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Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo and Gideon Oji are expected to compete in the Western Days Festival World Tamale Eating Championship in Lewisville, TX on September 26. update Miki Sudo says that Nick Wehry, Katie Prettyman, Alex Perez and Jocelyn Walker will also compete.
The qualifiers for the British Eating League chicken nugget eating contest have concluded. The field for the finals at The George Pub in Stockton-on-Tees awarding £1000 on October 3 will consist of Kyle Gibson, Max Stanford, John "The Beast" Dawesy, Lewis Tordoff, Arron Badger and Patrick Finn.
The field for the World Slopper Eating Championship at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo Saturday will include Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Gideon Oji, Nick Wehry, Bryan Beard, Alex Perez and defending champion Darron Breeden.
The fields for the 2020 Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest have finally been announced. The big shock is that Geoff Esper is not competing with the men's field consisting of Joey Chestnut, Darron Breeden, Nick Wehry, George Chiger and Badlands Booker. This is the second consecutive surprise omission for Esper after he was left out of the Quarantine Challenge field. The women's field is as expected: Miki Sudo, Larell Marie Mele, Katie Prettyman, Julie Goldberg and Rene Rovtar.
Z-Burger announces that Molly Schuyler will defend her burger eating title on July 3 in Washington, DC. The contest is not open to public spectators. update The field will also include Dan Kennedy, Dave Brunelli, Joe Menchetti, Andrew Puhl and Mike Longo.
Joey Chestnut has announced his opponents for the men's division of the 2020 Nathan's finals: Geoff Esper, Matt Stonie, Darron Breeden, Gideon Oji and Badlands Booker. This will be the 21st Nathan's finals for Booker, the 16th straight for Chestnut.

BetOnline Quarantine Challenge

Major League Eating announced today the BetOnline Quarantine Challenge today, a 4 round, 8 person tournament that can be viewed on youtube. The purse is $11,500 with $5,000 awarded to the winner. The schedule:

Apr 17 Qualifying Round, Bologna
Apr 19 Quarterfinals, Milk and Cookies
Apr 21 Semifinals, Baked Beans
Apr 22 Finals, Ramen

Joey Chestnut, Matt Stonie, Darron Breeden, Badlands Booker, Miki Sudo, Michelle Lesco, Gideon Oji and Nick Wehry are expected to compete.

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Round Table Pizza announced that Kevin Ross, Jon Rivera, Jon Davis, Raina Huang and edwardc3523 (probably Edward Chin) are the Reign of Fire finalists and will compete for a $5000 prize on March 28. It appears that Raina Huang received the wild card spot.
Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Adrian Morgan and Gideon Oji are expected to compete in the Blue Runner Foods World Red Beans and Rice Eating Championship at the Louisiana Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans February 8.
Joey Chestnut and Geoff Esper are expected to compete at the Blue Runner Foods World Red Beans and Rice Eating Championship to be held at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans on February 8.
Molly Schuyler and Dan Kennedy are listed as expected entrants in a burger eating contest at Uncle Jack's Meat House in Astoria, NY on November 23 awarding $3000 to the winner. 8 contest spots remain open.
Japanese competetitive eater Sachiyo Masubuchi, Nate Figueroa, Michael Jenkins and others are expected to compete in the Bad As's Sandwich eating contest in Orlando November 3. Free beer will be provided to spectators.
A press release gives the expected entrants for the moke’s Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship (WPEC) in Toronto October 19: Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Matt Stonie, Darron Breeden, Miki Sudo, Nick Wehry, Michelle Lesco, George Chiger, Adam "Beard Meats Food" Moran, Ronnie Hartman, Eric "Badlands" Booker and Darrien Thomas. The final paragraph says that in 2020, the WPEC will be replaced with the "SMOKE-A-PALOOZA! The Rock N’ Roll Psycho Circus", so this might be the final MLE Smoke's Poutinerie competition.
Geoff Esper, Darron Breeden, Adrian Morgan, George Chiger, Brett Healey, Darrien Thomas, Katie Prettyman, Nate Biller and Steve "The Rabbit" Hammond are expected to compete in the tamale eating contest at Western Days in Lewisville, TX Saturday. Joey Chestnut said he might be able to compete.
Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo, Juan Rodriguez, Sergio Reyes Raya and Mary Bowers are expected to compete in the Pacific Park World Taco-Eating Championship in Santa Monica, CA October 4.
Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Darron Breeden, Miki Sudo, Nick Wehry, George Chiger, Ronnie Hartman, Larell Marie Mele, Crazy Legs Conti, Prudence DiBenedetto, Rene Rovtar and Julie Goldberg have been listed as expected entrants in the Trenton Thunder World Famous Case's Pork Roll Eating Championship on September 21.
Molly Schuyler, Bob Shoudt, Dan Kennedy and Pittsburgh Paulie are expected to compete in the National Fried Mushroom Eating Championship in Kennett Square, PA on September 7. The contest will award $1000/$500/$300 to the top 3 professionals. A contest for local amateurs will also be held.
Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Darron Breeden, Gideon Oji, Miki Sudo, Nicholas Wehry, George Chiger, Ronnie Hartman, Badlands Booker and Jim Reeves are expected to compete in the U.S. Chicken Wing Eating Championship in Buffalo Sunday.
Nola.com has a preview of Sunday's Fat Boy’s Pizza Eating Championship in Metairie, LA. Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Darron Breeden and Adrian Morgan are expected to compete.
Molly Schuyler, Dan Kennedy, Bob Shoudt, Andrew Puhl, Sean Yeager and Jadyn Pineda are expected to compete in the pro division of the National Hamburg-er Eating Championship at Taste of Hamburg, PA on August 31. (promo video)
Molly Schuyler, Dan Kennedy, Joel Hansen, Andy Puhl and Mike Hoffman are expected to compete in the Caribbean Food Delights Bun/cheese & Beef Patty Championship in East Islip on August 11, the first events for Elite Eats Entertainment.
A press release lists the entrants for the Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship in Los Angeles August 17: Joey Chestnut (#1), Matt Stonie (#3), Darron Breeden (#4), Michelle Lesco (#10), Matt Hazzard (#11), George Chiger (#12), Adam "Beard Meats Food" Moran (#13), Juan Rodriguez (#14), Derek Jacobs (#15), Rich LeFevre (#19), Juan Neave (#20), Eric Booker (#21), Steve Hendry (#22), Pablo Martinez (#23), Sarah Reinecke (#26), and Derek Hendrickson (#34)
Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Darron Breeden and Miki Sudo are listed as expected entrants at the Great Midwest Rib Fest World Rib-Eating Championship in Prior Lake on July 27.
Geoff Esper, Darron Breeden, Miki Sudo, Badlands Booker, Darrien Thomas, Matthew Raible and local John Rembold are listed as expected entrants in Saturday's Fortune Bay World Wild Rice Hotdish Eating Championship in Tower, MN, the last MLE non-qualifier contest before the Nathan's finals.
Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper and Juan Neave are expected to compete in the Hostess Donettes Eating Contest in Austin on June 7.
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