sSs BBQ Barns "The Shank Off"

sSs BBQ Barns in association with and the Association of Independent Competitive Eaters are proud to present the sSs BBQ Barns "The Shank Off", an Australian competitive eating event like no other! Think you can eat the most of the sSs BBQ Barns "The Big Shank" in 12 minutes? (a 2.5kg Beef Shank) Want to be a part of this premier event? Simply download the Entry form, send it to the address listed, or contact your local store and you'll be in with a chance to compete at your local sSs BBQ Barn! Win your regional finals, and you'll be off to Tamworth to take part in the Grand Final!

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Media Release
sSs BBQ Barns announces it’s first annual “Shank Off” eating competition, which will feature regional semi-finals being hosted on Saturday 13 January (please contact your local store for details), and the Grand Final hosted at Tamworth sSs BBQ Barn, New England Highway, on Sunday 21 January 2006 at 2pm. Both Professional and Amateur Eaters will compete for regional prizes of $100 (to be presented upon arrival at the Grand Final), and the Grand Final Prize of a sSs Flame Grill BBQ & Esky Combo, a sSs BBQ Pack consisting of: sSs BBQ Apron, sSs Beef Jerky, sSs Lazy Chef Sprinkle and a sSs BBQ Glaze, a Gift Pack Selection of Lazy Poet Wines, sSs Dining Voucher to the Value of $200, a sSs Shank Voucher to the Value of $100, and the title of the “World Shank Eating Champion”. This World Championship Eating Contest will be an Australian first, sanctioned by the Association of Independent Competitive Eaters, showcasing some of Australia’s finest competitive eaters on a global stage for the title of “World Shank Eating Champion”. According to AICE Chairman, Arnie "Chowhound" Chapman, "The folks from sSs BBQ Barns realized that Australian competitive eating fans did not want to be subjected to the spectacle of mutilated, drenched food and wanted to make this an eating contest not a drinking contest." Also, added Chapman, “maybe Australians are not as crazy as we believe." This event will be formatted for extreme excitement as each contestant will compete to see who can eat the most shank in 12 minutes. If he/she qualifies at the regional finals, they will move onto the Grand Final to be held at the Tamworth sSs BBQ Barn during the Tamworth Country Music Festival. Tourism Tamworth has generously provided accommodation for each regional winner. This is a premier event for Australia, an event not to be missed!

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sSs BBQ Barns "The Shank Off"
Authored by: Skinnyboy on Sunday, January 07 2007 @ 06:35 pm UTC
Hey Billy! How are the preparations for the big event coming? Are there any AICE members who plan to do it? SB



sSs BBQ Barns "The Shank Off"
Authored by: Billy on Tuesday, January 09 2007 @ 07:49 pm UTC
Hey Skinnyboy! I haven't seen any of the registrations for other stores yet, but the event is on this Saturday and should be fantastic! I think at the end of this event, we're bound to have a few new competitive eaters on the AICE roster!
sSs BBQ Barns "The Shank Off"
Authored by: Skinnyboy on Friday, January 12 2007 @ 07:29 am UTC
That's awesome Billy! I hope it is fun, and maybe a few pictures will find their way on supersizedmeals! ;) SB