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Mar 17 2015

29 Barbeque Wins First GBA Grand at Hitachi Walton Co BBQ Festival

29 Barbeque Wins First GBA Grand at Hitachi Walton Co BBQ Festival

Barry Spayberry and 29 Barbeque took first place honors in both Pulled Pork and Ribs, but it was the Rib entry that edged out Pulled Pork box for highest score in the Finals rounds to win the Grand Championship at the Hitachi Walton Co BBQ Festival.  Twenty five teams turned out for the first year event with many of the teams competing in the GBA for the first time.

Grand Champion - 29 Barbeque

Grand Champion – 29 Barbeque

 

Reserve Champions - Just Blowing Smoke

Reserve Champions – Just Blowing Smoke

 

Just Blowing Smoke was the runner up in both Loin and Pulled Pork as well as 7th in Ribs to claim the Reserve Championship for the second contest in a row.

Kerry Sparks and Lawdawg BBQ recorded a perfect 600 score in the Loin preliminary round to lead the way into the finals rounds. They followed that up with the top entry in the finals round to take first place.  Just Blowing Smoke was second. Third place went to Forget Me Not BBQ with 29 Barbeque taking 4th place. Smoking Armadillo was 5th, 4 K’s BBQ was 6th and Simply Q was 7th place. Eighth through 10th places went to DCR BBQ, Smokin’ Suwanee Sweetmeats and Porch Light respectively.

29 Barbeque led the way in Pulled Pork with Just Blowing Smoke once again in 2nd place. Porkinator took home 3rd place.  Hootie Q came in 4th place. Smokin’ Suwanee Sweetmeats was 0.3 of a point better than Hitachi for 5th place. Southern Hog won the tiebreaker for 7th place over Simply Q.  Lawdawg BBQ claimed 9th place with Georgia Smoke BBQ claiming 10th.

First Place Loin - LawDawg BBQ

First Place Loin – LawDawg BBQ

In Ribs, it was 29 Barbeque once again at the top.  Porkinator edged out Smokin’ Armadillo for second place by just 0.2 of a point. Smokin’ Suwanee Sweetmeats completed their strong showing with a 4th place finish in the category. 4 K’s BBQ took 5th with DCR BBQ taking 6th place.  Just Blowing Smoke came in 7th.  Old Henry’s BBQ took 8th place by winning the tiebreaker over Porch Light. Sharbite BBQ rounded out the top 10.

Next up for the GBA is the Durhamtown Spring Fling & BBQ Contest on March 20-21.  Three great contests are on tap for April in the GBA:  Hawkinsville’s Smokin’ the Track on April 3-4; Bikes Blues & BBQ in Douglas on April 10-11 and Smokin’ Pork N Butts in Jackson on April 17-18.

 

Full Results:

LOIN       PULLED PORK       RIBS
1 595.9 LawDawg BBQ 1 595.7 29 Barbeque 1 598.2 29 Barbeque
2 595.1 Just Blowing Smoke 2 594.6 Just Blowing Smoke 2 592 Porkinator
3 591 Forget Me Not BBQ 3 591.7 Porkinator 3 591.8 Smokin Armadillo
4 589.4 29 Barbeque 4 591.1 Hootie Q 4 592.1 Smokin’ Suwanee Sweatmeats
5 589.1 Smokin Armadillo 5 590.5 Smokin’ Suwanee Sweatmeats 5 591.9 4K’s BBQ
6 587.2 4K’s BBQ 6 590.2 Hitachi 6 591.5 DCR BBQ
7 586.1 Simply Q 7 588.5 Southern Hog 7 588.2 Just Blowing Smoke
8 585.6 DCR BBQ 8 588.5 Simply Q 8 586.6 Old Henry’s BBQ
9 585.2 Smokin’ Suwanee Sweatmeats 9 588.2 LawDawg BBQ 9 586.6 Porch Light
10 580.9 Porch Light 10 587.8 Georgia Smoke BBQ 10 582.9 Shark Bite BBQ
11 580.3 Southern Hog 11 587 Smokin J’s Barbeque 11 582.5 BCD
12 578.3 Hitachi 12 586.2 Senational Pigs 12 581 Rollin’ Smoke Competition Que
13 577.4 Georgia Smoke BBQ 13 583.3 DCR BBQ 13 580.9 Southern Hog
14 575.9 Old Henry’s BBQ 14 582 Maxus Porkamus 14 580.4 Hootie Q
15 572.4 Robison’s BBQ 15 582 Shark Bite BBQ 15 580 Forget Me Not BBQ
16 572.3 Senational Pigs 16 581.3 Smokin Armadillo 16 575.6 Robison’s BBQ
17 570.8 Maxus Porkamus 17 579.1 4K’s BBQ 17 575 Tiretoter’s BBQ
18 569.7 Porkinator 18 577.2 Rollin’ Smoke Competition Que 18 572.4 LawDawg BBQ
19 569.1 Rollin’ Smoke Competition Que 19 576.4 Tiretoter’s BBQ 19 572.2 Senational Pigs
20 568.5 Shark Bite BBQ 20 575 Robison’s BBQ 20 571.5 Simply Q
21 567.5 JT’s Smoking Butts 21 573.7 Forget Me Not BBQ 21 571.1 Georgia Smoke BBQ
22 566.2 Hootie Q 22 571.1 Old Henry’s BBQ 22 570.4 Smokin J’s Barbeque
23 564.1 Tiretoter’s BBQ 23 564.5 JT’s Smoking Butts 23 568.8 Maxus Porkamus
24 563.5 Smokin J’s Barbeque 24 563.5 BCD 24 564.5 Hitachi
25 563.2 BCD 25 558 Porch Light 25 558.2 JT’s Smoking Butts

 

 Reserve Scores Loin Pulled  Ribs Total
1 Just Blowing Smoke 596.4 599.7 588.2 1784.3
2 29 Barbeque 589.4 596.1 595.8 1781.3
3 Smokin Armadillo 589.1 581.3 600 1770.4
4 Smokin’ Suwanee Sweatmeats 585.2 590.5 592.1 1767.8
5 Porkinator 569.7 594.9 596.7 1761.3
6 LawDawg BBQ 600 588.2 572.4 1760.6
7 DCR BBQ 585.6 583.3 591.5 1760.4
8 4K’s BBQ 587.2 579.1 591.9 1758.2
9 Southern Hog 580.3 588.51 580.9 1749.71
10 Forget Me Not BBQ 593.1 573.7 580 1746.8
11 Simply Q 586.1 588.5 571.5 1746.1
12 Hootie Q 566.2 591.1 580.4 1737.7
13 Georgia Smoke BBQ 577.4 587.8 571.1 1736.3
14 Old Henry’s BBQ 575.9 571.1 586.61 1733.61
15 Shark Bite BBQ 568.5 582 582.9 1733.4
16 Hitachi 578.3 590.2 564.5 1733
17 Senational Pigs 572.3 586.2 572.2 1730.7
18 Rollin’ Smoke Competition Que 569.1 577.2 581 1727.3
19 Porch Light 580.9 558 586.6 1725.5
20 Robison’s BBQ 572.4 575 575.6 1723
21 Maxus Porkamus 570.8 582 568.8 1721.6
22 Smokin J’s Barbeque 563.5 587 570.4 1720.9
23 Tiretoter’s BBQ 564.1 576.4 575 1715.5
24 BCD 563.2 563.5 582.5 1709.2
25 JT’s Smoking Butts 567.5 564.5 558.2 1690.2

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