. That was matched by Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack’s final Rib entry. The GBA officials compared the scores thru the tie breaker procedure and the two teams matched up exactly. That left it up to a coin toss and the winningest man in BBQ walked last once again.
Myron Mixon actually got his winning ways started in Hawkinsville. In 1996, Hawkinsville hosted a Memphis in May BBQ contest & Mixon won his very first Grand Championship at that event.
Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack may have come out on the wrong end of the coin toss, but the team’s strong showing across the three GBA categories secured the Reserve Grand Championship. The team made finals both Ribs & Pork Loin .
Jack’s Old South score of 599.1 in Pork Loin topped the category. Sauced Hogs Smoke shack finished second with ComSouth High Tech Smokers finishing third.. BBQ Pitmasters star, Michael Character of Character’s Famous BBQ from Adairsville, GA, captured 4th place. Another BBQ Pitmasters alum, Moe Cason of Ponderoas BBQ, took 5th place.
In Pulled Pork, 92 BBQ in just their 3rd GBA contest, beat out all the big names & seasoned vets to capture their first category win. Smokin 42 BBQ was the runner up. Kelvin’s BBQ took third place. Cooking with Stump, another BBQ Pitmasters star, claimed 4th place. Jack’s Old South rounded out the top five.
Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack racked up a near perfect score in the Ribs Finals to win the category over Jack’s Old South, second place, and Ponderosa BBQ, third place. Smokin’ 42 BBQ came in 4th place with ComSouth High Tech Smokers claiming 5th place.
The GBA thanks the Hawkinsville Downtown Development Authority for organizing a great contest and looks forward to returning to the Harvert Festival again next year. The next stop on the GBA trail with be in Richland on November 8-9 followed up by a new event on the circuit, the Moultrie Moose Lodge BBQ Cook Off on December 6-7
Full Contest Results:
|1||599.1||JACK’S OLD SOUTH||1||598.8||92 BBQ|
|2||590.8||SAUCED HOGS SMOKE SHACK||2||596.1||SMOKIN 42 BBQ|
|3||580.6||COMSOUTH HIGH TECH||3||589.6||KELVIN’S BBQ|
|4||590.8||CHARACTER’S FAMOUS BBQ||4||587.9||COOKING WITH STUMP|
|5||583.7||PONDEROSA BBQ||5||586.2||JACK’S OLD SOUTH|
|6||581.2||KELVIN’S BBQ||6||582.7||PONDEROSA BBQ|
|7||580.3||SMOKIN 42 BBQ||7||580||LIGHTNING STRIKE BBQ|
|8||579.4||BUTT RUBBIN BBQ||8||579||SAUCED HOGS SMOKE SHACK|
|9||575.8||SWINE TIME BBQ||9||579||BUTT RUBBIN BBQ|
|10||575.2||DADDY-O’S BBQ||10||574.7||COMSOUTH HIGH TECH|
|11||575.1||92 BBQ||11||572.3||SWINE TIME BBQ|
|12||570.3||LIGHTNING STRIKE BBQ||12||571.8||CHARACTER’S FAMOUS BBQ|
|13||568||COOKING WITH STUMP||13||568.5||TECHNICALLY COOKING|
|14||560.1||TECHNICALLY COOKING||14||566.2||DADDY-O’S BBQ|
|1||599.1||SAUCED HOGS SMOKE SHACK|
|2||598.5||JACK’S OLD SOUTH|
|4||592.1||SMOKIN 42 BBQ|
|5||584.3||COMSOUTH HIGH TECH|
|7||579.4||COOKING WITH STUMP|
|9||575.1||LIGHTNING STRIKE BBQ|
|10||573.8||BUTT RUBBIN BBQ|
|11||572.8||CHARACTER’S FAMOUS BBQ|
|13||571.9||SWINE TIME BBQ|
|1||JACK’S OLD SOUTH||592.2||586.2||592.1||1770.5|
|2||SAUCED HOGS SMOKE SHACK||595.8||579||592.4||1767.2|
|4||SMOKIN 42 BBQ||592.1||593.1||580.3||1765.5|
|6||COMSOUTH HIGH TECH||584.3||574.7||595.4||1754.4|
|8||CHARACTER’S FAMOUS BBQ||572.8||571.8||590.8||1735.4|
|9||COOKING WITH STUMP||579.4||587.9||568||1735.3|
|10||BUTT RUBBIN BBQ||573.8||579||579.4||1732.2|
|11||LIGHTNING STRIKE BBQ||575.1||580||570.3||1725.4|
|12||SWINE TIME BBQ||571.9||572.3||575.8||1720|