Cowboy Charcoal Announces First Annual Fire & Ice Women’s Championship Barbeque Series with KCBS

Cowboy Charcoal Launches Women’s Series to Recognize Talented Female Pitmasters, in Partnership with the Kansas City Barbeque Society

Stockton, Calif. (April 19, 2016)Cowboy Charcoal, maker of top selling, all-natural hardwood lump charcoal, wood chips and chunks, today announced the first ever Cowboy Charcoal Fire and Ice Women’s Championship Barbeque Series to celebrate female barbeque competitors across the United States.

Cowboy Charcoal, in partnership with the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS), kicks off the 2016 barbeque season with the new competition series, looking for the best female pitmasters to be judged on taste, appearance and texture in the following categories: chicken, ribs, pork and brisket.

We are excited to announce our first women’s competition series with KCBS,” said Chris Caron, Vice President, General Manager for Duraflame, Inc. “We’re inspired by women in the BBQ industry who are making a mark on the scene. We wanted to create a platform to celebrate the trend-setting women in the industry and recognize these talented pitmasters among their peers.”

To qualify for the series, teams must be pre-registered with KCBS and have a designated female pitmaster. Teams accrue points at KCBS-sanctioned events from January 2016 through The American Royal competition later in the calendar year. The top ten women’s teams will win a spot to compete at the World Barbecue Championship in Orange Beach, Ala. November 9-13, 2016, where they will vie for $15,000 in diamond jewelry in the Fire & Ice Finals Competition.

“We are so thrilled to have a focused and fun program this year — thanks to Cowboy Charcoal — that celebrates the female pitmaster,” commented Carolyn Wells, Executive Director of KCBS. “Our community of passionate BBQ enthusiasts is anchored by both men and women, so I applaud Cowboy’s efforts to shine a well-deserving light on the females who are excelling in professional barbeque.”

For more information about the competition and how to register, please visit For competitors not registered with KCBS, please visit

About Cowboy Charcoal

Cowboy Charcoal Company is the best-known brand of natural hardwood lump charcoal. Cowboy’s premium products guarantee an authentic wood flavor and tender, juicy results with every grilling experience. Now a subsidiary of Duraflame, Inc., Cowboy Charcoal is introducing new grilling products to help fuel the passion of barbecue and grilling enthusiasts across North America. More information about Cowboy’s product line can be found at

Proud to inspire the pursuit of grilling perfection, Cowboy Charcoal provides recipes, tips and information about “Cowboy cuisine” on their official blog, The Roundup.

About the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS)

A nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and enjoying barbeque, KCBS celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2016. As the world’s largest organization of barbeque and grilling enthusiasts, KCBS serves more than 20,000 active members and sanctions more than 450 barbeque contests worldwide. For more information, visit