Grillstock - King of the Grill

Teams from across the world lit the coals at Grillstock festival smoking huge joints of pork, lamb, beef and chicken. The Grand Champion from each festival won £1,000 in cash and qualify to compete against the best of the best at the prestigious American Royal World Series of BBQ 'Invitational' in Kansas City later this year. Only Grand Champions from other BBQ Competitions are invited to take part.

The competition is tough, with entries having to win over the taste buds of influential faces and experienced international BBQ judges scoring to strict criteria. There are four key rounds of chicken, ribs, brisket and pulled pork that all teams must cook. The team with the most points across these four rounds will be crowned Grand Champion. Further rounds of dessert, lamb and our most popular round of chef’s choice are optional and carry individual awards.

Manchester results are now in...

Manchester King of the Grill Results

Braai-bery & Que-rruption

Two former front rows in search of a hooker, brought together by a mutual love of getting hot and sweaty with 15 other like mindedmen. Oh, and we like BBQ too.

British Bulldog BBQ

After being out of the game for 5 years, Toby is dusting off his gear to compete at both Grillstock festivals in 2014. “It is time to reignite my passion and remember why I got into this crazy world of BBQ, let the fun begin.

Bunch of Swines

Bunch of Swines are the 2012 and 2013 Grillstock Bristol grand Champions, returning once more to defend their title and see if they can make 3 in a row.

Dr. Evil BBQ

New team competing in the UK pitmaster series for the 1st time in 2014, in collaboration with Thueros UK BBQ Equipment.

Flamin’ Amateurs

The Flamin’ Amateurs are a Bristol based BBQ team. We are a group of friends and BBQers who just started grilling bigger and bigger pieces of meat…then we discovered American BBQ at Grillstock four years ago and haven't looked back since. New to competing in 2013, meat, music and mayhem was a per...

Hammer & Tongs

Hammer & Tongs is a one man BBQ team, formed in 2013. Having had so much fun and meeting so many great people, he thought he would do it all over again.

Jedi Swine Tricks

Steve Heyes has been competing in BBQ contests in the UK, Europe and the US since 2009, and he’s not done too badly at all! Formerly head cook of Royal Q Pit Crew, Steve started competing solo in 2013 and will make his Grillstock debut in 2014.


Bristol based Masters of Meat and Destruction. Often edible, sometimes delicious.

Racks of Ruin

Racks of Ruin are a team of BBQ loving individuals lead by pit master Philip Newton who have been competing in the UK since 2011. Last year they welcomed Glenn and Sarah from Riviera BBQ onto the team and they are now returning to compete at Grillstock for the 2nd time. Racks of Ruin are proudly ...

Risk-it 4 a Brisket

Four keen amateur barbecuers recently brought together for a first-time competition outing! Sponsored by Weber the team consists of 2 Weber employees and 2 Weber fans.

RK’s Barbecue

Ryan and Kristian make up RK’s Barbecue, two enthusiasts of American, Q done the slow n' low way. What started as a hobby has very recently become a market stall, serving up brisket and pulled pork to the great folks of Warwick. This will be their first Grillstock and only finding out 10 days bef...

Smoking Dragons

A group of novice BBQ fans who met in the pub on the North Wales coast. They came to Grillstock Manchester last year as fans and truly caught the bug! True back yard smokers, using their home-made smoker “Delilah”.

Team Smoking Penguin

The Smokin' Penguins are back! After smashing 2013 with a joint 1st in pork and 4th overall, they're ready to go even further. TSP, from sunny Brighton, have been competing since 2012 when a love of good food and american cooking led them try out a comp - from then on they were hooked!

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