Media Advisory/Photo Opp - New 2009 Yahoo! Rock Paper Scissors World Champion
to be Crowned in Toronto on November 14

    Reigning World Champ Monica Martinez returns to defend her title in a
    one-of-a-kind bout of hand-to-hand combat

TORONTO, Nov. 5 /CNW/ - Next Saturday, contestants from around the world will come together for one night only to prove they are worthy of champion status in the ultimate duel - the Yahoo! Rock Paper Scissors World Championships.

With global bragging rights and $10,000 in cash prizing on the line, the World Rock Paper Scissors Society ( and Yahoo! Canada ( are pleased to announce that this year's flock of Rock Paper Scissors (RPS) players will compete head-to-head at the 2009 Yahoo! Rock Paper Scissors World Championships on Saturday, November 14 in Toronto, Canada.

Event organizers welcome back current World Champion, Monica Martinez of Toronto, Ontario to defend her crown and to battle with seasoned RPS players and newcomers spanning all parts of North America, and from far-reaching destinations like Australia, New Zealand and Norway.

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

             Seasoned RPS competitors from around the globe

             Last year's World Champion, Monica Martinez

             Spectators and fans who just want to be near the RPS action

    What:    Plenty of photo and interview opps with competitors from around
             the world, as well as last year's champ

             Photo and interview opp with this year's new champ once they
             have been crowned

             The chance to experience or witness what it's like to become a
             world renowned professional athlete for one night

             First, second, and third place prizes of $7,000, $1,500, and
             $500. Plus, a $1,000 prize for the winner of the Street RPS

    Where:   Steam Whistle Brewery, The Roundhouse
             255 Bremner Blvd., Toronto, Ontario

    When:    Saturday, November 14, 2009
             7 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Registration
             8 p.m. to midnight: Qualifying rounds until the Champ is crowned
             For more information and to buy tickets:

    Media:   Please RSVP to: Jessica Davidson, Environics Communications

SOURCE Yahoo Canada

For further information: For further information: Media: Please RSVP to: Jessica Davidson, Environics Communications, (416) 969-2735,

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