Christie, I welcome you on behalf of the Outreach Ministry. You are the first newcomer to our fair board in quite some time who doesn't seem to be a spam robot, or internet marketer, and I daresay that the Society as a whole is happy to see you.
Historically the "torronto world comp" (currently known as the "Yahoo! RPS Championship" formerly the "World RPS Championship" and the "International World Championship") is held in late October or mid-November. The competition date is usually not known until about a month before the tournament, not because it is a closely guarded secret, but because the promoters are waiting for the ink to dry on the sponsorship agreement.
There is some doubt about whether or not the tournament will take place this year. Usually, the tournament organizers fret and moan that "this is probably the last year"; this is taken by Professional RPS players as an omen that the tournament will indeed take place next year. In 2009, there was no such naysaying, which concerns some of us. To stay up to date, you could consider signing up for the World RPS News feed (there's an RSS button on the main page at worldrps.com.)
Still, there's no reason to delay your training for the event until the last minute. Most competitors still practice a bit during the offseason, with many taking part in strength building exercises or attending strategic seminars. Perhaps your best course of action is to enroll in Roshambollah Learning Systems (tm). With your annual membership you will receive 12 months of the best RPS training money can buy, and a significant discount on our Total Tournament Performance Package (TTPP). Former students of Roshambollah Learning Systems include Tasmania's Will "Franklint" Pridmore and 2009 World Champ Tim Conrad!* Plus, for a limited time only, new posters to the Bull Board receive a 20% discount on the RLS/TTPP combination package. All in all, it's the best money you'll ever spend on RPS, and will pay for itself in no time, guaranteed!** As our slogan goes,
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Thanks again for your interest in the sport, and do not hesitate to ask if you have any further questions.
Yours, in the $pirit of Outreach,
Master Roshambollah*this statement has not been verified.**these results are atypical and your results may vary, wildly.