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Jun 22 2014

Bubba Grills Gets The Last Call at Paulding Co Stars & Stripes BBQ

Bubba Grills Gets The Last Call at Paulding Co Stars & Stripes BBQ

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Grand Champion – Bubba Grills

The battle for Grand Champion at the first Paulding Co. Stars & Stripes BBQ Contest in Dallas, GA was just as heated as the summer afternoon, Bubba Grills’ Rib entry and Smokin’ 42 BBQ’s Loin entry both scored 596.2 points in the finals round. This forced the Grand Championship to be decided on a tiebreaker. It didn’t take long, however, as Bubba Grills won the first level tiebeaker to claim the Grand Championship.

Competing in their first GBA contest, Robin Bowles and the Just Blowing Smoke team made finals in Loin and Pulled Pork along with a fifth place finish in Ribs to take the Reserve Championship Award.

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Reserve Champion – Just Blowing Smoke

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First Place Loin – Smokin’ 42 BBQ

 

 

Smokin’ 42 BBQ continued to rule the Pork Loin category by winning the category for the 6th time this season. Just Blowing Smoke took second place with Bubba Grills taking third. Brad Sweet of 92 BBQ finished in 4th place and another first time GBA competitor, Reading BBQ finished in fifth place. Sixth place went to The Fat Redneck BBQ Co. Seventh place went to Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack. Eighth place went to Smokin’ J’s. Ninth place went to Swine Time Grilling Team. Rounding out the top 10 was the only lady pitmaster in the contest, Crystal Smitherman of Hard Rock Hill BBQ.

 

 

 

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First Place Pork – Fiddler’s BBQ

 

Harvey Willis of Fiddler’s BBQ had the top Pulled Pork entry of the contest. Just Blowing Smoke was just 0.6 of a point behind for their second runner-up finish. TC’s BBQ came in third place. Smokin’ 42 BBQ claimed 4th place with H & J BBQ taking fifth. Sixth place went to Swine and Shine BBQ. The Fat Redneck BBQ Co. & Swine Time Grilling Team finished 7th and 8th place respectively. Moe Cason of Poderosa BBQ and TV’s BBQ Pitmasters fame, took 9th place. Bubba Grills got the 10th place call.

Bubba Grills’ Grand Champiionship winning Ribs were tops in the category. Ponderosa BBQ came in second place. Smokin Squealers, another team cooking their first GBA contest, came in third place.  92 BBQ grabbed 4th place with Just Blowing Smoke in fifth place. Four Fathers BBQ edged out Just Smoke N Around BBQ for 6th place by just 0.1 of a point. Eighth thru tenth places went to TC’s BBQ, Fiddler’s BBQ and Butt Rubbin’ BBQ.

 

 

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First Place Pork Cooking for Fun – Screaming Eagle BBQ

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First Place Ribs Cooking for Fun – The Fat Guys

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The contest also held a GBA Cooking For Fun division competition.  Larry Cavendar of Screaming Eagle BBQ won the Pulled Pork Category. The Fat Guys took second place with We Want Q in third.  The Fat Guys, pitmaster Robert Holt, had the top Ribs entry of the division.  Sreaming Eagle BBQ was the runner-up with Pig Buster BBQ in third place.

This completes the 2013-2014 contest year for the Georgia Barbecue Association. The new contest year with begin with the GBA State Championships at the Hambone Jam in Fort Valley on September 5-6.  The GBA will hold the first ever Team of the Year banquet on August 16 in Macon.  More details of the banquet will be posted soon on the GBA website: www.bbqg.com

Full Contest Results:

LOIN
1 596.2 Smokin’ 42
2 595.3 Just Blowing Smoke
3 589.8 Bubba Grills
4 591.2 92 BBQ
5 588.6 Reading Smoke
6 587.2 The Fat Redneck BBQ Company
7 586.9 Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack
8 585.4 Smokin J’s
9 582.7 Swine Time Grilling
10 580.7 Hardrock Hill’s BBQ
11 579.2 Butts & Brews BBQ
12 579.1 TC BBQ
13 579 Ponderosa BBQ
14 579 Smoking Butts BBQ
15 577.7 Just Smoke N Around
16 577.5 H & J Cook Team
17 575.4 Smokin Squealers
18 575.2 Bird Dog BBQ
19 572.7 Butt Rubb’n BBQ
20 571.8 Dirt Road Smokers
21 571.8 Fiddler’s BBQ
22 571.5 Old Henry BBQ
23 570.3 Four Fathers BBQ
24 570.2 Squeal Team Six
25 568.4 Swine and Shine BBQ
26 563.2 Smoking the Good Stuff

 

