The 2007 Cimarron Territory Celebration will begin Saturday, March 14, 2007 with the World Championship Cow Chip Throw set for Saturday, April 21, 2007 beginning at 1:30 p.m.


Rules of the "World Cow Chip

                    Throwing Championship"ģ Contest

1. Two (2) chips per contestant. Chip thrown the farthest shall be the only one counted. If the chip breaks up in mid-air during the throw, the piece going the farthest will be counted (this does not mean the chip hits the ground and then breaks up).
2. Contestants are divided into the following. (Must be at least 16 years of age):
Menís Open Division
Womenís Open Division
VIP Division
Team Division
3. Chips shall be at least six (6) inches in diameter.
4. Contestants must select their own chips from the wagon load provided by the B.S. Enterprises Committee. To alter or shape chips selected from the wagon in any way (except in the rare instance when a loose fragment may be removed and proved that the removal does not render the chip less than six (6) inches in diameter), subjects contestant to a twenty-five (25) foot penalty. Decision of the Chip Judge is final.
5. Contestants will be registered and numbered at the Official Registration Desk and must be ready when their number is called.
6. Any sanctioned Cow Chip Throwing Contest held anywhere in the world must use the adopted international arena layout and measurements to qualify any record throw and to be recognized officially.


2005 Cow Chip Results

July 2004 Tilden, Nebraska Prairie Days

Beaver's James Pratt won the Cow Chip Throw at Tilden, Nebraska
Saturday July 31 over seven other contestants. Pratt's throw was
147 feet 2 inches. The next closest throw was 142' 5" feet.

Dixie Kucera, Tilden librarian, speak to crowd Sat. July 31, 2004
Old tractors on display at Tilden Saturday, July 31.
Pratt shows his stuff at Cow Chip Throw.
Another good toss by Beaver's James Pratt.
Pratt wins first place at Tilden, Nebraska.
Making pottery was on display in Tilden Sat. July 31, 2004.
Tilden ladies spin wool and cloth Sat. July 31, 2004
Tilden lady EMT picks her cowchip.

champion, placed as the runner-up with a throw of 105 feet. A Hawaii man, Author Lindsey, placed third with a toss of 100-2.

Beaver native Dana (Valentine) Martin, now of Goodwell, also won her fourth title in the womenís throw with a toss of 74-1. Lynn Newman of Sauk City, Wisconsin placed second with a throw of 73-5, and Angela Schlessman-Enos, Colorado, was third with a distance of 72-5. This yearís womenís throw was the second closest in the history of the event.

In the team competition, MECO Land Service of Beaver was crowned champion with a combined distance of 292 feet. Team members were: Tim McFarland, Kael McFarland, Katie McFarland and Jon Eric Mueller.

The Riggs Tree Service team of Jeremy Riggs, Lance Riggs, Ralph Riggs and Glenn Hardin placed second with a combined distance of 255 feet, four inches. The Beaver Fire Dept. team was third at 199-11.

State Representative Gus Blackwell avenged last yearís loss to Senator Owen Laughlin in the VIP Division.

Blackwell, a Goodwell Republican, had a throw of 56 feet, while Laughlin, a Woodward Republican, threw the chip 41-1.

Distances were down this year because of strong southwest winds Saturday afternoon.

Good Numbers

Attendance figures were high at most every event during the week, according to secretary Kim Hardin.

In the chip toss alone, there were 21 menís entrants, nine womenís, two VIPís and seven 4-man teams.

Winners in the Cimarron Territory Celebration parade were: Forgan Lady Bulldogs, first; First Security Bank, second and Bank of Beaver City, third.

Talent Show Winners

Winners at Thursday nightís talent show, sponsored by the Beaver High School choir and band were as follows:

Pee Wee Vocal

1st - Jaqueline Clawson.

2nd - Haleigh Starr.

3rd - Briana King.

Pee Wee Other

1. Trista Watson.

Pee Wee Instrumental

1st - Cooper Clawson.

2nd - Jaqueline Clawson.

3rd - Hunter Starr.

Pee Wee Group

1st - Lauren Harp and Riley Hay.

2nd - Starz 2 Be (tap dance).

3rd - Starz 2 Be.

Junior Vocal

1st - Chelsea Beck.

