Category Archive: Contest Reports

Apr 02 2017

Holy Smokes Pull Out Win at BBQ & Brews – Cartersville

Holy Smokes Pulls Out Win at BBQ & Brews – Cartersville

Grand Champion - Holy Smokes

Grand Champion – Holy Smokes

Cartersville – The Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) officials had to go to the tiebreaker system to determine the Grand Champion at the Cartersville BBQ & Brews festival.  Southern Hogs Loin entry and Holy Smokes Ribs entry both totaled a 597.5 final round score.  On the first level tiebreaker, Taste, Holy Smokes received four 10’s compared to three received by Southern Hogs gave the edge to Gary & Dionn Lanton of Holy Smokes.

Reserve Champion - Southern Hogs

Reserve Champion – Southern Hogs

Southern Hogs, Matt & Donna Sapp, took the Reserve Grand Championship.

First Place Pulled Pork - Swine Dining GA

First Place Pulled Pork – Swine Dining GA

 

 

 

Following Southern Hogs winning Loin entry was Pop N Chubby BBQ in 2nd place & Rub Shakers Que in 3rd place.  Swine Dining GA, Pitmaster Anthony Mullins, won the Pulled Pork category. Holy Smokes claimed 2nd with We Want Que taking third.  Holy Smokes first place Ribs topped the runner-up Lang BBQ Smokers.  Third place went to  Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team.

 

Napalm Sticks for Pigs

Napalm Sticks for Pigs

 

In the Cooking for Fun Division, Napalm Sticks to Pigs won both the Pulled Pork & Ribs categories.  O Holy Knight BBQ took 2nd in Ribs & 3rd in Pulled Pork.   VPQ was runner-up in Pulled Pork.  If You Smoke It, They Will Come placed 3rd in Ribs.  Swine Dining GA won the Brisket ancillary contest with a perfect 600 score.

 

The GBA congratulates the BBQ & Brews crew for putting on an outstanding first contest in Cartersville.

Full Standings:  1st, 2nd & 3rd place scores are from final rounds. All other scores are from preliminary rounds.

  LOIN     PULLED PORK     RIBS
1 597.5 Southern Hogs 1 596.6 Swine Dining Ga 1 597.5 Holy Smokes
2 595.8 Pop N Chubby’s BBQ 2 596.4 Holy Smokes 2 595.6 Lang BBQ Smokers
3 589.9 Rub Shakers Que 3 591.8 WeWant Que 3 591.9 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ
4 596.8 GTQ 4 594.8 Southern Hogs 4 595.1 Pirates of Pork Scents
5 596.1 Holy Smokes 5 594.5 Pop N Chubby’s BBQ 5 593.9 East Coast BBQ
6 595.1 Rescue Smokers 6 591.8 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ 6 593.4 Southern Hogs
7 594.6 Hootie Q 7 590.8 Just Blowing Smoke 7 592.5 Pop N Chubby’s BBQ
8 591.9 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ 8 590.61 Smokin The Good Stuff 8 591.8 Hootie Q
9 591.22 We Want Que 9 590.6 Fire In The Hole 9 591.21 Rescue Smokers
10 591.21 We-Q-4-U 10 589.6 Rub Shakers Que 10 591.2 McQue BBQ
11 591.2 Smokin The Good Stuff 11 588.5 The Fat Redneck BBQ Company 11 589.5 Just Blowing Smoke
12 588.6 Swine Dining GA 12 588.2 Hootie Q 12 587.9 Hickory Flat BBQ
13 587.9 Smoking Butts BBQ   13 586.9 Hold Your Horses BBQ 13 586.3 Swine Dining GA
14 585.4 Lang BBQ Smokers 14 584.3 Pirates of Pork Scents 14 586 Smoking Butts BBQ
15 584.6 Hickory Flat BBQ   15 581.4 Raging Smoke BBQ 15 583 Hold Your Horses BBQ
16 583.3 Just Blowing Smoke 16 581 Big Bad Wolf BBQ 16 578.8 Assassin 92 BBQ
17 582.4 Fire In The Hole 17 580 East Coast BBQ 17 575.4 Rub Shakers Que
18 578.4 Assassin 92 BBQ   18 577.8 Rescue Smokers 18 575.1 GTQ
19 575.7 Pirates of Pork Scents 19 576.1 Hickory Flat BBQ 19 574.5 Smokin The Good Stuff
20 574.1 Raging Smoke BBQ 20 575.4 Lang BBQ Smokers 20 573.9 Fire In The Hole
21 570.6 The Fat Redneck BBQ Company 21 575.3 Assassin 92 BBQ 21 573.8 We Want Que
22 569.4 McQue BBQ 22 572.3 Smoking Butts BBQ 22 572.1 Raging Smoke BBQ
23 567.4 Zombie Aporkalypse 23 570.1 Barnsley Gardens 23 570.7 Big Bad Wolf BBQ
24 565.3 East Coast BBQ 24 569.8 McQue BBQ 24 570.4 Barnsley Gardens
25 558.3 Big Bad Wolf BBQ 25 562.3 GTQ 25 565.6 We-Q-4-U
26 557.5 Hold Your Horses BBQ   26 561.7 Zombie Aporkalypse   26 564.5 The Fat Redneck BBQ Company
27 552.7 Barnsley Gardens 27 0 We-Q-4-U   27 563 Zombie Aporkalypse

