Rancho CASI de Los
Chisos ,Terlingua, Texas
Final Table - 19th Place
Each year on the first
Saturday of November CASI holds the ultimate celebration
of Chili. This granddaddy of all chili cookoffs is held
at Rancho CASI de Los Chisos in Terlingua, Texas. The
four day celebration begins each year on Wednesday
before the big weekend and culminates on Saturday with
the Terlingua International Chili Championship - This
cookoff decides the International World Champion chili
Cook. It's a Texas tradition of epic proportion -
complete with an annual proclamation from the Governor
declaring "Chili Appreciation Society International Day"
This year of the 474
cooks who qualified, 386 from all over the world were on
hand for the "main event". The 38th annual Terlingua
International Chili Championship (TICC) Steve Lee of
the Warriors of the Crimson Pepper made it to the final
table and finished 19th overall.
There are quite a few
photos so I have divided them up into different days,
and or categories.
Click an Icon for Photos
from that day.
(photo courtesy John Montgomery)