Contests

 GBA Contest Schedule

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 Contest  Location  Contest Reps/Results
2013-2014 CONTEST YEAR
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ComSouth Hambone Jam
GBA State Championship
September 6-7, 2013
67 Preston St.
Fort Valley, GA  31030
Grand Champion
Cooking with Stump

Reserve Grand Champion
Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack
Full Results
Sumner Egg Festival BBQ Bash
September 20-21, 2013

107 Walnut Street
Sumner, GA
Amy Gray  [email protected]
Grand Champion
Smokin 42 BBQ

Reserve Grand Champion
Phoebe Worth Rib Ticklers
Full Results
Tennille BBQ Blast
October 18-19, 2013

106 Park St.
Tennille, GA  31089
Tennille Downtown Development Authority/Brunson Martin
Phone:  478-552-7875  cell:  478-552-3470
Grand Champion
Cooking with Stump
Reserve Grand Champion
Sweat’s BBQ
Full Results
Hawkinsville Harvest Fest
Pigs & Produce
Oct 25-26, 2013
Grand Champion
Jack’s Old South
Reserve Grand Champion
Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack
Full Results
Pig Fest Char-Broil Challenge
November 8-9, 2013

Main Street  Charbroil Challenge logo
Richland, GA  31825
Phone:  229-321-1585
Grand Champion
Fiddler’s BBQ
Reserve Grand Champion
Bethel Smokers
Moultrie Moose Lodge 1158
Annual BBQ Cook Off
December 6-7, 2013
Moultrie, GA
Jany White 229-891-5601
Cecil Hinson 229-221-1103
Paul Herndon 229-873-1825
Grand Champion
Cooking with Stump
Reserve Grand Champion
Bethel Smokers
Full Results
Bar-B-Q Beach Bash
January 31 -February 1, 2014

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John A. Jones
cell: 912-258-6698
www.jekyllbbq.com
Grand Champion
Bethel Smokers
Reserve Grand Champion
Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack
Full Results
Rhythm & Ribs Festival
February 28-March 1, 2014

Tifton, GAR&R Primary logo
Tyrone Spearman
229-386-0216  cell: 229-392-3376
Grand Champion
Smokin 42 BBQ
Reserve Grand Champion
Bubba Grills

Durhamtown Moonshine & BBQ Festival
March 21-22, 2014
Cook Team Application
2350 Randolph Church Road
Grand Champion
Smokin’ 42 BBQ
Reserve Grand Champion
Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack
Douglas Bikes, Blues & BBQ Cook-off
March 28-29, 2014
Cook Team Application

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Douglas Municipal Gene Chambers Airport
Douglas GA
Georgia Henderson
912-383-0277
Grand Champion
Bubba Grills
Reserve Grand Champion
G.A.S. Passers
Smokin’ Pork N Butts
April 18-19, 2014
Cook Team Application

174 Fairground Street
Jackson, GA
Wayne Rosser 770-775-6367 cell 404-227-6215
email: [email protected]
Lead: Greg Hoyt
Asst: Harry Faircloth
Scorer: Tina Roberts
Inspection: Bart Shipley
Three Rivers BBQ Fest
May 2-3, 2014
Cook Team Application
Judge Application
riversTowns Bluff RV Park  website
Hazlehurst, GA
Contact: Jim Sewell  912-240-0106
email: [email protected]
Lead: Harry Faircloth
Asst: Laurie Faircloth
Scorer: Tina Roberts
Inspection: Dan Surles
Smoke on the Lake
May 9-10, 2014
Cook Team Application
Judge Application
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Cauble Park
Acworth, GA
Contact:  Jeff Bass
Phone:  678-354-8363 ext 116
Fax:  678-354-8365
Lead: Greg Sebastian
Asst: Jim Sewell
Scorer: Greg Hoyt/Lois Sebastian
Inspection: Danny Smith
2014-2015 CONTEST YEAR
ComSouth Hambone Jam
September 5-6, 2014
Hwy 341 & Preston St
Fort Valley, GA
TBA
Grande Creek Pig Jam
September 19-20, 2014
1093 Hwy 56 South
Swainsboro, GA
 Contact Person:  Jeremy Faircloth
Cell:  478-455-0868  Fax:  912-562-4492
TBA
Doc Holiday BBQ Championship
September 26-27, 2014
TBA
Hawkinsville Harvest Fest
Pigs & Produce
Oct 24-25, 2014
TBA
Jekyll Island BBQ Beach Bash
January 31-31, 2015
Great Dunes Park
Jekyll Island, GA
John A. Jones
cell: 912-258-6698
www.jekyllbbq.com
TBA
Rhythm & Ribs BBQ Festival
March 6-7, 2014
Fullwood Park
Tift Avenue
Tifton, GA
Tyrone Spearman
229-386-0216  cell: 229-392-3376
TBA

