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Apr 24 2016

Rescue Smokers Takes Grand in Dallas

Rescue Smokers Takes Grand in Dallas

The Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) joined with the City of Dallas for their 2016 City Fest. It was a day filled with many different events. The professional BBQ competition was a huge part of the event. Robby Royal of Rescue Smokers continued to set the pace with a final round score of 597.5 out of a possible 600 in Pulled Pork to winning the Grand Championship.

Grand Champion - Rescue Smokers

Grand Champion – Rescue Smokers

Bird Dawg BBQ, led by Chris Cochran, made finals on both Loin & Pulled Pork along with a 5th place finish in Ribs to claim the Reserve Grand Championship.

 reserve bird dawg

In the preliminary round of Pulled Pork both Just Blowing Smoke and Bird Dawg BBQ score perfect 600 scores.

600 score - Just Blowing Smoke

600 score – Just Blowing Smoke

600 score - Bird Dawg BBQ

600 score – Bird Dawg BBQ

1st Place Loin - Smokin the Good Stuff

1st Place Loin – Smokin the Good Stuff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Loin, Smoking the Good Stuff took top honors. Rescue Smokers took 2nd place and Bird Dawg BBQ took third.  Fifth place went to We Want Que with 6th place going to Just Blowing Smoke.  Four Fathers BBQ claimed 7th place. Southern Hogs claimed 8th place. Ninth place belonged to Simply Q and Where There’s Smoke rounded out the top 10.

Rescue Smokers won the Pulled Pork category with Just Blowing Smoke as the runner-up. In 3rd place again was Bird Dawg BBQ.  Smokin’ the Good Stuff grabbed 4th place and CJ’s BBQ grabbed 5th.  Major Q got the 6th place call followed by Rub Shakers Que in 7th and Swineholio in 8th place. Ninth & 10th went to Four Fathers BBQ and Southern Hogs, respectively.

 

1st place Ribs - Major Q

1st place Ribs – Major Q

Major Q walked last in Ribs with We Want Que taking 2nd and Rub Shakers Que taking 3rd.  Smokin the Good Stuff got another call for 4th place. Bird Dawg BBQ came in 5th.  Johnson Boys BBQ took 6th place and Rescue Smokers took 7th.  Just Blowing Smoke finished 8th; Smokin’ J’s BBQ finished 9th and Swineholio finished 10th.

The GBA was proud to be a part of this great festival and looks forward to returning for 2016.

Full Results:

  LOIN     PULLED PORK     RIBS
1 596.5 Smokin the Good Stuff 1 597.5 Rescue Smokers 1 596.1 Major Q BBQ
2 594.5 Rescue Smokers 2 595 Just Blowing Smoke 2 594.5 We Want Que
3 593.9 Bird Dawg BBQ 3 592.5 Bird Dawg BBQ 3 594.2 Rub Shakers Que
4 593.7 We Want Que 4 598.5 Smokin the Good Stuff 4 595.22 Smokin the Good Stuff
5 593.3 Just Blowing Smoke 5 590.9 CJs BBQ 5 595.21 Bird Dawg BBQ
6 591.5 Swineholio 6 585.7 Major Q BBQ 6 595.2 Johnson Boys BBQ
7 585 Four Fathers BBQ Crew 7 583.6 Rub Shakers Que 7 594.9 Rescue Smokers
8 584.7 Southern Hogs 8 582.7 Swineholio 8 593.9 Just Blowing Smoke
9 582.4 Simply Q 9 582 Four Fathers BBQ Crew 9 591.6 Smokin J’s BBQ
10 581.2 Where There’s Smoke 10 581.7 Southern Hogs 10 585.4 Swineholio
11 581 Johnson Boys BBQ 11 580.8 Simply Q 11 583.6 Southern Hogs
12 580.8 Rub Shakers Que 12 578.8 We Want Que 12 577.4 CJs BBQ
13 574.7 Major Q BBQ   13 574.7 Johnson Boys BBQ 13 570.9 Simply Q
14 573.2 Smokin J’s BBQ 14 567.4 Smokin J’s BBQ 14 569.4 Where There’s Smoke
15 559.9 CJs BBQ   15 560.7 Where There’s Smoke 15 568 Four Fathers BBQ Cr
 Reserve Scores Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Rescue Smokers 598.5 599.7 594.9 1793.1
2 Bird Dawg BBQ 595.5 600.0 595.2 1790.7
3 Smokin the Good Stuff 594.8 598.5 595.2 1788.5
4 Just Blowing Smoke 593.3 600.0 593.9 1787.2
5 We Want Que 593.7 578.8 595.4 1767.9
6 Rub Shakers Que 580.8 583.6 599.1 1763.5
7 Swineholio 591.5 582.7 585.4 1759.6
8 Major Q BBQ 574.7 585.7 598.8 1759.2
9 Johnson Boys BBQ 581.0 574.7 595.2 1750.9
10 Southern Hogs 584.7 581.7 583.6 1750.0
11 Four Fathers BBQ Crew 585.0 582.0 568.0 1735.0
12 Simply Q 582.4 580.8 570.9 1734.1
13 Smokin J’s BBQ 573.2 567.4 591.6 1732.2
14 CJs BBQ 559.9 590.9 577.4 1728.2
15 Where There’s Smoke 581.2 560.7 569.4 1711.3

