Krystal Wildcard Spots Down to the Wire

Competitive eating fans will be keenly watching the last three qualifiers of the 2005 Krystal Square Off World Hamburger Eating Championship to see who will secure the two wildcard spots for the World Championship, awarded to the two highest non-winning totals.

While experts concede that Joey Chestnut’s mark of 56 all but guarantees him a spot in the finals, Bubba Yarbrough’s hold on the second wildcard spot with 30 Krystals in eight minutes is considerably more tenuous. Yarbrough, a talented young eater who has drawn comparisons to the Atlanta Braves' Chipper Jones, has put together a string of impressive performances.

A number of talented gurgitators will look to better the 30 mark during the Square Off’s final three qualifiers, scheduled for Oct. 30 in Savannah, GA; Nov. 6 in Jacksonville, FL; and Nov. 13 in Knoxville, TN.

The 2005 Krystal Square Off World Hamburger Eating Championship will be held Nov. 19, 2005 at 2:30pm in Chattanooga, TN. Takeru Kobayashi will defend his title and attempt to break his 2004 record of 69 Krystals in 8 minutes.

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