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COMPETITION OVERVIEW
NOVEMBER 7-11, 2018
ORANGE BEACH, ALABAMA

World Open Chili Championship, sponsored by Hormel Chili Logo -- hormel-chili-logo.jpg

As one of the most popular foods on the planet, chili comes in many forms, but which one is the best? Is it the Traditional Red?  Your secret family recipe?  Or a ‘Freestyle’ blend of whatever pleases your mouth? The world’s best chili cooks will spice up Orange Beach, AL at the World Open Chili Championship and find out who has the best chili on the planet.

The following competitions are Preferred Qualifiers for the 2018 World Open Chili Championship:
Gulf Coast Chili Cookoff - 4/28/18 - Biloxi, Mississippi

The following competitions are Elite Qualifiers for the 2018 World Open Chili Championship:
Wild Card Elite Division - 2/1/18-8/31/18 - ONLINE

The following competitions are automatic qualifiers for the 2018 World Open Chili Championship:

United States Events

Event Location Date
ICS: 2018 Chili 1st Place Winners - International Chili SocietyVarious Locations, USSep 1, 2017
CASI: 2018 Chili 1st Place Winners - Chili Appreciation Society InternationalVarious Locations, USSep 1, 2017
WFC: 2017 WFC Top Ten ChiliOrange Beach, AL, USNov 12, 2017
WFC: 2017 WFC Top Ten RecipeOrange Beach, AL, USNov 12, 2017
WFC: 2017 World Open Chili Champion - Liz KraatzOrange Beach, AL, USNov 12, 2017
WFC: 2017 World Recipe Champion - Mike CallaghanOrange Beach, AL, USNov 12, 2017
WFC: 2016 World Food Champion - Kari LukeOrange Beach, AL, US
WFC: 2016 World Open Chili Champion - Liz KraatzOrange Beach, AL, US
WFC: 2016 World Recipe Champion - Anthony SerranoOrange Beach, AL, US
Thrilla at the Grilla presented by Grilla GrillsOrange Beach, AL, USNov 11, 2017
Special Invitation - Super Qualifier - Landon BentonOrange Beach, AL, US
WFC: 2017 WFC Super Qualifier - Ang MinorOrange Beach, AL, USNov 12, 2017
WFC: 2017 WFC Super Qualifier - Craig TaborOrange Beach, AL, USNov 12, 2017
WFC: 2017 WFC Super Qualifier - Heather WalkerOrange Beach, AL, USNov 12, 2017
WFC: 2017 WFC Super Qualifier - Brody OliveOrange Beach, AL, USNov 12, 2017
WFC: 2017 WFC Super Qualifier - Isabel MinunniOrange Beach, AL, USNov 12, 2017
WFC: Granny Grilling Challenge - Sherri WilliamsOrange Beach, AL, USNov 11, 2017
Fire on the Mountain - 2017Arab, AL, US
2017 WFC Top Ten Recipe - Lisa KeysOrange Beach, AL, USNov 12, 2017
WFC: 2015 World Food Champion - Loren HillKissimmee, FL, US
WFC: 2015 World Open Chili Champion - Wayne ShymkoKissimmee, FL, US
WFC: 2015 World Pasta Champion - Suzanne Kosnick-ClarkKissimmee, FL, US
WFC: 2015 World Recipe Champion - Alethia ShihKissimmee, FL, US
"Super" Chili Bowl Cook OffPerdido Key, FL, USFeb 3, 2018
Hormel Online Contest - Craig WeinbaumFL, US
Carmel Market District Inaugural Chili Cook-OffCarmel, IN, USFeb 3, 2018
Red Gold Chili Cook-Off - for 2019Elwood, IN, USOct 13, 2018
GULF COAST CHILI COOK-OFFBiloxi, MS, USApr 21, 2018
WFC: 2013 World Food Champion - Dave ElliottLas Vegas, NV, US
WFC: 2014 World Food Champion - Ricardo HerediaLas Vegas, NV, US
WFC: 2013 World Open Chili Champion - Ray BogartLas Vegas, NV, US
WFC: 2013 World Recipe Champion - Beth PetersonLas Vegas, NV, US
WFC: 2014 World Open Chili Champion - Ray BogartLas Vegas, NV, US
WFC: 2014 World Recipe Champion - David GroverLas Vegas, NV, US
WFC: Wild Card Elite DivisionONLINE, USJan 1, 2018
WFC: #Taste of Canada - 1st PlaceONLINE, US
WFC: #Taste of Canada - 2nd-3rd PlaceONLINE, US
#TOA2017 - Lesa SampsonONLINE, US
WFC: #Taste of America - 2nd-10th PlaceONLINE, US
WFC: #Taste of the World - 2nd-5th PlaceONLINE, US
WFC: Food Champ Online Recipe Contests - 2nd-5th PlaceONLINE, US
WFC: #Taste of America - 1st PlaceONLINE, US
WFC: #Taste of the World - 1st PlaceONLINE, US
WFC: Food Champ Online Recipe Contests - 1st PlaceONLINE, US

International Events

Event Location Date
Kleefield Honey Festival (Chili) [Qualifies Canadian Chili competitors in Manitoba and Ontario]MB, CA