World Rock Paper Scissors Championship

World Rock Paper Scissors Championship

October
Since 2002, the World Rock Paper Scissors (RPS) Society has hosted an annual championship in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to find the world's best player of the childhood game. The familiar game is usually used to settle everyday disputes between children. It involves displaying one's hand in three positions: as a "rock" (fist), "paper" (flat, palm down), or "scissors" (first two fingers). To determine the winner of each round, the rules are as follows: rock breaks scissors, scissors cut paper, and paper covers rock. The game is sometimes known as Rochambeau .
Some 500 game enthusiasts from around the world participate in the championship to win a total of $10,000 in prizes. There are no eligibility requirements to attend or play. A fee of $40 is charged. Two players go against each other with a referee standing by to determine the winner of each match. The original 500 players are whittled down to the last two players, and the outcome of their match determines the champion. The contest takes place at a Toronto bar.
Besides the prize money, champions have appeared as guests on such TV programs as "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and the "Ellen Degeneres Show." The World Rock Paper Scissors Society claims a history going back to 1842 London and boasts some 2,300 members worldwide. It also sponsors a series of RPS tournaments in other cities around the world.
CONTACTS:
World RPS Society
Trilogy Bldg.
Toronto, ON Canada
www.worldrps.com
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