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Smoke on the Mountain 2013 BBQ Championship Results

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By Brian Funk, Editor

A total of 22 teams competed on July 19-20 in Galax at the 9th Annual Smoke on the Mounatin BBQ Championship. Barbecue teams from all over — from local contenders to nationally known celebrity cooks — gathered for the city's first dual contest, featuring both the traditional Memphis Barbecue Network competition and, for the first time in Galax, a Kansas City Barbecue Society contest. Below are the winners in each category. Watch The Gazette on Wednesday for photos and coverage of the event.

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Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) Awards

Chicken
5th Place: Bayou Poker Smokers, Denver, N.C.
4th Place: Checkered Pig, Martinsville
3rd Place: Bubba Grills, Haddock, Ga.
2nd Place: Boars Night Out, Olive Branch, Miss.
1st Place: Fired Up Smokers, Smithfield, N.C.

Pork
5th Place: The Purlioned Pig, Clayton, N.C.
4th Place: Boars Night Out, Olive Branch, Miss.
3rd Place: Fire House Smokers, Seymour, Tenn.
2nd Place: Mountain Grilla's, Galax
1st Place: Slow Smokin BBQ Team, Chandler, N.C.

Ribs
5th Place: Bubba Grills, Haddock, Ga.
4th Place: Gridiron Hogs BBQ, Clintwood
3rd Place: The Shed BBQ Joint, Ocean Springs, Miss.
2nd Place: Purloined Pig, Clayton, N.C.
1st Place: Kings Cooking, Shelby, N.C.

Brisket
5th Place: Checkered Pig, Martinsville
4th Place: Bayou Poker Smokers, Denver, N.C.
3rd Place: The Shed BBQ Joint, Ocean Springs, Miss.
2nd Place: Fired Up Smokers, Smithfield, N.C.
1st Place: Mucks BBQ, Tega Cay, S.C.

Reserve Grand Champion (2nd Place Overall Team)
Boars Night Out, Olive Branch, Miss.

2013 KCBS Smoke on the Mountain Grand Champion

Fired Up Smokers, Smithfield, N.C.

 

Memphis Barbecue Network (MBN) Awards

Whole Hog
5th Place: Ranucci's Big Butt BBQ, Belmont, N.C.
4th Place: Slap Jo Mama Championship BBQ, Brandon, Miss.
3rd Place: The Shed BBQ Joint, Ocean Springs, Miss.
2nd Place: Victory Lane BBQ, Memphis, Tenn.
1st Place: Boars Night Out, Olive Branch, Miss.

Pork Shoulder
5th Place: The Shed BBQ Joint, Ocean Springs, Miss.
4th Place: Bubba Grills, Haddock, Ga.
3rd Place: Ranucci's Big Butt BBQ, Belmont, N.C.
2nd Place: Victory Lane BBQ, Memphis, Tenn.
1st Place: Boars Night Out, Olive Branch, Miss.

Pork Rib
5th Place: Victory Lane BBQ, Memphis, Tenn.
4th Place: Boars Night Out, Olive Branch, Miss.
3rd Place: Ranucci's Big Butt BBQ, Belmont, N.C.
2nd Place: Slap Jo Mama Championship BBQ, Brandon, Miss.
1st Place: Bubba Grills, Haddock, Ga.

2013 Memphis Barbecue Network

Commonwealth of Virginia State BBQ Grand Champion

Boars Night, Olive Branch, Miss.

The Pass Down (2nd Place Overall)

Victory Lane BBQ, Memphis, Tenn.

(Because the grand champion had already earned a spot in next year's Memphis in May, second-place team Victory Lane will represent Smoke on the Mountain and Virginia at the 2014 World Championship.)

 

Local Contests

Patio Porker (amateur division)
4th Place: Lawyers Breath, Galax
3rd Place: Natural Born Grillers 2nd Generation, Southhaven, Miss.
2nd Place: Doctors Inn, Galax
1st Place: Baywood Boys BBQ, Baywood

(The winner will now be able to compete as a professional team.)

Sauce Competition
2nd Place: Checkered Pig, Martinsville
1st Place: Natural Born Grillers, Southhaven, Miss.

Anything Butt (non-pork)
2nd Place: Bubba Grills, Haddock, Ga.
1st Place: The Shed BBQ Joint, Ocean Springs, Miss.