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South Cobb BBQ & Blues Gets Smoked Rescue Style

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By Jim Sewell Vice-President GBA October 12, 2014 Austell, GA -Robby Royal and Rescue Smokers, of BBQ Pitmasters fame, took first place in both Pulled Pork and Ribs at the South Cobb BBQ & Blues Festival. It was his near perfect score of 599.1 in the Pulled Pork finals round that netted the team the Grand Championship. Just Blowing Smoke, Robin Bowles Read the full article…

The Big Pig Jig still rocking strong after all these years

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By Audrey Evans Editor & Publisher  November 7, 2014 – Vienna, GA As you travel down I75 headed towards south GA, you will usually pass a place that has this “look” to it. Unless you are from the area or truly familiar with BBQ you, yourself might wonder what is that little place. Well, It’s The Big Pig Jig. It is Read the full article…

Bubba Grills has season to remember in 2014

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By Audrey Evans Editor & Publisher In a little town called, Haddock, right outside of Macon, GA lives one of the best families you could ever want to meet. If you have been around BBQ any time at all, there is a good chance you have already met them. They go by Bubba Grills, and you will usually notice about them, Read the full article…

Backwoods Bar -B-Que has top finish in Clover, SC

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By Mike Horne South Carolina Barbecue Association Could there have been a better way to spend a late Summer Saturday than at the Clover SC BBQ  and Bluegrass Festival? OK, so there were a couple of football games on but they didn’t have the great barbeque offered by 16 of the top competition BBQ teams anywhere. The teams competed in three category’s including butts, ribs, and brisket making the judges work Read the full article…

Diamond D Wins Yazoo City’s Fire & Feast

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Story By Audrey Evans Editor & Publisher September 6, 2014 – Yazoo City, MS – The 2014 Fire & Feast BBQ Competition and Festival took place in Yazoo City, Mississippi September 6,2014. This competitionis put on by the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau and not only has a Memphis Barbecue Network competition but a First Responders BBQ Competition and Backyard Read the full article…

Great American Blues & BBQ Festival proves huge hit

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By Audrey Evans Editor & Publisher AUGUST 16, 2014 – PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL – Beach, Blues & BBQ; what better combination could one have? Oh you want to add huge fans to the judging area, they have that too. The Great American Blues Festival was held at Panama City Beach’s Pier Park August 15-16, 2014. This one of a kind contest was Read the full article…

Smoke on the Mountain celebrates 10th year

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By Audrey Evans Editor & Publisher Photos used are courtesy of Larry Ohrberg, Skip Sawyer, Candice Stephens, & Greg Hoyt. GALAX, VIRGINIA JULY 18-19, 2014 – Smoke on the Mountain contest held in Galax, Virginia is one spoke of year round. It is a joint KCBS and MBN contest that is a favorite of all who attend. This year, Boars Night Read the full article…

Bubba Grills Gets The Last Call at Paulding Co Stars & Stripes BBQ

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JUNE 20-21, 2014 DALLAS, GEORGIA The battle for Grand Champion at the first Paulding Co. Stars & Stripes BBQ Contest in Dallas, GA was just as heated as the summer afternoon, Bubba Grills’ Rib entry and Smokin’ 42 BBQ’s Loin entry both scored 596.2 points in the finals round. This forced the Grand Championship to be decided on a tiebreaker. It didn’t Read the full article…

A Smoking Good Birthday for Lawdawg BBQ

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By Jim Sewell Vice- President GBA  October 26, 2014 – Hawkinsville, GA Kerry Sparks of Lawdawg BBQ got the best birthday present a competition could want– their first Grand Championship. It wasn’t without some drama at the Hawkinsville Harvest Fest Pigs & Produce BBQ Contest. Lawdawg BBQ’s Loin entry and 92 BBQ/Assassin Smokers’ Pulled Pork entry tallied the same total Read the full article…

Bubba Grills Edges Lawdawg BBQ for Grand at Deep Roots Festival

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By Jim Sewell GBA Vice-President October 19, 2014- Milledgeville, GA – It was the first time the GBA sanctioned the BBQ competition at the Deep Roots Festival in Milledgeville and the excitement went right down to the wire. In the finals round, Bubba Grills rib entry and Lawdawg BBQ loin entry both tallied a 597.6 score as the best entry of Read the full article…

92 BBQ takes title of Georgia Barbecue State Champion

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By Jim Sewell September 6, 2014 – Fort Valley, GA – There are some competitions throughout the year competitors just do not want to miss. One of those is the ComSouth Hambone Jam and Georgia Barbecue State  Championship. Aside from the fact this contest is organized each year to a “T” with prize money topping most contest, in the Georgia Barbecue Association Read the full article…

Getting to know the TOY Champions… Georgia and Florida

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By Audrey Evans Editor & Publisher In the world of competition BBQ, most teams have their goals set for the year once it begins. If you are new to the circuit you may begin during the season and realize that next year you want to compete for points. Once you find your sanction body to participate in and start adding up Read the full article…

Patrick Murty Appointed NBBQA Region 3 Vice President

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August 15, 2014 — The National Barbecue Association (http://www.nbbqa.org/) announced today that Patrick Murty, owner of Company 7 BBQ (http://www.company7bbq.com/) in Englewood, Ohio, has been appointed vice president of region 3, which is comprised of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. “Patrick will be an invaluable addition to our board,” said NBBQA President Roy Slicker. “He is Read the full article…

Boars Night Out Takes Grand in KCBS • The Shed Wins Grand in MBN

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By Skip Sa wyer MBN Board, Marketing This MBN sanctioned contest closes off downtown and BBQ teams line up and down Main Street as well as many side streets. Joining the teams are dozens of vendors selling various crafts and food items. The festival draws thousands from the local area as the weather is normally cool plus there is something for everyone in the Read the full article…

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