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Oct 25 2015

Bubba Grills Wins GBA State Championship

Bubba Grills Wins GBA State Championship

The Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) held its annual State Championship contest at the Deep Roots Festival in historic, downtown Milledgeville.   Thirty two teams put their best efforts forward to take home a share of the $11,000 purse.  Stumps Smokers sponsored an additional $1500 award to the overall GBA State Champion.  Getting that coveted last call of the day as Deep Roots Festival Grand Champion and the GBA State Champion was Lonnie Smith and team Bubba Grills.

Grand Champion - Bubba Grills

In the GBA, the team with the highest cumulative score across the three categories in the preliminary rounds is named the Reserve Grand Champion. CaJenn Smokin’ Que, led by pitmaster Billy Jennings, made finals in Pulled Pork along with 7th place in Loin and 6th place in Ribs to win the Reserve Grand Champion award.

Reserve - Cajenn

 

loin - Real South

 

Teams had to be on their “A” game right off the bat.  The first category turned in is Pork Loin and the entry had to be close to perfect to advance to the finals round. In fact, the top 3 teams in the preliminary round all scored a 599.7 out of a possible 600.  After the Loin Finals entries were scored by the panel of finals judges; Tim Coleman and his Real South BBQ  team took top honors. We Want Q was the runner-up with 92 BBQ finishing in third place. Daddy O’s BBQ took 4th place; Smokin the Good Stuff took 5th and Southern Hogs took 6th place.  Cajenn Smokin’ Que won the tiebreaker over Bubba Grills for 7th place. Rescue Smokers claimed 9th place and Smokin’ 42 BBQ claimed 10th place.

 

pork - Captain Jack

 

 

 

Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team, Jack & Sandy Fallin, won the Pulled Pork category.  Cajenn Smokin’ Que got the 2nd place call. Real South BBQ walked for the second time by taking 3rd place. Raging Smoke BBQ grabbed 4th place.  By just 0.3 of a point, 5 O’Clock Somewhere edged Dixe Que for 5th.  Johnson Boys BBQ took home the 7th place award with Nature Boy BBQ grabbing 8th place.  Smokin’ 42 BBQ and Rescue Smokers swapped placed this time with Smokin 42 BBQ in 9th and Rescue Smokers in 10th.

 

 

Bubba Grills State Championship Ribs won the final category of the day.  Daddy O’s BBQ was 2nd with Simply Que in third place. Just Blowing Smoke took 4th place followed by Party Porkers in 5th and Cajenn Smokin’ Que in 6th place. Rescue Smokers took 7th place by 0.5 of a point over Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team.  Smokin’ 42 BBQ and Raging Smoke BBQ rounded out the top 10.

The GBA wants to thank the city of Milledgeville for rolling out the red carpet once again all the GBA teams & judges.  The Deep Roots Festival is one of the top festivals in the state of Georgia.  Next the GBA heads to Wrightsville for the first time for Johnson County Wiggle & Twist on Halloweeen weekend.

1st, 2nd & 3rd place scores in each category are Final Round scores. All other scores are from preliminary rounds.

