Tag Archive: Mid-Atlantic BBQ Association

  1. 2018 Gunter Wilhelm MABA Cup Schedule

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    Announcing the 2018 Gunter Wilhelm MABA Cup schedule!

    The highest finisher from the native state where these contests take place will be eligible for prizes from the Mid-Atlantic Barbecue Association including a $250 check, attractive trophy, and an engraved knife set from the official cutlery and cookware provider for the MABA, Gunter Wilhelm.
    Below are the contests that will serve as the 2018 MABA Cups.

    Boo-B-Que Rehobeth Beach, De

    Interstate BBQ Festival Hagerstown, MD

    New Jersey:
    Que by the Sea Seaside Heights, NJ

    New York:
    I Love BBQ and Music Festival Lake Placid, NY

    North Carolina:
    Tilley Harley-Davidson Biker Blues BBQ Rally and BBQ Classic Salisbury, NC

    Smoke in the Grove Spring Grove, PA

    BBQ Jamboree-Day 1 Fredericksburg, VA

    West Virginia:
    Almost Heaven BBQ Bash Weston, WV

  2. Considering Taking a Class in 2017? Now’s the Time!

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    Are you looking to up your competition barbecue game or become the grillmaster on your block?  Now is a great time to schedule a class.  And the Mid-Atlantic Barbecue Association website, mabbqa.com is the best place to find one!  Click here or go to the Events area on the website and hit Classes to check out all the competition and backyard classes going on in the Mid-Atlantic.  Search right now and you’ll find classes given by a former “Jack” winner, the defending World Food Barbecue Champion, top eight finisher in all of KCBS in 2016, and the 2014 MABA Team of the Year…how’s that for a lineup of top-notch pitmasters; right here in our region!

    So, sign up if you still can.  Some of the events still have seats.  Get that last bit of knowledge or technique you need to push your barbecue over the top this year.  And keep checking back as we’ll be adding classes throughout 2017 when we hear about them.  Or, if you’re a member and you have a class, let us know about it and we’ll post it here!

  3. Mid-Atlantic Teams Do Well at “The Jack”

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    by Mark Gibbs, Pitmaster of The Checkered Flag 500 BBQ

    The Jack Daniel’s World BBQ Championships is in the books for 2017.  This was the Checkered Flag 500 BBQ’s first trip to the hollow and it was a great experience.  This contest is a huge event with a lot of ancillary competitions and side events for the competitors to do.  96 teams from around the world came together to compete and name the World Champion.

    Tuffy Stone and Cool Smoke took home the Grand Champion honors for the 3rd time in the last 4 years.  He has the mojo at this contest for sure!  On a side note, why isn’t our friend from Richmond, Virginia a member of the Mid-Atlantic BBQ Association?  The next time you see Tuffy make sure you ask him and hand him an application!

    MABA was very well represented this year at this prestigious contest.  MABA members took some walks to the stage and gathered up some trophies for the mantel.

    Sauce This – 4th Overall


    Wolf’s Revenge BBQ – 12th Overall


    Chix, Swine & Bovine, bbq – 14th Overall

    BEERBQUE – 22nd Overall

    Checkered Flag 500 BBQ – 28th Overall

    Redneck Scientific – 29th Overall

    Aporkalypse Now – 49th Overall

    Smokin’ Hoggz BBQ – 63rd Overall


    Game On BBQ – 72nd Overall

    Finn’s Finest BBQ – 83rd Overall

    Until this year, I did not realize how big this contest really was for folks that have been there.  This contest has the addictive properties of crack.  The first thing that you think about on the trip home (no matter where you finished in the standings) is how am going to get back next year?  Here is to the competitors of the 2016 Jack and to everyone with hopes of making a trip to Lynchburg in 2017!