Was a banner year for us as we won the Rocky Mountain BBQ Association’s Team of the Year Award.
We also won the Untied States 3rd largest contest and finished 18th out of over 500 teams in the United States largest contest taking 3rd in Chicken and 5th in Pork.
We finished the year in the top .05% nationally in all categories finishing as high as 6th in the nation in Brisket out of over 5000 teams.
We had 5 Grand Championships, 2 Reserve Grand Championships and 4 3rd place overall finishes in the 15 contests we cooked – in 2/3rds of the BBQ Contests we cooked we took 1st, 2nd or 3rd overall.
Between 2013 & 2014 we competed in 29 contests and we finished top 10 overall in 26 of them – Finishing Grand Champion 7 times – Reserve Grand Champion 6 times and 3rd 7 times. That ratio is right up there with the top 3 or 4 teams in the country.
2013 was a solid year for us as we took home Grand Champion, Reserve Grand Champion or 3rd place overall in over half the contests we cooked. We also added 2 more 180’s (perfect scores) to our resume bringing our total to 4.
We competed in 3 Invitational Contests and 13 open contests.
Our final standings in the Rocky Mountain BBQ Association:
Team of the Year – 2nd
Chicken – 2nd
Ribs – 2nd
Pork – 1st
Brisket – 5th
Our Final Standings Nationally in the Kanas City BBQ society:
Overall – 35th out of 2720 teams
Chicken – 50th out of 2720
Ribs – 31st out of 2720
Pork – 25th out of 2720
Brisket – 55th out of 2720
We averaged 4 out of 5 possible top 10 placements per competition totaling 64 top 10 placements across the five categories in 2013.
In 2012 we did four contests as we spent most of the summer grooming our newest additions Jack and Jenna for the competition circuit.
We are proud of making it through to the regional finals of Sam’s Club Series
2011 was our first full year competing.
Below is our final rankings for the year and some of our accomplishments:
Pork – 51 out of 5560 teams
Brisket – 74 out of 5560 teams
Chicken – 143 out of 5560 teams
Ribs – 199 out of 5560 teams
Overall – 152 out of 5560 teams
In 2011 there were 14,703 Briskets turned in at sanctioned KCBS contests – 22 of the 14,703 briskets earned a PERFECT SCORE – GQue is proud to be one of those teams!
In 2011 we cooked in 15 contests and had 39 Top 10 placements across Chicken, Ribs, Pork, Brisket and Sauce categories.