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Jun 08 2017

Holy Smokes Wins Grand at Smoke on the Water

Holy Smokes Wins Grand at Smoke on the Water 

Grand Champion - Holy Smokes

Grand Champion – Holy Smokes

The Smoke on the Water BBQ Contest in Thomaston has a long history as one of the top BBQ contests in the state. This year the contest was sanctioned by the Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) for the first time.  Taking the traditional plunge into the lake as Grand Champions was Holy Smokes.  Gary & Dionn Lanton’s team finished a dominant season on the GBA circuit with the win.

Reserve Grand Champion - Rescue Smokers

Reserve Grand Champion – Rescue Smokers

Rescue Smokers, Pitmaster Robby Royal, also put the finishing touches on a soild season by taking the Reserve Grand Championship.

1st Place Loin - Hootie Q

1st Place Loin – Hootie Q

 

In the Pork Loin preliminary round Just Blowing Smoke and Hootie Q both recorded perfect 600 scores. They were joined in the Finals round by 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers.  Hootie Q had the top score in Finals to win the category. 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers came in 2nd with Just Blowing Smoke finishing in 3rd place

In Pulled Pork all three finalists had perfect 600 scores in the preliminaries.  After the final round, Holy Smokes took 1st place, Daddy O’s BBQ took 2nd and Flint River Cookers placed third.

1st Place Ribs - Raging Smoke BBQ

1st Place Ribs – Raging Smoke BBQ

 

The Ribs category was extremely close as 3 teams tied for the 3rd and final spot in the Finals round.  After the tiebreakers were run, Raging Smoke BBQ edged out Rescue Smokers & The Fat Boys of Tenneson Nissan for the spot in the Finals.  Raging Smoke won the Finals round and captured 1st place, 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers had a perfect 600 score in preliminaries but finished 2nd.  Just Smoke N Around captured 3rd place.

In the Brisket ancillary, Rescue Smokers lead the way. Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team was runner up with Wright on Q in 3rd place.

Full Results:

  LOIN     PULLED PORK     RIBS
1 599.3 Hootie Q 1 599.4 Holy Smokes 1 597.5 Raging Smoke
2 594 92/Assassin BBQ 2 594 Daddy O’s BBQ 2 597.2 92/Assassin BBQ
3 590.1 Just Blowing Smoke 3 590 Flint River Cookers 3 589.6 Just Smoke ‘N’ Around
4 599.4 Holy Smokes 4 599.1 Team Hold Your Horses BBQ 4 599.13 Rescue Smokers
5 599.11 Flint River Cookers 5 598.8 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ 5 599.12 The Fat Boys of Tenneson Nissan
6 599.1 Southern Hogs 6 598.5 Rescue Smokers 6 598.81 Bubba Grills
7 598.8 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ 7 597.1 Carter Q 7 598.8 Holy Smokes
8 598.5 Rescue Smokers 8 596.1 Lang BBQ Smokers 8 598.2 Daddy-O’s BBQ
9 596.5 We Want Que 9 595.8 Smokin the Good Stuff 9 596.4 Real South BBQ
10 596.1 Bubba Grills 10 595.21 Hootie Q 10 596.12 Just Blowing Smoke
11 595.4 Barnesville Blues Brother 11 595.2 Wright On Q 11 596.11 Team Hold Your Horses BBQ
12 594.8 Off the Chain 12 594.8 Real South BBQ 12 596.1 Southern Hogs
13 594.2 Team Hold Your Horses BBQ   13 594.8 The BBQ Ninja 13 595.8 Shark Bite BBQ
14 594.2 Smokin the Good Stuff 14 593.9 Silver Hammer BBQ 14 595.8 Hootie Q
15 593.9 Shark Bite BBQ   15 593.9 Southern Hogs 15 594.2 Party Fowl
16 593.3 Fire in the Hole 16 593.6 Dawg Pit BBQ 16 593.9 Front Porch BBQ
17 593.1 Silver Hammer BBQ 17 592.1 Soggy Bottom Boys 17 593.9 Smokin the Good Stuff
18 591.5 The BBQ Ninja   18 591 Fire in the Hole 18 592.4 Carter Q
19 590.3 The Fat Boys of Tenneson Nissan 19 590.8 Fat Boys Cooking Team 19 591.6 Flint River Cookers
20 590.3 Wright On Q 20 590.2 We Want Que 20 590.9 Off the Chain
21 590.2 Real South BBQ 21 590.2 Smoke Stack Lightning 21 589.9 Wright On Q
22 589.9 Front Porch BBQ 22 589.6 Off the Chain 22 588 The Stiuation BBQ Team
23 586.7 Smoke Stack Lightning 23 589.3 Butts and Bones BBQ 23 586.3 Lang BBQ Smokers
24 586.4 The Stiuation BBQ Team 24 588 Barnesville Blues Brother 24 586 Barnesville Blues Brother
25 585.7 Dawg Pit BBQ 25 586.6 Shark Bite BBQ 25 583.4 Dawg Pit BBQ
26 585.1 Raging Smoke BBQ   26 586.3 Just Blowing Smoke   26 583.4 Hillbilly’s BBQ
27 582 Just Smokin ‘N’ Around 27 581.3 Kelvin’s BBQ   27 583 Fire in the Hole
28 581.3 Soggy Bottom Boys 28 581.2 Hillbilly’s BBQ 28 582.3 The BBQ Ninja
29 580.5 Pink Pork Porkers 29 580.5 Just Smokin ‘N’ Around 29 581.8 Silver Hammer BBQ
30 580 Carter Q 30 579.7 Front Porch BBQ 30 581.5 Fat Boys Cooking Team
31 578.4 Daddy-O’s BBQ 31 578.4 Bubba Grills 31 580.6 Mason Dixon
32 576.6 Mason Dixon 32 578.1 The Fat Boys of Tenneson Nissan 32 578.7 Smoke Stack Lightning
33 574.5 FireHouse Smokers 33 576.6 92/Assassin BBQ 33 578.2 EMC Engineering
34 571.4 Piggy Paulks 34 576.1 Mason Dixon 34 578 Tobesofkee Farm
35 570.8 Hillbilly’s BBQ 35 576 Raging Smoke BBQ 35 577.4 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ
36 569.6 Party Fowl 36 574.7 The Stiuation BBQ Team 36 576.6 We Want Que
37 568.5 EMC Engineering 37 573.9 Party Fowl 37 575.8 Piggy Paulks
38 566.6 Lang BBQ Smokers 38 573.5 Rooftop BBQ 38 575.4 Soggy Bottom Boys
39 564.6 Fat Boys Cooking Team 39 569.9 FireHouse Smokers 39 573.2 Butts and Bones BBQ
40 562.2 Tobesofkee Farm 40 568.9 Pink Pork Porkers 40 570.2 Kelvin’s BBQ
41 562 Kelvin’s BBQ 41 565.9 Tobesofkee Farm 41 563.9 Rooftop BBQ
42 558.7 Butts and Bones BBQ 42 563.2 Piggy Paulks 42 560.1 FireHouse Smokers
42 0 Rooftop BBQ 42 562.9 EMC Engineering 42 559.3 Pink Pork Porkers

