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TAR RIVER BBQ

Year Started: 2006
Members:
CHARLES POPE
KENNY POPE

Kenny and Charlie Pope were born and raised in Rocky Mount,N.C. on the fall line of the "mighty" Tar River. Also considered by many to be the heart of the Carolina BBQ country.Our belief and practice is to remain loyal to the practice of traditional wood cooked BBQ.Other traditions our team has adopted is to always fly the North Carolina state flag any time the smoker is up and going in honor of North Carolina BBQ.

Hometown: Newport News
State: VA
Country: US


Most wins in a year: 2

Biggest Wins: 2nd Chicken,9th.overall in Chesapeake,Va.(2007)
1st. place at Carrsville,Va.(Carrsville Vol.Fire dept.50th.Aniver.BBQ cook off (2007)
1st.Chicken, 10th.Ribs, 7th.overall Chesapeake 2008.
Que and Cruz (2008)2nd.Chicken,6th. Ribs. (2008) 9th. Chicken Rocky Mount.
(2010)1st. pork @ Surrey Pork,Pine and Peanut Festival.
(2011) 1st. Pork and Ribs & Surrey Pork,Pine and Peanut Festival.
(2012) Chesapeake Jubilee, 1st Ribs, 8th. Pork, 12th. Chicken.
(2013) Chesapeake Jubilee, 1st. Pork.
(2014) Hampton BBQ Championship, 3rd. Brisket.
Woodstock Va. 4th. Pork.

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