Champion marble shooters from across the country will gather in the Wildwoods to compete in the 87th Annual National Marbles Tournament in the Wildwoods Monday, June 21 through Thursday, 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. The “mibsters,” boy and girl marble players ages 8-14, will compete for national honors, college scholarships and many other prizes and awards during the tournament.
More than 1,200 games will be played throughout the four-day tournament at Ringer Stadium, on the beach at Wildwood Avenue in Wildwood, 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.