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The International Chilli Society Chillinois Central States Regional Cookoff Winners were announced after day-long judging Saturday at the 31st Annual Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest.

In the People's Choice Awards, voted on by event attendees, the salsa winner was Robin Seuferer from Iowa, the verde winner was Bob Dunn from Taylorville, and Dunn also won the red chilli award.  Each received a medallion and will have their Chillifest entry fee paid for their division in 2018.

In I-C-S salsa judging Saturday, 3rd place went to Julie Netzer of Indiana, who won a certificate.  2Nd place winner was Robin Seuferer from Iowa, who won 25-dollars and a trophy.  First place winner was Mike Goodman from Wisconsin, who won 100-dollars, a trophy, and will compete in the I-C-S World Championship in 2017.

In I-C-S chilli verde judging Saturday at the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest, 3rd place winner was Robin Sueferer who won 25-dollars and a plaque.  2Nd place winner was Helen Lewis from Springfield, Illinois, who won 50-dollars and a medallion.  First place winner was Tom Hoover from Columbus, Ohio, who won 200-dollars, a trophy, and will compete in the I-C-S World Championship in 2017.

And, in I-C-S red chilli judging on Saturday in Taylorville, 5th place honorable mention went to Doug Hoy of Stonington, and 4th place honorable mention went to Linda Green of Taylorville.  3Rd place winner was Bob Dunn of Taylorville, who won 100-dollars and a plaque.  2Nd place winner was Tom Hoover of Columbus, Ohio, who won 200-dollars and a medallion.  First place winner was Robin Sueferer who won 750-dollars, a trophy, and will compete in the I-C-S World Championship in 2017.

Tom Calvert of Taylorville chaired the competition.

CAPTION TO PIX:    In the People's Choice Awards at Saturday's Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest, attendees selected the winners.  Back row from the left:  Tom Calvert, Cookoff Competition Chairman; salsa winner Robin Seuferer from Iowa, the verde winner Bob Dunn from Taylorville, and Dunn also won the red chilli award.  Also shown is Chamber CEO Patty Hornbuckle.  Front row, from the left:  Miss Chilli Pepper 2016 Faith Maxwell, and Junior Miss Chilli Pepper Alivia Kent. 

CAPTION TO PIX:  In I-C-S salsa judging Saturday, back row from the left: Tom Calvert, Cookoff Competition Chairman;  3rd place winner Julie Netzer of Indiana, who won a certificate;  2Nd place winner Robin Seuferer from Iowa, who won 25-dollars and a trophy; and first place winner Mike Goodman from Wisconsin, who won 100-dollars, a trophy, and will compete in the I-C-S World Championship in 2017.  Also shown is Chamber CEO Patty Hornbuckle.  Front row, from the left:  Miss Chilli Pepper 2016 Faith Maxwell, and Junior Miss Chilli Pepper Alivia Kent. 

CAPTION TO PIX:  Winners were announced in I-C-S chilli verde judging Saturday at the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest.  Back row, from the left:  Tom Calvert, Cookoff Competition Chairman; 3rd place winner Robin Sueferer who won 25-dollars and a plaque;  2Nd place winner Helen Lewis from Springfield, Illinois, who won 50-dollars and a medallion; first place winner Tom Hoover from Columbus, Ohio, who won 200-dollars, a trophy, and will compete in the I-C-S World Championship in 2017. Also shown is Chamber CEO Patty Hornbuckle.  Front row, from the left:  Miss Chilli Pepper 2016 Faith Maxwell, and Junior Miss Chilli Pepper Alivia Kent. 

CAPTION TO PIX:   Winners were announced on Saturday in I-C-S red chilli judging in Taylorville.  Back row, from the left:  Tom Calvert, Cookoff Competition Chairman;  3Rd place winner Bob Dunn of Taylorville, who won 100-dollars and a plaque; 2Nd place winner Tom Hoover of Columbus, Ohio, who won 200-dollars and a medallion; and first place winner Robin Sueferer who won 750-dollars, a trophy, and will compete in the I-C-S World Championship in 2017.  Also shown is Chamber CEO Patty Hornbuckle.  Front row, from the left:  Miss Chilli Pepper 2016 Faith Maxwell, and Junior Miss Chilli Pepper Alivia Kent. 

 
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