New Yorkers rejoice!  Forum user Copperchef informed us that Americurry's fave Go Go Curry is holding the first annual Curry Rice Eating Championship in America!

Oh, I know what you're thinking, "I get to eat massive amounts of the most delicious Japanese Curry Rice in America? How hard could that be?"

Well, hard.

Thanks to Nathan's famed Hot Dog Eating Contest and its spawns of championship eaters like Sonya Thomas and Takeru Kobayashi, New York City has become the arena and the training ground for this serious sport.  That said, I expect no less from Go Go Curry, and from the looks of it, the rules seem pretty hardcore.  One in particular caught me eye:

• If water is put into your plate, you will be disqualified.

I am thoroughly impressed that Go Go Curry actually thought of this.  Before I even read the rules, I came up with the strategy of mixing curry rice with water and chugging the whole darn thing (similar to dunking hot dog buns into water to eliminate chewing time.)  Well, there goes my idea.  I'm excited to see what kind of eating tactics people will come up with.

For those who are thinking of participating, Go Go Curry is holding the preliminaries on certain dates between 4/15 and 5/20.  Registration fee is $20.  Very detailed registration details and contest rules are on their website.

For those of you who want to witness the potential awesomeness/horror of this momentous event, email ggc@notionsunited.com or call Go Go Curry (212) 730-5555 to reserve your audience seats for the Finals.