Apr 04 2016

Rescue Smokers Race to Win at Hawkinsville Smokin’ the Track

Rescue Smokers Race to Win at Hawkinsville Smokin’ the Track

The heavy rains & muddy conditions forced a shutdown of the harness racing at Hawkinsville Smokin’ the Track.  Most of the Georgia Barbecue Association’s (GBA) teams, however, were tucked in out of the weather under the shelter of the horse arena.  It came down to a photo finish as just two tenths of a point separated the top two entries of the day. Robby Royal & Rescue Smoker won the Grand Championship when his final round Rib entry scored a 599 out of a possible 600 to slip past Brad Sweet & 92 BBQ’s score of 598.8 in Pulled Pork.

Grand Champion - Rescue Smokers

Grand Champion – Rescue Smokers

92 BBQ made finals in both Loin & Pulled Pork and added a 6th place in Ribs to take the Reserve Grand Championship.

Reserve Grand Champion - 92 BBQ

Reserve Grand Champion – 92 BBQ

Rescue Smokers topped the Loin category.  Forget Me Not BBQ & 92 BBQ tallied identical 593.3 scores in finals to tie for 2nd place.  Forget Me Know won on the first tiebreaker – taste – to claim the runner-up spot.  Fourth place went to We Want Que with Real South BBQ taking 5th place. Southern Hogs camin 6th, Rub Shakers Que came in 7th & Johnson Boys BBQ came in 8th place.  In 9th place was Holy Smokes and in 10th place was Kelvin’s BBQ.

Ragin' Smoke BBQ

Ragin’ Smoke BBQ

 

92 BBQ had the best Pulled Pork entry of the day. Bubba Grills took 2nd place. Ragin’ Smoke BBQ made finals for the first time in the GBA & finished in 3rd place.   Smokin’ AJ’s was back after a long layoff & took 4th place.  Holy Smokes came in 5th with Real South BBQ just 0.3 back in 6th and  another 0.3 back was Southern Hogs in 7th place.  Kelvin’s BBQ, Just Blowing Smoke & Johnson Boys BBQ finished 8th thru 10th respectively.

The Grand Championship Ribs of Rescue Smokers took first place honors. Smokin’ AJ’s came in 2dn with Southern Hogs in 3rd place. The 4th place call went to H&J Cooking Team. Kelvin’s BBQ walked for the third time of the day, this time for 5th place.  92 BBQ completed their strong cook with the 6th place call. Ragin’ Smoke BBQ took 7th place; Holy Smokes took 8th & Old Henry’s BBQ claimed 9th place. Just Blowing Smoke rounded out the top 10.

The GBA congratulates Smokin’ the Track contest committee for going above & beyond in harsh conditions and delivered a well run contest.  The GBA next heads to Jackson for Smoking Pork “N” Butts on April 15-16.

