50th chip toss a smashing

 success for Chamber

Huge crowds greeted chip throwers Saturday for the 50th annual World Cow Chip Throwing Contest Championship.

Every event during the celebration drew nice crowds from the Chili cook off on April 13 to the bull fights late Saturday night.

Contestant numbers were also high as 39 competed in individual throws, while 20 teams were entered in the event this year.

Winners of the throw all were new. In the men’s division, Martin Garcia  won first place with a toss of 109-109, followed by world record holder Drew Russell, who had a toss of 105-7. Third was Beaver Fire Chief Jon Elfers with a toss of 101-1.

South winds at 25-30 hampered chip tossers as several throws went out of bounds.

In the women’s division, Liz Wood from Wisconsin took first with a throw of 71-4. Second was Nikki Taylor from Forgan with a toss of 61-10, and third was Adele Sakich with a throw of 52-1.

In the VIP division, Richard Bogner, a member of the Old West Gunfighters group, took the top honor with a throw of 76-10. Zachary Martinez of Dodge City was second, and Joe Denoyer of Liberal was third.

In the team competition, Blue Sage was first with a combined effort of 286-10. Team members were Dillon Hilton, Jacob Bridwell, Brad Lusk and Cole Williams. Second was team fresh and third was the Beaver Fire Department.


WINNERS - Winners in the 50th annual Cow Chip Throw were (men’s top) Martin Garcia, (and Parker) first; Drew Russell, second and Jon Elfers, third.

In the women’s division, left, winners were, from left, Liz Wood, first (Wisconsin winner); Nikki Taylor, second and Adele Sakich, third. There were over 100 competitors in the 50th annual chip toss

Dodge City Kansas cowboys came down and put on a Shoot-out for the folks after the parade.

Mrs. Berenice Jackson, president of the Beaver County Historical Society, presents one of the Beaver County History books to Governor Dewey F. Bartlett Saturday while co-workers look on. Shown at left are Dick Trippet, president of the Beaver Chamber of commerce and behind him is Congressman Happy Camp, who also received one of the books.
(1970 photo)

Governor Dewey Bartlett presented the first World Champion Cow Chip Throwing plaques to Dean Starr and Patti Patane, KGNC-TV news of Amarillo, Texas while Congressman Happy Camp watches.

The Stands were very crowed with many folks coming to watch the Bull Fighting and Bull Riding at the last event of the 50th Cow Chip (Cimarron Territory Celebration)  

This was the final photo of the Friday night Fireworks Display by Levi Clark. The photo was taken by a Drone.

Here is another neat photo of Beaver taken from a drone Friday night during Levi's fireworks display.






This stamp came from the US Post Office and it is the official stamp for 2019


First Throw 50 years ago to begin celebration (Cow Chip)

Mrs. Una Anderson, 92 and two months, checked out of the Beaver County Nursing Home to be able to officially begin the First Cimaron Territory Cow Chip Throw in 1970.

Chili cook off winners named;

 50th chip toss Saturday!

Winners from the 25th annual Cow Chip Chili Cook off have been announced. This year’s event was dedicated to longtime Beaver EMT Bill Greenfield, who passed away suddenly last April.

This year’s event as not a "CASI certified" event, but still drew many teams as well as lots of visitors to the fairgrounds for the start of the Cimarron Territory Celebration.

Here is a look at the winners:

Bubba Bill’s Bare Bones

1st, Eric Leisher; 2nd, Dustin Unruh, Forgan Fire; 3rd, Twisted Sisters; 4th, First Christian Church; 5th, Tammie Cline, Bank of Beaver City; 6th, Sandy Hawkins, First Security Bank; 7th, Curt Anderson, Howard Drilling; 8th, Alex Woods, Assembly of God.

Bubba Bill’s

Anything Goes

1st, Teryl Leisher, Bank of Beaver; 2nd, Twisted Sisters; 3rd, Charlie Starbuck, Slapout Fire; 4th, Forgan Fire Department; 5th, Shirley Rigdon, First Security Bank; 6th, Adam Mosburg; 7th, Adam Mosburg; 8th, Jeannie Greenfield; 9th, Chris Humby; 10th, Clay Leisher.

Firehouse Chili Award

1st, Slapout Fire Department; 2nd, Beaver Fire Department; 3rd, Forgan Fire Department.


1st, First Security Bank; 2nd, Caven Mica; 3rd, Bank of Beaver City.

Best Decorated Booth: Twisted Sisters.

People’s Choice: Bank of Beaver City.


CONSOLATION CHAMPS - The Beaver Lady Dusters took the consolation trophy during last Friday’s Fargo Tournament. The girls beat Buffalo in the consolation game. District play will start next week for the team. 9-12-19


UNDERWAY! - The downtown sidewalk project began last week as crews got underway. The project is slated to be done by July 31.


March 28, 2019

50th Cow Chip toss

set April 20; Lots of

events on tap this year

Events have been announced for the 2019 Cimarron Territory Celebration - sponsored by the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce. This year’s events will include the 50th annual World Cow Chip Throwing Contest.

