October 29-30, 2016

Rome, Georgia
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BBQ Classic Competition


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TSmokeThunderBBQhe Smoke-n-Thunder Barbecue Classic presented by Southern Q Smokers-Trailers is an official Kansas City Barbeque Society (KSBS) sanctioned Double event —  the largest society of barbecue enthusiasts in the world.  The competitions are also an official double Georgia BBQ Championship (GBC) contests.  The 2015 BBQ Classic competition broke new ground with record teams conducting North Georgia’s first professional division “DOUBLE COMPETITION.”  It ended with as an all Female Pitmaster event as they were named Grand Champions (Events #1 & #2) resulting in the inaugural Double Grand Champion  crowned — Ms Tina Cannon, The Pit Crew GA!

The 2016 SNT BBQ Classic competition will feature a Professional Division double competition scheduled back-to-back with the (Friday-Saturday) & (Saturday-Sunday) competition profile.  Professional Division single entries will only be accepted for the Sat-Sun Competition #2, along with the Back-Yard Division competition entires returning with the Saturday-Sunday only competition profile.  These three competitions provides the perfect interface platforms for the airshow fans, sponsors, media and competition teams giving attendees an appreciation as to what Professional BBQ Competition is all about!

The SNT BBQ Classic “Double” provides a cash purse and awards package exceeding $25,000.  In addition to the Saturday & Sunday Professional Division Grand & Reserve Champion honors, there will be an overall DOUBLE GRAND CHAMPION” crowned on Sunday afternoon from the combined two-day points results with the champion taking home the big check & trophy.

The KCBS judges are looking for three things: Taste – Appearance – TendernessThe BBQ Classic team competition applications and KCBS certified judging applications are available below for download. You can also follow all the action at our Smoke-n-Thunder Facebook page!

With this new opportunity, we are expecting more than 60 professional and back-yard division barbecue competitors from throughout the Southeast to gather at Rome’s Russell Regional Airport this October 29-30 during the 5th annual Wings Over North Georgia airshow and SNT BBQ Classic competition weekend.

P&P BBQAnother key announcement, we’ll be continuing the extended Saturday evening show hours from 4-30-9:00 pm for the fans to enjoy the BBQ Classic, Music, International Foods and Beverages.  The Saturday evening activities will be headlined by county music’s “Travis Tritt” in concert and Fireworks Grand Finale.

After an overwhelming success in 2015, we’re convinced the 2016 Smoke-n-Thunder BBQ Classic “DOUBLE” is sure to stir up everyone’s appetites and provide that suspenseful competition and entertainment for all the fans and competitors alike. 


BBQ Classic Contact Information

  • Scott Smith, BBQ Classic Director (770) 547-0110

    scottcs1@bellsouth.net

  • Julie Cook, BBQ Classic Judge Coordinator (404) 202-7881

    gadragonfly@comcast.net

  • AirShow Office (706) 291-0030

    info@wingsovernorthgeorgia.com


2016 BBQ Classic Applications


2016 BBQ Classic Competition Teams

(D) Double Competitions  (S) Single Competition

Professional Division — (Fri-Sat Comp #1) & (Sat-Sun Comp #2)

Defending PD COMP #1 GRAND CHAMPION — “J & B’s BBQ”  
Defending PD COMP #2 GRAND CHAMPION & DOUBLE BRAND CHAMPION — “The Pit Crew GA” 

Back-Yard Division — (Sat-Sun Comp Only)

DEFENDING BY GRAND CHAMPION — “K-Town Daddy’s BBQ”

2015 Results

Click Here for the 2015 SNT BBQ Classic KCBS Comp #1 Results

Click Here for the 2015 SNT BBQ Classic KCBS Comp #2 Results


2014 Results

Click Here for the 2014 SNT BBQ Classic KCBS Results

Grand Champion of the 2014 Smoke N Thunder BBQ Classic Checkered Pig (Pictured l to r Mitchell Bedwell and Tommy Houston) (2)2014 WONG Aerial


2013 Results

Click Here for the 2013 SNT BBQ Classic KCBS Results

2013 SNT BBQ grand Champion 2013 WONG Air Show Pic


2012 Results

Click Here for the 2012 SNT BBQ Classic KCBS Results

2012 Smoke n Thunder Barbeque Classic Winners Show_Layout_2579