The first REGIONAL Horn Toad CCO and Roundup is over and I am happy to say that it was a HUGE success! All the little toads got safely to Rankin. We want to say a big "THANK YOU" to all of those who came out and worked to help us put on this event and to all of those who came out to judge chili. We could not have Chili CookOffs without you judges.
It was a nice winter day in Ranking, a little cloudy and cool, but we had 109 die hard chili cooks sign up to cook in this event. We had cooks from Pasadena, Texas to Anthony, New Mexico come out and cook for a chance to win the coveted Horn Toad. Not quite sure what happened to 3 of our cooks, but we had 106 cups of nice, red, CASI chili turned in to Boomer Kingston and his helpers for our troop of around 105 chili judges to taste and score. When all of the tasting, judging and tallying was complete, here's the final results:
1- Deanna Castillo, Terlingua (AQ)2- Bucky Seelig, Fredericksburg (AQ)
3- David Lefler, Bardwell (AQ)
4- Dee Hay, Pasadena
5- Jeanie Struck, Odessa
6- Louis Gonzales, Paint Rock
7- Sheryl Valentine, Amarillo
8- Tim Collier, Snyder
9- Ruby Ross, Marble Falls
10- Connie Collier, Snyder
Chili Final Table
11- Bradley Bains, Midland
12- Ralph Hay, Pasadena
13- Joann Scott, Odessa
14- Doc Kinnison, Marble Falls
15- Don Clevenger, Odessa
16- Dave Boone, Odessa
17- Eddie Byrom, Kerrville
18- Tracy Heflin, San Angelo
19- Janice Miller, San Angelo
20- Carrie Kinnison, Marble Falls
21- Dodie Simpson, Odessa
22- Ashly Bains, Midland
Show:1- Goat Gap Gazette – Wayne Turner (AQ)
2- Kiss the Judge – Ashley Bains
3- Horned Toad Mania – Kathy Boone
Traveling Toad - Ralph and Dee Hay, Pasadena, TX
42 Winners: Bradley Bains and Dave Boone
Runners Up - Ronnie Yates and Guy W Bates
Poster Contest Guidelines
When designing the piece of art, please keep in mind that the poster is a vital element to the success of the event. The artwork that is chosen will not only become the official poster of the Terlingua International Chili Championship, but it will also possibly add to the development of the retail merchandise.
The artist should design an initial draft of poster artwork. If selected, the artist will work with CASI staff in making changes and developing the final piece.
Artwork must incorporate the following elements:
+ Name of Event: Terlingua International Chili Championship+ Annual Designation: 46th Annual
+ Date of Event: November 3, 2012
Artist should keep in mind that the finished poster must also include the Sponsor Logos and pictures of the previous year’s winners.
Artist should design artwork with the use of bold colors.
Actual size of the finished poster must be 18” X 24” and artwork must be camera ready.
If selected, artist agrees to relinquish ownership of artwork.
If selected, artwork becomes the sole property of the Chili Appreciation Society International, Inc.
If selected, artist agrees to sign and number fifty (50) prints within 30 days of request.
Poster submissions must be mailed to the Executive Director by no later than May 1, 2012. Her contact information is: Janice Miller, 3014 Oak Mountain Trail, San Angelo, TX 76904. The email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Clyde Rogers:
Are you planning on coming to one of the biggest events in Texas? Texas Open is only a few weeks away. Get your Chili Cooking utensils together and plan to be in San Antonio on February 25!
Don't forget about the Sunday CCO. It is the Texas Open Day After CCO. It will be held right there at Traders' Village. Turn in time is 1:00 PM. It is also going to be a great event. Plan to stay and cook!