Several new events have been added. Perhaps the most fun will be the fireworks show presented by ARC Pyrotechnics on Friday night (April 19) at dark.

Here is a list of the events:

Saturday, April 13

• Bill Greenfield Memorial Cow Chip Chili Cook-off, presented by Beaver County EMS, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., fairgrounds. There will be several new twists this year!

• 6th annual Red Dirt Classic antique tractor pull, 2 p.m., fairgrounds arena.

Sunday, April 14

Cow Chip Classic golf tournament, Pioneer Park Golf course, sponsored by Beaver Golf Club, 1 p.m.

Monday, April 15

• Cow Chip Golf Bash, fairgrounds, 6 p.m., sponsored by Beaver Golf Club.

Tuesday, April 16

• Cow Chip chuck wagon feed, fairgrounds, free will donations at door, 5 p.m., sponsored by the Beaver First Baptist Church.

Wednesday, April 17

• Old Fashion Church Services, First Presbyterian Church, 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 18

• Second annual "Cowminister" Dog Show, 6 p.m., fairgrounds.

• Reception for Pioneer Queen and Grand Marshal, 2 to 4 p.m., Cimarron Room of First Security Bank.

• Hobby and Craft show setup, 3 to 7 p.m., fairgrounds.

• Carnival, 6 to 10 p.m., fairgrounds.

Friday, April 19

• Hobby and Craft show open, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., fairgrounds.

• Carnival open, 6 to 10 p.m., fairgrounds.

• Horse shoe throwing contest, 4 p.m., fairgrounds.

• Pulled pork on a bun with Beaver Fire Department, 6 p.m., fairgrounds. Freewill donation to Beaver Fire Association.

• Cow Chip games, 5:30 p.m., fairgrounds.

• Old fashioned beard contest, 7:30 p.m., fairgrounds under awning.

• 50th Cow Chip fireworks show, dark, parking lot between baseball and football field.

Saturday, April 20

• Cow Chip 5K, 8 a.m., downtown, Registration begins at 7

a.m. in front of Cline’s Body Shop.

• Cow Chip kiddie parade, 10:30 a.m., lineup in front of Midtown Motel.

• Longhorn cattle drive and old west shootout, 10:45 a.m., downtown on corner of 2nd and Douglas.

• Cow Chip parade, 11 a.m., downtown.

• Hobby and craft show open, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., fairgrounds.

• Morland Mills under the awning, noon, fairgrounds.

• Kids can throw, 1:30 p.m., fairgrounds.

• 50th annual World Cow Chip Throwing Contest Championship, 3 p.m., fairgrounds.

• Pulled pork with the Forgan Fire Department, 5 p.m., fairgrounds. Freewill donation to Forgan Fire Department.

• 50th annual Cow Chip Bull Bash & Freestyle Bull Fight, 7 p.m., fairgrounds.

• Tanner Fields live, 9 p.m., fairgrounds.

• Carnival open, noon to 10 p.m., fairgrounds.





In the VIP Division, Liberal Radio Personality Joe Denoyer took first place, while Oklahoma Gubernatorial candidate Mick Cornett came in second, and 61st District House of Representatives candidate Ashley Lehnert was third.


In the Womens Division, Terri Pratt had the farthest throw at 108’4". In second was Savannah Tillman followed by Elinor Butler in third.


In the Mens Division, Garrett Nichols took 1st Place with a toss of 135 ft. followed by Terry Ecklund in 2nd with Robert O’Dell of Amarillo in 3rd.

In the Team Competition, the Beaver Fire Dept.#2 team claimed top honors with a combined toss for the four members of 477 ‘ 6" followed by the Lady and the Tramps team in second. In third was The Modern Woodman team.


Bull Riding at Cowchip 2018












Chips flew Saturday for

49th annual Cow Chip Toss

The 2018 Cimarron Territory Celebration got off to a hot start Saturday with the 24th annual "Cow Chip Chili Cook-off" at the Beaver County Fairgrounds.
With cold temperatures and winds in the 40-50 MPH range, lots of people went to the
event to escape the winter-like weather.
Here is a look at the winners:
1. Ted Hoover, Dalhart; 2. Steve Cosgrove, Guthrie; 3. Ruthann Cosgrove, Guthrie; 4. Twited Sisters, Debbie Bobeck; 5. Bank of Beaver, Tammie Cline; 6. Cody Gregory, BCMH; 7. Adam Mosburg, Beaver Fire Dept.; 8. Beaver United Methodist Church, Robert Harrison; 9. DS Chili, Tirsh Starr, BCNH; 10. Chris Humby, Beaver.
1. Bill Greenfield, Okie Dokie Chili, Beaver; 2. Forgan Fire, Miguel Ordonez; 3. Jeannie Greenfield, Beaver.
1. Bank of Beaver City, Tammie Cline; 2. Micah Humby; 3. Twisted Sisters, Debbie Bobeck.
The best decorated booth went to the Beaver Fire Department and the people’s choice went to the Bank of Beaver City.







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