Acme World Oyster Eating Championship

Date: 04/12/2008
Location: New Orleans, LA
Winner: Pat Bertoletti, Oysters
Total Prizes: $1750

Pat Bertoletti: 35 dozen in 8 minutes
Juliet Lee: 31 dozen
Crazy Legs Conti: 24 dozen
Mad Greek: 24 dozen

It gives Major League Eating and the IFOCE great pleasure to announce the revival of the Acme World Oyster Eating Championship in New Orleans, a storied event that hearkens back to the glory days of the competitive eating circuit.

This is the contest that launched Crazy Legs Conti's career back in '02. In the three years that followed, the eaters who showed up at the Acme contest are among the most colorful characters the circuit has ever seen - "Bayou" Boyd Bulot, Eric "Badlands" Booker, "Crawfish" Nick Stipelcovich, Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti, and of course, Ms. Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas. Indeed, the latter still holds the course record, with an astonishing 46 dozen (that's 552) oysters in 10 minutes, set back in 2005.

Will it be broken in '08, at the storied French Quarter Festival in New Orleans? We shall see, ladies and gentlemen, we shall see...

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All eaters must be at least 18. Registration for this event is now closed.