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From Curl BC

Campbell River, BC (ISN) – The Campbell River Curling Club wants to beat the Guinness World Records’ longest curling game record of 61 hours 39 minutes and 33 seconds which is held by curlers from the Dumfries Curling Club in Scotland and is on the look-out for a digital clock to help them in their attempt to set a new world record.

“We want to bring the record back to Canada,” said Susanne Grundison, co-chair of the event. The record was previously held by the Coaldale Curling Club in Alberta before the Dumfries team broke it. She added: “But really we are looking to bring some awareness to the sport of curling, our rink and have some fun doing it.”

In order to meet the requirements of Guinness World Records, they will need to film the event with a clock visible in the background.

Susanne said they were looking for a digital clock that they can display on their second floor which will be visible from the rink, so it needs to be fairly big.

She is hoping that another curling centre may have a clock they can lend to Campbell River.

Anyone who thinks they have a digital clock that will do the trick should contact Susanne at ac.wahsnull@nosidnurg.ennasus. 

Ten players hope to break the record at the event which starts on October 11. They are allowed “comfort breaks” so they can use the washroom, and can sleep for about two hours every eight hours.

The rink will be busy as the game goes into day two because the club is hosting a charity spiel, which will start on October 12.

The five charities that are set to benefit are Campbell River Hospital Foundation, Campbell River Hospice Society, Campbell River Head Injury Society, Campbell River and North Island Transition Society and the local SPCA. Some funds also going to the Campbell River Curling Club for ongoing maintenance and there will be a food drive for the food bank.

To put a team into the charity spiel, contact Susan Johnson at the Campbell River Curling Club on 250-287-4200. For more information about the world record attempt, contact Susanne Grundison at ac.wahsnull@nosidnurg.ennasus.