BRISTOL, Conn., June 30 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ —
WHAT: ESPN Deportes is teaming up with the USA Domino Federation and the International Domino Federation to organize the VI World Domino Tournament at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida. United States domino enthusiasts will have the opportunity to compete with 22 other countries and win cash prizes while helping break the Guinness World Record(TM) for “Most People Playing Dominos.” Also, the finals will include a special performance by singer/songwriter Linda Lopez with her debut of this year’s theme song, “Solo Una Vida.”
The VI World Domino Championship is open to domino players 18 years old and over, who can choose to play either Double Six or Double Nine domino styles. There will be a Grand Prize of $5,000 for each game category, with a total of $30,000 awarded between both categories. For the first time in a professional domino event, the USA Domino Federation will have a youth exhibition ages 12 – 16 with a big participation from Orange County After School Program students.
WHEN: July 10 – 12, 2008
Registration: On Line at www.fidominousa.com $ 100.00 per person
Tournament: July 10,11,12
Thursday, Youth Exhibition 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
July 10 Rounds 1-5 Adult Competition (Pairs)
8:00 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Rounds 1-5 Adult Competition (Individual)
1:30 p.m. – 5: 40 p.m.
Friday, Rounds 6-10 of Adult Competition (Pairs)
July 11 8:00 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Rounds 6-10 of Adult Competition (Individual)
1:30 p.m. – 5:40 p.m.
Saturday, Children’s Demonstration 9:30 a.m.*
July 12 1st Semifinals 11:00 a.m.*
2nd Semifinals 1:00 p.m.*
Finals 3:00 p.m.*
Closing Ceremony & Prizes 7:00 p.m.
*Taped for broadcast on ESPN in September 2008
WHERE: Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando, Florida
1000 W. Buena Vista Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
WHO: – Hundreds of Domino lovers, including surprise visits by local celebrities
– Guinness World Records(TM) official adjudicator
– Lino Garcia, General Manager, ESPN Deportes
– Norm Whitehurst, Coordinating Producer, ESPN Deportes
– Manuel Oquendo, President, USA Domino Federation
– Danny Girton, Adjudicator, Guinness World Records
WHY: Dominos are part of the Latino identity, bringing together families, friends and strangers alike. The VI World Domino Championship will gather athletes of all ages and different parts of the world, who take pride in this tradition to compete, have fun and make history – in the USA and beyond – as they help break the Guinness World Record(TM) for “Most People Playing Dominos.”
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