The 30th Annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational BBQ was held Oct. 27. A total of 102 U.S. and international teams came together to vie for the World Championship title. Here are The Jack 2018 results.

two men and a woman hold trophies

Grand Champion: BUTCHER BBQ (right)
Reserve Champion: IOWA’S SMOKEY D’S BBQ (left)

With a score difference of .0116, Butcher BBQ walked away with the Grand Champion and Iowa’s Smokey D’s BBQ took home the Reserve Grand Champion.

To compete at The Jack, teams either have to win seven Grand Champions throughout the year, or they have to win one qualifying Grand Champion and have their name drawn to earn an invitation.

trailers lined up on grass

It’s one of the most coveted BBQ competitions in the world, and for the second year in a row, I had the honor to judge the contest.

  • a view of trees and a small town from a grassy hill
  • a Jack Daniel's banner hangs over the entrance to a wood and stone pavilion
  • inside a large pavilion with steep ceilings
  • a stone fireplace with an iron pig inside

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BBQ Hill

Friday night before the big day, teams gathered together on BBQ Hill for a fried chicken dinner, live bands and a few Jack Daniel’s libations.

There’s really something special about standing on top of the hill and looking out over the town of Lynchburg with the smell of whisky distilling in the background, while being surrounded by the best BBQ teams and BBQ hall-of-famers.

Overall

Here is a rundown of the overall results.

PlaceTeamScore
1BUTCHER BBQ700.5372
2IOWA’S SMOKEY D’S BBQ700.5256
3THE PIT CREW BBQ OF AZ700.0344
4SHAKE ‘N BAKE BBQ698.8688
5SHIGGIN & GRINNIN697.0740
6TheAmericanDreamBBQTeam696.5140
7GETTIN’ BASTED695.3944
8GRILLIN’ BEAVERS694.3084
9PORKY BUTTS BBQ694.2284
10WOLF’S REVENGE BBQ690.7768
11CLARK CREW BBQ688.4796
12ROOTERS-N-TOOTERS TN688.1028
13BIG RAZ BBQ687.9312
14Little Pig Town687.3828
15GREY STREET BBQ685.6912
16ROCKY TOP BARBEQUE685.6224
17501 BBQ685.0856
18KISS MY RACK685.0856
19RHODE HOG BBQ685.0856
20HOT COLE’S BBQ685.0740
21WHEN PIGS DIE685.0512
22THE SMOKING HILLS684.4684
23FAT BOYS BBQ – TEMPLE, TX683.3256
24PADDY MCQ’S682.7656
25DR. PEARL’S MEDICINAL SMOKE BBQ TEAM682.7196
26B-S BBQ OUTLAWS682.2168
27HOGLINE681.6684
28SMOKIN HOGGZ BBQ – MA681.6340
29BOOMERANG BBQ681.6112
30BLUE CHIP BBQ681.0744
31Swamp Boys681.0740
32SERIAL GRILLER680.4912
33INSANE SWINE BBQ679.9772
34FARMER’S RETREAT SMOKIN BARBEQUE679.9540
35Big Bear BBQ678.8000
36WHO CARES BBQ678.7540
37Buns~n~Roses Cook Team677.7260
38SMOKE ME SILLY676.5828
39FIRE DOWN BELOW676.4688
40iBQ’n@TheBBQSuperStore.com675.9656
41GOOD SMOKE BBQ675.8628
42* BBQ+674.8000
43* BBQ Wiesel673.0972
44SWEET SMOKE Q FLORIDA672.5600
45THE SPECIALISTS670.2284
46*Schluchtengriller BBQ670.2172
47TURNIN’ UP THE HEAT669.6456
48KILLER B’S BBQ669.6228
49HEATH RILES BBQ669.1088
50SPITTIN’ FEATHERS BBQ668.5488
51*Bohemian BBQ668.5028
52*BBQ Freaks668.4688
53SON OF SMOKE667.9312
54*Team Eatapedia667.8968
55BONE TO BARK BBQ667.8968
56*Prairie Smoke & Spice BBQ667.3828
57SPITFIRE666.1712
58PAVONE BROTHERS BBQ665.1084
59BIG BOB GIBSON BAR-B-Q665.0052
60BURNT FINGER BBQ664.5028
61THE TWISTED TAIL664.5028
62* BBQ Symphony663.9200
63TOOT & STINKY’S CALI-Q663.9084
64B & R SMOKE662.7652
65GOT SMOKE BAR-B-QUE662.1600
66ELEGANTLY VIOLENT BBQ658.7884
67*KGB – Katka Gergo Barbecue658.7656
68MONTANA OUTLAW BBQ658.6972
69Droptine cookers658.1828
70PIGGIN’ WHISKEY658.1256
71LAKE HOUSE BBQ657.5884
72WEEKEND SMOKERS657.0740
73BAD BONES BBQ657.0284
74*SPENA BBQ656.9712
75BACKDRAFT BBQ655.9544
76VALLEE AC COLD SMOKE655.3600
77Rooftop Barbeque654.6968
78Drilling & Grilling BBQ Team653.6228
79*The Smoking Joint652.5144
80*Smoking Finns650.7540
81FIRE AND SMOKE SHAK650.2172
82SOUTH SIDE BBQ650.2172
83Big Daddy’s Pitbull650.1484
84CHANNABILLY BBQ646.6284
85*Rokende Regahs644.4456
86*Polish BBQ King-Smoker643.8168
87*Grill Team Gut Glut e.V.643.3144
88*BBQ Team Laurentius642.7424
89*Angus & Oink641.6344
90*Mad Cow Barbeque640.4912
91SQUAT AND GOBBLE BARBEQUE639.3028
92*Uncle Tony’s Q638.1716
93*Friuli Violent Grillers638.0568
94*Rum And Que634.0684
95The Shed BBQ and Blues Joint632.4576
96* Black Forest629.5084
97TEXAS PEPPER JELLY627.9200
98* Salzburger Barbecue Bulls622.1256
99*BBQ Costa Rica619.8740
100*The Crazy BBQ Team Denmark618.6972
101*Grill Ueli BBQ Team Switzerland612.9140
102* Swinefellows595.8516

