Students to attempt recording breaking domino game

| 29/06/2011

(CNS): The students from John Gray High School are hoping to set a world record tomorrow for playing dominoes. Ted Todd a teacher at JGHS said the goal is to have at least 700 students playing a domino game all at the same time for around twenty minutes. The current world record is 549 players and Todd said the school hopes to beat that and send the evidence to the Guinness Book of World Records Organization. The event takes place on Thursday, 30 June at 9:10am in the school hall. Aside from putting the school on the map Todd said he hoped it would also serve as a practical exercise in team building for the school population.

The current world record for the most people playing dominos simultaneously stands at 549 and was achieved during a tournament organised by Jose Felix De Gouveia Munoz in Valera – Edo Trujillo, Venezuela, on 15 August 2009, the Guinness World record website reveals.

Dominoes are probably one of the oldest games in the world with sets having been dated from around 1350 BC. The oldest known domino set was found in Tutankhamen's tomb, among the ruins of Thebes and now sits in King Tutankhamen's Museum, Cairo, Egypt.
 

Category: Local News

Comments (4)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. Anonymous says:

    Congrats Mr. Todd and the students  you did it.

  2. Anonymous says:

     Congrats to Mr. Todd and the students thats taking part in this goal.

  3. Anonymous says:

    We would like to see Cayman in the Guinness World record by having 100% passes in all subjects taken with grade 1 passes now that is success.

    In these economic hard times I would like to see all our graduates get jobs and stop being idle, how about that for success?