Chance to Maximize the Prize with the $40K Kingsford® Challenge
March 13, 2012
Every year, the world of competition barbecue seems to get a whole lot bigger – from the number of teams competing, to the number of events held, to the overall prize money offered. Well, 2012 is shaping up to be no different thanks in part to the newly unveiled Kingsford® $40k Challenge.
Sure, we all enjoy the challenge of turning out perfectly cooked and presented dishes in every weather condition possible. And there’s definitely nothing better than catching up with old friends from the trail while meeting even more new ones. But the real thrill is standing in front of the stage at the end of a long weekend and hearing your name called to come on up and collect your hard earned reward.
This contest season, Kingsford is upping the ante at 16 contests across the country by offering an additional $300 to the first place winner in each of the primary categories (chicken, ribs, brisket, pork shoulder), another $500 for the Reserve Grand Champion, and a cool $1,000 for the overall Grand Champion!
Planning to cook one of the events below and want to get in on the action? Simply visit here to register, make sure you’re cooking on Kingsford® charcoal, and be ready to bring your ‘A’ game!
$40K KINGSFORD® CHALLENGE
USA BBQ Championship (Las Vegas, NV) 3/30/12 – 3/31/12
Rock n Ribs BBQ Festival (Springfield, MO) 4/20/12 – 4/21/12
Stagecoach Music Festival BBQ Championship (Indio, CA) 4/27/12 – 4/29/12
Bixby BBQ’n Music Festival (Bixby, OK) 5/4/12 – 5/5/12
Memphis in May (Memphis, TN) 5/17/12 – 5/19/12
Papa Joe’s Banjo B Que (Evan, GA) 5/25/12 – 5/26/12
Lincolnton Hog Happenin (Lincolnton, NC) 6/1/12 – 6/2/12
Central MD Swinetastic BBQ Festival (Frederick, MD) 6/15/12 – 6/16/12
Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle (Washington, DC) 6/23/12 – 6/24/12
Up In Smoke BBQ Bash (Mason City, IA) 7/27/12 – 7/28/12
Colorado Pork and Hops Challenge (Grand Junction, CO) 9/7/12 – 9/8/12
18th Annual Decatur Jaycees Riverfest (Decatur, AL) 9/14/12 – 9/15/12
Praise the Lard Murphysboro BBQ Cook-Off (Murphysboro, IL) 9/20/12 – 9/22/12
American Royal Barbecue (Kansas City, MO) 10/05/12 – 10/07/12
Sam’s Club National BBQ Championship (Bentonville, AR) 10/13/12 – 10/14/12
Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue (Lynchburg, TN) 10/27-28/12
- Clint Cantwell, Grilling.com Editor