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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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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 …

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GBA Judge Training Class

  The GBA will hold a Judge Training Class on Jan 23 in Fort Gaines, GA. The cost of the class is $35 & is limited to 54 registrants. You must be a GBA member to take the class. If you are not already a member, please complete the online membership application on the GBA …

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Holy Smokes Has The Wiggle & Twist To Win Johnson Co.

Holy Smokes Has The Wiggle & Twist To Win Johnson Co. The first Johnson Co. Wiggle & Twist Festival included a Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) competition.  The unique festival name pays tribute to the old Wrightsville & Tennille Railroad.  The old rail route had such a winding path that it picked up the nickname “Wiggle …

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Grand Champion - Bubba Grills

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 …

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Grand Champion - Rescue Smokers

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 …

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Board of Directors Minutes from 9-13-2015

Georgia Barbecue Association Board of Directors Meeting Minutes September 13, 2015 Griffin, Georgia   Called to order by Rick Godfrey at 1:03 pm Attending:  Rick Godfrey, Danny Meadows, Greg Hoyt, Lois Sebastian, Jim Sewell, and Danny Evans. Membership Present: Brian Bond, Donnie Thurston, Bart Shipley, Tab McDowell, Walter McDowell, Bill Goddard, Rene Goddard, Carrie East, …

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