In an unprecedented Charity Corntoss Classic deal, naming rights to one team were sold for 800 yuan. Management at SinoScuba made the last-minute offer to Kernels of Truth, the team headed by Kevin Zhang (Fubar) and Jim Boyce (Grape Wall), a mere 24 hours before this year’s tournament.
Agreement was ultimately made on The Village Grouches, a nod to the nickname of Sinoscuba head honcho Steven Schwankert. The spirited talks included consideration of monikers such as Scuba Snacks, Sharky’s Revenge, Schwanky Doodle Dandy and The A-Maize-Ing Sharks.
Despite being one of the most inexperienced pairings in the 16-team tournament, with Zhang making his corntoss debut, The Village Grouches easily won their first match before losing to a near-professional duo — seriously, these guys brought their own corntoss boards — in the second.
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