New World Record Set – Commitment and Passion for Pool Taken to a Whole New Level

Gareth Steele (New England 9 Ball) and Steve Reynolds (TJ's Classic Billiards) have set a new World record for "The Longest Singles Pool Marathon". The duo played pool for a grueling 74 hours!

The event took place at TJ's Classic Blliards in Waterville, ME on Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 and they shot the last ball at 12pm on Saturday December 4th, 2010.

True determination and commitment to the game shone through, even after 74 hours of grueling play. Not a game went by that Steele and Reynolds weren't head to head, battling it out to the bitter end. They finished in high spirits and in good health albeit a little tired to say the least!

Now all of the evidence of the Event will be presented to Guinness for   verification so that Steele & Reynolds may officially claim the new World Record and be put   into the Book of World Records. Guinness Website The standing Guinness World record "The longest singles pool marathon" was 53 hr 25 min by Brian Lilley and Daniel Maloney (both USA) at VFW Post, North Carolina, USA, from 10-12 October 2008.  Rikki Cunningham, 33, from Greensboro, NC, USA. Rikki played pool at Shooter's Sports Bar & Billiard for 72 hours, for the "Longest Marathon Billiards Match" on August 28, 2009. Rikki did the record on his own, playing all comers.   The event was Streamed live at: The pair made the newspaper, Thursday December 2nd read full article.  Saturday December 4th article. They also made the news on channel 5.  All proceeds will go to the Billiards Education Foundation. The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) was formed in 1993 as a 501(c) (3) non-profit charitable organization and is committed to promoting education and encourages the development of life skills through youth billiard programs. The BEF supports youth by funding academic scholarships, produces the Junior National 9-Ball Championships and sponsors billiard athletes to attend the WPA World Junior 9-Ball Championships. The BEF encourages youth to stay in school and further their education while building and maintaining a lifelong love of billiards through the "Pool In School" program, which promotes billiard clubs, teams and billiards as part of the physical education "Lifetime Sports" class.

If you would like to make a donation, Please DONATE HERE . We have already received over $1,000, and will be taking donations until December 18th, sending the check to the BEF for Christmas on the 20th.

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who showed their support by contributing their time to make it all happen; organizing the event, witnessing, making donations, watching the stream, visiting the club, and using their websites to promote the event.  A tremendous amount of passion and commitment to the sport was showed by all.

Special thank you to: Tammy Reynolds for organizing all the details, witnessess and admissable evidence and for being the only woman I have ever seen in 10 places at once and still wear a smile after no sleep. Also to Mike Bradshaw from Billiard Community for his participation and promotion of the event. A special thank you to the Karaoke guy, Bryant, for keeping the guys going with his awesome tunes and half naked body streaking through TJ's!

Acknowledgement of witnesses: Richard Gould; TJ LaFlamme; Ernest Porell; Mark Meierdirk; Tim Dutton; Greg Libby; Xavier Libby; Amanda Judkins; Matt Libby; William Smith; Bob Dennis; Ron Patterson; Sam Simon; Tod Boothby; Craig Ladd; Greg Morse; Bryant Bourgoin; Maximillian Beal; Paul Breton; Fred Dechaine; Mike Mitchell; Helen Fifield; David Dutton; Mark Desjardin.