 

Reserve Scores Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Holy Smokes 596.1 600.0 597.3 1793.4
2 Southern Hogs 599.7 594.8 593.4 1787.9
3 Pop N Chubby’s BBQ 599.1 594.5 592.5 1786.1
4 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ 591.9 591.8 598.8 1782.5
5 Hootie Q 594.6 588.2 591.8 1774.6
6 Swine Dining GA 588.6 598.8 586.3 1773.7
7 Rub Shakers Que 599.7 589.6 575.4 1764.7
8 We Want Que 591.2 599.1 573.8 1764.1
9 Rescue Smokers 595.1 577.8 591.2 1764.1
10 Just Blowing Smoke 583.3 590.8 589.5 1763.6
11 Lang BBQ Smokers 585.4 575.4 599.4 1760.2
12 Smokin The Good Stuff 591.2 590.6 574.5 1756.3
13 Pirates of Pork Scents 575.7 584.3 595.1 1755.1
14 Hickory Flat BBQ 584.6 576.1 587.9 1748.6
15 Fire In The Hole 582.4 590.6 573.9 1746.9
16 Smoking Butts BBQ 587.9 572.3 586.0 1746.2
17 East Coast BBQ 565.3 580.0 593.9 1739.2
18 GTQ 596.8 562.3 575.1 1734.2
19 Assassin 92 BBQ 578.4 575.3 578.8 1732.5
20 McQue BBQ 569.4 569.8 591.2 1730.4
21 Raging Smoke BBQ 574.1 581.4 572.1 1727.6
22 Hold Your Horses BBQ 557.5 586.9 583.0 1727.4
23 The Fat Redneck BBQ Company 570.6 588.5 564.5 1723.6
24 Big Bad Wolf BBQ 558.3 581.0 570.7 1710.0
25 Barnsley Gardens 552.7 570.1 570.4 1693.2
26 Zombie Aporkalypse 567.4 561.7 563.0 1692.1
27 We-Q-4-U 591.2 0.0 565.6 1156.8

 

Cooking For Fun:

  PULLED PORK     RIBS
1 596.4 Napalm Sticks To Pigs 1 592.8 Napalm Sticks To Pigs
2 587.2 VPQ 2 592.1 O Holy Knight BBQ
3 582.3 O Holy Knight BBQ 3 589.5 If You Can Smoke It, They Will Come
4 582 If You Can Smoke It, They Will Come 4 581.2 VPQ
5 581.5 Sweet Bottom BBQ 5 576.7 Sweet Bottom BBQ
6 579.5 MJ’s BBQ 6 573.7 MJ’s BBQ
7 576.3 Whitewater Smokers 7 571 Johns BBQ Smokehouse
8 572.4 Moonschwein BBQ 8 560.5 Moonschwein BBQ
9 564.4 Johns BBQ Smokehouse 9 559.9 Whitewater Smokers

 

 

Brisket:

600 Swine Dining GA
596.4 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ
596.1 Rescue Smokers
582 VPQ
581.4 Hold Your Horses BBQ
573.8 McQue BBQ
568.1 Hootie Q
565.7 Zombie Aporkalypse
565.1 Barnsley Gardens
564.5 Big Bad Wolf BBQ
559.6 Smoking Butts BBQ

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

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92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers 600 Ribs Score

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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

Mar 24 2017

92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers Hits Perfection at Walton Co EMC BBQ Festival

92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers Hits Perfection at Walton Co EMC BBQ Festival

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Grand Champion – 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers

Monroe, GA —  Brad Sweet and 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers nailed a perfect 600 score in the Ribs finals round to take the Grand Championship at the Walton Co EMC BBQ Festival.  Since the revised finals round scoring system went into effect a couple years ago, Sweet is the first pitmaster to record a perfect score in finals.

