Quinahan puts one over Belga

September 29, 2018
JR Quinahan and Beau Belga
The PBA “Extra Rice” tandem of JR Quinahan and Beau Belga are shown in photo with other guests during the Chooks-to-Go Chicken Challenge. Photo courtesy of Ayang Mallare

IT was.one challenge that former Extra Rice partners JR Quinahan and Beau Belga would gladly take.

The  two heavyweight players, who  once formed the vaunted Rain or Shine frontline in the PBA, figured in a unique chicken-eating contest organized by Chooks-to-Go  at  the Gold’s Gym in  Sheridan St., Mandaluyong City last Thursday.

In the end,  Quinahan easily beat  Belga.

“I’m very happy because kumain na ako tapos nakatulong pa," said Quinahan, who earned P50,000.00 for himself and his chosen  charity.

“Gutom talaga ako. Konti lang kinain kong tanghalian kasi yun nga, pinaghandaan ko talaga ito,” explained the  6-6  Quinahan, who now plays for NLEX.

Added  Quinahan: “OK itong Chooks-to-Go chicken-eating challenge. Let’s  make it a  best of three,”

Belga pocketed  25,000.

Both Quinahan and Belga said they have  not yet decided on  their chosen  charitable  institution

Based  on the  rules, the winner will  be  the first one who can finish a whole  roasted chicken with no time limit.  

Actress-singer Karylle Yuzon, three-time SEA Games triathlon gold medalist  Nikko Huelgas and slam  dunk champion David Carlos served as the judges.  and Karylle.

Justine Bacnis of  Tiebreaker Times, Christian Jacinto of Spin.ph, and Carlo Pamintuan of ESPN 5 topped  the media category.