Originally Posted by Balls Casten
Everything about this has been odd. :)
They invite CASI (chili) folks and its on the same day as their championship.
True - but I will stick my oar in and say that given a choice between remote SW Texas and $0 purse vs. Las Vegas and a $25,000 purse I know which one I'd choose. The thing I would have a beef with is the fact that there were no Chili contests north of California that qualified. Pretty much the same way the PNW got hosed on the Sams Club qualifiers.