WILDWOOD — Mibsters" from across the country will compete for national honors, college scholarships and many other prizes and awards during the 87th annual National Marbles Tournament here Mon., June 21 through Thurs., June 24 all vying for the title of “King” and “Queen” of marbles.
Players selected from local tournaments held in cities throughout the United States will unite in the Wildwoods for a week of serious marble competition and some fun on the famous Wildwoods Boardwalk.
More than 1,200 games will be played throughout the four-day tournament at Ringer Stadium, on the beach at Wildwood Avenue with the top eight shooters advancing to the semi-final competition.
The top two players will compete in a best of 15-game series for the championship. The victorious male and female will literally be crowned the victors of the tournament, and as part of tradition, the male winner will give a congratulatory kiss to the winning female – a tradition the winners may not like too much, but a tradition nonetheless.
The marble game in which competitors will participate in the tournament is called Ringer. It is played by placing 13 marbles in the form of an "X" in a 10-foot circle, with players alternating shots. The winner is the individual who is first to shoot seven marbles out of the ring.
The tournament will be held from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. daily. The event is free. For additional information, please visit www.nationalmarblestournament.org or call 304-337-2764.