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Texas Chili Society V.I. Announces Winners of Cook-Off

The Texas Society of the Virgin Islands 29th Annual Chili Cook-Off was held on Sunday, Aug. 18, at Brewers Bay Beach, St. Thomas. The following are the winners of the chili competitions.
CASI – Chili Appreciation Society International
1st Ron Baker, Texas
2nd Lori Abbotts, St. Thomas
3rd Rob Carlin, St. Thomas
4th Wendy LaFranchise, Water Island
5th Heidi Erwig, Water Island
6th Shay Brittingham, St. Thomas
7th Jim Jamison, St. Thomas
8th Doug Stewart, St. Thomas
9th Donald Pomeranz, St. Thomas
10th June Wyatt, St. Thomas
Local Virgin Islands Chili Winners:
1st Ric Weaver, St. Thomas
2nd Lori Abbotts, St. Thomas
3rd Heidi Erwig, Water Island
4th Rob Carlin, St. Thomas
5th Erik Ackerson, Water Island
6th Gregory Sumas, St. Thomas
7th Donald Pomeranz, St. Thomas
8th Trish Hardy, St. Thomas St. Thomas
9th Kat Cashion, St. Thomas
10th Mathayan Vacharat, St. John
Vegetarian Chili Winners:
1st June Smith Wyatt, St. Thomas
2nd Ben Currence, St. Thomas
3rd Leah Watson, St. Thomas
Large Showmanship Winners (10+ people)
1st Betsy’s Bar
2nd Hooter’s
3rd Biker John Galeano
Small Showmanship Winners (less than 10 people)
1st Pinups in Paradise’s Peppery Perfection
2nd RIP
3rd Dr. Mark Livingston Chili

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