Douglas, GA has a storied history in the world of competition BBQ. The city has joined forces with the Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) the past two years to bring professional competition BBQ back to the city. The City of Douglas pulled out all stops to put on a great show for the 2nd annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ Festival.
Brad Sweet of 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers got the final call of the day as Grand Champion. It was not easy however as his Loin Finals entry scored just one tenth of a point more than David Hair & Dobey Q’s Pulled Pork Finals entiry.
Howard Harris and Jeff Schramm, aka H & J Cooking Team, made finals in both Pulled Pork and Ribs in addition to a 10th place finish Loin. This consistency over the preliminary rounds captured the Reserve Grand Champion.
Reserve Champion – H & J Cooking Team
92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers Grand Championship Loin entry topped the category. Douglas native daughter, Crystal Smitherman and Hard Rock Hill BBQ took 2nd place with CA Jenn Smokin Que taking 3rd place. It was the first time making GBA finals for both these teams. J Dubs Stew & Que grabbed 4th place and LawDawg BBQ grabbed 5th place. In a tie for 5th place, Dobey Q won the tiebreaker over Wilbur’s Been Smokin’ Somthin’. Eighth place went to Dixie Que, 9th place went to Kelvin’s BBQ and H & J Cooking Team rounded out the top ten.
Dobey Q took top honors in Puled Pork with Just Blowing Smoke as the runner up and H & J Cooking Team in 3rd place. Mojo Smokehouse got the call fr 4th place. LawDawg BBQ won the tiebreaker for 5th place over Kelvin’s BBQ. Seventh place went to Gas Passers. A pair of local teams were up next with Bethel Smokers placing 8th and East Coast Asphalt placing ninth. 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers took 10th place.
In Ribs, it was H & J Cooking Team for the win. Just Blowing Smoke edged out Mojo Smokehouse for second place on the first tiebreaker. 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers got the 4th place call. Gas Passers took 5th place and Dixie Que took sixth. Raging Smoke BBQ walked for 7th place. Hard Rock Hill BBQ got second call for the 8th place Rib entry. Old Henry’s BBQ captured 9th place and Stump’s Smokers captuted 10th place.
Next up for the GBA is Smokin’ Pork N Butts in Jackson. The month of May brings three great contests. The Three Rivers Festibal at Towns Bluff Park will be in Hazlehurst on May 1-2. The following week will be Smoke on the Lake in Acworth. The GBA will sanction the 1st Annual White Oak Pastures BBQ Challenge in Fort Gaines on May 22-23.
Full Results: (note – 1st. 2nd & 3rd places are Final Round scores. All others are preliminary round scores)
|1||598||92 BBQ/ASSASSIN SMOKERS||1||597.9||DOBEY Q||1||597.2||H & J COOKING TEAM|
|2||595.2||HARD ROCK HILL BBQ||2||592.9||JUST BLOWING SMOKE||2||592.41||JUST BLOWING SMOKE|
|3||588.5||CA JENN SMOKIN QUE||3||591.2||H & J COOKING TEAM||3||592.4||MOJO SMOKEHOUSE|
|4||591.5||J DUBS STEW & QUE||4||591.5||MOJO SMOKEHOUSE||4||592.8||92 BBQ/ASSASSIN SMOKERS|
|5||587.9||LAWDAWG BBQ||5||591.21||LAWDAWG BBQ||5||592.5||GAS PASSERS|
|6||587.81||DOBEY Q||6||591.2||KELVIN’S BBQ||6||590.2||DIXIE QUE|
|7||587.8||WILBUR’S BEEN SMOKIN SOMETHING||7||590.6||GAS PASSERS||7||589.3||RAGING SMOKE BBQ|
|8||586.3||DIXIE QUE||8||587.9||BETHEL SMOKERS||8||587.3||HARD ROCK HILL BBQ|
|9||583||KELVIN’S BBQ||9||587.3||EAST COAST ASPHALT||9||586.6||OLD HENRY’S BBQ|
|10||582.7||H & J COOKING TEAM||10||586.9||92 BBQ/ASSASSIN SMOKERS||10||586.3||STUMPS SMOKERS|
|11||582.6||GAS PASSERS||11||586.3||WILBUR’S BEEN SMOKIN SOMETHING||11||580.9||BETHEL SMOKERS|
|12||582.3||JUST BLOWING SMOKE||12||583||HARD ROCK HILL BBQ||12||579.2||CA JENN SMOKIN QUE|
|13||580||BOSS HOGS||13||582||SIMPLY Q||13||579||LIZZY LOU|
|14||579.3||PICKLED PIGS||14||581.7||PICKLED PIGS||14||578.7||LAWDAWG BBQ|
|15||576.9||STUMPS SMOKERS||15||581.7||CA JENN SMOKIN QUE||15||578.4||WILBUR’S BEEN SMOKIN SOMETHING|
|16||572.1||RAGING SMOKE BBQ||16||581.6||LIZZY LOU||16||578.3||SIMPLY Q|
|17||571.4||SIMPLY Q||17||578.6||RAGING SMOKE BBQ||17||578.1||J DUBS STEW & QUE|
|18||570.3||MOJO SMOKEHOUSE||18||578.3||DIXIE QUE||18||576.3||BUBBA GRILLS|
|19||568.7||BETHEL SMOKERS||19||577.8||BOSS HOGS||19||575||BOSS HOGS|
|20||567.9||EAST COAST ASPHALT||20||576.5||STUMPS SMOKERS||20||573||DOBEY Q|
|21||567.4||OLD HENRY’S BBQ||21||574.8||BUBBA GRILLS||21||572.1||EAST COAST ASPHALT|
|22||562.9||BUBBA GRILLS||22||572||OLD HENRY’S BBQ||22||570.1||KELVIN’S BBQ|
|23||557.9||LIZZY LOU||23||565.3||SMOKE RING DREAMS||23||568.2||SMOKE RING DREAMS|
|24||550.6||SMOKE RING DREAMS||24||563.3||J DUBS STEW & QUE||24||556.7||PICKLED PIGS|
If the Grand Champion also has the top cumulative score for the Reserve Champion, the award passes down to the 2nd highest cumulative score.
|1||92 BBQ/ASSASSIN SMOKERS||599.4||586.9||592.8||1779.1|
|2||H & J COOKING TEAM||582.7||598.5||594.9||1776.1|
|3||JUST BLOWING SMOKE||582.3||591.8||594.8||1768.9|
|5||HARD ROCK HILL BBQ||595.1||583||587.3||1765.4|
|9||CA JENN SMOKIN QUE||595.5||581.7||579.2||1756.4|
|11||WILBUR’S BEEN SMOKIN SOMETHING||587.8||586.3||578.4||1752.5|
|13||RAGING SMOKE BBQ||572.1||578.6||589.3||1740|
|16||J DUBS STEW & QUE||591.5||563.3||578.1||1732.9|
|19||EAST COAST ASPHALT||567.9||587.3||572.1||1727.3|
|20||OLD HENRY’S BBQ||567.4||572||586.6||1726|
|24||SMOKE RING DREAMS||550.6||565.3||568.2||1684.1|