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

  LOIN     PULLED PORK     RIBS
1 598.7 Rescue Smokers 1 598.8 92 BBQ 1 599 Rescue Smokers
2 593.3 Forget Me Not BBQ 2 593.7 Bubba Grills 2 593.4 Smokin AJ’s
3 593.3 92 BBQ 3 591.2 Ragin Smoke BBQ 3 592 Southern Hogs
4 594.8 We Want Que 4 596.1 Smokin AJ’s 4 595.1 H & J Cooking Team
5 594.5 Real South BBQ 5 594.8 Holy Smokes 5 594.8 Kelvin’s BBQ
6 591.1 Southern Hogs 6 594.5 Real South BBQ 6 590.2 92 BBQ
7 590.8 Rub Shakers Que 7 594.2 Southern Hogs 7 587.91 Ragin Smoke BBQ
8 590.3 Johnson Boys BBQ 8 591.2 Kelvin’s BBQ 8 587.9 Holy Smokes
9 589.8 Holy Smokes 9 590.5 Just Blowin Smoke 9 587.5 Old Henry’s
10 588 Kelvin’s BBQ 10 589.9 Johnson Boys BBQ 10 586.2 Just Blowin Smoke
11 583.2 Dixie Davis Cooks 11 589.6 Rub Shakers Que 11 582.6 Real South BBQ
12 582.3 Just Blowin Smoke 12 586.8 Rescue Smokers 12 582 Bubba Grills
13 580.2 Smokin AJ’s   13 582.3 We Want Que 13 581 Johnson Boys BBQ
14 575.6 H & J Cooking Team 14 581.1 H & J Cooking Team 14 579 Rub Shakers Que
15 572 Ragin Smoke BBQ   15 578 Forget Me Not BBQ 15 570.5 Forget Me Not BBQ
16 571.1 Bubba Grills 16 575.5 Old Henry’s 16 568.4 We Want Que
17 564.4 Old Henry’s 17 570.9 Dixie Davis Cooks 17 564.5 Ocmulgee Smoke
18 559.6 Ocmulgee Smoke   18 569 Ocmulgee Smoke 18 562.6 Dixie Davis Cooks

 

Reserve Champion Scores:

Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 92 BBQ 599.1 596.4 590.2 1785.7
2 Southern Hogs 591.1 594.2 595.4 1780.7
3 Rescue Smokers 598.2 586.8 595.7 1780.7
4 Kelvin’s BBQ 588.0 591.2 594.8 1774.0
5 Smokin AJ’s 580.2 596.1 596.4 1772.7
6 Holy Smokes 589.8 594.8 587.9 1772.5
7 Real South BBQ 594.5 594.5 582.6 1771.6
8 Johnson Boys BBQ 590.3 589.9 581.0 1761.2
9 Rub Shakers Que 590.8 589.6 579.0 1759.4
10 Just Blowin Smoke 582.3 590.5 586.2 1759.0
11 Ragin Smoke BBQ 572.0 598.2 587.9 1758.1
12 Bubba Grills 571.1 598.8 582.0 1751.9
13 H & J Cooking Team 575.6 581.1 595.1 1751.8
14 Forget Me Not BBQ 599.1 578.0 570.5 1747.6
15 We Want Que 594.8 582.3 568.4 1745.5
16 Old Henry’s 564.4 575.5 587.5 1727.4
17 Dixie Davis Cooks 583.2 570.9 562.6 1716.7
18 Ocmulgee Smoke 559.6 569.0 564.5 1693.1

Mar 06 2016

Jack’s Old South Tops Tough Field at Tifton Rhythm & Ribs

Jack’s Old South Tops Tough Field at Tifton Rhythm & Ribs

The City of Tifton really turns out for a weekend of music, fun & food at the Rhythm & Ribs Festival. The City’s new mayor said she ordered up perfect weather for the weekend & she really delivered.   Twenty two GBA teams and 24 backyard teams competed to win cash & the unique “Squeal-bert” trophies.

 

The field was tough as 9 of the top 10 teams in the GBA’s Team of the Year standings were on hand.  In addition, well known pitmasters like Myron Mixon of Jacks Old South & Raymond Poore of REAL-licious Q were competing in their first GBA events of the season.  The competition was tight. In fact, less than a point separated the three finalists for the Grand Championship.  It was Jack’s Old South edging out 92 BBQ & Rub Shakers Que for the last call of the day.

Grand Champion - Jack's Old South

Grand Champion – Jack’s Old South

Consistency across the three categories proved to be the key for Robby Royal of Rescue Smokers in winning the Reserved Grand Championship.  The team tallied a 594.8 in Loin (4th place); a 594.5 in Pulled Pork (4th place) and a 594.6 in Ribs (6th place) to accumulate the highest cumulative score in the preliminary rounds.

