Smokin the Valley – Brisket Challenge – Results

logoThe beautiful Manning Valley was filled with smoke and fire this weekend for the first Smokin the Valley, Brisket Challenge as part of the Akoostik Festival in Wingham NSW.

This event was Round 16 of the Barbeques Galore Australian Barbecue Championships.

Nollsy was great but the TexAus BBQ boys were better, taking out their first Grand Championship in one of the highest quality fields we’ve seen to date. Congrats to the boys for never giving up, continuously improving and for their well deserved win.

Grillas in the Mist weren’t far behind for Reserve Grand Champions and are quickly becoming a force in Aussie Barbecue.

Brisket Challenge Champions Smokers n Shine nailed their briskets and being first timers to competition barbecue – these folks are ones to watch. Runners Up was TexAus BBQ.

A big thanks to Promoter Grant Coleman for a truly awesome event and the biggest ever first-year ABA Sanctioned event.

Full Results, see below.

Overall Results

Grain Fed Brisket

Grass Fed Brisket

Chicken Results

Pork Ribs 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