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2017 GLBBQA Team of the Year Final Standings

With Chelsea in the books the exciting 2017 GLBBQA Team of the Year race has come to an end. Please see the results at the link below:

Copy of Overall – TEAM OF THE YEAR RESULTS

Thanks to all of the teams for entering and to all of those that won a category or an award we will hand those out at our Winter Banquet. The date for that is still being finalized. Congratulations!!

 

GLBBQA Team of the Year Standings Updated

Here are the updated 2017 GLBBQA Team of the Year Standings

Overall

2017 GLBBQA Beak2Beak

Here are the eligible teams for this years Beak2Beak Contest which is being held in Silver Lake this year, you must be entered into the Silver Lake Contest to participate in the Beak2Beak. The list includes all of the winners from the 2016 season and up through the Westland Contest of 2017

2016:
Firehouse Smoke
Hoosier Favorite BBQ
OUTSIDERS BBQ
5 FINGER BBQ
Smokin’ Aces
ONE2BBQ
BIG “E” BBQ
SHAKE ‘N BAKE BBQ
OMG-BBQ-TX
UNCLE TOAD’S
YELLOW RIVER BBQ
BIG CITY BBQ
Smokin’ In the D
SOUTH PORK
DAD’S SMOKIN’ BUTT
43RD PARALLEL BBQ
Big Brothers
GREY STREET BBQ
JUGS BBQ
TOPPGATOR BBQ
The Smoke Hunters
Gettin’ Piggy With IT
Rub Runners
270 SMOKERS
Tire Smoke BBQ ALL IN QUE
THE SMOKIN’ C’S BBQ
“Pit”sburgh Smokers
SON SEEKERS BBQ
JH OLD SCHOOL
Historic BBQ
IOWA’S SMOKEY D’S
TIM’S FULL BELLI DELI
High on the Hog OHIO
BIG JT’S SMOKIN BBQ
A MOTLEY QUE
Brutus & Co
CHANNABILLY BBQ
The Wannabe’s
Continental BBQ Co.
PORK PATROL BBQ
PORKY BUTTS BBQ

2017:
Slippery Pete’s
Kevlar BBQ
Firehouse Smoke
Two Crackers Q-ing
Grey St BBQ
Bad Habit BBQ
Smoke Till Yer Broke
J&B’s BBQ
Smokin’ In the D
PB&J’s BBQ
iBQ’N

2017 GLBBQA Competitors Series Team of the Year

We are excited to announce the 1st year of the GLBBQA Competitors Series TOY program. This program is focused on the Non-KCBS cook/team. Here a the rules and sign up forms.

Events Eligibility:
– Open to all dedicated Rib Burns/Rib Cook-offs in the state of Michigan

Eligible teams:
– Must be member in good standing of the GLBBQA (Dues paid up)
– Must sign up for this program
– Can’t be signed up for the GLBBQA “Pro” TOY and earn points for this as well.
– Must cook at least 3 events to qualify

Point System:
– Highest finish of a GLBBQA member gets 10 points
– Top 5 GLBBQA members will receive points as follows:
• 10
• 7
• 5
• 3
• 1
– Tie breaker process:
• 4th contest finish
• 5th contest finish and so on
• If still tied OR there isn’t a 4th contest, results is determined by a coin-flip

Prize pool as follows:
GC – $400 + Trophy
2nd – $200 + Trophy
3rd – $100 + Trophy

GLBBQA 2017 Competitor TOY Registration Form

2017 GLBBQA Pro Team of The Year Rules and Registration

At the GLBBQA annual meeting on March 4th, the BOD unanimously approved some significant changes to this years TOY program. ONLY those competitions contested in the STATE OF MICHIGAN will be eligible for TOY points.

Other changes in scoring and tie breaker provisions were also approved. I will be the new chairman this year. I have attached a pdf file with the new rules.

Within the rules, there is a link to register for the TOY program. Click on that link to register. I will periodically, here and on our FB page, update the list of registered team names.

2017 Pro ToY Rules

2017 GLBBQA Spring Fling Rib Burn

The GLBBQA will be sponsoring a Spring Fling Rib Burn on Saturday April 16, 2016 at the WayPoint Community Church in Zeeland, MI at 10:00a.m. The entry fee is $50.00 and there will be a potluck luncheon during the cook. If you are interested the application is attached. Please fill out the application and mail it and your entry fee to the address indicated on the application. If using PayPal, please note in the comment section “RIB BURN” You still need to fill out the application and mail it in however. You can pay via paypal using the email address: paypal@glbbqa.com

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3rd Annual Competition BBQ Class 101

Competition BBQ 101

  

Our 3rd Annual Competition BBQ 101 Class is scheduled for April 1, 2017 at the Four Points Sheraton-Kalamazoo located at 3600 E. Cork St. Ct., Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Cost for the class is $150.00 for GLBBQA Members and $185.00 for non-members, however, a 1 year membership is included in the $185.00 cost. Spouses can be added for an additional $75.  Also included in the cost is a full, free breakfast. Soda and water will be provided. No outside beverages are allowed in the classroom area. The class begins at 7am and will run until 5pm.