Reserve Grand Champion - Rescue Smokers

Reserve Grand Champion – Rescue Smokers

With all these experienced pitmasters on hand, a local team in their first competition made their mark.  Cool Hand Luke’s BBQ, led by Stripling Luke, made finals in both Pulled Pork & Ribs.  The team also scored a perfect 600 with their preliminary round Rib entry.

Cool Hand Luke's BBQ

Cool Hand Luke’s BBQ

1st place Loin - 92 BBQ

1st place Loin – 92 BBQ

 

92 BBQ led the way in the Loin category with Jack’s Old South in second place and Rub Shakers Que in third.  Rescue Smokers claimed 4th place, REAL-licious Q 5th and Smoke Stack Lightning claimed 6th.  In 7th place was Rib Ticklers and 8th place went to Bubba Grills.  Smokin 42 BBQ (9th) & Statesboro Blues BBQ (10th) rounded out the top ten.

 

 

Jack’s Old South won the Pulled Pork category. Bubba Grills was the runner up and Cool Hand Luke’s BBQ came in third.  Rescue Smokers once again walked away with the 4th place trophy. Barbecue Crew took 5th place with REAL-licous Q taking 6th and  Rib Ticklers taking 7th.  Eighth place went to Real South BBQ; 9th went to CaJenn Smokin’ Que and 1oth went to Raging Smoke BBQ.

1st place Ribs - Rub Shakers Que

1st place Ribs – Rub Shakers Que

 

Bill Goddard, pitmaster for Rub Shakers Que topped the field in Ribs.  92 BBQ got the second place call and Cool Hand Luke’s BBQ walked for the second time in 3rd place.  Southern Hogs finished 4th. Holy Smokers edged out Rescue Smokers for 5th place. Johnson Boys BBQ took home 7th place.  Eighth thru 10th places went to Real South BBQ, Statesboro Blues BBQ and H & J Cooking Team respectively.

The GBA moves north for the Walton Co.BBQ Festival on March 11-12.  This will be Double Team of the Year points event.

The Georgia Barbeque Association thanks Tyrone Spearman and his staff of volunteers for putting on an excellent contest and festival.

Full Standings:  1st, 2nd & 3rd places are final round scores. 4th place and down are preliminary round scores.

  LOIN     PULLED PORK     RIBS
1 597.8 92 BBQ 1 599.5 Jack’s Old South 1 597.7 Rub Shakers Que
2 594.7 Jack’s Old South 2 594.8 Bubba Grills 2 594.3 92 BBQ
3 592.7 Rub Shakers Que 3 590.9 Cool Hand Luke’s BBQ 3 592.6 Cool Hand Luke’s BBQ
4 594.8 Rescue Smokers 4 594.51 Rescue Smokers 4 597.9 Southern Hogs
5 594.2 REAL-licious Q 5 594.5 BarBque Crew 5 594.61 Holy Smokers BBQ
6 592.7 Smoke Stack Lightning 6 592.5 REAL-licious Q 6 594.6 Rescue Smokers
7 590.9 Rib Ticklers 7 591.5 Rib Ticklers 7 594.2 Johnson Boys BBQ
8 590.8 Bubba Grills 8 591.1 Real South BBQ 8 591.2 Real South BBQ
9 590.5 Smokin’ 42 BBQ 9 590.9 Cajenn Smokin Que 9 590.8 Statesboro Blues BBQ
10 589.9 Statesboro Blues BBQ 10 589.3 Raging Smoke BBQ 10 590.5 H & J Cooking Team
11 589.6 Cajenn Smokin Que 11 588.5 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team 11 589.4 BarBque Crew
12 588.7 Holy Smokers BBQ 12 586.9 Smokin’ 42 BBQ 12 588.2 Jack’s Old South
13 586.6 Southern Hogs   13 585 Hungry Hog BBQ 13 587 Cajenn Smokin Que
14 585.3 H & J Cooking Team 14 584.6 Rub Shakers Que 14 586.9 Rib Ticklers
15 583.6 Real South BBQ   15 584.1 Smoke Stack Lightning 15 586.8 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team
16 582.4 Rib Ranch 16 584 Statesboro Blues BBQ 16 586.4 Smokin’ 42 BBQ
17 582.3 Raging Smoke BBQ 17 583.7 Southern Hogs 17 585.2 Bubba Grills
18 580.9 BarBque Crew   18 583.6 92 BBQ 18 580.5 Rib Ranch
19 573.6 Johnson Boys BBQ 19 582.6 H & J Cooking Team 19 579.1 REAL-licious Q
20 573.1 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team 20 582.6 Rib Ranch 20 576.7 Raging Smoke BBQ
21 571.7 Hungry Hog BBQ 21 578.7 Johnson Boys BBQ 21 576.5 Hungry Hog BBQ
22 563 Cool Hand Luke’s BBQ 22 566.2 Holy Smokers BBQ 22 566.3 Smoke Stack Lightning

