On behalf of RPSOZ, I'd like to express our sadness on the passing of Wojek Smallsoa.
There are many who will attest to his contribution to this sport, both small people and big people, and the small peoples stories shall be his epitaph, and on their shoulders so shall Wojek be raised.
I'd like to add to their voice.
Wojek was a passionate supporter of antipodean RPS. Every year, since RPSOZ established itself as legitimate voice for Rock Paper Scissors players in Australia, he has sent us Christmas messages of encouragement. (not counting 87, and 99, 00, (nobody is perfect)).
My understanding is that he visited darwin in 2005 to "promote RPS in underdeveloped markets" and to "check out", (so the story goes) the fledgling territories. While I personally didn't get the chance to meet him during that visit, I've since met many who did and all of those chicks have nothing but praise for the man.
The WRPSS will be less for his loss, but, I hope, more for his lessons.
If WRPSS was a boat, then Wojek was the rudder. If WRPSS was a plane, then Wojek was the internal guidance system and the aerlirons, If WRPSS was a satellite navigation system, then Wojek was the software and the coloured screen.
We can't replace Wojek, we can only hope we can be as good as he was.