KCBS judges plate with chicken

Chicken

PlaceTeamScore
1ROCKY TOP BARBEQUE180.0000
2WOLF’S REVENGE BBQ179.4400
3BUTCHER BBQ178.8572
4GRILLIN’ BEAVERS178.2972
5IOWA’S SMOKEY D’S BBQ177.7028
6Buns~n~Roses Cook Team176.5944
7WHO CARES BBQ176.5828
8BONE TO BARK BBQ176.5600
9SHAKE ‘N BAKE BBQ176.5600
10HOGLINE176.5600
11*Bohemian BBQ176.0000
12PORKY BUTTS BBQ176.0000
13PAVONE BROTHERS BBQ176.0000
14Little Pig Town175.4744
15FIRE DOWN BELOW175.4172
16ROOTERS-N-TOOTERS TN174.8800
17FAT BOYS BBQ – TEMPLE, TX174.8456
18BIG RAZ BBQ174.8456
19GETTIN’ BASTED174.2972
20SHIGGIN & GRINNIN174.2856
21THE PIT CREW BBQ OF AZ174.2628
22DR. PEARL’S MEDICINAL SMOKE BBQ TEAM173.7028
23CLARK CREW BBQ173.7028
24*Team Eatapedia173.1428
25THE SPECIALISTS173.1428
26INSANE SWINE BBQ171.9772
27* BBQ Symphony171.4172
28TheAmericanDreamBBQTeam171.4056
29BACKDRAFT BBQ170.8800
30* BBQ Wiesel170.8572
31B & R SMOKE170.8456
32B-S BBQ OUTLAWS170.2856
33* BBQ+170.2744
34BLUE CHIP BBQ170.2744
35*Prairie Smoke & Spice BBQ169.7372
36SMOKE ME SILLY169.7256
37SWEET SMOKE Q FLORIDA169.7144
38iBQ’n@TheBBQSuperStore.com169.7028
39Big Bear BBQ169.6916
40*Rokende Regahs169.6912
41CHANNABILLY BBQ169.6800
42GOT SMOKE BAR-B-QUE169.6800
43WHEN PIGS DIE169.6684
44HEATH RILES BBQ169.1544
45KILLER B’S BBQ169.1200
46KISS MY RACK169.1200
47*KGB – Katka Gergo Barbecue169.1200
48GREY STREET BBQ168.5828
49BOOMERANG BBQ168.5256
50SERIAL GRILLER168.5256
51HOT COLE’S BBQ168.5256
52SMOKIN HOGGZ BBQ – MA167.4172
53Drilling & Grilling BBQ Team167.4172
54Swamp Boys167.4056
55*Uncle Tony’s Q167.3828
56SPITFIRE166.2628
57Big Daddy’s Pitbull166.2516
58GOOD SMOKE BBQ166.2400
59*Angus & Oink165.7144
60BAD BONES BBQ165.7028
61ELEGANTLY VIOLENT BBQ165.7028
62Droptine cookers165.6916
63RHODE HOG BBQ165.6800
64*Schluchtengriller BBQ165.6800
65SPITTIN’ FEATHERS BBQ165.1544
66FARMER’S RETREAT SMOKIN BARBEQUE165.0856
67*The Crazy BBQ Team Denmark165.0856
68PIGGIN’ WHISKEY164.5256
69THE SMOKING HILLS164.5256
70THE TWISTED TAIL163.9884
71TURNIN’ UP THE HEAT163.9656
72LAKE HOUSE BBQ163.9428
73BURNT FINGER BBQ163.4172
74501 BBQ163.3828
75FIRE AND SMOKE SHAK162.8228
76*Mad Cow Barbeque162.8228
77BIG BOB GIBSON BAR-B-Q162.8228
78WEEKEND SMOKERS162.8112
79PADDY MCQ’S162.2400
80TEXAS PEPPER JELLY161.6916
81*BBQ Freaks161.1316
82VALLEE AC COLD SMOKE160.5600
83* Black Forest160.5372
84*Polish BBQ King-Smoker160.5256
85TOOT & STINKY’S CALI-Q160.5144
86*Grill Team Gut Glut e.V.159.9428
87SOUTH SIDE BBQ159.4400
88The Shed BBQ and Blues Joint159.4284
89*The Smoking Joint158.8456
90*SPENA BBQ158.7884
91* Swinefellows158.2972
92SQUAT AND GOBBLE BARBEQUE157.1200
93SON OF SMOKE157.0740
94MONTANA OUTLAW BBQ156.5256
95Rooftop Barbeque156.5256
96*BBQ Costa Rica155.3828
97*Rum And Que155.3600
98* Salzburger Barbecue Bulls154.8000
99*Smoking Finns154.7772
100*Grill Ueli BBQ Team Switzerland151.9656
101*Friuli Violent Grillers151.3140
102*BBQ Team Laurentius150.2284

