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Mar 27 2017

Captain Jack Captures the “Anterprise” at Fire Ant Festival

Captain Jack Captures the “Anterprise” at Fire Ant Festival

Grand Champion- Captain Jack's Freedom BBQ Team

Grand Champion- Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team

Ashburn, GA — The Fire Ant Festival in Ashburn comes up with a new & unique theme each year. For 2017, it was a Star Trek theme. The Grand Champion recevied $2500 and a unique “Starship Anterprise” trophy complete with lights, phasers & photo torpedoes.  Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team, Jack & Sandi Fallin,  captured their first Grand they “beamed up” the best entry of the finals rounds in Ribs.

Reserve Champion - Southern Hogs

Reserve Champion – Southern Hogs

Matt & Donna Sapp of Southern Hogs just missed making finals twice. Once on a tiebreaker. However, the 4th place finishes in Loin and Ribs lead to the best overall score and the Reserve Grand Champion.

Hootie Q 600 Loin Score

Hootie Q 600 Loin Score

600 92

92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers 600 Ribs Score

Interactive Whiteboards by PolyVision

The field of 35 on the top teams from Georgia and north Florida delivered awesome”Que” to the judges tables.   There were two perfect 600 scores recorded in the preliminary rounds.  Hootie Q, Sandy Autry, hit the perfect mark in Loin while Brad Sweet of 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers did it in Ribs.  Off the Chain BBQ made finals in both Loin & Pulled Pork.

1st Place Loin - Rescue Smokers

1st Place Loin – Rescue Smokers

1st Place Pulled Pork - Off the Chain BBQ

1st Place Pulled Pork – Off the Chain BBQ

Rescue Smokers, Pitmaster Robby Royal,  topped the Loin category.  Hootie Q came in 2nd place and Off the Chain took 3rd place.  In Pulled Pork, it was Chuck & Carrie East of Off the Chain BBQ for the win.  Weekend Warriors BBQ was the runner-up and Bite My Butt BBQ finished third.   Following Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team in Ribs was 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers in 2nd and Carter Q in 3rd place.

Once again the Ashburn Chamber of Commerce delivered a top notch festival surrounding the BBQ competition.  Thousands of visitors enjoyed the entertainment, carnival, vendors and fireworks show.

Full Results:  note that 1st, 2nd & 3rd place scores are from finals rounds. all other scores are from preliminary round

  LOIN     PULLED PORK     RIBS
1 596.6 Rescue Smokers 1 597 Off the Chain 1 599.3 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ
2 594.21 Hootie Q 2 595.1 Weekend Warriors BBQ 2 592.4 92 Assassin BBQ
3 594.2 Off the Chain 3 592.9 Bite My Butt BBQ 3 591.7 Carter Q
4 599.4 Southern Hogs 4 595.8 Flying Pig Bar-B-Que 4 599.4 Southern Hogs
5 596.1 Holy Smokes 5 595.7 Hootie Q 5 599.1 Hold Your Horses
6 595.7 Bite My Butt BBQ 6 595.1 Holy Smokes 6 598.8 Weekend Warriors BBQ
7 594.8 The Fat Boys of Tenneson Nissan 7 594.82 Under Construction BBQ 7 598.2 Budmeisters BBQ
8 593.6 Bubba Grills 8 594.81 Daddy-O’s BBQ 8 595.4 Lang BBQ Smokers
9 592.1 Real South BBQ 9 594.8 Carter Q 9 595.2 Heavenly Hawgs
10 591.81 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ 10 593.9 92 Assassins BBQ 10 595.1 Smoking Butts BBQ
11 591.8 Weekend Warriors BBQ 11 591.6 Bubba Grills 11 594.8 Holy Smokes
12 591.2 Flint River Cookers 12 591.4 Budmeisters BBQ 12 593.1 Reallicious Q
13 591.2 Smoking Outlaws   13 590.6 Heavenly Hawgs 13 592.5 EZQ
14 590.7 Reallicious Q 14 590.3 Southern Hogs 14 590.5 Hootie Q
15 590.2 Budmeisters BBQ   15 588.1 Lang BBQ Smokers 15 589.2 Bite My Butt BBQ
16 589.9 Dawg Pitt BBQ 16 587.5 EZQ 16 587.3 Daddy-O’s BBQ
17 588.2 EZQ 17 587 Smokin AJ’s 17 585.1 Flying Pig Bar-B-Que
18 586 Fire in the Hole   18 586.6 Southern Tailgates 18 582.7 Rescue Smokers
19 585.3 Smokin AJ’s 19 585.3 Dawg Pitt BBQ 19 582.6 Dawg Pitt BBQ
20 584.3 Lang BBQ Smokers 20 584.4 The Fat Boys of Tenneson Nissan 20 582 Under Construction BBQ
21 583.7 Carter Q 21 582.7 Hold Your Horses 21 579.8 Flint River Cookers
22 582.9 Hold Your Horses 22 581.9 Rescue Smokers 22 579.7 Smoking Outlaws
23 574.7 Under Construction BBQ 23 580 Smoke Show 23 578.7 Southern Tailgates
24 574.4 Bones Grill Shack 24 579.5 Fire in the Hole 24 578.7 Fire in the Hole
25 571.1 Daddy-O’s BBQ 25 579.4 Real South BBQ 25 577.8 Real South BBQ
26 570.6 Smoking Butts BBQ   26 579.3 Smoking Butts BBQ   26 577.7 Bubba Grills
27 570.5 Double D Cook Team 27 579.2 Bones Grill Shack   27 577.5 Smokin AJ’s
28 569.8 Flying Pig Bar-B-Que 28 578.8 Double D Cook Team 28 576.8 Off the Chain
29 567.5 Heavenly Hawgs 29 578.3 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ 29 576.7 Smoke Show
30 567.4 92 Assassins BBQ 30 578.1 Smokin Cowboys 30 574.4 The Fat Boys of Tenneson Nissan
31 564.2 Smoke Show 31 574.5 Flint River Cookers 31 572.1 Double D Cook Team
32 562 Smokin Cowboys 32 571.4 Reallicious Q 32 569.6 Smokin Cowboys
33 557.1 Generations BBQ Team 33 566.9 Bombshell BBQ 33 567.3 Generations BBQ Team
34 551.4 Bombshell BBQ 34 565.9 Generations BBQ Team 34 566 Bones Grill Shack
35 545.4 Southern Tailgates 35 0 Smoking Outlaws 35 564.9 Bombshell BBQ