 

Reserve Scores Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Holy Smokes 599.4 600.0 598.8 1798.2
2 Rescue Smokers 598.5 598.5 599.1 1796.1
3 Hootie Q 600.0 595.2 595.8 1791.0
4 Flint River Cookers 599.1 600.0 591.6 1790.7
5 Team Hold Your Horses BBQ 594.2 599.1 596.1 1789.4
6 Southern Hogs 599.1 593.9 596.1 1789.1
7 Smokin the Good Stuff 594.2 595.8 593.9 1783.9
8 Just Blowing Smoke 600.0 586.3 596.1 1782.4
9 Real South BBQ 590.2 594.8 596.4 1781.4
10 Daddy-O’s BBQ 578.4 600.0 598.2 1776.6
11 92/Assassin BBQ 599.7 576.6 600.0 1776.3
12 Shark Bite BBQ 593.9 586.6 595.8 1776.3
13 Wright On Q 590.3 595.2 589.9 1775.4
14 Off the Chain 594.8 589.6 590.9 1775.3
15 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ 598.8 598.8 577.4 1775.0
16 Bubba Grills 596.1 578.4 598.8 1773.3
17 Carter Q 580.0 597.1 592.4 1769.5
18 Barnesville Blues Brother 595.4 588.0 586.0 1769.4
19 Silver Hammer BBQ 593.1 593.9 581.8 1768.8
20 The BBQ Ninja 591.5 594.8 582.3 1768.6
21 The Fat Boys of Tenneson Nissan 590.3 578.1 599.1 1767.5
22 Fire in the Hole 593.3 591.0 583.0 1767.3
23 Front Porch BBQ 589.9 579.7 593.9 1763.5
24 We Want Que 596.5 590.2 576.6 1763.3
25 Dawg Pit BBQ 585.7 593.6 583.4 1762.7
26 Just Smokin ‘N’ Around 582.0 580.5 599.4 1761.9
27 Raging Smoke BBQ 585.1 576.0 599.1 1760.2
28 Smoke Stack Lightning 586.7 590.2 578.7 1755.6
29 The Stiuation BBQ Team 586.4 574.7 588.0 1749.1
30 Lang BBQ Smokers 566.6 596.1 586.3 1749.0
31 Soggy Bottom Boys 581.3 592.1 575.4 1748.8
32 Party Fowl 569.6 573.9 594.2 1737.7
33 Fat Boys BBQ Cooking Team 564.6 590.8 581.5 1736.9
34 Hillbilly’s BBQ 570.8 581.2 583.4 1735.4
35 Mason Dixon 576.6 576.1 580.6 1733.3
36 Butts and Bones BBQ 558.7 589.3 573.2 1721.2
37 Kelvin’s BBQ 562.0 581.3 570.2 1713.5
38 Piggy Paulks 571.4 563.2 575.8 1710.4
39 EMC Engineering 568.5 562.9 578.2 1709.6
40 Pink Pork Porkers 580.5 568.9 559.3 1708.7
41 Tobesofkee Farm 562.2 565.9 578.0 1706.1
42 FireHouse Smokers 574.5 569.9 560.1 1704.5
43 Rooftop BBQ 0.0 573.5 563.9 1137.4

Brisket Ancillary

1 595.1 Rescue Smokers
2 591.8 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ
3 589.9 Wright On Q
4 588.2 Flint River Cookers
5 587.9 Kelvin’s BBQ
6 585 Team Hold Your Horses
7 583.4 Fat Boys BBQ Cooking Team
8 581.4 Bubba Grills
9 580.5 BBQ Ninja
10 569.8 Mason Dixon
11 564.3 Piggy Paulks

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