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Kingsford fires up the BBQ trail with 2011 programs
Mar 17, 2011

A long-time favorite of grillers and BBQers everywhere, Kingsford Charcoal has some exciting new offerings for the 2011 barbeque season.

The Kingsford Points Chase fired up the barbeque world in 2010 and it’s back for another season ... this time it’s bigger and better! The Kingsford Points Chase rewards teams that cook their winning entries using Kingsford Charcoal.

This year, the Kingsford Points Chase includes 25 events across the country, each with a $500 prize for the top team that cooks with Kingsford. The points chase will crown one grand champion who will take home a check for $25,000 and major bragging rights.

This year, to open up the playing field all season long, the grand champion will be crowned based on their top eight scores ... keeping us biting our nails in anticipation all the way through the very last contest.

The Kingsford Points Chase kicked off in Hammond, La. at the Hammond Blues & BBQ Challenge on March 25 and 26 and will culminate at the 22nd Annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue.

Any team that uses at least 20 pounds of charcoal during a Kingsford Points Chase event is eligible to participate. The points standings will be updated on the KCBS website after each contest.

Registration for the Kingsford Points Chase is underway and teams can secure their chance at the $25,000 grand champion prize by clicking here and registering their teams today!

In addition to the 2011 Kingsford Points Chase, Kingsford is offering up a new way for grillers and BBQers everywhere to interact and connect with each other, all while sharing their love of America’s favorite cuisine... barbeque!

The site, dedicate to promoting the grilling lifestyle, is the source for everything barbeque and grilling related. Whether you’re a professional, a novice or even a causal griller or BBQer, Kingsford Charcoal’s new website www.grilling.com is loaded with tips, recipes, techniques, videos and much, much more!

Visitors to the site can also rate and review recipes and comment on articles.

KCBS award-winning competitive barbeque team, SmokeInDaEye’s Clint Cantwell is a guest editor. He offers up how-to articles and recipes for his latest and greatest culinary creations.

To join the online community, visit www.grilling.com and create a member profile. Once a member profile has been created, users can begin interacting with the site and other grillers!

The goal is to have the KCBS community well represented on Kingsford’s new website and have 500 members signed up by the end of April! Don’t miss your chance to join your fellow grillers and BBQers ... sign up today!

Follow these easy steps by Friday 3/18 for your chance to win 10 bags of Kingsford Charcoal: 1) register on www.grilling.com 2) post comments on articles or rate & review recipes, and 3) submit.

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