Blount BBQ Bash Results

Judging of the Best BBQ in Nashville

As a means of assuring that all contests receive the best possible judging, our hand picked judges will be required to attend a 2 hour BBQ Judging seminar. This seminar will be taught by George Ewart, a professional BBQ judge, who has been judging for many years. The seminar will cover all aspects of being a BBQ judge.  The student judges will experience the following:

  • A walk through of the format of a BBQ competition
  • What characteristics to look for in each category’s entries
  • How to score an entry
  • Learn the rules and regulations that BBQ competitions have
  • Run through a mock BBQ Competition that includes the best chicken wings in Nashville, Chicken, Ribs, and Pulled pork samples


Judging seminars will be held in the Training Room

Training Dates: June 11th (Monday) and June 12th (Tuesday), 6pm - 8pm.


Benefits

It’s not a paid position, however, there are many benefits that this position offers that makes it an extremely sought after job.

-You get to eat the best BBQ in Nashville for free

-You get to spend several hours with other BBQ enthusiast

-You can pick up some BBQ pointers from the competitors

There will be blind judging only. Entries will be submitted in a numbered styrofoam container provided by the contest organizer J Babys


  1. Judges may not fraternize with teams on contest day after Judge’s Orientation.

  2. Judging will be done by a team of 6 persons. (Only Judges, Contest Reps and necessary support staff are allowed in judging area during the judging process. No other activities are permitted in the judging area, during judging process. )

  3. Each judge will score all the samples for aroma, color, texture, taste, and overall.

  4. Results will be tallied. If there is a tie in one of the categories, it will be broken as follows:

    The scores will be compared (counting all judges) for the highest cumulative scores in aroma, color, texture, taste, and overall. If still tied, then the low score, which was thrown out, will be compared and the higher of the low scores will break the tie. If still tied, then a coin toss will be used.

  5. Total points per entry will determine the Winner within each classification of meat.

Prizes
Prize money will be awarded totalling $15,750

First place in each category:  $3,000

  •    Winning team: $1,500
  •    Winning team’s Charity of choice: $1,500


Second place in each category:  $1,500

  •    Second place team: $750
  •    Second place team’s Charity of choice: $750


Third place in each category:  $750

  •    Third place team: $375
  •    Third place team’s Charity of choice: $375


All winners receive a Big BBQ Bash trophy!


Who’s the best in Chicken? Official Results


First place in category:  $3,000


  •    Winning team: $1,500 - Soggy Bottom Smokers
  •    Winning team’s Charity of choice: $1,500 - Ft. Sanders Foundation Cardiac Rehab Fund


Second place in category:  $1,500

  •    2nd place team: $750 - The Hot & Spicy Chicks (representing Denso)
  •    2nd place team’s Charity of choice: $750 - Blount County Children's Advocacy


Third place in category:  $750

  •    3rd place team: $375 - Piggy Bankers (representing First Tennessee Bank)
  •    3rd place team’s Charity of choice: $375 - Helen Ross McNabb's Children & Youth Center


Who’s the best in Ribs? Official Results


First place in category:  $3,000


  •    Winning team: $1,500 - Chairman of the Boar (representing Massey Electric)
  •    Winning team’s Charity of choice: $1,500 - American Cancer Society


Second place in category:  $1,500

  •    2nd place team: $750 - BBQ Bankers of First Tennessee Bank
  •    2nd place team’s Charity of choice: $750 - American Red Cross of Greater Knoxville


Third place in category:  $750

  •    3rd place team: $375 - Hickory Hillbillies
  •    3rd place team’s Charity of choice: $375 - United Way of Blount County



Who’s the best in Pulled Pork? Official Results


First place in category:  $3,000


  •    Winning team: $1,500 - Smoke on the Water (representing Alcoa Power Generating Inc.)
  •    Winning team’s Charity of choice: $1,500 - Smoky Mountain Animal Care Foundation


Second place in category:  $1,500

  •    2nd place team: $750 - Piggy Bankers (representing First Tennessee Bank)
  •    2nd place team’s Charity of choice: $750 - Helen Ross McNabb's Children & Youth Center


Third place in category:  $750

  •    3rd place team: $375 - Tie: Foothills Smokers, Smoke Me Tender
      •    3rd place team’s Charity of choice: $375 - Community Food Connection of Blount County,    Maryville City Schools Foundation

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