The Nomination Period for 1 position on the BOD is now open and will remain open until December 15th,2013. To be eligible you must be a member in good standing and you must be able to commit the required amount of time to attend meetings and work on assigned projects.
You can self-nominate or you can nominate someone who you think will make a good addition to the Board.
To nominate a person please send an email to email@example.com.
The rules and prize list for the 2013 Beak 2 Beak Invitational are available here:
Please be advised to check over the rules very carefully. If you have any questions please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a list of all of the teams (and the contest they qualified at) that have qualified so far for the 2013 B2B:
Current list of eligible contestants in to the 2013 Beak to Beak Invitational
2012 Beak to Beak Invitational – Rubbed Smoked & Sauced BBQ
Silver Lake Apple BBQ Festival 2012 – Big Brothers BBQ
1st Annual Parkinson’s Smoke Out – THUNDER HOG BBQ
Wabash Ribber Fest Barbecue Championship – THE FLYING BURRITOS
The Masters in May – TIPPYCANOE BBQ CREW
Smokin’ on the Water – BIG JT’S SMOKIN BBQ
Randolph County Pig Party – THE FLYING BURRITOS
Westmont Red, White & BBQ – MCFRANKENBOO BBQ
Poor Que – QUAU
Smokin’ on the River – YELLOW RIVER BBQ
Pig in the Park – BREW-B-Q
Knights of Columbus*-4 SMOKIN’ BUTTS
Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour – GILLY’S BBQ
5th Annual Auburn Hills Barbecue Cook-off – SMOKIN’ ACES CRAPSHOOT BBQ
Legacy BBQ Championship – DEAD PIGS TELL NO TALES
Super City Blues & Ques – RURAL ROUTE BBQ
Smoke on the Square: In Memory of David Harness – PIG PAK
Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour – QUAU
Grillin’ in Grafton – QU SMOKIN KREWE
Firin’ Up the Fox BBQ Contest*- BBQ SAUCE WORKS – CHURCH
Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour – MA & PA’S KETTLE
The GLBBQA is pleased to announce our 180 Bounty Program.
Here is how it works.
Goal: A cash bonanza for the first GLBBQA member to receive a score
of 180 in one of the four major meat categories at any KCBS
sanctioned event in the Great Lakes area.
Eligibility: Any member in good standing of the GLBBQA.
Members must buy in for $50 prior to the 180.
Member must be in good standing at the time of the 180.
New York Illinois
Rules: Buy in any time prior to the start of the contest in which
the 180 is scored. Be in good standing at the time of the 180
Once “in” you will remain “in” as long as dues are current.
Should your membership laps at some point simply rejoin
and as soon as your dues are paid you will again be eligible.
GLBBQA will match entry fees up to $500.
Sign up form is attached and you can utilize Paypal from our main page of the website.
Please indicate that you are making payment for the 180 Bounty Program.
The 6th Annual GLBBQA Winter Thaw Sponsored by Lockharts BBQ is scheduled for May 17th and 18th at Eagle Park in Eagle Michigan.
Lockharts BBQ has generously agreed to sponsor the event once again with a $1000.00 minimum prize pool. The Prize Pool will go up $100.00 for every team that signs up over 10.
So come on out, knock the dust/rust off your cookers and join us for our Winter Thaw cook.
We will once again have our now World Famous Pot Luck Dinner and Lockharts will once again be donating some of their Award Winning Beer for us to enjoy Friday Night.
We would like to thank the members of the GLBBQA who voted in our election for the BOD. We had approx 43% of the membership vote!!
Congratulations to the following nominees who were elected this weekend:
Introducing the Great Lakes BBQ Association’s Beak to Beak Invitational 2013. If your team has the top chicken score at any of the 2013 KCBS Events in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, or Wisconsin held April 1-August 17, 2013 you will be invited to participate in a winner take all event that will take place at the Silver Lake Apple BBQ Festival being held 9/13/2013 in Mears, MI.
The winner is guaranteed a minimum of:
$500 in cash
$250 gift certificate to TheBBQSuperstore.com
$250 free entry to Smokin’ on the Water 2014 in Liberty, IN
$200 free entry to Parkinsons Smoke Out 2014 in Evansville, IN
$200 free entry in to Silver Lake Apple & BBQ Festival 2014 Mears, MI
$250 free entry in to Masters in May 2014 Fremont, WI
$250 free entry in to New Palestine Wine, Brew & Bar-B-Que Too in New Palestine, IN
We are contacting organizers every day and hope to add to this list in the near future. Last year we also had over $500 in BBQ supplies donated by various sponsors, and we hope they will join us again.
