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TEXAS SOCIETY CHILI COOK-OFF RULES, SCHEDULE

For the full story on Sunday's Chili Cook-Off, click here to go to
Things to do .
Schedule Of Events
Saturday, Sept. 9
6:00 p.m. Head Cooks Party – The head cook and one companion are invited to join us for dinner and drinks at Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina. You will draw numbers for the site of your booth, pick up your "goodie bag," ask any questions, and party with your fellow Chiliheads.
Sunday, Sept. 10
6 a.m.: Sign in Begins – Each cooking team must sign in with the C.A.S.I. referee or head judge and have it's ingredients inspected before beginning to cook.
10 a.m.: Registration ends. C.A.S.I. referee or head judge will come to your booth and have you select your judging cup, sign the back of your half of the judging ticket and ask any last minute questions.
Noon: Chili Turn-In/Judging Begins
12:30 p.m.: Showmanship competition begins
2:30 p.m.: Showmanship competition ends/judging begins
4 p.m.: Announcement of winners!
6 p.m. Cook-off ends
What To Bring
Cooking stove and fuel – "Coleman-type" propane or white gas. No charcoal.
Cooking pot, cutting board, knife, water, cooler for meat and liquid refreshments, paper towels, spoons, can opener and matches.
Meat (hand cut or chili grind), spices and other ingredients for chili.
Table, chairs and cover for cooking and sitting. You will have a 10 by 10 foot area for cooking and show space.
If competing in showmanship, bring props, costume(s) and other gear.

CHILI COOKING RULES
A. CHILI COOKED ON SITE – All chili must be cooked from scratch on site the day of the cook-off. All chili must be prepared in the open (no cooking in tent, room, motorhome, etc.).
1. CHILI COOKED FROM SCRATCH – "Scratch" is defined as starting with raw meat. No marinating is allowed. Commercial chili powder is permissible, but complete commercial chili mixes ("just add meat" mixes that contain premeasured spices) are NOT permitted.
2. NO FILLERS IN CHILI – Beans, macaroni, rice, hominy, or other similar ingredients are not permitted.
3. SANITATION – Cooks are to prepare and cook chili in as sanitary a manner as possible.
a. INSPECTION OF COOKING CONDITIONS – Cooking conditions re subject to inspection by the head judge or his/her designee and CASI Referee. (Failure to comply is subject to disqualification.)
b. COOKS MAY HAVE TO TASTE THEIR CHILI – At the discretion of the head judge or CASI Referee, chili cooks may be required to remove the lids from their chili cups and taste their chili before turning in for judging. If a contestant refuses, his or her chili will be disqualified.)
B. ONE CHILI PER COOK – Each head cook is responsible for preparing one pot of chili that he or she intends to be judged and turning in one judging cup from that pot. No more than one judging sample can be taken from any one pot.
C. COOKS MUST SIGN NUMBER SLIPS – Chili cooks must sign their secret number slips in ink with their first and last names at the time cups are issued. Winners will not be eligible if their secret numbers are unsigned when presented. NOTE: Cooks must present their signed secret numbers to win.
D. PROTECT THE JUDGING CUP – Once judging cups have been issued, each head cook is responsible for his or her judging cup. Cooks must not remove or tamper with the numbers on the outside of the cups. Any marked or altered cup must be replaced prior to turn-in or it will be disqualified.
E. FILLING CUPS – Cups will be filled 3/4 full or to the level designated at the cooks' meeting.
F. CHILI TURN-IN – Chili will be turned in at the place and time designated at the cooks' meeting or as otherwise designated by the head judge.
G. PYROTECHNICS – No chili contestant may discharge firearms or use any pyrotechnics or explosives at a chili cook-off. Contestants discharging firearms and/or using explosives or other pyrotechnics will be disqualified from the chili cook-off.
H. PENALTIES – Failure to comply with CASI rules will result in disqualification of an individual cook for the cook-off. Decisions of the official(s) are final. In case of disqualification, the CASI official monitoring cook-off immediately will notify the head cook and give a reason for disqualification. In the event disqualification of a cup of chili occurs after judging has started, it is not necessary that the cook be located or given an explanation for the disqualification.
I. JUDGING CRITERIA AND SCORING – a single score takes into consideration the five criteria for scoring chili: Aroma, Red Color, Consistency, Taste, Aftertaste.
1. SCORING – Each cup of chili will be scored on its own merits with a whole number from 0 to 10, 10 being the highest. No pluses (+), minuses (-), fractions (1/2), or decimals (.5) will be taken into consideration.
