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Paper Scissors Rock Tournament!


Sat 8 Dec 2012, 8:30pm

Where: Pallet Pavilion, Corner Durham Streets and Kilmore Streets, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Gold coin donation: $2.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: Pallet-Pavilion

The first event held within our illustrious walls and we will Crowne a champion! (The Pavilion is on the old Crowne Plaza site - little bit of word play to get things started, eh?)

Paper Scissors Rock has already made men, broken boys and expanded egos past recognition. It is time for Christchurch to claim it’s own PSR heroes.

The tournament will start at 8:30pm sharp. It is highly recommended that you arrive with some time to spare. Stress isn’t good for tactical thinking, doncha know.

Due to the capacity of the Pavilion, we are limited to 100 competitors.

How it will go down:
- Knock out rounds;
- Quarter finals: 8 contestants;
- Semi finals: 4 contestants;
- Finals: yup, you guessed it, last two standing;
- A secondary, guerrilla competition will run for those knocked out of the tournament.

Contestants are asked for a gold coin donation for entry fee. This will go towards the price of the truly heirloom-worthy trophies you will be battling and dressing for. That’s right, we are expecting you to dress for the occasion. You don’t expect to go to battle in your civvies, do you?

Rules of engagement:

Main competition:
- Each contestant will be given a number. They must keep this on them for the duration of the tournament. Contestants will be required to hold their number up at the beginning of each bout.
- Bouts will played through a process of three downward movements of the contestant’s forearem. Upon the third downward movement the contestant must signify rock, paper or scissors.
- The knock out rounds will be decided by best of 3. Two numbers will be drawn at random to face each other. The winning hand will progress to the next round.
- The quarter final will be decided by best of 5. Two numbers will be drawn at random to face each other. The winning hand will progress to the next round.
- The semi final will be decided by best of 5. The winning hand will progress to the next round.
- The final will be decided by the first to 5.

At all times the referee’s decision is final.

Guerrilla games (those knocked out of the main competition have the chance to redeem themselves):
- Once knocked out, a competitor will receive 10 tokens.
- They may then approach other knocked out competitors and challenge them in a PSR bout - best of 3.
- How many tokens the winner gets is up to the two competitors in the bout - you will have to bet on your skills - these bouts will not be refereed.
- The winner is the competitor with the most tokens at the end of the Main Games’ Semi Final. Tokens must be handed to the referees before the commencement of the Main Games’ Final to be considered.
- The winner will be announced after the Main Games’ award ceremony.

- Gap Filler PSR Champion Trophy;
- Guerrilla Games Trophy;
- Best Dressed On The Day.

For those of you new to PSR, here's the deal:
* Paper, represented by an open hand, with the fingers extended and touching, in order to represent a sheet of paper (thumb facing the sky).
* Rock, represented by a clenched fist.
* Scissors, represented by two fingers extended and separated, sometimes coming together

The objective is to select a gesture which defeats that of the opponent.

Gestures are resolved as follows:
* Rock blunts or breaks scissors: rock defeats scissors.
* Scissors cut paper: scissors defeats paper.
* Paper covers rock: paper defeats rock.

If both players choose the same gesture, the game is tied and the players throw again - ties are not counted as a throw and will not effect the “best of/to” scores.

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