Yaga's Wild Game and Barbecue Cookoff

May 12, 2023 - May 13, 2023

Contest Details

Yaga's Wild Game and Barbecue Cookoff
IBCA Contest Number: 2023-218

7 Hope Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77554
[Driving Directions]

Head Judge: Robin Myers
Tray Pickup: 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Friday
Additional Tray Pickup: 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. Saturday
Cooks Meeting: Friday at 4:00 P.M.

Turn in times / Schedule
12:00 Chicken
1:30 Pork Spare Ribs
3:00 Brisket



Meats to be Cooked

Half Chicken 1 Fully Jointed Chicken Half (Complete with wing, breast, thigh and leg.)
Pork Spare Ribs (Required: 8 Individual Pork Spare Ribs)
Brisket (Required: 8 Full Slices)

Friday Ancillaries

Saturday Ancillaries

Contact and Registration

Contact: Chris Arneson


Entry Fee: 300.00

Contest Registration/Flyer

Competition Results

Head Judge: Robin Myers
Number of Teams: 52

Tickets Summary: [PDF]

Master Ticket Details: [PDF]

Grand Champion

Ed Foster / 9 Finger Q

Reserve Grand Champion

Billy Powell / Texas Select Seasonings

Brisket: Mark Garcia / Roadkill Cookers
Chicken: James Little / Mainland Sundowners
Pork Spare Ribs: David Hernandez / Whatcha Smokin'


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Ed Foster9 Finger Q554.46
2Billy PowellTexas Select Seasonings542.32
3Shawn MooreChase-N-Moore Smoke535.32
4David HernandezWhatcha Smokin'529.16
5Mark GarciaRoadkill Cookers519.32
6Arnold GarzaTexas Pit Stop BBQ506.96
7Bert Jones2 J's Cook Team503.36
8Tony ListiThe Texas Barbeque Massacre502.36
9Stewart GagnonParadise Cookers 2500.58
10George SaraccoTexas Missing Lynx A495.66


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1James LittleMainland Sundowners195.88
2Eric CantrellFamily Affair193.78
3Billy PowellTexas Select Seasonings186.58
4Ed Foster9 Finger Q185.52
5George SaraccoTexas Missing Lynx A181.36
6Stewart GagnonParadise Cookers 2181.0
7Eric KleineckeButt Rubbers 1180.74
8Al AlmanzaHell Bent 100% Texan Cookers180.66
9Bryan Jones2 J's Cook Team 2178.8
10Ronald Puccetti3 dc Cookers177.72

Pork Spare Ribs

PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1David HernandezWhatcha Smokin'190.24
2Ed Foster9 Finger Q190.22
3Billy PowellTexas Select Seasonings189.08
4Shawn MooreChase-N-Moore Smoke187.42
5Jake DumaineTeam We like to Party178.54
6Bryan Jones2 J's Cook Team 2178.0
7scott mohonGram's & Pap's Backyard Smokers177.34
8Bert Jones2 J's Cook Team176.56
9Ernie DonnelleyMeathouse BBQ 2176.0
10Tommy StunsonCool Cookers 2174.72


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Mark GarciaRoadkill Cookers197.8
2Arnold GarzaTexas Pit Stop BBQ187.96
3Ed Foster9 Finger Q178.72
4Shawn MooreChase-N-Moore Smoke178.6
5Tony ListiThe Texas Barbeque Massacre177.1
6George SaraccoTexas Missing Lynx A174.02
7Mark PaulosHardwood BBQ 2173.88
8David HernandezWhatcha Smokin'172.4
9Stewart GagnonParadise Cookers 2168.82
10Billy PowellTexas Select Seasonings166.66