New Zealand RPS Championships

NZ 07The 2nd Annual 2007 ‘New Zealand Rock Paper Scissors Championships’ (NZRPSC) will be staged across the Nation with Regional Qualifying Rounds scheduled for May & the National Qualifying Round & Final 22nd of July.  

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The ‘NZRPSC’ National Champion will go onto to compete in the 6th annual 2007 World RPS Championships (WRPSC) in Toronto, Canada, October 13.

Along with a wealth of fame and admiration from RPS peers, some great prizes are up for grabs including trips to the National Final for Regional Champs, &, the major prize of an overseas Trip for one to Toronto, Canada for the NZ Champion to attend and compete, with an advanced standing, in the 2007 World RPS Championships, includes return airfares & accommodation.

Competition Entry is free, unless charity fundraiser and registration will be accepted on the day/night of competition.  Players are encouraged to enter a team, themed if desired, or just fly solo.  

For full 2007 NZRPSC details & other essential RPS info, please visit:
www.rpsnewzealand.com

2006 Tauranga & NZ National Champ ‘Matthew Martin’ aka ‘Fist of Steel’, a 30 year old right hander who described his style as natural, put his best hand forward at the 2006 World Champs where he placed in the top eight.

Bob Cooper, a 28-year old sales manager from London, UK, won the 2006 World Rock Paper Championship.  Cooper beat approximately 500 competitors to take the World Champion title, $7,000 CDN and the gold medal.

"I went through extensive training, read 'The Official Rock Paper Scissors Strategy Guide', and studied the 27 possible RPS gambits before competing," said Cooper.  "I prefer not to discuss my strategy because I plan to defend my title at next year's World Championships."

An internationally renowned sport, the history of Rock Paper Scissors (RPS) is extremely rich.  RPS is also know as; Jenken or Jan Ken Pon (Japan), Roshambo (Southwestern U.S.), Shnik Shnak Shnuk (Germany), Ching Chong Chow (South Africa), Farggling (U.S.) & Scissors Paper Stone (United Kingdom).

RPS is a decision making game of wits, speed, dexterity and strategy between players who are unable to reach a decision using other means. The result of a match is considered a binding agreement between the players. In the case of professional or tournament play the decision is replaced by honour points toward a championship title.

NZRPSC competition rules are governed, maintained and approved by the World RPS Society (WRPSS) under the guidance and authority of the World RPS Steering Committee. 
2007 NZ RPS Champs venue & competition details:

*Auckland North.  ‘Pats Garage’.  PH: 09 480 2727.
H1: Thur 03/5/07.  H2: Thur 10/5/07.  H3 & Final: Thur 17/5/07

*Auckland South. ‘The Bog Irish Bar’ Manukau.  PH: 09 9843264.
H1: Thur 03/5/07.  H2: Thur 10/5/07.  H3 & Final: Thur 17/5/07

*Hamilton.  ‘Axces Bar’.  PH: 07 839 3027
H1: Thur 03/5/07.  H2: Thur 10/5/07.  H3 & Final: Thur 17/5/07

*Tauranga.  ‘Worlds End Sports Café’.  PH: 07 579 4185.
 H1: Fri 04/5/07.  H2: Fri 11/5/07.  H3 & Final: Fri 18/5/07

*‘Gisborne’.  ‘Scottys Bar & Café’.  PH: 06 867 8173.  
H1: Wed 02/5/07.  H2: Wed 09/5/07.  H3 & Final: Wed 16/5/07

*Wellington.  ‘The Big Kumara’.  PH: 04 803 3380.
H1: Fri 04/5/07.  H2: Fri 11/5/07.  H3 & Final: Fri 18/5/07

*Dunedin.  ‘The Outback Inn’.  PH: 03 477 4414.  
H1: Thur 03/5/07.  H2: Thur 10/5/07.  H3 & Final: Thur 17/5/07

*Christchurch.  ‘Coyotes’.  PH: 03 366 6055
H1: Thur 03/5/07.  H2: Thur 10/5/07.  H3 & Final: Thur 17/5/07

*National Qualifying Round & National FINAL.  ‘The Bog Irish Bar’ Manukau.
PH: 09 9843264.  Sunday 22/7/07

**National Qualifying Round: Player registration onsite at venue from
2.00pm. Competition and venue entry is free.  Limited entries available.
First in best dressed.  Play begins at 3.00pm.  Top 6 placegetters from
qualifying round join regional champions in the Main Event/National Final
(6.00pm approx) to decide the overall champion.