KCBS judges plate with ribs

Ribs

PlaceTeamScore
1IOWA’S SMOKEY D’S BBQ180.0000
2BLUE CHIP BBQ178.2972
3RHODE HOG BBQ178.2972
4SERIAL GRILLER176.5828
5THE PIT CREW BBQ OF AZ176.5716
6CLARK CREW BBQ176.5600
7SHIGGIN & GRINNIN176.5600
8GREY STREET BBQ176.0000
9SMOKE ME SILLY176.0000
10THE SMOKING HILLS176.0000
11PADDY MCQ’S175.4400
12BURNT FINGER BBQ175.4400
13*Schluchtengriller BBQ175.4172
14FARMER’S RETREAT SMOKIN BARBEQUE174.8800
15WHEN PIGS DIE174.8456
16SWEET SMOKE Q FLORIDA174.2972
17Swamp Boys174.2856
18TheAmericanDreamBBQTeam174.2628
19DR. PEARL’S MEDICINAL SMOKE BBQ TEAM174.2628
20THE TWISTED TAIL173.7144
21BUTCHER BBQ173.7028
22BOOMERANG BBQ173.7028
23GOOD SMOKE BBQ173.1200
24Big Bear BBQ172.6172
25ROOTERS-N-TOOTERS TN172.6172
26SHAKE ‘N BAKE BBQ172.5944
27BIG RAZ BBQ172.5600
28WOLF’S REVENGE BBQ172.5600
29B-S BBQ OUTLAWS172.5600
30501 BBQ172.5600
31SON OF SMOKE172.0228
32GRILLIN’ BEAVERS172.0000
33PORKY BUTTS BBQ171.9772
34iBQ’n@TheBBQSuperStore.com171.4400
35BACKDRAFT BBQ171.4172
36GETTIN’ BASTED171.4172
37KILLER B’S BBQ171.4172
38*Prairie Smoke & Spice BBQ171.4172
39Buns~n~Roses Cook Team170.8344
40GOT SMOKE BAR-B-QUE170.8228
41*The Smoking Joint170.2972
42HEATH RILES BBQ170.2860
43TURNIN’ UP THE HEAT170.2856
44SMOKIN HOGGZ BBQ – MA170.2628
45HOT COLE’S BBQ170.2512
46*BBQ Team Laurentius169.7028
47PAVONE BROTHERS BBQ169.7028
48FIRE DOWN BELOW169.6916
49HOGLINE169.6800
50TOOT & STINKY’S CALI-Q169.1428
51*Rum And Que169.1200
52*Grill Team Gut Glut e.V.169.1200
53SOUTH SIDE BBQ169.1200
54KISS MY RACK168.5372
55Rooftop Barbeque168.5372
56FAT BOYS BBQ – TEMPLE, TX168.5372
57BIG BOB GIBSON BAR-B-Q168.5256
58Little Pig Town167.9656
59*Team Eatapedia167.9656
60* BBQ+167.4400
61WEEKEND SMOKERS167.4172
62SPITTIN’ FEATHERS BBQ167.4172
63* BBQ Symphony166.8456
64THE SPECIALISTS166.8344
65Droptine cookers166.2744
66ROCKY TOP BARBEQUE166.2512
67*SPENA BBQ166.2400
68Drilling & Grilling BBQ Team165.7028
69SPITFIRE165.7028
70* BBQ Wiesel165.6916
71*Bohemian BBQ165.1316
72B & R SMOKE165.0856
73WHO CARES BBQ165.0856
74*KGB – Katka Gergo Barbecue164.0000
75LAKE HOUSE BBQ163.9772
76ELEGANTLY VIOLENT BBQ163.9772
77*BBQ Freaks163.9544
78MONTANA OUTLAW BBQ163.9428
79*Polish BBQ King-Smoker163.4056
80BONE TO BARK BBQ163.3940
81*Smoking Finns162.8340
82Big Daddy’s Pitbull162.7884
83BAD BONES BBQ162.2400
84FIRE AND SMOKE SHAK162.2400
85*Rokende Regahs162.2400
86*BBQ Costa Rica161.6456
87*Angus & Oink161.1428
88*Mad Cow Barbeque160.5484
89PIGGIN’ WHISKEY159.9544
90*Friuli Violent Grillers159.9544
91INSANE SWINE BBQ159.3944
92CHANNABILLY BBQ158.8000
93TEXAS PEPPER JELLY157.7028
94*Uncle Tony’s Q156.5716
95SQUAT AND GOBBLE BARBEQUE156.5488
96VALLEE AC COLD SMOKE155.3600
97* Salzburger Barbecue Bulls154.8340
98*The Crazy BBQ Team Denmark151.9772
99* Black Forest151.3484
100The Shed BBQ and Blues Joint149.0748
101*Grill Ueli BBQ Team Switzerland149.0628
102* Swinefellows147.9544