2. EACH CHILI MUST BE SCORED – If a judge determines (by aroma, consistency, and/or color) that he/she does not want to taste a chili, that chili still must be given a score.
SHOWMANSHIP RULES
A. SHOWMANSHIP ENTRIES-To be judged, contestants must declare their intention to compete in show at least thirty (30) minutes prior to the start of showmanship. This may be done when signing for the chili judging cup.
1. SHOW TEAMS ALSO MUST ENTER CHILI – Showmanship teams must have a minimum of one cook entered in the chili competition in order to qualify for showmanship points.
2. ONE NAME PER SHOW TEAM – Showmanship teams must enter all cookoffs in a chili year under one name and with one mailing address in order to avoid confusion in the recording of showmanship points. Team names may change at the beginning of the chili year.
B. PERFORMANCE OF SHOWMANSHIP – Hired professional performers will not be allowed in showmanship competition.
1. PERFORMANCE – Showmanship teams must be limited in their activity so as not to interfere with the other contestants. Traveling (moving around the cooking area) is allowed, and traveling show teams will be judged while traveling.
2. SHOW STANDARDS – Nudity and lewdness are banned from showmanship. Intentional use by any contestant will result in disqualification of that team.
3. NO INTERFERENCE WITH SHOW – There will be no outside entertainment or interference (e.g., bands, performances, etc.) with showmanship during the showmanship period.
4. AMPLICATION – Decisions on volume, interference with adjacent show teams, and power source are at the discretion of the head show judge, head judge, and/or CASI official monitoring the cook-off. Failure to comply with an official's request to reduce volume or refrain from otherwise interfering with another show team will result in disqualification of that team.
5. PYROTECHNICS – No showmanship contestant may discharge firearms or use any pyrotechnics or explosives at a chili cook-off. Contestants discharging firearms and/or using explosives or other pyrotechnics will be disqualified from the chili cook-off.
C. PENALTIES – Failure to comply with CASI rules is subject to disqualification of the individual show team for that cook-off. In the case of disqualification, the CASI official monitoring the cook-off, head judge, or head showmanship judge immediately must notify the show team captain and give a reason for the disqualification. Decisions of the official(s) are final.
D. SHOWMANSHIP JUDGING CRITERIA AND SCORING – A single score takes into consideration five criteria for showmanship: Theme, Costume, Booth set up, Action, and Audience appeal.
1. SCORING – Each showmanship team will be scored on its own merits with a whole number score from 1 to 10, 10 being the highest. No pluses (+), minuses (-), fractions (1/2), or decimals (.5) will be taken into consideration.
2. JUDGING SHEET – The official CASI Showmanship Judging Sheet included in the official CASI Rules Packet must be used for judging.
OTHER RULES
Have fun!!! To do this, we all must be considerate of our neighbors and our island. Violation o
f the following rules may result in disqualification from the chili cook off competition.
1. Please make a minimum of two (2) gallons of chili. After you turn in your judging cup, we would appreciate it greatly if you add beans, rice, or hominy to make it go farther for the crowd.
2. ABSOLUTELY NO MOTOR VEHICLES WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE BEACH BETWEEN 10:00 A.M. AND 5:00 P.M. You will be able to unload your vehicle as close to your site as possible. Please be considerate of one another and unload quickly and move your vehicle to the designated parking area.
3. No generators will be allowed on the beach. Electricity will be available but you will need to bring a very long extension cord and bury it deep in the sand.
4. No Loud Music. There will be live, amplified music all day that everyone can enjoy.
5. No Selling of Anything Including T-Shirts, Hats, Coolie-Cups, Beverages, Spices, Chili or other Food! Remember, THIS IS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT FUND RAISER FOR OUR LOCAL CHARITIES THAT PEOPLE HAVE VOLUNTEERED THEIR TIME TO AND GIVEN THEIR MONEY TO SUPPORT.
6. No logo or signs promoting airlines, beverages, resorts, telecommunications, or radio stations other than American Airlines, American Eagle, Coors Light, Castle Springs, Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina, Vitel Cellular, WVWI Radio One AM 1000, WWKS KISS FM 101.3, and WVJZ FM 105.3, Certified Angus Beef will be allowed.
7. NOTHING LEFT ON THE BEACH! All booths, trash, clothes, etc. must be removed from Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina following the announcement of winners.
8. DO NOT TEAR DOWN UNTIL 5 P.M. the day of the cook-off for the safety of the crowd.
For more information, call Georgeann "Pepper" Peters at 776-3595.

