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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Cork & Pork KCBS BBQ Competition, Covington, VA - June 29-30, 2012
The Cork & Pork KCBS sanctioned barbecue competition was a whirlwind of a contest... literally. Friday night at about 9pm, an unexpected storm rolled in with heavy rains and 86 mile per hour winds. Needless to say, there was a lot of damage including wide spread and prolonged power outages. But, none of that stopped the competitors who decided that the competition should continue.
I was a judge sitting at table number 3. We had some great barbecue cooks competing and it was a pleasure to participate.
There was a lot of damage. One team had to pull out because of the damage. Another lost their pork and brisket entries as the wind literally blew their smoker away.
How ironic is the team name Damage Barbecue?
In spite of the damage and power outages, the drive back home offered some great scenery.
I have to give a big salute to the teams, the KCBS reps and the contest organizer Les Balgavy. It took a huge effort to finish the competition after that devastating storm. But, everyone pulled together and it turned out to be a great success. And, best of all, no one was hurt!
3Eyz BBQ won grand champion! This was the team's second GC in a row. Congrats!