68 Chili Cooks and 65 Barbeque Teams came to the Midland American Legion to compete  and to support Gifts of Hope and other charities!

It takes a lot of sponsors to make this event a big fundraiser & success!

Some of the best barbeque cooks in West Texas are here!

Gotta love the pink barbeque pit!

The "Party for a Cure" Showteam has games, food, and much more for all ages! They win
1st Place in Showmanship and raised lots of money! Way to go!

Alabama Fan has a nice cooking rig!

The judges are deciding who the winners will be in Chicken, Ribs, Brisket & Chili!

Lots of beautiful trophies for the winners!

Tommy Smith with the "Bent Nail" Barbeque Team of Odessa is the Grand Champion Barbeque Cook!

Patsy Childress congratulates JoAnn Scott of Odessa who won 1st Place in Chili!

Party for a Cure from Midland takes "Best of Show"!

Yes, JoAnn, you're #1! Congratulations to the Top 10 Chili Winners and to all the winners
in all categories!
Special recognition goes to Patsy Childress, who has done a fantastic job of making this
one of the premiere barbeque and chili cookoffs in Texas! This cookoff has raised more
than $357,000.00 before this year, and will pass the $400,000.00 mark after this year's
donations are tallied. All proceeds benefit women's Breast Cancer Charities in West Texas!

Boomer would like to thank Patsy and all the great volunteers for the hospitality, and for the opportunity of emceeing this fantastic event!