Chillin & Grillin In The Glades – Wise, VA

by Luke Darnell, MABA President and Pitmaster of Old Virginia Smoke

(This post is mostly satire)
Chillin’ and Grillin in the glades was held July 8-9 in beautiful Wise, VA. The contest was fantastic, in a fantastic town with great people. A huge congrats to Big Show BBQ Team on the GC.

But much head turning and corner-whispering was done due to Mark Kenney, of Sauce This fame, cooking alongside Mark Gibbs of Checkered Flag 500. Checkered Flag 500 would have a phenomenal day, finishing with RGC on the day amid a torrid streak of top 3 finishes.

Are the two a new couple on the BBQ circuit? Does Danny of Sauce This need to be worried about losing Kenney? Stay tuned to the MABA newsletter.

Pic of Mark and Kenny sharing a margarita
Mark and Mark…just a couple of fellas sharing a margarita!

Ok, on to the serious stuff…the results!

First Place Winners:
Chicken – Big Show BBQ Cookin’ Team
Ribs –Big Show BBQ Cookin’ Team
Pork – Checkered Flag 500 BBQ
Brisket – Q Factor

Grand Champion –Big Show BBQ Cookin’ Team
Reserve Grand Champion –Checkered Flag 500 BBQ

Check out the full competition results here.