1,200 Games Later, America Has New Marbles Champs
Emily Cavacini wins for the girls, Cooper Fisher for the boys
By Arden Dier, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 21, 2013 9:57 AM CDT
The National Marbles Tournament celebrated its 90th year in Wildwood, N.J.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Yesterday saw the completion of the 90th National Marbles Tournament, and America has crowned two new winners. Emily Cavacini, 11, who hails from outside Pittsburgh, took home the title of girls' champion, while Cooper Fisher, 12, from Middletown Valley, Maryland, beat out the other boys, reports the AP. It was a more involved process than you might imagine: Each competed against 25 others in a tournament in Wildwood, NJ, that lasted four days. The Post-Gazette reports that more than 1,200 (yes, twelve-hundred) games were played, in which the kids were tasked with knocking seven marbles out of a circle using a shooter marble.

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Jun 21, 2013 4:35 PM CDT
Wow, that takes me back 45 years. As a kid we all tried to outdo each other with who had the best marbles, it was not just about the game. Some of them were just beautiful. We swapped them like you guys in the US swapped baseball cards. And you can call me.................Mr Joshua
Jun 21, 2013 10:58 AM CDT
This is exactly as interesting as the NBA finals.
Jun 21, 2013 10:39 AM CDT
Marbles are still around? Who knew? I like the clinking sounds they make. Maybe I'll go buy some. Now what about caps? I like those too. Just a kid in a grown-up casing, lol.