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

    Toronto, Canada (ots/PRNewswire) -

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

    With Photo

    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.

    About The World RPS Society

    The World RPS Society http://www.worldrps.com is dedicated to the promotion of Rock Paper Scissors as a fun and safe way to resolve disputes.  We feel that conserving the roots of RPS is essential for the growth and  development of the game and the players. The World RPS Society is involved  in many areas of the sport, such as: research studies, workshops,  tournaments at both local and international levels, book publishing, and  much more.

    About Yahoo! Canada

    Yahoo! Canada Co. is a leading Internet destination that provides online  products and services to meet the needs of Canadians and offers a range of  tools and marketing solutions for businesses to connect with Internet users.  Yahoo! Canada services Canadians in both English and in French through its  sites, http://www.yahoo.ca and http://qc.yahoo.ca. In Canada, Yahoo! sites  were visited by more than 16 million Canadians in September 2008 (comScore  Media Metrix, September, 2008). Yahoo! Canada is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario.

    Note to Editors:

    A picture accompanying this release is available from the European Pressphoto Agency (EPA) at http://www.epa-photos.com

    For Interviews and More Information: Laura Butcher, Jessica Davidson,  Environics Communications, Inc., +1-416-969-2766, +1-416-969-2735,  lbutcher@environicspr.com, jdavidson@environicspr.com

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For Interviews and More Information: Laura Butcher, Jessica Davidson,
Environics Communications, Inc., +1-416-969-2766, +1-416-969-2735,
lbutcher@environicspr.com, jdavidson@environicspr.com



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