Australia Day Eating Competitions 2013

Looking for an eating comp this Australia day? Here’s what we’ve been able to find:



New South Wales


Western Australia



  • Donut eating competition, St Helens Regatta and Woodchopping Carnival, St Helens




Northern Territory



January 17, 2013 / by / in , ,
Yardbird Ale House Death Sentence Wing Challenge Championship, Fortitude Valley – 8pm Saturday 8 December 2012 Results


The time had come. The finalists were ready. The crowd was large and pumped. Who would be first to be crowned, “The Lord of the Wings” and have the honour of holding aloft the prized “Golden Chicken” trophy.

The finalists were ready, they were:

  • Jared “Jihad” Martin – Winner of round 1 with a record setting 39 wings.
  • Rhys “The Squeeze” Endres – Second place in round 2 with 36 wings
  • Tristan “The Wing Wizard” Want – Third place in round 2 with 32 wings
  • Colin “The Conqueror” MacLaurin – First place in round 3 with 29 wings
  • Cameron “Latearama” Jukes – Second place in round 3 with 26 wings

A slightly different format greeted our finalists, each being presented with a silver platter of 39 wings, the current Yardbird Ale House Wing Challenge record, ready for them to be devoured by our brave wing warriors.

Once the guests were seated and the wings presented, contestants and the crowd alike were taken aback by the fumes emanating from their wing platters. The heat of this sauce was unprecedented. Even though the recipe was the same, the heat from the wings fresh from the fryer caused the sauce to steam, wafting throughout the arena and striking fear into those who were about to compete.

As always, everyone started out strong. It takes some minutes before the heat of the wings creep up on the contestants, and once it does, they all become vocal describing the pain that they’re in. Rhys began firing verbal obscenities at the judge almost immediately, at one point saying that he “hated him so much right now”. Even having his brow mopped by his beautiful female assistant wasn’t enough to quell the pain that was the Death Sentence Wing Sauce.

As time progressed, a lead started to form, with the reigning record holder pulling away from the pack quickly. Others slowed, hit hard by the heat coming from the Death Sentence sauce.

Nearing the end of the competition, Tristan “The Wing Wizard” want rose from his seat, determined to catch up to Jared in a last ditch attempt to take the title. Third place was being battled out closely between Cameron “Latearama” Jukes and Colin “The Conqueror” MacLaurin. Rhys “The Squeeze” Endres lagged behind, clearly thrown by the heat.

In the end, there could only be one winner. And that winner would be none other than the current record holder Jared “Jihad” Martin!

First Place: Jared “Jihad” Martin – 33 Wings, winning $100 bar tab, a bottle of Single Barrel Jack Daniel’s Whiskey, and being the first person to hold aloft the Golden Chicken trophy!

Second Place: Tristan “The Wing Wizard” Want – 30 Wings, winning $50 bar tab

Third Place: Colin “The Conqueror” MacLaurin and Cameron “Latearama” Jukes, tied with 27 wings each, winning $25 bar tab each.

Subscribe to our mailing list at the bottom of this page. Yardbird Ale House in association with and will be presenting the 2013 championship, so stay tuned!

This is what you’ve all been waiting for. The Yardbird Ale House Death Sentence Wing Challenge Championship. The top 3 placed eaters from the first 3 rounds of 2012 have qualified for this Grand Final event. Who will be crowned the undisputed 2012 Yardbird Ale House Death Sentence Wing Champion?

Event Details

Yardbird Ale House, in association with and are proud to present the GRAND FINAL “Yardbird Ale House Death Sentence Wing Championship”. Who will be “The Lord of the Wings”?


Yardbird Ale House
6/24 Martin Street
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Date and time:

Saturday 8 December 2012
Competition starts 8pm sharp

Qualified Entrants

  • Jared “Jihad” Martin (Round 1)
  • Adam “Middo” (Round 1)
  • Shawn “Shawneebee” Brown (Round 1)
  • Ben “Pullin” Pullen (Round 2)
  • Rhys “The Squeeze” Endres (Round 2)
  • Tristan “The Wing Wizard” Want (Round 2)
  • Colin “The Conqueror” MacLaurin (Round 3)
  • Cameron “latearama” Jukes (Round 3)
  • Anthony “Hot Sizzle” Suchich (Round 3)
  • “Slammin’” Sam Morrison (Round 3)


  1. First prize to be announced.
  2. Second prize to be announced
  3. Third Prize to be announced


  • Contestants have 12 minutes to eat as many of Yardbird Ale House’s “Death Sentence Wings” as possible.
  • Liquids can be consumed as part of the competition, and can only be supplied by the Yardbird Ale House. No dairy.
  • Contestants must not leave the table at any time during the competition. Those who do will instantly be disqualified
  • Contestants who have a “reversal” are instantly disqualified. A reversal will be determined by the head judge with no further discussion entered into. The judges decision is final.
  • “Chipmunking” is permitted. At the end of the 12 minutes, what goes in and stays in counts, so long as it’s consumed within 2 minutes after the 12 minutes has elapsed. Failure to finish will result in a 3 wing penalty.

