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2006 Krystal Qualifier circuit

The 2006 Krystal Square Off will be rerun on ESPN2 at noon Eastern. Here is how the field for that event was selected:

2006 Qualifier Winners

2006 Aug 27 1st 62 8 min Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas Krystal Square Off qualifier Chattanooga, TN
2006 Sep 4 1st 52 8 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut Krystal Square Off qualifier Jacksonville, FL
2006 Sep 10 1st 52 8 min Bob “The Notorious B.O.B.” Shoudt Krystal Square Off qualifier Nashville, TN
2006 Sep 17 1st 48 8 min Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti Krystal Square Off qualifier Knoxville, TN
2006 Sep 24 1st 53 8 min Chip “The Phenom” Simpson Krystal Square Off qualifier Atlanta, GA
2006 Oct 1 1st 53 8 min Tim “Eater X” Janus Krystal Square Off qualifier Memphis, TN
2006 Oct 8 1st 37 8 min Dale “Mouth of the South” Boone Krystal Square Off qualifier Perry, GA
2006 Oct 15 1st 38 8 min Crazy Legs Conti Krystal Square Off qualifier Jackson, MS

Defending champion bye: Takeru Kobayashi
Wild cards (4): 1) Rich LeFevre 51 2) Seaver Miller 41 3) Justin Mih, 36 4) Arturo Rios, 36

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ESPN2 announced it will rerun the 2006 Krystal Square Off finals at noon Eastern Sunday followed at 1pm by the 2006 Johnsonville Brat Eating World Championship held at Sheboygan, WI's Brat Days festival. The programs are part of ESPN8: The Ocho, an entire day devoted to non-traditional fields of competition.
Krystal filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today. The chain known for its sliders held the Krystal Square Off burger eating contest from 2004 to 2009. The $50,000 awarded by the 2009 Krystal Square Off is probably the largest cash purse for an American eating contest. The company will look to continue operations after reorganizing, which it was able to do following a 1997 bankruptcy filing. (via Stephanie Wu)
Bob Shoudt has uploaded a video of his attempt to eat 100 Krystal sliders. The burgers were eaten "picnic style" (no dunking or smashing). In the 6 year history of the Krystal Square Off, the only person to hit a triple digit total was Joey Chestnut (103) in 2007.
The Krystal Square Off and Johnsonville Bratwurst telecasts from 2006 will be rerun on ESPN 2 on August 8 as part of its "The Ocho" themed day focusing on rarely televised sports.
Michael Jenkins has the top 4 at today's Krystal slider eating contest at Mardi Gras Casino in Hallandale Beach, FL: 1) Joe Menchetti 23 in 3 min 2) Mitchell Manresa 20 3) Benjamin Meltzer 19 4) Michael Jenkins
A Krystal slider eating contest will be held at Mardi Gras Casino in Hallandale Beach, FL on May 31 awarding $1000 to the winner.
College football blog Every Day Should be Saturday suggests a Krystal Eating contest as a possible three way tiebreaker for the Southeastern Conference.
Krystal will hold a "Square Off for Square Meals" eating contest at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga tomorrow. The winner will be the first to eat 6 Krystal burgers.  
The new owners of the Krystal restaurant chain are moving its headquarters to Atlanta from Chattanooga, site of six Krystal Square Off finals from 2004 to 2009. (Via Daniel Easter
The Krystal facebook page asks what wing flavor should be used if the restaurant chain held a wing eating contest.
The Krystal restaurant chain has been sold to the Atlanta-based Argonne Capital Group for approximately $175 million. (via Kenny Hammontree).
The ColemansBandG twitter is giving away trophies from Krystal Square Off qualifiers to make room for new trophies. (Coleman's Bar and Grill is the name Crazy Legs Conti has given to his apartment.)
Nation's Restaurant News reports that the Krystal restaurant chain is for sale. Perhaps the new owners will restart the Krystal Square Off. (via Kenny Hammontree)
TimesFreePress.com has an article on how Krystal's burger box design contest has replaced the Krystal Square Off eating contest.
Val Bromann noticed that KrystalSquareOff.com brings up a placeholder page; the competitive eating content is no longer available.
Jacksonville.com has posted a press release about the discontinuation of the Krystal Square Off qualifier held at Jacksonville Landing Labor Day weekend.
A Times Free Press article about the 2010 Southern Brewers Festival in Chattanooga mentions the lack of a Krystal Square Off qualifier at this year's event.
(via comment) WDEF reports they have received a statement from Krystal announcing that no Krystal Square Off burger eating contest will take place in 2010. The Square Off had the largest payouts in competitive eating with total prizes of $50,000 for last year's contest.
The Times Free Press has an article on the lack of information about the qualifier circuit for this year's Krystal Square Off, which traditionally starts on Labor Day weekend. No official statement about the 2010 Krystal Square Off (or lack thereof) has been released by Krystal or the IFOCE.
The 2009 Krystal Square off was announced on July 3. It has now been a month since that date and no official statement about this year's contest has been released. The new poll asks when (and if) you think Krystal Square Off VII will take place.

Krystal Square Off VII news (or lack thereof)

Has anyone heard any news about this year’s Krystal Square Off? KrystalSquareOff.com and the corresponding twitter have not been updated this year. Last year, the date of the finals (and 2 unspecified rules changes) was announced on July 3.

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Notorious B.O.B. has posted a review of the 2009 Krystal Square Off finals to humblebob.com. He believes that three unnamed competitors should have been disqualified.
Kobayashi has posted some pictures from the Krystal Square Off finals to his blog: Part 1 | Part 2
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