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World Rock, Paper, Scissors Championships

By - Richard - 28th October 2005

Toronto, Canada is home to the World Rock Paper Scissors (RPS) Headquarters and venue to the World’s annual RPS competition. The event, which attracts players from around the globe, celebrates the oldest, most culturally diverse and practiced method of solving conflict.

Rock Paper Scissors is gaming at its most basic, its most fundamental. Two opponents face each other and simultaneously throw hand gestures in the shape of scissors, paper or stone. Like chess or fencing, the rules are simple (scissors win over paper but lose to rock, whilst paper wins over stone), but with 27 possible gambits and many different strategies, the game itself is as complex as the mind of the opponent.

Swift Films flew out to meet the organisers of the event and to do some preliminary research and filming for a new series. The characters are every bit as eccentric as you might expect. Come back soon for all the latest news on the series.

About the Author

Richard Nicholls - Managing Director

Before launching Swift Films, Richard worked as a broadcast TV director and editor, working on programmes for the BBC, ITV and Sky.

A multi-skilled and technically-minded filmmaker, Richard is equally at home coming up with creative concepts as he is on location filming or pulling footage together in the edit suite.

Richard is a member of Independent Producers Scotland and has a love of cats, football, chocolate and Film Noir (in that order).