BBQ Gives Back Urbanna, VA
Submitted by…The Masked BBQ Writer
The first BBQ Gives Back challenge was held in Urbanna, Virginia. Bill and Mary Jones and their team put together a really nice first year event at the Bethpage Camping Resort. Each team had a full site with hookups abound. The weekend weather was exceptional for March, and 64 teams were signed up for what is probably the earliest MABA contest ever held. The contest made a nice donation to Operation BBQ Relief and packed up food and canned goods for a local food bank as well. Nice job BBQ Gives Back!
BBQ Gives Back was unique in that it was a standard KCBS contest with two other contests within the main contest. Confused? Yeah, so were some competitors, but Bill and the team were able to sort out everything and keep the contest flowing nicely. The two “sub” contests were the MABA State Cup Champions Cookoff (Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic BBQ Association) and the Virginia Grands Championship. The MABA State Cup winners competed against each other using their position in the overall standings and Forest Hill, Maryland’s Rockin’ Robyn’s BBQ came out on top of a tough group of State Cup winners! In the Virginia Grands contest, Wolf’s Revenge BBQ took home top honors.
On the KCBS side of the field Old Virginia Smoke won the Chicken category. Richmond’s own Wolf’s Revenge with Chiles Cridlin took home the big trophy in Ribs. K&D Smokers with Kevin and Debbie Gary out of Winston Salem, NC took home top honors in Pork while Chris and Joan Clegg of Rhode Hog BBQ from where else but Rhode Island took 1st in Brisket. Nice job to all that were called in each category.
The Grand Champion on the KCBS side was Wolf’s Revenge BBQ and Reserve Grand went to Brian and Shannon Turner of Muttley Crew BBQ. Great job in a really stacked field of competitors itching to get their BBQ season started!
Individual meat winners:
Chicken – Old Virginia Smoke
Ribs – Wolf’s Revenge
Pork – K & D Smokers
Brisket – Rhode Hog BBQ
Grand Champion – Wolf’s Revenge
Reserve – Muttley Crew BBQ
Full results can be found here.