The Four Points Sheraton-Kalamazoo is offering a discounted room rate of $101.00 per night + tax for those wishing to arrive on Friday night and or stay over Saturday night. Friday night is a great time to socialize!

The four competition meat categories, chicken, ribs, pork and brisket will be covered during the class. Topics ranging from selection, trimming, injecting, rubbing, cooking, foil or no foil, to presentation will be covered. KCBS rules will also discussed.

Instructors for this class are being finalized and will be announced later next week. I have attached a Student Registration Form, please complete this form and submit it to me along with your payment. CLASS SIZE WILL BE LIMITED TO 40 STUDENTS!

When making reservations for the hotel; call (269)385-3922 and tell them you are with the Great Lakes BBQ Association BBQ 101 group to get the discounted rate.

Application can be found here:

2017 Comp 101 Class Registration

Class will be held  –

Four Point Sheraton Kalamazoo

3600 East Cork Street Court.

Kalamazoo, MI 49001

 

 

2016 GLBBQA Team of the Year Program

**UPDATE**

Each state needs a minimum of 10 teams signed up before 5/31/2016 or we will have to cancel the Team of the Program for that state. Currently, Michigan is the only state with over 10 teams. We need teams from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin to sign up.

The competition season will be starting up in the next few weeks so it is a perfect time to kick off the Team of the Year program!

The board of directors have made a couple of small changes to the program this year:

  • Instead of teams declaring which states they will be competing in for the ToY, each team after signing up will be automatically entered in to their home state based on residency. Example: Team resides in Indianapolis, IN, so they will only be able to go after the Indiana ToY home state.
  • Last year the regional winner was decided on the top scoring team with the highest score from their home state. This year teams can compete in the whole GLBBQA region and get their top 4 to be used as the regional winner. Example: Wisconsin team wins a contest in WI, 2 contests in IL, and a contest in MI so their total score towards the regional winner would be 80 points.

The point system will remain the same so at each KCBS sanctioned event in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin teams will get up to 20 points. GC = 20pts, RGC = 19pts, 3rd = 18pts, and 20th = 1pt.

Registration Information:

Send email to TOY@glbbqa.com with the name, address, and team name. Your name and address need to match your registration information.

2016 Spring Fling & Rib Burn

We have scheduled this years Spring Fling & Rib Burn for April 16th at WayPoint Community Church in Zeeland, MI. The team entry fee is $50 and we’ll start at 10:00 AM and turn in at 5:00 PM. We are having a lunch time potluck starting at 1pm. Please see attached flier for all the details.

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We are at 19 teams and only have room for one more team!

2nd Annual Competition BBQ 101 Class

Competition BBQ 101

 

CLASS IS FULL!!

If you would like to get on the waiting list submit the registration form found below but do not send the registration fee.

 

Our 2nd Annual Competition BBQ 101 Class is scheduled for April 9, 2016 at the Four Points Sheraton-Kalamazoo located at 3600 E. Cork St. Ct., Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Cost for the class is $150.00 for GLBBQA Members and $185.00 for non-members, however, a 1 year membership is included in the $185.00 cost. Spouses can be added for an additional $75.  Also included in the cost is a full, free breakfast. Soda and water will be provided. No outside beverages are allowed in the classroom area. The class begins at 7am and will run until 5pm.

The Four Points Sheraton-Kalamazoo is offering a discounted room rate of $99.00 per night + tax for those wishing to arrive on Friday night and or stay over Saturday night. Friday night is a great time to socialize!

The four competition meat categories, chicken, ribs, pork and brisket will be covered during the class. Topics ranging from selection, trimming, injecting, rubbing, cooking, foil or no foil, to presentation will be covered. KCBS rules will also discussed.

Instructors for this class are being finalized and will be announced later next week. I have attached a Student Registration Form, please complete this form and submit it to me along with your payment. CLASS SIZE WILL BE LIMITED TO 40 STUDENTS!

When making reservations for the hotel; call (866) 961-3003 and tell them you are with the Great Lakes BBQ Association group to get the discounted rate.

Application can be found here:

2016 Comp 101 Class Registration

Class will be held  –

Four Point Sheraton Kalamazoo

3600 East Cork Street Court.

Kalamazoo, MI 49001

 

 

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