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May 04 2014

Bethel Smokers Rises to the Top at 3 Rivers BBQ Fest

Bethel Smokers Rises to the Top at 3 Rivers BBQ Fest

Bethel Smokers of Douglas, GA, won the Pulled Pork Category and with the top score of the finals rounds captured the Grand Championship at the 3 Rivers BBQ Fest.  The contest was held at the Towns Bluff Park & Heritage Center just north of Hazlehurst on the banks of the mighty Altamaha River.

Grand Champion - Bethel Smokers

Grand Champion – Bethel Smokers

 

reserve

Reserve Champion – Bubba Grills

loin

First Place Loin – 92 BBQ

 

 

It was a close race for the Reserve Championship.  Bubba Grills total of 1765.5 in the three preliminary rounds was just 0.2 of a point ahead of Smokin’ 42 BBQ.

 

Bethel Smokers score of 597.7 topped the Pulled Pork category. Mojo Smokehouse of Willacoochee, GA took second place.  In third place, cooking in their first GBA contest, was Straw Boss BBQ. Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack finished in fourth place with Just Smoke N Around in fifth place. Sixth place went to Smokin’ 42 BBQ and 7th place went to Drive By Smokers. H & J Cook Team, Bubba Grills and 92 BBQ finished 8th, 9th & 10th respectively.

 

 

 

 

Bubba Grills won the Ribs category with Smokin’ 42 BBQ as runner-up. TC’s BBQ of Swainsboro, captured third and 92 BBQ captured fourth place. Rounding out the top 5 was Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack. Sixth place was taken by Mojo Smokehouse. Seventh thru 10th places went to Smokin’ AJ’s, Bethel Smokers, Just Smoke N Around and Doc & Dicies.

 

92 BBQ, Brad Sweet with special assistant pitmaster William, conquered the Pork Loin category.  Bubba Grills took second place.  Mojo Smokehouse grabbed the third spot. Sauced Hogs Smokeshack had their second 4th place finish and Just Smoke N Around got their second 5th place award. Smokin’ AJ’s took 6th place and Doc & Dicies took 7th place. Eighth went to Smokin’ 42 BBQ and 9th place went to Straw Boss BBQ. Bethel Smokers completed the top 10 in the category.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The GBA would like to thank the Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Co. Board of Tourism and the staff of Towns Bluff Park & Heritage Center for hosting a great contest at a beautiful venue.

The GBA heads north to Acworth for Smoke on the Lake next week (May 9-10) then winds up the 2013-2014 season in Dallas GA at the Paulding Co. Stars & Stripes BBQ Cook-off & Festival on June 20-21.

 

 

 

 

 

Full Contest Results:

 

PULLED PORK   RIBS
1 597.7 BETHEL SMOKERS 1 596.7 BUBBA GRILLS
2 592.0 MOJO SMOKEHOUSE 2 594.7 SMOKIN 42 BBQ
3 590.4 STRAW BOSS BBQ 3 591.4 TC’S BBQ
4 589.9 SAUCED HOGS SMOKESHACK 4 589.9 92 BBQ
5 587.0 JUST SMOKE “N” AROUND BBQ 5 583.9 SAUCED HOGS SMOKESHACK
6 586.6 SMOKIN 42 BBQ 6 583.6 MOJO SMOKEHOUSE
7 585.3 DRIVE BY SMOKERS 7 583 SMOKIN – AJ’S
8 585.0 H & J COOKING TEAM 8 579 BETHEL SMOKERS
9 582.3 BUBBA GRILLS 9 574.5 JUST SMOKE “N” AROUND BBQ
10 581.7 92 BBQ 10 574.4 DOC & DICIES
11 581.7 TC’S BBQ 11 574.1 H & J COOKING TEAM
12 579.7 DOC & DICIES 12 573 STRAW BOSS BBQ
13 578.7 SMOKIN – AJ’S 13 572.4 DRIVE BY SMOKERS
14 569.9 OLD HENRY’S BBQ 14 570.2 R K BQ
15 567.0 R K BQ 15 554.3 OLD HENRY’S BBQ

 

LOIN
1 595.1 92 BBQ
2 593.6 BUBBA GRILLS
3 590.9 MOJO SMOKEHOUSE
4 588.8 SAUCED HOGS SMOKESHACK
5 587.9 JUST SMOKE “N” AROUND BBQ
6 587.6 SMOKIN – AJ’S
7 582.4 DOC & DICIES
8 579.3 SMOKIN 42 BBQ
9 578.3 STRAW BOSS BBQ
10 573.7 BETHEL SMOKERS
11 572.4 H & J COOKING TEAM
12 568.8 R K BQ
13 568.1 DRIVE BY SMOKERS
14 567.1 TC’S BBQ
15 557 OLD HENRY’S BBQ

 

Reserve Scores
Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 BUBBA GRILLS 591.4 582.3 591.8 1765.5
2 SMOKIN 42 BBQ 579.3 586.6 599.4 1765.3
3 MOJO SMOKEHOUSE 590.1 590.9 583.6 1764.6
4 92 BBQ 591.8 581.7 589.9 1763.4
5 SAUCED HOGS SMOKESHACK 588.8 589.9 583.9 1762.6
6 JUST SMOKE “N” AROUND BBQ 587.9 587.0 574.5 1749.4
7 SMOKIN – AJ’S 587.6 578.7 583 1749.3
8 BETHEL SMOKERS 573.7 595.8 579 1748.5
9 STRAW BOSS BBQ 578.3 592.5 573 1743.8
10 TC’S BBQ 567.1 581.7 591.5 1740.3
11 DOC & DICIES 582.4 579.7 574.4 1736.5
12 H & J COOKING TEAM 572.4 585.0 574.1 1731.5
13 DRIVE BY SMOKERS 568.1 585.3 572.4 1725.8
14 R K BQ 568.8 567.0 570.2 1706.0
15 OLD HENRY’S BBQ 557 569.9 554.3 1681.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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