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Mar 02 2014

It’s Home Sweet Home for Smokin 42 BBQ

It’s Home Sweet Home for Smokin 42 BBQ

Grand Champion Smokin 42 (653x389)

Grand Champions – Smokin 42 BBQ

Reserve Grand Bubba Grills

Reserve Grand Champion – Bubba Grills

 

Smokin 42 BBQ didn’t have far to travel since the Rhythm & Ribs Festival was held in Fulwood Park right in their hometown of Tifton, Ga. The “Black Train” parlayed the home field advantage into the last call of the day and the Grand Championship.  The team won the championship with their Loin entry in the finals round.  Pitbuilder & Pitmaster Lonnie Smith of Bubba Grills made finals in both Loin & Ribs along with 4th place in Pork to record the highest cumulative score across the the GBA categories in the preliminary rounds and win the Reserve Grand Championship.

Smokin’ 42 BBQ took first place honors in Loin. Bubba Grills took second place with H & J Cooking Team taking third place. Fouth place went to Rub Shakers Que.  Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack rounded out the top five. Sixth thru tenth in the category went Hungry Hog BBQ, Durt Road Smokerz, Smokin J’s, 92 BBQ and Swine Time Grilling Team.

 

First Place Pork - Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack

First Place Pork – Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack

 

Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack topped the field in Pulled Pork. 92 BBQ claimed the runner up spot. H & J Cooking Team once again took third place.  Bubba Grills claimed fourth place with Captain Jack’s BBQ Crew in fifth place.  Rub Shakers Que, Munchee’s Smokehouse, Mojo Smokin’, Butts N Brews BBQ & R Kae BBQ finished sixth thru tenth respectively.

 

First Place Ribs - Dixie Que

First Place Ribs – Dixie Que

 

 

Rick Godfrey and Dixie Que scored a perfect 600 in the Ribs preliminary round. They followed up with the top score in the Ribs finals round to take first place in the category.  Bethel Smokers finished second with Bubba Grills taking third place.  Smokin J’s and Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack tied for fourth place. It went to the fourth tiebreaker before Smokin J’s claimed the spot.  Sixth thru tenth places were 92 BBQ, Captain Jack’s BBQ Crew, Swine Time Grilling Team, Rib Ranch and Smokin’ 42 BBQ.

Fun Cook Grand Champion - Wicked Lickin BBQ

Fun Cook Grand Champion – Wicked Lickin BBQ

 

 

In the non-sanctioned Fun Cook, young pitmaster Kason Gray of Wicked Lickin BBQ swept first place honors in all cattegories & captured the Grand Championship. Kason is the son of  Amy & Lamar Weeks and grandson of Jimmy nd Pam Nelms.

The Georgia Barbecue Association expresses gratitude to the City of Tifton and the Tifton-Tift County Tourism Association for their hospitality and coordinating a great contest and event.

 

 

 

Full Results from the contest: (note – the top three scores in each category are from the finals round. The remaining scores are from the preliminaries)

 

LOIN   PULLED PORK
1 598 SMOKIN 42 BBQ 1 596.2 SAUCED HOGS SMOKE SHACK
2 593.3 BUBBA GRILLS 2 594.7 92 BBQ
3 591.1 H & J COOKING TEAM 3 591.1 H & J COOKING TEAM
4 594.8 RUB SHAKERS QUE 4 593.1 BUBBA GRILLS
5 591.5 SAUCED HOGS SMOKE SHACK 5 592.2 CAPTAIN JACK’S BBQ CREW
6 589.6 HUNGRY HOG BBQ 6 587.8 RUB SHAKERS QUE
7 589.3 DURT ROAD SMOKERZ 7 586.3 MUNCHEES SMOKEHOUSE
8 587.8 SMOKIN J’S 8 585.7 MOJO SMOKIN
9 583 92 BBQ 9 584 BUTTS N BREWS BBQ
10 580.4 SWINE TIME GRILLING TEAM 10 583.6 R KAE BBQ
11 579.7 CAPTAIN JACK’S BBQ CREW 11 583.3 JUST SMOKE N AROUND BBQ
12 579.6 BUTTS N BREWS BBQ 12 582.6 DIXIE QUE
13 579.1 BETHEL SMOKERS 13 582.4 SWINE TIME GRILLING TEAM
14 578.3 PHOEBE WORTH RIB TICKLERS 14 582 K & K GRILLS
15 576.6 DIXIE QUE 15 581.5 PHOEBE WORTH RIB TICKLERS
16 576 R KAE BBQ 16 581.1 ET’S BBQ
17 575.8 WISHAM JELLIES 17 579.3 DRIVE BY SMOKERS
18 574.1 RIB RANCH 18 579.1 BETHEL SMOKERS
19 570.2 DRIVE BY SMOKERS 19 578.2 SMOKIN J’S
20 568.8 JUST SMOKE N AROUND BBQ 20 576.8 HUNGRY HOG BBQ
21 568.4 MUNCHEES SMOKEHOUSE 21 572.2 LIGHTNING STRIKE BBQ
22 568.1 ET’S BBQ 22 570.8 RIB RANCH
23 567.5 MOJO SMOKIN 23 570.5 WISHAM JELLIES
24 565 LIGHTNING STRIKE BBQ 24 568.4 SMOKIN 42 BBQ
25 0 K & K GRILLS 25 562.9 SMOKEY TIMES
26 0 SMOKEY TIMES 26 556.8 DURT ROAD SMOKERZ