Reserve Grand Champion - Holy Smokes

Reserve Grand Champion – Holy Smokes

Holy Smokes, Gary Lanton, continued their hot streak as they made finals in Pulled Pork; placed 4th in Ribs and 10th in Loin to capture the Reserve Grand Championship award.

First Place Loin - Rescue Smokers

First Place Loin – Rescue Smokers

First Place Pulled Pork - Raging Smoke BBQ

First Place Pulled Pork – Raging Smoke BBQ

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Robby Royal and Rescue Smokers was tops in the Loin category.  Bubba Grills came in 2nd and Wright on Q took 3rd place.  In Pulled Pork, Raging Smoke BBQ with pitmaster Jerry Buchans, took first place in Pulled Pork.  Holy Smokes was the runner-up with McQue taking third.  92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers perfect Ribs lead the way in that category.  Rescue Smokers had another strong event in taking 2nd place and Swineholio got the 3rd place Rib call.

The GBA had another great experience with the Walton Co Festival and would like to thank all the event sponsors and event coordinators for their excellent work.

Final Results: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place scores are from finals rounds. All other scores are from preliminary rounds

  LOIN     PULLED PORK     RIBS
1 599.3 Rescue Smokers 1 596.1 Raging Smoke BBQ 1 600 92/Assassin Smokers
2 595.5 Bubba Grills 2 594.5 Holy Smokes 2 591.5 Rescue Smokers
3 588.4 Wright On Q 3 594.3 McQue 3 591.1 Swineholio
4 599.12 Southern Hogs 4 598.5 92/Assassin BBQ 4 598.8 Holy Smokes
5 599.11 Off the Chain 5 596.1 Swine Dining 5 596.7 Raging Smoke BBQ
6 599.1 Just Blowing Smoke 6 595.8 Porkinator 6 594.81 Hootie Q
7 595.5 Just Smoke “N” Around 7 594.2 Off the Chain 7 594.8 Captain Jacks Freedom BBQ
8 595.1 We Want Que 8 593.1 Bubba Grills 8 593.6 Bubba Grills
9 591.5 Simply Q 9 591.5 Southern Hogs 9 591.9 Butt Hawgs
10 590.2 Holy Smokes 10 591.3 We Want Que 10 591.5 Swine Dining
11 589.9 Cookersandgrills.com 11 590.3 Cookersandgrills.com 11 590.3 Cookersandgrills.com
12 586.9 Shark Bite BBQ 12 590.2 Hootie Q 12 590.2 4K’s BBQ
13 586.6 92/Assassin BBQ   13 586.9 Wright On Q 13 590.2 Porkinator
14 583.6 Pop N’ Chubby’s BBQ 14 585.7 Rescue Smokers 14 589.1 Southern Hogs
15 583.3 Swineholio   15 585.4 Swineholio 15 587.9 Pop N’ Chubby’s BBQ
16 583.3 Captain Jacks Freedom BBQ 16 585.3 Butt Hawgs 16 587.9 Four 41 South BBQ
17 583 Raging Smoke BBQ 17 584.8 Smokin R/T 17 587.5 Wright On Q
18 582.1 Old Henrys   18 583.6 Captain Jacks Freedom BBQ 18 586 Smoked BBQ Company
19 581.4 Butt Hawgs 19 583.1 4K’s BBQ 19 586 Smokin R/T
20 581.2 Properly Smoked 20 582.3 Old Henrys 20 585.1 McQue
21 580.7 Shockin Smokers 21 582.3 Four 41 South BBQ 21 584.4 Shark Bite BBQ
22 580.6 Hootie Q 22 580.4 Pop N’ Chubby’s BBQ 22 584.4 Old Henrys
23 580 Porkinator 23 578.6 Just Blowing Smoke 23 583.4 Just Blowing Smoke
24 579.5 Swine Dining 24 578.5 Properly Smoked 24 582.4 Off the Chain
25 579.1 Four 41 South BBQ 25 578.1 Shockin Smokers 25 579.4 Just Smoke “N” Around
26 573.8 Smokin R/T   26 578.1 Smoked BBQ Company   26 576.1 George’s Rib Shack
27 571.8 4K’s BBQ 27 576.8 Simply Q   27 575.4 Simply Q
28 565.9 Smoked BBQ Company 28 573.9 Just Smoke “N” Around 28 571.2 We Want Que
29 562.3 McQue 29 573.2 Shark Bite BBQ 29 570.9 Properly Smoked
30 557.5 George’s Rib Shack 30 0 George’s Rib Shack 30 570.6 Shockin Smokers

 

