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  • Laurie Hillbilly BBQ Cookoff winners

  • The 22nd Annual Laurie Hillbilly BBQ Cookoff was held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 1 and 2 at the Laurie fairgrounds. Forty-seven contestants from seven states - including five local teams within 50 miles of Laurie - competed for prize money and braggin' rights for the best barbecue. Here is a list of the winners.
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  • Grand Champion
    Sleepy Hollow, Mountain Home, Ark.
    Won $1,500 cash plus banner
    Reserve Champion
    Gilly's BBQ Team, New Berlin, Ill.
    Won $750 plus banner
    1st Reserve Champion
    Shake N Bake BBQ, New Haven, Mo.
    Won $500 plus banner
    Top Scoring Local (within 50 miles)
    Half Sauced BBQ, Lake Ozark
    Category winners
    1st Epic BBQ Cru, Sunrise Beach
    2nd Two Lefts and a Right, Miami, Mo.
    3rd Red Hot Pop, Mission, Kan.
    1st Sleepy Hollow, Mountain Home, Ark.
    2nd Smokin O, Rocheport, Mo.
    3rd Gillys BBQ, New Berlin, Ill.
    1st Team Doghouse BBQ, Strafford, Mo.
    2nd Boss Hawg BBQ, Springfield, Ill.
    3rd Shake N Bake, New Haven, Mo.
    1st Belly Brothers BBQ Team, Hallsville, Mo.
    2nd Sleepy Hollow, Mountain Home, Ark.
    3rd Shake N Bake, New Haven, Mo.
    1st Squeal of Approval (perfect score of 180), Merriam, Kan.
    2nd Epic BBQ Cru (perfect score of 180), Sunrise Beach
    3rd Brickhead BBQ (perfect score of 180), Linn Creek
    Kid Q Winners
    3 - Ages 11-15 contestants
    1st Kyle Cunningham, 13, F.O.M.S.B., Merriam, Kan.
    2nd Makenzie Munsinger, 13, Shake N Bake, New Haven, Mo.
    15 - Ages 5-10 contestants
    1st Jonathan Rauert, 6, Freddies Firebox, Omaha, Neb.
    2nd Quinlan Giffen, 10, In Deep Sauce, Marshall, Mo.
    Winners of the raffles
    1st Chase Knowles, Columbia, Mo.
    Won $250 cash
    2nd Chad Knowles, Columbia, Mo.
    Won $100 cash
    Winner of the $100 apron
    Ray Masters, Merriam, Kan.
    Winner of the free entry for 2015
    Smokin O, Rocheport, Mo.
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