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C Eliots BBQ takes home Samís Club title in Orlando

September 2, 2011

Thank you to all the teams, judges, members and supporters that came out and helped make the Orlando, Fla., contest and Inaugural Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour a blazing success!

Scoring major bragging rights and KCBS Team of the year points, C Eliots BBQ took home Grand Champion and a check for $2,500. Swine Assassins was named Reserve Grand Champion, earning $1,000

Congratulations to the following teams for finishing first in specific categories:

  • Chicken – Everglades Seasoning BBQ
  • Brisket – Swine Assassins
  • Pork – J&J BAR-B-QUE
  • Ribs –  Fatt Ashes BBQ

The following teams earned a spot at the Jackson, Tenn. Regional Event on Oct. 7-8.

  • C Eliots BBQ
  • Swine Assassins
  • HomeBBQ.com
  • Naked Bones
  • Big Papa's Country Kitchen
  • Uncle Kenny's BBQ

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