 

 Reserve Champion Scores Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Southern Hogs 599.4 590.3 599.4 1789.1
2 Weekend Warriors BBQ 591.8 596.7 598.8 1787.3
3 Hootie Q 600.0 595.7 590.5 1786.2
4 Holy Smokes 596.1 595.1 594.8 1786.0
5 Bite My Butt BBQ 595.7 599.1 589.2 1784.0
6 Budmeisters BBQ 590.2 591.4 598.2 1779.8
7 Carter Q 583.7 594.8 599.4 1777.9
8 Off the Chain 599.4 599.1 576.8 1775.3
9 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ 591.8 578.3 599.4 1769.5
10 EZQ 588.2 587.5 592.5 1768.2
11 Lang BBQ Smokers 584.3 588.1 595.4 1767.8
12 Hold Your Horses 582.9 582.7 599.1 1764.7
13 Rescue Smokers 599.7 581.9 582.7 1764.3
14 Bubba Grills 593.6 591.6 577.7 1762.9
15 92 Assassins BBQ 567.4 593.9 600.0 1761.3
16 Dawg Pitt BBQ 589.9 585.3 582.6 1757.8
17 Reallicious Q 590.7 571.4 593.1 1755.2
18 The Fat Boys of Tenneson Nissan 594.8 584.4 574.4 1753.6
19 Heavenly Hawgs 567.5 590.6 595.2 1753.3
20 Daddy-O’s BBQ 571.1 594.8 587.3 1753.2
21 Under Construction BBQ 574.7 594.8 582.0 1751.5
22 Flying Pig Bar-B-Que 569.8 595.8 585.1 1750.7
23 Smokin AJ’s 585.3 587.0 577.5 1749.8
24 Real South BBQ 592.1 579.4 577.8 1749.3
25 Flint River Cookers 591.2 574.5 579.8 1745.5
26 Smoking Butts BBQ 570.6 579.3 595.1 1745.0
27 Fire in the Hole 586.0 579.5 578.7 1744.2
28 Double D Cook Team 570.5 578.8 572.1 1721.4
29 Smoke Show 564.2 580.0 576.7 1720.9
30 Bones Grill Shack 574.4 579.2 566.0 1719.6
31 Southern Tailgates 545.4 586.6 578.7 1710.7
32 Smokin Cowboys 562.0 578.1 569.6 1709.7
33 Generations BBQ Team 557.1 565.9 567.3 1690.3
34 Bombshell BBQ 551.4 566.9 564.9 1683.2
35 Smoking Outlaws 591.2 0.0 579.7 1170.9

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