The 29th Southwest Open Chili Championship attracted 152 chili cooks from 7 states to compete for the coveted title in Durant, Oklahoma.
The stuffed pepper sums up the weather, hot, humid, and thankfully, a little windy!

Everyone has the chance to win this beautiful Wendell Rankin Stove!

Ralph Hay from Pasadena is working on that perfect pot of chili.

Darn it...missed getting to see Thompson Square!

Beautiful Chocktaw art!

The 1st Place Traveling Trophy

Ok, what's next?

Gil Hewlett of Tyler, Texas Wins 1st Place!

Thanks to Charlie & the Great Staff at the Chocktaw KOA Park for all your help! Thanks to the Southwest
Open Committee for the hospitality & a fun time in Durant!