Local Cat Wins 53rd Annual Pinata Tournament
Held every year in Guadalajara, Mexico, the World Pinata Championship brings seasoned stuffers and whackers from all over the globe. The tournament pits 50 brackets of competitors in one-on-one duels, whittling away the competition until a final match determines the ultimate victor.
“This year, it was a cat from Boston,” says Esteban Gutierrez, a referee who has officiated the tournament for 11 years. “His name is Benny, and he’s the 53rd champion. It was a great show.”
It was a hard-fought victory – Benny bested a number of previous champions to attain the title.
“As soon as he won the final round, he dove right in for the candy,” says Gutierrez. “It was … well, let’s just say it was an interesting photo op.”