Marbella Rotary Club to attempt world-record beetle drive for Alzheimer's

  • The challenge in Marbella will hopefully break the current world record of 252 players

An official Guinness World Record Beetle Drive challenge is to take place at the Palacio de Congresos in Marbella on Saturday 20 October. The event, which is organised by the Rotary Club of Marbella and Guadalmina, is open to anyone that wishes to take part and organisers are hoping to create a new world record for the largest number of people playing beetle at one time.

This traditional British party game is based on random rolls of a dice that's numbers refers to sections of a beetle. The players are in groups of four and the first player to complete their beetle wins. The winner of each group will then move to the next table. The drive will consist of three rounds and the overall winner will receive the Golden Beetle Drive award.

The challenge in Marbella will hopefully break the current world record of 252 players, while also helping to raise funds for the Asociación de Familiares de Enfermos de Alzheimer's (AFA), the Marbella-based organisation that supports Alzheimer's sufferers and their families.

Participants will be charged a fee of 10 euros for a single player, or 30 euros for a group of four.

Registration can be made at the El Corte Inglés stores in Malaga, Mijas Costa and Marbella, or online at

Participants should be aware that the event will be filmed and the video retained by the GWR as a permanent record of the event.

The challenge, which is sponsored by Spence Clarke and Co, begins at 5pm and continues until 8pm.

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