Well Pancho didn't win
I did not expect too anyway but I achieved my goal of making a chili I was proud to call mine. It tasted the way I wanted smoky sweet flavor up front... heat after. I think the chipotle, chocolate and spices really gave it the depth I was going for and the 3 meats made for a nice balance... I would change a few small things but the basic recipe worked great.
It was very interesting to taste all the chilis.. there were about 15 of em.
The winning chili was excellent... and the only other one than mine that was different.. it was a pulled pork chili and very good (I voted for it...voting for your own seems wrong)
The most interesting of the vegetarian chilis won too. Not sure what was in it... have to ask the maker there was some sweet latin tasting vegetable... maybe yucca or something)
The rest were what I would call Yankee chili... meat-beans-tomato sauce... most of them pretty good...but would get you run out of town in TX. only one or two I did not care for.
My cornbread came excellent too... but everyone seemed to like the one that tasted like sweet sticky cake