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Atlantic City Tropicana to Host World Meatball Eating Competition

By Chuckmonster on Tuesday, 29th November 2005 2:18pm
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All eyes will be on Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, NJ, on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, when the nation's finest gurgitators clash at the second annual Tropicana World Meatball Eating Championship. The contest will be held in The Quarter, just outside of Carmine's Restaurant at 1:00 pm. There will be $5,000 in prize money on the line, broken down as follows: $2,500 for first place; $1,000 for second; $750 for third; $500 for fourth; and $250 for fifth.

Headlining the field will be Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas of Alexandria, VA, the No. 1 competitive eater in America. Last year, Thomas won the first- ever Tropicana World Meatball Eating Championship by consuming six pounds of Carmine's meatballs in 12 minutes. For her efforts, Thomas earned a new world record and the $2,500 top prize.

Also expected to compete are eating superstars Tim "Eater X" Janus, Ed "Cookie" Jarvis and Crazy Legs Conti of New York; "Humble" Bob Shoudt and Brian Subich of Pennsylvania; Loren "Bubba" Yarbrough of Georgia; Adam Lefler of New Jersey; and more.

"The Tropicana is excited to host this unique event," said Pam Popielarski, President and General Manager, Tropicana Casino and Resort. "It looks like these eaters will devour more Carmine's meatballs in 12 minutes than our most devoted customers will eat in an entire month - and that's saying something."



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