Sunday, November 14, 2010

UK Rock Paper Scissors Championships 2010 - Report, Photos and Videos from the Event!

On Saturday 13th November 2010 The Durell Arms Pub in Fulham, London played host to the 4th UK Rock Paper Scissors Championships, organised by the team from Wacky Nation.

It was a fantastic event with over 80 players battling it out for the title of UK RPS Champion!

Emily was drawn to play in Group B, while I was in Group C. The format of the event saw players face-off in best-of-three Rock Paper Scissors matches (with Rock beating Scissors, Scissors beating Paper, and Paper beating Rock).

Emily finished with a record of Played 3, Won 2, Lost 1.

I ended with a record of Played 2, Won 1, Lost 1.

The event was everything I had hoped for, and then some! There was a massive crowd on hand to witness the organised chaos, with unbelievable noise, support and chanting going on throughout the evening. Players had travelled from far and wide, there were teams, societies and even Superman.

The night also included the chance to win a prize through Challenge RPS Matches which our friend Oliver 'The Machine' Florence and his mate Paul 'The Terminator' Jones took part in (having been unable to enter the main event and not even qualifying for the 'Reserve List'). In these 'Street RPS' matches, you could challenge any other person in the arena to a match to play for Wacky Nation RPS Currency. The player with the most money at the end of the evening would be declared the Challenge RPS Winner.

The Table/Arena where the epic RPS Battles took place!

In the Grand Final Paul Lewis of Woking beat Ed Blake of the Richard Richard Danes Appreciation Society in a best-of-five throws match.

Videos from the event:

The Opening Match

Emily Gottfried - Match 1

Emily Gottfried - Match 2

Emily Gottfried - Match 3

Richard Gottfried - Match 1

Richard Gottfried - Match 2

The Grand Final

Photos from the event:

Richard 'The Rock' Gottfried

Richard Gottfried plays a Challenge RPS Match against Guildford's Oliver Florence

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions - Scissors, Rock or Paper?

Richard tries a sneak attack on Superman!

Richard and some of his 'Paper' Winnings from Challenge RPS Matches

Emily wins

Florence & Gottfried watching from the sidelines

A crazy competitor plays RPS Blindfolded!? He lost

Richard Gottfried and the 2010 UK Rock Paper Scissors Champion Paul Lewis

For further details of the UK Rock Paper Scissors Championships head over to

For more Wacky Nation events check out


The Machine said...

An amazing event. Looking forward to putting up a strong challenge in the team event next year with our newly formed club.

Richard Gottfried said...

Indeed. Go GoRPS!

Darlo (from LURPS) said...

A great event, I'm glad I could have been a part of it (though wish I got further than I did, lol).

Richard Gottfried said...

Hello Darlo. Thank you for your blog comment.

You're not the only one who wishes they did better! To be second-best RPS'er in your own home is not great. Roll on 2011 and a draw against Emily to get my revenge!

Richard Gottfried said...

Check out the following links for more information and reports from the UK Rock Paper Scissors Championships:

LURPS - Leeds Uni Rock Paper Scissors Society

Darlo's Blog