2012-2013 COMPLETED CONTESTS
ComSouth Hambone Jam
GBA State Championships
September 7-8, 2012
Downtown
Ft Valley, GA
Grand Champion – Smokin Grill BBQ
Reserve Champion – Smokin AJs
Full Results 
Sumner Egg Festival BBQ Bash
September 14-15, 2012
107 Walnut Street
Sumner, GA
Grand Champion – D.W.s Kountry Cookers
Reserve Champion – Bethel Smokers
Full Results 
3rd Annual Fall Line BBQ Contest
Oct. 5-6, 2012
304 Milledgeville Road
Gordon, GA 31031
Grand Champion – Bubba Grills
Reserve Grand Champion – Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack
Full Results
Hog Jam
October 12-13, 2012
Hog Jam Website  
The Lodge at Copperhead
thelodgeatcopperhead.com
171 Copperhead Parkway
Blairsville, GA
Grand Champion – Jethro’s Cooking Crew
Reserve Grand Champion – SmokinWilly Squealers
Full Result
6th Annual Tennille BBQ Blast
Oct. 19 – 20, 2012
 
Downtown
Tennille, GA
Grand Champion – Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack
Reserve Grand Champion – Back Yard Porkers
Full Results 
Hawkinsville Harvest Fest
Pigs & Produce
Oct 26-27, 2012
Downtown Hawkinsville
Hawkinsville, Georgia 31036
Grand Champion – L J Smokin’
Reserve Grand Champion – Bubba Grills
Full Results 
Richland Pig Fest
November 9-10, 2012
191 Broad Street
Richland, GA
Sponsored by Richland Better Hometown
Grand Champion – Bethel Smokers
Reserve Grand Champion – Bubba Grills
Full Results 
Pigs & Wings
February 22-23, 2013
n
 Houston Co Airport
Perry, GA
Audrey Evans 478-218-2333
[email protected]
Grand Champion – Budmeisters
Reserve Grand Champion – Dirty South BBQ
Full Results
Plains Pig Pickin’
March 1-2. 2013
Downtown
Plains, GA
Ruth Sanders 229-824-5373
or 229-938-3835
Grand Champion – Cookin’ with Stump.com
Reserve Grand Champion – Git R Smoked
Full Results
Statesboro Music Festival
March 8-9, 2013
Kiwanis Fairgrounds
Statesboro, GA
Jonathan Judy
229-347-545
Grand Champion – Butts-N-Brews
Reserve Grand Champion – TC’s BBQ
Full Results
Grande Creek Pig Jam
April 5-6, 2013
Georgia Sports Arena
Swainsboro, GA
Jeremy Faircloth
478-455-0868
Grand Champion – Bethel Smokers
Reserve Grand Champion – Smokin AJs
Full Results
Smokin Pork N Butts
April 12-13, 2013
Fairgrounds St
Jackson, GA 30233
Scott Thurston
678-209-7593
Grand Champion – Bubba Grills
Reserve Grand Champion – Smokin 42 BBQ
Full Results
Smoke on the Lake
May 10-11, 2013
Acworth, GA
Jeff Bass
678-354-8363 ext 116
404-234-8271
[email protected]
Contest Website
Grand Champion – Smokin’ 42 BBQ
Reserve Grand Champion – Bubba Grills
Full Results
Breanau Barbecue Championship
GBA/MBN Dual Contest
May 24-25, 2013
Gainesville, GA
Jim Barco
770-654-3600
[email protected]
Contest Website
Grand Champion – Smokin’ 42 BBQ
Reserve Grand Champion – Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack
Full Results
GBA Goin’ Coastal
June 7-8. 2013
Fernandina Beach, FL
Jay Robertson
Grand Champion – Bubba Grills
Reserve Grand Champion – LawDawg BBQ
Full Results
The Pig N Swig
July 12-13, 2013
Powers Pavilion
4766 W Hwy 34
Newnan, GA 30263
(770) 253-2011
Grand Champion – Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack
Reserve Grand Champion – Bubba Grills
Full Results
2011-2012 Contest Results

GBA Rules

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