Swineholio Takes Grand at Walton Co. BBQ Festival
A tough field of 30 pitmasters turned out for the 2nd Walton Co. BBQ Festival. The scores show that the Que was off the chain & the competition for the final call was close. It went right down to the wire, but Swineholio, led by John Goff, got the coveted last walk of the day. Swineholio’s 596.7 score in the Ribs finals was just a half point better the 596.2 final round scores recorded by Smoking the Good Stuff in Loin and Bubba Grills in Pulled Pork.
Robby Royal & Rescue Smokers made if back to back Reserve Championship awards by finaling in both Loin & Pulled Pork along with 12th place in Ribs.
The Loin category was unbelievable as BCD, Rescue Smokers & Smoking the Good Stuff all advanced to the final round with perfect 600 scores in the preliminary round. In the final round, Smoking the Good Stuff won with Rescue Smokers coming in second & BCD taking third. Just Blowing Smoke & Old Henry’s BBQ were just one tick off a perfection with scores of 599.7. Just Blowing Smoke won the tiebreaker to claim 4th place. Hootie Q finished 5th; Real South BBQ finished 6th and Swineholio finished 8th. Ninth place went to Forget Me Knot BBQ and 1oth place went to The Porkinator.
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Following Bubba Grills in Pulled Pork was Real South BBQ as runner up & Rescue Smokers in 3rd place. Hootie Q claimed 4th place with Shark Bite BBQ claiming 5th place. Just 0.4 of a point separated 6th, 7th & 8th places. Smoking the Good Stuff edged out 92 BBQ and CaJenn Smokin’ Que respectively. Smokin’ 42 BBQ & Johnson Boys BBQ rounded out the top 10.
Swineholio’s Grand Championship Ribs topped the field with The Porkinator in 2nd & Southern Hogs in 3rd place. 92 BBQ edged out 4K BBQ & Just Blowing Smoke for 4th place. Seventh place went to Real South BBQ. In eight place was CaJenn Smokin’ Que. Forget Me Know BBQ walked in 9th place and Porkaholic’s Barbecue finished in 10th.
The Georgia Barbecue Association was pleased once again to be a part of the great event in Walton Co and look forward to returning again next year. Next up for the GBA is the Fire Ant Festival in Ashburn.
Final Standings: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place scores are final round scores. All other scores are from preliminary rounds.
|1||596.2||Smoking the Good Stuff||1||596.2||Bubba Grills||1||596.7||Swineholio|
|2||595.7||Rescue Smokers||2||595.1||Real South BBQ||2||594.9||The Porkinator|
|3||593.3||BCD||3||592.6||Rescue Smokers||3||593.3||Southern Hogs|
|4||599.71||Just Blowing Smoke||4||593.9||Hootie Q||4||595.5||92 BBQ|
|5||599.7||Old Henry’s BBQ||5||592.4||Shark Bite BBQ||5||595.2||4Ks BBQ|
|6||595.4||Hootie Q||6||591.8||Smoking the Good Stuff||6||595.21||Just Blowing Smoke|
|7||590.4||Real South BBQ||7||591.5||92 BBQ||7||593.1||Real South BBQ|
|8||589.7||Swineholio||8||591.4||Cajenn Smokin Que||8||592.8||Cajenn Smokin Que|
|9||589.1||Forget Me Not BBQ||9||588.1||Smokin’ 42 BBQ||9||591.5||Forget Me Not BBQ|
|10||587.6||The Porkinator||10||587.2||Johnson Boys BBQ||10||590.5||Porkaholic’s Barbeque|
|11||587||Shark Bite BBQ||11||586.6||Just Blowing Smoke||11||590.3||Bubba Grills|
|12||586.9||Rub Shakers Que||12||584.7||Daddy-O’s BBQ||12||590.2||Rescue Smokers|
|13||586.3||Smokin’ 42 BBQ||13||583.6||Southern Hogs||13||590.2||Johnson Boys BBQ|
|14||585.9||92 BBQ||14||583.3||The Porkinator||14||587.8||Smoking the Good Stuff|
|15||583.6||Southern Hogs||15||583.3||Old Henry’s BBQ||15||587.8||Smokin’ 42 BBQ|
|16||582.3||Bubba Grills||16||583.2||Screaming Eagle BBQ||16||586.6||BCD|
|17||580||Cussin & Fussin||17||582.6||Forget Me Not BBQ||17||586.6||Daddy-O’s BBQ|
|18||579.4||4Ks BBQ||18||581.9||Simply “Q”||18||585.4||Rub Shakers Que|
|19||579.1||Smokin Armadillo||19||581.7||Swineholio||19||584.7||Screaming Eagle BBQ|
|20||578.8||Cajenn Smokin Que||20||581.1||4Ks BBQ||20||583.3||Hootie Q|
|21||576.8||Simply “Q”||21||581.1||JT’s Smoking Butts||21||583||Shark Bite BBQ|
|22||575.8||Maxus Porkamus||22||580.3||George’s Rib Shack||22||579.4||Smokin Armadillo|
|23||575.4||Walton EMC Team – Shokin Smokers||23||579.3||Rub Shakers Que||23||578.4||JT’s Smoking Butts|
|24||572.3||Porkaholic’s Barbeque||24||578.3||Smokin Armadillo||24||576||Simply “Q”|
|25||571.3||Johnson Boys BBQ||25||576.5||Walton EMC Team – Shokin Smokers||25||571.8||Walton EMC Team – Shokin Smokers|
|26||567.4||Screaming Eagle BBQ||26||576.3||Porkaholic’s Barbeque||26||571.3||George’s Rib Shack|
|27||564.1||Daddy-O’s BBQ||27||574.2||BCD||27||569.5||Maxus Porkamus|
|28||560||JT’s Smoking Butts||28||569.9||Cussin & Fussin||28||567.5||Old Henry’s BBQ|
|29||556.6||George’s Rib Shack||29||564.3||Hitachi Hibachi BBQ Masters||29||563.4||Cussin & Fussin|
|30||0||Hitachi Hibachi BBQ Masters||30||562||Maxus Porkamus||30||0||Hitachi Hibachi BBQ Masters|
|Reserve Champions Scores||Loin||Pulled||Ribs||Total|
|2||Just Blowing Smoke||599.7||586.6||595.2||1781.5|
|3||Smoking the Good Stuff||600.0||591.8||587.8||1779.6|
|4||Real South BBQ||590.4||596.1||593.1||1779.6|
|11||Forget Me Not BBQ||589.1||582.6||591.5||1763.2|
|12||Cajenn Smokin Que||578.8||591.4||592.8||1763.0|
|13||Shark Bite BBQ||587.0||592.4||583.0||1762.4|
|14||Smokin’ 42 BBQ||586.3||588.1||587.8||1762.2|
|17||Rub Shakers Que||586.9||579.3||585.4||1751.6|
|18||Old Henry’s BBQ||599.7||583.3||567.5||1750.5|
|19||Johnson Boys BBQ||571.3||587.2||590.2||1748.7|
|23||Screaming Eagle BBQ||567.4||583.2||584.7||1735.3|
|25||Walton EMC Team – Shokin Smokers||575.4||576.5||571.8||1723.7|
|26||JT’s Smoking Butts||560.0||581.1||578.4||1719.5|
|27||Cussin & Fussin||580.0||569.9||563.4||1713.3|
|28||George’s Rib Shack||556.6||580.3||571.3||1708.2|
|30||Hitachi Hibachi BBQ Masters||0.0||564.3||0.0||564.3|