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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.

Below the Sorry Boys photo, Big Papa's Country Kitchen - 2012 Team of the Year with FBA President - Tony Wolfe, and Git-R-Smoked - 2011 Team of the year with then FBA President - Dana Hillis.

2014 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.

2014 Final Standings
Team of the Year Winners - Click for Final Scores
2013 - Hot Wachula's2012 - Big Papa's Country Kitchen2011 - Git-R-Smoked
2010 - Big Papa's Country Kitchen2009 - Swamp Boys2008 - Swamp Boys
2007 - HomeBBQ.com2006 - HomeBBQ.com2005 - HomeBBQ.com
2004 - HomeBBQ.com2003 - HomeBBQ.com2002 - Sorry Boys

Most Grand Championships in a Season
Cook Team
Grand Champion
Woodhouse Grill
Swamp Boys
Big Papa's Country Kitchen
Swamp Boys
Big Papa's Country Kitchen
Sweet Smoke Q
Team Unknown BBQ

1. Sweet Smoke Q707
2. Hot Wachula's663
3. Big Papa's Country Kitchen540
4. Swamp Boys498
5. Git-R-Smoked421
6. Blitzkrieg BBQ417
7. Team Unknown322
8. Wink's Barbeque302
9. Budmeisters215
10. B & T BBQ Cook Team209

1. Hot Wachula's127
2. Sweet Smoke Q117
3. Swamp Boys110
1. Big Papa's Country Kitchen121
2. Sweet Smoke Q112
3. Swamp Boys99
1. Sweet Smoke Q149
2. Hot Wachula's117
3. Big Papa's Country Kitchen97
1. Hot Wachula's142
2. Sweet Smoke Q122
3. Big Papa's Country Kitchen92

High Scores 2014
OverallSweet Smoke Q
786.93328 (Zephyrhills, FL)
ChickenHot Wachula's
199.49998 (Kissimmee, FL)
RibsSwamp Boys
199.49998 (Apopka, FL)
PorkBull Rush BBQ / Uncle Kenny's BBQ
200.00000 (Apopka, FL)
BrisketTeam Unknown
200.00000 (Madeira Beach, FL)

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