View Full Version : 1st Annual Shotgun Fred BBQ Showdown 2/27-3/1/14

Swamp Donkeyz BBQ
12-03-2013, 08:26 PM
Located in Huntsville,Tx, this is going to be a GREAT event that is KCBS Sanctioned, to honor a TRUE BBQ Innovator and an even GREATER Man. As it stands it will have a guaranteed $10,000 payout.

Grand Champion $1000.00 plus a BBQ Guru Onyx Oven with Guru Unit
Reserve Grand Champion $600
1st $550
2nd $450
3rd $350
4th $250
5th $125
6th thru 10th $75 each

All proceeds raised will benefit a scholarship fund, in Fred Pirkle's name, to help kids, going to school for Industrial Technology carrers, pay for their tuition and books. Come on Down and help make this event a success.

Check it out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/shotgunfredbbqshowdown?ref=hl (https://www.facebook.com/shotgunfredbbqshowdown?ref=hl)

They have 28 CBJ's that have volunteered to judge the event, so far. If anyone else would like to, or knows someone else that would like to judge, please contact Ben Pruitt at shotgunfredbbqshowdown@gmail.com (shotgunfredbbqshowdown@gmail.com)

They will also have a Kids Que at the event. It will be limited to the first 30 kids to sign up, Saturday morning. They will be supplied with a cooker, fuel, tongs and meat. The local FD will light the fires for them. They will award prizes to the top cooks in their age group and all the kids will get to keep the cooker and tongs they used.

12-03-2013, 10:24 PM
Looking forward to this contest. Should be a good one!

Swamp Donkeyz BBQ
12-04-2013, 07:37 AM
Looking forward to meeting you!

Kit R
12-04-2013, 11:36 AM
I'm a displaced Texan just like Fred was and I had the pleasure of meeting Fred up in PA. My family's in Lufkin, so maybe I should make a trip......

Swamp Donkeyz BBQ
12-04-2013, 11:41 AM
Come on down. We'll be happy to have you. There a quite a few of his friends that will be competing and visiting. I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but i enjoy hearing stories about him from his friends.

Swamp Donkeyz BBQ
12-06-2013, 08:08 PM
Here's a link to the entry form and the mailer,
Entry Form: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ar3qcrb3kuokcno/CookingTeamEntryForm2ndDBrev10-24-13.pdf
Mailer: https://www.dropbox.com/s/masa00q8fv0yqd8/Mailer%20Final%20Revison10-24-13.doc (https://www.dropbox.com/s/masa00q8fv0yqd8/Mailer%20Final%20Revison10-24-13.doc)

Swamp Donkeyz BBQ
12-10-2013, 09:35 AM
If you've never seen the Onyx Oven, here's a pic. This is a great cooker and holds quite a bit of meat. BBQ Guru will be giving one of these away to the GC of this event.
http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a535/swampdonkeyzbbq/onyx_zpsfe7148de.jpg (http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/swampdonkeyzbbq/media/onyx_zpsfe7148de.jpg.html)

Swamp Donkeyz BBQ
12-17-2013, 12:04 PM
They got the website up and running. http://www.shotgunfredbbq.com/

Butcher BBQ
12-18-2013, 06:24 AM
Looking forward to traveling down. Our app has been sent in.

Swamp Donkeyz BBQ
12-18-2013, 08:19 AM
We're looking forward to it! This is really shaping up up to be a pretty big event! Thanks to everyone for your support!

Swamp Donkeyz BBQ
01-02-2014, 08:21 PM
The list keeps growing. Looks like there's going to be some stiff competition at this inaugural event!

Swamp Donkeyz BBQ
01-27-2014, 01:24 PM
Are any other Brethren coming to this event? I'm looking forward to meeting some of y'all in person.

Swamp Donkeyz BBQ
02-03-2014, 09:29 PM
They will be holding a KCBS Certified Barbecue Judges Class on Thursday evening, February 27th, at the Shotgun Fred BBQ Showdown cook off, from 6-10 pm. This class can be benificial to both cooks and anyone interested in becoming a KCBS Certified Barbecue Judge. The fees for the class are $40 for KCBS members or $75 for non members (You will also receive a 1 year KCBS membership, a value of $35). The class is limited to 24 persons per class. For more information please email Ben Pruitt at shotgunfreddbbqshowdown@gmail.com or benatt41@aol.com

Swamp Donkeyz BBQ
03-01-2014, 07:55 PM
Had a GREAT time at this event! I will definitely continue to do KCBS when I can. Met a lot of great people and learned some things too! We were 19th overall, out of 37 teams, with 2nd Chef's Choice, 3rd Dessert, 3rd Beans, 10th Pork and 14th Brisket. Congrats to Butcher BBQ, GC, and American Dream, RGC. Hope to see y'all again next year!

Also, I met a pretty cool guy there too. Hope to see you again Donnie!