Here's the Meat

  • The 2017 Series was open to Women's Teams* registered with Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS). (*leading team member/pitmaster must be female). 

  • All points earned in KCBS Team-of-the-Year contests from 1/1/17 through 10/30/17 counted toward the Fire & Ice points chase.

  • The top ten (10) teams by 10/30/17 were granted a Golden Ticket and a travel stipend to attend the World Food Championships, where they faced off in two contests:
    Day 1: Teams competed in a short, 2-hour Fire & Ice grilling challenge in which teams could grill ANY food using Cowboy® Lump Charcoal as the heat source. (This "Griller's Choice" was judged by a panel using WFC's E.A.T. methodology)
    Day 2: Teams competed at the World Barbecue Championship, using the standard KCBS sanctioned rules and processes.

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


    Grand Champion: Prize Package of $9,000
    Reserve Grand Champion: Prize Package of $4,000
    3rd Place - 10th Place: Prize Package of $1,500
  • Be sure to check back for details on the 2018 Cowboy Charcoal Fire & Ice Women's Championship Barbeque Series!