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  1. Covington Cork & Pork Festival Covington, VA

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    By Edward R. B’Que

    The Covington Cork and Pork Festival 2017 is in the books.  David “BB” Bryant and his team once again did a stellar job getting teams to his event.  These folks treat BBQ teams like royalty.  They supply an Italian dinner on Friday night that is delivered to your site by a John Deere Gator.  On Saturday morning they bring breakfast to you as well!  This is just about the most competitor-friendly contest on the MABA circuit for sure!

    32 teams were there this year and BB wants to get 45 next year.  These guys are committed to BBQ and growing the sport for sure!  We had great weather and a really good crowd of locals visiting downtown Covington.  The Mayor was hands-on at the event as well.  He visited sites and welcomed teams just as he does every year.

    Jay Reeder and 4:20Q from Hagerstown, MD overcame their Pork woes that have been hankering him to bring home the GC.  Chiles Cridlin and Wolf’s Revenge out of Richmond, VA continued their rampage through the schedule with a nice RGC.  Tom and Stacey Feil of Christmas City BBQ out of where else, but Bethlehem, PA brought home 3rd place honors.

    Grate Smoke took home top Chicken honors, E.T.’s BBQ was 1st in Ribs, Wolf’s Revenge scored 1st in Pork and the GC 4:20 took home first place brisket money for his work!

    Congrats to everyone that was called and if you need to fill a spot in your schedule I would highly recommend this contest in 2018!

    Chicken – Grate Smoke
    Ribs –E.T.’s BBQ
    Pork –Wolf’s Revenge BBQ
    Brisket – 4:20 Q

    RGC –Wolf’s Revenge BBQ
    GC – 4:20 Q

    Full KCBS results here.

  2. Covington Cork & Pork Festival Covington, VA

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    by Mark Gibbs, MABA Board member and Pitmaster of Checkered Flag 500 BBQ
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    The 2016 Covington Cork and Pork Festival in Covington, Virginia was a huge success despite horrible weather in the area that threatened the contest.

    Twenty-seven teams battled the elements and made the trek to compete in Covington.  David Bryant and the folks in Covington couldn’t be more accommodating to the teams. On Friday night they supplied everyone with a great Italian buffet on the back of a gator tractor. On Saturday the same Gator tractor came around with a great display of breakfast sandwiches with all the fixin’s and David stayed on top of his people who were so helpful in giving the teams everything that they needed to have a successful weekend.

    The weather Thursday night into Friday did actually threaten the stability of the contest, but the folks in Covington decided that we would go on as planned. The weather broke on Friday and we had great weather for the rest of the weekend and there were no disruptions or any issues because of the weather.

    This is my second year doing this contest and it’s one that I always have on my list of to do contests.  They treat the competitors great and they’re just a great bunch of folks that love good barbecue.  If you have a chance to put this one on your schedule next year you should really do it.  Dave Bryant said that they may move the date next year to help accommodate more teams and avoid some scheduling conflicts.

    Looking forward to Covington Cork and Pork in 2017!

    First place winners:
    Chicken – 2 Rhodies BBQ
    Ribs – Checkered Flag 500 BBQ
    Pork – Sauced! BBQ Team
    Brisket –Checkered Flag 500 BBQ

    Grand Champion –Checkered Flag 500 BBQ
    Reserve Grand Champion –Sauced! BBQ Team

    Check out the full competition results here.