PULLED PORK   RIBS
1 595.6 Fiddler’s BBQ 1 596.2 Bubba Grills
2 595 Just Blowing Smoke 2 595.1 Ponderosa BBQ
3 591.1 TC BBQ 3 591.3 Smokin Squealers
4 589.2 Smokin’ 42 4 594.2 92 BBQ
5 588.6 H & J Cook Team 5 590.9 Just Blowing Smoke
6 587.8 Swine and Shine BBQ 6 588.2 Four Fathers BBQ
7 586.6 The Fat Redneck BBQ Company 7 588.1 Just Smoke N Around
8 586 Swine Time Grilling 8 587.2 TC BBQ
9 584.3 Ponderosa BBQ 9 584.8 Fiddler’s BBQ
10 583.9 Bubba Grills 10 582.9 Butt Rubb’n BBQ
11 581.6 Bird Dog BBQ 11 582.3 Old Henry BBQ
12 581.6 Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack 12 582.3 Bird Dog BBQ
13 581 Smoking the Good Stuff 13 581.1 Swine Time Grilling
14 579.1 92 BBQ 14 579 Squeal Team Six
15 579.1 Hardrock Hill’s BBQ 15 577.6 H & J Cook Team
16 579 Squeal Team Six 16 575.6 Hardrock Hill’s BBQ
17 577.7 Butts & Brews BBQ 17 575.3 Smokin J’s
18 575.4 Smokin Squealers 18 573.3 Dirt Road Smokers
19 572.5 Just Smoke N Around 19 573.3 Smoking Butts BBQ
20 571.8 Old Henry BBQ 20 571.7 Reading Smoke
21 570.9 Smoking Butts BBQ 21 571.4 Swine and Shine BBQ
22 570.8 Smokin J’s 22 566.8 Smoking the Good Stuff
23 567.2 Butt Rubb’n BBQ 23 566.5 Smokin’ 42
24 567 Dirt Road Smokers 24 565.1 Butts & Brews BBQ
25 563.4 Reading Smoke 25 563.9 Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack
26 553 Four Fathers BBQ 26 561.2 The Fat Redneck BBQ Company

 

Reserve Scores
Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Bubba Grills 597.6 583.9 595.4 1776.9
2 Just Blowing Smoke 592.7 590.5 590.9 1774.1
3 92 BBQ 591.2 579.1 594.2 1764.5
4 TC BBQ 579.1 591.8 587.2 1758.1
5 Ponderosa BBQ 579 584.3 594.5 1757.8
6 Smokin’ 42 597.7 589.2 566.5 1753.4
7 Swine Time Grilling 582.7 586 581.1 1749.8
8 Smokin Squealers 575.4 575.4 598.8 1749.6
9 Fiddler’s BBQ 571.8 591.1 584.8 1747.7
10 H & J Cook Team 577.5 588.6 577.6 1743.7
11 Bird Dog BBQ 575.2 581.6 582.3 1739.1
12 Just Smoke N Around 577.7 572.5 588.1 1738.3
13 Hardrock Hill’s BBQ 580.7 579.1 575.6 1735.4
14 The Fat Redneck BBQ Company 587.2 586.6 561.2 1735
15 Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack 586.9 581.6 563.9 1732.4
16 Smokin J’s 585.4 570.8 575.3 1731.5
17 Squeal Team Six 570.2 579 579 1728.2
18 Swine and Shine BBQ 568.4 587.8 571.4 1727.6
19 Old Henry BBQ 571.5 571.8 582.3 1725.6
20 Reading Smoke 588.6 563.4 571.7 1723.7
21 Smoking Butts BBQ 579 570.9 573.3 1723.2
22 Butt Rubb’n BBQ 572.7 567.2 582.9 1722.8
23 Butts & Brews BBQ 579.2 577.7 565.1 1722
24 Dirt Road Smokers 571.8 567 573.3 1712.1
25 Four Fathers BBQ 570.3 553 588.2 1711.5
26 Smoking the Good Stuff 563.2 581 566.8 1711

 

Cooking for Fun Division
  PULLED PORK   RIBS
1 590.9 Screaming Eagle 1 591.2 The Fat Guys
2 586.6 The Fat Guys 2 577.8 Screaming Eagle
3 580.3 We Want Q 3 574.8 Pig Buster BBQ
4 579.3 CJ’s BBQ 4 568 Sweetwater Competition Smoke Out Team
5 560.4 Pig Buster BBQ 5 566.7 We Want Q
6 546 Sweetwater Competition Smoke Out Team 6 562.5 CJ’s BBQ

May 11 2014

Smokin’ 42 Dominates at Smoke on the Lake

Smokin’ 42 Dominates at Smoke on the Lake

 

The “Black Train” made the long trip from Tifton to Acworth worthwhile by dominating the field at Smoke on the Lake at Cauble Park on Lake Acworth.  The team turned the GBA “hat trick” by making finals in all three categories.  They capped off the strong run in the preliminary rounds with a perfect 600 score in Ribs.  It was, however, their Pork Loin entry that had the highest score in the finals rounds for the Grand Championship win.

 

Grand Champion - Smokin' 42 BBQ

Grand Champion – Smokin’ 42 BBQ

 

Reserve Champion - Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack

Reserve Champion – Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack

 

Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack, who is trying to hold off the hard charging Smokin’ 42 BBQ team in the GBA Team of the Year standings, also had a successful weekend by making finals in Pork Loin & Pulled Pork and took home the Reserve Championship. Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack holds a slim 21 point lead in the Team of the Year standings with only one contest remaining in the 2013-2014 season.

Smokin’ 42 BBQ’s final round score of 599.1 topped the Pork Loin category. Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack took the 2nd spot Trey Barnes of Butt Rubbin’ BBQ finished third. Bubba Grills took 4th place with 92 BBQ in 5th. Sixth thru 10th places went to Wild Smoke, Just Smoke N Around, Smoke Ring Aficionados, Plum Superior BBQ and Natural Born Smokers.

