The marbles tournament will be held for four days starting Monday June 19. “Mibsters” (marble shooters) compete for national honors, college scholarships, and other prizes and awards. They will play 1,200 or more games over the four-day tournament.
Champions from local tournaments all across America converge on Wildwood for the competitions as well as enjoying amusement rides and boardwalk attractions.
The game played at the tournament is called “The Ringer.” Thirteen marbles are placed to form an “X” in a circle that is ten feet wide. The player that shoots seven marbles out of the ring wins.
The National Marbles Tournament was first held in 1922. The committee that operates the tournament is made up of volunteers who share an interest in marbles. It tales pace each year starting the Monday that follows after Fater’s Day.
There is a long list of rules — The Offiical Rules of the Marbles Tournament — perfect reading material for dullsters.