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For the full story on Sunday's Chili Cook-Off, click here to go to
Things to do .
Schedule Of Events
Saturday, Sept. 9
6:00 p.m. Head Cooks Party - The head cook and one companion are invited to join us for dinner and drinks at Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina. You will draw numbers for the site of your booth, pick up your "goodie bag," ask any questions, and party with your fellow Chiliheads.
Sunday, Sept. 10
6 a.m.: Sign in Begins - Each cooking team must sign in with the C.A.S.I. referee or head judge and have it's ingredients inspected before beginning to cook.
10 a.m.: Registration ends. C.A.S.I. referee or head judge will come to your booth and have you select your judging cup, sign the back of your half of the judging ticket and ask any last minute questions.
Noon: Chili Turn-In/Judging Begins
12:30 p.m.: Showmanship competition begins
2:30 p.m.: Showmanship competition ends/judging begins
4 p.m.: Announcement of winners!
6 p.m. Cook-off ends
What To Bring
Cooking stove and fuel - "Coleman-type" propane or white gas. No charcoal.
Cooking pot, cutting board, knife, water, cooler for meat and liquid refreshments, paper towels, spoons, can opener and matches.
Meat (hand cut or chili grind), spices and other ingredients for chili.
Table, chairs and cover for cooking and sitting. You will have a 10 by 10 foot area for cooking and show space.
If competing in showmanship, bring props, costume(s) and other gear.

CHILI COOKING RULES
A. CHILI COOKED ON SITE - All chili must be cooked from scratch on site the day of the cook-off. All chili must be prepared in the open (no cooking in tent, room, motorhome, etc.).
1. CHILI COOKED FROM SCRATCH - "Scratch" is defined as starting with raw meat. No marinating is allowed. Commercial chili powder is permissible, but complete commercial chili mixes ("just add meat" mixes that contain premeasured spices) are NOT permitted.
2. NO FILLERS IN CHILI - Beans, macaroni, rice, hominy, or other similar ingredients are not permitted.
3. SANITATION - Cooks are to prepare and cook chili in as sanitary a manner as possible.
a. INSPECTION OF COOKING CONDITIONS - Cooking conditions re subject to inspection by the head judge or his/her designee and CASI Referee. (Failure to comply is subject to disqualification.)
b. COOKS MAY HAVE TO TASTE THEIR CHILI - At the discretion of the head judge or CASI Referee, chili cooks may be required to remove the lids from their chili cups and taste their chili before turning in for judging. If a contestant refuses, his or her chili will be disqualified.)
B. ONE CHILI PER COOK - Each head cook is responsible for preparing one pot of chili that he or she intends to be judged and turning in one judging cup from that pot. No more than one judging sample can be taken from any one pot.
C. COOKS MUST SIGN NUMBER SLIPS - Chili cooks must sign their secret number slips in ink with their first and last names at the time cups are issued. Winners will not be eligible if their secret numbers are unsigned when presented. NOTE: Cooks must present their signed secret numbers to win.
D. PROTECT THE JUDGING CUP - Once judging cups have been issued, each head cook is responsible for his or her judging cup. Cooks must not remove or tamper with the numbers on the outside of the cups. Any marked or altered cup must be replaced prior to turn-in or it will be disqualified.
E. FILLING CUPS - Cups will be filled 3/4 full or to the level designated at the cooks' meeting.
F. CHILI TURN-IN - Chili will be turned in at the place and time designated at the cooks' meeting or as otherwise designated by the head judge.
G. PYROTECHNICS - No chili contestant may discharge firearms or use any pyrotechnics or explosives at a chili cook-off. Contestants discharging firearms and/or using explosives or other pyrotechnics will be disqualified from the chili cook-off.
H. PENALTIES - Failure to comply with CASI rules will result in disqualification of an individual cook for the cook-off. Decisions of the official(s) are final. In case of disqualification, the CASI official monitoring cook-off immediately will notify the head cook and give a reason for disqualification. In the event disqualification of a cup of chili occurs after judging has started, it is not necessary that the cook be located or given an explanation for the disqualification.
I. JUDGING CRITERIA AND SCORING - a single score takes into consideration the five criteria for scoring chili: Aroma, Red Color, Consistency, Taste, Aftertaste.
1. SCORING - Each cup of chili will be scored on its own merits with a whole number from 0 to 10, 10 being the highest. No pluses (+), minuses (-), fractions (1/2), or decimals (.5) will be taken into consideration.
