Events | Maovember gets a slice of the action at Pizza Cup


The Beijinger held its annual Pizza Cup over the weekend and gave Maovember a booth so the pie guzzling, craft beer gulping, music listening masses could learn a bit more about this year’s mission to help Good Works and Library Project.

Things went up a few notches yesterday with some fierce corn toss action. Contestants got four shots for rmb20 and won prizes donated by neighboring booth CHEERS, including key rings, bottle openers and bottles of wine, as well as picnic blankets from The Beijinger.

The team at Kentucky Ale carried over a cooler of IPA, and later some pumpkin ale, for Maovember to sell. The corn toss and beer raised rmb680 and rmb860 respectively.

Here are a few photos from the event:


The look of fierce determination on this competitor’s face says it all. It’s rmb20 for four shots and every one of them is crucial.


Patrick Lin of Kentucky Ale donates a cooler of beer for Maovember to sell. Alex Jennings looks pretty happy about it.


It’s one point for landing on the board, two points for being partially over the hole and three points for going all the way in. It took seven points from four shots to earn a bottle of wine and a surprising number of first-timers did it.


The Maovember booth also sold pins. Here are two buyers, Oliver Davies and Terry Crossman, striking poses in front of the striking Wangjing SOHO.


The corn toss attracted plenty of observers. The board came courtesy of Irish Volunteer / Hockey Bar.

Thanks to The Beijinger for the booth, to CHEERS for the prizes (and the funky music by Owen Daniel) and to Kentucky Ale for the beer. Maovember’s Zach Lewison, Edouard Simon, Alex Jennings and Jim Boyce all pulled shifts during the two-day event. See more about Maovember’s upcoming events here.

Maovember focuses on quirky events for good causes. Our 2022 partner is Library Project, which has furnished thousands of reading rooms in rural schools. Learn more about Maovember here. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.