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Team of the Year Program

Current Standings

The Team of the Year program (TOTY) recognizes those FBA cook teams that have perfected barbecue recipes after many sanctioned contests and years of experimentation. Is it the best barbecue? Well, judging by the points, we'd have to say it's certainly the best in the minds of our FBA certified judges!

The Team of the Year race begins each year with the first contest after the annual FBA Funcook on Labor Day weekend. It ends with the last contest of the summer, just before the FBA Funcook.
The Top 10 teams receive awards at the Celebrate Last Year party held at the Funcook and the number one team has their cook team name inscribed in the Joby Stanaland Team of the Year Trophy, donated by the very first TOTY winners - The Sorry Boys: Chip Faul and Gary Leyman - in 2002 and named after the FBA's first president.

2015 Team of the Year Rules
  • You must cook all 4 categories at a contest to receive any points. A DQ in a category does not disqualify you from points in the other categories.
  • 1 point for showing up and cooking all 4 categories at the contest.
  • 10 points for 1st place in a category, 9 points for 2nd, and so on down to 1 point for 10th place.
  • 10 points for Grand Champion, 9 points for Reserve, 8 points for 3rd overall, and so on down to 1 point for 10th place overall in addition to the category points.
  • No substitute cook teams will be able to participate in the absence of any cook team for the purpose of accumulation of TOTY points.
  • The participation of regular cook team members without the head cook will be subject to review and interpretation by the FBA Board of Directors to determine if TOTY points will be awarded.
  • TOTY points and points for other FBA programs will only be awarded to teams where the head cook is a member of the FBA.
  • The total points at the end of the year will determine the Team of the Year.
  • Only a tie for first place (Team of the Year) will be determined by the total accumulated scores from each contest the teams have cooked; all other places allow for a tie.
  • The FBA Funcook points do not count toward TOTY.
  • TOTY points are doubled for all FBA State Championships


2014 Team of the Year
Sweet Smoke Q

2015 Current Standings updated as of October 18, 2014
Team of the Year Winners - Click for Final Scores
2014 - Sweet Smoke Q 2013 - Hot Wachula's 2012 - Big Papa's Country Kitchen
2011 - Git-R-Smoked 2010 - Big Papa's Country Kitchen 2009 - Swamp Boys
2008 - Swamp Boys 2007 - HomeBBQ.com 2006 - HomeBBQ.com
2005 - HomeBBQ.com 2004 - HomeBBQ.com 2003 - HomeBBQ.com
2002 - Sorry Boys

Most Grand Championships in a Season
Cook Team
Grand Champion
Year
Woodhouse Grill
8
2005
Swamp Boys
7
2008
Big Papa's Country Kitchen
6
2010
Bub-Ba-Q
6
2009
Swamp Boys
6
2009/2012
Big Papa's Country Kitchen
5
2012
HomeBBQ.com
5
2007
Sweet Smoke Q
5
2014
Team Unknown BBQ
5
2013

Overall
1. Sweet Smoke Q99
2. Big Papa's Country Kitchen93
3. Swamp Boys91
4. Hot Wachula's 74
5. Cedar Creek BBQ63
6. Accutech BBQ51
7. Team Unknown44
8. Git-R-Smoked40
9. Southern Bred33
10. Smokin' Flames BBQ32

Chicken
1. Swamp Boys22
2. Accutech BBQ18
3. Hot Wachula's16
Ribs
1. (4-way tie)18
2. Big Daddy Q16
3. Accutech BBQ12
Pork
1. Sweet Smoke Q27
2. Big Papa's Country Kitchen21
3. Hot Wachula's18
Brisket
1. Swamp Boys26
2. Sweet Smoke Q19
3. Awesome Q16

High Scores 2014
OverallWooley Bully BBQ Mafia
770.66665 (Lake City, FL)
ChickenBarbeque This
198.58332 (Naples, FL)
RibsPellet Mafia
199.28332 (Hobbs, NM)
PorkBig Papa's Country Kitchen
200.00000 (Hobbs, NM)
BrisketSwamp Boys
199.04998 (Hobbs, NM)

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