Eddie Kane 13, eyes up a shot during the marbles competition. Wildwood schools will finally have students to compete in this years national marbles tournament in June. The schools held a mini tournament at Ringer Stadium on the beach, to see who goes to nationals. Monday May 13, 2013. (Dale Gerhard/The Press of Atlantic City)

Dale Gerhard

Wildwood will host the National Marbles Tournament starting today at Ringer Stadium.

Now in its 90th year, the tournament will begin at 8 a.m. at the stadium at Wildwood Avenue and the beach. Mibsters, or marble shooters, will compete for awards, prizes and scholarships.

The tournament is expected to draw thousands from around the country.

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The young marbles players will compete in more than a 1,200 games during the tournament that ends Saturday.

During the competition, the youths will try to be the first to knock seven marbles out of a circle using a shooter marble. The games are played on the beach in rings that were built for the competition.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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