Dodgeball Teams Play for Record 43 Hours Set Guinness world record, according to organizer By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Mar 26, 2013 12:26 PM CDT 1 comment Comments UC Irvine students play dodgeball in an attempt to set the Guinness world record in 2011; this obviously isn't the much smaller NY group. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) (Newser) – A group of dodgeball players chucked balls for almost two straight days this past weekend in New York and say they set a new Guinness world record in the process. A high school gym teacher organized the 18 men and women, who started playing at 7pm Friday and put down their balls 43 hours later, at 3pm Sunday. The previous record, held by a group in Vermont, was 41 consecutive hours. The organizer calls it "everything that I could have dreamed it could be," but added that "early Sunday morning, from 2am to 5am, was really tough." The players raised more than $3,000 for wounded vets, the Albany Times Union reports.