The win in Pulled Pork went to Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack with Bubba Grills taking 2nd place. Smokin 42 BBQ grabbed third place and Plum Superior BBQ grabbed 4th place. 92 BBQ edged out Butt Rubbin BBQ for 5th place by 0.3 of a point. Smokin’ J’s finished in 7th with Smokin’ HOTlanta in 8th place. Rounding out the top 10 was Just Smoke N Around BBQ and Smoke Ring Aficionados.

Smokin’ 42 BBQ followed up the prefect score in the Ribs preliminary round with the top score in the Ribs finals round. 92 BBQ was the runner up. Third place went to Plum Superior BBQ and 4th place went to Smokin’ J’s. Natural Born Smokers completed the top 5. Sixth place went to Bubba Grills with Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack just 0.6 of a point back in 7th place.  Just Smoke N Around, Smokin’ HOTlanta & Butt Rubbin; BBQ finished 8th thru 10th place respectively

The North Cobb Rotary Club also sponsored a GBA Cooking for Fun Division that drew 21 teams.  Swineholio won the Grand Champion award and East Coast BBQ was named the Reserve Champion.

Cooking For Fun Grand Champion - Swineholio

Cooking For Fun Grand Champion – Swineholio

Cooking For Fun Grand Champion - Swineholio

Cooking For Fun Grand Champion – Swineholio

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Swineholio won the Chicken competition with How Bout Them Hawks in second place. Holy Smokers NS took 3rd place with Smokin’ Z BBQ in 4th and Smokin’ Snowballs in 5th place.  Smokin’ Z BBQ finished on top in Pulled Pork. Swineholio was the runner up. Third thru 5th places went to East Coast BBQ, Big Blue BBQ and Nice Rack BBQ. The winner in the Ribs category was Smokin’ Jackets. CJ BBQ grabbed 2nd place and Swineholio grabbed third. East Coast BBQ and Grills Gone Wild completed the top five. 

The North Cobb Rotary Club did an outstanding job in spite of rain off and on throughout the weekend. Even with the rain washing out the Firday nite concert and fireworks, the Acworth community still turned out to support the event & the People’s Choice contests generated over $5,000 for charity.

The Georgia Barbecue Association will wind up the 2013-2014 competition season in Dallas, GA with the Paulding Co. Stars & Stripes BBQ Cook Off & Festival on June 20-21.

GBA Division Results:

LOIN   PULLED PORK
1 599.1 Smokin 42 BBQ 1 596 Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack
2 592.6 Sauced Hog Smoke Shack 2 594.7 Bubba Grills
3 590.3 Butt Rubbin BBQ 3 591.3 Smokin 42 BBQ
4 591.8 Bubba Grills 4 590.6 Plum Superior BBQ
5 588.2 92 BBQ 5 590.2 92 BBQ
6 579.3 Wild Smoke 6 589.9 Butt Rubbin BBQ
7 577.2 Just Smoke “N” Around BBQ 7 587.5 Smokin J’s
8 576.7 Smoke Ring Aficianiados 8 583.9 Smokin Hotlanta
9 572.3 Plum Superior BBQ 9 578.4 Just Smoke “N” Around BBQ
10 568.4 Natural Born Smokers 10 577.4 Smoke Ring Aficianiados
11 564.5 Smokin Hotlanta 11 577.1 Wild Smoke
12 564.1 Smokin J’s 12 569 Atlanta Butts Society
13 562.9 Stand With Barry 13 568.2 Natural Born Smokers
14 557 Atlanta Butts Society 14 555 Stand With Barry

 

RIBS
1 597.3 Smokin 42 BBQ
2 595.9 92 BBQ
3 588.8 Plum Superior BBQ
4 585.5 Smokin J’s
5 582.7 Natural Born Smokers
6 579.9 Bubba Grills
7 579.3 Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack
8 578.1 Just Smoke “N” Around BBQ
9 576 Smokin Hotlanta
10 575.4 Butt Rubbin BBQ
11 571.4 Stand With Barry
12 571.2 Smoke Ring Aficianiados
13 556.3 Wild Smoke
14 552.9 Atlanta Butts Society

 

Reserve Scores
Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Smokin 42 BBQ 592.4 595.8 600 1788.2
2 Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack 595.1 595.4 579.3 1769.8
3 92 BBQ 588.2 590.2 589.9 1768.3
4 Bubba Grills 591.8 594.8 579.9 1766.5
5 Plum Superior BBQ 572.3 590.6 595.1 1758
6 Butt Rubbin BBQ 591.81 589.9 575.4 1757.1
7 Smokin J’s 564.1 587.5 585.5 1737.1
8 Just Smoke “N” Around BBQ 577.2 578.4 578.1 1733.7
9 Smoke Ring Aficianiados 576.7 577.4 571.2 1725.3
10 Smokin Hotlanta 564.5 583.9 576 1724.4
11 Natural Born Smokers 568.4 568.2 582.7 1719.3
12 Wild Smoke 579.3 577.1 556.3 1712.7
13 Stand With Barry 562.9 555 571.4 1689.3
14 Atlanta Butts Society 557 569 552.9 1678.9

