A Near Perfect Day for Rescue Smokers
The 2015-2016 competition season for the Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) got off to a unbelievable start at the Doc Holiday BBQ & Blues Festival in downtown Griffin. On the Pro competiton, 39 of the top teams in the state turned out to try and grab the early lead in the Team of the Year competition as Double Points were on the line. There were also 5 Cooking for Fun division teams. The contest also featured Friday ancillaries in Sauce, Wings & Dessert. There was also a special Saturday Brisket Shootout competition.
The level of competition was on display right off the bat in Pork Loin as three teams — Bubba Grills, Dixie Q & Rescue Smokers — each tallied a perfect 600 score in the preliminary round. Smokin’ 42 BBQ missed the 4th perfect score in Loin by just 0.3 of a point. Rescue Smokers pulled their second 600 score of the day in the Pulled Pork preliminary round.
Robby Royal of Rescue Smokers near perfect day ended with the last call as Grand Champion of the contest. Lonnie Smith and the Bubba Grills team strong showing across all three categories earned the Reserve Grand Champion award.
Breaking ties with perfect scores often comes down to the dreaded coin toss. In the GBA, however, the top three teams in each category advance to the Finals rounds where they prepare another turn in box to be scored by a select panel of Finals judges. So, the three teams with perfect scores go to settle it with a head to head to head matchup.
Rick Godfrey of Dixie Q got the top score in the Loin finals round to win the category. Rescue Smokers took second place with Bubba Grills taking third. Smokin’ 42 BBQ came in 4th place. Johnson Boys BBQ, in their first GBA contest, finished 5th with Dobey Q finishing sixth. Forget Me Not BBQ took 7th place, Daddy-O’s BBQ took 8th, 92 BBQ took 9th and Fiddlers BBQ took 10th place.
Rescue Smokers had the top finals round Pulled Pork score for the win. Johnson Boys BBQ was the runner-up with Southern Hogs in 3rd place. Bubba Grills grabbed 4th place followed by CaJenn BBQ in 5th and Rub My Butt in 6th place. Seventh place went to We Want Que and 8th place went to Dixie Q. Smokin 42 BBQ & The BBQ Ninja finished 9th & 10th respectively.
The BBQ Ninja took top honors in Ribs. 92 BBQ took second place with Smokin the Good Stuff in third. For third place, Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team edged out Fiddlers BBQ who came in fourth. Sixth place went to We Want Que just ahead of Rescue Smokers in 7th place. Rub My Butt, Simply Q and Daddy-O’s BBQ rounded out the top 10.
Rescue Smokers continued their domination of the day by winning the Brisket Challenge. Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team took 2nd place with Smokin 42 BBQ taking 3rd. The BBQ Ninja grabbed 4th place and Dobey Q took 5th.
In the Cooking For Fun Division, Badonkadonk won Pulled Pork with Mama’s Que & Stew in 2nd and Burnt Offering Cooking Crew in third. In Ribs, Burnt Bermuda BBQ took top honors with Badonkadonk as runner-up and Mama’s Que & Stew taking third.
Interactive Whiteboards by PolyVision
Next, the GBA heads to Milledgeville for the Deep Roots Festival and The GBA State Championship on October 23-24.
If you want to become a part of this exciting BBQ competition organization, membership information can be found at www.bbqga.com
Full Results – Note: the top three scores are from Finals Rounds. All other scores are preliminary round scores.
|1||597.2||Dixie Que||1||599.1||Rescue Smokers||1||597||The BBQ Ninja|
|2||595||Rescue Smokers||2||595||Johnson Boys BBQ||2||595.3||92 BBQ|
|3||593.4||Bubba Grills||3||592||Southern Hogs||3||593.5||Smokin the Good Stuff|
|4||599.7||Smokin 42 BBQ||4||595.1||Bubba Grills||4||595.8||Captian Jacks Freedom BBQ Team|
|5||597.6||Johnson Boys BBQ||5||594.2||CaJenn Smokin Que||5||595.5||Fiddlers|
|6||597.4||Dobey Q||6||593.9||Rub My Butt BBQ||6||592.4||We Want Que|
|7||596.4||Forget Me Not BBQ||7||593.3||We Want Que||7||592.2||Rescue Smokers|
|8||595.8||Daddy-O’s BBQ||8||591.81||Dixie Q||8||591.9||Rub My Butt BBQ|
|9||594.9||92 BBQ||9||591.8||Smokin 42 BBQ||9||591.8||Simply Q|
|10||594.5||Fiddlers||10||591.5||The BBQ Ninja||10||591.2||Daddy-O’s BBQ|
|11||594.2||Ole Sparky’s BBQ||11||590.8||H & J Cooking Team||11||590.9||Screaming Eagle|
