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Rock-Paper-Scissors: Kiwanis groups to present one-of-a-kind competition

The Sycamore High School Band played Saturday during the final four games of the Class AA Boys’ Basketball State Finals at the Peoria Civic Center. Provided photo
The Sycamore High School Band played Saturday during the final four games of the Class AA Boys’ Basketball State Finals at the Peoria Civic Center. Provided photo

DeKALB -Are you ready for some rock-paper-scissors? A total of 128 competitors will meet March 30 at Cole Hall on the Northern Illinois University campus to decide who will take home the $500 first prize in the first Kiwanis RPS Championships. Competitors can buy their way directly into the field of 128 for $15, or opt to play against another challenger for $5 in one of two preliminary events on Wednesday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 900 Normal Road in DeKalb, and March 26 at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St. in DeKalb. Both preliminary events run from 5-8 p.m. and continue until all 128 spots for the March 30 finals are filled. More information on this event can be found at www.kish-kiwanis.com. Rock-paper-scissors has long been a simple and fair way to settle disputes. Two players form one of three elements with their hands - rock, which beats scissors; paper, which beats rock; and scissors, which beats paper. In the event of a tie, the game is played again until a winner is determined. The Kiwanis RPS Championships are being conducted by Kishwaukee Kiwanis and NIU Circle K. Kishwaukee Kiwanis contribute greatly to the DeKalb area by constructing and maintaining bike paths and donating to numerous local charities. They meet 11:45 a.m. Wednesdays in the Hopkins Park Community Room. NIU Circle K is a student Kiwanis organization whose members are future community leaders. They meet (when classes are in session) Monday nights at 9 p.m. in DuSable 140.

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