GLBBQA News

2015 GLBBQA Spring Fling

This years Spring Fling is scheduled for May 29/30 at Springfield Oaks County Park located at 12451 Andersonville Rd. Davisburg, MI This park is a nicer facility than we had last year; sites are about the same size, their are indoor bathroom facilities and indoor showers facility for a mere $0.25 cents for a hot shower.

The prize pool has not been established yet as we are still lining up sponsors, but we see no reason why it would not match or come very close to what we had last year.

This years entry fee is $75.00 for GLBBQA members and $110.00 for non-members (this fee includes a 1 year membership to the GLBBQA. Both fees include your $20 camp site fee. Their is no requirement to have a park pass to enter the park

There are two hotels nearby if anyone needs one: the Holiday Inn Express in Fenton, MI (13 miles from park) and the Comfort Inn in Grand Blanc (18 miles from park)

I have attached pdf files for the Spring Fling Information, Spring Fling Team Application and Spring Fling Judges Application.

If you decide to pay your entry fee through PayPal, I will still need you to print off an application, fill it out and mail it to me so that your team is properly registered.

If you have any questions, feel free to post them here, or email me at info@glbbqa.com or at bissonnette@glbbqa.com

As in the past, if we do not have 10 teams registered by May 1, 2015 we will have to cancel the vent. There was a $300 pavilion rental fee and any cancellation/refund must be 30 days in advance.

For more information check out the discussion on the forum. 2015 Spring Fling Discussion

GLBBQA Comp BBQ 101

THIS Class has SOLD OUT!!!  We want to thank all who have registered and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Competition BBQ 101

 

We have asked the best of the best to help us present this class. The 4 instructors are all in the Top 10 of the GLBBQA TOY Point Race. This will be a 4 meat class; each instructor will walk you through every step of their process from selection at the store to how to present it in a turn in box.

Here is our lineup:

Chicken – Matt Janose  Big Brothers BBQ : 7th Place Chicken 2014 GLBBQA TOY

Ribs – Mark Rasmussen – smokingaces@thebbqsuperstore.com: 3rd Place Ribs GLBBQA TOY

Pork – Mike Robinson –  Smokin in the D:  11th Place Pork GLBBQA TOY

Brisket– Rich Parker –   ibqn@thebbqsuperstore.com:  1st Place Brisket GLBBQA TOY

 

Class will be held  –                     Four Point Sheraton Kalamazoo

3600 East Cork Street Court.

Kalamazoo, MI 49001

 Date –                                                 March 28th

Time –                                                8:00am – 4:00pm.

GLBBQA Member: $100.00 (Spouse $50.00)

Non-Member : $125.00 (Spouse $75.00)

Cost includes breakfast and lunch will consist of the food cooked onsite

Application can be found here: GLBBQA Class_2015

A block of rooms have been reserved for those students wishing to arrive Friday March 27th. A discounted rate of $99.00 + Tax is available. To reserve a room
call (866) 961-3003 and use the discount code “GLBBQA CLASS” or “Great Lakes BBQ Association” The cut-off date for reserving a discounted room is February 27th.

GLBBQA 180 III

Effective today, Wednesday January 14, 2015 the GLBBQA will begin receiving funds for the next 180 BOUNTY PROGRAM. It will be known as “180 BOUNTY PROGRAM III”

Here’s is a link to the 180 program registration form. Please print this form out and send it with your check if not using PayPal. If using PayPal, please indicate on PayPal that your $50 is for the 180 Bounty Program. Once
received from PayPal, I will then fill out a 180 Registration form for your team.

http://www.glbbqa.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2971

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2014 GLBBQA BOD Nominations

The Nomination Period for 1 position is now open and will remain open until December17th,2014. 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 info@glbbqa.com (this goes to every member of the BOD).