How to enter:

Contestants who have placed in the top 3 positions in the first 3 rounds of the Death Sentence Wing Challenge have automatically qualified.

For more details, email, visit the Yardbird Ale House Facebook page at or leave a comment below this article.

December 8, 2012 / by / in ,
The World’s Hottest Burger Mega Death Challenge – Sunday 2 December 2012 Results


12 competitors battled it out for the $500 first prize, in what was to be an extremely hot day for all involved, not just from the burger but from the blistering heat of the day!

Once seated, eaters were given a brief explanation of the rules, the most notable being that the burger could not be pulled apart. You were allowed to cut the burger into halves, but no pulling apart the bun or salad. Soon afterwards, a casual “and we’re away”, and everyone commenced the competition.

A few of the contestants bowed out early, unable to cope with the unbelievable heat stored in the Megadeath burgers served up by the famous diner. The chilli infused meat, the buns smothered in Blairs Mega Death sauce, the mountains of onions. All of this added up to what would be a painful experience for all.

Daniel took the lead early, with eaters beside him realising they had no chance of winning, asking what the prize for second place would be. No doubt considering throwing in the towel!

In a record 5:45, Daniel Mercer takes out first place.

In what seemed like an eternity, second place was won by Sam in 8:33, and a closely fought 3rd place won by Skip.

Only a few mouthfuls behind, 4th place was taken by Colin “The Conqueror” MacLaurin.

In a true act of defiance, one competitor stayed behind, determined to finish the burger, and did!



“Off the Wall Diner” is holding their first “World’s Hottest Burger Mega Death Challenge” eating competition, with a $500 first prize! All profits are being donated to the Cancer Council Queensland.

Event Details:

(supplied by their Facebook Event Page,


WIN $350 + $150 vouchers = $500 TOTAL PRIZE VALUE
You must be 18years old or over.
Off the Wall Diner 07 3207 3209 to book.

$25 to Book!!! (subject to change at owners discretion)


If you cant come to our function please still support!!

More info coming soon!

December 2, 2012 / by / in ,
Piefection Chilli Pie Eating Contest, Mt Gravatt – 2pm Saturday 24 November 2012 Results

Close up!Results:

The inaugural Piefection Chilli Pie Eating Contest saw 12 contestants battle it out, eating 10 of their scorching chilli pies as fast as possible. The rules were simple. No drinks, eat 10 pies as fast as you can, winner gets the glory!

These pies were certainly spicy! Laced with birds eye chillies, the heat started slow but crept up on you. For a normal eater, you’d get about half way through these mini hot pies, and your eyes would start to water severely!

While they may have been small, the heat certainly made up for the lack of volume!

Starting strong, Daniel Mercer dashed ahead of the field, while other eaters seemed shocked at the rate the pies on his plate were disappearing. 2 pies in, certain in their defeat, Cam and Alex reach for their glasses of milk, a sign of surrender and instant disqualification.

Dillon put up a brave fight, eating a considerable number in the short time, but in 3:22, Daniel had already taken first place, and the others put down their spicy little pies, almost all reaching soon after for creamy relief.

November 24, 2012 / by / in ,
Taco Bill’s “Big Willi” Grand Fork Off, Melbourne – Sunday 30 October 2012 Results

Taco Bill’s,  well known Victorian taco chain recently held their “Big Willi” Grand Fork Off, where competitors raced against each other to devour a 2.5kg Burrito to raise money for the Hungry Haydo prostate cancer charity.

54 people over 6 weeks attempted to qualify, the requirement being they needed to finish the mammoth taco in less than 35 minutes. Only 4 completed the feat under the 35 minute mark, with 1 competitor having to return to the UK before the Grand Final.

Money raised from entry fees, challenger’s guests and also from within the Taco Bill Group (restaurants and their suppliers) raised $4000.

Hungry Haydo won the competition by devouring the 2.5kg “Big Willi” burrito in 8 minutes 54 seconds, winning a $500 first prize.

Coming in second was Colin MacLaurin, and third was Issac Martin.

Check out the pics from the qualifying rounds, as well as the pic with Colin, Haydo and Issac at the final!

November 9, 2012 / 1 Comment / by / in ,