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Winners Win Big With Kingsford!

February 17, 2012

Kingsford charcoal and competition barbeque are the ultimate championship equation! In 2010 and 2011, Kingsford charcoal fired up the KCBS circuit with the Kingsford Points Chase. For the third straight year, Kingsford is raising the stakes and offering more prize money - only this year they’re keeping it simple.

Winners win big with Kingsford!

No more points. All you have to do is win! The Kingsford $40K Challenge will give out bonus prize money to Grand Champions, Reserve Grand Champions and the four Category winners who cook with Kingsford at 15 KCBS sanctioned events and Memphis in May.  It doesn’t get any easier than that.  Use Kingsford charcoal and win big!

The Kingsford $40K Challenge will kick off its 2012 season at the USA BBQ Championship in Las Vegas on March 30, 2012. The Challenge will be featured at some of the biggest and best BBQ competitions in the world, including: the Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle, the American Royal, the Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Championships and the Jack Daniels' World Championship Invitational.

Winners win big with Kingsford charcoal in 2012!

For the complete schedule and rules and to register for the Kingsford $40k Challenge, click here.
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