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Mar 30 2014

Bubba Grills Takes Grand at Bikes, Blues & BBQ

Bubba Grills Takes Grand at Bikes, Blues & BBQ

The Georgia Barbecue Association brought competition BBQ back to Douglas, GA for the Bikes, Blues & BBQ Festival held at Douglas Gene Chambers Municipal Airport. Twenty-seven teams persevered though heavy rains and a late night wind storm to produce championship BBQ.  The GBA judges really had their work cut out for them as the close scoring indicated a high level of quality pork loin, pulled pork and pork ribs made it to the tables.

 

Grand Champion - Bubba Grills

Grand Champion – Bubba Grills

 

Reserve Grand Champion - G.A.S. Passers

Reserve Grand Champion – G.A.S. Passers

The City of Douglas really rolled out the red carpet for the GBA’s cook teams, judges and officials.  The plans were in place for two days of great Blues music, motorcycle shows & games, a vintage car show & about 75 food & craft vendors.  Unfortunately, the weather forced cancellation of most of the events. Still, despite the weather challenges, the festival organizers held a very successful contest.

 

 

Lonnie Smith & his Bubba Grills team from Haddock, GA had the highest scoring entry of the finals round. His Ribs scored a 597.9 to earn the Grand Championship.  G.A.S. Passers of Hazlehurst, finaled in Ribs along with a fourth place in Pulled Pork and sixth place in Pork Loin to win the Reserve Grand Championship.

 

In Pork Loin, Bubba Grills topped the field in the category. Douglas, GA’s Bethel Smokers took second place. Smoking 42 BBQ claimed third place.  Mojo Smokehouse finished fourth with H & J Cooking Crew finishing in fifth. Sixth through 10th places went to:  G, A.S. Passers;  Dirt Road Smokers; Drive By Smokers; Smokin-AJ’s & Ricketson Construction.

 

 

 

DSCF2566 (800x556)Harvey & Shirley Willis of Fiddler’s BBQ won the Pulled Pork Category with Bethel Smokers once again taking second place. Another Douglas team, Ricketson Construction claimed third place. G.A.S. Passers took fourth.  Only 1.6 points separated 5th through 10th places. A tie for fifth place went to the fifth tiebreaker before Triple Threat Smokers gained an edge over TC’s BBQ. Rounding out the top 10 were: Bubba Grills, Smokin AJ’s, B-Queb’d; and Smokin 42 BBQ. Hard Rock Hill BBQ missed the top 10 by just a half point.

 

Bubba Grill’s championship winning Rib box topped the category. G.A.S. Passers claimed second place.  Third place went to Loud Pipe Grillers. 92 BBQ took fourth with Smokin’ 42 BBQ in fifth place.  TC’s BBQ; Lightning Strike BBQ; Hungry Hog BBQ; Mojo Smoke House and Hurricane Cookers finished 6th through 10th places respectively

The Georgia Barbecue Association would like to thank the City of Douglas, organizing staff and the multitude of volunteers for their hospitality and a great contest.  All the GBA teams & judges are looking forward to returning in 2015.

 

Full Results: (note: 1st, 2nd & 3rd places are final round scores. All others are from the preliminary rounds)

