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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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Holy Smokes Hits the Right Notes at Rhythm & Ribs

Holy Smokes Hits the Right Notes at Rhythm & Ribs     Tifton, GA —  The competition was tough and tight at Rhythm & Ribs on a beautiful first weekend in March.  It was so close that it came down to a tie for the Grand Championship.  Gary & Dionn Lanton of Holy Smokes  won …

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Grand Champion - Smokestack Lightning

Smokestack Lightning Strikes for Grand Championship at Dilly Dally in Dooly

Smokestack Lightning Strikes for  Grand Championship at Dilly Dally in Dooly The Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA)  along with the Dooly Co Chamber of Commerce combined to bring a second professional BBQ competition to the Big Pig Jig site in Vienna.   With 54 teams, Dilly Dally in Dooly became the second largest contest field in GBA …

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Grand Champions - Real South BBQ

Real South BBQ Takes Grand over Tough Field at Moultrie Moose Lodge BBQ Cook-Off

Real South BBQ Takes Grand over Tough Field at Moultrie Moose Lodge BBQ Cook-Off Moultrie, Dec 3,2016:  Twenty two of the top GBA teams, including the top 5 in the Team of the Year chase. gathered at the Moose Lodge for the last contest of the 2016 calendar year.  It was a tight contest as …

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Grand Chammpion - Smokifn the Good Stuf

Smokin’ the Good Stuff Wins With Loin at Smokin’ Pork N Butts

Smokin’ the Good Stuff Wins With Loin at Smokin’ Pork N Butts It was a tough field of 23 teams assembled in Jackson for the new November edition of Smokin’ Pork N Butts. At the end, it was Gary Godfrey and Smokin’ the Good Stuff scoring a 599.4 out of a possible 600 in Loin …

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Grand Champion - Rescue Smokers

Rescue Smokers Defies the Odds to Take Grand at Wiggle & Twist

Rescue Smokers Defies the Odds to Take Grand at Wiggle & Twist When the preliminary rounds ended at Johnson County Co Wiggle & Twist, the odds were stacked against Robby Royal of Rescue Smokers.  Newly crowned GBA State Champion Gary Lanton & Holy Smokes made finals in all three categories.  Top 5 teams, Southern Hogs …

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GBA State Champions - Holy Smokes

Holy Smokes Takes GBA State Championship

Holy Smokes Takes GBA State Championship The largest field of the year, 39 teams, gathered in Milledgeville for the Deep Roots Festival and the Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) State Championships.   The GBA State Championship is sponsored by Stump’s Smokers who present the State Champion with a $2,500 bonus on top of their Grand Championship …

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