Jack’s Old South Named Grand Champion of Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest

May 15, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:           Penelope Huston

                        phuston@memphisinmay.org

                        901-525-4611

 

 

Jack’s Old South Named Grand Champion of the 2016 Memphis in May

World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest

 

Final Results of the 2016 Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Contest Announced

 

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 14, 2015 – Two hundred thirty-five barbecue competitors from 22 states and five foreign countries met on the banks of the Mississippi River this weekend to see who had the best barbecue on the planet. Tonight, Jack’s Old South barbecue team from Unadilla, Georgia, was crowned Grand Champion of America’s most prestigious barbecue cooking competition, the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest (WCBCC).

 

This is the fourth Grand Champion title for Jack’s Old South at the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, having won in 2001, 2004, 2007 and now in 2016. The only other team to win four WCBCC contests is Big Bob Gibson.

 

"This was my 20th anniversary at Memphis in May and to win Grand Champion four times, well I couldn’t be happier! Both my brother and my son weren’t with me the first three times, so this win is special,” said Myron Mixon from Jack’s Old South. “This whole team is new and they are all really excited."

 

When asked about tying Big Bob Gibson’s record of four Grand Championships Mixon said, "We’re coming back to win it again next year!"

 

Jack’s Old South won the Whole Hog Division and was named Grand Champion of the Memphis in May World Barbecue Cooking Contest taking home $30,500 in prize money.

 

“It is an amazing accomplishment to win Grand Champion four times, we couldn’t be happier for Jack’s Old South,” said Jim Holt, president and CEO of Memphis in May International Festival. “To be named Grand Champion of the most prestigious barbecue cooking contest in the world even once is a huge accomplishment. Myron Mixon has risen to a level very few will ever experience.”

 

The World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest started in 1978 in a parking lot with a few dozen teams and their grills. The contest has grown to now occupy, and fill to capacity, 25-acre Tom Lee Park on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River.

 

2016 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BARBECUE COOKING CONTEST RESULTS:


Grand Champion      $30,500           Jack’s Old South

 

Whole Hog

First Place                  $5,000             Jack’s Old South

Second Place              $2,250             3 Taxi Guys

Third Place                  $1,500             PLP Smokers, Competition Team

Fourth Place               $1,000             Cotton Patch Cooking Crew

Fifth Place                   $750                Yazoo’s Delta Q

Sixth Place                  $600                17th Street BBQ/Apple City    

Seventh Place             $500                Salty Rinse BBQ

Eighth Place                $400                Pickin & Grillin

Ninth Place                  $350                Barbeque Republic

Tenth Place                 $300                Boom Boom Que

 

Shoulder

First Place                  $5,000             Lillie’s Q

Second Place              $2,250             The Pork University

Third Place                  $1,500             People’s Republic of Swina

Fourth Place               $1,000             Boofhead BBQ

Fifth Place                   $750                Moonlight Smokers

Sixth Place                  $600                The Grand Masters of Cooking Disasters

Seventh Place             $500                Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q

Eighth Place                $400                Southern Hoggers BBQ Company

Ninth Place                  $350                Parrothead Porkers of Hogaritaville

Tenth Place                 $300                Barnstormers BBQ

 

Rib

First Place                  $5,000             10 Bones BBQ

Second Place              $2,250             Pitmaker-BBQ Addiction

Third Place                  $1,500             Prime Time BBQ

Fourth Place               $1,000             AOC Hogs

Fifth Place                   $750                Pork Fiction

Sixth Place                  $600                Give the Devil His Que

Seventh Place             $500                Boss Pitt

Eighth Place                $400                Smoke Masters

Ninth Place                  $350                Dirk Piggler’s Porkographic BBQ

Tenth Place                 $300                Born in the Que S.A.              

 

Patio Porkers

First Place                  $2,000             Phat Chance

Second Place              $1,000             Bastey Boys

Third Place                  $750                Smoke a Little

 

Kingsford Tour of Champions

First Place                  $1,500             The Shed BBQ & Blues Joing

Second Place              $1,000             Too Sauced To Pork

Third Place                  $500                Boars Night Out

 

Grilling Green Award – Awarded to the team that collected the most recyclables

Sloppy Chops                      

 

PHOTO:

Jack’sOldSouth-GrandChampions-MIMBBQ2016.jpg – Jack’s Old South after winning the Grand Championship and $30,500 at the 2016 Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Competition. Photo credit – Lawrence Hsia

 

2016 Upcoming Memphis in May International Festival Dates

Great American River Run: May 28, 2016

901Fest: May 28, 2016

 

About Memphis in May International Festival

In 2016 the Memphis in May International Festival is saluting Canada as the honored country in its 40th annual month-long celebration. In addition to hosting the city’s largest events like the Beale Street Music Festival, the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, Great River Run and the 901Fest, Memphis in May also produces extensive educational, international, and economic programs for the city. Memphis in May International Festival is the official festival of the City of Memphis.

 

Memphis in May International Festival is a not for profit, community-based organization that contributes over $70 million in economic impact to the community, fosters civic pride, promotes awareness of Memphis heritage, and builds international relationships and understanding through education. For additional information about the Memphis in May International Festival, please visit the official Memphis in May web site at www.memphisinmay.org.

 

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