MABA Annual Meeting a Huge Success!

February 10th brought the annual meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Barbecue Association.  Our venue was Addy’s in Manassas, Virginia and the support from the membership was strong, selling out the event.  MABA President Luke Darnell had a full slate on the agenda and got started promptly at noon.  After opening remarks, it was right into Tier I and the new Tier II awards.  Congratulations to all who heard their name called and received awards and money!  Here’s how the top ten. in each category ended up:



10th place – Checkered Flag 500
9th place – 3N1 Q
8th place – Shortsville Smokers
7th place – Redneck Scientific
6th place – Wolfs Revenge
5th place – Sauce This! BBQ
4th place – 420Q
3rd place – 3Eyz BBQ
2nd place – Rockin Robyn’s
1st place, 2017 Bill Allen Memorial Chicken Team of the Year- Old Virginia Smoke


10th place – Sauce This! BBQ
9th place – Drillin and Grillin
8th place – Checkered Flag 500
7th place – 3N1 Q
6th place – Rockin Robyn’s
5th place – Lo -n -Slow
4th place – Muttley Crew
3rd place – Wolf’s Revenge
2nd place – Aporkalypse Now
1st place – 3 Eyz BBQ


10th place – Checkered Flag 500
9th place – Old Virginia Smoke
8th place – 420Q
7th place – The Smokehouse Mafia
6th place – Lo – n – Slo BBQ
5th place – Redneck Scientific
4th place – Rockin Robyn’s
3rd place… – Wolf’s Revenge
2nd place – Shortsville Smokers
1st place – Aporkalypse Now


10th place – Aporkalypse Now
9th place – Rockin Robyn’s
8th place – 3N1 Q
7th place – Sauce This! BBQ
6th place – Lo -N- Slo
5th place – Old Virginia Smoke
4th place – Rhode Hog
3rd place – 420Q
2nd place – Wolf’s Revenge
1st place – Checkered Flag 500 BBQ


10th place – Drilling and Grilling
9th place – Muttley Crew
8th place – Redneck Scientific
7th place – Shortsville Smokers
6th place – Lo -n -Slo
5th place – Aporkalypse Now
4th place – Checkered Flag 500
3rd place – Rockin Robyns
2nd place – Old Virginia Smoke
1st place – Wolf’s Revenge



10th place – Butt Up or Shut Up
9th place – Smokin’ Aint Easy
8th place – Smokin’ Foolz
7th place – Smokopolis
6th place – Smoke N BArrels BBQ
5th place – The BBQ Guru
4th place – Red Valley BBQ
3rd Place – Crimson Q
2nd place – Black Hart BBQ
1st place – 2 Rhodies


10th place – 2 Rhodies
9th place – Little Luke’s BBQ
8th place – The BBQ Guru
7th place – Holdin’ My BBQ
6th place – Lil Will’s Southern Que
5th place – The Bearded One BBQ
4th place – Black Hart BBQ
3rd place – Butt Up or Shut Up
2nd place – Dante’s Inferno
1st place – Smokey Dog

10th place – Ribs Within
9th place – Fireside Alchemy
8th place – Funny Bones BBQ
7th place – All Fired Up BBQ
6th place – Old Town Smokers
5th place – Hoos Smokin’
4th place – Black Hart BBQ
3rd place – Smokin Hoggz BBQ
2nd place – Christmas City BBQ
1st place – Dr. Pearl’s Medicinal Smoke BBQ Team


10th place – Little Luke’s BBQ
9th place – Crimson Q
8th place – BBQ Guru
7th place – Game On BBQ
6th place – 2 Rhodies BBQ
5th place – Christmas City BBQ
4th place – Shady Crew
3rd place – Dr. Pearl’s Medicinal Smoke BBQ Team
2nd place – Smokin HOggz BBQ
1st place – Dante’s Inferno


10th place – Big D’s BBQ
9th place – Slower Lower BBQ
8th place – Nice Racks
7th place – Butt Up or Shut Up
6th place – Funny Bones BBQ
5th place – Christmas City BBQ
4th place – The BBQ Guru
3rd place – Black Hart BBQ
2nd place – Dante’s Inferno
1st place – Dr. Pearls Medicinal Smoke BBQ Team

MABA Rookie Team of the Year for 2017 – Love N Smoke

After the awards, a special President’s award was presented to Sauce This BBQ.  Then it was onto the raffle for the three smokers and Grizzy Coolers.  Special thanks to BBQ Guru for the Monolith Ceramic Grill, Deep South Smokers for the Mailbox Smoker, and Traeger for the Pro Series 34.  Also, thanks to Eric Forrester of Mason Dixon BBQ Services for donating two Grizzly coolers.  Here are the winners of these items:

Monolith Ceramic Grill – Tex Loudenslager
Deep South Mailbox Smoker – Todd Johnston
Traeger Pro Series 34 – Jason Bradfield
Grizzly Cooler – Rolfe Garrett
Grizzly Cooler – Chris Safley


Finally, perhaps the best part of the meeting, the raffle for nearly 40 contests and dozens of barbecue related prizes!  All in all, the MABA Annual Banquet was a tremendous success.  Thanks to all of our sponsors and generous companies that donated product for the raffles pictured below.  Congratulations to everyone who won awards and raffle prizes, we can’t wait to see everyone in 2018 on the competition trail.