Most People Playing Domino-world record set
by World Domino Championship
ORLANDO, FL, USA
--The VI World Domino Championship at Disney's Coronado Springs
Resort in Orlando, Fla., broke the World Record for "Most
People Playing Dominoes," with 332 players helping surpass
the previous record of 300.
Photo: Lino Garcia, General Manager,
ESPN Deportes with the 2008 World Domino Champions. From left,
Freddy Vera (Individual Category), Lino Garcia, Fabio Baduy
and Reinaldo Troconis (Pairs Category). Photo credit: Les
Bentley /ESPN Deportes
The three-day event, presented by the ESPN
Deportes and the World Domino Federation, gathered
over 554 domino enthusiasts, with representation from nine
countries from Latin America, Canada, Portugal, Spain, Russia
and the United States.
The contestants represent 22 different countries
battle for a $5,000 first place prize.
Freddy Vera from Puerto Rico won the individuals
category and Fabio Baduy and Reinaldo Troconis from Venezuela
took home the prize in the pair's category. Vera got his early
lessons in dominoes at the age of 14 by observing people playing
the game in the streets of his native San Sebastian.
Friends since attending Universidad Simon Bolivar
in Caracas, Venezuela, Fabio Baduy and Reinaldo Troconis have
been playing dominoes for over a decade. Baduy, a computer
engineer and Troconis, a systems analyst, credit their passion
for the game to the university's security guards who taught
them how to master the game.
Deportes will televise all the action of the VI World
Domino Championship in September 2008.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008