Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Most scrabble games played at once: Chris May breaks Guinness world record
OXFORD, UK -- Scrabble champion Chris May, 29, has beaten the world record for the most games played at once; the Lincoln College student and Oxford Scrabble Club member took four hours, played around 400 words and 28 opponents at Oxford University Press in Oxford, UK, setting the new world record for the Most scrabble games played at once,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Chris May pictured after beating the Guinness world record for the most scrabble games played at once. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the most games of scrabble played simultaneously was 521 by 1,042 participants from 65 secondary schools and organisations, at an event arranged by Northland Secondary School, Mattel SouthEast Asia Pte Ltd and Schools Scrabble Club in Singapore.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most Scrabble opponents played simultaneously by one challenger; it is 25 by Ganesh Asirvatham (Malaysia) who won 21 of the 25 games. The attempt took place at the Landmark Store, Infiniti Mall in Andheri, Mumbai, India, and was organized by Mattel Toys (India) Pvt. Ltd.
The 29-year-old Oxford Scrabble Club member successfully completed his world record attempt to play and win the most games simultaneously by a single player.
The Lincoln College student took four hours, played around 400 words and 28 opponents at Oxford University Press.
He told the Oxford Mail: "It was exhausting, going from one to the other and constantly thinking.
"I was most worried that when I got round to them again the boards would look unfamiliar because there were 27 in between but they stuck in my mind.
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