The National Marbles Tournament has been held every year since 1922 with the
exception of 1944 & 1945 due to World War II. It was first held in Atlantic
City, NJ, moved to Wildwood, NJ in 1937 then to Asbury Park, NJ, in 1949. In
1960 The Tournament returned to Wildwood where it has been held every year since.
The year 2013 marked the 90th Anniversary of the Tournament. Boys and Girls
ages 6 to 15 compete in separate Divisions to see who will become the 'King' &
'Queen' of Marbles and each take home a $2,000.00 Educational Scholarship as well
as impressive Trophies and other items. There are also two $500.00 Scholarships
given among the Runners Up. All the kids that come here to compete are winners
of various City, Regional or State Tournaments.
The 94th will be held June
19 - 22, 2017.
Click on the picture below to see more photos of the Tournament
and this years winners.
group shot of all the players and coaches at the 2016 National Tournament.
Want to play marbles? We have everything that you need!
The Shooter set has enough marbles for 2 players to play any
of the 22 games listed in the enclosed Rule Book. There are over 40 marbles ranging
from Pee Wee's to a 1 3/8" Boulder. A soft cloth bag is included to hold
the marbles. $10.00 ea. plus $8.00 P & H With a Leather bag: $12.00 plus
$8.00 P & H
The Archboard is used in competition and for practicing your accuracy.
The set comes with: Solid wood Archboard 10 1/2" x 1 1/2" 2
regulation size 3/4" shooters and instructions for play. $14.00 ea. plus
P & H
The Rack is used to set your target marbles up in a pattern
in the center of the Shooting Ring during the game of Ringer. The set comes with
15 target marbles, 2 regulation 3/4" shooters and instructions for Ringer, the
game they play at the National Marbles Tournament. It is 20" x 20" x
1" $15.00 ea. plus P & H
"Shootin' Marbles" Rule book This
30 page 4" x 5 1/2" booklet has a brief History of marbles, a description
of how they are made, listing of marble terms and directions for playing 22 different
marble games. It was written and illustrated by Sue & Jack Hahn $2.00 a
copy plus $1.00 P & H (in US)