Round 13 Barbeques Galore Australian Barbecue Championships – Leaderboard Update

logoRound 13 of the Barbeques Galore Australian Barbecue Championships saw 15 new teams compete in their first ABA Sanctioned barbecue competition via the BBQ & Bluegrass Festival in Bangalow, NSW.

A big congrats to The Shank Bros for their maiden GC win at Bangalow.

With 45 teams eligible for a National Ranking in 2017 after this Round, a further 32 teams only have one more competition to make the rankings for next year.

The top placing is still deadlocked with Double Barrel BBQ & The Smoking Hot Bros, but BLVD Restaurant BBQ & The Shank Bros keep nudging away at their slimming lead. With a handful of teams still in the mathematical equations to take the top spot, the season isn’t over just yet.

With 2 competitions in Perth in September, Wingham & Creekside in October and the Kangaroo Valley comp in November, limited opportunities remain for the late scramble for points.

Competition barbecue in Australia is on fire right now and has come a long way in 2 short years. With 20 Teams competing in an ABA competition in 2014 to having 178 Teams compete in 2016 already, the growth in the ‘sport’ is real and it is spectacular.

For the current Leaderboard, please click below.

Leaderboard Round 13

Bangalow Presentation Ceremony






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