Effingham, IL – August 4, 2022, Downtown Effingham played host to the 2022 EffingHAM-JAM Hometown Throwdown BBQ Challenge and Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) Professional Competition July 22 and 23. Amateur BBQ enthusiasts around Illinois and professional BBQ teams from all over the United States traveled to compete for cash prizes, John Boos & Co. trophies, and bragging rights in this event presented by Koerner Distributor, Inc.

Hometown Throwdown Winners include:
Grand Champion – Porking Lot Smokers
Top Hog Corporate – John Boos & Co.
Top Hop Amateur – Porking Lot Smokers
Chicken – 1st John Boos & Co., 2nd Wonkey Donkey
Pork – 1st Porking Lot Smokers, 2nd Pearhead BBQ
Side Dish – 1st John Boos & Co., 2nd Porking Lot Smokers
Sauce/Rub – 1st Dan Hecht Chevrolet-Toyota, 2nd Poe’d Smoked BBQ

KCBS Winners include:

Grand Champion – Continental Barbecue Co.
Reserve Grand Champion – Triple H BBQ
Chicken – Continental Barbecue Co.
Pork – Triple H BBQ
Pork Ribs – First Class BBQ
Brisket – Thunder Hog BBQ

To see a complete list of the Top 5 KCBS category and overall winners, contact Nicole Morrison at (217) 342-4147 or nmorrison@effinghamcountychamber.com.

Pictured – Hometown Throwdown Grand Champion Porking Lot Smokers

Pictured – KCBS Grand Champion Continental Barbecue Co. and Reserve Champion Triple H BBQ


About the Effingham County Chamber
Founded in 1917, the Effingham County Chamber is the county’s leading advocate and champion for business. The Chamber works to create a climate of growth and success in our community by providing leadership opportunities as well as volunteer programs and business-building initiatives that focus on the critical priorities of Effingham County businesses. By leveraging the support, talent, and resources of our members, the Effingham County Chamber is leading efforts to achieve business success and community growth.