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County Market to host hot dog eating competition

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Local residents will get the chance to show off their speed eating skills.

County Market in Quincy will be sponsoring its first "Chomping for Charity" hot dog eating contest Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. at the 24th Street location in Quincy.

Ten teams will compete during five rounds. All funds awarded in the contest will go toward the teams' choices of charities.

"What a great way to get the community involved and to give back to charity. It's a fun way to do it," Store Director Brad Niemann said. "It's something different that I don't think we've done in this community."

Participating teams include the police and fire departments and QND and QHS.

Some of the contest rules are:

  • Each team will have three people, with minimum age of 18.
  • Each contestant will begin the contest with two glasses of water in which to dunk the hot dogs or to drink while consuming the hot dogs.
  • Participants will be allowed to alter the physical state of the hot dog to eat in a more efficient manner. This would include separating, dunking and mashing the hot dogs.
  • Contestants who feel the need to discharge their previously consumed hot dogs will be disqualified.
  • Contestants must keep all consumed hot dogs down for a period of two minutes after the 10-minute contest.
  • In the event of a tie, a four-minute overtime eat-off will be held.
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