Yesterday, the Australasian Barbecue Alliance (ABA) released a video announcing planned changes for the 2019 competition season. The last five years has seen the scene grow from nothing, to a full blown lifestyle for many of us. Naturally, with growth comes the need for change, for evolution. There were six big changes announced, incorporating several smaller changes. They have varying degrees of impact on the current scene, from game-changing to relatively minor differences. In this article I’ll be Breaking Down the 2019 ABA Changes, examining the negative impacts (if any) of these changes, before delving into the positive implications.