KCBS judges plate with pork

Pork

PlaceTeamScore
1GETTIN’ BASTED180.0000
2501 BBQ178.2972
3THE SMOKING HILLS177.7028
4BUTCHER BBQ177.7028
5HOT COLE’S BBQ176.5828
6KILLER B’S BBQ176.5600
7Swamp Boys175.4400
8Little Pig Town175.4172
9SHAKE ‘N BAKE BBQ174.2972
10TURNIN’ UP THE HEAT174.2972
11SMOKIN HOGGZ BBQ – MA174.2856
12ROCKY TOP BARBEQUE174.2628
13INSANE SWINE BBQ173.1656
14TheAmericanDreamBBQTeam173.1428
15HOGLINE173.1428
16MONTANA OUTLAW BBQ173.1316
17*BBQ Freaks173.1200
18PADDY MCQ’S173.1084
19LAKE HOUSE BBQ172.5828
20WHEN PIGS DIE172.5600
21BIG BOB GIBSON BAR-B-Q172.5484
22PIGGIN’ WHISKEY172.0000
23TOOT & STINKY’S CALI-Q171.9884
24RHODE HOG BBQ171.9656
25* BBQ+171.4056
26THE PIT CREW BBQ OF AZ170.8800
27KISS MY RACK170.8456
28VALLEE AC COLD SMOKE170.3200
29GOT SMOKE BAR-B-QUE170.2744
30GOOD SMOKE BBQ170.2628
31*Prairie Smoke & Spice BBQ170.2628
32FIRE AND SMOKE SHAK169.7144
33SON OF SMOKE169.7144
34* BBQ Wiesel169.7028
35B-S BBQ OUTLAWS169.7028
36*Team Eatapedia169.1428
37GREY STREET BBQ169.1200
38*SPENA BBQ169.1200
39PORKY BUTTS BBQ169.1084
40FIRE DOWN BELOW168.5484
41*Bohemian BBQ168.5256
42CLARK CREW BBQ168.5256
43SHIGGIN & GRINNIN168.5256
44iBQ’n@TheBBQSuperStore.com168.0000
45ROOTERS-N-TOOTERS TN168.0000
46THE SPECIALISTS167.9884
47SOUTH SIDE BBQ167.9772
48WHO CARES BBQ167.9772
49DR. PEARL’S MEDICINAL SMOKE BBQ TEAM167.3828
50Buns~n~Roses Cook Team166.2972
51SPITFIRE166.2400
52FAT BOYS BBQ – TEMPLE, TX166.2400
53IOWA’S SMOKEY D’S BBQ165.6800
54FARMER’S RETREAT SMOKIN BARBEQUE165.1428
55BACKDRAFT BBQ165.1428
56GRILLIN’ BEAVERS165.1312
57BOOMERANG BBQ165.1200
58BIG RAZ BBQ165.0856
59*Rokende Regahs164.5944
60SPITTIN’ FEATHERS BBQ164.5600
61*Uncle Tony’s Q164.5600
62SWEET SMOKE Q FLORIDA164.5256
63The Shed BBQ and Blues Joint163.9656
64SMOKE ME SILLY163.4172
65BLUE CHIP BBQ163.3828
66WOLF’S REVENGE BBQ163.3712
67Rooftop Barbeque162.8228
68ELEGANTLY VIOLENT BBQ162.2628
69* Black Forest162.2628
70*KGB – Katka Gergo Barbecue162.2628
71SERIAL GRILLER162.2628
72CHANNABILLY BBQ162.2284
73B & R SMOKE161.7256
74*The Smoking Joint161.7144
75BURNT FINGER BBQ161.6800
76Big Bear BBQ161.6456
77*Smoking Finns161.1428
78Drilling & Grilling BBQ Team161.0972
79BONE TO BARK BBQ161.0856
80TEXAS PEPPER JELLY160.5600
81BAD BONES BBQ160.5256
82*Grill Team Gut Glut e.V.160.0000
83*BBQ Costa Rica160.0000
84*Schluchtengriller BBQ158.2744
85*Rum And Que158.2628
86* Salzburger Barbecue Bulls158.2516
87Droptine cookers158.2512
88*BBQ Team Laurentius158.2284
89HEATH RILES BBQ157.6684
90*Polish BBQ King-Smoker157.6340
91*Angus & Oink157.0972
92WEEKEND SMOKERS156.5600
93THE TWISTED TAIL156.5372
94SQUAT AND GOBBLE BARBEQUE156.5140
95* BBQ Symphony154.2400
96*Friuli Violent Grillers154.2284
97PAVONE BROTHERS BBQ153.7028
98*The Crazy BBQ Team Denmark153.0972
99*Grill Ueli BBQ Team Switzerland150.2284
100Big Daddy’s Pitbull148.5484
101*Mad Cow Barbeque147.9656
102* Swinefellows139.3828

