A Grand Time in Fort Gaines for Dobey Q
The Fort Gaines 200 committee pulled out all stops for an amazing contest in the 1st Annual White Oak Pastures BBQ Challenge. It all started with a beautiful venue on the banks of the Chattahoochee River. The Challenge stepped up a notch when White Oak Pastures presented the People’s Choice competitors with their pasture raised chickens for the contest. Smoke over Bluffton won both the People’s Choice and the BBQ Queen’s choice with their pulled chicken
In the GBA competition, David Hair & Dobey Q’s pulled pork finals entry edges out the rib box of 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers by 0.6 of a point for the Grand Championship. That was a testament of how competitive the contest as for the first time in anyone’s memory, 9 different teams made the finals round in the three GBA categories.
Just Blowing Smoke – Robin & Amy Bowles and Rick Goldstien – made finals in Ribs while also taking 4th place in Loin and 5th place in Pulled Pork to take home the Reserve Champiionship.
CaJenn Smokin Que continued their recent hot streak by winning the Loin category. I Go Low & Slow, cooking in their first GBA event, took 2nd place while Real South BBQ took 3rd place. Fourth place went to Just Blowing Smoke with 5th place going to Fiddler’s BBQ. Rib Ticklers captured 6th place followed by Dobey Q in 7th and LawDawgs BBQ in 8th place. Ninth went to 29 BBQ and 10th went to 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers.
Dobey Q led field in Pulled Pork with Fiddlers BBQ as runner-up and H & J Cooking Team coming in 3rd place. 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers won the 4th tiebreaker over Just Blowing Smoke for 4th place. The sixth place call with to McDaniels Pit Stop BBQ with the 7th place call going to Real South BBQ. Rib Ticklers took 8th place with 29 BBQ taking 9th and Old Henry’s BBQ rounding out the top ten.
The best Ribs of the day went to 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers. Just Blowing Smoke took second. McDaniels Pit Stop BBQ made the Rib finals in their first professional contest and came in 3rd place. Old Henry’s BBQ walked in 4th place and Fiddler’s BBQ grabbed fifth. Rib Ticklers took 6th place, Chattahoochee Smoke took 7th place and Real South BBQ took 8th place. 29 BBQ and Dobey Q finished 9th and 10th respectively.
The GBA is looking forward to a return trip to Fort Gaines in 2016. The GBA will take a few weeks off the conclude the 2014-2015 contest season with the Brookhaven BBQ Bash on Fourth of July weekend.
Full Results: (1st, 2nd & 3rd place scores are from finals rounds. All others are preliminary round scores. )
|1||596.2||CaJenn Smokin Que||1||597.9||Dobey Q||1||597.3||92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers|
|2||594.3||I Go Low & Slow||2||594.5||Fiddler’s BBQ||2||596.1||Just Blowing Smoke|
|3||591.5||Real South BBQ||3||589.6||H & J Cooking Team||3||588.6||McDaniels Pit Stop BBQ|
|4||592.5||Just Blowing Smoke||4||589.31||92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers||4||586.9||Old Henry’s BBQ|
|5||590.1||Fiddler’s BBQ||5||589.3||Just Blowing Smoke||5||586.3||Fiddler’s BBQ|
|6||588.8||Rib Ticklers||6||587.3||McDaniels Pit Stop BBQ||6||586.02||Rib Ticklers|
|7||586||Dobey Q||7||586.9||Real South BBQ||7||586.01||Chattahoochee Smoke|
|8||583.3||Law Dawgs||8||585.7||Rib Ticklers||8||586||Real South BBQ|
|9||578.7||29 BBQ||9||582.4||29 BBQ||9||585.8||29 BBQ|
|10||576.5||92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers||10||582.3||Old Henry’s BBQ||10||585.7||Dobey Q|
|11||576.3||Smokey Times||11||582.1||Law Dawgs||11||582.4||Knawty-Hawg|
|12||576.2||McDaniels Pit Stop BBQ||12||582||Blue Smoke BB||12||575.1||Law Dawgs|
|13||574.3||Hi I Que||13||579.9||CaJenn Smokin Que||13||574.7||Smokey Times|
|14||573.3||Chattahoochee Smoke||14||577.3||Smokey Times||14||573.6||CaJenn Smokin Que|
|15||572.5||Knawty-Hawg||15||571.8||Chattahoochee Smoke||15||569.4||I Go Low & Slow|
|16||571.3||H & J Cooking Team||16||571||Hi I Que||16||565.7||H & J Cooking Team|
|17||570.5||Blue Smoke BB||17||563.2||Smoke Over Bluffton||17||563.2||Smoke Over Bluffton|
|18||565.5||Smoke Over Bluffton||18||562.3||I Go Low & Slow||18||561.7||Blue Smoke BB|
|19||561.9||Old Henry’s BBQ||19||0||Knawty-Hawg||19||557.6||Hi I Que|
|1||Just Blowing Smoke||592.5||589.3||590.6||1772.4|
|3||Real South BBQ||597.6||586.9||586||1770.5|
|6||McDaniels Pit Stop BBQ||576.2||587.3||596.4||1759.9|
|7||92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers||576.5||589.31||590.6||1756.41|
|8||CaJenn Smokin Que||594.5||579.9||573.6||1748|
|11||H & J Cooking Team||571.3||594.3||565.7||1731.3|
|13||I Go Low & Slow||599.4||562.3||569.4||1731.1|
|14||Old Henry’s BBQ||561.9||582.3||586.9||1731.1|
|16||Blue Smoke BB||570.5||582||561.7||1714.2|
|17||Hi I Que||574.3||571||557.6||1702.9|
|18||Smoke Over Bluffton||565.5||563.2||563.2||1691.9|