Dueling Hands Duke it Out.
Friday October 11, 2013
It was a night of heartbreak for some, glory for one and fun for all at this year’s Rock. Paper. Scissors. Throwdown Tournament.
Thunderstorms forced the event indoors, and the mobank Crossroads branch was equally electric with energy. Packed with people from beginning to end, Kansas Citians huddled near the front and stood on crates in the back to catch a peek of the excitement generated by epic throwdowns overseen by five-time RPS emcee, Phil Kinen.
Competitors came dressed as boxers, mascots, desperados and one Edward “Sam” Scissorhands, who proved true to his name and was quickly defeated by an artfully thrown rock. Excitement rose as one by one, the champions fell until finally, there was only one left standing. Winner Marisa Stevens, representing Lauren's Hope, proved it takes confidence (and some lucky throws) to walk away a champion.
After a night of covering rocks, cutting papers, crushing scissors and kicking butt, Stevens holstered her weapons and joined the league of extraordinary hands to have her name and company she represented etched on the Rock. Paper. Scissors. Throwdown Tournament trophy on permanent display in the mobank Crossroads lobby. Along with a championship belt and eternal glory, Stevens also went home with a gift basket filled with goodies donated by local shops.
Sean McNown kept the party going well after the tournament found its champion, delighting audiences with lively covers and taking requests from the audience. Whether chowing down on franks from New York Dawg Pound, guzzling coffee from The Roasterie or snacking on Rock. Paper. Scissors. sugar cookies generously donated by Swoon, a good time was had by all.
To view photos from the event click here.
To view the social conversation click #RPS2013KC.
Special thanks go out to:
- 3FireCreative for our sweet Rock, Paper, Scissors sign
- 3FireCreative and Midtown Signs for our tournament bracket.
- Gift basket sponsors: BikeWalkKC, Birdies, Christopher Elbow Chocolates, Cramer LLC, Foot Traffic, Golden Sound Records, Hamburger Mary’s, Lauren's Hope, Little Freshie, Michael Smith Restaurant, Mildred's Coffeehouse, Organic Iron Concepts, STUFF, Swoon, The Roasterie, The Westside Local, Grunauer and Water.org.
- All of our fierce competitors and guests!