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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 450 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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First Place Loin - Dobey Q

Back to Back Grands for 29 Barbeque

Back to Back Grands for 29 Barbeque The Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) plowed into the Durhamtown Off Road Park near Union Point for the Durhamtown Spring Jam & BBQ Cook-off.  While the slick red clay mud was a delight for the 4 Wheelers & Dirt Bikers, it presented some challenges to the Pitmasters.  The GBA …

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Grand Champion - 29 Barbeque

29 Barbeque Wins First GBA Grand at Hitachi Walton Co BBQ Festival

29 Barbeque Wins First GBA Grand at Hitachi Walton Co BBQ Festival Barry Spayberry and 29 Barbeque took first place honors in both Pulled Pork and Ribs, but it was the Rib entry that edged out Pulled Pork box for highest score in the Finals rounds to win the Grand Championship at the Hitachi Walton …

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Grand Champion - Smokin 42 BBQ

Smokin’ 42 Defends Home Turf Again in Tifton

Smokin’ 42 BBQ Defends Home Turf Again in Tifton   Twenty six Georgia Barbecue Associations teams gathered at Fulwood Park in Tifton, Ga for Rhythm & Ribs. The event in Tifton has become a favorite among the teams with a great venue and a large music and crafts festival to go along with the BBQ competition …

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Grand Champion - Dobey Q

Dobey Q Walks Last at the Beach Bash

Dobey Q Walks Last at the Beach Bash The Brunswick Lions Club’s Jekyll BBQ Beach Bash has become one of the biggest events on Jekyll Island.  Thirty of the top teams in the Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) gathered at the beach in Great Dune Park and the level of competition was off the charts. In …

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Board of Directors Minutes of Jan 17, 2015

Georgia Barbecue Association Board of Directors Meeting Minutes January 17, 2015 Jackson, Georgia   Called to order by Rick Godfrey Attending:  Rick Godfrey, Alex Khoury, Danny Meadows, Greg Hoyt, Lois Sebastian, Jim Sewell, and Danny Evans. Membership Present: Ed Vesely, Larry Greene, Chuck East, Bart Shipley, Carrie East, Julie Weprek, Cody Oakes, Ken Rose, Buddy …

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GBA Board of Directors Meeting

The GBA Board of Directors will meet on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 10:00 am.  The meeting will be held at the fairgrounds in Jackson, GA .  The meeting is open to all GBA members in good standing. Anyone who has an issue they would like to place before the board should contact Board Chairman …

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