2016 Championship Series – Final Results

suckknucklelogoThe Friendly Inn – Kangaroo Valley was the scene for the final Round (18) of the Barbeques Galore Australasian Barbecue Championships. Scotch & Smoke pulled out the highest aggregate score of the season to become Grand Champions for the second time this year.

With 18 ABA Sanctioned Competitions across Australia in 2016, the ABA has quickly become one of the largest Barbecue Competition Sanctioning organisations in the world.

The ABA wishes to thank all of our valued Event Promoters for this season and making the series happen.

Thanks also to the 2016 Series Major Sponsors Barbeques Galore, without whom the ABA would not have had the resources to deliver the support for events to the quality that it has.

It was an excellent turn out to each of the events in 2016 with 203 Teams competing in one or more competitions and 60 Teams becoming eligible for a National Ranking by completing 3 or more competitions in the calendar year.

A huge congratulations to Suck Knuckle Smokers who have become the first-ever Australian Grand Champion Barbecue Team and National Title holders for 2016.

Last but no least, a big shout to the ABA Admin Team, Head Judges & Comp Crew  for their voluntary efforts in delivering first-class management and support for the on-ground activities this year. You guys rock.

For information on the 2017 ABA Sanctioned Barbecue Competitions, please visit www.ausbbq.com.au/upcoming-events

Final Results






13julAll Day14Beats, Brews and BBQs

27julAll DayABA Invitational Championship

28julAll DayThe Full Throttle World BBQ Championship


17aug(aug 17)12:00 am18(aug 18)12:00 amSunPork Smoke Off at Kingaroy BaconFest

23aug(aug 23)12:45 am24(aug 24)12:45 amLow N Slow Smoke Off (Gerogery)


14sepAll Day15Kangaroo Valley

27sep(sep 27)8:26 am28(sep 28)8:26 amTamworth Barbecue Festival


05octAll Day06One Mile Brewery BBQ Festival (TBC)

12oct(oct 12)6:19 am13(oct 13)6:19 amSmokin the Downs

25octAll Day27BBQ @ The Bend


02novAll Day03Smoke on the Water – Wodonga

09novAll Day10Claystone Cookoff – TBC