After months of gruelling, mind numbing, war of nerves competition the cream of Australia's RPS players imploded at the 4th annual 2008 'Australian Rock Paper Scissors Championships' (ARPSC) National Final, Saturday 9th of August at' Fisherman's Wharf Tavern', Gold Coast, QLD.
The final 16 players in the main event were made up of Eight StateTerritory/NZ finalists who qualified via respective qualifying rounds and eight wild cards that progressed via the Australian Qualifying round held earlier on in the day.
Only one player would concur this war of attrition and inturn claim the prestigious title & take home the major prize of a trip to Canada to attend & compete in 7th annual 2008 World RPS Championships (WRPSC) in Toronto, 25th October.
This player was none other then 2008 Victorian state champ, 'Lisa Rose' who played a game of courage and skill from start to finish
as she battled his way to Australian RPS glory and folk law. When it came time for the final, 'Rosey' appeared surprisingly calm as she
entered the arena to face off against her challenger, 23 year old wildcard Emily 'Tags' Keating from the Gold Coast. The tension in the main arena the pair battled for the title was extremely intense for the very vocal & appreciative crowd.
Preparation is already underway for the 2009 'ARPSC' . Players, coaches and trainers are now encouraged to hone their skills in the off season in order to put their best hand forward for the 2009 series.