Emma couldn't cut it
WHEN Emma Cao decided to enter the state Rock Paper Scissors Championships, she never dreamed she'd be facing her father in the grand final.
Ms Cao said she put an entry form under dad Maurice's nose and forced him to enter the competition, held at the Saltbar last weekend.
“He was a bit reluctant at first, but then he got into it,” Ms Cao said.
“It was quite funny. We had heats three and four in the afternoon and then the grand final came down to dad and myself.”
As it turned out, Mr Cao beat his daughter and took out the title of NSW RPS State Champion.
“I can't believe he won,” Ms Cao said.
“Dad has been going around showing his trophy to everyone who will pay attention.
“He is now does rock-paper-scissors around the house to see who will do the dishes or the washing up.”
Cabarita resident Maurice Cao's prize was three nights at Surfers Paradise and a spot in the national Rock Paper Scissors final.
Ms Cao joked that she'd been “training for months” in the lead-up to the event, but said the game was one of skill.
She doesn't have a favourite move, but prefers to “mix it up”.
“You have to get inside your opponent's head,” she said.
“It was a bit of mucking around until it got to the grand final, and then it got very very intense.”
The national championship will be held at Fisherman's Wharf Tavern on August 1.