logoFlemington Racecourse in Melbourne was the setting for the second annual Victorian Cider & Pork Festival and also Round 1 of the 2017 Barbeques Galore Australian Barbecue Championships.

A boutique field of 9 Teams battled it out to claim the first title of the year with new look outfit Street Meat BBQ taking honours with the trophy for Grand Champions.StreetMeatBBQ

Runners Up and Reserve Grand Champion went to Hectors Smoke House.

Australia’s Number 1 Ranked Team Suck Knuckle Smokers weren’t far behind with a solid third place to keep their 2016-17 back to back prospects alive.

A huge thanks to ABA Senior Head Judge Darren Sutton for co-ordinating the weekend’s competition and a big thank you to the Promoters (The Event Mill) for again supporting the ABA and competition barbecue in Australia.

For full Results, see below:

Overall Results



Pork Ribs



Cover Pic Credit: Tony Cianciarulo