I am pleased to announce the DC Chili Cookoff will be held again at the Clarendon Day Street Festival, a great family event!
This worked very well last year and we are all excited to return this year! The venue offers plenty of room for all.
The official title of the event will be “Clarendon Day featuring the DC Chili Cookoff”. It is very close to the Hard Times Cafe in Clarendon, which is actually Arlington, VA. The date is 9/27/14 and the winners will qualify for the 2014 ICS World Championship Chili Cookoff.
 
We are working on the site layout and other details and will post them as soon as they are in place. 
Please let me know if you want to compete and in what categories (Red Chili, Chili Verde, Salsa and Homestyle) or if you would like to help, judge or just come out and have fun - bell_fred@yahoo.com -

I am considering holding a Certified Chili Judge class if we can get enough interest, so please let me know if you are interested.
Fred Bell

Chief Judge

I am pleased to announce the DC Chili Cookoff will be held again at the Clarendon Day Street Festival, a great family event!

This worked very well last year and we are all excited to return this year! The venue offers plenty of room for all.

The official title of the event will be “Clarendon Day featuring the DC Chili Cookoff”. It is very close to the Hard Times Cafe in Clarendon, which is actually Arlington, VA. The date is 9/27/14 and the winners will qualify for the 2014 ICS World Championship Chili Cookoff.

 

We are working on the site layout and other details and will post them as soon as they are in place.

Please let me know if you want to compete and in what categories (Red Chili, Chili Verde, Salsa and Homestyle) or if you would like to help, judge or just come out and have fun - bell_fred@yahoo.com -


I am considering holding a Certified Chili Judge class if we can get enough interest, so please let me know if you are interested.

Fred Bell

Chief Judge

WESTERN REGIONAL CHILI COOKOFF Saturday, August 2, 2014

Presented by Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

In just a few days we all get together for a fun-filled day at the races, cooking chili and enjoying being with all of our friends!  Once again the winners of Red & Verde will be invited to the World Open Chili Championship in Vegas Nov 14-16, 2014.

Adding to the festivities of the day is the 2nd annual credit union chili challenge sponsored by XDI with even more entries than last year.  This is a great addition to the overall event attracting an even larger public crowd to taste chili.

We are not in the in-field area this year, so please come to the concert area at the west end of the grandstand and you will be directed further. 

As a reminder, a 40” TV will be awarded to one lucky cook.  A drawing will be held to determine the winner.  One ticket will be given to each red and verde cook plus cooks serving people’s choice only.  Participating ICS cooks bringing in a new cook will receive one extra ticket and so will the new cook.

Please sign up at www.chilicookoff.com - For additional information, please contact Red Brecke, Chairman 858-674-0840 r.brecke@yahoo.com or Mike Stewart, Vice-Chairman 909-796-4122 stewartw@pbworld.com  We hope to see you all there!

Southwest Regional and New Mexico State (Back to Backs) Aug. 9 & 10, 2014

    Now that the World’s Championship dates have been released, it’s time to come on out to Albuquerque, New Mexico on August 9th and August 10th for Back to Back Qualifiers (Regional on Saturday and State on Sunday).  It’s after Western Regional and Massachusetts State this year.  Only 2 weeks remain until these fun and exciting cookoffs are held.

What more can you ask for?  The Route 66 Casino and Hotel, only 20 minutes from downtown Albuquerque, on I-40, supplies tents, tables and chairs for you (like the World’s).  You can drive or fly in.  There are NO ENTRY FEES, provided you supply 2+ gallons of People’s Choice Chili to give away to the large crowds.  WE NEED YOUR HELP TO KEEP THESE 2 QUALIFIERS.  We are close to our 20 needed for Saturday and have our numbers for Sunday. 

Enjoy the huge car show along with the chili cookoffs, and a DJ who plays great music all day long, and visit the friendly casino that offers all kinds of gambling.  Did I mention, the Route 66 Casino and Hotel, also treats the Chili Cooks to a ceramic Chip and Dip set, and a $10 discount coupon off the buffet for Saturday night. 

