WING POLE 2020 COMPETITION RULES
- Wing Pole is local amateur contest. This is a contest for local amateurs. Members or former members of any professional eating organizations are not eligible (e.g., IFOCE/MLE and AICE).
Cheerleaders and Club Risque (the “Clubs”) will each be holding a weigh-in for Final Approved Contestants on TBD date to announce (i) the names of all Final Approved Contestants that will be competing for the title of Wing Pole Champion; (ii) that prizes in the amount of $3,000 for 1st place; $750 for 2nd place and $400 for 3rd place will be awarded to the eventual winners at the contest; and (iii) to introduce the 2020 Wingettes. All Final Approved Contestants must attend these events. If a Final Approved Contestant does not attend the event they will be disqualified.
During Wing Pole, which will be held at 2300 Arena, 2300 S. Swanson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148, on January 31, 2020 starting at 7:00 AM, all contestants must arrive with entourage at TBD time for check-in. The contest will consist of one (1) ten (10) minute period, with a short break after the round, followed by a final five (5) minute period and tie-breaking rounds, as necessary, during which Contestants will compete to eat as many chicken wings as possible.
Contestants will be assigned one (1) or more Wingettes who will be responsible for bringing the wings to each Contestant. The Clubs are not responsible for miscalculations or inaccurate counts of wings provided.
Prior to the start of the Wing Pole competition, Contestants will witness a demonstration of the minimum amount of meat that must be eaten on a wing in order for it to be counted in the final tally. Contestants who do not meet the minimum requirement will be given one warning, after which they will be penalized one (1) penalty point for each wing that is not properly and fully eaten. The Wing Pole Staff (judges, counters, etc.) (an individual to be named by each Club in its sole discretion) will determine in his sole discretion the number of penalty points assessed.
The Wing Pole competition will consist of (1) one (10) ten minute period, with a short break after the round, followed by round (2) two with the top (10) ten eaters for a (5) minute round. Finished off with round (3) three with the top (3) three eaters for a final (5) five minute round. In case of a tie their will be a (2) two minute tie-breaking round, as necessary. Contestants may not leave the immediate area during the break; however they may stand up, stretch, have a drink of water, and wipe their hands and faces. In the event of a tie after the final five (5) minute period, a two (2) minute eat-off period will be held between all tied Finalists. Two (2) minute eat-offs periods will continue until one (1) Contestant is declared the Wing Pole Champion.
There will be ten (10) wings on each plate. Wingettes will signal for a new plate when there are five (5) wings left on a Contestant's plate and a new plate of wings will be brought immediately.
Upon completion of the first ten (10) minute period, the ten (10) Contestants who ate the most wings during the first ten (10) minute period will qualify for the second round consisting of a (5) minute period. The (3) three Contestants who ate the most wings during the second round will qualify for the final round consisting of a (5) minute period. All Contestants other than Finalists will be asked to leave the Wing Pole competition area and report to the “floor” area in front of the stage. If there is a tie in the ten (10) minute period, then all of the tied Contestants will qualify for the second round. If there is a tie in second round then all of the tied Contestants will qualify for the final round. The amount of wings eaten during the FULL contest will count towards the final total of wings eaten.
Chicken meat must be eaten directly from the bones. Stripping the bones of meat first and eating the meat at one time will not be allowed.
Napkins in any form are not allowed during the competition.
If a Contestant leaves the wing-eating area for any reason during the Wing Pole competition, or eats any wings between periods, he or she will be disqualified from further competition.
Contestants may not make physical contact with other Contestants at any time; any Contestant who deliberately makes contact with another Contestant will be disqualified at the sole discretion of the Club.
If a Contestant purges or vomits at any point during the competition, he will immediately be disqualified.
Each contestant will receive a $150 for participating and following all rules and guidelines. Including but not limited to; (i) Attend Pre-Wing Pole events such as weigh-in Dates & Locations TBD (ii) promote their participation as a Wing Pole Contestant via social media with provided artwork from Wing Pole 2020 staff tagging all venues to grow ticket sales (iii) permission to be promoted by all venues (iv) Attend Wing Pole 2020 as an Eating Contestant, Fri Jan 31 2020 (v) Create and invite an entourage to Wing Pole 2020, Max 5 people (vi) Make an appearance at the after party.
Three (3) Prizes will be awarded as follows: First Place: $3,000; Second Place: $750; and Third Place: $400.
All decisions and disputes will be decided by the Wing Pole Staff (judges, counters, etc.) (an individual to be named by each Club in its sole discretion). All decisions made by the Wing Pole Staff is final.