The Boys’ Marbles Champion Eli Murphy, 14, gives the Girls’ Marbles Champion, Sierra Ricci, 12, both of Allegheny, Pa., a traditional, congratulatory kiss on the cheek. The pair were crowned king and queen of this year’s National Marbles Tournament in the Wildwoods on June 22. Photo Credit – The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority
THE WILDWOODS – The Wildwoods concluded the 94th Annual National Marbles Tournament on June 22 with the crowning of the King and Queen of Marbles. Mibsters Eli Murphy, 14, and Sierra Ricci, 12, both of Allegheny, Pa., emerged victorious as the King and Queen of Marbles, after four days of intense competition.
Each winner received large trophies, commemorative plaques, official Tournament watches and $2,000 each in college scholarships. Both champions will have their names in the Hall of Fame next year.
This year’s National Marbles Tournament, held on the beach in the Wildwoods, once again attracted Mibsters and their families from across the country – as well as crowds and onlookers – to play more than 1,200 games of marbles at Ringer Stadium on the Wildwoods beach, all competing for national honors, college scholarships and numerous prizes and awards.
For additional information, visit www.NationalMarblesTournament.org or call (304) 337-2764.
For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call (800) 992-9732.