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

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).