Last Chance Chili Cookoff

Spa Resort Casino
401 E Amado Road
Palm Springs, California

Anyone wishing to compete in the Last Chance Cookoff will be charged a $100 entry fee plus two gallons of Peopleís Choice Chili and must be members of the ICS. Applications and entry fees for the Last Chance Cookoff and ICS membership fees will be accepted on Friday, Oct. 11th at the Registration Table in the Judges Tent prior to the event, on the website or you may contact the ICS office before September 30th for an application. The top ten teams from the Last Chance Cookoff will qualify to cook in the finals on Sunday, Oct. 13th.

Cookoff Categories

 Entry Fee
$100.00 /MBR
$150.00 /Non-MBR
2 gallons of PC required /PC
Legend: MBR=Member, Non-MBR = Non-Members, PC = People's Choice
Winner advances to: taking 10 to finals on Sunday

General Cookoff Information
1. Traditional Red Chili is defined by the International Chili Society as any kind of meat or combination of meats, cooked with red chili peppers, various spices and other ingredients, with the exception of BEANS and PASTA, which are strictly forbidden.
2. No ingredient may be pre-cooked in any way prior to the commencement of the official cookoff. The only exceptions are canned or bottled tomatoes, tomato sauce, peppers, pepper sauce, beverages, broth and grinding and/or mixing of spices. Meat may be treated, pre-cut or ground. Meat May Not Be Pre-Cooked. All other ingredients must be chopped or prepared during the preparation period.
3. Time allowed for cooking is 3 hours but cooking during entire cooking period is at the sole discretion of the contestant.
4. The WCCC Chief Judge shall conduct a contestantís meeting, at which time final instructions are to be given and questions answered, no later than 1 hour prior to the official starting time of the cookoff.
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For More Information, Contact:
Vickie Marnick
13938 Tiffany Pines Cr N
Jacksonville, FL  32225

Additional Information
Venue Comments: 5. Each contestant must be a current member or have applied for membership to the International Chili Society prior to the official starting time of the cookoff, and must be at least 18 years old.
6. Contestants are responsible for supplying all of their own cooking utensils, etc. The ICS will provide an area for each contestant.
7. Each contestant must cook a minimum of two quarts of competition chili prepared in one pot, which will be submitted for judging.
8. Each contestant will be assigned a contestantís number by the Chief Scorekeeper and be given an official 32 oz. ICS judging cup. Each contestant should verify that the number on the bottom of his or her cup is the same as his or her assigned contestant number. Each contestant is responsible to deliver his or her cup, which must be filled to the bottom of the cupís rim, to the judging area at the official time for judging.
9. Judges will be told they should vote for the chili, as defined by the ICS, based on the following major considerations: Good chili flavor, texture of meat, consistency, blend of spices, aroma, and color.

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