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2012 7th Jalapeno Eating Contest Results

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye Jalapeno Eaters!
The 8th Annual Jalapeno Eating Contest is scheduled
 for CINCO DE MAYO, Sunday, May 5, 2013
starting promptly  at 3 PM
 in the Main Dining Room at Marty’s Chili Nights!

 Categories: Men’s Division, Women’s Division and Youth Division (17 and younger)
1st Place winner from each division will receive
 a trophy and gift certificate.

Best Costume determined by applause
wins a trophy.

Here are the rules:

Contest limited to 15 contestants so register early!
1 minute timed event.
Whole, pickled Jalapenos will be used.
Only one Jalapeno may be eaten at a time.
Jalapenos will be served in bowls of ten.
Only swallowed Jalapenos will be counted
 - unswallowed jalapenos will not be counted.
In the event of a tie, a round of Rock-paper-scissors will determine the winner!

Register by calling the restaurant prior to the event!

Ron Comstock of Central Bridge wins “Best Costume!”

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Karen Leitt of Glen went first and swallowed 6 jalapenos with Kim Gray of Queensbury eating 8, followed by Maureen Douglas of Fort Johnson eating 9.  And the winner is.....

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Chef Nancy presents winner Maureen Douglas with a trophy and gift certificate.  Congratulations to Karen, Kim and Maureen for joining in the fun!

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Ron Comstock of Central Bridge prepares for his timing and eats 15 jalapenos - his personal best!  Ron says “All style, no substance.”

This year Pamela is the official time keeper and assists Chef Nancy with the contest.

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Jamie Mitchell of Indian Lake makes his second bowl and eats 17 jalapenos!  Great job!

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02-12 Jal Eat - Bob Spetla2
02-12 Jal Eat - Bob Spetla4
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Bob Spetla of Middle Grove is on his third bowl of jalapenos and sucks down a record breaking 22!  Bob wins again, holding onto his title for a second year!  A proud Bob with his trophy and dinner gift certificate.

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Chef Nancy congratulates Bob, Jamie and Ron for their participation in this year’s contest.

2011 6th Annual Jalapeno Eating Contest Results

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Jeannette Ward - Womens Div winner

Jeannette Ward from Central Bridge goes first and eats 9 jalapeno peppers.  Jeannette wins 1st Place!

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Sharon Duda from Annandale, NJ eats 5 jalapenos and can’t believe how large they are!  Sharon participated in the 2009 contest.  Good job Sharon!

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Bob Spetla eats Bob Spetla - Men's Division Winner

Derrikk Raymond of Glens Falls, previously of Indian Lake, ate 6 jalapenos!  Derrikk is the youngest participant of the contest.

Bob Spetla of Middle Grove ate an amazing 16 jalapenos and is the new CHAMPION!  Bob was 2010 Second place winner.  Congratulations Bob and we’ll see you next year!

2010 5th Annual Jalapeno Eating Contest Results

Ron Comstock in full costume

Ron Comstock of Central Bridge is dressed in full regalia for today’s event!  Ron ate 10 jalapenos this year.  Next year - Best Costume category!

This year’s contest rose to new Olympic proportions this year with 6 participants - 3 men and 3 women -testing their fortitude eating spicy pickled Jalapeno Peppers.  More than 50 people including family and friends watched the exciting competition.  Much cheering and hollering ensued and the only thing missing were cow bells!  Numbers were drawn to determine the eating order, with last year’s champ, Jamie Mitchell electing to go last.

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Jamie Mitchell of Indian Lake, supported by family and friends held his title as champ and ate an astounding 19 peppers!

Bob Spetla of Middle Grove shook things up by eating a total of 17, an unheard of amount!  Bob took 2nd place!

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Ron Comstock of Central Bridge and 4 time participant improved his personal best and ate 13 peppers!

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All participants received a certificate of appreciation and a Jalapeno button which reads “Why Beat the Heat When You Can Eat the Heat.”  Pictured are Ron Comstock (13), Jean Trabka (8), Megan Murtagh (6), Jamie Mitchell (19) and Bob Spetla (17).

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Pictured are Jean Trabka (8), Megan Murtagh (6), Jamie Mitchell (19), Bob Spetla (17) and Ginger Reau (7).

2009 4th Annual Jalapeno Eating Contest Results

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Art Sabourin passes the torch of 1st place to this year’s champion Jamie Mitchell, who ate 12 jalapenos.  Chef Nancy presents the gift certificate.  Congratulations Jamie!

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Ron Comstock eats 8 Jalapenos and comes in second place.

2008 3rd Annual Jalapeno Eating Contest Results

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Art Sabourin has won for the third time eating 10 jalapenos! 

02-08 2nd Place Winner

Nancy presents Jamie Mitchell with his second place prize of a free dinner for eating 9 jalapenos.  Chris Jackson of Indian Lake also ate 9 peppers, but Jamie won the round of rock - paper - scissors.

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Going third, Honorable Mention - Richelle Greenhalgh from Latham downed 5 Jalapenos.

Thanks to Linda Sabourin for sharing pictures of the contest with us !

2007 2nd Annual Jalapeno Eating Contest Results

Nancy and Art

Nancy presents 1st place prizes to Art Sabourin, the 2 time champion jalapeno eater!

Nancy presents the second place gift certificate to Jamie Mitchell.

The defending champion, Arthur Sabourin of Indian Lake had to beat Jamie’s count to retain his title.  As the last 10 seconds were counting down, Art swallowed number 11 and was chewing on number 12 when the timer went off amidst a very loud crowd  who drowned out the bell and flashing cameras! Later his wife said Art was wearing his OLD lucky shirt, the same one he wore last year!