Back to Back Grands for 29 Barbeque
The Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) plowed into the Durhamtown Off Road Park near Union Point for the Durhamtown Spring Jam & BBQ Cook-off. While the slick red clay mud was a delight for the 4 Wheelers & Dirt Bikers, it presented some challenges to the Pitmasters. The GBA cooks were up for the conditions & turned in some outstanding ‘Que The competition was close as 16 teams vied for the final calls. The competition was so tight that the GBA reps had to go to break a tie for the Grand Championship.
In the Finals, 29 Barbeque’s Pulled Pork box & Dobey Q’s Loin box both tallied a score of 597 from the final’s judges. The GBA motto is “It’s All About the Taste” and the Taste criteria is the first level in the tiebreaker system. 29 Barbeque’s scored 0.04 higher in the Taste criteria than Dobey Q to win the Grand Championship.
Bubba Grills made finals in both Loin & Ribs and added a 10th place finish in Pulled Pork to tally the top cumulative score in the preliminary rounds and take home the Reserve Champion award.
Dobey Q’s 597 score in Loin topped the category by just 0.2 over Fiddler’s BBQ. Bubba Grills took 3rd place. 29 Barbeque edged LawDawg BBQ by 0.04 of a point for 4th place. Sixth place went to Main Street BBQ and 7th place went to Real South BBQ. Southern Hogs, H & J Cooking Team & 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers rounded out the top 10.
29 Barbeque had the best Pulled Pork of the day with Main Street BBQ taking 2nd place & We Want Que taking 3rd place. Smoke Shack BBQ grabbe 4th place; 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers grabbed 4th and H & J Cooking Team pulled down 6th place. Real South BBQ once again captured 7th place with Master Basters capturing 8th place. Ninth place went to Dobey Q and 10th place went to Bubba Grills.
92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers got the last call in the Ribs category. Smokin’ the Good Stuff was runner-up with Bubba Grills taking 3rd place. Smoke Shack BBQ got their second 4th place call of the day and Fiddlers BBQ got the call for 5th place. Dobey Q got their third call of the day for 6th place and H & J Coooking team also got a third call with a 7th place finish. In 8th place was Southern Hogs just 0.3 ahead of 29 Barbeque in 9th place. Tenth place went to We Want Que.
Durhamtown also hosted a GBA sanctioned Cooking for Fun division contest. Cooking for Fun consists of Pulled Pork and Ribs. It is one round of competition only with no finals round as in the GBA Pro division. Six teams competed in the Cooking For Fun Division.
Southern Accents took first place in Pulled Pork. White Racing Team topped the Ribs category. Fine Azz Swine was the runner-up in both cateories and Screaming Eagle BBQ took 3rd place in both as well,
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The GBA has three great contests on tap for April starting with Hawkinsville’s Smokin’ the Track followed by Bikes, Blues & BBQ in Douglas and Smokin’ Pork N Butts in Jackson.
Full Results GBA Division:
|1||597||Doby Q||1||597||29 Barbeque||1||596.4||92 Barbeque|
|2||596.8||Fiddlers BBQ||2||593.4||Main Street BBQ||2||594.7||Smokin the Good Stuff|
|3||587.2||Bubba Grills||3||591.2||We Want Que||3||590.9||Bubba Grills|
|4||588.5||29 Barbeque||4||588.5||Smoke Shack BBQ||4||588.2||Smoke Shack BBQ|
|5||588.1||Law Dawg BBQ||5||587.9||92 BBQ||5||587.5||Fiddlers BBQ|
|6||586.9||Main Street BBQ||6||587.8||H and J Cooking Team||6||585.5||Dobey Que|
|7||586.2||Real South||7||587.3||Real South||7||583.8||H and J Cooking Team|
|8||585.3||Southern Hogs||8||586.9||Master Basters||8||582.6||Southern Hogs|
|9||582.6||H and J Cooking Team||9||585.8||Dobey Que||9||582.3||29 Barbeque|
|10||576.8||92 BBQ||10||585.3||Bubba Grills||10||581.9||We Want Que|
|11||574.8||Old Henry’s BBQ||11||583.6||Fiddlers BBQ||11||580.4||Old Henry’s BBQ|
|12||574.3||Smoke Shack BBQ||12||583.4||Southern Hogs||12||579.6||Speed Power Pork|
|13||572.3||We Want Que||13||575.7||Law Dawg BBQ||13||573.3||Law Dawg BBQ|
|14||571.1||Master Basters||14||573.7||Speed Power Pork||14||564.5||Main Street BBQ|
|15||567.4||Smokin the Good Stuff||15||572.8||Old Henry’s BBQ||15||564.4||Master Basters|
|16||561.5||Speed Power Pork||16||568.2||Smokin the Good Stuff||16||563.8||Real South|
|6||H and J Cooking Team||582.6||587.8||583.8||1754.2|
|8||Smoke Shack BBQ||574.3||588.5||588.2||1751|
|9||We Want Que||572.3||590.9||581.9||1745.1|
|10||Main Street BBQ||586.9||591.5||564.5||1742.9|
|12||Law Dawg BBQ||588.1||575.7||573.3||1737.1|
|13||Old Henry’s BBQ||574.8||572.8||580.4||1728|
|14||Smokin the Good Stuff||567.4||568.2||590.8||1726.4|
|16||Speed Power Pork||561.5||573.7||579.6||1714.8|
Cooking For Fun Division
|1||589.6||Southern Accent||1||582.6||White Racing Team|
|2||582.3||Fine Azz Swine||2||580.9||Fine Azz Swine|
|3||580.6||Screaming Eagle BBQ||3||579.7||Screaming Eagle BBQ|
|4||573.7||Smokin Pipes||4||576||Southern Accent|
|5||0||White Racing Team||5||568.7||Smokin Pipes|