 Reserve Grand Scores Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Holy Smokes 590.2 599.4 598.8 1788.4
2 Bubba Grills 599.4 593.1 593.6 1786.1
3 92/Assassin BBQ 586.6 598.5 599.4 1784.5
4 Rescue Smokers 599.4 585.7 599.4 1784.5
5 Southern Hogs 599.1 591.5 589.1 1779.7
6 Raging Smoke BBQ 583.0 599.1 596.7 1778.8
7 Off the Chain 599.1 594.2 582.4 1775.7
8 Wright On Q 599.1 586.9 587.5 1773.5
9 Cookersandgrills.com 589.9 590.3 590.3 1770.5
10 Swineholio 583.3 585.4 599.7 1768.4
11 Swine Dining 579.5 596.1 591.5 1767.1
12 Porkinator 580.0 595.8 590.2 1766.0
13 Hootie Q 580.6 590.2 594.8 1765.6
14 Captain Jacks Freedom BBQ 583.3 583.6 594.8 1761.7
15 Just Blowing Smoke 599.1 578.6 583.4 1761.1
16 Butt Hawgs 581.4 585.3 591.9 1758.6
17 We Want Que 595.1 591.3 571.2 1757.6
18 Pop N’ Chubby’s BBQ 583.6 580.4 587.9 1751.9
19 Four 41 South BBQ 579.1 582.3 587.9 1749.3
20 Just Smoke “N” Around 595.5 573.9 579.4 1748.8
21 Old Henrys 582.1 582.3 584.4 1748.8
22 McQue 562.3 599.4 585.1 1746.8
23 4K’s BBQ 571.8 583.1 590.2 1745.1
24 Smokin R/T 573.8 584.8 586.0 1744.6
25 Shark Bite BBQ 586.9 573.2 584.4 1744.5
26 Simply Q 591.5 576.8 575.4 1743.7
27 Properly Smoked 581.2 578.5 570.9 1730.6
28 Smoked BBQ Company 565.9 578.1 586.0 1730.0
29 Shockin Smokers 580.7 578.1 570.6 1729.4
30 George’s Rib Shack 557.5 0.0 576.1 1133.6

Mar 05 2017

Holy Smokes Hits the Right Notes at Rhythm & Ribs

Holy Smokes Hits the Right Notes at Rhythm & Ribs

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Tifton, GA —  The competition was tough and tight at Rhythm & Ribs on a beautiful first weekend in March.  It was so close that it came down to a tie for the Grand Championship.  Gary & Dionn Lanton of Holy Smokes  won the Grand Championship in a tie with  ….  Themselves.  The team’s winning Loin score of 597.5 exactly the same as their winning Rib score.    Lang BBQ Smokers, Darryl Strickland, won the Pulled Pork category and was just 0.6 of a point off the Grand Championship scores.

 

 

 

 

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Matt & Donna Sapp of Southern Hogs claimed the Reserve Grand Championship by making finals in Loin along with a fourth place in Pulled Pork and 13th place in Ribs.

 

 

 

 

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Following Holy Smokes in Loin was Southern Hogs in 2nd place & Flint River Cookers in 3rd place.   Lang BBQ Smokers paced the field in Pulled Pork followed by runner up Fire in the Hole and 3rd place Vienna Volunteer Fire Dept.   Holy Smokes topped the Rib category with local favorite  42 BBQ & Budmeisters BBQ Team taking 2nd & 3rd respectively.

The GBA sends a big Thank You to Tyon Spearman, the City of Tifton & a host of volunteers for their hospitality & putting on a great contest.

Full Results
1st, 2nd & 3rd place scores are final round scores. All others are preliminary round scores.

