October 14, 2012, Campbell River, BC – Ten curlers from Vancouver Island have broken the world record for the longest game of curling ever. The record, set last season by Dumfries Curling Club in Scotland, stood at 61 hours, 39 minutes and 33 seconds.
Ten hardy curlers from Campbell River broke that record at aroung 11:15 p.m. last night (Saturday), ending their game at 62 hours, 15 minutes and 25 seconds.
The time now has to be verified by the Guinness World Record team.
The curlers, Cody Hall, Andrew Veldhuis, Trevor McClung, Paul Mansueto, Rhys Mansueto, Ed Mullen, Mike Fowler, Paul Miller, Cliff Carr-Hilton and John LaPointe, were finally able to sleep after completing the momentous task.
Photo courtesy Campbell River Curling Club
They played a continuous game of curling, with four players at each end and two spares. They were allowed comfort breaks of two minutes, and roughly two hours of sleeping time in every eight hours.
Campbell River Curling Club manager Susan Johnson was proud of the team, writing on Facebook: “I have just spent the better half of three days with 10 men that have showed us strength worthy of being world record holders!”