Back to Back Grands for Smokin’ 42 BBQ
The “Black Train” from Tifton, GA is on a serious roll in the Georgia Barbecue Assocation. Fresh off a Grand Championship earlier this month in their hometown contest, Smokin’ 42 BBQ made it two Grands in a row with a win at the Durhamtown Moonshiners BBQ Festival in Union Point, GA. As in Tifton, the team’s Pork Loin entry was the highest scoring box in the finals round.
Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack made finals in all three categories at Durhamtown. That strong overall performance earned the Reserve Grand Champion trophy wotj the highest cumulative score in the three preliminary rounds. In the preliminary Ribs competition, TC’s BBQ recorded a perfect score to become the newest member of the GBA’s 600 club.
Smokin’ 42 BBQ’s Grand Championship Pork Loin entry led the way in the category. Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack was the runner up. H & J Cooking Crew took third place. Clay & Sephanie Beal of Old Henry’s BBQ got the fourth place call with Bubba Grills rounding out the top five.
Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack had the best Pulled Pork box of the day. Smokin the Good Stuff came in second with H & J Cooking Crew once again finishing third. TC’s BBQ captured fourth place. Bubba Grills took fifth place just a half point ahead of Rub My Butt.
29 Barbecue and Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack tied for first Ribs. 29 Barbecue took the top spot on the first tiebreaker. TC’s BBQ came in third place. Old Henry’s BBQ got their second fourth place call of the day and Bubba Grills took fifth place for the third time in the contest.
The GBA also sanctioned a Cooking for Fun contest at Durhamtown. Screaming Eagle took first place in Pulled Pork with Southern Accent taking second place. Komado Kommandos scored a perfect 600 in the Ribs contest with Screaming Eagle as runner up. Screaming Eagle had the highest cumulative score for the two categories to claim the Grand Championship.
The Georgia Barbecue Association would like to thank the Durhamtown Plantation staff for their outstanding hospitality and for putting together a great contest at a very unique venue.
The next stop on the GBA contest trail will be Bikes, Blues & BBQ in Douglas on March 28 & 29. In April the GBA will return to Jackson, Ga for Smokin’ Pork N Butts on April 18-19. In May, the GBA heads to Hazlehurst for the Three Rivers BBQ Fest on May 2-3 then the following weekend will be in Acworth for Smoke on the Lake on May 9-10.
Full Results Pro Contest: (Scores for 1st, 2nd & 3rd are from finals round. 4th and down are preliminary round scores)
|1||598.5||Smokin’ 42 BBQ||1||594.7||Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack|
|2||592.8||Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack||2||594.1||Smokin The Good Stuff|
|3||590.5||H & J Cooking Crew||3||592.5||H & J Cooking Crew|
|4||585.3||Old Henry’s BBQ||4||585.9||TC’s BBQ|
|5||582.9||Bubba Grills||5||583.5||Bubba Grills|
|6||580.5||Masters Basters||6||583||Rub My Butt|
|7||580.2||29 Barbeque||7||582.6||Dixie Que|
|8||578.6||Just Smoke N Around||8||582||Just Smoke N Around|
|9||576||TC’s BBQ||9||579.6||Smokin’ 42 BBQ|
|10||575.2||Rub My Butt||10||578.1||Old Henry’s BBQ|
|11||573.8||Dixie Que||11||575.3||Masters Basters|
|12||568.8||Smokin The Good Stuff||12||553.2||29 Barbeque|
|2||594.1||Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack|
|4||591.2||Old Henry’s BBQ|
|6||584||Smokin’ 42 BBQ|
|7||583||Rub My Butt|
|9||580||H & J Cooking Crew|
|10||579.7||Smokin The Good Stuff|
|12||573.4||Just Smoke N Around|
|1||Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack||597.7||590.8||591.8||1780.3|
|2||H & J Cooking Crew||594.5||591.8||580||1766.3|
|4||Smokin’ 42 BBQ||595.1||579.6||584||1758.7|
|6||Old Henry’s BBQ||585.3||578.1||591.2||1754.6|
|7||Rub My Butt||575.2||583||583||1741.2|
|9||Smokin The Good Stuff||568.8||589.8||579.7||1738.3|
|10||Just Smoke N Around||578.6||582||573.4||1734|
Full Results Cooking for Fun Division:
|1||599.4||Screaming Eagle||1||600||Kamado Kommandos|
|2||594.8||Southern Accent||2||583.5||Screaming Eagle|
|4||571.5||The Smokin’ Pipes||4||0|
|5||558.4||Two Butts Bar B Que||5||0|
|Grand Champion Scores|
|4||The Smokin’ Pipes||571.5||0||571.5|
|5||Two Butts Bar B Que||558.4||0||558.4|