153 Chili cooks made their way to the Choctaw Casino in Durant, Oklahoma for the 31st Southwest Open Chili Championship!

Everyone wants to take home the Wendall Rankin hand painted stove!

It's time to relax while the chili is cooking!

Nice hat! David Baker wins 7th Place Chili!

Cooks from all across Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma are trying to win the championship!

Cool car!

The name says it all!

Hey, take me for a walk!

Taking a picture of TJ taking a picture (tourist moment!)

All smiles for these Top 20 Winners!

More Top 20 Winners in chili and showmanship!

She still can't believe she got 2nd Place Chili!

Beth Baxter (far left) takes 5th Place and her daughter Rene Cortez (current Ladies State Champion) finishes in the Top 20! Way to go Ladies!

Head Judge Diane Fitzhenry presents Susie Thompson of Wichita Falls with the 1st Place
Stove and Glynn & Jo Ann Gaines Traveling Trophy! Congratulations to Susie and all the
Top 20 Winners! Thanks to Cindy and all the great folks of the NOB Pod, and Charlie with
the Choctaw Casino KOA for all the hospitality and a fun day!