July 28, 2012

Slap Yo Daddy confirmed for Jack Daniel World Championship Invitational Barbecue 2012

  As my workweek winds down this Fri July 27, 2012, the news just in is that SYD is headed to Lynchburg in October. Woo Hoo!!! The Jack is considered by many pitmasters as the most prestigious BBQ contest

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July 26, 2012

British BBQ Championship, Cartmel, England

Grand Champion w Asst. Lee Rowlands with 1st Chicken and 1st Ribs The second half of my July 2012 UK trip was a very gracious invitation by Toby Shea, founder of the British BBQ Society ( and director of the

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July 25, 2012

July 14 and 15, 2012 – BBQ Classes in Surrey, England

Big thanks for the tee from Miss Piggy BBQ UK, Scott and Lyndz, that says it all "Keep Calm and BBQ" It was an incredible honor to be invited by Toby Shea, director of the International BBQ Network and Founder of

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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 30, 2012

(KCBS) Phoenix Club BBQ Anaheim, CA

Sean Price of Meat Me blog sat down with me at the Phoenix Club BBQ Championships. We talked a little about where I came from, how I got here and just what is involved in doing a double header. Check out my interview.         

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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 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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June 12, 2012

Pro Bono Event – Foundation For Disabled Youths

Members of Foundation For Disabled Youths   Most of my blog postings are reports on SYD wins at various competitions. I don’t often talk about the human side of my trips and the real motivation for cooking BBQ which is

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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 26, 2012

1st Annual Chester’s Harley BBQ & Bikes

1st Annual Chester Harley BBQ A beautiful $10,000 Harley Nightster was up for grabs for the total points winner for the 1st Annual Chester’s Harley BBQ and Bikes at the Chesters Harley store in Mesa, Arizona, on March 24, 2012.

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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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