2012 was a great year for RSS BBQ and our Competition Season. We accomplished several of our goals and we still have some work to do.
We got our first Grand Championship at the UP Hog Wild Festival in July. We also got a little redemption in the Sam’s Club Series after 2011’s last place finish in Chicken we got a 4th place call this year in Chicken, but it was not enough to push us to the next round.
We did however compete in the American Royal for the 3rd Time and also quantified for the World Food Championships in Las Vegas.
Here is our finish for each contest in 2012:
Armada: 3rd Place
Auburn Hills: 10th Place
Sam’s Club Southgate: 10th Place
UP Hog Wild: 1st Place
Grand Rapids: 10th
Birch Run: 10th
Monroe: 3rd Place
Silver Lake: 3rd Place
American Royal Invitational: 137th
American Royal Open: 167th
World Food Championships: 40th
Rubbed,Smoked and Sauced BBQ took first place in the 1st Annual Beak to Beak Challenge. This was an invitational event meaning we had to have won 1st Place in Chicken at one of the selected contests for 2012. Well we got 1st place in Chicken at 2 contests this year!!
The points for the Beak to Beak broke down like this:
1st Rubbed Smoked and Sauced – 196
2nd Motley Que Crew – 193
3rd Full Metal BBQ – 187.5
4th Big Brothers BBQ – 184
Congrats to all of the participants that was a great field!!
We look forward to defending our title in 2013!!
We are pleased to announce that we will have another Backyard BBQ class on May 5th,2012 in Flushing Michigan. We will be covering Brisket and Pork Butt this time, as well an appetizer or 2. Price is the same as last year $50.00 per person and an additional $25.00 for a spouse (must be a husband or wife). This includes a BBQ lunch and water and soft drinks.
Please download the application here and follow the mailing instructions: RSS Backyard Class_2012
Class will be held at:Bella Birches Catering Hall 606 North McKinley Rd Flushing MI,48433
Final KCBS Team standings for RSS :
Overall 287th out of 5,442
Chicken 326th / 5,442
Ribs 274th / 5,442
Pork 347th / 5,442
Brisket 196th / 5,442
Looks like we have some work to do, but I am proud of the team and the 2011 season!! We had a pretty good year. I would like to thank Bruce Bissonnette and Scott Fischer for their help this year and I cant forget Steve (Bubba) Coddington who helped out in Traverse City and Dick Bourdow who also cooked with us a few times this past year. You guys are always welcome in the RSS Site!!!
Rubbed,Smoked, and Sauced BBQ is very happy to announce that we have reached a new sponsorship deal with Bar’s Products. It is a new 2 year deal that retains Bars Products as our Presenting Sponsor.
We are very happy and look forward to working with the great team at Bars for the next 2 years!!
RSS is pleased to announce that we are hosting our first ever Backyard BBQ Class. The date is May 21st,2011 in Flushing MI at The Town Office. Class will cover Equipment,Rubs and Sauces and we will show you how to make 2 mouthwatering appetizers as well as Chicken and Ribs.
This is not a Competition Class it is intended for the backyard cook or a beginning Q’er.
The app can be downloaded here: RSS Backyard Class
Well it has been 5 months since we have competed in BBQ competition and boy are we getting antsy!! That does not mean that we have not been busy over the winter. We have been practicing and practicing trying to refine our processes and working toward that Grand Championship.
I also want to take a minute to thank our sponsors for 2011. First and Foremost I would like to thank Bar’s Products for their unbelievable support as a Title Sponsor. Please follow them on Facebook here: Bar’s Products
MT – I know it has been a while since I last posted in our blog, and a lot has changed since then. So I would like to address some of those recent changes.
Sponsorship- We have entered into a Sponsorship agreement with Bar’s Leaks and Rislone for a 2 year deal. They have been OUTSTANDING to work with. I am so glad that we are working together.One last word on sponsorship, we are always looking for associate sponsors, so if you are a potential sponsor (It doesn’t have to be food related) or know someone, we offer a great sponsorship package.
Competitions – We have competed in 2 comps so far. We are seeing improvement with each event and we are very excited for the future.
Media – We have had some serious media exposure of late. I was a feature article in the Flint Journal on Fathers Day, and Steve and I got a chance to do a live segment on Fox 2 Detroit on 7/2/2010. Also Scott got some publicity for his 33 years of service as a police officer!! Links for all can be found below:
This past weekend was the USA Barbecue National Championship at North Little Rock BBQ Competition. They paid out over $100,000 in prize money!! There were over 220 teams entered in this contest.
Some very good friends did really well!! Troy Conner of Extreme Roasters got 1st place in the Brisket Category. He finished up 27th overall (remember, out of 220 teams).
The Smokin Scotsmen, also from Michigan came in 21st overall!! What a great showing!!
The Motley Que Crew, from Michigan as well, came in 78th overall.
I am very proud of these friends great showing in a very tough competition!!