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Monica Martinez Of Toronto, Canada Crowned 2008 Yahoo! Rock Paper Scissors World Champion

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Monica Martinez Of Toronto, Canada Crowned 2008 Yahoo! Rock Paper Scissors World Champion

TORONTO, Ontarion, Oct. 26, /CNW-AsiaNet/ --

Wins First Ever All-Female Championship Final Match with a Dramatic Throw of Scissors Beating Paper to Win $10,000 Grand Prize

Local RPS talent prevailed when Monica Martinez, a jewelry store owner from Toronto who entered for fun, with no intention of winning, won match after match to eventually seize the title and the $10,000 grand prize.

On Saturday night, Monica battled for more than five hours with spirited ``walk-ons,'' seasoned RPS veterans spanning all parts of Canada and the US, and country champs and competitors from as far away as Australia, New Zealand, Norway, and Argentina.

``We are honoured to award Monica the title of 2008 Yahoo! Rock Paper Scissors World Champion,'' says Graham Walker, Events Chairman, World RPS Society. ``A determined and focused competitor, Monica showed the stamina and discipline it takes to win this title. Now she is a World Champion.''

This year, more than 700 players and spectators descended on Toronto's Steam Whistle brewery on Saturday night for the world's premier RPS event. It was 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).

``We applaud the enthusiasm and sportsmanship showed by all the competitors,'' says Dave Soyka, Marketing Manager at Yahoo! Canada. ``Now it's Monica's time to shine as the new reigning Yahoo! RPS World Champion.''

The prize for second place was $1,500, with the third prize winner going home with $500. Sarah Harris of Burlington, Ontario won the Street RPS competition and took home $1,000.

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CAPTION: New Yahoo! Rock, Paper, Scissors World Champion Monica Martinez celebrates her win in Toronto after being awarded the Championship trophy and a cheque for $10,000.

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