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President's Message

Tony Wolfe - FBA President

FBA President's Message - December 2014

Congratulations to Jim Elser of Sweet Smoke Q for winning the World Barbecue Championship! Many of our teams headed to Las Vegas to compete and represented the Florida Bar-B-Que Association. We are proud of you all!

I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to Robin Yelverton of Wink's Barbeque for her efforts in securing a blanket proclamation for the state of Florida. Thanks to her effort, all sanctioned barbeque contests in the state of Florida are now a qualifier for the Jack as long as they meet the requirements of the Jack contest.

Our first qualifier for the Sonny's Invitational was held in Haines City at Swamp Fest 2014. Congratulations to Blitzkrieg BBQ and Southern Bred BBQ - their Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion titles earned them the first invitations to the event! I can't wait to see what other teams will earn invitations soon.

As my time as the FBA president comes to an end, I want to thank each of you for your support of both myself and the FBA. I enjoyed working with the board and wish the new board the best of luck. I am looking forward to getting back into the swing of competition.

See you on the circuit.

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