2015 National Pizza-eating Championships

Mario’s National Pizza-eating Championship is back with a bang! For the 5th anniversary of the event, we will continue hosting a group category where teams of four people will be invited to participate in the competition. This year the team will consist of family, where family consists of 4 relatives or family friends.

The regional and the final competitions will be hosted by a top radio station and the events will be streamed live.

Individuals Prizes

  • GRAND PRIZE: 12 month’s pizza supply (24 family specialty vouchers) PLUS a Laptop
  • 2nd Place: 9 month’s supply of Pizza (18 family specialty vouchers) PLUS an iPad
  • 3rd Place: 6 month’s supply of Pizza (12 family specialty vouchers) PLUS a GoPro

Family Prizes

  • GRAND PRIZE of $10,000 PLUS 12 month pizza supply (24 family specialty vouchers)
  • 2nd Place: $4,000 PLUS 9 month pizza supply (18 family specialty vouchers)

2015 National Pizza-Eating Championship Schedule

Region Mario’s Location Date Directions
West Cipriani Blvd Saturday September 5th, 1-3pm Cipriani Blvd location
East O’Meara Road Saturday September 12th, 1-3pm  O’Meara Road location
Central Mid Centre Mall Saturday September 19th, 1-3pm  Mid Centre Mall location
South Marabella Saturday September 26th, 1-3pm  Marabella location
Finale Trincity Mall Saturday October 3rd, 1-4pm  Trincity Mall location

How it works

Prelims

Consists of two categories – Individual and Family

Individual
  • Who can eat the most slices in 5 minutes?
  • Pizza used – Medium Cheese
  • 15 entrants for each location
  • 3 rounds with 5 participants each
  • 1st place in each round advance to finals
  • THE RESULTS OF EACH ROUND IS INDEPENDENT OF EACH OTHER
Family
  • Families will consist of 4 relatives or family friends who will be competing to see who can eat the most slices in 5 minutes.
  • Pizza used – Family cheese
  • 4 Families for each location – 4 people per Family
  • 2 rounds with 2 Families each
  • ONE Family advances to final from each location
  • THE RESULTS OF EACH ROUND IS INDEPENDENT OF EACH OTHER

Finals

Individual
  • 12 contestants competing to see who can eat the most slices in 5 minutes
  • Pizza used – Medium cheese
  • 3 rounds with 4 participants each
  • 1st place in each round advance to final round – showdown for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
  • THE RESULTS OF EACH ROUND IS INDEPENDENT OF EACH OTHER
  • In the event of a tie the 2 people will do the same but with a Small Cheese pizza.
  • Contestant MUST swallow an entire slice before moving on to another.
Family
  • Families will consist of 4 relatives or family friends who will be competing to see who can eat the most slices in 5 minutes.
  • Pizza used –Family cheese
  • 2 rounds with 2 Families each
  • 1st place in each round advance to final round – showdown for 1st, and 2nd place.
  • THE RESULTS OF EACH ROUND IS INDEPENDENT OF EACH OTHER
  • Rules – Contestant MUST swallow an entire slice before moving on to another.

Participant Rules

  • You must be between the ages of 16 and 50. You must sign a waiver prior to participation.
  • Each Saturday, for 4 consecutive Saturdays, contestants compete in 4 regional competitions – South, Central, East & West.
  • Regional competitions begin promptly at 1pm.
  • Regional contestants must present themselves in person at least one hour prior to the competition start time in order to sign in. Latecomers or absentees will lose their spot and will not be able to compete.
  • Online Regional registration closes Wednesday at noon, on the Wednesday prior to the Saturday contest.
  • 15 Individual Contestants will compete in rounds of 5 persons each. 4 Teams will compete in rounds of 2 teams each.
  • The top 3 Individual Contestants who have eaten the most pizza slices in 5 minutes within their round will move forward to the Grand Finale.
  • The top team to eat the most pizza slices in 5 minutes within their round will advance to the Grand Finale.
  • In the event of a tie, the crowd can decide the winner as the participants will have 1 minute to appeal to the crowd.
  • Round winners receive a Mario’s Pizza voucher for FREE Mario’s Pizza.
  • You may compete in any regional competition but we prefer that you represent the area you live in. Show some community pride!
  • If you do not place in the top 3 in your chosen region, you may compete in another region.
  • Regional finalists MUST participate in the National Pizza-Eating Championship Grand Finale on Sat 3rd Oct, at 1pm.

Pizza-Eating Rules

  • In each round, individual contestants must eat as many slices of pizza as possible within 5 minutes.
  • Only whole slices of pizza will be counted, crust included! Partially eaten pizzas will not be counted.
  • Contestants are not allowed to stack their slices or to immerse/douse their slices in water.
  • The contestants may drink beverages during the competition. Water will be provided.
  • Contestants must keep the food down for 2 minutes after the contest ends to be eligible to win.
  • Contestants agree that the judges’ decision is final.
  • Contestants agree to their name and likeness appearing in the media.

2015 National Pizza-Eating Championship Registration

Registration for this contest is now closed.