2018 GLBBQA Steak Competition Sponsored by Sobie Meats

The Great Lakes Barbecue Association is excited to host a Steak Competition on Saturday July, 21st. The competition will be held at Riverside Park in Grand Rapids, MI in conjunction with the Grand Rapids Rugby Club Rock Hard 7s Tournament


CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION : Steak Competition Application -2018

GLBBQA Steak Competition Rules:  GLBBQA Steak Competition Rules

Mail completed entry form & check to:

Great Lakes BBQ Association

8893 Hahn Street

Utica, MI 48317


ENTRY DEADLINE July 13, 2018

$100.00 ENTRY FEE (GLBBQA Member)

$125.00 ENTRY FEE (Non-Member)


$1,000 Steak Competition Purse

1st Place – $500 | 2nd Place – $250 | 3rd Place – $125 | 4th Place – $75 | 5th – $50


Each team will receive two (2) ribeye steaks and 10×10 cook site assigned at check-in. Any heat source allowed, NO GARNISH, Turn-IN boxes & foil disk provided.


Contest Schedule:

10am     Team load in

12noon Cooks Meeting

3pm       Turn in

4:30pm Awards

2018 Competitor Series Team of the Year Rules

The 2018 Competitor Series Team of the Year Rules for the GLBBQA are now available. Please follow the directions in the Rules document to sign up for the Series. The Rules can be found here: 2018 Comp Series Rules

2018 GLBBQA Team of Year Rules

The rules for the 2018 GLBBQA Team of the Year program can be found here: 2018 ToY Rules

If you have any questions on these or any other matter please email 

2018 GLBBQA Spring Fling Rib Burn

The 2018 GLBBQA Spring Fling Rib Burn is scheduled for May 5th at WayPoint Community Church
3041 96th Ave., ZEELAND, MI 49464.

Application and all of the details can be found here: 2018 Spring Fling_Rib Burn Entry Form

2018 GLBBQA Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting for the GLBBQA will be March 3rd at 11:00am at the Eagle Inn – Eagle MI. 13490 W Grand River Hwy, Eagle, MI 48822
Voting for the 1 open position will begin on February 26th and end at 6:00am on Mar 3rd. Winner will be announced at the Annual Meeting. Please keep an eye out for an email to vote on Feb 26th. 
We hope to see you there!!

2018 GLBBQA BBQ 101 Class

The GLBBQA is pleased to announce the date and location for our annual BBQ 101 Class. It will be held March 17th at the Four Points Hotel in Kalamazoo Michigan.  The hotel has reserved a block of rooms for our class at a reduced rate. You can reserve your room by visiting the following website:  The rooms are only being held until Feb 21, 2018. After that date you will need to call the hotel direct to book a room.

Attached is some info on the class and the application that has all of the info on payment methods.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at

2018 BBQ 101 Class Application

BBQ101 Announcement

2017 GLBBQA Awards Banquet

The 2017 GLBBQA Awards Banquet will be January 20th at the Causeway Bay Hotel in Lansing MI. The Banquet starts at 5:00pm and we will have a buffet dinner and cash bar as well as our awards ceremony for our Pro and Competitor TOY Programs.
The Hotel is holding a block of rooms for us, please call the hotel to reserve your room and tell them you are with the Great Lakes BBQ Association to get the reduced rate of $98.00. Their contact info is: 6820 S Cedar St, Lansing, MI 48911
Phone: (517) 694-8123

Please RSVP to so we know how many are attending. The GLBBQA will be picking up the tab on the dinner for members in good standing and their spouse. This is limited to the first 50 attendees (member plus spouse).

GLBBQA BOD Nominations

The GLBBQA is now accepting Nominations for 1 open position on the Board of Directors for the GLBBQA. You must be a member in good standing at the time of nomination and also be willing to commit the amount of time needed to be a member of the BOD. You can submit a candidate that you think would be a good fit or you can self-nominate. Please submit your nominations via email to . Nomination period will end January 31st,2018.

Victory Lane BBQ Class Raffle

Heath Riles has generously donated a seat to his class in Kalamazoo to the GLBBQA. We will raffle off a chance to win this seat. Each entry will cost $20.00 and can be purchased through our website: ,by paypal to or by mail to:
8893 Hahn St.
Utica, MI 48317

Please write “Class Raffle” on the memo of the check or in the Paypal Notes section.

We will accept Raffle entries until 11:59pm on December 4th. Drawing will be held on December 5th.

Good Luck !!

Victory Lane BBQ Class

Tthe GLBBQA Board would like to announce that Heath Riles with Victory Lane BBQ is coming to Michigan to put on an unbelievable class experience.
Heath is currently on a tear in the comp BBQ world. Fresh off of 2 180’s (Chicken & Ribs) at the Sams Club Pro BBQ Tour finals, a 5th overall finish, 5 GCS this year, 13 top 10 finishes out of 15 KCBS contests just this year. He has 5 180’s and 2 700 pins. He is also a beast in MBN (Memphis BBQ Network) winning the team of the year 4 times, 8 GC’s in 2017, and is currently #1 in the MBN TOY standings in both Ribs and Pork.
We are excited that he is willing to brave the Michigan weather to put on a great class.

Now here are the details:
When: December 15th and 16th
Where: Fours Points Sheraton, Kalamazoo MI
How Much: $400/person & $100/spouse

Be sure to head over to for class details and to download the registration form.

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