Room rates are $69/night.  All rooms have refrigerators.  Call 1-866-711-STAY by August 3rd and mention “Chili Cookoff” for the rate. 

Register on line for the cookoffs:

http://www.chilicookoff.com/Event/Event_Display.asp?EventID=3393

http://www.chilicookoff.com/Event/Event_Display.asp?EventID=3394 

Bob & Kathy Plager

Chief Judge and Chief Scorekeeper

Bob98Champ@aol.com

720-244-0990 cell for more information

 

WASHINGTON STATE CHILI COOKOFF - AUGUST 16, 2014

Hello all,

Just a quick message. We are SO close to reaching our magic 10 for Chili Verde! Please enter NOW so we sanction in green! Washington State Chili Cookoff is Saturday, August 16 at Emerald Downs and we want to have our entries in by July 31.

Help us reach 20 in Chili Red. Salsa has just gone over the magic 10, so keep ‘em coming. 

And remember, if you enter all 3-there is a $70 combo rate for ICS members ($40 Red, $25 Verde, $15 Salsa). 

More details coming soon!

Let’s make it HOT & CHILI in Washington state!

Thanks,

Cindy

LAST MINUTE VACATION OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NORTHEAST

Looking to get one last vacation in before the kids are back in school and summer ends? There are two opportunities coming right up.

Start your vacation this weekend in beautiful Vermont with the Vermont State Cookoff in Arlington. Spend the week vacationing in the Green Mountains and finish it up on August 2nd at the 30th Annual Massachusetts State Cookoff in Winchendon.

If you wait a bit longer you can start your vacation on August 16th at the NH State Cookoff in Hudson, spend a week exploring the mountains, lakes and beaches (NH does have 11 miles of coastline) and continue up to Wells, Maine on the 23rd for the Maine State Cookoff.

Operators are standing by. Make your reservations now!

CALIFORNIA STATE CHILI COOKOFF RESULTS

Another great weekend! The venue and the weather were beautiful. When we got there cooks were already setting up and had already been made aware of the “handicapped” area (near restrooms and judging areas). As Mike & Tony were unloading the El Pato donations to the cooks and judges, Smart & Final began setting up their booth with cornbread and tea in addition to the goodie envelopes delivered to the cooks, and the Cattledrive booth was set up to distribute the chili donation all day long. Mike Austin did his usual great job as Chief Judge; scorekeepers were Donnie Gordon, Ellen Dyer and Tish Crawford; Wranglers and general everywhere workers included Tony Austin, Bob Witt, Jim LaTendresse and Bob Dyer. Thank you all. You are the ones who make a cookoff run smoothly as this one did! And the winners:

People’s Choice

2nd Place - Clark McGee, CA

1st Place - Nick Donato, CA

Salsa (10 Contestants)

3rd Place - Clark McGee, CA

2nd Place - Marion Donato, CA

1st Place - Nick Donato, CA

Chili Verde (10 Contestants)

3rd Place - Russell Barnes, CA

2nd Place - Ray Bogart, NV

1st Place - Barry Steinberg, CA

Red Chili (18 Cooks)

4th Place (3 way Tie ) Dave Thomas, Bill Ray & Karl Smith

3rd Place - Russell Barnes, CA

2nd Place - Eileen Beaty, CA

1st Place - Mike Hulka, CA

Congratulations to the winners! Thank you to all of the cooks and volunteers. Hope to see you all in Beatty in August.

2014 WORLD’S CHAMPIONSHIP CHILI COOKOFF

THE 2014 WORLD’S CHAMPIONSHIP CHILI COOKOFF IS FIRMLY SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 24-26!!  THE CITY, VENUE, HOTEL INFORMATION AND DETAILS WILL BE POSTED AS SOON AS ALL OF THE ARRANGEMENTS ARE IN PLACE.  STAY TUNED!

