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2nd Annual SWBS Poker Run and Chili Cook-off!

  • March 22, 2024
  • March 23, 2024
  • Tyler, Texas


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Join the SWBS Poker Run! And now we are combining a chili cook off competition/tasting! The Chili Cook off will be Friday night, and the Poker Run will be the next day, on Saturday the 23rd.

Exercise your airplane and your pilot skills. This will be a round -robin event; starting and ending at the same airport. Morning briefing, flying and poker hand collected, and then closing ceremony with the winners announced back at the first airport. Optional dinner and drinks and overnight stay to follow.

We will combine this with a chili cook off contest! Plans are for the Chili cook off to be the night prior to the poker run. The weather should still be cool, so still chili season! Bring your chili with you on Friday (yeah strap it down, seal it up, whatever you need to do) and we will have a place to plug in hot pots/slow cookers to keep things warm as people arrive. 

Registration will open in the future: There will be options: You will be able to register with a chili to enter, or as a chili taster only, and/or as a poker run participant.

Do you have ideas? Want to volunteer? We need some ground support help. Would you like to help plan the Poker run? email Ron Nelson at with inputs and ideas.

Last year's winners (2022):

TOT (time over target) : Trey Segura (within 3 seconds of assigned time)!

Landing competition: Harold Kennedy

Poker Hand winner: Rich Faust

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