Cooking For Fun Division Results:

CHICKEN   PULLED PORK
1 599.4 SWINEHOLIO 1 593.3 SMOKIN Z BBQ
2 595.7 HOW BOUT THEM HAWKS 2 591.8 SWINEHOLIO
3 594.8 HOLY SMOKERS 3 590.2 EAST COAST BBQ
4 591.3 SMOKIN Z BBQ 4 588.3 BIG BLUE BBQ
5 586.9 SMOKIN SNOWBALLS 5 586.7 NICE RACK BBQ
6 585.9 EAST COAST BBQ 6 585.2 SMOKIN SNOWBALLS
7 579.6 BALDY’S BUTTS 7 583.5 HICKORY FLAT BBQ CO.
8 579.3 HICKORY FLAT BBQ CO. 8 582 FOREFATHERS
9 578.6 BIG BLUE BBQ 9 579.8 CJ BBQ
10 578.4 NICE RACK BBQ 10 579.4 HOLY SMOKERS
11 577.7 SWINE DINING BBQ 11 579.3 BALDY’S BUTTS
12 575.6 BOOTLEGGER BBQ 12 579 KOMADO KOMMANOS
13 575.2 CJ BBQ 13 579 4 SMOKIN DOOLEYS
14 571.8 4 SMOKIN DOOLEYS 14 577.8 HEY JACK BBQ
15 570.6 WE WANT QUE 15 577.3 SWINE DINING BBQ
16 570.3 SMOKIN JACKETS 16 576.7 BOOTLEGGER BBQ
17 568.6 SWEET BOTTOM BBQ 17 576.3 HOW BOUT THEM HAWKS
18 566.3 GRILLS GONE WILD 18 573.6 SWEET BOTTOM BBQ
19 565.8 FOREFATHERS 19 572.4 WE WANT QUE
20 564.9 HEY JACK BBQ 20 567.7 GRILLS GONE WILD
21 0 KOMADO KOMMANOS 21 563.9 SMOKIN JACKETS
RIBS
1 586.9 SMOKIN JACKETS
2 583.2 CJ BBQ
3 582.9 SWINEHOLIO
4 582.2 EAST COAST BBQ
5 581.6 GRILLS GONE WILD
6 580 BOOTLEGGER BBQ
7 577.5 KOMADO KOMMANOS
8 576.9 HOW BOUT THEM HAWKS
9 576.8 4 SMOKIN DOOLEYS
10 576.6 HOLY SMOKERS
11 576.6 SWINE DINING BBQ
12 575.5 FOREFATHERS
13 575.1 HICKORY FLAT BBQ CO.
14 575.1 NICE RACK BBQ
15 574.8 WE WANT QUE
16 574.7 SMOKIN SNOWBALLS
17 572.6 SWEET BOTTOM BBQ
18 572 BALDY’S BUTTS
19 570.5 BIG BLUE BBQ
20 567.4 HEY JACK BBQ
21 535.3 SMOKIN Z BBQ

 

Grand Champion Scores
CHICKEN Pulled Ribs Total
1 SWINEHOLIO 599.4 591.8 582.9 1774.1
2 EAST COAST BBQ 585.9 590.2 582.2 1758.3
3 HOLY SMOKERS 594.8 579.4 576.6 1750.8
4 HOW BOUT THEM HAWKS 595.7 576.3 576.9 1748.9
5 SMOKIN SNOWBALLS 586.9 585.2 574.7 1746.8
6 NICE RACK BBQ 578.4 586.7 575.1 1740.2
7 CJ BBQ 575.2 579.8 583.2 1738.2
8 HICKORY FLAT BBQ CO. 579.3 583.5 575.1 1737.9
9 BIG BLUE BBQ 578.6 588.3 570.5 1737.4
10 BOOTLEGGER BBQ 575.6 576.7 580 1732.3
11 SWINE DINING BBQ 577.7 577.3 576.6 1731.6
12 BALDY’S BUTTS 579.6 579.3 572 1730.9
13 4 SMOKIN DOOLEYS 571.8 579 576.8 1727.6
14 FOREFATHERS 565.8 582 575.5 1723.3
15 SMOKIN JACKETS 570.3 563.9 586.9 1721.1
16 SMOKIN Z BBQ 591.3 593.3 535.3 1719.9
17 WE WANT QUE 570.6 572.4 574.8 1717.8
18 GRILLS GONE WILD 566.3 567.7 581.6 1715.6
19 SWEET BOTTOM BBQ 568.6 573.6 572.6 1714.8
20 HEY JACK BBQ 564.9 577.8 567.4 1710.1
21 KOMADO KOMMANOS 0 579 577.5 1156.5

May 04 2014

Bethel Smokers Rises to the Top at 3 Rivers BBQ Fest

Bethel Smokers Rises to the Top at 3 Rivers BBQ Fest

Bethel Smokers of Douglas, GA, won the Pulled Pork Category and with the top score of the finals rounds captured the Grand Championship at the 3 Rivers BBQ Fest.  The contest was held at the Towns Bluff Park & Heritage Center just north of Hazlehurst on the banks of the mighty Altamaha River.

