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St. Louis Style Smoked Baby Back Pork Ribs in an Amateur Turn In Box

Team Diva Q is a not for profit competitive BBQ Team from Barrie, Ontario, Canada.

A Brief History of BBQ

BBQ, barbeque, bar-b-cue or bar-b-q? How you spell it doesn't really matter. The word comes into English via the Spanish “barbacoa,” which in turn derives from a Tainu (West Indian) phrase meaning “sacred fire pit”.   To this day traditional southern smoker bbq cookers are referred to as "pits", true to their ancient past.

The English “barbecue” came to denote a method of slow-cooking meat over the ashy-grey coals of a wood fire.

It is believed that the slow-cooking aspect of barbeque came from the European immigrants that settled through the south in the 1800's. Butchers from the old country brought with them the skill of slow cooking traditionally inexpensive and tough cuts of meat rendering them tender and tasty.

BBQ Competitions in Canada

The Canadian Barbecue Association organizes several BBQ competitions each year in Ontario, in order to raise the profile of the art of BBQ in Canada.

 

Each competition is held in conjunction with a local fair or other major event, in order to maximize the exposure to the competition.

 

At each event, there are two levels of competition, Amateur (Pork Ribs only) and Competitive (Pork Ribs, Pork, Beef Brisket and Chicken).  At the Canadian Open, there are also the following “fun” categories at the Competitive Level: Sauce, Desert, Anything “But” (other meats than the four main categories) and Best Booth.

 

The 2006 Canadian Open Barbecue Championship was covered by the National Post.

 

In 2007,  the Canadian Open Barbecue Championship and Beer Festival is  expected to be attended by more than 30,000 people and covered by both local and national media.

 

 

Slow Smoked and Shredded Pork Shoulder

Slow Smoked and Shredded Pork Shoulder

Southern Style Slow Cooked Beef Brisket

Southern Style Slow Cooked Beef Brisket

Slow Smoked Whole Chicken

Slow Smoked Whole Chicken

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