Virginia Beach, VA — September 17, 2012. Although not officially adjudicated, the Guinness World Record for the highest pizza toss was broken at Ynot Pizza and Italian Cuisine’s 3rd Annual “YNOT PIZZA GAMES” held September 15, 2012 on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.
The old record was set by Joe Carlucci on April 20th, 2006 at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Carlucci tossed 20 ounces of flattened pizza dough a height of 21 feet 5 inches. The new record, albeit unofficial, was set by Mark Patton of Virginia Beach who tossed the dough 27 feet!
Other categories in the competition included the Largest Pizza, the Partner Pizza Toss and the Pizza Box Team Challenge. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals were awarded in each of the three age divisions in each category: under 10 years, 11-14 years and 15+ years.
“It wasn’t about winning or losing; it was about enjoying the games . . . and the pizza”, says Tony DiSilvestro, Ynot Pizza owner.
About YNot Pizza and Italian Cuisine: Tony and Cyndi DiSilvestro opened YNot Pizza in 1993 and, with co-owner, Harry DiSilvestro, opened a 5th YNot restaurant in August on the campus of Old Dominion University in Norfolk. YNot first opened its doors in 1993 in the Great Neck Square Shopping Center in Virginia Beach. YNot also has locations on: Providence Road in Virginia Beach, Colley Avenue in the Ghent section of Norfolk and Volvo Parkway in the Greenbrier section of Chesapeake.
The DiSilvestros are committed as a family to bringing the restaurants patrons the finest in family atmosphere, authentic Italian cuisine, traditional Italian hospitality and, above all, the highest quality food and service possible. Visit our site at www.ynotpizza.com.