October 3-4, 2015

Rome, Georgia
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The Smoke-n-Thunder Barbeque Classic presented by Southern Q Smokers-Trailers is an official Kansas City Barbeque Society (KSBS) sanctioned double event —  the largest society of barbeque enthusiasts in the world.  This year’s competition will also  be sanctioned as an official Georgia BBQ Championship (GBC) contest.  The BBQ Classic promoters will be breaking new ground this year by conducting North Georgia’s first professional division “DOUBLE COMPETITION.” 

Grand Champion of the 2014 Smoke N Thunder BBQ Classic Checkered Pig (Pictured l to r Mitchell Bedwell and Tommy Houston) (2)The SNT BBQ Classic competition will feature a Professional Division double competition scheduled back-to-back with a unique (Friday-Saturday) & (Saturday-Sunday) competition profile. The Back-Yard Division competition returns with a (Saturday-Sunday) competition profile.  These weekend competition profiles will provide the perfect interface platforms for the airshow fans, sponsors, media and competition teams for everyone to better appreciate what Professional BBQ Competition is all about!

The SNT BBQ Classic “The 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 from the combined two-day points results.

The KCBS judges are looking for three things: Taste – Appearance – Tenderness.  The 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!

Charlie Daniels Band Color LogoWith this new opportunity, we are expecting more than 70 professional and back-yard division barbeque competitors from throughout the Southeast to gather at Rome’s Russell Regional Airport this October 3-4 during the 4th annual Wings Over North Georgia air show and SNT BBQ Classic weekend.

Another key announcement, we’ll be continuning the extended Saturday evening show hours from 4-30-8:30pm for the fans to enjoy the BBQ Classic, Music, International Foods & Beverages.  The Saturday evening activities will be headlined by county music’s legend The Charlie Daniels Band concert and Fireworks Grand Finale.

P&P BBQWe’re convinced the 2015 Smoke-n-Thunder BBQ Classic “DOUBLE” is sure to stir up everyone’s appetites and provide suspenseful competition and entertainment for all the fans and competitors alike.  Come join all the air show & BBQ Classic excitement this fall in Rome and see who will try unseating the reigning 2014 Grand Champion “CHECKERED PIG” as three new Smoke-n-Thunder BBQ Classic “Grand Champions & Double Grand Champion” are all crowned.

Additional Contact Information

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


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


2015 BBQ Classic Applications

2015 Competition Teams

Professional Division

  1. Plum Superior BBQ — David Burkhead, Pitmaster (S)
  2. Willingham’s Village Porkers — Paul Holden, Pitmasater (D)
  3. Under The Radar-TN — Allen Klem, Pitmaster (D)
  4. Old Plantation BBQ — Michael Moore, Pitmaster (D)
  5. Southern Thunder — Rick Pasch, Pitmaster (D)
  6. Uncle Bud’s BBQ — Dave Amend, Pitmaster (S)
  7. Q-inator! — Alan Gayton, Pitmaster (S)
  8. Meat Militia — Andy Brent, Pitmaster (D)
  9. Big L’s Sweet Heat — Lester Jenkins, Pitmaster (D)
  10. The Grateful Pig GA — Jerry Gowen, Pitmaster (S)
  11. Poraholics BBQ — Warren Phelps, Pitmaster (D)
  12. Uncultured Swine — Kelly Snyder, Pitmaster (D)
  13. Jacks Old South — Myron Mixon, Pitmaster (D)
  14. Hootie Q — Sandy Autry, Pitmaster (D)

Back-Yard Division

  1. The Fat Guyz — Robert Holt, Pitmaster
  2. Twissted Smoke — Kevin Twiss, Pitmaster
  3. Saucy Syine & Bovine — Phil Manzi, Pitmaster
  4. Baldy’s Butts — Calvin Broom, Pitmaster
  5. Twisted Pig — Steve Drake, Pitmaster
  6. Navy Blue BBQ — Terry Meadows, Pitmaster
  7. Smokey Adams — Derek Adams, Pitmaster
  8. Advanced Smokeconomics — Thomas Doran, Pitmaster
  9. Hickory Flat BBQ Co — Robbie Kennedy, Pitmaster

 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