LOIN   PULLED PORK   RIBS
1 597.4 Real South BBQ 1 596.3 Captain Jacks Freedom BBQ Team 1 598.6 Bubba Grills
2 595.3 We Want Q 2 595.6 Cajenn Smokin Que 2 594.3 Daddy-O’s BBQ
3 592 92 BBQ 3 593.1 Real South BBQ 3 591.2 Simply Que
4 598.8 Daddy-O’s BBQ 4 597.9 Raging Smoke BBQ 4 592.1 Just Blowing Smoke
5 596.7 Smokin the Good Stuff 5 595.8 5 O’Clock Somewhere 5 591.5 Party Porkers
6 595.4 Southern Hogs 6 595.5 Dixie Que 6 590.5 Cajenn Smokin Que
7 593.1 Cajenn Smokin Que 7 595.4 Johnson Boys BBQ 7 589.7 Rescue Smokers
8 593.1 Bubba Grills 8 594.8 Nature Boy BBQ 8 589.2 Captain Jacks Freedom BBQ Team
9 592.1 Rescue Smokers 9 594.8 Smokin’ 42 BBQ 9 588.4 Smokin’ 42 BBQ
10 591.8 Smokin’ 42 BBQ 10 594.2 Rescue Smokers 10 588.2 Raging Smoke BBQ
11 591.4 Just Blowing Smoke 11 593.1 Sensational Pigs 11 586.2 Southern Hogs
12 590.5 Rub Shakers Que 12 590.6 Bubba Grills 12 584.5 Johnson Boys BBQ
13 586.6 Dixie Que 13 588.5 Rub Shakers Que 13 584.2 Smoke Shack BBQ
14 586 Just Smoke “N” Around BBQ 14 587.2 Old Henry’s BBQ 14 583.9 Rub Shakers Que
15 585.9 Main Street BBQ 15 587.2 92 BBQ 15 582.5 Nature Boy BBQ
16 585.6 Party Porkers 16 586.9 Just Blowing Smoke 16 582.2 We Want Que
17 582.6 Smoke Shack BBQ 17 586.4 Southern Hogs 17 582 Rotary Roasters
18 581.6 For Get Me Not BBQ 18 586.3 Smoke Shack BBQ 18 581.9 Real South BBQ
19 580.9 Raging Smoke BBQ 19 585.9 Smokin the Good Stuff 19 581.7 Sensational Pigs
20 578.4 Sensational Pigs 20 584.8 Maxus Porkamus 20 580.9 Old Henry’s BBQ
21 578 Pigs in Heat 21 582.9 Main Street BBQ 21 580.4 5 O’Clock Somewhere
22 576.3 5 O’Clock Somewhere 22 582.7 Simply Que 22 580 Cold War BBQ
23 574.2 Rotary Roasters 23 582.3 Party Porkers 23 576.6 92 BBQ
24 573.1 Captain Jacks Freedom BBQ Team 24 581.4 New Generation BBQ 24 576.3 Smokin the Good Stuff
25 572.7 Lazy Days BBQ 25 578.4 Just Smoke “N” Around BBQ 25 575.7 Main Street BBQ
26 572.4 Maxus Porkamus 26 577.1 Rotary Roasters 26 573 Pigs in Heat
27 571.8 Johnson Boys BBQ 27 574 We Want Que 27 572 Dixie Que
28 571.7 Old Henry’s BBQ 28 570.3 For Get Me Not BBQ 28 571.2 For Get Me Not BBQ
29 564.6 New Generation BBQ 29 570.3 Daddy-O’s BBQ 29 563.9 Just Smoke “N” Around BBQ
30 558.9 Simply Que 30 561.4 Pigs in Heat 30 562.9 Lazy Days BBQ
31 558.4 Nature Boy BBQ 31 560.3 Lazy Days BBQ 31 554.8 Maxus Porkamus
32 0 Cold War BBQ 32 0 Cold War BBQ 32 0 New Generation BBQ

 

Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Cajenn Smokin Que 593.1 598.8 590.5 1782.4
2 Real South BBQ 599.7 598.8 581.9 1780.4
3 Rescue Smokers 592.1 594.2 589.7 1776.0
4 Bubba Grills 593.1 590.6 592.2 1775.9
5 Smokin’ 42 BBQ 591.8 594.8 588.4 1775.0
6 Just Blowing Smoke 591.4 586.9 592.1 1770.4
7 Southern Hogs 595.4 586.4 586.2 1768.0
8 Raging Smoke BBQ 580.9 597.9 588.2 1767.0
9 92 BBQ 599.7 587.2 576.6 1763.5
10 Rub Shakers Que 590.5 588.5 583.9 1762.9
11 Captain Jacks Freedom BBQ Team 573.1 600.0 589.2 1762.3
12 Daddy-O’s BBQ 598.8 570.3 592.5 1761.6
13 Party Porkers 585.6 582.3 591.5 1759.4
14 Smokin the Good Stuff 596.7 585.9 576.3 1758.9
15 We Want Que 599.7 574.0 582.2 1755.9
16 Dixie Que 586.6 595.5 572.0 1754.1
17 Sensational Pigs 578.4 593.1 581.7 1753.2
18 Smoke Shack BBQ 582.6 586.3 584.2 1753.1
19 5 O’Clock Somewhere 576.3 595.8 580.4 1752.5
20 Johnson Boys BBQ 571.8 595.4 584.5 1751.7
21 Main Street BBQ 585.9 582.9 575.7 1744.5
22 Old Henry’s BBQ 571.7 587.2 580.9 1739.8
23 Simply Que 558.9 582.7 595.5 1737.1
24 Nature Boy BBQ 558.4 594.8 582.5 1735.7
25 Rotary Roasters 574.2 577.1 582.0 1733.3
26 Just Smoke “N” Around BBQ 586.0 578.4 563.9 1728.3
27 For Get Me Not BBQ 581.6 570.3 571.2 1723.1
28 Pigs in Heat 578.0 561.4 573.0 1712.4
29 Maxus Porkamus 572.4 584.8 554.8 1712.0
30 Lazy Days BBQ 572.7 560.3 562.9 1695.9
31 New Generation BBQ 564.6 581.4 0.0 1146.0
32 Cold War BBQ 0.0 0.0 580.0 580.0

 

 

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