PLEASE RESEND ANY EMAILS THAT WERE WRITTEN OVER THIS LAST WEEKEND

If anyone sent an email on Saturday, Sunday or this morning up until noon, please resend them.  Seems our email was not working properly over the weekend and we we weren’t getting anything! Your communication with us is important so please be sure to resend!  

Thanks,

Vickie

NEW ENGLAND REGIONAL 2015

Major news concerning the 30th annual New England Regional Chili Cookoff!
TWO Regional International Chili Society sanctioned Cookoffs in one day.

May 2, 2015 - Somers, CT
6 chances to qualify in ONE day! Huge crowds, tons of stuff to do, see and eat and the BEST vendors and cooks anywhere……are YOU going to be there?

More news from our office as it becomes available.
http://chilicookoff.com/Event/Event_Display.asp?EventID=3472

Get ready

Michael Freedman
www.chilict.com

FUTURE ICS JUDGES —- Jake Cook, 9, and Jilli Cook, 7, hang out with their grandpa’s 1999 Mazda Miata with ICS caps and his “MR.CHILI” license plate. Their grandparents are ChiliJohn  and Kay Fenrich of Owasso. The Fenrichs will be putting on the 2014 ICS Oklahoma Championship Chili Cook-Off in Claremore, OK on Friday, Sept.5th. It will be a back-to-back with the long running MidAmerica Regional Chili Cook-Off. Both will be held at the Claremore Expo. Information on the Oklahoma Championship can be found on www.Owassochilifestival.com, and for the MidAmerica Cook-Off go to www.claremore.org. The two Cook kids (their grandfather wanted to nickname them “Chili Cook” but got close with “Jilli Cook”) really like ICS competition red and verde and want to be chili judges some day.

FUTURE ICS JUDGES —- Jake Cook, 9, and Jilli Cook, 7, hang out with their grandpa’s 1999 Mazda Miata with ICS caps and his “MR.CHILI” license plate. Their grandparents are ChiliJohn  and Kay Fenrich of Owasso. The Fenrichs will be putting on the 2014 ICS Oklahoma Championship Chili Cook-Off in Claremore, OK on Friday, Sept.5th. It will be a back-to-back with the long running MidAmerica Regional Chili Cook-Off. Both will be held at the Claremore Expo. Information on the Oklahoma Championship can be found on www.Owassochilifestival.com, and for the MidAmerica Cook-Off go to www.claremore.org. The two Cook kids (their grandfather wanted to nickname them “Chili Cook” but got close with “Jilli Cook”) really like ICS competition red and verde and want to be chili judges some day.

Presented by Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
Saturday, August 2, 2014
In a few weeks we all get together for a fun-filled day at the races, cooking chili and enjoying being with all of our friends!  Once again the winners of Red & Verde will be invited to the World Open Chili Championship in Vegas Nov 14-16, 2014.
Adding to the festivities of the day is the 2nd annual Credit Union Chili Challenge sponsored by XDI with even more entries than last year.  This is a great addition to the overall event attracting an even larger public crowd to taste chili.
We are not in the in-field area this year, so please come to the concert area at the west end of the grandstand and you will be directed further.  
As a reminder, a 40” TV will be awarded to one lucky cook.  A drawing will be held to determine the winner.  One ticket will be given to each red and verde cook plus cooks serving People’s Choice only.  Participating ICS cooks bringing in a new cook will receive one extra ticket and so will the new cook.

Please sign up at www.chilicookoff.com 
For additional information, please contact 
Red Brecke, Chairman 858-674-0840 
r.brecke@yahoo.com 
or 
Mike Stewart, Vice-Chairman 909-796-4122 stewartw@pbworld.com  
We hope to see you all there!

Presented by Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

Saturday, August 2, 2014

In a few weeks we all get together for a fun-filled day at the races, cooking chili and enjoying being with all of our friends!  Once again the winners of Red & Verde will be invited to the World Open Chili Championship in Vegas Nov 14-16, 2014.

Adding to the festivities of the day is the 2nd annual Credit Union Chili Challenge sponsored by XDI with even more entries than last year.  This is a great addition to the overall event attracting an even larger public crowd to taste chili.

