Port Royal big hit again f or SCBA

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By Mike Horne, SCBA Representative FEBRUARY 22, 2014 – PORT ROYAL, SOUTH CAROLINA The South Carolina Barbeque Association began the 2014 season with a great event in Port Royal, SC. The Blues, Brews, and BBQ Festival held on Feb. 21 & 22, is in its 5th year supporting Friends of Carolina Hospice. This year the weather could not have been nicer. Thirty one cook teams Read the full article…

Pig On The Pond “For The Kids” • Clermont, Florida

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By Audrey Evans Editor & Publisher March 7-8, 2014 CLERMONT, FLORIDA At the end of the day it was only a point which sat between reserve and grand Champions. Thomas Henry of Budmeisters BBQ took the lead with first in ribs and second in pork. Dana Hillis stayed right on him with First in Chicken and Brisket but Thomas had the Read the full article…

Boars Night Out wins MBN Invitational

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FEBRUARY 28, 2014 – MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE – On Friday, February 28, 2014, it looked as if a large tailgate party was going on at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. However, this competition had nothing to do with football. 29 Pro and 21 Challenger teams had come to Tiger Lane to compete in the MBN Invitational for their share of the $25,450 in prize money. To qualify Read the full article…

Something Wicked At Georgia BBQ Championship Annual Banquet

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Article submitted by Jan Jeup-Wilson FEBRUARY 9, 2014 – YOUNG HARRIS, GEORGIA Jeff Campbell and his team of one – Wicked Que – rode the wave all the way to become the Fourth Annual Georgia BBQ Champion. The fourth annual Georgia BBQ Championship Awards Banquet was held Saturday, February 9th at the Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa in Young Harris, GA. The banquet is Read the full article…

Jekyll Island BBQ Beach Bash • Jekyll Island, Georgia

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By Jim Sewell, Vice- President GBA The Georgia Barbecue Association traveled to Jekyll Island, GA for the first contest of 2014. The Brunswick Lions Club hosted the event & the Golden Isles turned out in record numberst. At one point Saturday, traffic was backed up for miles on the causeway leading to the beach front contest & festival site. Mr Joe Wright, Pitmaster Read the full article…

Wooley Bully BBQ Mafia Wins at Winter Haven

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By Audrey Evans, Editor & Publisher 2/3/2014 – WINTER HAVEN, FLORIDA Another weekend of ugly rain showed its face in Winter Haven, Florida at the 10th Annual Citrus Center Boys and Girls Club Smoke on the Water BBQ cook but it didn’t slow the crowds. Music, Drinks, Stunt Skiers and Good Food covered the property as the competition went on Friday and Read the full article…

Sweet Smoke Q tops the crowd at Cowboy’s Pig Out

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By Audrey Evans Editor & Publisher After ending December just a few points shy of taking team of the year 2013 for Florida BBQ Association, Jim Elser hit the trail with a mission in 2014 and it’s off to a good start. Setting a new high score in Chicken, Jim and his team Sweet Smoke Q rolled over the other 40 teams Read the full article…

  • March Edition

Boars Night Out Repeats as Top Team

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Memphis Barbecue Network Team of the Year 2013 FEBRUARY 22, 2014 – MEMPHIS, TENNESEE – The Memphis Barbecue Network (MBN) hosted this years, Q-Ball February 22, 2014 at the Al Chymia Shriner’s in Memphis Tennessee. A fun night of silent auctions, live auctions all including contest entry fees, a whole hog,shoulders, gift baskets, certificates for golf, restuarants, a duck hunt and tons Read the full article…

McKay takes $10K Grand Prize

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By Audrey Evans, Edit or & Publisher The Old Florida Outdoor Festival in Apopka, Florida has quickly grown to be one of the largest competitions in the Florida Barbecue Association. This year they had a total of one hundred and fourteen teams, eighty-one of which were pro. Vendors and Concerts that are the best of the best, many different competitions and many  different visitors. This Read the full article…

Que’n, Stew’n, & Brew’n Ices Out The Competition at Brasstown Valley’s Winter BBQ Throwdown

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Article submitted by Jan Jeup-Wilson FEBRUARY 8, 2014 – YOUNG HARRIS, GEORGIA Old man winter was caught off guard for the 2014 Brasstown Valley Winter BBQ Throwdown – just one week before this event, the cookss area was filled with snow…and two days after it was covered up again. Although the temperature outside was bone chilling, the heat of this competition was all that Read the full article…

Pigz in Z’hills BBQ, Blues & Fly-in • Zephyrhills, Florida

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Some may call it a lucky streak, some call it mojo, some may just say he is on a roll but coming into the Zephyrhills, Florida Pigz in Z’hills BBQ, Blues & Fly-in Jim Elser  had it, whatever you call it. After winning the weekend before in Fort Pierce, Florida Jim Elser took home Grand Champion for the second weekend in Read the full article…

Team Unknown goes home with another Grand

Team Unknown accepts their Grand Prize winnings in Perry, Florida at the Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Festival. Left to Right: Muddy the Pig, Dorsey Odell, Dawn Ta ylor (Event Organizer), Victoria Whitcomb, Kylee Whitcomb, Jason Whitcomb, LeeAnne Powell (Event
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By Audrey Evans Editor & Publisher The Southern Pines & Blues BBQ Festival has always been a hit on the Florida Barbecue Association circuit. It’s that last contest before Christmas that everyone wants to hit. Not to mention this contest, in Perry, Florida, has been the home of the FBA Triple Crown Series in past years as well. This year, the Triple Crown was cancelled but the  Southern Pines Read the full article…

QSB wins Grand in Calhoun

Scott Smith, his wife Lynn, their son Christopher, and Mitchell Bedwell share big smiles after winning Grand Champion of the Calhoun, GA KOA Campground’s, 2nd Annual Smok in’ Up the Campground BBQ Competition December 7, 2013.

By Audrey Evans, Editor & Publisher To the northwest of Atlanta and to the east of the Alabama state line is a town named Cedartown, Georgia and that is where you might fi nd Scott Smith on a normal day. Scott owns and operates Southern Q Smokers but keeps his feet wet on the BBQ circuit too. Scott was one of the final ten teams to compete Read the full article…