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It is the mission of the FBA to promote the uniquely American tradition of barbecuing meat over natural wood or charcoal-fired heat and smoke through education, family-friendly fellowship, and competition.


Each year a few individuals of the Florida BBQ Association are inducted into the Hall of Fame for their significant contributions to the Association and to the BBQ community

Kevin Bevington, Inducted 2019

Tom & Donna Dominy, Inducted 2019

Mike English, Inducted 2019


Rob “Rub” Bagby, Inducted 2018

      • A member of the FBA since 2003, began competing as Swamp Boys in 2004
      • Competed in over 300 FBA contests
      • Won his first Grand Championship in 2006 in Quincy, FL
      • Voted to the Board of Directors 2006, Secretary 2007 and 2008, Vice-President 2008, President in 2009 and 2010
      • Won his first State Championship/Qualifier in 2007 in Newnan, GA
      • Earned the first Perfect Score in the FBA, 2010, Newnan, GA
      • Won the FBA State Championship in FL, GA, AL
      • Won the FBA Triple Crown
      • Represented the FBA four times at The Jack Daniel World Championships
      • Taught BBQ Classes to hundreds of people from across the country, Canada, and Europe
      • Since 2006 has been in the top 3 TOTY 9 times & top 5 TOTY 4 times
      • 2008, 2009, 2017 Team of the Year
      • Won over 110 Grand and Reserve Grand Championships

Les Price, Inducted 2017

  • Co-Creator of FBA and elected member of the Board of Directors during its initial three years.
  • Organized the FBA introductory ’start-up’ meeting.
  • Wrote the FBA organizational documents and rules and regulations.
  • Organized and ran the first FBA sanctioned BBQ contest.

Norm Spradlen, Inducted 2017

  • FBA’s first President (un-elected).
  • FBA founding member.
  • He wrote the FBA’s first scoring program.

Joby Stanaland, Inducted 2017

  • Co-Creator of FBA and elected president during its initial six years.
  • A consummate southern salesman who used his skills to attract the attention of potential sponsors, judges and cooking teams to join the FBA family.
  • Solicited and received input from many cook teams which formed the basis for the development of many of the FBA rules and regulations.
  • Even as a successful and intense competitor on Saturdays, he always found the time on Fridays to have a party in his tent for anyone who dropped by to eat, drink and swap tales.

Jady Hill

    Founding Member of the Florida BBQ Association

    Original Judge

    First recipient of the “Person of the Year” Award

    Pit Master of Florida Boys BBQ team


    Multiple Grand Championships

    Actively judged and competed for 20 years

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