Dizzy Pig Wows at Almost Heaven BBQ Bash
The “Almost Heaven BBQ Bash” kicked off its inaugural first contest in Buckhannon, WV on June 20th, and Dizzy Pig wanted to try their chances at getting an “automatic” invitation to the Jack Daniels World Championships. Being the only contest in the state, the Grand Champion is assured a trip to Lynchburg. A lot of other great teams had the same idea, and the field of teams was stacked with heavy hitters! More than half of the 41 teams has won a Grand Championship before, and more than a dozen were veteran championship teams.
The weather was unsettled all weekend with several storms rolling through, and very humid. The cooking went well, and while we had to wait until the last category, brisket, to hear our name called for 2nd place, our scores were all decent and we ended up hearing our name once again when they called the top ten overall!! Our consistent performance yielded a 7th place finish with 688 points. Congrats to 3Eyz on their grand championship and 700 pin, and to Tommy Houston and Checkered Pig on Reserve. Sponsored Dizzy Pig team Old Virginia Smoke had a great weekend and placed 4th overall!
On to the New England BBQ Championships at Harpoon Brewery in Windsor Vermont in July to defend our title from 2014!