2010 Competitions Page


    

Smoke on the Water, North Little Rock, AR (March 19th-20th)

 

The worlds first EVER $100,000.00 BBQ competition. Awesome payouts for sure! We got $225.00, yeeehaaa. Thank God for our ribs, cause we stunk up the place otherwise. A decent overall finish, but we are really looking forward to Salisbury now. For a great story, check out "The Incident", coined by Daniel P. on our blog.

 

Chicken

Brisket

Ribs

Pork

Overall

84th 88th 16th 63rd 34th

 

 

Our home for the weekend

 

Pork in the Park, Salisbury, MD (April 16th-17th)

 

The site of our first ever KCBS competition. Wow has this event grown, 132 teams for 2010! We faired well, getting a big call in brisket and a 10th overall finish. Certainly can't complain about that. The big news is this was the first competition for Chris Hall (Big Ugly BBQ) as an "official" member of the team. We can't be happier to have him on the team!

 

Chicken

Brisket

Ribs

Pork

Overall

54th 3rd 12th 47th 10th

 

Dan McGrath prepping the whole hog (Thanks to hot sauce daily for the pic)

 

Grillin' & Chillin' 2010, Conowingo, MD (April 30th-31st)

 

Not KCBS sanctioned, but we don't like "off weeks" so we are doing this fun little comp. Plus, we decided to mix it up a bit and pit Dan H vs Chris. Suffice to say that despite Dan H choking in the rib category, he still got the job done and beat Chris who finished 7th overall. More important, a new pork technique REALLY paid off! Looking forward to having the team together again for Green Lane.

 

Chicken

Brisket

Ribs

Pork

Overall

5th 5th 14th 1st 5th

 

 

Smoke in the Valley, Green Lane, PA (May 14th-15th)

 

A total of 49 teams showed up for this comp put on by the Green Lane Volunteer Fire Department. We had a great time and our food really came through with a Reserve Grand! I can't begin to say how happy I am with the new Backwoods Fatboy smoker. Absolutely amazing cooker that is making life a lot easier. And big props to Chris on the new brisket injection :)

 

Chicken

Brisket

Ribs

Pork

Overall

4th 11th 18th 3rd 2nd

 

Dan H and Chris with RGC Trophy

 

Middletown BBQ Cookoff, Middletown, DE (May 21st-22nd)

 

Pretty good first year event, with 42 teams. We had all hands on deck for this one and we looked like a well oiled machine. Ended up with a 5th place finish, but more important, our ribs are back! Congrats to Black Cat BBQ on their first ever Grand Championship!

 

Chicken

Brisket

Ribs

Pork

Overall

11th 20th 1st 7th 5th

 

 

Roc City Ribfest, Rochester, NY (May 29th-30th)

 

Our first ever NY competition and it was awesome! Our spot? RIGHT on the beach, couldn't have asked for a better spot. And the organizer actually took us to our site at 12:30 in the morning on Saturday. Cost of ice - free. Breakfast - free. Dinner Saturday - free. Awards - late....but hey no ones perfect. Already looking forward to next year. KCBS had 69 teams, the ribfest 104 and big congrats to I-Que on the NEBS grilling GC.

 

Chicken

Brisket

Ribs

Pork

Overall

Ribfest (104 Teams)
36th 23rd 6th 2nd 5th 6th

 

Dan H, Casey and Chris with the 2nd place pork trophy

 

Beltway BBQ Showdown, Upper Marlboro, MD (June 4th - 5th)

 

We did it! Our first ever repeat at a contest. Grand Champions second year in a row. And even better, FINALLY got our 1st place brisket trophy that the collection has been missing. Now the team can stop listening to Dan H complain about that. Big props to Dan Mc for taking the time from the restaurant to setup, huge thanks to Chris for taking the red eye from LAX to join us Saturday and especially to Jonathan for putting on the contest. Does anyone hear 3peat, lol?

 

Chicken

Brisket

Ribs

Pork

Overall

11th 1st 1st 4th 1st

 

Dan Hixon, Dan McGrath and Chris Hall with Grand Champion Hardware

 

Brick Street BBQ, Marietta, OH (June 11th -12th)

 

Right across the river from where Tracy grew up is Marietta, OH so we had lots of friends and family visiting for our first time at this event and they certainly brought us good luck. We had 4 walks to the stage including another 1st place brisket award and reserve grand champion! Other than the humidity this was a great comp!

 

Chicken

Brisket

Ribs

Pork

Overall

23rd 1st 9th 9th 2nd

 

Chris, Dan H and Tracy with the goods!