  LOIN     PULLED PORK     RIBS
1 597.5 Holy Smokes 1 596.9 Lang BBQ Smokers 1 597.5 Holy Smokes
2 595 Southern Hogs 2 595 Fire in the Hole 2 593.6 Smokin 42 BBQ
3 592.5 Flint River Cookers 3 592.5 Vienna Volunteer Fire Depaertment 3 593.5 Budmeisters BBQ Team
4 598.2 Flying Pig 4 595.81 Southern Hogs 4 599.4 Bite My Butt BBQ
5 595.4 Budmeisters BBQ Team 5 595.8 Rescue Smokers 5 598.81 Flying Pig
6 594.9 Fire in the Hole 6 595.1 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team 6 598.8 Flint River Cooking Team
7 592.21 92 BBQ / Assassin Smokers 7 593.1 Hardwood Smoke 7 598.5 The Fat Boys of Tenneson Nissan
8 592.2 The Fat Boys of Tenneson Nissan 8 589.6 The Grillman BBQ Company 8 597.9 Real South BBQ
9 590.2 Vienna Volunteer Fire Department 9 588.5 Holy Smokes 9 595.2 Rib Ticklers
10 589.6 Wild Skips Smokers 10 587.3 Budmeisters BBQ Team 10 588.8 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team
11 587.8 Jack’s Old South 11 587.2 Hootie Q 11 588.1 The Grillman BBQ Company
12 587.5 Rescue Smokers 12 586.9 Wild Skips Smokers 12 587.6 Jack’s Old South
13 587.5 Lang BBQ Smokers   13 586.9 Kelvin’s BBQ 13 587.5 Southern Hogs
14 586.9 Hootie Q 14 586.6 Real South BBQ 14 586.9 92 BBQ / Assassin Smokers
15 586.2 Smokin 42 BBQ   15 585.4 Flint River Cookers 15 586.7 Rescue Smokers
16 586.1 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team 16 585.4 Flying Pig 16 586.7 Fire in the Hole
17 582.7 Smarr Cooking Crew 17 585.3 Smokin 42 BBQ 17 586.6 Just Smoke N Around BBQ
18 582.6 Just Smoke N Around BBQ   18 585.1 Jack’s Old South 18 585.3 Wild Skips Smokers
19 582.6 Real South BBQ 19 582.7 Bite My Butt BBQ 19 584.3 Lang BBQ Smokers
20 581.7 Swine Time Grilling Team 20 582.4 Smarr Cooking Crew 20 580.6 Hootie Q
21 580.3 Cool Hand Luke 21 581.1 Cool Hand Luke 21 579.3 Vienna Volunteer Fire Department
22 578.3 Kelvin’s BBQ 22 579.9 Rib Ticklers 22 577.3 Swine Time Grilling Team
23 573.8 Rib Ticklers 23 579.3 The Fat Boys of Tenneson Nissan 23 575.2 Kelvin’s BBQ
24 571.4 Bite My Butt BBQ 24 578.7 Flint River Cooking Team 24 572.6 Flint River Cookers
25 571.2 The Grillman BBQ Company 25 577.1 92 BBQ / Assassin Smokers 25 571.6 Hardwood Smoke
26 570.5 Smokestack Lightning   26 575.8 Swine Time Grilling Team   26 570.5 Smarr Cooking Crew
27 570.2 Flint River Cooking Team 27 574.1 Smokestack Lightning   27 569 Smokestack Lightning
28 561 Hardwood Smoke 28 572.7 Just Smoke N Around BBQ 28 562.9 Cool Hand Luke

 

 Reserve Grand Champion Scores Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Holy Smokes 599.4 588.5 599.7 1787.6
2 Southern Hogs 599.7 595.8 587.5 1783.0
3 Flying Pig 598.2 585.4 598.8 1782.4
4 Budmeisters BBQ Team 595.4 587.3 599.4 1782.1
5 Fire in the Hole 594.9 598.5 586.7 1780.1
6 Smokin 42 BBQ 586.2 585.3 600.0 1771.5
7 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team 586.1 595.1 588.8 1770.0
8 The Fat Boys of Tenneson Nissan 592.2 579.3 598.5 1770.0
9 Rescue Smokers 587.5 595.8 586.7 1770.0
10 Lang BBQ Smokers 587.5 596.4 584.3 1768.2
11 Real South BBQ 582.6 586.6 597.9 1767.1
12 Vienna Volunteer Fire Department 590.2 596.1 579.3 1765.6
13 Wild Skips Smokers 589.6 586.9 585.3 1761.8
14 Jack’s Old South 587.8 585.1 587.6 1760.5
15 Flint River Cookers 599.4 585.4 572.6 1757.4
16 92 BBQ / Assassin Smokers 592.2 577.1 586.9 1756.2
17 Hootie Q 586.9 587.2 580.6 1754.7
18 Bite My Butt BBQ 571.4 582.7 599.4 1753.5
19 Rib Ticklers 573.8 579.9 595.2 1748.9
20 The Grillman BBQ Company 571.2 589.6 588.1 1748.9
21 Flint River Cooking Team 570.2 578.7 598.8 1747.7
22 Just Smoke N Around BBQ 582.6 572.7 586.6 1741.9
23 Kelvin’s BBQ 578.3 586.9 575.2 1740.4
24 Smarr Cooking Crew 582.7 582.4 570.5 1735.6
25 Swine Time Grilling Team 581.7 575.8 577.3 1734.8
26 Hardwood Smoke 561.0 593.1 571.6 1725.7
27 Cool Hand Luke 580.3 581.1 562.9 1724.3
28 Smokestack Lightning 570.5 574.1 569.0 1713.6

Feb 26 2017

Smokestack Lightning Strikes for Grand Championship at Dilly Dally in Dooly

Smokestack Lightning Strikes for  Grand Championship at Dilly Dally in Dooly

The Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA)  along with the Dooly Co Chamber of Commerce combined to bring a second professional BBQ competition to the Big Pig Jig site in Vienna.   With 54 teams, Dilly Dally in Dooly became the second largest contest field in GBA history.  The contest drew teams from both GA & FL as well as Poor House Bar-B-Q, pitmaster Dan Jameson, who made a 20 hour drive down to south GA from Caanan, New Hampshire.

