A Smoking Good Birthday for Lawdawg BBQ
Kerry Sparks of Lawdawg BBQ got the best birthday present a competition could want – their first Grand Championship. It wasn’t without some drama at the Hawkinsville Harvest Fest Pigs & Produce BBQ Contest. Lawdawg BBQ’s Loin entry and 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers’ Pulled Pork entry tallied the same total score in the finals round. On the first tiebreaker, compare scores for Taste, Lawdawg prevailed and the Sparks family team walked last at the awards Ceremony.
92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers made finals in all three categories to accumulate the highest total score in the three preliminary rounds and won the Reserve Champion award.
The Grand Champion Loin entry by Lawdawg BBQ topped the category. In the Loin preliminary round, Lawdawg BBQ tallied a perfect 600 score. Bill & Renee Goddard of Rub Shakers Que took second place and 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers took third place. Fourth place went to Old Henry’s BBQ. Daddy-O’s BBQ came in fifth, Kelvin’s BBQ came in sixth and Southern Hogs came in seventh place. Eighth thru tenth places went to Fat Jack’s BBQ, Real South BBQ and Bubba Grills respectively.
92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers topped the Pulled Pork category. Fat Jack’s BBQ, cooking in their first GBA contest, was the runner up. Lawdawg BBQ finished in third place. Fourth place again went to Clay & Stephanie Beal of Old Henry’s BBQ. Kelvin’s BBQ & Real South BBQ tied for fifth place with Kelvin’s winning on the 4th tiebreaker. Bubba Grills grabbed seventh place and Daddy-O’s BBQ grabbed eighth place. Southern Hogs and Rub Shakers Que rounded out the top 10.
Southern Hogs turned in the best Rib entry of the day. Fat Jack’s BBQ added to their big first GBA contest with a second place finish in Ribs. 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers took third place. Bubba Grills came in fourth with Real South BBQ in fifth place. It was Old Henry’s BBQ claiming sixth place and Lawdawg BBQ claimed seventh place. Kelvin’s BBQ took eighth place, Rub Shakers Que took ninth and Daddy-O’s BBQ took tenth..
The Georgia Barbeque Association was proud to be a part of the Hawkinsville Harvest Fest for the third year. Next up on the GBA calendar is Albany Quail Classic on November 21-22 followed by the Moultrie Moose Lodge BBQ Cook-off on Dec 5-6.
|1||595.9||LAW DAWG BBQ||1||595.9||92 BBQ/ASSASSIN SMOKERS||1||594.9||SOUTHERN HOG|
|2||593.8||RUB SHAKERS QUE||2||593.6||FAT JACK’S BBQ||2||593.8||FAT JACK’S BBQ|
|3||591.6||92 BBQ/ASSASSIN SMOKERS||3||591.4||LAW DAWG BBQ||3||593.3||92 BBQ/ASSASSIN SMOKERS|
|4||581||OLD HENRY’S BBQ||4||582.3||OLD HENRY’S BBQ||4||586||BUBBA GRILLS|
|5||579.3||DADDY-O’S BBQ||5||580.01||KELVIN’S BBQ||5||582.7||REAL SOUTH BBQ|
|6||577.9||KELVIN’S BBQ||6||580||REAL SOUTH BBQ||6||579.7||OLD HENRY’S BBQ|
|7||577.81||SOUTHERN HOG||7||579.3||BUBBA GRILLS||7||579.4||LAW DAWG BBQ|
|8||577.8||FAT JACK’S BBQ||8||574.5||DADDY-O’S BBQ||8||578.8||KELVIN’S BBQ|
|9||577.1||REAL SOUTH BBQ||9||568.4||SOUTHERN HOG||9||578.1||RUB SHAKERS QUE|
|10||573.2||BUBBA GRILLS||10||563.5||RUB SHAKERS QUE||10||566.6||DADDY-O’S BBQ|
|1||92 BBQ/ASSASSIN SMOKERS||599.4||587.8||599.1||1786.3|
|2||LAW DAWG BBQ||600||584||579.4||1763.4|
|3||FAT JACK’S BBQ||577.8||590.9||590.3||1759|
|5||OLD HENRY’S BBQ||581||582.3||579.7||1743|
|6||REAL SOUTH BBQ||577.1||580||582.7||1739.8|
|9||RUB SHAKERS QUE||582.4||563.5||578.1||1724|