By Luke Darnell, MABA President and Pitmaster of Old Virginia Smoke
The BBQ Jamboree was held this year with beautiful weather in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Not only did it feature one of the first SCA Steak Cookoffs in MABA land, but it also started the farewell tour of John Busch, a long time KCBS rep in the area.
John was honored repeatedly throughout the weekend by Jeremy and James, including them giving John his own championship belt, and creating an orange t shirt with John’s likeness on it. We look forward to celebrating John Busch throughout the year and all that he does for BBQ.
The SCA contest was great fun on Friday night, with Rockin Robyn’s winning first place.
Day one of the BBQ Jamboree double was also the Virginia MABA Cup. This year it was won by Old Virginia Smoke, who also finished as Reserve Grand Champion. The title of Grand Champion was won by Smokin’ Hoggz from Massachusetts, captained by two time world champion Bill Gillespie.
Day 2 of the BBQ Jamboree was won by those local yokels Sauce This! BBQ, with reserve being won by 3 Eyz BBQ. Sauce This! BBQ was also the two day total winner, and won the BBQ Jamboree double championship belt.
Full KCBS results for Day one here
Full KCBS results for Day two here
Congrats to Sauce This! BBQ