Curlers break world record for longest game ever
Ten curlers from Vancouver Island have broken the world record for the longest game of curling ever.
The record, set last season by Dumfries Curling Club in Scotland, stood at 61 hours, 39 minutes and 33 seconds.
Ten hardy curlers from Campbell River broke that record at around 10:15 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, ending their game at 62 hours, 15 minutes and 25 seconds.
The time now has to be verified by the Guinness World Record team.
They played 228 ends, with the Red team beating the Yellows 217-176.
The curlers, Cody Hall, Andrew Veldhuis, Trevor McClung, Paul Mansueto, Rhys Mansueto, Ed Mullen, Mike Fowler, Paul Miller, Cliff Carr-Hilton and John LaPointe, were finally able to sleep after completing the momentous task.
They played a continuous game of curling, with four players at each end and two spares. They were allowed comfort breaks of two minutes, and roughly two hours of sleeping time in every eight hours.
Campbell River Curling Club manager Susan Johnson was proud of the team, writing on Facebook: “I have just spent the better half of three days with 10 men that have showed us strength worthy of being world record holders!!!!!!”
To see more pictures of the 62-hour event, visit the Campbell River Curling Club website.
The news created a buzz in curling circles on Twitter and Facebook, with the World Curling Federation tweeting about the occasion. “Campbell River curlers break @DumfriesCurling 61:39:33 world record for longest
#curling game…they are still going!” the federation wrote.
The television cameras were also rolling during the event. Catch the report from CTV here.