Bubble Gum Bubble Blowing World Championship Declared a Tie

Mack DreyfussContributor IApril 27, 2009

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: Pitcher Kirk Saarloos #31 of the Oakland Athletics blows a bubble against the Baltimore Orioles at McAfee Coliseum on September 2, 2006 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

In the strange world of professional bubblegum bubble blowers, a tie has been declared for competitors in the first quarter of the 2009 World Championship of Bubblegum Bubble Blowers. A competitor dubbed “Stunis” of London, England, has tied with “BG” from New York, New York.

This contest was created by The BOMB Squad, that is “Blowers Of Mega Bubbles.” The commissioner of the organization is Bobby “Boom Boom” Bickerson.

The BOMB Squad consists of some of the most famous bubblegum bubble blowers on the planet: Susan “Chewsy Suzy” Montgomery, Joyce “The Bubblegum Blowing Granny” Samuels, Dr. Enaught “Co-Creator of the Blowing Unbelievable Bubbles League” Wiseham, and Earl “The Gum Bubble Coach” Hartwell.

Creators of this contest emphatically state that the contest is a “GUM-petition.” Citing prior bubble blowing contests were tainted by bubblegum companies who limited the bubble-blowers to their particular brand of gum, The BOMB Squad has opened their contest to bubble blowers of any brand.

According to the press release: “Big bubbles are the only things that count!”

The contest is also worldwide thanks to the internet. All you need to be able to do is upload a photo of your bubble, and you're in the running. Because the contest is quarterly, you only have to wait a few months to see how you fared.

The creation of the BOMB Squad was highly heralded in the world bubblegum community. The following statement was released at the inception of their group:

“Therefore, for the fun, excitement, action and good of millions of both children and adults worldwide who have ever loved, who now love, or who will ever love bubblegum and it's bubble blowing capabilities, these four bubblegum heroes (Mongomery, Samuels, Wiseham, and Hartwell), the greatest bubblegum blowers of all time, hereby announce they are coming together into one new group to form the Blowers of Mega Bubbles, which will be better known as The BOMB Squad.”

To give credibility to these claims: Chewsy Suzy holds the Guinness World Record for blowing the largest bubblegum bubble from the mouth, The Bubble Gum Blowin' Granny holds the Guinness World Record for blowing the largest bubblegum bubble from the nose. Hartwell is known to be Canada's “greatest bubble gum blower.”

Sadly, this bubble gum legend named Chewsy Suzy passed away October First 2008. If you would like to learn more about her life, visit http://www.myspace.com/chewsysuzy.

If you want a shot at the title, make sure you get a photo of your best bubble, then head to http://www.chewsysuzy.com/bubblegum/home1.html and follow the directions on how to post it on the information highway.