Grand Champion - Smokestack Lightning

Grand Champion – Smokestack Lightning

Getting the last call of the day for Grand Champion was Steve Holmes and Smokestack Lightning. The team topped the finals rounds with a score of 597.8 in Loin.  It was the team’s first Grand Championship. Taking the Reserve Grand Championship by making finals in Ribs along with 4th place in Loin & 8th place in Pulled Pork was Team Pork Rindz led by pitmaster Scott McCormick.

Reserve Champion - Team Pork Rindz

Reserve Champion – Team Pork Rindz

The Loin competition was especially tough as all three finals teams recorded a perfect 600 score in the preliminary rounds.  Team Pork Rindz missed the finals round by just 0.3 of a point with a 599.7. Following Smokestack Lightning in Loin was Reallicious Q in second place and Hootie Q in third.

Tim Coleman & Real South BBQ won the Pulled Pork category followed by Budmeisters as runner-up. Hootie Q edged H and J Cooking Team on a tiebreaker for third in preliminaries to qualify for finals and finished 3rd  in the final round.

Holy Smokes, Gary & Dionn Lanton, took top honors in Ribs. Bite My Butt BBQ scored a perfect 600 in the preliminary round and finished second in the finals. Team Pork Rindz rounded out the top three.

The contest held a Brisket ancillary competition.  Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team, Jack & Sandi Falin, walked for the first place call. Holy Smokes took 2nd place with Reallicious Q taking third.

The GBA thanks the staff of organizers & volunteers for Dilly Dally in Dooly on putting on a very successful first year event.  We look forward to growing it bigger & better in 2018.

