Georgia BBQ Championship Throw Down
February 5th, 2017
Are you ready for a Throw Down?
As Competitive BBQ becomes increasingly popular, the cost to cook teams has
risen along with the amenities and prize money offered by most contests. While
we all agree that bigger and more elaborate events are good for the BBQ
community as a whole, the expense of the larger events and high number of
competitors can be intimidating to the novice cook just starting out.
The GBC Throw Down is designed to give a nod to the small local contests that
started it all, while still including a few key features to pique the interest
of seasoned veterans of the BBQ Trail. Here's how it works:
An Old School Contest...
Cost & Prizes
Entry fees are being kept low: only $199 per team. Grand Champion, Reserve and top five
teams in each category will receive cash prizes.
Cook sites will be 20'x25', with a limited number of larger sites available.
Shared water taps will be provided, and limited electric connections. (If you
need to run a camper or other heavy equipment, plan on bringing your generator.) Sites will be
paved and have access to indoor restrooms.
...With a GBC Twist!
Cook sites will be in the parking lots adjacent to the Brasstown Valley Lodge.
Since the cook sites themselves will be somewhat Spartan, teams are encouraged
to take advantage of the resort's Lodge just steps away. The Lodge will be open
24 hours for your convenience and comfort. Participating teams will be elligable
to purchase discounted tickets for the GBC annual banquet.
In recognition of the challenges of
the season's cold weather, turn-in times
will be shifted to the afternoon to make things easier on the cooks. We will
begin with chicken at 3:00PM, ribs at 3:30, pork at 4:00 and finally brisket at
Sanctioning and More
The GBC Throw Down is fully sanctioned by KCBS and we expect to have 100% CBJs
at the judging tables indoors in the Lodge, so novice teams can be confident
that they will truly see how their scores compare to the most experienced Pros
on the circuit.
In addition, this contest is an official qualifier for both the Georgia BBQ Championship and the Jack Daniels
Invitational. The GBC Throw Down is the first opportunity of the year to get
into the draw in Georgia, which will obviously be of interest to teams looking
to go "all the way" to Lynchburg in 2017.
We hope that this unique contest will intrigue new and experienced teams alike.
So if you think you have what it takes to win a Throw Down, use the application