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23rd Annual Jack Daniel's Invitational Draw

September 2, 2011

The drawing of teams for the 23rd Annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue took place today.  The prestigious event affectionately known as “The Jack,” annually receives more than 25,000 visitors from across the globe competing in seven categories – Pork Ribs, Pork Shoulder/Butts, Beef Brisket, Chicken, Dessert, Cook’s Choice and Jack Daniel’s Sauce – for the coveted title of Grand Champion.

The competition itself is like none other in the world, with its suspense-filled “by invitation only” process concluding with the following participants being drawn:

The Draw:

Big Creek BBQ
Redneck Grillers
Sweet Peppers
Master of Disaster
Flyboy BBQ
Big Papa's Country Kitchen
Barbeque Crew
Tippy Canoe BBQ Crew
Team Dude
Squealers Award Winning Barbeque
Buffalo's BBQ
The Long Dawgs
Bigbear BBQ
Fatback Joe's BBQ
Jacks Old South
Feeding Friendz
Motley Que Crew
Lucky's Q
4 Smokin' Butts
Kinney's Kountry Kookers
Two Old Men and a Grill
Hot Grill on Grill Action
Fat Angel BBQ
Mr. BoBos Traveling BBQ All Stars!
Saucehound BBQ
Butcher BBQ
Smokey's Bar-B-Que
Chix, Swine & Bovine BBQ
Fat Backs BBQ and Rib Shack
PigDawg
Swiggin' Pig
The Drunken Brisket
R and R BBQ Team
Degüello BBQ
Wine Country "Q"
Brew-B-Q
Burnin Bob's Butts N Bones
Wild Bunch Butt Burners
Hog Tide Bar-B-Que
Whiskey Ranch BBQ
GoneHoggin.com
Smoke On Wheels
Warren County Pork Choppers
Shiggin & Grinnin
Spitfire
2 Worthless Nuts
Fat Dad's Barbeque
PA Midnite Smokers
B. S. Pitmeisters
Gerrit Boys Barbeque
2 fat bikers bbq
Here Piggy Piggy BBQ

Automatic Qualifiers:

QUAU
Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q                                                                                   
Texas Pepper Jelly                                     
Lotta Bull BBQ
IQUE
Southern Exposure                    
Munchin Hog’s @ the Hilton
Squeal-On-U-BBQ                                      
Up in Smoke                                                 
I Smell Smoke!!!                                           
Black Cat BBQ                                             
Rhythm ‘n QUE                         
Pork Barrel BBQ                                                                                                   
Piggy D’s BBQ                                               
Smokin’ Hoggz BBQ                                   
Smoked To The Bone                                
Mad Dawgz BBQ                                                                                                  
Lakeside Smokers                                                                                              
Hambones by the Fire                   
 

Among the many criteria to qualify for ‘The Jack’ includes Grand Champions from the previous year’s Jack Daniel’s Invitational, the American Royal Open Competition, the annual Memphis in May and Houston Livestock & Barbecue competitions receive automatic entries. Additionally, to qualify U.S. teams must have already won a competition in which 50 or more teams participated, or they must have won a competition of at least 25 teams that has been designated a “state championship.” For more information about the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue, click here.

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