If there’s one thing in life you can’t argue, it’s this: Uno is fun no matter how old you are!
It’s that spirit (plus many, many intense Uno matches with my 7-year old daughter who I would confidently enter in this tournament if she met the age requirement) that inspired the idea to host an epic Uno Tournament to test the skills of Pittsburghers all across the city.
But…who wants to compete for Uno glory without a beverage in hand? It’s in that spirit that we teamed up with our friends at Wigle Whiskey to host this one-of-a-kind event at the Wigle Barrelhouse on Spring Garden Avenue on Sunday, October 29th at 2:00pm. The Barrelhouse will be open for regular hours as well, so feel free to come by and check out the festivities…even if you’re not participating.
For the event, Wigle will be creating three Uno-themed beer cocktails that you can enjoy throughout the day. These adult beverages will be created utilizing Wigle’s product line and local craft beers.
Not into beer cocktails? No problem. Your $25 entry fee gets you entered into the tournament PLUS gives you the choice between two beer cocktails, two craft beer drafts, or two Wigle cocktails. Or, mix and match!
We are looking to go all-out for the tournament and get 64 players. Each matchup will be best three-out-of-five with the winner moving on to the next round. The two semifinal matchups and the championship match will be best four-out-of-seven. Standard Uno rules will be utilized and will be covered before the event begins.
The fine folks at Wigle haven’t revealed it to me yet, but the rumor is the prize for the Uno Tournament champion is pretty friggin’ sweet! Stay tuned for more info about that…
Tickets will go on sale for the Uno Tournament on Monday, September 25th at 12:00pm. The first 64 people to jump on their spot are in, so don’t delay. You must be 21 to participate.
And, in case you were wondering: The Steelers don’t play til Sunday Night…meaning there’s time for you to enjoy a tasty beverage or two, stake your claim to the Uno crown, and still be home before kickoff!
Proceeds from the Uno Tournament + Beer Cocktail event will be put towards the growth and development of Pittsburgh Libations Week