Reminder: Media Advisory/Photo Opp - New 2008 Yahoo! Rock Paper Scissors World Champion to be Crowned in Toronto Tonight



    
    International bragging rights, celebrity prestige, and $13,000 in cash
    prizing on the line at premier RPS event
    

    TORONTO, Oct. 25 /CNW/ - Forget Caesars Palace boxing - Tonight'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
heavyweight.
    The ultimate fringe sport takes centre stage at <a href="http://rps.yahoo.ca/">The 2008 Yahoo! Rock</a> 
<a href="http://rps.yahoo.ca/">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.





For further information:

For further information: Media: Please RSVP to: Laura Butcher,
Environics Communications, (416) 969-2766, lbutcher@environicspr.com

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