8th Annual Backyard Challenge BBQ Cook-Off Results

A Great Big Hearth & Grill Shop Thanks to YOU!

The Hearth and Grill Shop would like to thank you for your participation in this years Backyard Challenge BBQ Cook-Off. Once again, we had a record year for contestants with 32 teams entering for the 8th Annual Backyard Challenge BBQ Cook-Off. Judging was very competitive and the margins between BBQ Grilling and Smoking teams were very close. I heard from several of the Backyard Challenge judges say that the entries this year were well above average and judging was difficult. Over $7,000.00 in cash and prizes went to this years winners.

The weather was great, the BBQ Food Entries were incredible and the competition was ferocious. Thank you all for making our little Backyard Challenge BBQ event bigger and better each year.

We would also like to thank this years sponsors: Big Green Egg, Broilmaster, Weber, FireMagic, American Outdoor Grill, Looftlighter, Tennessee Golf Cars, Witt’s BBQ, Fireplace Xtrodinaire, and their representatives. Thanks again to Ross Johnson, Collin Johnson, Gary Meyer, Ed Reilly, and Don Murphy, for their time and demonstrations.

The Backyard Challenge judges also deserve special thanks for the difficult job they had eating all the delicious chicken, ribs and desserts. It is a tough job, but someone had to do it!

Congratulations to all Backyard Challenge contestants that placed in a category and a special Congratulations to our Grand Prize winner, 3 Rusty Nails. Charles Snoody and his team have competed in the Backyard Challenge for years and put it all together this year to take home a Big Green Egg as the Grand Prize winner. If you did not place this year, try again at our 9th Annual Backyard Challenge Cook-Off next spring. Attached are the results for this year’s Hearth and Grill Shop Backyard Challenge event. Check to see where you placed over all and in individual categories.

For videos, images and blog articles in the coming days about the 8th Annual Backyard Challenge, please follow this link to our website: http://www.hearthandgrill.com/blog/

Look for your invitation to the 9th Annual Backyard Challenge BBQ Cook-Off next Spring via letter or email.

We cannot say thank you enough. Your dedication and passion for Bar B Q and Competition is truly appreciated. Please feel free to forward this email to family and friends, so they have a link to all of the days fun and festivities.

We look forward to seeing everyone next year!

Sincerely and Thanks again,

Jeff M. Lunsford
“Chef Jeff”
The Hearth and Grill Shop

We have youtube video clips of each team listed below.  You can also visit the Hearth and Grill YouTube Home Page at http://www.youtube.com/hearthandgrill to also view the clips.  In the coming days and weeks you should be able to Google your teams name and find your video.  We will be posting more pictures and videos of the Hearth and Grill Backyard Challenge BBQ Cook-Off in the coming days. So please check back to the Hearth and Grill Blog for more news about this years Backyard Challenge!

Entire Day Video of Backyard Challenge BBQ Cook-Off

Competing BBQ Cook-Off Teams Video Highlights

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