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May 2, 2015 in Blog Category 1

Think your bbq is the best?

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Interested in being a judge for our 2015 event on
Saturday, August 22 at the Hampton Coliseum?
Download and submit the application today!
Judging Application
think your bbq is the best?
Print & submit your entry today! We are now taking Professional Team entries for the August 22nd VA BBQ Championships!
Professional Entry Form
Amateur Entry Form
With nearly 90 teams competing for the title of Grand Champion, the VA BBQ Championships was quite the draw for spectators. People were encouraged to walk through the BBQ site to chat with the head cooks about their ‘que techniques. Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational 2013 Grand Champion, Tuffy Stone of Cool Smoke, was in attendance as a competitor. The seasoned veteran placed third in the Rib Division, second in the Pork Division and fourth in the Brisket division for a successful day, taking home just over $1,000 in prize money.

The big winner of the day was Chix, Swine & Bovine BBQ of Jessup, MD, who took home the title of Grand Champion. The team also captured third place in the Chicken Division, first place in the Ribs Division, third place in the Pork Division and second place in the Brisket Division for combined prize money of $4,600. Wolf’s Revenge BBQ finished strong as both the Reserve Grand Champion and the VA State Champion, and KIRBBQ cleaned up in the Amateur Division with the title of Grand Champion and first place in the Chicken Division.



$2,500 Grand Champion: CHIX, SWINE & BOVINE BBQ

$1,500 Reserve Grand Champion: Wolf’s Revenge BBQ

$1,300 VA State Champion: Wolf’s Revenge BBQ


$1,000 1st Place: Pavone Brothers

$500 2nd Place: Belmont House of Smoke

$300 3rd Place: CHIX, SWINE & BOVINE BBQ

$225 4th Place: Cater To You BBQ

$175 5th Place: Smokin’ Mos


$1,000 1st Place: CHIX, SWINE & BOVINE BBQ

$500 2nd Place: Tarheel Smokers

$300 3rd Place: Cool Smoke

$225 4th Place: Stubborn Bull BBQ

$175 5th Place: Wolf’s Revenge BBQ


$1,000 1st Place: Wolf’s Revenge BBQ

$500 2nd Place: Cool Smoke

$300 3rd Place: CHIX, SWINE & BOVINE BBQ

$225 4th Place: Hickory Prime BBQ

$175 5th Place: Stubborn Bull BBQ


$1,000 1st Place: Stubborn Bull BBQ

$500 2nd Place: CHIX, SWINE & BOVINE BBQ

$300 3rd Place: Tar River BBQ

$225 4th Place: Cool Smoke

$175 5th Place: Smokin Skullies



$300 Grand Champion: KIRBBQ


$100 1st Place: KIRBBQ

$50 2nd Place: Hot Butts BBQ


$100 1st Place: Big Chew BBQ

$50 2nd Place: KIRBBQ

It is the responsibility of each team to see that their contest area is kept clean. Each team will provide their own container and extra garbage bags. Trash will be picked up. Electricity will be available for team, 15 amp electrical outlets are included in entry fee and additional amps are available for an extra fee. Bring your own extension cords, water hoses and hose splitters. Bagged ice will be available for sale at the festival area. Ice will be delivered to your area when ordered.

The Chief Cook (name on application) will be held responsible for the conduct of his/her team and guests. Teams cannot offer food to the general public under the guidelines of the Hampton Area Health Department, unless you have completed the vendor application and the forms from the Board of Health. The VA BBQ Championships Committee and Live Wire Media and the Hampton Roads Coliseum will not be held responsible for tents, cookers, equipment and or other personal items left on grounds before, during or after the contest. The VA BBQ Championships reserves the right to make additional regulation and/or changes to existing regulations as the situation warrants. Decisions of the committee are final. Violation of any rules and regulations of the contest may result in disqualification, expulsion from the grounds, and/or disqualification from future participation. All food vendors must show proof of liability insurance naming KCBS and Live Wire Media as the additionally insured by July 30, 2015.

This event is sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society and all of their rules and regulation apply. You must compete in all four categories to be eligible for the Grand Champion, Reserve Grand Champion and Va. State Champion.

Site must be torn down and free of litter by 11 PM on Saturday night. No alcohol is allowed on property. Each space is 25’ x 25’; there is an additional $10.00 charge for each additional linear foot. Each competitor will be given 9×9 inch Styrofoam containers for their entries. Your entries must be turned in in these containers.
Additional questions? – Please email Competition Organizer
Sandy Fulton now.


Download official Kansas City BBQ Society Rules
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