2. EACH CHILI MUST BE SCORED - If a judge determines (by aroma, consistency, and/or color) that he/she does not want to taste a chili, that chili still must be given a score.
SHOWMANSHIP RULES
A. SHOWMANSHIP ENTRIES-To be judged, contestants must declare their intention to compete in show at least thirty (30) minutes prior to the start of showmanship. This may be done when signing for the chili judging cup.
1. SHOW TEAMS ALSO MUST ENTER CHILI - Showmanship teams must have a minimum of one cook entered in the chili competition in order to qualify for showmanship points.
2. ONE NAME PER SHOW TEAM - Showmanship teams must enter all cookoffs in a chili year under one name and with one mailing address in order to avoid confusion in the recording of showmanship points. Team names may change at the beginning of the chili year.
B. PERFORMANCE OF SHOWMANSHIP - Hired professional performers will not be allowed in showmanship competition.
1. PERFORMANCE - Showmanship teams must be limited in their activity so as not to interfere with the other contestants. Traveling (moving around the cooking area) is allowed, and traveling show teams will be judged while traveling.
2. SHOW STANDARDS - Nudity and lewdness are banned from showmanship. Intentional use by any contestant will result in disqualification of that team.
3. NO INTERFERENCE WITH SHOW - There will be no outside entertainment or interference (e.g., bands, performances, etc.) with showmanship during the showmanship period.
4. AMPLICATION - Decisions on volume, interference with adjacent show teams, and power source are at the discretion of the head show judge, head judge, and/or CASI official monitoring the cook-off. Failure to comply with an official's request to reduce volume or refrain from otherwise interfering with another show team will result in disqualification of that team.
5. PYROTECHNICS - No showmanship contestant may discharge firearms or use any pyrotechnics or explosives at a chili cook-off. Contestants discharging firearms and/or using explosives or other pyrotechnics will be disqualified from the chili cook-off.
C. PENALTIES - Failure to comply with CASI rules is subject to disqualification of the individual show team for that cook-off. In the case of disqualification, the CASI official monitoring the cook-off, head judge, or head showmanship judge immediately must notify the show team captain and give a reason for the disqualification. Decisions of the official(s) are final.
D. SHOWMANSHIP JUDGING CRITERIA AND SCORING - A single score takes into consideration five criteria for showmanship: Theme, Costume, Booth set up, Action, and Audience appeal.
1. SCORING - Each showmanship team will be scored on its own merits with a whole number score from 1 to 10, 10 being the highest. No pluses (+), minuses (-), fractions (1/2), or decimals (.5) will be taken into consideration.
2. JUDGING SHEET - The official CASI Showmanship Judging Sheet included in the official CASI Rules Packet must be used for judging.
OTHER RULES
Have fun!!! To do this, we all must be considerate of our neighbors and our island. Violation o f the following rules may result in disqualification from the chili cook off competition.
1. Please make a minimum of two (2) gallons of chili. After you turn in your judging cup, we would appreciate it greatly if you add beans, rice, or hominy to make it go farther for the crowd.
2. ABSOLUTELY NO MOTOR VEHICLES WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE BEACH BETWEEN 10:00 A.M. AND 5:00 P.M. You will be able to unload your vehicle as close to your site as possible. Please be considerate of one another and unload quickly and move your vehicle to the designated parking area.
3. No generators will be allowed on the beach. Electricity will be available but you will need to bring a very long extension cord and bury it deep in the sand.
4. No Loud Music. There will be live, amplified music all day that everyone can enjoy.
5. No Selling of Anything Including T-Shirts, Hats, Coolie-Cups, Beverages, Spices, Chili or other Food! Remember, THIS IS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT FUND RAISER FOR OUR LOCAL CHARITIES THAT PEOPLE HAVE VOLUNTEERED THEIR TIME TO AND GIVEN THEIR MONEY TO SUPPORT.
6. No logo or signs promoting airlines, beverages, resorts, telecommunications, or radio stations other than American Airlines, American Eagle, Coors Light, Castle Springs, Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina, Vitel Cellular, WVWI Radio One AM 1000, WWKS KISS FM 101.3, and WVJZ FM 105.3, Certified Angus Beef will be allowed.
7. NOTHING LEFT ON THE BEACH! All booths, trash, clothes, etc. must be removed from Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina following the announcement of winners.
8. DO NOT TEAR DOWN UNTIL 5 P.M. the day of the cook-off for the safety of the crowd.
For more information, call Georgeann "Pepper" Peters at 776-3595.