CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West
Virginia Division of Culture and History will host the ninth annual A. James
Manchin Marble Tournament sponsored by the West Virginia Marble Shooters
Association (WVMSA) on Saturday, April 15, at the Culture Center, State Capitol
Complex in Charleston. The free tournament is open to children from 7 to 14
years of age and all skill levels.
Interested participants may
register at the Culture Center from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. that morning. A
practice session and chance to learn tips about playing marbles will begin at
12:30 p.m. and lasts until the tournament commences at 1:30 p.m. Tournament
marbles will be provided and are available for purchase.
The tournament’s marble game,
Ringer, is played by placing 13 marbles in the form of an “X” in a 10-foot
circle with players alternating shots. National contest rules will apply in the
competition and can be found by visiting the website, www.nationalmarblestournament.org.