Volleyball World Record Attempt in New England

Blue Fish Bowl Volleyball Club is organizing New England’s attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records Longest Volleyball Tourney. The current record was set in the Netherlands on an indoor court for 85 hours. We are attempting 90 hours on an outdoor sand court.

The 90 hour event will be split into six hour blocks. So even though the tournament will run for 90 hours straight, a player will only play in a 6 hour block.  Within the 6 hour block teams will get “byes” to rest. Players of all skill levels are welcome to sign up and play as it is the longest volleyball tourney not the best players in the best tourney record.

The cost is $20 per player, each player gets a colored T-shirt to mark their team and all fees are going to Best Buddies, a non-profit charity. The outdoor event will be held at the sand courts at Mulligan’s Island, 1000 New London Ave, Cranston, RI.

Start date is Friday Aug 12 at 12:01 am and ends Monday Aug 15 at 6:01 pm.

To sign-up follow the steps below:
Step 1 – go to www.bfbvc.com
Step 2 – click on $$ Register for any of the Channel 10 Volley for Buddies Events $$
Step 3 – click on “new user”
Step 4 – choose which event and time you want to play in and then check out.

If someone wants to participate but can not play they may qualify as a “witness”. The Guinness Book of World Records states that a witness can bear witness for a max of four hours at a time. Witnesses can be police officers, accountants, lawyers, government officials and certified volleyball officials.

If someone qualifies as a witness they can email Anne-Marie Balboni (annemarie@bfbvc.com) for the date/time schedule to schedule their shift.

If you wish to participate in this historic event and need additional info please email Ann-Marie at annemarie@bfbvc.com

Record: The longest marathon playing volleyball (indoors) lasted 85 hr and was achieved by members of SVU Volleybal (Netherlands) at the Sports Centre Uilenstede in Amstelveen, Netherlands on 27 to 30 December 2011. The sides played a total of 63 matches, consisting of 338 sets and 14,635 total points scored.

 

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