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(Topic ID: 281845)

Who exactly, is THE world record holder for continuous pinball play ?


By seeburg220

12 days ago



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  • Latest reply 9 days ago by dmarston
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    #1 12 days ago

    An internet search has provided nothing but questions of who precisely, holds the record for longest pinball play, aka marathon play.

    Google says it's Ryan Clancy of Milwaukee, set in 2019 with 32 hours straight (with 5 min breaks). However, Guinness Book Of World Record's own website says it's a guy from the UK, Wayne Johns, in 2016 with 30hrs, 10mins.

    Moreover, there was a woman, Mandi Martin of California, who 3x, set a record for longest play, the last record being 555 hours in 2000.

    So, in a world run by computers and geeks with stats out the wazoo, how come a simple search of "world record holder for pinball play" brings up at least 3 different winners? I'm almost sorry I wondered who it was at this point, because between being retired and having this pandemic to deal with, I've got nothing but time to sit around and ponder this.

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    #2 12 days ago

    Thats a thing? since all it requires is to be awake a long time Im not sure why anyone cares.

    #3 12 days ago
    Quoted from Elvishasleft:

    Thats a thing? since all it requires is to be awake a long time Im not sure why anyone cares.

    Okay, Elvis-who's-been-dead-for-43-years, that's not helpful...

    #4 12 days ago
    Quoted from seeburg220:

    Okay, Elvis-who's-been-dead-for-43-years, that's not helpful...

    OK sorry you are right... its mandi martin she wore lots of diapers.

    #5 12 days ago

    I was going to take a run at the Guinness record this past summer before Covid hit and shut down all public events. The great challenge with Guinness is they have lots of rules related to the venue (must be public / observable), observer requirements (2 people at a time, limited to 4 hour / non-consecutive shifts), record keeping related to game scores and duration, uninterrupted video recording, etc. The 32 hours doesn't feel unbeatable, but you need a well organized team to support the effort. Once events start happening again, I'm hoping to give it another shot...

    #6 11 days ago

    For continuous shitty pinball play? That would be me at 43 years.

    #7 9 days ago
    Quoted from seeburg220:

    Moreover, there was a woman, Mandi Martin of California, who 3x, set a record for longest play, the last record being 555 hours in 2000.

    I wrote about Mandi's 2000 effort, plus her history as a recording artist, in PinGame Journal #76 and #81.
    .................David Marston

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