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Thread: 24 Hour Scrabble World Record Attempt (in aid of Polio Plus)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine View Post
    Attempt number 2, taking place at Norton Social Club (part of Norton Cricket Club) on 20th-21st April, starting at 6pm.

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    This time we're doing it for two charities, Daisy Chain and End Polio Now.
    Big fans of daisy chains, myself. Watching, obviously...

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    Well we got through it this time.

    Such a strange experience, very difficult to explain. I didn't feel particularly tired/bad at any point. It felt like a sort of dream state, but with each dream being vivid then all of a sudden you don't remember that lifelike dream you just had. So when you're part-way through the challenge and you're looking back it doesn't feel like you've been going long.

    Anyway from what I've heard the guys following the stream estimated a score comfortably in excess of the existing World Record. But it will take a long time to go through the footage and count the scores up.

    Would be chuffed if we are the new World Record holders. Mainly for my dad, he'd get a lot more joy out of it than me I think.

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    Well done.
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    Good stuff Scaly, top performance, well done.
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    Congrats Scaly.

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    Good on you Scaly. Well done.
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    After hour upon hour of putting the plays into Quackle and spreadsheets it looks like with 7 games left to include (the games were all streamed online but the internet went down a few times, so I need to piss about getting the footage for the last 7) that we're going to beat the existing record of 196,525 points by about 500-700. That's less than one completed game, about 4-5 minutes of play.

    I'm more knackered counting the thing than doing the 24 hours. That was the easy part. I don't know if the probable record will last long enough to get in print, but I'm quite looking forward to getting the final score worked out and then getting that certificate from Guinness.

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    Good stuff Scaly - congrats

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    Thanks, haven't thought of an appropriate way to celebrate yet.

    I need a vacation. Need to find somewhere nice, get my backpack and go camp there for a few days. Get in some walking as well of course.

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    Crowthorne would be appropriate.

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    Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine View Post
    Thanks, haven't thought of an appropriate way to celebrate yet.

    I need a vacation. Need to find somewhere nice, get my backpack and go camp there for a few days. Get in some walking as well of course.
    Congrats! I know your opinions on SE Asia and its lack of good English cuisine but if you are in the region walking around then I'll shout you a beer.
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