International bragging rights, celebrity prestige, and $13,000 in
cash prizing on the line at premier RPS event
TORONTO, Oct. 24 /CNW/ - Forget Caesars Palace boxing - Tomorrow night's
title fight is in Toronto as more than 450 competitors from across the country
and around the world battle it out to see who will become the new RPS world
The ultimate fringe sport takes centre stage at <a href="http://rps.yahoo.ca/">The 2008 Yahoo! Rock
Paper Scissors World Championships</a> and will feature a new crop of RPS
enthusiasts, 'walk-ons,' and international country champions and competitors
from as far away as Australia, New Zealand, Norway, and Argentina.
Last year's champion - Andrea Farina of Syracuse, New York - returns to
defend her title in a spirited night of sporting subculture competition
featuring outrageous costumes, team jerseys, face paint, and a Street RPS
competition (separate from the sanctioned main event) that includes serious
trash talking and fierce side betting with RPS dollars.
There will be great photo opportunities at this lively event! B-roll will
also be available after the event.
Who: Anyone over the age of 19 who thinks they have what it takes to
compete at the World-class level
Spectators and fans who just want to be near the RPS action
Seasoned RPS competitors
What: Fame: The chance to experience what it's like to become a
professional athlete for one night
Fun: Check out this video to get a sense of what to expect on
championship night: <a href="http://ca.video.yahoo.com/watch/1185303/4223046">RPS - A Documentary</a>
Funds: First, second, and third place prizes of $10,000, $1,500,
and $500. Plus, a $1,000 prize for the winner of the
Street RPS competition
Where: Steam Whistle Brewery, The Roundhouse
255 Bremner Blvd., Toronto, Ontario
When: Saturday, October 25, 2008
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Registration
8:00 pm to 12:00 am: Qualifying rounds until the Champ is crowned
For more information and to buy tickets: www.worldrps.com
Note: As part of the Championship weekend, a special screening of Mike
McKeown's award-winning documentary: 'Rock Paper Scissors: A Geek Tragedy'
will take place at the Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West at 9:30 p.m. on
Friday, October 24, 2008.
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For further information: Media: Please RSVP to: Laura Butcher,
Environics Communications, (416) 969-2766, firstname.lastname@example.org