2013 WCCC Facts, Stats, & Trivia

2013 WCCC Facts, Stats, & Trivia

SPA RESORT CASINO

PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA

OCTOBER 11, 2013 THROUGH OCTOBER 13, 2013

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CHAMPIONS!

RED CHILI – Bob Plager CO

CHILI VERDE – Christian Parker VA

SALSA – Gail Donovan OH

HOMESTYLE – Al Henry CO

TRADITIONAL RED CHILI

2nd – Paul Nunn FL

3rd – Ron Burt CA

4th – Diane Lentz KY

5th – Dione Cooley NV

CHILI VERDE (124 Cooks)

2nd – Gail Kyle MI

3rd – Chuck Harber CA

Tied for 4th – Matt Bush WV

Tied for 4th– Karen Ray CA

SALSA (107 Entrants)

2nd – Christine Johnson PA

3rd – Priscilla Licon CO

4th – Pam O’Sullivan CA

Tied for 5th – Jim Beaty CA

Tied for 5th – Tish Crawford CA

Tied for 5th – Vicki Tankis MA

Tied for 5th – David Violette VA

HOMESTYLE (56 Cooks)

2nd – Rob Daugherty VA

3rd – Diane Lentz KY

4th – Katy Withers TX

5th – Lynette Chubb CA

(Although 5 places are called on stage for the traditional

red chili & homestyle chili, I wanted to recognize the

4th & 5thplace(s) in the chili verde & salsa categories)

2013 STATISTICS – Traditional Red Chili Category ONLY

(except Hat Trick)

Number of traditional red chili cooks who attended: 132

Number of men: 92

Number of women: 40

Number of cooks who cooked for the first time: 21

Number of cooks who cooked in 2012: 66

Number of cooks who cooked prior to 2012: 45

Number of cooks representing the same cookoff from 2012: 5

Wes Carlson – Florida State

Adrian Fuhrman – Nevada Capital Regional

Dave Lorenz – North Carolina State

Mackenzie Tankis – Massachusetts State

Jim Weller – Chilly Willie Chili Challenge Regional

Number of “Couples”: 17

Scott & Maureen Barrett       Jim & Eileen Beaty

Red & Sachiko Brecke          Skip & Dione Cooley

Steve & Tish Crawford      Ed Huffman & Mary Parker

John & Dora Jepson         Doug & Christine Johnson

Larry & Diane Lentz           Dave & Cindy Lorenz

John & Voni Medcraft          Jeff & Julie Netser

Jim & Monica Parker           Bob & Kathy Plager

Christian Parker & Carrie Lentz Parker

Jim & Georgia Weller     Larry Weltikol & Jan Sprouse

Number of Cooks related to one another: 13

Jason & Lisa Beaver

Richard Chauvin & Michael Lesperance

Jack & Nick Cowell

Larry & Diane and Christian & Carrie Parker and Laurin Staley

Vicki & Mackenzie Tankis

Cooks’ Residency – 132

Canadian Provinces – 2 (Ontario & New Brunswick–1 each)

United States – 130

AK–2   AZ-3   CA-28   CO-9   CT-5   FL-8   ID-2

IL-12   IN-2   IA-1   KS-1   KY-4   MD-2   MA-3

MI-1   MS-2   MO-2   NE-3   NV-9   NJ-2   NY-1

NC-1   OH-5   OK-4   OR-1   PA-4   TX-2   VA-7

WA-2   WI-2

Number of “HAT TRICK” Cooks in 2013: 40

Number of “HAT TRICK” Cooks from previous years:

2001 - 21                          2002 – 25

2003 – 36                          2004 – 32

2005 – 39                          2006 – 46

2007 – 37                          2008 – 47

2009 – 50                          2010 – 49

2011 – 49                          2012 – 41

SPECIAL “HAT TRICK” RECOGNITION:

Eileen Beaty, Dione Cooley, and Bonnie Tomasek who have

Qualified for a Hat Trick thirteen (13) years in a row!!

SPECIAL “HAT TRICK” THANKS:

Dick Swenberger who “tracks” the Hat Trick recipients AND

prepares the Hat Trick Certificates.

WCCC TRIVIA

TRADITIONAL RED Chili Winners’ Residency at the time of their

win from 1967 through 2013:

CA-17   CO-3   IL-4   MA-1   MI-2   MT-1   NV-2

NM-2   NY-1   OH-2   OK-1   TX-6   WA-3   WA,DC-2

TOTAL NUMBER of cooks who have participated in the WCCC

from 1980 through 2013:  1,258

QUESTION: Has there been increased interest in cookoffs in Europe?

ANSWER: YES!  The 2013 Chili Year had cooks coming from Sweden and Wales

to participate in the Homestyle or Last Chance.  The Homestyle cooks

were Roger Bergman and Henrik Wahl from Sweden.  The Last Chance cook was

Andrew Brooks from Wales.  Not only did they cook but also attended the

Certified Chili Judge class which was held at the 2013 WCCC.

The word to describe them seem to be “dedication”.

NOTE:

Preparing this article is truly a “labor of love” for me.  I only hope that

the “chili gods” will allow me to do this for many years to come.

Travelin’ Chilihead,

Barbara Ward

a.k.a I.C.S. “Official Statistician”

 

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