The Ohio Glass Museum is offering an opportunity for children ages 7-14 to participate in a county-wide Marbles Tournament.
One winning boy and girl from the local tournament will be eligible to compete in the National Marbles Tournament to be held in Wildwood, New Jersey June 16th thru 22nd, 2013. More details can be found at the National Marbles Tournament website.
2012 winners were Michael Taylor and Monica Taylor from Rushville.
2013 winners were 9-year old Dominic Tipton and 10-year old Esther Wersell. Five girls and twelve boys participated in this years local tournament held at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds on May 11. One of the referees shown with the winners was Brad Hajost.
Opening ceremonies were conducted by Troop 5 from the First Presbyterian Church under the Leadership of Tim Shaw and included Presentation of the U.S. Flag and Pledge of Allegiance. Flag bearers were Matt Bates, Clark Bates and Chance Ross.
The "mibsters" (marble shooters) will compete for national honors, college scholarships and numerous prizes and awards. The mibsters will play more that 1,200 games over the four-day tournament in Wildwood at Ringer Stadium. Champions from local tournaments held in cities and counties around the United States represent thousands of competitors and converge on Wildwood for a week of serious marble competition and fun on amusement rides and boardwalk attractions.
The National Marbles Tournament was first held in 1922. the national comittee operates the tournament which is composed of a group of volunteer men & women from various walks of life, from around the country that have a common interest in the game of marbles. National Marbles Tournament Inc. is a Non-Profit organization under US tax code 501(c)(3).
Our local tournament was organized by co-directors, Bill Eckman and Rosemary Hajost. The tournament could not be possible without the volunteers, referees and local sponsors for whom we are ever greatful for their participation.
For more information on participating in 2014, contact the museum at 740.687.0101 and ask for Bill Eckman.
Ohio Glass Museum
(740) 687-0101 Location 124 W Main St., Lancaster, Ohio 43130 (map)
Mar-Oct: Tuesday - Sunday 1-4 pm and by appointment, Closed on Mondays
Nov-Feb: Tuesday-Saturday 1-4 pm and by appointment, Closed on Sundays, Mondays
We are closed on these holidays: New Years Eve and Day, Good Friday and Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Chrismas Eve and Day.