Oakland / East Bay Area eating challenges and contests category

Three random Oakland eating challenges
44 oz. burger The 521 Burger McCovey's Walnut Creek, CA
10 ice cream sandwiches Ice Cream Sandwich Challenge Cream Berkeley, CA
5 lb. burger 5 Pound Burger That Bar Danville, CA
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James Webb wins Alameda County Fair Nathan’s qualifier

update Derek Hendrickson, Safeway and Misty Family Vlogs have videos. KCBS has a radio segment

The top 6 men from today’s Nathan’s qualifier at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton, CA (top 3 qualify for finals)
1 James Webb 41.5
2 Derek Hendrickson 28.75
3 Pablo Martinez 28.5
4 Erik Denmark 25
5T Gabriel Lucas 7
5T BJ Thompson 7

Austalia’s James Webb broke the UK Commonwealth Nathan’s record previously held by Adam “Beard Meats Food” Moran (32)

There were not female entrants according to Pablo Martinez

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Registration will open June 1 at noon eastern for Nathan's qualifiers at the Giant National Capital BBQ Battle in Washington, DC on June 25 and the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton, CA on June 18. Both competitions will award spots in the July 4 contest to the top three male and female finishers.
The first Nathan's qualifier of the 2020s will take place at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton, CA on June 18. The top 3 male and female finishers will receive a spot in the July 4 contest. Registration opens May 31.
The UC Berkeley student newspaper has a column asking if Joey Chestnut will wind up in hell for the sin of gluttony.
Dan Kennedy annouced he ate 20 burgers to win the first prize of $1000 in yesterday's eating contest at Lumpy's Burgers in Antioch, CA. Edward Chin was the runner up and Scott Rubin was 3rd. Previous winners were not allowed to received the first prize money, which prevented Molly Schuyler from defending her title.
Lumpy's Diner will hold a burger eating contest in Antioch, CA on October 12 awarding $1000/$250/$100 to the top 3.
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch will attend a cheesesteak eating contest at IB's in Berkeley, CA on April 27.
The San Francisco Creamery in Walnut Creek, CA, home of a famed "Kitchen Sink" ice cream challenge was shut down after a health inspector found cockroaches in the restaurant. Reopening will require eradication of the pests and a positive report from a pest control company.
ThePress.net has an article about Jon Davis' victory in a pie eating contest at Hot Rods 4 Paws in Brentwood, CA Saturday.
The top 3 from last night's Lumpy's Diner Burger Eating Contest in Antioch, CA: 1) Molly Schuyler 25 $1000 (12 minutes) 2) Edward Chin 16 $250 3) Sergio Reyes Raya 10.75 $100
Lumpy's Diner in Antioch, CA will hold a burger eating contest on October 13 awarding $1,000 to the winner.

2018 Vallejo Nathan’s qualifier

update TheReporter article

Official results
1) Steve Hendry 28
2) Ryan “Max Carnage” Rodacker 20

1W) Katie Prettyman 14.5, highest female rookie total in 2017-18
2W) Mary Bowers 12

Exhibition: Joey Chestnut 72

Joey Chestnut will do an exhibition during the event.

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Times Herald Online has an article about Merlin Chestnut, father of Joey Chestnut, who works as a music teacher at Solana, CA Middle School. His students will perform a concert on December 20 at the 105 year old Empress Theater in Vallejo, CA.
The top 3 for yesterday's burger eating contest at Lumpy's Diner in Antioch, CA: 1 Edward Chin $1000 prize 2 Sergio Reyes Raya $250 3 Gim Chu $100 (via Sergio Reyes Raya) Contest video
ContraCostaTimes.com reports that Lumpy Sturgill, owner of Lumpy's Diner who passed away in June, will be named Brentwood (CA) Citizen of the Year. The East Bay Area restaurant held an annual burger eating contest.
Jon Davis reports that Molly Schuyler won last night's burger eating contest at Lumpy's Diner in Antioch, CA with a total of 19.5 burgers. Picture with trophy and novelty check update Oct 12 East County Today has a gallery
Lumpy's Diner in Antioch, CA will hold a burger eating contest on October 10 awarding $1350 ($1000 to the winner).
The Antioch Herald has an obituary for the owner of Lumpy's Diner, Jeremy “Lumpy” Sturgill, who passed away at the age of 35. His restaurant in Antioch, CA held an annual burger eating contest. (via email)
The San Francisco Creamery in Walnut Creek, CA reports that Molly Schuyler broke the record for its Kitchen Sink sundae challenge on Saturday with a time of 6:41.
Stephanie Wu reports that she finished the Kitchen Sink Challenge at the San Francisco Creamery in Walnut Creek, CA with a time of 11 minutes. This is reportedly the fastest time since Ben Monson finished in 7:45 in 2009 and the first publicized completion of the challenge by a woman.
Stephanie Wu has the top 4 in today's burger eating contest at Lumpy's Diner in Antioch, CA: 1) Edward Chin 10 burgers in 12 minutes 2) Erik Franks 9.5 3) Jimmy Lin 8 4) Stephanie Wu 7.5 update Oct 13 Stephanie Wu has a gallery. East County Today also has a gallery
Lumpy's Diner in Antioch, CA will hold a burger eating contest on October 11 awarding $1350 ($1000 to the winner).
Lumpy's Diner in Antioch, CA will hold a burger eating contest on October 5 awarding $1350 ($1000 to the winner).
The Bay Area Hemp Fest will hold a Hemp Hot Dogs eating contest in Richmond, CA next weekend.
Matt Stonie has uploaded a video from his "Double Dog Dare You" 12-14 pound burger challenge he attempted at Lumpy's Diner in April 2011.
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