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Q-City BBQ Championship winners announced

Charlotte Center City Partners officials announced this year’s Q-City BBQ Championship winners Saturday night.

Hiccupin’ Hog was the shoulder and rib Challengers competition grand champion, and Ranucci’s Big Butt BBQ won grand champion for the Memphis Barbecue Network contest.

The Best Booth award went to What’s Time to a Hog and Chillin the most BBQ Party Team.

See other winners below.

In the Anything But category winners:

Brunswick stew – Mac’s Smoke Shop

Whole Chicken – Hog Father BBQ

Cole slaw – Hog Father BBQ

Anything But, exotic – I Like Pig Butts & I Cannot Lie

Anything But, surf – Sauceman’s BBQ

Anything But, turf – Fast Eddie’s Lo & Slo BBQ

Challengers competition winners:

Shoulder – First place, Hiccupin’ Hog; second place, Cammo’s BBQ; third place, Mad About Cue.

Rib – First place, Gazebo Grillers; second place, Keep Calm and Cue On; third place, What What in the Butt.

Memphis Barbecue Network winners:

Whole hog – First place, Kings Cooking Team; second place, Ranucci’s Big Butt BBQ; third place, Sauceman’s BBQ; fourth place, Black Jack Barbecue; fifth place, Mac’s Smoke Shop.

Shoulder – First place, Ranucci’s Big Butt BBQ; second place, Cookin Contractors; third place, Smokin’ Good; fourth place, Muck’s Barbecue; fifth place, Black Jack Barbecue.

Rib – First place, Ranucci’s Big Butt BBQ; second place, BubbaJack’s; third place, Ernie’s BBQ; fourth place, Kings Cooking Team; fifth place, Smokin’ Dogz BBQ.

Ruebens: 704-358-5294; Twitter: @lruebens
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