This series is open to all female-led barbeque teams. Lady pitmasters will vie for the opportunity to become one of ten finalists who will compete at the series finale held at the 2018 World Food Championships in Orange Beach, Alabama! 

In 2018, Cowboy is turning up the heat with a few new twists and turns, including two ways to earn your place in the finals. As in years past, the leading ladies of the KCBS BBQ circuit will compete throughout the season, accumulating points through the KCBS Team of the Year system (TOY). This year, the FIVE highest scoring lady-led KCBS teams, according to TOY results, will advance to the Fire & Ice Women's Championship Barbeque Series Finale.

In addition to the POINTS CHASE, competitors will also have a chance to win a Cowboy Charcoal HOT PASS that will launch them straight to the Series Finale in November! To earn one of these coveted passes, pitmasters must be the highest scoring female led team at one of the five qualifying events Fire & Ice Women's Championship Barbeque Series’.  

Also, new for 2018, the ten finalists will all have the opportunity to earn up to $15,000 in additional prize money for her charity of choice! Ladies have two ways to make a difference. Cowboy Charcoal will match the Grand Prize earnings of the Fire & Ice Grand Champion with a check for $10,000 to the charity of her choice. All ten finalists are also eligible to participate in Fire & Ice Women's Championship Barbeque Series’ very own #QueWithPurpose social media contest where each competitor can submit a brief video about what her charity means to her. The #QueWithPurpose contest will start October 1st and end November 4th and the winner will receive $5,000 for the charity of her choice.


Here’s the Meat!

  • No boys allowed: Fire & Ice Women's Championship Barbeque Series is ONLY open to female-led BBQ teams
  • Teams participating in the POINTS CHASE are required to be KCBS members AND they must register for the POINTS CHASE here.
  •  Registration is March 1 - May 31, 2018
    • All KCBS Team of the Year sanctioned events from January 1, 2018, through September 16, 2018, will be points qualifiers for the Fire & Ice competition. Any points earned during the contest period prior to your registration date will count toward your total points.
  • HOT PASS* Qualifying Events are:
    • March 8 - 11 Turn n' Burn - Pleasanton, Texas (WINNER: Jackie Milligan)
    • May 16-19 - Memphis in May - Memphis, Tennessee (WINNER: Brooke Lewis)
    • July 7 - Wine Country Big Q - Petaluma, California (WINNER: Sylvie Curry)
    • July 27 - 28 - Smoke in the Grove - Spring Grove, Pennsylvania (WINNER: Amy Overbey)
    • Sept 13-16 - American Royal - Kansas City, Missouri (WINNER: Bridget Ribsam)
    • Top ten finalists will go head-to-head in a two-day challenge at World Food Championships on November 9-11, in Orange Beach, Alabama


  • HOT PASS winners: $1,000 cash
  • Series Finale Grand Champion: Prize Package of $10,000, PLUS $10,000 to charity of choice
  • Series Finale Reserve Grand Champion: Prize Package of $3,000
  • Series Finale 3rd Place - 10th Place: Prize Package of $1,500
  • #QueWithPurpose Winner: $5,000 for charity of her choice

*Teams competing in the HOT PASS QUALIFYING EVENTS are NOT REQUIRED to be KCBS members."