Most matchsticks stacked into a tower in 1 minute

  1. PaulS's attempt
    Rank
    8th
    Score
    60 matchsticks
    On 8 February 2012 Paul Basil Smuts stacked 60 matchsticks into a tower in 1 minute. Equalling the GWR for this challenge!
    Entrant
    South Africa PaulS
  2. NarendranRavi's attempt
    Rank
    9th
    Score
    52 matchsticks
    Not an easy challenge. Tried hard.
    Entrant
    India NarendranRavi
  3. AlastairGalpin's attempt
    Rank
    10th
    Score
    46 matchsticks
    Matchstick tower.
    Entrant
    New Zealand AlastairGalpin
  4. oddish196's attempt
    Rank
    11th
    Score
    44 matchsticks
    Entrant
    United Kingdom oddish196
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Score Name Country Comments Added
Rank
8th
Score
60 matchsticks
PaulS South Africa South Africa 1 1
Rank
9th
Score
52 matchsticks
NarendranRavi India India 0 2
Rank
10th
Score
46 matchsticks
AlastairGalpin New Zealand New Zealand 0 0
Rank
11th
Score
44 matchsticks
oddish196 United Kingdom United Kingdom 0 0

About This Challenge

The most matchsticks stacked into a tower in one minute is 74, achieved by Silvio Sabba (Italy), in Pioltello, Italy, on 2 July 2012.

Challenge Rules

  • You must use commercially available matches or matchsticks, measuring no more than 50mm in length.
  • You must use only one hand, with the other remaining behind your back at all times. Your stacking hand must be flat on the table at the start of the attempt.
  • You may not use any water, glue or other adhesives to stick the matchsticks together, nor may you use any wires or other structure to keep the dice standing.
  • The matchsticks should be stacked one by one into a tower, with each level consisting of two matches placed parallel to one another, at right-angles to the matches on the previous level. You must only pick up one matchstick at a time.
  • Once completed, the tower must remain standing for 5 seconds for your attempt to be valid.
  • Only completed levels of the tower will be counted towards your score - IE: your score will be an even number.

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    07 October @ 1pm GMT

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