Calling all Lady Pitmasters!

Cowboy Charcoal, America's #1 lump charcoal brand, is kicking off the first ever Cowboy Charcoal Fire & Ice Women's Championship Barbeque Series. This is a series exclusively for KCBS women's teams to vie for $15,000 in diamond prizes and qualification to compete at the World Food Championships. All KCBS Team of the Year sanctioned events from Jan 1, 2016, through October 30, 2016, will be points qualifiers for the Fire & Ice competition.

Registration has officially closed but be sure to check back for updates!

Here's the Meat

  • The Series is open to Women's Teams* registered with Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS). (*leading team member/pitmaster must be female). You will need your KCBS member number when registering for the Fire & Ice Series. To register your team with KCBS, click here.

  • All points earned in KCBS Team-of-the-Year contests from 1/1/16 through 10/30/16 will count toward the Fire & Ice points chase.

  • The top ten (10) teams by 10/30/16 will be granted a Golden Ticket and a travel stipend to attend the World Food Championships, where they will face off in two contests:
    Day 1: Teams will compete in a short, 2-hour Fire & Ice grilling challenge in which teams can grill ANY food using Cowboy® Lump Charcoal as the heat source. (This ”Griller's Choice” will be judged by a panel using WFC's E.A.T. methodology)
    Day 2: Teams will compete at the World Barbecue Championship, using the standard KCBS sanctioned rules and processes.

  • The Fire & Ice Series Final winners will be determined by the combined points, equally weighted, from both contests.


    Grand Champion: $5,000 in diamond jewelry
    Reserve Grand Champion: $2,000 in diamond jewelry
    3rd – 10th Place: $1,000 each in diamond jewelry



1/1/2016 Series Points Chase Begins
4/15-7/4/2016 Registration Period for Fire & Ice Series
10/30/2016 Series Points Chase Ends
11/9-11/13/2016 Series Final & World BBQ Championship

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