KCBS judges plate with brisket

Brisket

PlaceTeamScore
1GRILLIN’ BEAVERS178.8800
2THE PIT CREW BBQ OF AZ178.3200
3SHIGGIN & GRINNIN177.7028
4TheAmericanDreamBBQTeam177.7028
5IOWA’S SMOKEY D’S BBQ177.1428
6PORKY BUTTS BBQ177.1428
7KISS MY RACK176.5828
8INSANE SWINE BBQ175.4400
9BIG RAZ BBQ175.4400
10SHAKE ‘N BAKE BBQ175.4172
11WOLF’S REVENGE BBQ175.4056
12FARMER’S RETREAT SMOKIN BARBEQUE174.8456
13Big Bear BBQ174.8456
14BOOMERANG BBQ174.2628
15FAT BOYS BBQ – TEMPLE, TX173.7028
16SERIAL GRILLER173.1200
17ROOTERS-N-TOOTERS TN172.6056
18*Friuli Violent Grillers172.5600
19Big Daddy’s Pitbull172.5600
20*Smoking Finns172.0000
21HEATH RILES BBQ172.0000
22GREY STREET BBQ171.9884
23PADDY MCQ’S171.9772
24* BBQ Symphony171.4172
25SPITTIN’ FEATHERS BBQ171.4172
26501 BBQ170.8456
27*Schluchtengriller BBQ170.8456
28WEEKEND SMOKERS170.2856
29BUTCHER BBQ170.2744
30*BBQ Freaks170.2628
31THE TWISTED TAIL170.2628
32HOT COLE’S BBQ169.7144
33CLARK CREW BBQ169.6912
34GETTIN’ BASTED169.6800
35SMOKIN HOGGZ BBQ – MA169.6684
36B-S BBQ OUTLAWS169.6684
37*Mad Cow Barbeque169.1544
38RHODE HOG BBQ169.1428
39BLUE CHIP BBQ169.1200
40SQUAT AND GOBBLE BARBEQUE169.1200
41SON OF SMOKE169.1200
42VALLEE AC COLD SMOKE169.1200
43WHO CARES BBQ169.1084
44BAD BONES BBQ168.5600
45Little Pig Town168.5256
46WHEN PIGS DIE167.9772
47SPITFIRE167.9656
48Droptine cookers167.9656
49SMOKE ME SILLY167.4400
50DR. PEARL’S MEDICINAL SMOKE BBQ TEAM167.3712
51BONE TO BARK BBQ166.8572
52* BBQ Wiesel166.8456
53ELEGANTLY VIOLENT BBQ166.8456
54iBQ’n@TheBBQSuperStore.com166.8228
55Rooftop Barbeque166.8112
56GOOD SMOKE BBQ166.2400
57THE SMOKING HILLS166.2400
58PAVONE BROTHERS BBQ165.7028
59* BBQ+165.6800
60ROCKY TOP BARBEQUE165.1084
61B & R SMOKE165.1084
62MONTANA OUTLAW BBQ165.0972
63*BBQ Team Laurentius164.5828
64SWEET SMOKE Q FLORIDA164.0228
65Buns~n~Roses Cook Team164.0000
66BURNT FINGER BBQ163.9656
67Swamp Boys163.9428
68*KGB – Katka Gergo Barbecue163.3828
69*SPENA BBQ162.8228
70FIRE DOWN BELOW162.8116
71HOGLINE162.2856
72TOOT & STINKY’S CALI-Q162.2628
73THE SPECIALISTS162.2628
74*Polish BBQ King-Smoker162.2516
75*Grill Ueli BBQ Team Switzerland161.6572
