Chip Simpson wins Atlanta Krystal qualifier

4:39 The official count is Simpson 53, Janus 52.5 Chip lead throughout the contest, but Eater X had an impressive last minute rally. Tim Janus is almost certainly guaranteed a wildcard spot

9:53 Full results are available at Justin Mih continued a string of impressive performances with 33. I assume the “mystery eater” from the Waffle House contest did not show up.

(Thanks Brian Cooley) 11:01 Chip Simpson makes the front page of, which has an article that requires registration or

The liveblog is available after the jump

3:01 – the webcam picture has frozen, I am occasionally getting some barely intelligible audio.

3:14 – the webcam has started to work, the introductions are almost finished

3:16 – Eater X has been introduced, concluding the introductions

3:21 – the contest starts

3:25 – I think Chip has 35 & Tim 32 around the midpoint. I can’t make out the audio, so I am not sure of the identities of the leaders.

3:27 – now its 47 – 45 with about a minute left

3:29 – the contest is over, I think the winner had about 50, the runner up will almost definitely receive a wild card

3:34 – Chip Simpson won with 53 burgers (I think) Tim Janus ate 52

Comments (22)


  1. Bob said (Registered February 25, 2006)

    September 24, 2006 @ 3:02 pm


  2. beautifulbrian said

    September 24, 2006 @ 3:05 pm

    Same bullshit. I hear Shea talking and the audio goes on and off after three seconds. I wont bitch because its better than not having anything at all. I only pray the cam doesnt freeze up again like last week . Good luck to Tim Bubba & Chip

  3. Bob said (Registered February 25, 2006)

    September 24, 2006 @ 3:14 pm

    bubba with a big entrance, go bubba!

  4. Jason Satterwhite said

    September 24, 2006 @ 3:35 pm

    I think Chip got 53 and Tim 52 but it is hard to tell.

  5. beautifulbrian said

    September 24, 2006 @ 3:59 pm

    I heard Chip 53 Tim 52 & Justin 33

  6. Mr Wright said

    September 24, 2006 @ 5:26 pm

    Make no mistake about it . this kid is the real deal

  7. Steakbellie said (Registered August 11, 2006)

    September 24, 2006 @ 8:32 pm

    I’m a fan of both those eaters, I’d be heartbroken either way.
    Lets talk Justin Min 33, THATS an awesome number!!!!!
    Where’s my BRO BoneBreaker??????

  8. SuperPaul said

    September 24, 2006 @ 8:54 pm

    Here’s the good news….I’m alive, full, and healthy, sort of…..otherwise, I SUCKED!! I didn’t even get 20….very early on, I heard George saying Tim and Chip had 7 when I also had 7….too bad they didn’t have a 35 second contest!!!
    Bubba was in the mid 20’s, and was very dissapointed with himself like me,…I think one of the 2 minute qualifiers barfed, I heard a couple others say they were in the 20’s, and no one seemed to be below 14….

    Justin did have 33, which now isn’t enough to qualify for the wild card…

    Tim had the 53rd in his mouth, but for some reason didn’t get to count it!! I heard someone else say it was because it was splattered all over his face, and not enough in his mouth…Tim was a little teed off….man, I’d like to be upset and have a total of 52!! Oh well, it’s off to Perry, Ga….

  9. The_Hangman said (Registered August 30, 2006)

    September 24, 2006 @ 11:08 pm

    Congrats Super Paul or as I prefer “Triple B”. The main thing is you tried and had fun. I look forward to the two of us on stage in Perry. Even if neither of us older guys makes the wildcard, we still seem to have fun doing battle with eaters half our age.

  10. Anonymous said

    September 25, 2006 @ 1:12 am

  11. beautifulbrian said

    September 25, 2006 @ 10:18 am

    29 months ago some guy enters an IFOCE corned beef and cabbage contest wearing face paint. Noone knew who he was . If it wasnt for the paint he would have attracted little attention. At the time myself Hardy, and Jarvis were the main centerpieces of the contest and the face paint guy was asking my advice on how to attack the corned beef. It was the first and last time i ever beat Tim Janus in an eating contest. 29 months later he is larger than life with an incredible fan base second to none. 52 burgers in 8 minutes. Tim i wont say you have arrived because you accomplished that way before yesterday. Another incredible Eater X performance

  12. Rhonda Evans said

    September 25, 2006 @ 12:17 pm

    I underestimated buth Chip and X. What is it now, five eaters qualifying with 50 + Krystals? Simply amazing! The finals will be most interesting. I don’t think there’s much more room for improving, however. When you start to hit that 50 – 55 barrier, you’re starting to get full.