 

 Reserve Grand Champion Scores Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Rescue Smokers 594.8 594.5 594.6 1783.9
2 Jack’s Old South 599.4 594.8 588.2 1782.4
3 92 BBQ 598.5 583.6 599.4 1781.5
4 Rub Shakers Que 595.1 584.6 598.5 1778.2
5 Bubba Grills 590.8 599.7 585.2 1775.7
6 Rib Ticklers 590.9 591.5 586.9 1769.3
7 Southern Hogs 586.6 583.7 597.9 1768.2
8 Cajenn Smokin Que 589.6 590.9 587.0 1767.5
9 Real South BBQ 583.6 591.1 591.2 1765.9
10 REAL-licious Q 594.2 592.5 579.1 1765.8
11 BarBque Crew 580.9 594.5 589.4 1764.8
12 Statesboro Blues BBQ 589.9 584.0 590.8 1764.7
13 Smokin’ 42 BBQ 590.5 586.9 586.4 1763.8
14 H & J Cooking Team 585.3 582.6 590.5 1758.4
15 Cool Hand Luke’s BBQ 563.0 594.8 600.0 1757.8
16 Holy Smokers BBQ 588.7 566.2 594.6 1749.5
17 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team 573.1 588.5 586.8 1748.4
18 Raging Smoke BBQ 582.3 589.3 576.7 1748.3
19 Johnson Boys BBQ 573.6 578.7 594.2 1746.5
20 Rib Ranch 582.4 582.6 580.5 1745.5
21 Smoke Stack Lightning 592.7 584.1 566.3 1743.1
22 Hungry Hog BBQ 571.7 585.0 576.5 1733.2

 

Dec 06 2015

Barbecue Crew Defends Title in Hometown

Barbecue Crew Defends Title in Hometown

The 3rd Annual Moultrie Moose Lodge #1158 BBQ Cook-off is the last event on the 2015 calendar year for the Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA).  But before taking a break for the holidays, 11 of the top 20 teams in the GBA Team of the Year standings turned for the competition. The members of the Moose Lodge always roll out the red carpet for the GBA teams & judges.  The Friday nite steak dinners that the Lodge serves have everyone looking forward to this contest each year.

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Despite all the GBA heavy hitters best efforts, Moultrie’s own Foy Whatley of Barbecue Crew won the Grand Championship for the second year in a row.  Whatley made finals in both Pulled Pork & Ribs, but it was his Pulled Pork box that brought home top honors. That Grand Championship box must have been really special as the panel of finals judges commented that all 3 of the Pulled Pork final entries were among the best they had sampled all year.

Reserve Daddy O (667x417)

Brian Bond of Daddy O’s BBQ made finals in both Pulled Pork and Ribs plus added an 8th place finish in Loin to accumulate the highest cumulative score in the preliminary rounds.  As a result, Daddy O’s BBQ took home the Reserve Grand Championship.

Loin JBS (640x321)

Just Blowing Smoke won the Loin category with Real South BBQ as the runner-up. Simply Q finished in 3rd place. Fiddler’s BBQ got the call for 4th place with H & J Cooking Team getting called for 5th place. Sixth place went to Southern Hogs; followed by Smokin’ 42 BBQ in 7th place & Daddy O’s BBQ in 8th place.  Sunset Smokers, also from Moultrie, grabbed 9th place and Johnson Boys BBQ taking 10th place.