76*The Smoking Joint161.6572
77PIGGIN’ WHISKEY161.6456
78BIG BOB GIBSON BAR-B-Q161.1084
79TURNIN’ UP THE HEAT161.0972
80The Shed BBQ and Blues Joint159.9888
81Drilling & Grilling BBQ Team159.4056
82*Bohemian BBQ158.8456
83*Angus & Oink157.6800
84*Team Eatapedia157.6456
85LAKE HOUSE BBQ157.0856
86*Prairie Smoke & Spice BBQ155.9656
87CHANNABILLY BBQ155.9200
88FIRE AND SMOKE SHAK155.4400
89* Black Forest155.3600
90*Grill Team Gut Glut e.V.154.2516
91* Salzburger Barbecue Bulls154.2400
92SOUTH SIDE BBQ153.6800
93KILLER B’S BBQ152.5256
94GOT SMOKE BAR-B-QUE151.3828
95*Rum And Que151.3256
96* Swinefellows150.2172
97*Uncle Tony’s Q149.6572
98*The Crazy BBQ Team Denmark148.5372
99BACKDRAFT BBQ148.5144
100TEXAS PEPPER JELLY147.9656
101*Rokende Regahs147.9200
102*BBQ Costa Rica142.8456

  • cast iron skillet full of grits with shrimp on top
  • plates full of sliders and fries
  • huge ribeye with coffee mugs full of red liquid
  • beef ribs on wooden platter
  • martini glasses filled with white cream
  • sliders on a wooden platter with shots
  • martini glasses filled with white cream
  • small pot pies with pastry topping
  • narrow row of small tacos

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While the overall champion is determined by the combined scores from chicken, ribs, pork and brisket, the teams also have the option to enter Cook’s Choice / Cookin’ from the Homeland, sauce and dessert.

The Cookin’ from the Homeland is a special category for international teams that allows them to share their style of barbecue with the judges.

Cook’s Choice

PlaceTeamStrong
1Droptine cookers177.7144
2The Shed BBQ and Blues Joint175.4972
3KILLER B’S BBQ175.4400
4KISS MY RACK175.4172
5SMOKIN HOGGZ BBQ – MA175.4172
6SWEET SMOKE Q FLORIDA173.1200
7BOOMERANG BBQ171.9772
8CLARK CREW BBQ171.9656
9FIRE AND SMOKE SHAK170.8800
10WHEN PIGS DIE169.1656
11PAVONE BROTHERS BBQ168.5256
12Big Daddy’s Pitbull167.9772
13BURNT FINGER BBQ166.8800
14VALLEE AC COLD SMOKE165.7028
15GOOD SMOKE BBQ160.5028
16DR. PEARL’S MEDICINAL SMOKE BBQ TEAM157.7140
17Buns~n~Roses Cook Team155.4056
18GRILLIN’ BEAVERS154.8116

