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Let’s Rock

Let’s Rock


The first New Zealand finals of Rock, Paper, Scissors (RPS) are to be held this Sunday in Auckland.

The competition, which has been a world-wide phenomenon for five years, was introduced to New Zealand this year.

Nine regional competitions took place from Auckland to Dunedin during June and July. Each regional winner has already been gifted a year’s worth of free broadband by ihug.

The regional winners will compete on Sunday for the ultimate prestige of being the official New Zealand RPS champion. The winner will travel to Canada to take part in the World Championships in November.

“The finals are sure to be a classic nail biter,” says Darryl Burn, marketing manager at ihug.

“Each finalist has developed his or her own cult following and personal style.

“We’ve got Melissa from South Auckland, who describes her style as ‘fast and controlled’.

Our Christchurch champ, Matt Savidan (or ‘Fist of Surprise'), is a ‘spur-of-the-moment’ kind of player.

“Then we have our Nelson champ, Scott Trusler, who describes himself as ‘rough as guts’”, says Darryl.

If you think you’ve got what it takes, there’s one last chance to try your hand at becoming the New Zealand RPS champ. Just get yourself along to The Bog Irish Bar in Manukau this Sunday from 2pm.

Ihug are proud to sponsor the 2006 New Zealand RPS championships.


Event information:
What: Rock, Paper, Scissors National Qualifying Round and National Grand Final
Where: The Bog Irish Bar, 797 Great South Road, Manukau, South Auckland
When: Sunday, July 30, from 2pm. Finals begin at 6pm.
Cost: Free for competitors and spectators.
Web: www.ihugrps.co.nz

2006 Regional Champion Player Profile:
Auckland South Champion: Melissa Walker aka 'Melissa'. Age: 21. Right Handed. Occupation: Student.
Auckland Central Champion: Hagen Bower aka 'Bullet'. Age: 34. Right Handed. Occupation: Export Manager.
Hamilton Champion: Michael Brandso aka 'Bones'. Age: 18. Right Handed. Occupation: Student.
Tauranga Champion: Matt Martin aka 'Steele Fist'. Age: 30. Right Handed. Occupation: Insurance Assessor.
New Plymouth Champion: Ben Greaney aka 'Hell Mutt'. Age: 20. Right Handed. Occupation: MV Detailer.
Wellington Champion: Sam Nowland aka 'Boots'. Age: 19. Right Handed. Occupation: Student.
Nelson Champion: Scott Trusler aka 'SKRAT'. Age: 25. Right Handed. Occupation: Diesel Mechanic.
Christchurch Champion: Matt Savidan aka ‘Fist of Surprise' aka ‘The Wandering Hand’. Age: 26. Right Handed. Occupation: Hospitality.
Dunedin Champion:Tom Leese aka 'Greezy'. Age: 18. Right Handed. Occupation: Student.

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