Tee Wayne Abshire and Brian Lipps of St. Amant left out Wednesday afternoon traveling to Lynchburg, Tenn. to compete in the 22nd Annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue on Saturday.


Tee Wayne Abshire and Brian Lipps of St. Amant left out Wednesday afternoon traveling to Lynchburg, Tenn. to compete in the 22nd Annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue on Saturday.

Competitors often refer to “the Jack” as the most prestigious barbecue competition in the world with more than 70 teams from throughout the entire United States and several other countries competing for the coveted title of “Grand Champion”.

The team known as “Smokin’ Lipps” will compete in seven categories, including pork ribs, pork shoulder/butts, beef brisket, chicken, dessert, cook’s choice and Jack Daniel’s sauce.

See Tuesday’s Weekly Citizen for a complete story and results from the competition.