Tag: Grand Champion

July 9, 2012

Grand Champion – Hilo Bay BBQ Cook-off, Hawaii State BBQ Championship, Hilo, HI

Slap Yo Daddy in beautiful Hilo, Hawaii.  Pic courtesy of David Davenport of 1-2-Bar-B-Que   <Video courtesy of DC Darren, Hilo radio talk show personality> The “H” in Hilo stands for hospitality as that was

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June 25, 2012

Grand Champion – 1st Annual Pechanga BBQ Championship

Grand Champion – Pechanga BBQ Championship   Photo courtesy of Sean Rice of meatmeblog.blogspot.com As 6 pm rolls around for the awards ceremony after a  BBQ contest, I often have mixed emotions and feelings.  I’m happy and relieved that the

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April 1, 2012

Academy of Country Music (ACM) BBQ Throwdown, Las Vegas, Nevada

Over a hundred BBQ teams from 21 states, England, and Canada descended upon the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 30 & 31, 2012 for the ACM BBQ Throwdown which is part of the

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March 11, 2012

1st Annual Santa Anita Park Winners’ Circle BBQ Championship

Morning training There is something mesmerizing about a thoroughbred horse in full gallop with nostrils flaring with the jockey hanging on as if for dear life.  The sound of a British-accented announcer completed the picture for the BBQ teams gathered

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January 31, 2012

Music Brews and BBQ, Lake Havasu City, AZ

Rental U-Haul truck to get out of the wind; notice that only one WSM was usedNorth winds 25-35 mph; gusts to 45 mph. Yikes! When the National weather service issued an extreme caution Wind Advisory for the upper Colorado River

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December 31, 2011

Wild West BBQ Championship, Knotts Berry Farm, CA

  Grand Champion 1st chicken, 1st pork, 2nd Brisket. 7th GC for 2011 Although the West has fewer professional BBQ contests than the rest of the country, we have the weather advantage of being able to have a yearlong BBQ

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December 20, 2011

Holiday Cookoff for Kids, Mesa, Arizona

Grand Champion Day #2 In December, I pulled off something I’ve not done before which was to teach two classes the first weekend and then compete in a double header contest the following weekend, with both the class and contest

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August 13, 2011

2nd Annual Golden Acorn BBQ Fest, Campo, Calif.

After being spoiled with perfect weather conditions at Vista the week prior, most teams worried about the much talked about high winds and desert heat that can be associated with cooking at Campo. Last year’s contest was held in

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July 9, 2011

Holbrook Ace In The Hole Cookoff, Holbrook, AZ

GC #7 in Holbrook, AZ  Woo Hoo! On July 9, 2011, we finally landed out 7th GC to qualify for the Jack Daniels Invitational contest in Lynchburg this October via an automatic invitation.  Every year, only a handful of

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June 11, 2011

2011 Third Annual Smokin in the Oaks, Penn Valley, Callifornia

We win our 6th Bung for Jack 2011 On June 4, 2011, we won our third Grand Championship for 2011 and 6th bung for Jack 2011 at the Smokin in the Oaks BBQ in Penn Valley, CA, amid 25

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