Connecticut-based Chili Masters topped local competitors, as well as defending champs Pour Judgment, to win the 24th annual edition of Newport Winter Festival’s Sam Adams Chili Cook-Off at Gurney’s on Saturday, February 16th.

The Newport Winter Festival announced the top winner on Facebook;

Thank you to all who came out to our 24th Annual Sam Adams Chili Cook-Off! It was a fabulous event, we appreciate all of our competitors today and all of their delicious chili! Congratulations to our winners, 1st Place: (#9) Chili Masters, 2nd Place: (#1) Saltwater, and 3rd Place: (#2) Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina

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