153 Chili Cooks and Show Teams head to Trader's Village in San Antonio for the Texas Open Chili Championship!

The weather was perfect for a fun day of shopping and chili cooking!

Every cook wants this Wendell Rankin Hand Painted Stove for 1st Place!

There's plenty of time for visiting and having fun while the chili is cooking.

Mel & Happy are getting their chilis ready for turn in!

It's time to turn in the chili for judging!

Carol Knight (right) takes Reserve Grand Champion, Wayne Corcoran takes 2nd in Show,
and Carol Ann Gibson takes 3rd Place in Chili!

Suzanne Sweet of Terlingua is the Texas Open Chili Champion, and Beverly Maricle is the Texas Open Showmanship Champion! Congratulations Ladies!
The Top 10 in Chili:
1st Suzanne Sweet, 2. Carol Knight 3. Carol Ann Gibson 4. Kathy L'Huillier 5. Brent Allen
6. Susan Armand 7. Diana Klade 8. Lanny Thomas 9. Patty Corcoran, 10. David Richardson.
Top 3 in Show:
1. Beverly Maricle 2. Wayne Corcoran, 3 Kathy L'Huillier

Congratulations to all the Top 10 Winners and all who made the final table. Boomer would like to say "THANKS" to the Texas Open Committee for the privilege of emceeing this great cookoff, and for the hospitality too!