Cookin’ from the Homeland

PlaceTeamStrong
1*Prairie Smoke & Spice BBQ176.5600
2*BBQ Team Laurentius174.2744
3*BBQ Costa Rica170.8572
4*Smoking Finns170.8456
5* BBQ+170.8228
6*Grill Ueli BBQ Team Switzerland170.2512
7*Rum And Que168.5716
8*SPENA BBQ168.5600
9*Bohemian BBQ167.9656
10*Friuli Violent Grillers165.7144
11*The Smoking Joint165.6800
12*Uncle Tony’s Q165.6800
13*KGB – Katka Gergo Barbecue164.5256
14* Salzburger Barbecue Bulls164.5256
15*Angus & Oink163.9196
16*The Crazy BBQ Team Denmark163.3944
17*Rokende Regahs162.8684
18* BBQ Wiesel162.3200
19*Polish BBQ King-Smoker162.2400
20* BBQ Symphony161.6688
21*Schluchtengriller BBQ161.1428
22* Black Forest158.7884
23*BBQ Freaks155.9084
24*Mad Cow Barbeque153.0972
25*Grill Team Gut Glut e.V.147.9888

  • small chocolate cake topped with raspberry and man statue
  • small cheesecake near mason jars filled with cream
  • small bowls of pumpkin crumb dessert
  • small chocolate and vanilla dessert with a sugar candy on the side
  • a large and small cheesecake with crumble topping on wood platter
  • small cheesecakes topped with fruit

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Dessert

PlaceTeamScore
1*The Smoking Joint180.0000
2SON OF SMOKE180.0000
3GETTIN’ BASTED180.0000
4CLARK CREW BBQ180.0000
5The Shed BBQ and Blues Joint180.0000
6*Schluchtengriller BBQ180.0000
7KISS MY RACK180.0000
8THE SMOKING HILLS178.8572
9IOWA’S SMOKEY D’S BBQ178.8572
10KILLER B’S BBQ178.8572
11BONE TO BARK BBQ178.8572
12*Prairie Smoke & Spice BBQ177.7144
13*Grill Ueli BBQ Team Switzerland177.7144
14*KGB – Katka Gergo Barbecue177.7028
15* Black Forest177.7028
16Little Pig Town177.7028
17VALLEE AC COLD SMOKE177.2000
18BURNT FINGER BBQ177.1544
19TOOT & STINKY’S CALI-Q177.1428
20WHEN PIGS DIE177.1428
21THE SPECIALISTS177.1428
22BOOMERANG BBQ176.5716
23ROOTERS-N-TOOTERS TN176.5600
24Buns~n~Roses Cook Team176.5600
25Big Daddy’s Pitbull176.0228
26*Friuli Violent Grillers175.4056
27WOLF’S REVENGE BBQ175.4056
28INSANE SWINE BBQ175.4056
29SWEET SMOKE Q FLORIDA174.2972
30* BBQ Wiesel174.2972
31*Polish BBQ King-Smoker174.2744
32*The Crazy BBQ Team Denmark174.2628
33WEEKEND SMOKERS174.2628
34* BBQ Symphony174.2628
35HEATH RILES BBQ173.7256
36GOOD SMOKE BBQ173.1428
37SMOKIN HOGGZ BBQ – MA173.1200
38*SPENA BBQ172.5828
39B-S BBQ OUTLAWS171.9772
40PADDY MCQ’S171.9656
41FARMER’S RETREAT SMOKIN BARBEQUE171.9656
42THE PIT CREW BBQ OF AZ171.4172
43*Team Eatapedia170.8228
44*Angus & Oink170.3200
45FAT BOYS BBQ – TEMPLE, TX169.6800
46SOUTH SIDE BBQ169.1656
47*Grill Team Gut Glut e.V.167.3828
48PAVONE BROTHERS BBQ167.3828
49BACKDRAFT BBQ167.3828
50* BBQ+166.2284
51GRILLIN’ BEAVERS165.1200
52*Bohemian BBQ165.0740
53*Mad Cow Barbeque163.3828
54*Rokende Regahs162.8456
55501 BBQ162.8344
56HOT COLE’S BBQ162.8228
57*Smoking Finns162.8228
58DR. PEARL’S MEDICINAL SMOKE BBQ TEAM161.1200
59Droptine cookers157.7372
60*BBQ Costa Rica157.6916
61SQUAT AND GOBBLE BARBEQUE154.8000
62*BBQ Team Laurentius152.4800
63* Salzburger Barbecue Bulls142.2172