Grand Champion - Bethel Smokers

Grand Champion – Bethel Smokers

 

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Reserve Champion – Bubba Grills

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First Place Loin – 92 BBQ

 

 

It was a close race for the Reserve Championship.  Bubba Grills total of 1765.5 in the three preliminary rounds was just 0.2 of a point ahead of Smokin’ 42 BBQ.

 

Bethel Smokers score of 597.7 topped the Pulled Pork category. Mojo Smokehouse of Willacoochee, GA took second place.  In third place, cooking in their first GBA contest, was Straw Boss BBQ. Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack finished in fourth place with Just Smoke N Around in fifth place. Sixth place went to Smokin’ 42 BBQ and 7th place went to Drive By Smokers. H & J Cook Team, Bubba Grills and 92 BBQ finished 8th, 9th & 10th respectively.

 

 

 

 

Bubba Grills won the Ribs category with Smokin’ 42 BBQ as runner-up. TC’s BBQ of Swainsboro, captured third and 92 BBQ captured fourth place. Rounding out the top 5 was Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack. Sixth place was taken by Mojo Smokehouse. Seventh thru 10th places went to Smokin’ AJ’s, Bethel Smokers, Just Smoke N Around and Doc & Dicies.

 

92 BBQ, Brad Sweet with special assistant pitmaster William, conquered the Pork Loin category.  Bubba Grills took second place.  Mojo Smokehouse grabbed the third spot. Sauced Hogs Smokeshack had their second 4th place finish and Just Smoke N Around got their second 5th place award. Smokin’ AJ’s took 6th place and Doc & Dicies took 7th place. Eighth went to Smokin’ 42 BBQ and 9th place went to Straw Boss BBQ. Bethel Smokers completed the top 10 in the category.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The GBA would like to thank the Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Co. Board of Tourism and the staff of Towns Bluff Park & Heritage Center for hosting a great contest at a beautiful venue.

The GBA heads north to Acworth for Smoke on the Lake next week (May 9-10) then winds up the 2013-2014 season in Dallas GA at the Paulding Co. Stars & Stripes BBQ Cook-off & Festival on June 20-21.

 

 

 

 

 

Full Contest Results:

 

PULLED PORK   RIBS
1 597.7 BETHEL SMOKERS 1 596.7 BUBBA GRILLS
2 592.0 MOJO SMOKEHOUSE 2 594.7 SMOKIN 42 BBQ
3 590.4 STRAW BOSS BBQ 3 591.4 TC’S BBQ
4 589.9 SAUCED HOGS SMOKESHACK 4 589.9 92 BBQ
5 587.0 JUST SMOKE “N” AROUND BBQ 5 583.9 SAUCED HOGS SMOKESHACK
6 586.6 SMOKIN 42 BBQ 6 583.6 MOJO SMOKEHOUSE
7 585.3 DRIVE BY SMOKERS 7 583 SMOKIN – AJ’S
8 585.0 H & J COOKING TEAM 8 579 BETHEL SMOKERS
9 582.3 BUBBA GRILLS 9 574.5 JUST SMOKE “N” AROUND BBQ
10 581.7 92 BBQ 10 574.4 DOC & DICIES
11 581.7 TC’S BBQ 11 574.1 H & J COOKING TEAM
12 579.7 DOC & DICIES 12 573 STRAW BOSS BBQ
13 578.7 SMOKIN – AJ’S 13 572.4 DRIVE BY SMOKERS
14 569.9 OLD HENRY’S BBQ 14 570.2 R K BQ
15 567.0 R K BQ 15 554.3 OLD HENRY’S BBQ

 

LOIN
1 595.1 92 BBQ
2 593.6 BUBBA GRILLS
3 590.9 MOJO SMOKEHOUSE
4 588.8 SAUCED HOGS SMOKESHACK
5 587.9 JUST SMOKE “N” AROUND BBQ
6 587.6 SMOKIN – AJ’S
7 582.4 DOC & DICIES
8 579.3 SMOKIN 42 BBQ
9 578.3 STRAW BOSS BBQ
10 573.7 BETHEL SMOKERS
11 572.4 H & J COOKING TEAM
12 568.8 R K BQ
13 568.1 DRIVE BY SMOKERS
14 567.1 TC’S BBQ
15 557 OLD HENRY’S BBQ

 

Reserve Scores
Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 BUBBA GRILLS 591.4 582.3 591.8 1765.5
2 SMOKIN 42 BBQ 579.3 586.6 599.4 1765.3
3 MOJO SMOKEHOUSE 590.1 590.9 583.6 1764.6
4 92 BBQ 591.8 581.7 589.9 1763.4
5 SAUCED HOGS SMOKESHACK 588.8 589.9 583.9 1762.6
6 JUST SMOKE “N” AROUND BBQ 587.9 587.0 574.5 1749.4
7 SMOKIN – AJ’S 587.6 578.7 583 1749.3
8 BETHEL SMOKERS 573.7 595.8 579 1748.5
9 STRAW BOSS BBQ 578.3 592.5 573 1743.8
10 TC’S BBQ 567.1 581.7 591.5 1740.3
11 DOC & DICIES 582.4 579.7 574.4 1736.5
12 H & J COOKING TEAM 572.4 585.0 574.1 1731.5
13 DRIVE BY SMOKERS 568.1 585.3 572.4 1725.8
14 R K BQ 568.8 567.0 570.2 1706.0
15 OLD HENRY’S BBQ 557 569.9 554.3 1681.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr 20 2014

Smokin’ 42 BBQ Takes Grand at Smokin’ Pork N Butts

Smokin’ 42 BBQ Takes Grand at Smokin’ Pork N Butts

It was  cold and wet weekend in Jackson & Butts County, GA, but even the weather could not douse the hot streak that Smokin’ 42 BBQ has been on. The team in black from Tifton, GA, captured their 4th Grand Championship of the 2013-204 GBA season. Once again, it was Pork Loin that gave Pitmaster Chad Brooks and teammates Chris O’Neal and Justin Marchant the last call of the day.