 

RIBS
1 595.7 DIXIE QUE
2 594 BETHEL SMOKERS
3 592.3 BUBBA GRILLS
4 594.9 SMOKIN J’S
5 594.9 SAUCED HOGS SMOKE SHACK
6 594.6 92 BBQ
7 591.3 CAPTAIN JACK’S BBQ CREW
8 587.9 SWINE TIME GRILLING TEAM
9 585.2 RIB RANCH
10 584 SMOKIN 42 BBQ
11 582.7 DRIVE BY SMOKERS
12 582.1 LIGHTNING STRIKE BBQ
13 579.4 MUNCHEES SMOKEHOUSE
14 578.5 JUST SMOKE N AROUND BBQ
15 575.9 WISHAM JELLIES
16 574.4 H & J COOKING TEAM
17 574.1 BUTTS N BREWS BBQ
18 573 SMOKEY TIMES
19 570 HUNGRY HOG BBQ
20 569.9 ET’S BBQ
21 567.6 PHOEBE WORTH RIB TICKLERS
22 567.1 MOJO SMOKIN
23 564.2 RUB SHAKERS QUE
24 563.9 R KAE BBQ
25 562.9 K & K GRILLS
26 553.3 DURT ROAD SMOKERZ

 

Reserve Scores
Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 BUBBA GRILLS 599.4 593.1 595.2 1787.7
2 SAUCED HOGS SMOKE SHACK 591.5 599.4 594.9 1785.8
3 92 BBQ 583 599.1 594.6 1776.7
4 H & J COOKING TEAM 595.5 594.5 574.4 1764.4
5 CAPTAIN JACK’S BBQ CREW 579.7 592.2 591.3 1763.2
6 SMOKIN J’S 587.8 578.2 594.91 1760.91
7 DIXIE QUE 576.6 582.6 600 1759.2
8 BETHEL SMOKERS 579.1 579.1 599.4 1757.6
9 SWINE TIME GRILLING TEAM 580.4 582.4 587.9 1750.7
10 SMOKIN 42 BBQ 595.1 568.4 584 1747.5
11 RUB SHAKERS QUE 594.8 587.8 564.2 1746.8
12 BUTTS N BREWS BBQ 579.6 584 574.1 1737.7
13 HUNGRY HOG BBQ 589.6 576.8 570 1736.4
14 MUNCHEES SMOKEHOUSE 568.4 586.3 579.4 1734.1
15 DRIVE BY SMOKERS 570.2 579.3 582.7 1732.2
16 JUST SMOKE N AROUND BBQ 568.8 583.3 578.5 1730.6
17 RIB RANCH 574.1 570.8 585.2 1730.1
18 PHOEBE WORTH RIB TICKLERS 578.3 581.5 567.6 1727.4
19 R KAE BBQ 576 583.6 563.9 1723.5
20 WISHAM JELLIES 575.8 570.5 575.9 1722.2
21 MOJO SMOKIN 567.5 585.7 567.1 1720.3
22 LIGHTNING STRIKE BBQ 565 572.2 582.1 1719.3
23 ET’S BBQ 568.1 581.1 569.9 1719.1
24 DURT ROAD SMOKERZ 589.3 556.8 553.3 1699.4
25 K & K GRILLS 0 582 562.9 1144.9
26 SMOKEY TIMES 0 562.9 573 1135.9

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