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Turf and Surf BBQ Champions crowned at KCBS-sanctioned #BETonBBQ

7-8-9 BBQ won Grand Champion in the Turf and Surf BBQ Championship.

With more than $15,000 in prizes and 35 teams competing, it was no easy task to become Grand Champion of the 2019 #BETonBBQ Turf and Surf BBQ Championship.

Known for a gorgeous setting and a storied history — just like its iconic founder Bing Crosby — the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club hosts one of the West Coast’s biggest BBQ competitions, the #BETonBBQ Turf and Surf BBQ Championship.

While the weather was pleasant during the fourth-annual KCBS-sanctioned competition and tasting event on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, the competition was fierce.

On the line was not merely a trophy and bragging rights. Sanctioned by Kansas City Barbeque Society, a win at Turf and Surf means much more, a chance to climb the national rankings.

In addition to competing professional teams, the yearly Turf and Surf BBQ event also includes top restaurants and barbecue personalities that gave any visitor a true feel of how the West Coast BBQ Movement has evolved. Something Turf & Surf co-founders Shawn Walchef (Cali Comfort BBQ) and Derek Marso (Valley Farm Market) attribute to the area’s diverse culture.

Restaurants that participated in the fourth-annual #BETonBBQ event included Grande Ole BBQ y Asado, Del’s Hideout, Corbin’s Q, Valley Farm Market, and, of course, Cali Comfort BBQ.

Along with all the championship BBQ excitement, Turf and Surf also featured live cooking demos from food personalities including Sam the Cooking Guy, Chef David Rose, and Cali Comfort BBQ’s own Gene Goycochea.

Winners of Turf and Surf BBQ Championship 2019

KCBS judges were ready for plates to crown a worthy champion when the day was done. When all the points were tallied and all votes were cast here were the winners:

  • Chicken (177.7028 points) and Pork Ribs (180) 7-8-9 BBQ of Camarillo, CA.
  • Brisket (177.7028) and Pork Shoulder (177.1544)  Burnin and Lootin BBQ Corona, CA.
  • First in Seafood (180) 7 Sins BBQ of Chula Vista, CA

Grand Champion of the 2019 Turf & Surf BBQ Championship was 7-8-9 BBQ! Congratulations on a back-to-back performance to take home the signature #BETonBBQ Surfboard Trophy once again as Grand Champions.

Reserve Grand Champion for the Turf and Surf BBQ Championship was Burnin and Lootin BBQ who also take home a Surfboard trophy.

Burnin and Lootin won Reserve Grand Champion in the Turf and Surf BBQ Championship.Burnin and Lootin won Reserve Grand Champion in the Turf and Surf BBQ Championship.

Burnin and Lootin won Reserve Grand Champion in the Turf and Surf BBQ Championship.

The sun sank beneath the Pacific after a wonderful event. There was a repeat champion and everyone that visited felt like a winner at the track.

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Event: Turf & Surf BBQ Championship
Location: Del Mar Thoroughbred Racing, Del Mar, California
Date: 8/18/2019

Master Series – Overall Scores 

Grand Champion: 7-8-9 BBQ
Reserve Champion: BURNIN AND LOOTIN

Rank Team Name Total
1 7-8-9 BBQ 705.7028
2 BURNIN AND LOOTIN 690.2172
3 NOTHING COMPARES 2 Q 683.9428
4 PAPA LA RUE’S BBQ 682.1596
5 The BBQ Yard 681.6340
6 LADY OF Q 678.7428
7 Team Woodshed 677.5996
8 SIMPLY MARVELOUS BBQ 676.4456
9 BIG POPPA SMOKERS 675.8628
10 Rad Fondo BBQ 675.3140
7-8-9 BBQ won 1st Place Chicken in the Turf and Surf BBQ Championship.

7-8-9 BBQ won 1st Place Chicken in the Turf and Surf BBQ Championship.

 

Rank Team Name Total
1 7-8-9 BBQ 177.7028
2 MUDVILLE BBQ 177.1428
3 SIMPLY MARVELOUS BBQ 175.4172
4 NOTHING COMPARES 2 Q 175.4172
5 The BBQ Yard 174.8456
6 BURNIN AND LOOTIN 171.9656
7 Team Robin 171.4400
8 SMOKE HOUND BBQ 171.4172
9 7 SINS BBQ 170.2628
10 Rad Fondo BBQ 169.7028
7-8-9 BBQ won 1st Place Pork Ribs in the Turf and Surf BBQ Championship.

7-8-9 BBQ won 1st Place Pork Ribs in the Turf and Surf BBQ Championship.

 

Rank Team Name Total
1 7-8-9 BBQ 180.0000
2 7 SINS BBQ 174.2972
3 Team Woodshed 173.1200
4 Meat Candy Q 172.5600
5 SHARPE GOURMET COOKING WOOD 171.9656
6 The BBQ Yard 170.8228
7 THE BRISKET BROTHERS 170.8228
8 PAPA LA RUE’S BBQ 170.8228
9 Rad Fondo BBQ 170.2628
Burning and Lootin won 1st place Pork Shoulder in the Turf and Surf BBQ Championship.

Burning and Lootin won 1st place Pork Shoulder in the Turf and Surf BBQ Championship.

 

Rank Team Name Total
1 BURNIN AND LOOTIN 177.1544
2 Team Woodshed 174.2628
3 ONE SMOKE OVER THE SWINE 173.1200
4 THE BRISKET BROTHERS 173.1084
5 TOOT & STINKY’S CALI-Q 171.9656
6 LADY OF Q 171.9656
7 SIMPLY MARVELOUS BBQ 171.4172
8 Team Robin 171.4056
9 PAPA LA RUE’S BBQ 171.4056
10 7-8-9 BBQ 170.8456
Burnin and Lootin won 1st Place Brisket in the Turf and Surf BBQ Championship.

Burnin and Lootin won 1st Place Brisket in the Turf and Surf BBQ Championship.

 

Rank Team Name Total
1 BURNIN AND LOOTIN 177.7028
2 7-8-9 BBQ 177.1544
3 Jack9 BBQ-CA 174.2744
4 LADY OF Q 173.7144
5 B’ MACKIN BBQ 173.7028
6 Porketeers 171.9772
7 Rad Fondo BBQ 171.9656
8 BIG POPPA SMOKERS 170.8344
9 2LIVEQ 170.8228
10 PAPA LA RUE’S BBQ 170.8228
The BBQ Yard won 1st place Try-Tip in the Turf and Surf BBQ Championship.

The BBQ Yard won 1st place Try-Tip in the Turf and Surf BBQ Championship.

 

Rank Team Name
1 The BBQ Yard 175.4400
2 Mike’s Meat Wagon 171.9656
3 Team Robin 168.5600
4 SHARPE GOURMET COOKING WOOD 168.0344
5 Encinitas BBQ Co 166.8912
6 7 SINS BBQ 163.4288
7 Porketeers 162.2284
8 SMOKE HOUND BBQ 160.5372
9 MUDVILLE BBQ 149.1428
10 BIG RED BBQ 139.9884
BETonBBQ 2019 KCBS Winner seafood

7 Sins BBQ won 1st place Seafood in the Turf and Surf BBQ Championship.

 

Rank Team Name Total
1 7 SINS BBQ 180.0000
2 MUDVILLE BBQ 180.0000
3 The BBQ Yard 177.7028
4 SHARPE GOURMET COOKING WOOD 175.4172
5 Encinitas BBQ Co 175.4172
6 Mike’s Meat Wagon 165.6800

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