The Kangaroo Valley Craft Beer & BBQ Festival (#KVBBQ) is the final sanctioned event of the Australasian Barbeque Alliance 2018 competition. Here's the fat, and the skinny, of the ABA so you can better appreciate the BBQ battles, the rules the teams must abide and what each of the teams have been competing for throughout the year.
For a full transcript of the ABA's Mission Statement go here.
The Australasian Barbecue Alliance is Australia’s foremost society promoting and developing traditional barbecue & smoking culture, sanctioning official ABA competitions nationwide.
The ABA has three co-founders: Jay Beaumont, Jess Pryles and Adam Roberts, who is also ABA General Manager. Their team is supported by Michael Rose in Product Review. These guys are literally the vanguard driving the booming sport of Low and Slow BBQ in both Australia and New Zealand. Their knowledge and passion for the humble Aussie barbie cannot be over-stated.
Their mission outlines six pillars defining oversight of the ABA and the NZBA (New Zealand Barbeque Alliance).
For a full transcript of the ABA NZBA rules please refer to the official rules page here.
To be in the running for the 2019 Australian Grand Champion prize a team must have at least 3 results from ABA or NZBA Sanctioned Competitions. However, more than 3 competitions may be entered.
Last Updated from results of 25 August 2019 Meat Meet, Horsham and Baconfest, Kingaroy
Points (Best 3 Results)
Western Sydney NSW
Summerland Pt NSW
At the conclusion of the 2018 Competition the Top 10 teams receive a trophy and the Top 5 receive cash prizes ranging from $5000 to $500.
The overall Grand Champion will be honoured with a perpetual trophy and the opportunity to represent internationally as Australia's #1 Ranked Team. The first two Grand Champions are listed below. The question is Who will it be this year? With less than 100 points separating the entire Top 10 Teams and only ten events to go (as at 5/9/18) its looking like a sprint finish rather than a low and slow swagger to the line.
2018 Smoking Coals BBQ, Sydney NSW
Established in 2015, Smoking Coals Barbecue began with a combined total of more than 20yrs experience cooking over wood and charcoal. This is our passion
An Australian Barbecue team from Sydney.
We hope everything we do makes your mouth water.
The Friendly Inn, one of the Shoalhaven's oldest pubs, is located in the heart of Australia’s most beautiful valley. As host of the 3rd annual Kangaroo Valley Craft Beer and BBQ Festival you are invited to once again come along to enjoy the regions finest Crafted Brews and BBQ's.
Wizards of Q
The Sheen Shangri La Low & Slow BBQ
Smokey BBQ Bandits
Shire Smokers BBQ
Rollin Smoke BBQ
Oaks BBQ Are Your Shoalhaven Locals
Grillas in the Mist
Fork ‘N Pork BBQ
Fastlane BBQ Crew
Beer-B-Q are Ready to Q
Big Bark Hunter BBQ
Steak Cookoff Association of America
Smokerados Competition BBQ Team
Frequently Asked Questions