If you have any questions, comments, or would like to be a sponsor of the event please contact the Beak2Beak committee at email@example.com.
2013 Annual Meeting
The 2013 GLBBQA Annual Meeting will be held on March 16th,2013 at The Lexington Hotel in Lansing MI.
The address is: 925 S Creyts Rd Lansing, MI 48917
We will have the Organizers Roundtable from 10:00am – Noon (Tentative) We will advise if we cancel this portion of the meeting.
BOD Meeting/Election from 1:00pm – 4:00pm or whenever it is finished.
Lunch will be on your own, however there is a restaurant inside the Hotel.
Water,Coffee, and Pop will be provided.
We will have some very cool door prizes including items from: Mad Cow Cutlery, TheBBQSuperstore.com, Mad Hunky Meats, Butcher BBQ, and Oakridge Rubs.
You must be present to win!!
2013 Board of Directors Election
We will also be electing new officers to the Board of Directors. This year we are implementing an online voting option.
Each member in good standing will receive an e-mail from the online election website that will contain a link, this link will take you to the site where you will vote for
3 of the candidates (you can only vote once). The voting period will open at 6:00am on Saturday March 9th,2013 and will close Saturday March 16th at 6:00am.
You will also have the option to vote in person at the Annual Meeting. If you have any questions or problems voting please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
2013 Board of Directors Candidates
Now that you know how to vote, here is who you will be voting for, remember there are 3 open positions and they will be for 3 year terms.
Bruce Bissonnette (I)
Scott Fischer (I)
We are very pleased to announce that the Great Lakes BBQ Association’s Team of the Year program will be expanding to:
Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana.
Rules are as follows:
You must be a member in good standing of the GLBBQA by April 26th,2013, and remain in good standing throughout the competition season, to accumulate points
A team will be awarded points for a top 20 finish in each category and overall
1st place = 20
2nd place = 19
3rd place = 18
and so on…
A teams best 3 contests will count towards the total
All KCBS Sanctioned 4 meat contests (Standard contests, no KCBS sanctioned rib burns) in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin are included
There is no signup required, membership is all that is needed.
In addition to the points for each category, teams are also eligible for the “Shot in the dark” which is awarded to the team with the highest KCBS score in each category.
Prize pool is currently at $1000.00 but we are looking to increase that amount over the course of the year
The GLBBQA”s Holiday Party is set!!
DATE: Saturday, February 9, 2013
LOCATION: Hilton Grand Rapids Airport (Wolverine AB Room)
4747 28th Street S.E.
Grand Rapids, Mi. 49512
TIME: 6:00 PM: Cash Bar
7:00 PM: (3) Entree’ Dinner Buffet
Checks MUST be made out to GLBBQA and sent to:
Bruce Bissonnette, Treasurer
8893 Hahn St, Utica, Mi. 48317
You can pay for this event online via Eventbrite here:
The awards portion of the event will be held after dinner.
ROOMS: We have arranged for a discounted net rate of $79.00 (not including taxes).
Check in is 3:00 pm, Check out is Noon.
RESERVATIONS: Phone the hotel, (616) 957-0100. Indicate you are
reserving under the Great Lakes BBQ Assn event.
No special “code” has been indicated yet.
This event is open to ALL, do not need to be a GLBBQA member to attend, however
Payment for dinner MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013.
Congratulations to Rubbed Smoked and Sauced for winning the Great Lakes BBQ Association 2012 Beak to Beak Invitational!
1st Rubbed Smoked and Sauced – 196
2nd Motley Que Crew – 193
3rd Full Metal BBQ – 187.5
4th Big Brothers BBQ – 184
Thanks again to all of the sponsors Jeff Clark and Silver Lake Apple BBQ Festival, Phil Kent Armada Meats & Motors, FAB, Plowboys BBQ, Lottal Bull BBQ, Butchers BBQ, Smoke on Wheels, Simply Marvelous, Mad Hunky Meats, Oakridge BBQ, The Slabs, and Cancersuckschicago.com
- Events are coming soon, stay tuned!