LOIN   PULLED PORK
1 595.1 Bubba Grills 1 596.2 Fiddler’s BBQ
2 594.6 Bethel Smokers 2 596 Bethel Smokers
3 592.3 Smokin 42 3 588.3 Ricketson Construction
4 592.8 Mojo Smoke House 4 590.5 Gas Passers
5 591.5 H&J Cooking 5 588.8 Triple Threat Smokers
6 589.3 Gas Passers 6 588.8 TC’s BBQ
7 587.6 Dirt Road Smokers 7 588.1 Bubba Grills
8 587.5 Drive By Smokers 8 587.5 Smokin-AJ’s
9 584.7 Smokin-AJ’s 9 587.3 B-Queb’d
10 583 Ricketson Construction 10 587.2 Smokin 42
11 582.9 Triple Threat Smokers 11 586.7 Hard Rock Hill BBQ
12 582.7 Lighter’d Knot BBQ 12 586 92 BBQ
13 580.2 Loud Pipe Grillers 13 585.3 Mojo Smoke House
14 579.3 Fiddler’s BBQ 14 582.3 Hurricane Cookers
15 579.1 Hard Rock Hill BBQ 15 581.2 H&J Cooking
16 578.7 TC’s BBQ 16 580.5 Smokin J’s
17 578.1 Rub Shakers Q 17 576.6 Rub Shakers Q
18 577.5 Lightning Strike BBQ 18 576.2 Swine Time Grilling
19 576.5 Swine Time Grilling 19 575.9 Hungry Hog
20 574.7 Williams Food BBQ 20 574.7 Loud Pipe Grillers
21 573 92 BBQ 21 574.5 Lighter’d Knot BBQ
22 569.7 Hurricane Cookers 22 569.4 Southwire
23 565.5 Hungry Hog 23 567.1 Drive By Smokers
24 564.2 B-Queb’d 24 566.5 The Pickled Pigs
25 560.5 The Pickled Pigs 25 565.7 Lightning Strike BBQ
26 556.6 Smokin J’s 26 561.7 Dirt Road Smokers
27 0 Southwire 27 561.5 Williams Food BBQ

 

RIBS
1 597.9 Bubba Grills
2 591.5 Gas Passers
3 588 Loud Pipe Grillers
4 593.7 92 BBQ
5 590.9 Smokin 42
6 589.4 TC’s BBQ
7 587.3 Lightning Strike BBQ
8 586.6 Hungry Hog
9 586 Mojo Smoke House
10 584.3 Hurricane Cookers
11 583 Triple Threat Smokers
12 582.7 Ricketson Construction
13 582.4 Swine Time Grilling
14 581.7 Bethel Smokers
15 580.9 Lighter’d Knot BBQ
16 580.8 Drive By Smokers
17 580.4 Williams Food BBQ
18 580 Dirt Road Smokers
19 579.6 B-Queb’d
20 578.5 Hard Rock Hill BBQ
21 575.4 Rub Shakers Q
22 573.8 Fiddler’s BBQ
23 572.9 Smokin-AJ’s
24 564.4 H&J Cooking
25 560.4 The Pickled Pigs
26 559.4 Smokin J’s
27 554.6 Southwire

 

Reserve Scores
Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Bubba Grills 599.7 588.1 595.2 1783
2 Gas Passers 589.3 590.5 599.1 1778.9
3 Smokin 42 599.1 587.2 590.9 1777.2
4 Bethel Smokers 598.8 595.8 581.7 1776.3
5 Ricketson Construction 583 598.5 582.7 1764.2
6 Mojo Smoke House 592.8 585.3 586 1764.1
7 TC’s BBQ 578.7 588.8 589.4 1756.9
8 Triple Threat Smokers 582.9 588.81 583 1754.71
9 92 BBQ 573 586 593.7 1752.7
10 Loud Pipe Grillers 580.2 574.7 597 1751.9
11 Fiddler’s BBQ 579.3 593.9 573.8 1747
12 Smokin-AJ’s 584.7 587.5 572.9 1745.1
13 Hard Rock Hill BBQ 579.1 586.7 578.5 1744.3
14 Lighter’d Knot BBQ 582.7 574.5 580.9 1738.1
15 H&J Cooking 591.5 581.2 564.4 1737.1
16 Hurricane Cookers 569.7 582.3 584.3 1736.3
17 Drive By Smokers 587.5 567.1 580.8 1735.4
18 Swine Time Grilling 576.5 576.2 582.4 1735.1
19 B-Queb’d 564.2 587.3 579.6 1731.1
20 Lightning Strike BBQ 577.5 565.7 587.3 1730.5
21 Rub Shakers Q 578.1 576.6 575.4 1730.1
22 Dirt Road Smokers 587.6 561.7 580 1729.3
23 Hungry Hog 565.5 575.9 586.6 1728
24 Williams Food BBQ 574.7 561.5 580.4 1716.6
25 Smokin J’s 556.6 580.5 559.4 1696.5
26 The Pickled Pigs 560.5 566.5 560.4 1687.4
27 Southwire 0 569.4 554.6 1124

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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