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Marble Tournament Held In Charleston

Reported: Apr. 19, 2014 7:09 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va (Kera Mashek) -- A game familiar to generations past is being played by some youngsters this weekend.

The annual A. James Manchin Marble Tournament is being held at the West Virginia Culture Center. The competition is sponsored by the state's Marble Shooters Association.

Kids ages seven through 12 of all skill levels came together to put their marbles talents to the test.

If you're not familiar with the game, players compete in a match called "ringer," played by placing 13 marbles in the form of an "x" in a big circle.

Players take alternate shots to move the marbles along.

This is the sixth year players have come together for the tournament.

Manchin, a longtime politcian who served as West Virginia Treasurer, West Virginia Secretary of State and a member of the Legislature, was known for his love of the game. The event is named in his honor.



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