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NEW TWIN GALAXIES NEWS...

Post by kernzy » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:57 am

Twin Galaxies International has lost its contract with Guinness to publish scores for the yearly book, and that all scores in the Twin Galaxies database are no longer considered "World Records" according to Guinness.



I used to work for Guinness, and I left because I was in charge of the Guinness Gaming World Records book, which worked fine for a while, until TGI was taken over, and they started to charge for scores. The money required to verify scores was against the founding rules of Guinness, which was that either the poorest person in the world, or the richest one could hold a Guinness World Record, but this site asking for fees was the straw that broke the camels back. I resigned a while ago because of this.



The people who took over from me obviously took my resignation to heart. I did keep in touch with those people, and heard that over 1200+ people emailed in with concerns and complaints about the new TGI owners charging people, and they deliberated over the founding rules, and overwhelmingly decided to cancel the contract between Guinness and TGI, making all scores, past, present and future not Guinness World Records, but TGI records.



They (Guinness) are in contact with other online score database keepers, because they wish the Gaming Record book to continue every year. Several website names have been bounded about, but for contractual reasons, I cannot mention anything that I have heard.

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Re: NEW TWIN GALAXIES NEWS...

Post by Krj » Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:07 pm

It is a good news... I think. 8O

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Re: NEW TWIN GALAXIES NEWS...

Post by pacmantab » Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:10 am

I stumbled across this story the other day, but what caught my eye was the notion that ALL TG-provided scores, past and present, would no longer be considered Guinness records.

I contacted the Guinness offices in New York. While they did confirm that TG and Guinness would no longer be partnering together, it would only affect scores and results going forward. So any scores that have already been published by Guinness would still be considered Guinness records.

For anyone wishing to submit to Guinness directly, they referred me to the Guinness World Records website – where they have an online submission form....
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