Maryland State BBQ Bash Bel Air, MD
Submitted by “The Nutty BBQ Professor”
The Maryland State BBQ Bash once again proved to be a great contest. Organizers were not sure what year we were in. Guesses varied from 11th year to 14th year, so we will just say that the annual event lived up to its expectations with big crowds, great BBQ and 47 teams vying for the Grand Championship and one Maryland team looking to grab the MABA Maryland State Cup title.
The Grand Champion was New Jersey’s own Ercole Chila of Uncle Pig’s BBQ Pit. El Presidente’ and The Lil’ General (Luke and Kim Darnell) from Old Virginia Smoke brought home RGC honors. Pavone Brothers, Aporkalypse Now and Drilling and Grilling rounded out the top 5 Overall. Great job teams!
3N1Q and Que Talkin’ to Me swapped top spot and second place in both the Chicken and Rib categories. Pavone Brothers continued their hot streak with a win in the Pork category while Quegasm took home the barrel for 1st Place Brisket.
The win in the Pork category helped garner Dave Pavone and Pavone Brothers the MABA Maryland State Cup. I heard that Dave will be attending the BBQ Gives Back contest in Urbanna, VA in 2018 to go up against the other state cup winners to see who is named the king of the mountain in for MABA.
Congrats to everyone that was called and thanks to Craig Ward and his staff that keep bringing this quality contest back each year.
Chicken – 3N1 Que
Ribs – Que Talkin’ To Me
Pork – Pavone Brothers BBQ
Brisket – Quegasm
RGC – Old Virginia Smoke
GC – Uncle Pig’s Barbecue Pit
Full KCBS results here.