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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

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.

grand

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.

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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

Oct 25 2015

Bubba Grills Wins GBA State Championship

Bubba Grills Wins GBA State Championship

The Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) held its annual State Championship contest at the Deep Roots Festival in historic, downtown Milledgeville.   Thirty two teams put their best efforts forward to take home a share of the $11,000 purse.  Stumps Smokers sponsored an additional $1500 award to the overall GBA State Champion.  Getting that coveted last call of the day as Deep Roots Festival Grand Champion and the GBA State Champion was Lonnie Smith and team Bubba Grills.

Grand Champion - Bubba Grills

In the GBA, the team with the highest cumulative score across the three categories in the preliminary rounds is named the Reserve Grand Champion. CaJenn Smokin’ Que, led by pitmaster Billy Jennings, made finals in Pulled Pork along with 7th place in Loin and 6th place in Ribs to win the Reserve Grand Champion award.

Reserve - Cajenn

 

loin - Real South

 

Teams had to be on their “A” game right off the bat.  The first category turned in is Pork Loin and the entry had to be close to perfect to advance to the finals round. In fact, the top 3 teams in the preliminary round all scored a 599.7 out of a possible 600.  After the Loin Finals entries were scored by the panel of finals judges; Tim Coleman and his Real South BBQ  team took top honors. We Want Q was the runner-up with 92 BBQ finishing in third place. Daddy O’s BBQ took 4th place; Smokin the Good Stuff took 5th and Southern Hogs took 6th place.  Cajenn Smokin’ Que won the tiebreaker over Bubba Grills for 7th place. Rescue Smokers claimed 9th place and Smokin’ 42 BBQ claimed 10th place.

 

pork - Captain Jack

 

 

 

Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team, Jack & Sandy Fallin, won the Pulled Pork category.  Cajenn Smokin’ Que got the 2nd place call. Real South BBQ walked for the second time by taking 3rd place. Raging Smoke BBQ grabbed 4th place.  By just 0.3 of a point, 5 O’Clock Somewhere edged Dixe Que for 5th.  Johnson Boys BBQ took home the 7th place award with Nature Boy BBQ grabbing 8th place.  Smokin’ 42 BBQ and Rescue Smokers swapped placed this time with Smokin 42 BBQ in 9th and Rescue Smokers in 10th.

 

 

Bubba Grills State Championship Ribs won the final category of the day.  Daddy O’s BBQ was 2nd with Simply Que in third place. Just Blowing Smoke took 4th place followed by Party Porkers in 5th and Cajenn Smokin’ Que in 6th place. Rescue Smokers took 7th place by 0.5 of a point over Captain Jack’s Freedom BBQ Team.  Smokin’ 42 BBQ and Raging Smoke BBQ rounded out the top 10.

The GBA wants to thank the city of Milledgeville for rolling out the red carpet once again all the GBA teams & judges.  The Deep Roots Festival is one of the top festivals in the state of Georgia.  Next the GBA heads to Wrightsville for the first time for Johnson County Wiggle & Twist on Halloweeen weekend.

1st, 2nd & 3rd place scores in each category are Final Round scores. All other scores are from preliminary rounds.