Grand Champion - Smokin' 42 BBQ

Grand Champion – Smokin’ 42 BBQ

 

Reserve Champion - Fletcher's Finest

Reserve Champion – Fletcher’s Finest

 

 

 

The rain was almost constant during the day Friday and continued throughout the night and most of the day Saturday.  Temperatures dropped into the bone chilling range, but the tough conditions for the weekend didn’t dampen the spirits of the contestants. The cook teams took it all in stride and produced some outstanding BBQ for the judges.

Scott Fletcher of Fletcher’s Finest, made finals in Ribs to go along with a 4th place finish in  Pullled Pork and a 5th place finish in Loin to take the Reserve Grand Champion award.

 

 

 

Loin Finalist - Where There's Smoke

Loin Finalist – Where There’s Smoke

 

 

Smokin’ 42 BBQ championship winning box topped the Pork Loin field. Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack was the runner-up.  Cooking in their first GBA contest, Daniel Waters of Where There’s Smoke made finals & finished third. 92 BBQ came in 4th with Fletcher’s Finest taking 5th place. Another first time GBA competitor, Squeal Team Six/K&K Grills took 6th place. Seventh place went to a hometown team, Just Smoke N Around. Butt Rubbin’ BBQ claimed 8th place with BCD: Boys Cooking Dangerously and Dixie Que rounding out the top 10.

 

 

1 Place Pulled Pork - Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack

1 Place Pulled Pork – Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack

Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack continued their strong run through the GBA contest season by winning the Pulled Pork category.  Brad Sweet and 92 BBQ took 2nd place with Rub Shakers Que taking third.  Fourth place went to Fletcher’s Finest and 5th place went to Dixie Que.  Bubba Grills got the call for 6th place with BCD: Boys Cooking Dangerously getting the 7th place call. Butt Rubbin’ BBQ, Squeal Team Six/K&K Grills and Smokin’ 42 BBQ finished 8th, 9th & 10th respectively.

 

Fletcher’s Finest turned in the best Rib box of the day. Bill Goddard & Rub Shakers Que made finals twice & took 2nd place. TC’s BBQ captured 3rd place. Dixie Que & Where There’s Smoke tied for 4th with Dixie Que winning the spot on the 4th tiebreaker.  Another local team, Rufus Smokehouse came in 6th place.  Seventh thru 10th place went to BubbaGrills, Smokin’ 42 BBQ, 92 BBQ and Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack.

 

The GBA extends gratitude to Connie & Wayne Rosser and the Jackson Exchange Club for a job very well done in the face of very trying conditions.  The next stop on the GBA contest trail is the 3 Rivers BBQ Fest at Towns Bluff Park & Heritage Center in Hazlehurst on May 2-3.  The following week the GBA heads north to Acworth for Smoke on the Lake.  An new contest has just been added to the GBA Calendar. The Paulding Co. Stars & Stripes BBQ Cook-off will be held in Dallas on June 20-21.

Full Results for Smokin’ Pork N Butts:

LOIN   PULLED PORK
1 598.8 SMOKIN 42 BBQ 1 594.7 SAUCED HOGS SMOKE SHACK
2 589.5 SAUCED HOGS SMOKE SHACK 2 593.9 92 BBQ
3 587.8 WHERE THERE’S SMOKE 3 591.9 RUB SHAKERS QUE
4 591.8 92 BBQ 4 593.3 FLETCHERS FINEST
5 586.8 FLETCHERS FINEST 5 590.5 DIXIE QUE
6 585.7 SQUEAL TEAM 6/K&K GRILLS 6 588.4 BUBBA GRILLS
7 585.6 JUST SMOKE N AROUND 7 586.9 BCD BOYS COOKING DANGEROUSLY
8 582.3 BUTT RUBBIN BBQ 8 586.8 BUTT RUBBIN BBQ
9 582 BCD BOYS COOKING DANGEROUSLY 9 585.3 SQUEAL TEAM 6/K&K GRILLS
10 581.9 DIXIE QUE 10 584.5 SMOKIN 42 BBQ
11 579.9 BUBBA GRILLS 11 582.3 JUST SMOKE N AROUND
12 575.6 TC’S BBQ 12 578.1 OLD HENRY’S BBQ
13 575 OLD HENRY’S BBQ 13 577.7 RUFUS SMOKEHOUSE
14 573 RUFUS SMOKEHOUSE 14 576.4 MARVINS MISFITS
15 571.1 RUB SHAKERS QUE 15 575.7 TC’S BBQ
16 557.9 MARVINS MISFITS 16 565.9 WHERE THERE’S SMOKE
RIBS
1 595.4 FLETCHERS FINEST
2 594.6 RUB SHAKERS QUE
3 590.4 TC’S BBQ
4 590.9 DIXIE QUE
5 590.9 WHERE THERE’S SMOKE
6 590.2 RUFUS SMOKEHOUSE
7 588.1 BUBBA GRILLS
8 587.2 SMOKIN 42 BBQ
9 583.6 92 BBQ
10 581.0 SAUCED HOGS SMOKE SHACK
11 576.3 BUTT RUBBIN BBQ
12 576.2 OLD HENRY’S BBQ
13 575.1 JUST SMOKE N AROUND
14 566.5 MARVINS MISFITS
15 564.5 BCD BOYS COOKING DANGEROUSLY
16 557.5 SQUEAL TEAM 6/K&K GRILLS
Reserve Scores
Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 FLETCHERS FINEST 586.8 593.3 595.5 1775.6
2 SAUCED HOGS SMOKE SHACK 595.4 594.8 581.0 1771.2
3 92 BBQ 591.8 595.4 583.6 1770.8
4 SMOKIN 42 BBQ 596.7 584.5 587.2 1768.4
5 DIXIE QUE 581.9 590.5 590.9 1763.3
6 RUB SHAKERS QUE 571.1 594.2 595.7 1761.0
7 BUBBA GRILLS 579.9 588.4 588.1 1756.4
8 WHERE THERE’S SMOKE 591.8 565.9 590.9 1748.6
9 TC’S BBQ 575.6 575.7 594.8 1746.1
10 BUTT RUBBIN BBQ 582.3 586.8 576.3 1745.4
11 JUST SMOKE N AROUND 585.6 582.3 575.1 1743.0
12 RUFUS SMOKEHOUSE 573.0 577.7 590.2 1740.9
13 BCD BOYS COOKING DANGEROUSLY 582.0 586.9 564.5 1733.4
14 OLD HENRY’S BBQ 575.0 578.1 576.2 1729.3
15 SQUEAL TEAM 6/K&K GRILLS 585.7 585.3 557.5 1728.5
16 MARVINS MISFITS 557.9 576.4 566.5 1700.8

 

 

Mar 30 2014

Bubba Grills Takes Grand at Bikes, Blues & BBQ

Bubba Grills Takes Grand at Bikes, Blues & BBQ

The Georgia Barbecue Association brought competition BBQ back to Douglas, GA for the Bikes, Blues & BBQ Festival held at Douglas Gene Chambers Municipal Airport. Twenty-seven teams persevered though heavy rains and a late night wind storm to produce championship BBQ.  The GBA judges really had their work cut out for them as the close scoring indicated a high level of quality pork loin, pulled pork and pork ribs made it to the tables.

 

Grand Champion - Bubba Grills

Grand Champion – Bubba Grills

 

Reserve Grand Champion - G.A.S. Passers

Reserve Grand Champion – G.A.S. Passers

The City of Douglas really rolled out the red carpet for the GBA’s cook teams, judges and officials.  The plans were in place for two days of great Blues music, motorcycle shows & games, a vintage car show & about 75 food & craft vendors.  Unfortunately, the weather forced cancellation of most of the events. Still, despite the weather challenges, the festival organizers held a very successful contest.

 

 

Lonnie Smith & his Bubba Grills team from Haddock, GA had the highest scoring entry of the finals round. His Ribs scored a 597.9 to earn the Grand Championship.  G.A.S. Passers of Hazlehurst, finaled in Ribs along with a fourth place in Pulled Pork and sixth place in Pork Loin to win the Reserve Grand Championship.

 

In Pork Loin, Bubba Grills topped the field in the category. Douglas, GA’s Bethel Smokers took second place. Smoking 42 BBQ claimed third place.  Mojo Smokehouse finished fourth with H & J Cooking Crew finishing in fifth. Sixth through 10th places went to:  G, A.S. Passers;  Dirt Road Smokers; Drive By Smokers; Smokin-AJ’s & Ricketson Construction.

 

 

 

DSCF2566 (800x556)Harvey & Shirley Willis of Fiddler’s BBQ won the Pulled Pork Category with Bethel Smokers once again taking second place. Another Douglas team, Ricketson Construction claimed third place. G.A.S. Passers took fourth.  Only 1.6 points separated 5th through 10th places. A tie for fifth place went to the fifth tiebreaker before Triple Threat Smokers gained an edge over TC’s BBQ. Rounding out the top 10 were: Bubba Grills, Smokin AJ’s, B-Queb’d; and Smokin 42 BBQ. Hard Rock Hill BBQ missed the top 10 by just a half point.

 

Bubba Grill’s championship winning Rib box topped the category. G.A.S. Passers claimed second place.  Third place went to Loud Pipe Grillers. 92 BBQ took fourth with Smokin’ 42 BBQ in fifth place.  TC’s BBQ; Lightning Strike BBQ; Hungry Hog BBQ; Mojo Smoke House and Hurricane Cookers finished 6th through 10th places respectively

The Georgia Barbecue Association would like to thank the City of Douglas, organizing staff and the multitude of volunteers for their hospitality and a great contest.  All the GBA teams & judges are looking forward to returning in 2015.

