USA Rock Paper Scissors League

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The United States of America Rock Paper Scissors League was a national competition league for the hand game rock paper scissors. The first national champion was crowned on April 9, 2006 at the USARPS League Championship, which was held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada and televised by the A&E Network on June 12. Mario Anastasov (The champion) was awarded a $50,000 cash prize.

The 2007 USARPS League National Championship aired on ESPN2 on July 7. Trey Wingo and "Master Roshambollah" (Jason Simmons) hosted, Leeann Tweeden was the tableside reporter, and Phil Gordon was the head referee. Braden Anastasov, of Odessa, Texas, beat David Borne in the final match to win first place and the $50,000 grand prize. Contestants came from across the nation to compete in Las Vegas.

The league was developed by marketer Matti Leshem, who as of 2009 remained the league's commissioner.[1]

A 2014 web article quoted Simmons as saying the League was defunct.[2]



  • "Forget the tourney. Rock, Paper, Scissors is the event". 26 March 2007. Retrieved 2009-08-21.


  1. ^ Alana Semuels (21 March 2009). "Rock, paper, tournament". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  2. ^ Mayyasi, Alex (5 September 2014). "Inside the World of Professional Rock Paper Scissors". Priceonomics. Retrieved 4 May 2018.

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