2nd - Skyler Lee

3rd - Drew Pierce.

Junior Group

1st - Dance Images Mini Troop.

2nd - Starz 2 Be Cheerleading.

3rd - Starz 2 Be.

Junior Instrumental

1st - Sam Engelman.

Junior Other

1st - Kaela Krueger.

2nd - Cody Cline.

3rd - Morgan Downing.

2004 Celebration begins

Chili cookers from three states were entered this past Saturday during the 10th annual Cow Chip Chili Cookoff, which kicked off the 2004 Cimarron Territory Celebration.

Organizer Bill Greenfield said that this years cookoff "was the best in the 5-state area." He was also pleased with the local turnout for the event. Proceeds from the event benefit the Beaver County chapter of OEMTA.

Here are the results:

CASI Division

(17 chilis judged)

1. Ruthann Newman, Guthrie.

2. Mike Pearson, Balko.

3. Tammie Buck, Norman.

4. Milley Horn, Oklahoma City.

5. Vickie Arnold, Beaver.

6. Sharon Higby, Beaver.

7. Tammie Cline, Beaver.

8. Bob Luney, Iowa Park, TX.

9. Phil Burrows, Alva.

10. Kyle Delk, Balko.


1. That A Chili, Bill Greenfield, Beaver.

2. First Security Bank, Chris Berry, Beaver.

3. Phelps Gang, Bobbie Phelps, Beaver.

Open Division

1. Bill Greenfield, Beaver.

2. Jeannie Greenfield, Beaver.

3. Kyle Delk, Balko.

Peopleís Choice Award

1. Chris Berry, Beaver.

2. Tammie Cline, Beaver.

3. Vickie Arnold, Beaver.

Fire House Chili Award

1. Alva Fire Dept., Phil Burrows, Alva.

Several more events are again planned for this yearís celebration. Local residents and visitors still have many days worth of activities to enjoy.

Wednesday, April 14

Old Fashioned Church Services, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church. Speaker is Dennis Woods of the First Assembly of God Church.

Thursday, April 15

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

Talent Show, 7 p.m., BHS Auditorium.

Carnival, D&J Shows (armband night), fairgrounds, 7 to 10 p.m.

Friday, April 16

Authentic Cattle Drive, 8 a.m., Contact Ralph Tatton at 625-2278 for more information.

Coin, Gun, Hobby and Craft Show, noon to 7 p.m., fairgrounds.

Red Steagall, 8 p.m., Beaver Field House.

Carnival, fairgrounds (armband night), 7 to 10 p.m.

Open House at Jones and Plummer Trail Museum, 1 to 5 p.m.

Saturday, April 17

Coin, Gun, Hobby and Craft Show, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., fairgrounds.

Kiddie Parade, 10:30 a.m., downtown.

Shoot-out at the intersection of Douglas and Second Street, 10:45 a.m.

Cimarron Territory Parade, 11 a.m., downtown (lineup is at 10 a.m. on Main Street west of TJís). Parade route will run north to south.

Car Show, fairgrounds, immediately following parade.

Cow Chip Throwing Contest, 1 p.m., fairgrounds arena.

Childrenís Events, 3:30 p.m., fairgrounds.

Jones and Plummer Trail Museum Open House, 1 to 5 p.m.

Carnival, fairgrounds, all day.

Stock car races, 7 p.m., fairgrounds grandstand.

Dance, 9 p.m., American Legion.

Sunday, April 18

Golf tournament (3-person scramble), 1 p.m., Pioneer Park Golf Course.

For more information on any of these events, please contact Mrs. Hardin at the Chamber office, located at 33 W. Second in Beaver. The phone number is 580-625-4726.

April 17, 2003

A Look Back - We dug this photo by Joe Lansden out of the archives
from the 1970's as these kids prepared for the Cow Chip Throwing
Contest. Those pictured are, from left, Harlen Edwards, Kayne (Brown)
Edwards, Paul Phelps, Mike Broadfoot and Brent Lansden.

A Look Back - Fred Reddick left, and John Savage always rode
in the parade with Fred's Cattle. Fred rode Big Boy. John rode

A Look Back - Former Methodist minister Rev. Darrel Hardy shows
his stuff during a Cow Chip Throw a long time ago.