Following Barbecue winning Pulled Pork was Southern Hogs in 2nd place with Daddy O’s BBQ in 3rd place. Real South BBQ got their second call in 4th place and CaJenn Smoking Que walked in 5th place. Rescue Smokers came in  6th place just 0.4 ahead of Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team in 7th place.  Eighth place was also close as Raging Smoke edged H & J Cooking Team by just 0.2 of a point.  Smokin’ 42 BBQ rounded out the top 10.

Daddy O’s BBQ took top honors in Ribs. Barbecue Crew took 2nd place. In the preliminary round Ribs, Barbecue Crew scored a perfect 600.  Smokin’ 42 BBQ.  Rescue Smokers came in 4th place just ahead of Just Blowing Smoke in 5th.  Sixth place went to Southern Hogs and 7th place went to Rub Shakers Que. Eighth thru 10th places went to Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team, Real South BBQ and  H & J Cooking Team respectively.

BY Under Construction (640x347)BY Wicked Lickin (640x374)

 

The contest also featured a backyard competition.  Under Construction BBQ took 1st place in Chicken.  Wicked Lickin BBQ Crew got the first place calls in both Pulled Pork & Ribs.

 

The GBA thanks all the Moose Lodge members for their great hospitality and we are looking forward to returning the Moultrie in 2016.  Meanwhile, the GBA will pause the 2015-2016 season for the holidays.

The GBA will hold a judge training class on Jan 23, 2016 in Fort Gaines. Fee for the class is $35. You must be a member of the GBA to take the class.  Registation is now open on the GBA website — www.bbqga.com   The next  contest will be the Jekyll Island BBQ Beach Bash in February.  Visit the website for more details.

 

Full Standings: 1st, 2nd & 3rd places are final round scores. All other scores are preliminary round scores.

LOIN   PULLED PORK   RIBS
1 598 Just Blowing Smoke 1 598.9 Barbecue Crew 1 598.3 Daddy-O’s BBQ
2 595.6 Real South BBQ 2 593.6 Southern Hogs 2 595.9 Barbecue Crew
3 590.4 Simply “Q” 3 591.4 Daddy-O’s BBQ 3 588.6 Smokin 42 BBQ
4 595.7 Fiddler’s BBQ 4 593.6 Real South BBQ 4 595.8 Rescue Smokers
5 594.6 H.and J. cooking team 5 592.5 CaJenn Smokin Que 5 595.5 Just Blowing Smoke
6 591.2 Southern Hogs 6 590 Rescue Smokers 6 590.9 Southern Hogs
7 590.8 Smokin 42 BBQ 7 589.6 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team 7 590.3 Rub Shakers Que
8 589.7 Daddy-O’s BBQ 8 587.2 Raging Smoke 8 590.2 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team
9 587.3 Sunset Smokers 9 587 H.and J. cooking team 9 587.5 Real South BBQ
10 587 Johnson Boys 10 586.3 Smokin 42 BBQ 10 587.3 H.and J. cooking team
11 586.9 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team 11 585.7 Sunset Smokers 11 587.2 Hungry Hog
12 586.3 Raging Smoke 12 584.7 Hungry Hog 12 587.2 Fiddler’s BBQ
13 585.9 CaJenn Smokin Que 13 582.6 Fiddler’s BBQ 13 582.6 CaJenn Smokin Que
14 584.4 Blue Smoke 14 582.6 Rub Shakers Que 14 580.7 Double D Cook Team
15 580 Rub Shakers Que 15 580 Forget Me Not BBQ 15 574 Raging Smoke
16 573.5 Rib Ticklers 16 579.7 Simply “Q” 16 571.2 CowboySmokin
17 571.5 Rescue Smokers 17 578.7 Just Blowing Smoke 17 570 Blue Smoke
18 569.9 CowboySmokin 18 574.5 CowboySmokin 18 569.9 Sunset Smokers
19 569.8 Hungry Hog 19 573.3 Johnson Boys 19 568.5 Rib Ticklers
20 568.1 Barbecue Crew 20 571.7 Rib Ticklers 20 566.3 Simply “Q”
21 565.2 Double D Cook Team 21 569.8 Double D Cook Team 21 565.9 Forget Me Not BBQ
22 0 Forget Me Not BBQ 22 568.5 Blue Smoke 22 562.6 Johnson Boys

 

 