We are not in the in-field area this year, so please come to the concert area at the west end of the grandstand and you will be directed further. 

As a reminder, a 40” TV will be awarded to one lucky cook.  A drawing will be held to determine the winner.  One ticket will be given to each red and verde cook plus cooks serving People’s Choice only.  Participating ICS cooks bringing in a new cook will receive one extra ticket and so will the new cook.

Please sign up at www.chilicookoff.com 

For additional information, please contact

Red Brecke, Chairman 858-674-0840 

r.brecke@yahoo.com

or

Mike Stewart, Vice-Chairman 909-796-4122 stewartw@pbworld.com 

We hope to see you all there!

NEW ENGLAND REGIONAL BACK TO BACKS …ON SAME DAY - MAY 2, 2015

May 2, 2015

Two Regional Chili Cook Off’s on the same  day!!!

To honor the 30th anniversary of the New England Regional Chili Cook Off!

Day one
Honoring Jim Heywood.

Early turn in times to enable cooks to all cook in both Regionals.

Day two
Honoring Joe Harvey

Later turn in times to enable cooks to cook in both Regionals.

Special entry fee’s for BOTH events.

Only if cooking in all 3 categories
Day 1 $30 each for Verde and Red. If doing salsa, salsa is free to enter. If not cooking all 3, $35 for Red, $25 for Verde and $15 salsa.

Day 2 $30 each for Verde and Red. If doing salsa, salsa is free to enter. If not cooking all 3, $35 for Red, $25 for Verde and $15 salsa.

People’s Choice Chili: Two gallons for EACH event. THE PC CHILI IS PART OF THE ENTRY FEE SO PLEASE BE SURE TO BRING IT.

PLEASE bring as much People Choice chili as you possibly can. Our crowds are HUGE! Also I would suggest a one ounce ladle to make your life easier.
If you need spices, now is the time to order them. Great places for spices
are:
http://www.mildbills.com  Tell Kelly you are one of our cooks…they have fantastic red spices.
http://allthingschili.com  Please tell Bob I said hello…and ATC is the place for the best green chili spices!

Jim Heywood Yute Division BOTH events!

We will have a full day of cooking!

Special no cost raffle for all cooks, truck pull, men vs women and more fun than legally allowed.

Questions: madmike@chilict.com

BIG BEAR CHILI COOKOFF RESULTS

What a beautiful weekend! The weather was near perfect and the crowd was one of the biggest I remember in many years! As usual we (Sweeney’s, Val, Mike & I) met Friday on the Patio at the Wishing Well for a pre-cookoff  gossip. We were joined by Ken & Jan and Bob & Ellen, then after dinner Mike Jr & Laurie joined us. We solved all the problems that could possibly appear… well… We spent the evening with great friends and had a good time. Which continued Sat morn on site at 7am. Thanks to Mark Sweeney as Chief Judge and Mike Austin as Emcee; Val Gereghty who coordinated with Old Miners; Scorekeepers: Donnie Gordon; Melody, Kellie & Ryan Sweeney, and Tim Green, Mike Austin Jr and Ryan Sweeney on the tables. And the winners are:

Booth: T-Botts, Tom Bottelsen

1st Time Cook: Bryan Littleton

Best Local Cook:  Kim Martin

Restaurant Division:  Black Diamond Restaurant

Peoples Choice: Erik Hildebrand

Salsa: (10 Contestants) 

2nd Place - Josh Lanting, CA

1st Place - Jim Latendresse, CA (Hat Trick)

Chili Verde: (10 Contestants)

3rd Place: Sachiko Brecke, CA

2nd Place: Paul Whitney, AZ

1st Place: Bob Dyer, CA

Red Chili: (21 Contestants)

4th Place: Dick Swenberger, AZ - (Lost the tie)

3rd Place: Howard Choate, CA

2nd Place: Eileen Beaty, CA

1st Place: Steve Crawford, CA

Thank you to all the cooks and volunteers for another great event. Hope to see you all at Cal State this weekend.

 

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