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




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