GLBBQA News

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: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1801116121&key=94DA936  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 info@glbbqa.com

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 mterry@GLBBQA.com 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 Info@glbbqa.com . 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: www.glbbqa.com ,by paypal to paypal@glbbqa.com or by mail to:
GLBBQA
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 www.Victorylanebbq.com for class details and to download the registration form.

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

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