Bacci Pizza will hold a jumbo slice eating contest in Chicago on October 12 awarding $2500/$1000/$500. Entrants will need to qualify. Previous competitions have been for amateurs only.

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  1. Anonymous said

    September 20, 2019 @ 1:43 pm

    What are the rules? They didn’t let Brandon compete two years ago. Don’t wanna waste a trip

  2. Anonymous said

    September 20, 2019 @ 6:54 pm

    No. Joel hansen you can’t go either.

  3. Anonymous said

    September 20, 2019 @ 7:13 pm

    they will scam you into going to kick you out last minute, not worth the time. its a locals only mostly with exception to pat and tim.

  4. anonymous said

    September 20, 2019 @ 8:45 pm

    Pat Bertoletti owned this contest

  5. Anonymous said

    September 20, 2019 @ 10:38 pm

    They let Joel do that amateur pizza contest in Lafayette

  6. pat bertoletti said

    September 20, 2019 @ 11:57 pm

    i wish that were the case. we were kicked out several years ago. altho this was my first pro event they keep it amateur only. usually another un named chicago eater will rat out the former pros to the staff

  7. Anonymous said

    September 21, 2019 @ 2:08 pm

    Sonya won in 2004 and LeFevre won in 2005 which may have been the last year MLE eaters were allowed in the contest.

  8. DaGarbageDisposal said

    September 21, 2019 @ 8:04 pm

    I wasnt a pro at the time and they kicked me out after I drove there. I asked why: they said “You eat too fast”. I replied “Thats why I registered”

  9. anonymous said

    September 21, 2019 @ 9:04 pm

    who says youre a pro now?

  10. Anonymous said

    September 22, 2019 @ 4:09 am

    DaGarbageDisposal is as much a pro as any eater out there. Dude can eat a lot, he competes in challenges, makes some money, plus actually has a presence on YouTube. Far more of a “pro” than those mid ranking names eating like 15 hotdogs you always see competing in the MLE challenges.

  11. Pro and Con said

    September 22, 2019 @ 9:04 am

    I doubt there are more than 2 or 3, what I would call “pros,” in all of competitive eating. By that, I’m referring to people who can make a living off CE alone. Everyone else who competes regularly might enjoy it as a hobby, but that’s about the extent of their efforts.

  12. anonymous said

    September 22, 2019 @ 10:22 am

    Anyone who wants to refer to themselves as a pro, so be it but you aint one. Pros eat 30 or more hot dogs . Pros win multiple titles with MLE Pros get outside endorsements . Mr Garbage so far you do not meet any of those requirements . No reason why you were not able to compete in that contest

  13. anonymous said

    September 22, 2019 @ 12:38 pm

    we all know those rankings are a big joke. What even a bigger joke is you got some who are still ranked but havent competed in a contest in years.The reason for that is sheas like them hoping that by keeping them ranked it might motivate them to register for contests . One example is sonya

  14. Anonymous said

    September 22, 2019 @ 4:15 pm

    Their contest, they can do as they please. As long as it is all info “up front”, (i.e. if no pro’s) I don’t see issue with it. Not approving of past deceptive practices though..
    However, the pro vs non-pro debate is exactly up to that – debate. If they refer to themselves as a pro, that seems to be the current standard. Ultimately up to the organization holding the contest / challenge to decide.

    On a side note, I do not understand why people have so much animosity for other people’s success. Gossip is pitiful.

  15. nobody cares said

    September 22, 2019 @ 6:23 pm

    why do others have animosity towards others success ? Plain and simple from a personal standpoint . When things are not going you way financially and others are prospering financially it is kinda hard to cheer the other person on. If both are prospering then fine but it never works that way. Without going into detail this link explains it all. If you can’t figure the link out then you are not as bright as you make yourself out to be
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtfzNGzx4UA

  16. anonymous said

    September 22, 2019 @ 11:25 pm

    I agree Who cares if someone else is making money competing or is making money on youtube ? Does nothing for you and me . Remember that

  17. Anonymous said

    September 24, 2019 @ 12:54 pm

    6:23 can’t you have empathy for someone’s success and be happy for them? Being down about it would only serve to hurt oneself, making the situation untenable to keep a well balanced friendship or respect. There is only one person who is loosing out, and it’s not because of the others success.

  18. anonymous said

    September 24, 2019 @ 2:57 pm

    1254 you have a point. From now on i will be happy for others success

  19. Anonymous said

    September 24, 2019 @ 5:18 pm

    I personally think its cool there’s a contest with such a legit prize that is for amateurs only, it’s pretty rare.

  20. Barry Horrowitz said

    September 24, 2019 @ 9:32 pm

    So who is the rat in Chicago ?

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