 Reserve Champion Scores Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Daddy-O’s BBQ 589.7 594.5 597.9 1782.1
2 Real South BBQ 599.4 593.6 587.5 1780.5
3 Southern Hogs 591.2 595.8 590.9 1777.9
4 Smokin 42 BBQ 590.8 586.3 599.1 1776.2
5 Just Blowing Smoke 596.1 578.7 595.5 1770.3
6 H.and J. cooking team 594.6 587.0 587.3 1768.9
7 Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team 586.9 589.6 590.2 1766.7
8 Fiddler’s BBQ 595.7 582.6 587.2 1765.5
9 Barbecue Crew 568.1 595.4 600.0 1763.5
10 CaJenn Smokin Que 585.9 592.5 582.6 1761.0
11 Rescue Smokers 571.5 590.0 595.8 1757.3
12 Rub Shakers Que 580.0 582.6 590.3 1752.9
13 Raging Smoke 586.3 587.2 574.0 1747.5
14 Simply “Q” 599.1 579.7 566.3 1745.1
15 Sunset Smokers 587.3 585.7 569.9 1742.9
16 Hungry Hog 569.8 584.7 587.2 1741.7
17 Blue Smoke 584.4 568.5 570.0 1722.9
18 Johnson Boys 587.0 573.3 562.6 1722.9
19 Double D Cook Team 565.2 569.8 580.7 1715.7
20 CowboySmokin 569.9 574.5 571.2 1715.6
21 Rib Ticklers 573.5 571.7 568.5 1713.7
22 Forget Me Not BBQ 0.0 580.0 565.9 1145.9

Jul 06 2015

Just Blowing Smoke Takes the Title at Brookhaven BBQ Bash

Just Blowing Smoke Takes the Title at Brookhaven BBQ Bash

The Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) invaded the metro Atlanta area for the Brookhaven BBQ Bash as part of the Brookhaven Soccerfest on the Fourth of July weekend.  The weekend started with on again/off again showers throughout the day Friday.  By Saturday morning, it had turned into a steady rain. The weather radar did give much hope with a continuous band of rain all the way west to Mississippi.  While lightning strikes delayed the start of the Peachtree Road Race just a few miles to the south, the dedicated GBA Pitmasters continued to work their magic & turned in box after box of outstanding ‘Que.

Grand Champion - Just Blowing Smoke

Grand Champion – Just Blowing Smoke

Just Blowing Smoke, Robin & Amy Bowles along with Rick Goldstein, made finals in all three GBA categories, but it was their first place Pork Loin that tallied the highest score of the day from the panel of finals judges to capture the Grand Championship.  Brad Sweet of 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers took home the Reserve Grand Championship when he made finals in Pulled Pork and Ribs but just missed a “triple final” by 0.6 of a point for a 4th place finish in Loin.

Reserve Champion - 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers

Reserve Champion – 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers

Between Just Blowing Smoke’s winning Loin entry & 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers 4th place box was Hard Rock Hill BBQ in 2nd place and Buckhaven BBQ, in their first competition,  in 3rd place. Fifth place went to 29 Barbecue with Hootie Q taking 6th place. Rub Shakers Que took 7th place & 8th went to Simply Q. Big Mama’s & Big Daddy’s BBQ grabbed the 9th spot and Lil Bubba’s rounded out the top 10.

Fiddlers BBQ

Fiddlers BBQ

 

 

 

Harvey & Shirley Wills of Fiddler’s BBQ took top honors in Pulled Pork. 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers was the runner-up and Just Blowing Smoke took 3rd place.  In the preliminary round, Just Blowing Smoke tallied a perfect score of 600. Simply Q finished in 4th place. Fifth place went to Lil Bubba’s by 0.1 of a point over Hard Rock Hill BBQ. Swineholio came in 7th place followed by Porch Light in 8th; Que the Musick in 9th and Rub Shakers Que in 10th place.

 

 

The third category of the day is always Ribs and 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers topped the field. Just Blowing Smoke came in second and Swineholio finished in 3rd place. 29 Barbeque took 4th place. Simply Q edged out Fiddler’s BBQ for 5th place by 0.1 of a point.  Seveth & eighth places were also close as Rub Shakers Que edged out Hard Rock Hill BBQ by just 0.2 of a point.  Ninth & 10 places went to Que the Musick and Porch Light respectively.