|12||592.1||Rub My Butt BBQ||12||590.6||Smoke Shack BBQ||12||590.8||Raging Smoke BBQ|
|13||590.9||Real South BBQ||13||589.9||Real South BBQ||13||588.2||Templar Temptations|
|14||590.9||J Dubas Stew & Que||14||589.9||Simply Q||14||587.9||Bubba Grills|
|15||589.9||Simply Q||15||589.6||Rub Shakers Que||15||587.9||Rub Shakers Que|
|16||589.9||Templar Temptations||16||589||Daddy-O’s BBQ||16||587.5||Dixie Q|
|17||587.1||Main Street Barbecue||17||587.5||Raging Smoke BBQ||17||587.5||Smokin 42 BBQ|
|18||587||Raging Smoke BBQ||18||587.2||Templar Temptations||18||586.3||Fletcher’s Finest|
|19||585.7||Stumps’s Smokers BBQ Team||19||587.2||Que The Musick||19||586.2||CaJenn Smokin Que|
|20||585.1||CaJenn Smokin Que||20||586.6||Smokin the Good Stuff||20||584.2||J Dubas Stew & Que|
|21||585||Hard Rock Hill BBQ||21||586.3||Screaming Eagle||21||583.6||Southern Hogs|
|22||581||Southern Hogs||22||584.7||Hard Rock Hill BBQ||22||583.6||Real South BBQ|
|23||580.3||The BBQ Ninja||23||584.2||Captian Jacks Freedom BBQ Team||23||582.9||H & J Cooking Team|
|24||580.3||Rub Shakers Que||24||583.9||Fiddlers||24||582.6||Stumps’s Smokers BBQ Team|
|25||580.1||Smokin the Good Stuff||25||583.4||Hold Your Horses BBQ||25||582||Main Street Barbecue|
|26||579.8||Captian Jacks Freedom BBQ Team||26||583.1||Stumps’s Smokers BBQ Team||26||581.4||Dobey Q|
|27||579.6||Que The Musick||27||582.9||Fletcher’s Finest||27||580.3||Dawg Pit BBQ|
|28||579.1||Smoke Shack BBQ||28||581.7||Main Street Barbecue||28||578.5||Ole Sparky’s BBQ|
|29||576||Just Smoke ” N ” Around BBQ||29||581.4||Forget Me Not BBQ||29||577.5||Forget Me Not BBQ|
|30||575.3||We Want Que||30||578.7||J Dubas Stew & Que||30||575.7||Just Smoke ” N ” Around BBQ|
|31||575||Bearded BBQ||31||577.1||Old Henry BBQ||31||575.4||Que The Musick|
|32||572.1||Old Henry BBQ||32||576.3||Just Smoke ” N ” Around BBQ||32||573.9||Just for Fun|
|33||571.4||Screaming Eagle||33||576.3||Dawg Pit BBQ||33||571.5||Smoke Shack BBQ|
|34||570.2||Fletcher’s Finest||34||574.5||The Ultimate Smoke BBQ||34||571.4||The Ultimate Smoke BBQ|
|35||566.6||H & J Cooking Team||35||572.7||Just for Fun||35||570.8||Hard Rock Hill BBQ|
|36||564.3||Hold Your Horses BBQ||36||570.5||Bearded BBQ||36||570.2||Bearded BBQ|
|37||560.9||Just for Fun||37||569.7||Ole Sparky’s BBQ||37||568.7||Johnson Boys BBQ|
|38||559||Dawg Pit BBQ||38||567.8||92 BBQ||38||567.9||Hold Your Horses BBQ|
|39||0||The Ultimate Smoke BBQ||39||0||Dobey Q||39||566.9||Old Henry BBQ|
Reserve Championship: Highest cumulative score from preliminary rounds. If Grand Champion has top score, the award passes down to the second highest total score.
|4||Smokin 42 BBQ||599.7||591.8||587.5||1779|
|5||Rub My Butt BBQ||592.1||593.9||591.9||1777.9|
|9||The BBQ Ninja||580.3||591.5||596.4||1768.2|
|10||CaJenn Smokin Que||585.1||594.2||586.2||1765.5|
|11||Smokin the Good Stuff||580.1||586.6||598.8||1765.5|
|12||Raging Smoke BBQ||587||587.5||590.8||1765.3|
|14||Real South BBQ||590.9||589.9||583.6||1764.4|
|17||Johnson Boys BBQ||597.6||595.4||568.7||1761.7|
|18||We Want Que||575.3||593.3||592.4||1761|
|19||Captian Jacks Freedom BBQ Team||579.8||584.2||595.8||1759.8|
|20||Rub Shakers Que||580.3||589.6||587.9||1757.8|
|21||Forget Me Not BBQ||596.4||581.4||577.5||1755.3|
|22||J Dubas Stew & Que||590.9||578.7||584.2||1753.8|
|23||Stumps’s Smokers BBQ Team||585.7||583.1||582.6||1751.4|
|24||Main Street Barbecue||587.1||581.7||582||1750.8|
|26||Ole Sparky’s BBQ||594.2||569.7||578.5||1742.4|
|27||Que The Musick||579.6||587.2||575.4||1742.2|
|28||Smoke Shack BBQ||579.1||590.6||571.5||1741.2|
|29||Hard Rock Hill BBQ||585||584.7||570.8||1740.5|
|30||H & J Cooking Team||566.6||590.8||582.9||1740.3|
|32||Just Smoke ” N ” Around BBQ||576||576.3||575.7||1728|
|33||Old Henry BBQ||572.1||577.1||566.9||1716.1|
|35||Dawg Pit BBQ||559||576.3||580.3||1715.6|
|36||Hold Your Horses BBQ||564.3||583.4||567.9||1715.6|
|37||Just for Fun||560.9||572.7||573.9||1707.5|
|39||The Ultimate Smoke BBQ||0||574.5||571.4||1145.9|
Cooking For Fun
|1||589.9||Badonkadonk||1||598.5||Burnt Bermuda BBQ|
|2||583.2||MaMa’s Que N Stew||2||593.9||Badonkadonk|
|3||581||Burnt Offering Cooking Krew||3||588.2||MaMa’s Que N Stew|
|4||571.1||Mill Hill Barbecue Company||4||586.9||Burnt Offering Cooking Krew|
|5||569.6||Burnt Bermuda BBQ||5||567.6||Mill Hill Barbecue Company|