Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival – Results

logoShankChampsRound 13 of the 2016 Barbeques Galore Australian Barbecue Championships – Results.

The Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival in 2014 held the first ever ABA Sanctioned barbecue competition in Australia and has now grown to become one of the largest barbecue competitions Australia has ever seen.

Hat’s off to Promoter Fletcher Potanin for putting on such an awesome gig for not only the 45 barbecue teams who competed but also for the general public who were able to sample authentic barbecue via the teams’ tasting plates.

(Pic Credit: Michael Willcocks)

First year winners of this annual festival competition were The Meat Sweats. The second year saw BLVD Restaurant BBQ take the top honours and this year The Shank Bros add their name to the prestigious winners list – taking out their first ever ABA Grand Championship in the process.

Respected amongst other teams for being truly awesome guys, The Shank Bros have been nipping at the heels of the Grand Champs throughout the championship series in 2016 and have come very close a few times. They’ve worked hard to become ultra-consistent and this weekends’ effort is very well deserved.

A big ups to Double Barrel BBQ for another stellar effort and yet another Reserve Grand Championship trophy – this consistency is why they still top the Leaderboard for 2016.

The ABA also thanks it’s on-ground competition crew of Gorana, Michael, Lloyd & Ben for their great effort in co-ordinating Australia’s third largest barbecue competition.

Please see below for full results.

Overall Results

Pork Results

Pork Ribs Results

Chicken Results

Beef Results




08mar(mar 8)4:00 am10(mar 10)4:00 amMeatstock Toowoomba

09marAll Day10Southern Steak Showdown & Backyard BBQ Champions

16mar(mar 16)4:00 am17(mar 17)4:00 amMeatstock Bendigo


19apr(apr 19)4:00 am21(apr 21)4:00 amMeatstock Sydney

26apr(apr 26)4:00 am27(apr 27)4:00 amBundaberg BBQ Battle

27aprAll Day28Maffco Australian BBQ Competition and FestivalMaffco Australian BBQ Competition and Festival


18may(may 18)12:00 am19(may 19)12:00 amThe Big Chill – Armidale

31may01junTownsville BBQ Battle


31may01junTownsville BBQ Battle

08jun(jun 8)8:00 am09(jun 9)8:00 amSmoke in Broke

09junAll Day10Meat Meet


12julAll Day14TBC NSW Event

12julAll Day14Up In Smoke

26jul(jul 26)5:00 am28(jul 28)5:00 amInvitational


17aug(aug 17)12:00 am18(aug 18)12:00 amKingaroy BaconFest