Philly League Season Begins

Philly League4th Annual Pabst Blue Ribbon Philadelphia Rock Paper Scissors City League Championship Series Season to Kick Off April 20th

The Pabst Blue Ribbon Philadelphia Rock Paper Scissors Championship Series (PBRPRPSCLCS) Planning Committee is pleased to announce that the 4th annual PBRPRPSCLCS will begin play on April 20th, 2009.  The PBRPRPSCLCS is looking to build upon the success of its' first three seasons, in which over 1800 competitors have attended nightly events in the hope of become the City League Champion, a title ultimately claimed in 2008 by player (and first female champ in league history) Mr. Is of team David Bowie's Package.

This series of events is fully endorsed by the World Rock Paper Scissors Society , recognized as the governing body of the sport throughout the world.  The PBRPRPSCLCS is pleased to welcome back Pabst Blue Ribbon, who will be returning as the Title Sponsor for the 4th consecutive season.  The PBRPRPSCLCS is also pleased to announce the return of Jim Beam as an Official Sponsor as well as welcome its' newest Official Sponsor, Whole Foods Market.

The PBRPRSCLCS will take place at a variety of venues throughout the city every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and the 2009 season will culminate with the City League Championship Invitational on June 13th at Connie's Ric Rac.  The Champion will take home the prestigious title, trophy and $1,000 prize.  In addition, over $500 worth of prizes will be awarded to the champions of nightly events as
well as over $500 in end-of-season prizes to reward the strongest players in a variety of categories throughout the regular season.  There is a registration fee of $1 per competitor at each event.

Player points for the league will be awarded depending upon how each competitor fares in nightly competitions.  Players are awarded 1 point simply for participation, with points increasing for each victory on the night.  The top 64 players in terms of points scored at the end of the season will be invited to compete for the PBRPRPSCLCS Championship title.  

For more information regarding the 2009 PBRPRPSCLCS please visit , where you will find a full tournament schedule, scoring procedures, and rules of the sport.  There is also information regarding the "street RPS" tournaments that will be occurring simultaneously at each event, providing even more chances to win points and prizes.

PBRPRPSCLCS Executive Director Shawn Ring is available by e-mail at or by phone at (732) 266-7546.

Full Schedule:

Every Monday from April 20 – June 8 (excluding Memorial Day)
The Raven Lounge
1718 Sansom Street
Registration begins at 7 PM
Competition begins at 7:30 PM

Every Tuesday from April 21 – June 9
Dirty Franks
347 S. 13th Street (corner of 13th & Pine)
Registration begins at 9 PM
Competition beins at 9:30 PM

Every Thursday from April 23 – June 11
The Dive
947 E. Passyunk
Registration begins at 9 PM
Competition begins at 9:30 PM