Date: 05/18/2017  

The International Chili Society (ICS) is pleased to announce that the GRAND SIERRA RESORT (GSR) in Reno, Nevada, is again the location for the 2017 World's Championship Chili Cookoff (WCCC), scheduled for October 20-22. The GSR is located only 2 miles from the Reno airport with a shuttle running every half hour. All activities of the WCCC will be on site at the resort!

CHANGE IN SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:  Friday - Last Chance Red, Last Chance Verde and Salsa.  Saturday -  Verde, Homestyle and the Youth Division.  Sunday - Traditional Red.  All subject to change. Stay tuned for further details as they develop at

The GSR has nearly 2,000 hotel rooms, a 100,000 square foot casino floor - the largest, most open casino floor in northern Nevada, eleven dining options to satisfy even the most discerning taste buds, and plenty of fun for family and friends with FunQuest, Grand Adventure Land and bowling. The resort has 10 bars and lounges, and Country Nights in the William Hill Race and Sports Book.

The Grand Sierra Resort is offering discounted room rates for participants and as an incentive to stay at their property, GSR will waive the required Participation/Facility Fee to cooks booking accommodations at their property.

The ICS World's Championship is funded entirely by sponsors with GSR providing most of the money required to produce our 2017 WCCC. In return for their generous sponsorship, the GSR is asking that you book your accommodations at their hotel. The GSR will charge a one-time only Participation/Facility Fee of $100 per cook, HOWEVER, AS AN INCENTIVE TO STAY AT THEIR HOTEL, THIS FEE WILL BE WAIVED IF YOU BOOK A TWO-NIGHT STAY AT THE GSR HOTEL OR A TWO-NIGHT ACCOMMODATION AT GSR'S RV PARK. To clarify, this fee is one-time "per cook" not per category. Double occupancy rooms will receive a maximum of two (2) waivers of the fee if there are two names registered to the room and each name is a separate entry into the WCCC. Example: contestant Mr. John Doe and contestant Mrs. Jill Doe will EACH receive a $100 waiver. The fee does not apply to the "Salsa only" participants. Walk out of the hotel and onto the site!

Reservations: 775-789-2000

Discounted Room Rates at GSR: Special Code for booking is "CCook17"

Regular Rooms: SUN - THURS   $79,   FRI & SAT   $119

Summit Tower (w/refrigerators): SUN - THUR   $99,  FRI & SAT   $139

Newly renovated section "The A" (w/refrigerators): SUN - THUR  $139,   FRI & SAT  $179 You must call to reserve these rooms, you cannot reserve online.


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