Bordertown BBQ Brawl 2019
Presented by
Kewadin Casino

2186 Shunk Road Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

Schedule of events


Friday Night Back Yard Rib Contest

This is a non-sanctioned back yard rib contest open to anyone who wishes to compete. The contest will be held Friday night July 19th, 2019 at the Kewadin Casino 2186 Shunk Rd. Sault Ste Marie, Mi. The top three places in the rib contest will be awarded trophies and cash at the awards ceremony. The prize pool will be $500.00 minimum. This contest will be a qualifier for the Great Lakes BBQ Association’s Competitors Series. 

Application & Rules

KCBS Contest


This is a professional BBQ contest with a $6,500.00 prize pool sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society. It will be held on July 19th & 20th , 2019 at Kewadin Casino at 2186 Shunk Rd Sault Ste Marie, Mi.  Because Michigan has a State Proclamation signed by the Governor this Contest will be a State Championship. The winner receives an automatic invite to the American Royal BBQ Invitational and will have a bung in the drawing for the Jack Daniels World Championship.

New for this year, a $50 deposit locks in your spot for the contest. The remainder of the entry must be paid by Jun 30th.  

KCBS Application

People's Choice Contest

Last year this event raised over $1000.00   for the fight against cancer in just a couple of hours!

The people's choice event is being held as part of a fundraising effort. All the Proceeds  will go towards the battle to find a cure for cancer. We are asking the KCBS Teams if they would be willing to donate their leftover pork from the KCBS contest and be entered in the people’s choice contest. Numbered turn in containers will be provided at the time of meat inspection on Friday. The winner of the People’s Choice contest will be announced at KCBS awards Ceremony just before the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand winners are announced. The People’s choice winner will receive a Trophy and a check for $200.00 

Firehouse Smoke BBQ will not be in the running for the People's Choice. They are donating to the People's Choice but will not be competing for the $200 prize.

KCBS Judges

Presenting Sponsors


Platinum Sponsors

Kewadin Casino's

O'Connors of Pickford & Ram Trucks

Sovereign Communications

Gold Sponsors

Neville's Superette

Soo Fireplace & Stone Don Earl Heating & AC

Green Mountain Grills

Silver Sponsors

Raeanne's Boutique

Old Mission Bank

D. Beacon & Sons Insurance

Central Savings Bank

On The Mark Entertainment

Bronze Sponsors

Carla Sare

KCBS Teams 2019

1. Mutt & Butts Bark-BQ

2. Poppa Dad's BBQ

3. Motley Que Crew

4. Jaybirds BBQ

5. Smokin' In The D

6. BBQ Maniac's

7. IBQ'N

8. Detroit Pigskin Barbeque 

9. Smokin' Good Time BBQ

10. 40 Caliber BBQ

11. Quefellas BBQ

12. Bad Wolf BBQ

13. Mean Moe's BBQ

14. Kevlar BBQ

15. Brotherhood of Swine

16. Sweet Racks & Smokin Butts

17 Big Brothers BBQ

18. Smokin Aces