Sydney , Australia (PressExposure) May 19, 2010 -- Kicking-off today is the search to find Australia's biggest soccer fanatics! We are looking for five footie fans to show their love for "The World Game" by watching as many back-to-back matches on TV as possible in an attempt to beat the existing Guinness World Record!
Sounds like a challenge? Well this marathon TV fest is no small feat given it will involve watching more than 30 pre-recorded and live international soccer games over three and a half days while the nation is simultaneously gripped in World Cup Fever.
"Qualifications to enter the Guinness Book of Records attempt couldn't be easier" says Steve Corica. Potential fanatics seeking Guinness glory and prizes should visit the TOPFIELD record attempt web page at http://www.toptvrecordings.com.au or http://www.facebook.com/TopTVRecordings to register their interest."
Corica, continues: "In a month, up to five lucky fans will be invited to join me at the World Cup Launch Party at Star City's Sports Theatre, Sydney. Kick off is at 3pm on Saturday June 12, 2010."
As it stands, the current Guinness World Record for marathon TV watching stands at 86 hours and was set by Efra√Įm van Oeveren (Netherlands) in September 2009. By contrast, TOPFIELD fans will look to break the record by watching a selection of the greatest World Cup matches of the last fifty years as well as live crosses to the action from South Africa. This includes a live screening of the Australia versus Germany game, brought to the contestants in all its glory on the Sports Theatre's 12 metre-wide mega screen.
The winner will take home the ultimate entertainment package and will also win an opportunity to play a private, high-adrenaline computer game shootout with soccer legend and former Socceroo, Steve Corica.
Saxon Shirley, Wilkinson Group
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¬∑ Soccer fans can also win prizes such as soccer balls, jersey's and TOPFIELD PVRs, simply by showing their support on our Facebook page ¬∑ To celebrate everyone's love of The World Game and this incredible record-breaking attempt, all Topfield retailers nationwide will be giving away match quality soccer balls with every purchase of a TOPFIELD Quad Service recorder ¬∑ With most of the matches in South Africa taking place in the wee hours of the morning, a TOPFIELD PVR is the perfect way to enjoy all the action at a time that suits you. The company's PVRs also allow you to pause the match for a coffee, skip commercials and replay all your favourite moments. Another amazing new feature is the company's recently released industry-leading quad-recording firmware which allows consumers to record four different free-to-air digital channels while watching a pre-recorded fifth.
About Guinness World Records Guinness World Records is the universally recognized authority on record-breaking achievement. First published in 1955, the annual Guinness World Records book is published in more than 100 countries and 25 languages and is one of the highest-selling books under copyright of all time with more than 3 million copies sold annually across the globe. Guinness World Records celebrated its 50th anniversary edition in 2004, a year after the sale of its 100 millionth copy.
About Topfield Topfield is the number one brand for PVR's in Australia (Based on GfK figures of units sold, September 2008 - August 2009). The company was established in 2002 and has become the market-leader for its quality products, innovative solutions, range, retailer support and after- sales service.
The new range of Topfield PVR's give you the ability to Pause, Rewind and Record Digital TV at a touch of a button. So recording and playing back TV in your own time has never been easier with a Topfield Recorder. Visit http://www.topfield.com.au for more information.