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Georgia Barbecue Association 2016 Banquet

The Georgia Barbecue Association closes another season with its year end banquet for 2016

IMG_1849As some of you may know, Doug and I relocated to South Carolina last fall.  Because of the distance and Doug opening a new branch, Smokin J’s Barbeque was only able to participate in three competitions this year.  The level of competition is so high in the GBA, only participating in three competitions doesn’t really give you a good shot of the top 10 in the Team of The Year challenge.

However, we really enjoy the family atmosphere the GBA provides and we felt obligated to return to the end of the year banquet to greet and see our GBA cousins.

Good Food and Good Friends

Guests. Guest 2.It was great to see our friends and fellow competitors.  Repeating as the banquet host was Healy Point Country Club.  They provided us with good food and an incredible chocolate cake!  Cocktails and conversation, which any good pit master would enjoy, kicked off the evening before everyone was seated for the actual awards.

Jim Sewell did a great job as master of ceremony and the GBA President Danny Meadows distributed door prizes, banners and of course checks to the top teams.

Rescue Smokers Dominates the 2015-2016 Season

Rescue Smokers winsPit Master Robbie Royal’s team, Rescue Smokers cooked in 14 contests during the season racking up:

  • 36 top ten finishes
  • 9 First place finishes
  • 3 Reserve Grand Championships

That is DOMINATION.  Robbie Royal stated he was “humbled,” by the accolades and is looking forward to the season about to begin.  Competitors had better be ready because Rescue Smokers doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.

Smokin J’s Barbeque looks forward to cooking in at least 3 competitions this season, 2016-2017, and judging a few as well.


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