180 Bounty Program II


Effective Monday June 30, 2014 the GLBBQA will begin receiving funds for the next 180 BOUNTY PROGRAM. It will be known as “180 BOUNTY PROGRAM II”Here’s is a link to the 180 program registration form. Please print this form out and send it with your check if not using PayPal. If using PayPal, please indicate on PayPal that your $50 is for the 180 Bounty Program. Once
received from PayPal, I will then fill out a 180 Registration form for your team.

http://www.glbbqa.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2971

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2014 GLBBQA Team of the Year Program Sponsored by Southern Q Smokers

Attached are the rules for the 2014 GLBBQA Team of the Year Program. We would like to thank Southern Q for coming aboard as our Title Sponsor for the TOY program, we would also like to thank the following sponsors for the individual meat categories:

Chicken:  Silver Lake Apple and BBQ Festival

Ribs: Redwood Grill

Pork: Coopersville Heating and Cooling

Brisket: Michigan Dog Guard

2014 GLBBQA TEAM OF THE YEAR

 

Red,White and Blues Festival and BBQ Competition – Highland Michigan

The Highland Historical Preservations Society is pleased to announce the Red,White and Blues Festival and BBQ Contest.

This is a one day 2 meat contest on June 28th in Highland Michigan.

All of the info and entry form can be found here: Red White Blues entry form

2014 GLBBQA Spring Fling Sponsored by Lockharts BBQ

Sponsored by Lockhart’s BBQ , Michigan Dog Guard & BBQTrophies.com

This bbq event is going to be held on May 16-17 at the Groveland Oaks County Park located at:
14555 Dixie Highway, Holly, Mi. 48442.
We have reserved an area in the campground for competitors that are
approximately 50′x50′ and come with electricity and water hookups.
Entry Fee:
$50.00 for GLBBQA Members (includes campsite fee)
$85.00 for Non-Members
(will include 1 yr. membership &
campsite fee)

Payment can be made via PayPal by sending payment to  paypal@glbbqa.com
OR via Check payable to Great Lakes Barbecue Association and mailed to:

GLBBQA
8893 Hahn St, Utica, Mi. 48317

This contest is a great opportunity for the backyard bbq enthusiast or those wanting to try their hand in a competition
style setting without paying a big entry fee.
Everyone of every level is welcomed and encouraged to attend.

CBJ’s will be on hand for judging.

Cook Team Apps: Spring Fling Cook

Judges App: Spring Fling Judges

NOTE, We MUST have a minimum of 10 teams paid by April 30 so
please do not wait to get your entry in.

For more info on the 300 acre park visit: www.destinationoakland.com

Updated Info – Check in Procedure: Read the rest of this article »

2014 GLBBQA Election Results

After a GREAT 47% participation rate from our membership, we are very pleased to announce that Timothy Schopp is the newest member of the GLBBQA Board of Directors.

We would like to thank Troy Conner for his service on the Board of Directors and hope he continues to be engaged with the activities of the GLBBQA.

We would also like to thank Steve Coddington and Bill Gailey for accepting their nominations to run for the BOD.

Welcome aboard Tim, we look forward to working with you!!

2014 GLBBQA TOY Contests

After the official contest draw today at the annual meeting, here are the contests that will count for ToY points:Indiana
June 13 – Jeffersonville – Smoke on the Water
June 27 – Franklin – Smoke on the Square
August 30 – Connorsville – Thunder in the Park
Sept 12  – St Leon – St Leon BBQ Smoke Fest and Chili Cook Off

Illinois
June 20 – Quincy – Knights of Columbus
June 26th – Effingham – Legacy State BBQ Championship BBQ Cookoff
July 11 – St. Charles – Firin’ up the Fox
August 22 – Lincoln – Up in Smoke

Wisconsin
June 6th – Montello – Poor Que
July 11 – Green Bay – Gold Ribbon BBQ Festival
August 22 – Washington Island – Death’s Door
August 22 – Kenosha – Grill Games

Ohio
May 16 – West Chester – Buckeye State Championship
Sep 26 – Xenia – Ohio Veterans Battle of the BBQ
Oct 10 – Cincinnati – River Grill BBQ
Oct 17 – Nelsonville – Ohio Smoked Meat Festival

Michigan
July 18 – Harris MI – UP Hog Wild
July 26 – Grand Rapids – Taste of Grand Rapids
August 8 – Newaygo – Dam Good BBQ
Sept 12 – Mears – Silver Lake Apple & BBQ Festival

Minnesota
July 11 – Madelia – Madelia Blazin BBQ
August 8 – Rochester – Med City BBQ
August 22 – Albert Lea – Big Island BBQ
Sep 12 – Worthington – King Turkey Day Smokin Gobbler Cookoff

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