LOIN   PULLED PORK   RIBS
1 597.4 Real South BBQ 1 596.3 Captain Jacks Freedom BBQ Team 1 598.6 Bubba Grills
2 595.3 We Want Q 2 595.6 Cajenn Smokin Que 2 594.3 Daddy-O’s BBQ
3 592 92 BBQ 3 593.1 Real South BBQ 3 591.2 Simply Que
4 598.8 Daddy-O’s BBQ 4 597.9 Raging Smoke BBQ 4 592.1 Just Blowing Smoke
5 596.7 Smokin the Good Stuff 5 595.8 5 O’Clock Somewhere 5 591.5 Party Porkers
6 595.4 Southern Hogs 6 595.5 Dixie Que 6 590.5 Cajenn Smokin Que
7 593.1 Cajenn Smokin Que 7 595.4 Johnson Boys BBQ 7 589.7 Rescue Smokers
8 593.1 Bubba Grills 8 594.8 Nature Boy BBQ 8 589.2 Captain Jacks Freedom BBQ Team
9 592.1 Rescue Smokers 9 594.8 Smokin’ 42 BBQ 9 588.4 Smokin’ 42 BBQ
10 591.8 Smokin’ 42 BBQ 10 594.2 Rescue Smokers 10 588.2 Raging Smoke BBQ
11 591.4 Just Blowing Smoke 11 593.1 Sensational Pigs 11 586.2 Southern Hogs
12 590.5 Rub Shakers Que 12 590.6 Bubba Grills 12 584.5 Johnson Boys BBQ
13 586.6 Dixie Que 13 588.5 Rub Shakers Que 13 584.2 Smoke Shack BBQ
14 586 Just Smoke “N” Around BBQ 14 587.2 Old Henry’s BBQ 14 583.9 Rub Shakers Que
15 585.9 Main Street BBQ 15 587.2 92 BBQ 15 582.5 Nature Boy BBQ
16 585.6 Party Porkers 16 586.9 Just Blowing Smoke 16 582.2 We Want Que
17 582.6 Smoke Shack BBQ 17 586.4 Southern Hogs 17 582 Rotary Roasters
18 581.6 For Get Me Not BBQ 18 586.3 Smoke Shack BBQ 18 581.9 Real South BBQ
19 580.9 Raging Smoke BBQ 19 585.9 Smokin the Good Stuff 19 581.7 Sensational Pigs
20 578.4 Sensational Pigs 20 584.8 Maxus Porkamus 20 580.9 Old Henry’s BBQ
21 578 Pigs in Heat 21 582.9 Main Street BBQ 21 580.4 5 O’Clock Somewhere
22 576.3 5 O’Clock Somewhere 22 582.7 Simply Que 22 580 Cold War BBQ
23 574.2 Rotary Roasters 23 582.3 Party Porkers 23 576.6 92 BBQ
24 573.1 Captain Jacks Freedom BBQ Team 24 581.4 New Generation BBQ 24 576.3 Smokin the Good Stuff
25 572.7 Lazy Days BBQ 25 578.4 Just Smoke “N” Around BBQ 25 575.7 Main Street BBQ
26 572.4 Maxus Porkamus 26 577.1 Rotary Roasters 26 573 Pigs in Heat
27 571.8 Johnson Boys BBQ 27 574 We Want Que 27 572 Dixie Que
28 571.7 Old Henry’s BBQ 28 570.3 For Get Me Not BBQ 28 571.2 For Get Me Not BBQ
29 564.6 New Generation BBQ 29 570.3 Daddy-O’s BBQ 29 563.9 Just Smoke “N” Around BBQ
30 558.9 Simply Que 30 561.4 Pigs in Heat 30 562.9 Lazy Days BBQ
31 558.4 Nature Boy BBQ 31 560.3 Lazy Days BBQ 31 554.8 Maxus Porkamus
32 0 Cold War BBQ 32 0 Cold War BBQ 32 0 New Generation BBQ

 

Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Cajenn Smokin Que 593.1 598.8 590.5 1782.4
2 Real South BBQ 599.7 598.8 581.9 1780.4
3 Rescue Smokers 592.1 594.2 589.7 1776.0
4 Bubba Grills 593.1 590.6 592.2 1775.9
5 Smokin’ 42 BBQ 591.8 594.8 588.4 1775.0
6 Just Blowing Smoke 591.4 586.9 592.1 1770.4
7 Southern Hogs 595.4 586.4 586.2 1768.0
8 Raging Smoke BBQ 580.9 597.9 588.2 1767.0
9 92 BBQ 599.7 587.2 576.6 1763.5
10 Rub Shakers Que 590.5 588.5 583.9 1762.9
11 Captain Jacks Freedom BBQ Team 573.1 600.0 589.2 1762.3
12 Daddy-O’s BBQ 598.8 570.3 592.5 1761.6
13 Party Porkers 585.6 582.3 591.5 1759.4
14 Smokin the Good Stuff 596.7 585.9 576.3 1758.9
15 We Want Que 599.7 574.0 582.2 1755.9
16 Dixie Que 586.6 595.5 572.0 1754.1
17 Sensational Pigs 578.4 593.1 581.7 1753.2
18 Smoke Shack BBQ 582.6 586.3 584.2 1753.1
19 5 O’Clock Somewhere 576.3 595.8 580.4 1752.5
20 Johnson Boys BBQ 571.8 595.4 584.5 1751.7
21 Main Street BBQ 585.9 582.9 575.7 1744.5
22 Old Henry’s BBQ 571.7 587.2 580.9 1739.8
23 Simply Que 558.9 582.7 595.5 1737.1
24 Nature Boy BBQ 558.4 594.8 582.5 1735.7
25 Rotary Roasters 574.2 577.1 582.0 1733.3
26 Just Smoke “N” Around BBQ 586.0 578.4 563.9 1728.3
27 For Get Me Not BBQ 581.6 570.3 571.2 1723.1
28 Pigs in Heat 578.0 561.4 573.0 1712.4
29 Maxus Porkamus 572.4 584.8 554.8 1712.0
30 Lazy Days BBQ 572.7 560.3 562.9 1695.9
31 New Generation BBQ 564.6 581.4 0.0 1146.0
32 Cold War BBQ 0.0 0.0 580.0 580.0

 

 

Sep 27 2015

A Near Perfect Day for Rescue Smokers

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.

Grand Champion - Rescue Smokers

Grand Champion – Rescue Smokers

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.

Reserve Champion - Bubba Grills

Reserve Champion – Bubba Grills

First Place Loin - Dixie Q

First Place Loin – Dixie Q

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.

First Place Ribs - The BBQ Ninja

First Place Ribs – The BBQ Ninja

 

 

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.

Cooking For Fun Pork - Badonkadonk

Cooking For Fun Pork – Badonkadonk

Cooking For Fun Ribs - Burnt Bermuda BBQ

Cooking For Fun Ribs – Burnt Bermuda BBQ

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.

LOIN   PULLED PORK   RIBS
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.

Loin Pulled Ribs Total
1 Rescue Smokers 600 600 592.2 1792.2
2 Bubba Grills 600 595.1 587.9 1783
3 Dixie Q 600 591.81 587.5 1779.31
4 Smokin 42 BBQ 599.7 591.8 587.5 1779
5 Rub My Butt BBQ 592.1 593.9 591.9 1777.9
6 Daddy-O’s BBQ 595.8 589 591.2 1776
7 Fiddlers 594.5 583.9 595.5 1773.9
8 Simply Q 589.9 589.9 591.8 1771.6
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
13 Templar Temptations 589.9 587.2 588.2 1765.3
14 Real South BBQ 590.9 589.9 583.6 1764.4
15 Southern Hogs 581 599.1 583.6 1763.7
16 92 BBQ 594.9 567.8 599.4 1762.1
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
25 Screaming Eagle 571.4 586.3 590.9 1748.6
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
31 Fletcher’s Finest 570.2 582.9 586.3 1739.4
32 Just Smoke ” N ” Around BBQ 576 576.3 575.7 1728
33 Old Henry BBQ 572.1 577.1 566.9 1716.1
34 Bearded BBQ 575 570.5 570.2 1715.7
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
38 Dobey Q 597.4 0 581.4 1178.8
39 The Ultimate Smoke BBQ 0 574.5 571.4 1145.9

Cooking For Fun

PULLED PORK   RIBS
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

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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