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

  LOIN     PULLED PORK     RIBS
1 597.8 Smokestack Lightning 1 597.5 Real South BBQ 1 596.8 Holy Smoke
2 595.3 Reallicious Q 2 595.8 Budmeisters BBQ 2 594.8 Bite My Butt BBQ
3 592.1 Hootie Q 3 590.8 Hootie Q 3 593.4 Team Pork Rindz
4 599.7 Team Pork Rindz 4 599.1 H and J Cooking Team 4 596.1 Heavenly Hawgs
5 599.4 Rub Shakers Que 5 598.81 Raging Smoke BBQ 5 595.8 Rub Shakers Que
6 599.1 EZQ 6 598.8 We Want Que 6 595.11 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team
7 598.8 Flying Pig Bar-B-Que 7 595.52 Naked Daves 7 595.1 Lang Smokers
8 596.1 Heavenly Hawgs 8 595.51 Team Pork Rindz 8 594.2 Fat Daddys Stew & Que
9 595.5 Holy Smokes 9 595.5 Southern Hogs 9 592.5 Real South BBQ
10 595.4 Southern Hogs 10 594.9 Flying Pig Bar-B-Que 10 591.8 Bubba Grills
11 594.5 Smokin AJ’s 11 594.8 The Grillman BBQ Company 11 591.3 We Want Que
12 592.2 Bite My Butt BBQ 12 594.8 Rescue Smokers 12 591.2 92 Assassin BBQ
13 591.5 Vienna Volunteer Fire Dept.   13 593.6 B’s BBQ 13 591.2 Southern Hogs
14 591.5 Budmeisters BBQ 14 591.6 Bite My Butt BBQ 14 590.8 Rick and Anniebell’s BBQ and Crew
15 590.6 Bubba Grills   15 591.2 Smokin AJ’s 15 590 Smarr Cooking Crew
16 590.2 Shark Bite BBQ 16 591.2 Bubba Grills 16 590 Papa’s Cookers
17 589.9 Rescue Smokers 17 590.9 Heavenly Hawgs 17 589.5 Vienna Volunteer Fire Dept.
18 587.6 Real South BBQ   18 590.3 92 Assassin BBQ 18 589.3 Flint River Cookers
19 586.2 Fletcher’s Finest 19 590.2 Fletcher’s Finest 19 589 Reallicious Q
20 586.2 Pink Pork Pokers 20 589 The Fatboy’s of Tenneson Nissan 20 588.3 Flying Pig Bar-B-Que
21 584.4 Naked Daves 21 588.3 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team 21 588.1 H and J Cooking Team
22 584.3 Smarr Cooking Crew 22 588.2 Fire in the Hole 22 587.9 Georgia Bullhawgs
23 584.3 Hold Your Horses BBQ 23 587.5 Wild Skips Smokers 23 587.9 Hootie Q
24 584 Fat Daddys Stew & Que 24 586.7 Big Jon’s BBQ 24 587.9 Budmeisters BBQ
25 583.3 Poor House Bar-B-Que 25 586.6 EZQ 25 587.5 Big Jon’s BBQ
26 583 Just Smoken Around BBQ   26 584.6 Pink Pork Pokers   26 586.6 Fletcher’s Finest
27 582.6 Our Gang 27 583.3 Poor House Bar-B-Que   27 586.3 Hold Your Horses BBQ
28 582.6 Georgia Bullhawgs 28 583 Hold Your Horses BBQ 28 585.9 Hole in the Wall
29 581.2 B’s BBQ 29 583 Holy Smokes 29 584.9 The Fatboy’s of Tenneson Nissan
30 581 Fire in the Hole 30 582.4 Shark Bite BBQ 30 584.6 Fire in the Hole
31 580.8 Wild Skips Smokers 31 582.1 Bite Back Competition BBQ Team, LLC 31 584 Rescue Smokers
32 580.2 92 Assassin BBQ 32 581.7 Our Gang 32 583 B’s BBQ
33 580 We Want Que 33 581.6 Lang Smokers 33 582 Wild Skips Smokers
34 579.1 Lang Smokers 34 579.8 Smokestack Lightning 34 581.9 Poor House Bar-B-Que
35 577.1 Rick and Anniebell’s BBQ and Crew 35 579.6 Smarr Cooking Crew 35 579.7 Shark Bite BBQ
36 575.1 Raging Smoke BBQ 36 579.3 Vienna Volunteer Fire Dept. 36 579.1 Smokin AJ’s
37 574.8 The Grillman BBQ Company 37 579.2 Pig Dynasty 37 578.7 Raging Smoke BBQ
38 573.8 Big Jon’s BBQ 38 577.5 Springy’s Backyard Burners 38 578.5 Just Smoken Around BBQ
39 571.7 Pig Dynasty 39 576.6 Just Smoken Around BBQ 39 578.2 Our Gang
40 570.5 The Game Changers 40 576.2 Rub Shakers Que 40 577.7 Pig Dynasty
41 570.2 Nice Rack 41 575.9 Hole in the Wall 41 577.5 The Grillman BBQ Company
42 570.2 Bite Back Competition BBQ Team, LLC 42 574.5 Fat Daddys Stew & Que 42 577 EZQ
42 568.9 H and J Cooking Team 42 573.6 Time Out BBQ 42 576.9 The Game Changers
44 567.7 Flint River Cookers 44 573.1 Nice Rack 44 576 Naked Daves
45 566.6 For Get Me Not BBQ 45 570.3 Reallicious Q 45 568.4 Pink Pork Pokers
46 566.2 Springy’s Backyard Burners 46 570.3 Rick and Anniebell’s BBQ and Crew 46 568.3 Smokestack Lightning
47 562.8 Pogo’s Porkers 47 569.2 Flint River Cookers 47 567.2 Nice Rack
48 561 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team 48 569.1 Pogo’s Porkers 48 566.6 For Get Me Not BBQ
49 560.4 Dixie Davis Cooks 49 569 Papa’s Cookers 49 566.5 Pogo’s Porkers
50 558 Time Out BBQ 50 568.6 The Game Changers 50 566.1 Circle C Cookers
51 557.4 The Fatboy’s of Tenneson Nissan 51 568.2 Dixie Davis Cooks 51 564.6 Bite Back Competition BBQ Team, LLC
52 555.7 Hole in the Wall 52 568.1 For Get Me Not BBQ 52 561.2 Dixie Davis Cooks
53 0 Papa’s Cookers 53 557.5 Georgia Bullhawgs 53 555.8 Time Out BBQ
54 0 Circle C Cookers 54 545.2 Circle C Cookers 54 0 Springy’s Backyard Burners

