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2016 World Championship Dove Cook-off

The first annual World Championship Dove Cook-off will be held at the Yuma Civic Center, 1440 W. Desert Hills Drive on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016.

Teams can register online and find more information about the event by visiting

The event will begin at noon. Teams will have three hours to chop, cook, prepare entrees and side dishes. The judging process will begin promptly at 3 p.m. and will take into account taste, appearance, creativity and unique use of the dove. Non-dove side dishes may be incorporated up to the team's selection. These side dishes will be scored by their taste, appearance and pairing to the entree.

Contest entries may be cooked by either a two-member or three-member team, and must be cooked onsite. There is a registration fee for each team. For more information on the event, please visit

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