 

Full Results: (note: 1st, 2nd & 3rd places are final round scores. All others are from the preliminary rounds)

LOIN   PULLED PORK
1 595.1 Bubba Grills 1 596.2 Fiddler’s BBQ
2 594.6 Bethel Smokers 2 596 Bethel Smokers
3 592.3 Smokin 42 3 588.3 Ricketson Construction
4 592.8 Mojo Smoke House 4 590.5 Gas Passers
5 591.5 H&J Cooking 5 588.8 Triple Threat Smokers
6 589.3 Gas Passers 6 588.8 TC’s BBQ
7 587.6 Dirt Road Smokers 7 588.1 Bubba Grills
8 587.5 Drive By Smokers 8 587.5 Smokin-AJ’s
9 584.7 Smokin-AJ’s 9 587.3 B-Queb’d
10 583 Ricketson Construction 10 587.2 Smokin 42
11 582.9 Triple Threat Smokers 11 586.7 Hard Rock Hill BBQ
12 582.7 Lighter’d Knot BBQ 12 586 92 BBQ
13 580.2 Loud Pipe Grillers 13 585.3 Mojo Smoke House
14 579.3 Fiddler’s BBQ 14 582.3 Hurricane Cookers
15 579.1 Hard Rock Hill BBQ 15 581.2 H&J Cooking
16 578.7 TC’s BBQ 16 580.5 Smokin J’s
17 578.1 Rub Shakers Q 17 576.6 Rub Shakers Q
18 577.5 Lightning Strike BBQ 18 576.2 Swine Time Grilling
19 576.5 Swine Time Grilling 19 575.9 Hungry Hog
20 574.7 Williams Food BBQ 20 574.7 Loud Pipe Grillers
21 573 92 BBQ 21 574.5 Lighter’d Knot BBQ
22 569.7 Hurricane Cookers 22 569.4 Southwire
23 565.5 Hungry Hog 23 567.1 Drive By Smokers
24 564.2 B-Queb’d 24 566.5 The Pickled Pigs
25 560.5 The Pickled Pigs 25 565.7 Lightning Strike BBQ
26 556.6 Smokin J’s 26 561.7 Dirt Road Smokers
27 0 Southwire 27 561.5 Williams Food BBQ

 

RIBS
1 597.9 Bubba Grills
2 591.5 Gas Passers
3 588 Loud Pipe Grillers
4 593.7 92 BBQ
5 590.9 Smokin 42
6 589.4 TC’s BBQ
7 587.3 Lightning Strike BBQ
8 586.6 Hungry Hog
9 586 Mojo Smoke House
10 584.3 Hurricane Cookers
11 583 Triple Threat Smokers
12 582.7 Ricketson Construction
13 582.4 Swine Time Grilling
14 581.7 Bethel Smokers
15 580.9 Lighter’d Knot BBQ
16 580.8 Drive By Smokers
17 580.4 Williams Food BBQ
18 580 Dirt Road Smokers
19 579.6 B-Queb’d
20 578.5 Hard Rock Hill BBQ
21 575.4 Rub Shakers Q
22 573.8 Fiddler’s BBQ
23 572.9 Smokin-AJ’s
24 564.4 H&J Cooking
25 560.4 The Pickled Pigs
26 559.4 Smokin J’s
27 554.6 Southwire

 

Reserve Scores
Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Bubba Grills 599.7 588.1 595.2 1783
2 Gas Passers 589.3 590.5 599.1 1778.9
3 Smokin 42 599.1 587.2 590.9 1777.2
4 Bethel Smokers 598.8 595.8 581.7 1776.3
5 Ricketson Construction 583 598.5 582.7 1764.2
6 Mojo Smoke House 592.8 585.3 586 1764.1
7 TC’s BBQ 578.7 588.8 589.4 1756.9
8 Triple Threat Smokers 582.9 588.81 583 1754.71
9 92 BBQ 573 586 593.7 1752.7
10 Loud Pipe Grillers 580.2 574.7 597 1751.9
11 Fiddler’s BBQ 579.3 593.9 573.8 1747
12 Smokin-AJ’s 584.7 587.5 572.9 1745.1
13 Hard Rock Hill BBQ 579.1 586.7 578.5 1744.3
14 Lighter’d Knot BBQ 582.7 574.5 580.9 1738.1
15 H&J Cooking 591.5 581.2 564.4 1737.1
16 Hurricane Cookers 569.7 582.3 584.3 1736.3
17 Drive By Smokers 587.5 567.1 580.8 1735.4
18 Swine Time Grilling 576.5 576.2 582.4 1735.1
19 B-Queb’d 564.2 587.3 579.6 1731.1
20 Lightning Strike BBQ 577.5 565.7 587.3 1730.5
21 Rub Shakers Q 578.1 576.6 575.4 1730.1
22 Dirt Road Smokers 587.6 561.7 580 1729.3
23 Hungry Hog 565.5 575.9 586.6 1728
24 Williams Food BBQ 574.7 561.5 580.4 1716.6
25 Smokin J’s 556.6 580.5 559.4 1696.5
26 The Pickled Pigs 560.5 566.5 560.4 1687.4
27 Southwire 0 569.4 554.6 1124

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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