Largest rock, paper, scissors tournament-world
record set by Colonel By
GLIUCESTER, Canada -- 1,161 students from the Colonel
By Secondary School participated in a rock, paper,
scissors tournament-setting the world record for the Largest
rock, paper, scissors tournament.
Photo:Grade 10 rock, paper, scissors tournament
finalist Kat Wheatcroft prepares to throw down against Grade
10 finalist and eventual tournament champion Cody Lombardo
in the finals of the World Record breaking event. Fred Sherwin/Photo
The previous world record for
rock, paper, scissors tournament was held by Brigham
Young University which set the mark on April 11, 2008
with 826 participants.
The idea of the record breaking attempt
was the brainchild of teacher Cam Baird, who's been
trying to organize an World Record attempt for the past several
Baird enlisted the help of the student council
and most notable the assistance of co-student president Mallorie
Brodie and things started to snowball from there.
The tournament was conducted much in the same
manner as the NCAA basketball tournament with four brackets
made up of the four different grade levels. The winner of
each bracket then represented his or her grade in the semi-finals.
The eventually winner of the tournament
was Grade 10 student Cody Lombardo, who defeated Grade 11
representative Kat Wheatcroft in front of the entire student
body which was packed into the school gym for the semi-finals
Besides getting the school's name in the Book
of World Records and promoting school spirit, the event
also managed to raise over $2,000 for the Children's Hospital
of Eastern Ontario through student donations.
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