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The Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) has established itself as the second largest barbecue competition sanctioning organization in the state of Georgia. The GBA was conceived by a handful of individuals who thought it was time to let the rest of the nation know that the best barbecue comes from Georgia. The Georgia Barbecue Association has grown to over 500 members, 300+ certified judges, over 150 competition cook teams and sanctions over 20 contests per year throughout the state. These numbers continue to grow. We invite you to join us and become a part of the GBA Family.

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Grand Champion - Smoking the Good Stuff

Smoking the Good Stuff Rides Off With Grand at Doc Holiday BBQ Championship

Smoking the Good Stuff Rides Off With Grand at Doc Holiday BBQ Championship Sept 24, 2016 Griffin, GA:  Pitmaster Gary Godfrey and team Smoking the Good Stuff, won the final round shoot out with Pork Loin to wing the Grand Championship at the Doc Holiday BBQ Championship.  Jack & Sandi Fallin of Captain Jack’s Freedom …

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Grand Champion - Budmeisters

Budmeisters Walks Last at South Georgia BBQ & Outdoor Festival

Budmeisters Walks Last at South Georgia BBQ & Outdoor Festival Sept 10. 2016; Douglas, GA – Thomas Henry of Budmeisters scored 599.8 out of a possible 600 on his finals round Pulled Pork entry to earn the last call of the day  and a $3000 check at the South Georgua BBQ & Outdoor Festival.  This …

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Grand Champion - Smokin the Good Stuff

Smokin the Good Stuff Open New Season with Grand at Smokin Up the Mountains

Smokin the Good Stuff Open New Season with Grand at Smokin Up the Mountains Sept 3, 2016  East Ellijay, GA – Smoking the Good Stuff scored a perfect 600 score in the Loin preliminary round then followed it up with a near perfect 599.6 score in the Loin final round to capture the Grand Championship …

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Grand - Rescue Smokers; Reserve - Poverty Hill Smokers

Rescue Smokers Caps Big Season with Grand at Fort Gaines

Rescue Smokers Caps Big Season with Grand at Fort Gaines May 28, 2016 Fort Gaines, GA – Robby Royal and Rescue Smokers scored 599.1 out of a possible 600 points with their Loin final round entry to take the Grand Championship at the 2nd Annual White Oak Pastures BBQ Challenge.  Poverty Hill Smokers won both Pulled …

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Grand Champion - Bull Rush BBQ

Three Rivers BBQ Fest Grand Goes To Bull Rush BBQ

Three Rivers BBQ Fest Grand Goes To Bull Rush BBQ May 7, 2016; Hazlehurst, GA – Bull Rush BBQ’s final round Rib box edged Budmeister’s Pulled Pork finals entry by 0.02 to take the Grand Championship.  Budmeister won both the Pulled Pork & Loin categories plus finished 4th in Ribs to earn the Reserve Grand …

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Rescue Smokers Wins Grand at BBQ & Brews

Rescue Smokers Wins Grand at BBQ & Brews April 30, 2016 Canton, GA –  Rescue Smokers took first place in both Pulled Pork & Ribs, then outscored Loin winner Just Blowing Smoke in the finals round to claim the Grand Championship.  Just Blowing Smoke added a finals call in Pulled Pork plus 5th place in …

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