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Each September in the Capital Region we mark the return of the crisp autumn air, the warm sun shining upon us from brilliantly blue skies, and a tradition most august: The Tournament of Pizza. Many years we have celebrated this tradition -- multiple champions have been crowned and (so) much pizza has been eaten.
So it is with great excitement that we now announce the Tournament of Pizza to end all Tournaments of Pizza -- TOP2014: Clash of Champions, sponsored by Keeler Mini.
For the first time ever the Tournament of Pizza will pit only returning winners against other in a new format that will challenge the shops on both quality and consistency. The winner will stand as the victor of the last-ever Tournament of Pizza.
But, wait, there's more: Also for the first time, you -- yes, you -- will have the chance to attend the TOP Final and your votes will help decide who wins a new trophy. On October 11 there will be a public event at Shmaltz Brewing in Clifton Park. Attendees will get to taste the final four pizzas and vote for the People's Choice Plate.
AND IT'S FREE. But you need a ticket -- and there is a limited number. So claim your tickets now.
This event is free thanks to realtors Brian Brosen and Reggie Monroe of The Capital Team at Realty USA, who purchased all the tickets so they could share their love of pizza and beer with AOA readers.
The free ticket includes four slices of pizza (one from each pizza entered in the final), two 5-ounce samples of Shmaltz beer, a ballot for the People's Choice Plate (a competition to see which pizza shop created the crowd's favorite pizza of the four final pizzas), brewery tours, and other surprises.
Of course, there will be additional beer on tap for sale.