Setting a Record
Published 2nd July 2011, 10:48pm
Ending the school year on a light and positive note, around 600 John Gray High School (JGHS) students took part in a record-breaking domino game Thursday, 30 June.
Organiser, JGHS Math Teacher Ted Todd, said he got the idea one day, after watching students play dominoes on the school campus.
"Shortly before, I'd read in the Guinness Book of World Records about the record held by a Venezuelan group," he explained, "and I thought it would be a fun way to end the school year."
Though volunteers are still counting, Todd estimated that as many as 630 students actually participated. However, he was able to officially confirm that 588 students had played the game in a continuous line on the school grounds.
"More than anything we achieved great teamwork," he said. "The students, teachers and business community all worked together to make it happen.
"I'm especially thankful to doctors Brenda McGrath and Sook Yin for their assistance," he continued. "Their experience with last year's bikini world record proved invaluable to me. They were great advisors who made sure that everything went as planned and that we were always aware of the Guinness rules."
Mr. Todd will now submit documents, photos and video footage of the attempt to Guinness for judging. He expects to have their response back in approximately three months.
According to www.guinnessworldrecords.com, previously 549 people were recorded as being the most to play dominos simultaneously. That was achieved during a tournament organised by Jose Felix De Gouveia Muņoz in Valera - Edo Trujillo, Venezuela, on 15 August 2009.