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Competitive Eating: Chili Challenge Set for Orlando

20 Jan, 2014


Major League Eating returns to the blue umbrella skies of Orlando, FL, on Saturday February 8th, 2014, for the second installment of the RP Funding World Chili Eating Challenge. This event will take place as part of the 5th Annual Orlando Chili Cookoff—a day-long celebration of the chili-based lifestyle produced by Events for Change to raise money for worthy causes.

Those among the thousands who witnessed the inaugural 2013 contest were stunned and amazed. When the clock read 0:00 it was the Great One, Chestnut, with the W. Chestnut tied his own WR in the chili discipline with a metronomic two gallons in six minutes. Chestnut faced stiff competition from chili-eating legend The Notorious BOB, Mr Bob Shoudt of Royersford, PA. Sonya Thomas came third and Jon Bello defeated his wife, Jenny, in her MLE debut, to avoid a lifetime of embarrassment.

At the event, contest title sponsor Robert Palmer of RP Funding donated $8,000—$1,000 for every 32oz bowl consumed by Chestnut—to Special Olympics Florida.

What, pray tell, will go down in 2014? Will you be the one to walk away with the lion's share of the $3,500 on offer? And a fetching trophy to boot? Can you stare down* gallon upon gallon of chili over six gruelling minutes? At the table or in the crowd, this is The RP Funding World Chili Eating Challenge—don't you ever miss it!

Total Prize Purse is $3,500, broken down as follows:

  • 1st - $1,750
  • 2nd - $900
  • 3rd - $500
  • 4th - $250
  • 5th - $100

This contest will take place place at 3pm Eastern on Saturday February 8, 2014 at the Orlando Chili Cookoff, Orlando Festival Park, 2911 East Robinson St., Orlando, FL 32803

The Orlando Chili Cook-off event is produced by Events for Change, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that operates under a “good times for a great cause” philosophy. Tickets can be purchased at the pre-sale price of $7 ($5 off the door price) at www.orlandochilicookoff.com.

CLICK HERE http://orlandochilicookoff.com/ for more information on The RP Funding World Chili Eating Challenge and the Orlando Chili Cook-off.

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For news and updates on The RP Funding World Chili Eating Challenge and the Orlando Chili Cook-off, follow @orlchilicookoff. Become a fan of the MLE Facebook Page. For instant results to all Major League Eating Contests, follow @eatingcontest.

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