World Pizza Games®

A 5-Event Test of Skills For the World’s Pizza Makers

Beginning with the Individual Event Trials on Tuesday and ending with the Finals on Wednesday evening at the Block Party, the World Pizza Games competition brings energy and excitement to the Pizza Expo show floor. The best pizzaiaolo is crowned in each division of the five divisions – Freestyle Acrobatic Dough Tossing, Fastest Dough, Largest Dough Stretch, Fastest Pizza Box Folding & the Pizza Triathlon.

Attendees at the show are eligible to participate in five competitive events.

  • Freestyle Acrobatic Dough Tossing
  • Fastest Dough
  • Largest Dough Stretch
  • Fastest Pizza Box Folding
  • Pizza Triathlon

The Freestyle Acrobatic Dough Tossing preliminaries take place on Tuesday, with the highly anticipated finals moving to center stage at the Pizza Expo Block Party on Wednesday evening. The finals draw a large crowd at the party, with attendees cheering for their favorites and eagerly anticipating whose routine will be preferred by the judges.

Each pizzaiolo who finishes high in this and other World Pizza Games events can create a marketing buzz for his or her pizzeria. First-place winners receive $1,000 cash prizes, with medals going to the three top finishers.

NOTE: You must register as an attendee before you can enter the Pizza Games competition. Registration for Games events may be completed online while you register.

View the 2020 WPG Rules.

2020 Schedule

Tuesday, March 31 (Exhibit Hall)
10:45 am — Fastest Dough Stretch Trials
11:45 am — Fastest Dough Finals
12:00 pm — Fastest Box Folding Trials and Finals
1:00 pm — First Division Individual Acrobatic Trials
3:00 pm — First Division Acrobatic Finalists Announced

Wednesday, April 1 (Exhibit Hall)
10:30 am — Pizza Triathlon Trials
11:15 am — Pizza Triathlon Finals
11:30 am — Largest Dough Stretch Trials and Finals

Wednesday, April 1 (Block Party, Room S222)
6:00 pm — Individual Acrobatic Dough-Tossing Finals
7:00 pm — Masters Division Dough-Tossing Acrobatics

Our 2019 Winners

Freestyle Acrobatic Dough Tossing (Masters) — Moon Ky Lee – Mr. Pizza, Korea
Freestyle Acrobatics Dough Tossing (1st Division) — Juntae Jin – Mr. Pizza, Korea
Fastest Dough Stretch — Mitchell Rotolo, Rotolo’s Craft & Crust, Baton Rouge, LA 
Largest Dough Stretch — Nathan Wilson – Six Hundred Downtown, Bellefontaine, OH
Fastest Box Folding — James Riley – Sexy Pizza, Denver, CO
Pizza Triathlon — Mitchell Rotolo, Jr. – Rotolo’s Craft & Crust, Baton Rouge, LA