  13. beautifulbrian said

    September 25, 2006 @ 1:20 pm

    Bubba you ate 26 which is damn good. I always said if you can eat over 22 Krystals that separates the men from the boys. This is not a knock on the guys that ate in the teens but i have to tell the truth that if you are a teen eater in krystals you aint ready for the big time.

  14. wing tut said

    September 25, 2006 @ 1:56 pm

    the real question MIGHT be “will 50 be enough for a wild card?”

  15. Bubba said (Registered January 8, 2006)

    September 25, 2006 @ 3:12 pm

    Thanks brian, I tried to call you immediately after the contest but I was kicked over to your voice mail and you told me that the voice mail doesn’t work. The whole contest from start to finish I felt like I was running in sand. I’ll have my ducks in a row at the perry qualifier. That embarrasment won’t happen to me again.

  16. SuperPaul said

    September 25, 2006 @ 6:18 pm

    Brian, I agree with you, and in Perry, I WILL hit 22 even if they put it in my obituary the next day!! Watch for drastic improvement from the 2 B’s- Bubba and Barlow!!

  17. The Phenom said

    September 26, 2006 @ 7:11 am

    I would just like to say a word about the controversy so people can make up their own minds about what happened. Before the contest began a high ranking KRYSTAL official said that any food that we were able to hold near our mouth even if it was protruding would be allowed. You can ask Bubba, SuperPaul, Justin Mih or anyone else who was in that huddle. Both Eater X and I were aware of this rule and although it sounded a little strange we figured that since it was Krystal’s contest that the rule was legit. With about 5 seconds left to go both Eater X and I shoved about two sandwiches in our mouths with some protruding. I will be the first one to stand up and say that I had more protruding that X but he did legitimately have SOME not a lot but some protrding as well. George IMMEDIATELY told us to put the protruding stuff down and said that was Bull**** and that we knew the rules. He immediately deducted a sandwich from each of us but then gave X credit for another half of a sandwich so the totals 52.5 to 53. Again I just want to re-iterate the fact that I DID have more coming out but X did have some. I am not saying the call was right or wrong. I will leave that for everyone to make their own decision. X and I were just going by what we were told the rules were. That is how it happened and if anyone has anything they want to ask me about the contest I will go into more detail if that need be. Either way X and I pushed each other all the way to the end and I am happy that we will both be going to the finals. I wish we could cut the trophy in half and it I could I would. I will see everyone on Oct. 28th

  18. Mega Munch said

    September 26, 2006 @ 2:23 pm

    Cutting the trophy in half…that would be funny. And really not that hard to do.

  19. Bubba said (Registered January 8, 2006)

    September 26, 2006 @ 2:28 pm

    We all gathered in a huddle before the competition and told the rules by the Krystal guy (Tall bald guy that is at every contest). He stated that if it protruded that it wouldn’t be a problem to just “hold it up there” “with both hands if you had to” that you just had to get it down and they would wait. Chip is 100% correct the man told everybody that.

  20. SuperPaul said

    September 26, 2006 @ 5:39 pm


  21. justo said (Registered September 27, 2006)

    September 26, 2006 @ 9:50 pm

    Ditto #2. The krystal official was very clear about the allowance of protrusion.

  22. beautifulbrian said

    September 27, 2006 @ 1:36 am

    Bubba my voice mail works i was having problems getting the voice mails a day later but its fixed. I left a message on your voice mail a little while after you called. Good luck to you and Paul in Perry . As for the protruding from Phenom & Eater X i think the both of them should be given bonus pts instead of deductions for eating 40 or more burgers PERIOD! . There are no more than maybe six or seven people on this planet that can eat 50 krystal burgers and we know who they are .

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