Sixty-three judges tasted for one hour and fifteen minutes before declaring Carol Hancock, the High Sierra Regional Champ as World Champion. Ernie Borgnine presented Carol, her husband Dave and son Greg, a check for $25,000. They named their chili "Shotgun Willie Chili" after singer Willie Nelson who is a friend of the Hancock's. They became the second High Sierra Champ to win the World's Championship, joining Joe and Shirley Stewart, the 1979 champions. Fred Wieland, the Baja Champion was second; Skip Cooley, Oregon Champion, third; Virginia Champion Jeff Spinks was fourth and Doug Wilkey, Idaho State Champion, was fifth. The celebrity list included one of baseball's all time personalities, Billy Martin. The crowd loved Billy and other celeb's like Ernie Borgnine, William Conrad, Hugh O'Brian, Jack Kelly, Joanne Dru, Richard Herd, Chris Mitchum, Andy Granatelli, and Iron Eyes Cody.