Sauce

PlaceTeamScore
1Drilling & Grilling BBQ Team180.0000
2BUTCHER BBQ179.4400
3WOLF’S REVENGE BBQ179.4400
4BIG BOB GIBSON BAR-B-Q178.2972
5GETTIN’ BASTED177.7028
6iBQ’n@TheBBQSuperStore.com177.1428
7GOOD SMOKE BBQ175.4628
8Rooftop Barbeque175.4400
9SQUAT AND GOBBLE BARBEQUE174.8572
10SOUTH SIDE BBQ174.8572
11BAD BONES BBQ174.8456
12THE SPECIALISTS174.8456
13ROOTERS-N-TOOTERS TN174.2972
14BIG RAZ BBQ174.2856
15KILLER B’S BBQ173.7372
16THE PIT CREW BBQ OF AZ173.1428
17Big Daddy’s Pitbull172.5828
18*Friuli Violent Grillers172.5828
19SHIGGIN & GRINNIN172.5600
20IOWA’S SMOKEY D’S BBQ172.5484
21PADDY MCQ’S172.0000
22BOOMERANG BBQ171.9656
23DR. PEARL’S MEDICINAL SMOKE BBQ TEAM171.4056
24HOT COLE’S BBQ170.8684
25* BBQ+170.8572
26MONTANA OUTLAW BBQ170.8456
27*BBQ Costa Rica170.8456
28CLARK CREW BBQ170.8112
29*Team Eatapedia170.8112
30B-S BBQ OUTLAWS170.3316
31*Prairie Smoke & Spice BBQ170.2972
32FAT BOYS BBQ – TEMPLE, TX170.2628
33*The Crazy BBQ Team Denmark170.2628
34*SPENA BBQ169.7028
35RHODE HOG BBQ169.6684
36SPITFIRE169.1428
37TOOT & STINKY’S CALI-Q169.1428
38BURNT FINGER BBQ169.1084
39BACKDRAFT BBQ168.5484
40*Schluchtengriller BBQ168.5256
41*BBQ Freaks168.5140
42CHANNABILLY BBQ167.4628
43FIRE AND SMOKE SHAK167.4284
44THE TWISTED TAIL167.4056
45ELEGANTLY VIOLENT BBQ167.4056
46*Uncle Tony’s Q167.3828
47LAKE HOUSE BBQ166.8572
48BLUE CHIP BBQ166.8572
49HEATH RILES BBQ166.8572
50SMOKE ME SILLY166.8456
51*BBQ Team Laurentius166.8456
52*Rum And Que166.2856
53SERIAL GRILLER166.2628
54501 BBQ166.2628
55Little Pig Town166.2284
56PAVONE BROTHERS BBQ165.7372
57TEXAS PEPPER JELLY165.1428
58FIRE DOWN BELOW165.1200
59SHAKE ‘N BAKE BBQ165.1200
60SMOKIN HOGGZ BBQ – MA165.1084
61*Smoking Finns165.1084
62*The Smoking Joint164.5712
63PIGGIN’ WHISKEY164.5256
64*Polish BBQ King-Smoker164.0000
65Big Bear BBQ163.9540
66*Angus & Oink163.3712
67Swamp Boys162.9028
68VALLEE AC COLD SMOKE162.8800
69SWEET SMOKE Q FLORIDA162.8572
70KISS MY RACK162.8456
71TURNIN’ UP THE HEAT162.8228
72*KGB – Katka Gergo Barbecue162.8112
73SPITTIN’ FEATHERS BBQ162.2856
74BONE TO BARK BBQ162.2512
75*Grill Ueli BBQ Team Switzerland162.2512
76*Mad Cow Barbeque162.2512
77* BBQ Wiesel161.1544
78GREY STREET BBQ161.1544
79*Grill Team Gut Glut e.V.161.1084
80WEEKEND SMOKERS160.5256
81Buns~n~Roses Cook Team157.6800
82SON OF SMOKE157.6684
83* Salzburger Barbecue Bulls157.1084
84* BBQ Symphony157.0856
85The Shed BBQ and Blues Joint156.4912
86INSANE SWINE BBQ155.9656
87*Rokende Regahs154.8684
88*Bohemian BBQ154.8228
89FARMER’S RETREAT SMOKIN BARBEQUE153.6456
90* Swinefellows151.3712
91* Black Forest144.5488

*International Teams