Hard Rock Hill BBQ

Hard Rock Hill BBQ

 

 

 

The GBA really enjoyed the beautiful park in Brookhaven. It was a shame that the weather washed out most the Soccerfest activities.  Our hosts for the weekend did an outstanding job & the GBA is looking forward to a return visit in the near future.

With the 2014-2015 competition season officially closed, we now look ahead to our Annual Banquet.  It will be held on August 1st at Healy Point Country Club in Macon.  All GBA members – cook teams, judges, sponsors, and general members – are invited to be a part of this special event.  We will honor our Teams of the Year as well as our Judge of the Year.  There be will nice gift bags from our sponsors as well as drawings for great door prizes.   The GBA also has a Judge Training Class scheduled for  August 22 at Towns Bluff Park near Hazlehurst.  Go to the Contests & Events page at www.bbqga.com to register for these events.

We are excited to kick off our 2015-2016 competition season in Griffin on Sept 25-26. This will be one of three Team of the Year double points contests.   The GBA State Championship will be held at the Deep Roots BBQ Festival in Milledgeville on Oct 23-24.  Make you plans now to be a part of these two great events.

LOIN   PULLED PORK   RIBS
1 597 Just Blowing Smoke 1 595.8 Fiddlers BBQ 1 596.2 92BBQ/Assassin Smokers
2 594.6 Hard Rock Hill BBQ 2 595.6 92BBQ/Assassin Smokers 2 595.9 Just Blowing Smoke
3 590.1 BuckHaven Q 3 590.6 Just Blowing Smoke 3 589.2 Swineholio
4 589.8 92BBQ/Assassin Smokers 4 584.5 Simply Q 4 588.5 29 Barbeque
5 586.4 29 Barbeque 5 583.3 Lil’ Bubba’s 5 585.2 Simply Q
6 583.9 Hootie Q 6 583.2 Hard Rock Hill BBQ 6 585.1 Fiddlers BBQ
7 582.3 Rub Shakers Que 7 579.6 Swineholio 7 584.8 Rub Shakers Que
8 579.2 Simply Q 8 578.5 Porch Light 8 584.6 Hard Rock Hill BBQ
9 575.9 Big Mama and Big Daddy’s BBQ 9 576.3 Que the Musick 9 580.9 Que the Musick
10 573.7 Lil’ Bubba’s 10 576.01 Rub Shakers Que 10 580.2 Porch Light
11 573 We Want Que 11 576 29 Barbeque 11 577.4 Twissted Smoke
12 570.6 Fiddlers BBQ 12 571.8 Hootie Q 12 575.6 Hootie Q
13 565.1 Que the Musick 13 569.7 We Want Que 13 575.4 We Want Que
14 562.2 Twissted Smoke 14 569.4 Twissted Smoke 14 568.7 Lil’ Bubba’s
15 559.7 Porch Light 15 566.5 Big Mama and Big Daddy’s BBQ 15 566.2 BuckHaven Q
16 547.3 Swineholio 16 565.2 BuckHaven Q 16 553.3 Big Mama and Big Daddy’s BBQ

 

 Reserve Scores Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Just Blowing Smoke 595.1 600 592.8 1787.9
2 92BBQ/Assassin Smokers 589.8 590.8 591.5 1772.1
3 Hard Rock Hill BBQ 590.8 583.2 584.6 1758.6
4 Fiddlers BBQ 570.6 599.1 585.1 1754.8
5 29 Barbeque 586.4 576 588.5 1750.9
6 Simply Q 579.2 584.5 585.2 1748.9
7 Rub Shakers Que 582.3 576.01 584.8 1743.11
8 Hootie Q 583.9 571.8 575.6 1731.3
9 Lil’ Bubba’s 573.7 583.3 568.7 1725.7
10 Que the Musick 565.1 576.3 580.9 1722.3
11 BuckHaven Q 590.4 565.2 566.2 1721.8
12 Porch Light 559.7 578.5 580.2 1718.4
13 Swineholio 547.3 579.6 591.2 1718.1
14 We Want Que 573 569.7 575.4 1718.1
15 Twissted Smoke 562.2 569.4 577.4 1709
16 Big Mama and Big Daddy’s BBQ 575.9 566.5 553.3 1695.7

 

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