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The Jack Teams Announced

September 4, 2008
Teams for the 20th Annual Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue were announced today and are as follows:

Moonswiners (2007 Jack Daniel's)
Bubba & Jeff's BBQ (2007 American Royal Open)
Smokin' in the Dark (HLS&R Barbecue)
Natural Born Grillers (Memphis in May)

Coolsmoke (9 wins)
Smokey Mountain Smokers (7 wins)
Twin Oaks Smoking Crew (7 wins)
Pellet Envy (7 wins)
Jacks Old South (10th Year Qualifier)

Texas Ribs & BBQ (DE state winner)
I Smell Smoke (MA, NH, VT state winner)
Outlaw BBQ (NM state winner)
Otis & the Bird (NV state winner)
Blazen BBQ (AK state winner)
Bub-Ba-Q (SC state winner)
Smoking Ty's BBQ (WA state winner)
Pigs on the Run (WV state winner)
Team Ida Q (ID state winner)
Smokey Joel/Cubby Bear (SD state winner)

Smokin Triggers (AL)
Habitual Smokers (AR)
It Aint Prime (AZ)
BLQUE Cuttin Edge QN (CA)
Carcass Cookers (CO)
EJ's Q (FL)
Team Bobby Q (GA)
Parrothead Smokers (IA)
All Day Smoke (IL)
Show Me Your Bones (IN)
4 Legs Up BBQ (KS)
Lotta Bull BBQ (KY)
Ritters BBQ Too (LA)
Stoddard & Brown (MD)
Shigs in Pit (MI)
Full Frontal BBQ (MN)
4 Mile Smokin Crew (MO)
Butt Rub.com (MS)
Mountain Magic Country BBQ (NC)
Rogue Que Smokers of the Serengeti (NE)
Dizzy Pig (NJ)
Eagle River BBQ (OH)
Butcher BBQ (OK)
Dances With Smoke BBQ (OR)
Lunchmeat (PA)
Smokers Wild (TN)
Ritters BBQ (TX)
Checkered Pig (UT)
Virginia BBQ Pirates (VA)
2 Fat Bikers BBQ (WI)
Smoke in the Rockies (WY)

The Will Deal Catering & BBQ

Chicks, Swine & Bovine (MD)
Quiet Riot (ND)
BBQ-Brethren.com (NY)
Ella's BBQ (OR)
Divine Smoke (SC)
Ubon's BBQ of Yazoo (MS)

Rhythm N Que (AZ)
Ulcer Acres (IL)
Tee Waynes Cajun Cookin (LA)
Charlotte's Rib (MO)
Q (NM)
PA Midnight Smoker (PA)
The Dead End BBQ Society (TN)

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