People Playing Domino-world record set by World Domino Championship
Domino tournament-world record set by Old Spice Domino Tournament
18]MIAMI, FL, USA--The Old Spice Domino Tournament, held at
the popular Miami Calle Ocho Festival on Sunday, brought together
a total of two hundred seventy eight domino players and enthusiasts,
and set the world record for the largest Domino Tournament.
Photo:Calle Ocho Festival in Miami
hosted the largest domino tournament with 278 players celebrated
its inception into the Book of World Records for most people
playing dominos in a single place. Photo by GASTON DE CARDENAS
/ El Nuevo Herald
"Although dominos have long been a cherished
pastime among many cultures, we have seen a resurgence in
recent years as evidenced by the hundreds of new domino clubs,
national televised tournaments and celebrity matches," said
Manuel Oquendo, president, USA Domino Federation.
Local personalities, including Univision Network's
popular morning show co-host Raul Gonzalez and La Kalle 98.3's
energetic DJ Lazaro Lorenzo, joined the hundreds of people
who took part in the historical event for the Latino community.
True to the game's competitive yet friendly nature,
the Old Spice Domino Tournament at Calle Ocho brought together
families, friends and strangers alike who sweated-it-out in
the Miami heat for five hours to play dominos and set the
world record at one of the largest Latino street festivals
in the world.
"Just like the game of dominos, Old Spice
has a deep, iconic heritage and we support all of the tournament
participants who worked and sweated hard to help us make history,"
said Rodrigo Coronel, assistant brand manager, Old Spice.
"Dominos have long been an essential part of the Latino life
and culture, so it made sense to take this game to the next
level and attempt to achieve a World Record."
About Calle Ocho
Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana,
Calle Ocho is one of the largest Latino street festivals in
the world with more than one million visitors attending every
year. For one exciting day, the Calle Ocho Festival fills
23 blocks in Miami's Little Havana area with Latin entertainment,
street performers and international foods.