The largest pool
tournament consisted of
5,361 participants in the
8-Ball division of the 2010 APA
(American Poolplayers Association)
National Team Championships, held Aug.
19-28, 2010, in Las Vegas. The overall
championships of the 265,000-member-strong
association saw a total of 12,329 participants
compete in eight different divisions.
Meetings World Records!
Guinness World Records (GWR) launched GWR Live! in the U.S., of- fering customized live record-breaking opportunities at meetings and events.
The experience provides a chance for
attendees to practice, attempt and potentially set or break GWR titles in real time.
The GWR team helps with record selection,
staff training and event management.
First introduced in the U.K., the program
now boasts a global presence. Here are some
GWR meetings and events records set in recent years—look for more in upcoming issues!
For more information on how to incorporate a record-breaking effort in your event,
Most different flags
The most different flags flown simultaneously
is 462, which was achieved by American
Express Meetings & Events at its INTER[action]
showcase Dec. 12, 2016 in New Orleans.
The record was set at the New Orleans Morial
Convention Center and attempted by the 800
global employees at the annual event.
Most people twirling batons
The most people simultaneously
twirling batons is 2,002, achieved
Sept. 21, 2105, by the Osaka Baton
Twirling Association (Japan) at Osaka
Municipal Central Gymnasium in
Largest flyball tournament
The largest flyball tournament, a canine agility
competition, featured 810 dogs Oct. 9, 2010,
at the 2010 CanAm Classic in Indianapolis,
organized by the North American Flyball
Largest YMCA dance
The largest YMCA dance was achieved Dec. 31, 2008,
by 40,148 participants in an event organised by the
Sun Bowl Association in El Paso, Texas.
Largest viola ensemble
The largest viola ensemble
Most people performing
consisted of 321 players March
19, 2011, and was achieved
by the Portuguese
Viola Association at
the Sala Suggia
concert hall of the
Casa de Musica in
a jumping high five
The most people
jumping high five
consists of 1,246
Amway in Las