This website is made possible by donations received from the individual event promoters. We are much obliged for their continued support.
The Terlingua Central page is now available and is where you will find the latest information for this year's party in the desert, the 50th Annual Original Terlingua International Championship Chili Cook-off. Behind the Store. Tolbert
Sometimes it's just hard to find a good place to read.
Sad news. Randy Rheinhardt from Canyon Lake passed away October 5th. No details yet.
There have been multiple cook-offs over the last few weeks bringing to a close the 2015-2016 Chili Season. Debbie Eiland Turner is working on the end of the year results and as soon as we receive her updated list of qualified cooks and show captains we will publish it here.
Debra Frey from Emory has been cooking twice a month for the last several and has struggled to make it to the final table let alone place. Entering Just A Chili Cook-off out in Blanco on September 30th, the last day of the season with Zero points, she won 1st Place. By the hair of her chinnie-chin-chin, she is now qualified to cook Behind the Store this November at the 50th Original Terlingua International Championship Chili Cook-off, "Behind the Store." Congratulations Girlfriend!
Congratulations also go out to Nancy Cromer from Fischer, Texas, winner of the 2016-2017 Tolbert Ladies State Chili Championship of Texas. This is a repeat performance as Nancy won Ladies State the first time in 2013.
Still need points? Luckily, you still have Tolbert's One Last Chance Chili Cook-off, with a new entry fee of $50. Top 3 qualify to cook in The Big One, and places 4-10 will receive the usual 2 points, which could bring those contestants up to the magic 9.
There is no showmanship competition. Points earned at One Last Chance do not carry into the new season. They expire with The Big event on Saturday. All qualifiers have to be verified by Debbie Eiland Turner after announcements.
Wow! Definitely going to be one of the highlights of the 2015-2016 season. Huge kudos to Mollie Carriger for the fantastic Make-A-Wish donation grand total! See the full story on Mollie's 1st Cook-off page.
In support of community needs, the Central Texas Tolbert Chili Group recently donated $1,090 to Zach’s Voice for the purchase of 2 Ipods with cases and communication applications for two Autistic children in Caldwell & Bastrop County.
On behalf of the group $500 was spent at Susie Thorp's benefit during the auction, investing in a few select items which will reappear at a future event to raise money for charity.
CTTCG also donated $1,023 to A.W.A.R.E., through a Cedar Hall fund raiser sponsored by the Reguladores Group. A.W.A.R.E. is a horseback riding facility next to Tanger Mall in San Marcos for handicapped individuals.
****OFFICIAL TOLBERT ENTRY AND RECAP FORMS NOW AVAILABLE UNDER THE WHAT'S COMING UP PAGE****
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(For the season anyway!)
2013, 2014 AND 2015 Behind the Store 1st Place Chili Champion
Dave Lazarus from Killeen
2016 Tolbert Texas Men's State Champion
David Lazarus from Killeen, Texas
yep, same fella.
Nancy Cromer from Fischer, Texas
2017 Tolbert Ladies State Champion
Mike Behr, Manchaca, Texas
2015 and 2016 Tolbert Texas State Winner
Click on the star for the Official Tolbert Rules in a printable PDF format.
Mike "BB" Hughes & Dwight Hamilton, BFF
A group of friends who just happen to cook award winning chili and BBQ while we raise awareness and funds for some mighty worthy causes.
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Well, that's simple. We cook and promote the Official State Dish of Texas: Chili.
We host about 30 chili events per year at a variety of locations, including the Al Hopkins Tolbert Texas State Chili Championship in Lockhart.
Aside from having a lot of fun, we support a long and varied list of charitable causes like the Hill Country Mission for Health, Cerebral Palsy, and the VFW Scholarship Fund to list just a few. Check the Where We've Been and Why We Do It page for beneficiary details for some of the cookoffs.
Most every weekend! Be sure to check the What's Coming Up page for the details on this week's cookoff!
All over Central Texas! For most events we will have a map and/or directions on how to get to the various locations on the Map Page to help you out.