 

National Capital BBQ Battle, Washington, DC (June 26th-27th)

 

This was a big one, a double. Saturday was KCBS and Sunday MBN. 107 Degrees under the canopy at turn in time. Hot damn. Our results? Well, I listed them below, but no excuses. Time for the next competition!

 

Chicken

Brisket

Ribs

Pork

Overall

32nd 28th 30th 12th 23rd

 

Que and Cruz, Louisa, VA (July 16th-17th)

 

3 Eyz BBQ and Big Ugly BBQ faced off against each other for the second time at this one. Technically 3Eyz "won" but really, we both kinda stunk up the place. The results are once again showing the mid season slump that we always seem to have. That's ok though, we had a blast. Bill Small did a great job and Black Cat deserves a big congrats for taking the GC.

 

Chicken

Brisket

Ribs

Pork

Overall

8th 20th 17th 39th 18th

 

Dan H and Brian relaxing (Thanks to VA BBQ Pirates for the pic!)

 

Holy Smoke BBQ, Easton, MD (July 23rd-24th)

 

OK, first time contests = ?. The venue gets a C- at best, but the organizers REALLY tried hard and other than late results, things went ok. Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided at this one with plenty of bathrooms, water, electric and space. I hope they stick with it for next year. Our results? Better and looks like we are turning the corner and getting our second wind. A couple weeks off and its time for the home contest of Bel Air!

 

Chicken

Brisket

Ribs

Pork

Overall

12th 10th 6th 5th 5th

 

The Dan's and Dizzy Pig (Thanks to Dizzy Pig for the pic!)

 

Bel Air BBQ Bash, Bel Air, MD (August 13th-14th)

 

One word. Ouch!

 

Chicken

Brisket

Ribs

Pork

Overall

39th 39th 10th 27th 29th

 

Diamond State BBQ Championship, Dover, DE (August 20th-21st)

 

Thankfully these contests are 50% pork entries. Because if we depended on chicken and brisket to carry the day, well, the write up would have been "bend over" rather than "ouch".

 

Chicken

Brisket

Ribs

Pork

Overall

43rd 22nd 1st 3rd 8th

 

New Holland Summerfest, New Holland, PA (August 27th-28th)

 

The 3Eyz team received RGC honors at this comp last year. This year? 18th. Not too bad out of 72 teams, but once again, pork carried us. Can't wait to start nailing chicken and brisket again :)

 

Chicken

Brisket

Ribs

Pork

Overall

39th 57th 14th 4th 18th

 

Pickin in the Panhandle, Hedgesville, WV (September 10th-11th)

 

HaHa, GREAT contest. Notice the results? Yep, we figured out chicken and brisket, that's awesome. So what the hell is with the ribs and pork? Dunno........

 

Chicken

Brisket

Ribs

Pork

Overall

7th 1st 30th 27th 11th

 

BBQ at the Beach, Raystown, PA (September 18th-19th)

 

A VERY late contest add. Try 4 days beforehand! Glad we did though as this was one GREAT contest. The results were awesome too as we finished with our 7th Reserve Grand Championship :)

 

Chicken

Brisket

Ribs

Pork

Overall

10th 2nd 1st 5th 2nd

 

 

Que by the Sea, Seaside Heights, NJ (September 24th-25th)

 

Dan H helped Big Ugly's BBQ at this one last year and liked it so much the team went back to the Jersey shore. A decent finish, but the highlight? That would be hitting white castle on the way home and trying to forget the brisket score......

 

Chicken

Brisket

Ribs

Pork

Overall

8th  39th 3rd 9th 6th

 

Keystone Classic Barbeque, Harrisburg, PA (October 1st-2nd)

 

There is a saying that is pretty common. If you don't have anything nice to say, just don't say anything. I'm going to heed this advice for this write up.

 

Sorry, just one thing. Sal (Smoking Gnome BBQ), thanks for helping organize this contest and the beer :)

 

Chicken

Brisket

Ribs

Pork

Overall

36th 3rd 29th 5th 16th

 

Smoke'n BBQ Showdown Mount Airy, MD (October 8th-9th)

 

A pretty good showing overall at this first year contest. Our take away from this one is that chicken will need some work. Bring on Chambersburg next weekend!

 

Chicken

Brisket

Ribs

Pork

Overall

24th 6th 7th 5th 8th

 

Smoketoberfest, Chambersburg, PA (October 15th-16th)

 

Well, this was the last KCBS contest of the season and we did ok. 9th Overall out of 48 teams, can't complain! Good contest with some really strange trophies. This contest should be a keeper for next year :)

 

Chicken

Brisket

Ribs

Pork

Overall

3rd 6th 26th 29th 9th 

 

Dan H grabbing an award! (Thanks to Smoketoberfest for the pic)