10th Annual BBQ Cook-Off Championship

Posted by – Shawn Keenan, City Planner

The City of Auburn Hills held its 10th Annual State Championship Barbecue Cook-Off on June 22nd and 23rd.  The cook-off, which was part of Auburn Hills Summerfest, was sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society.  Thirty teams competed in this year’s cook-off that included one team from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, four teams from Ohio and one team from Georgia.  Each team competed in four categories; chicken, pork ribs, pork and brisket for the chance win the coveted Grand Championship title.

Congratulations to this year’s Grand Champion’s iBQ’N@TheBBQSuperStore.com, from Rockford, Michigan. They will get a chance to participate in two of the largest invitational BBQ contests in the world, the American Royal, in Kansas City, and the Jack Daniel’s World Championship BBQ Invitational, in Lynchburg, Tennessee.

Grand Champion

Auburn Hills Barbecue Cook-Off Contest Results (Top 5)

Overall Rankings

  1. iBQ’N@TheBBQSuperStore.com (Grand Champion)
  2. Bavarian Smoke BBQ (Reserve Champion)
  3. SmokinAces@TheBBQSuperStore.com
  4. Rubbed, Smoked and Sauced BBQ
  5. Spittin’ Feathers BBQ

1st Place Chicken

Chicken

  1. Bavarian Smoke BBQ
  2. Bo-B-Q BBQ
  3. SmokinAces@TheBBQSuperStore.com
  4. .40 Caliber BBQ
  5. Sweet Racks and Smokin’ Butts BBQ

First Place Pork Ribs

Pork Ribs

  1. Bavarian Smoke BBQ
  2. Rubbed, Smoked and Sauced BBQ
  3. Bad Wolf BBQ
  4. iBQ’N@TheBBQSuperstore.com
  5. .40 Caliber BBQ

1st Place Pork

Pork

  1. iBQ’N@TheBBQSuperStore.com
  2. SmokinAces@TheBBQSuperStore.com
  3. Bad Habit BBQ
  4. PB & J’s BBQ
  5. Rubbed, Smoked and Sauced BBQ

1st Place Brisket

Brisket

  1. J & B’s BBQ
  2. Two Crackers Q-ing
  3. iBQ’N@TheBBQSuperStore.com
  4. Spittin’ Feathers BBQ
  5. Aww Hell

For more information about the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) or how to become a certified BBQ Judge, please visit KCBS website at www.kcbs.us.

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS – Sonesta ES Suites, DTE Energy, Meijer, Duffy’s Pub, Family Table, Dimitri’s Opa Restaurant, Genisys Credit Union, Noon Optimist Club, Auburn Hills DDA, Power Home Remodeling, Night Nature Alliance, Go Ape!, The River Church, Rainbow Childcare Center and Little Caesars.