Reserve Grand Champions Scores

Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Team Pork Rindz 599.7 595.5 599.1 1794.3
2 Hootie Q 600.0 599.1 587.9 1787.0
3 Bite My Butt BBQ 592.2 591.6 600.0 1783.8
4 Heavenly Hawgs 596.1 590.9 596.1 1783.1
5 Southern Hogs 595.4 595.5 591.2 1782.1
6 Flying Pig Bar-B-Que 598.8 594.9 588.3 1782.0
7 Real South BBQ 587.6 599.7 592.5 1779.8
8 Budmeisters BBQ 591.5 599.4 587.9 1778.8
9 Holy Smokes 595.5 583.0 599.7 1778.2
10 Bubba Grills 590.6 591.2 591.8 1773.6
11 Rub Shakers Que 599.4 576.2 595.8 1771.4
12 We Want Que 580.0 598.8 591.3 1770.1
13 Rescue Smokers 589.9 594.8 584.0 1768.7
14 Smokin AJ’s 594.5 591.2 579.1 1764.8
15 Fletcher’s Finest 586.2 590.2 586.6 1763.0
16 EZQ 599.1 586.6 577.0 1762.7
17 92 Assassin BBQ 580.2 590.3 591.2 1761.7
18 Vienna Volunteer Fire Dept. 591.5 579.3 589.5 1760.3
19 Reallicious Q 600.0 570.3 589.0 1759.3
20 B’s BBQ 581.2 593.6 583.0 1757.8
21 H and J Cooking Team 568.9 599.1 588.1 1756.1
22 Naked Daves 584.4 595.5 576.0 1755.9
23 Lang Smokers 579.1 581.6 595.1 1755.8
24 Smarr Cooking Crew 584.3 579.6 590.0 1753.9
25 Fire in the Hole 581.0 588.2 584.6 1753.8
26 Hold Your Horses BBQ 584.3 583.0 586.3 1753.6
27 Fat Daddys Stew & Que 584.0 574.5 594.2 1752.7
28 Raging Smoke BBQ 575.1 598.8 578.7 1752.6
29 Shark Bite BBQ 590.2 582.4 579.7 1752.3
30 Wild Skips Smokers 580.8 587.5 582.0 1750.3
31 Poor House Bar-B-Que 583.3 583.3 581.9 1748.5
32 Smokestack Lightning 600.0 579.8 568.3 1748.1
33 Big Jon’s BBQ 573.8 586.7 587.5 1748.0
34 The Grillman BBQ Company 574.8 594.8 577.5 1747.1
35 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team 561.0 588.3 595.1 1744.4
36 Our Gang 582.6 581.7 578.2 1742.5
37 Pink Pork Pokers 586.2 584.6 568.4 1739.2
38 Rick and Anniebell’s BBQ and Crew 577.1 570.3 590.8 1738.2
39 Just Smoken Around BBQ 583.0 576.6 578.5 1738.1
40 The Fatboy’s of Tenneson Nissan 557.4 589.0 584.9 1731.3
41 Pig Dynasty 571.7 579.2 577.7 1728.6
42 Georgia Bullhawgs 582.6 557.5 587.9 1728.0
43 Flint River Cookers 567.7 569.2 589.3 1726.2
44 Hole in the Wall 555.7 575.9 585.9 1717.5
45 Bite Back Competition BBQ Team, LLC 570.2 582.1 564.6 1716.9
46 The Game Changers 570.5 568.6 576.9 1716.0
47 Nice Rack 570.2 573.1 567.2 1710.5
48 For Get Me Not BBQ 566.6 568.1 566.6 1701.3
49 Pogo’s Porkers 562.8 569.1 566.5 1698.4
50 Dixie Davis Cooks 560.4 568.2 561.2 1689.8
51 Time Out BBQ 558.0 573.6 555.8 1687.4
52 Papa’s Cookers 0.0 569.0 590.0 1159.0
53 Springy’s Backyard Burners 566.2 577.5 0.0 1143.7
54 Circle C Cookers 0.0 545.2 566.1 1111.3

Brisket Ancillary

Brisket
1 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team 598.5
2 Holy Smokes 596.4
3 Reallicious Q 596.1
4 Bite My Butt BBQ 592.8
5 HYH BBQ 591.2
6 Team Pork Rindz 591.1
7 Hold Your Horses BBQ 590.8
8 Smarr Cooking Crew 589.7
9 Budmeisters BBQ 587.8
10 B’s BBQ 587.6
11 Raging Smoke BBQ 586.9
12 Smokin AJ’s 586.3
13 Vienna Volunteer Fire Dept. 584.0
14 Bubba Grills 582.0
15 Hootie Q 581.8
16 H and J Cooking Team 581.7
17 Flying Pig Bar-B-Que 580.6
18 Bite Back Competition BBQ Team, LLC 579.7
19 Fat Daddy’s Stew & Que 579.7
20 Poor House BBQ 578.8
21 Pig Dynasty 576.3
22 Flint River Cookers 575.4
23 Pogo’s Porkers 571.2
24 Dixie Davis Cooks 567.8
25 Smokn’ 17 563.7
26 Just Smokin Around 560.5

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