Everyone's invited to join some fun games of marbles which will be taking place in the ring at Ye Olde Church Fair (cnr Tweed & Mullumbimbi Sts) on Saturday 11th June from 10am to 11.30am. This is a fun practise run for the AUSTRALIAN MARBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS which will be held on Sunday 12th June. Read more below...
When: Sun 12th June 2016: from 10am - 2pm
Where: Church Grounds ... Cnr Tweed & Mullumbimbi St
Throw your best marbles into the ring for the 2016 Australian Marbles Championships - PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO SUNDAY THIS YEAR - due to its expanding popularity. Come along and have a go:
Aust Schools Team Challenge - 10am
Australian Junior Championship - 12pm
Australian Open Championship - 1pm
Preliminary Trials for National Selection! (yes, we are putting together a national team and hoping to make it to the world championships! If you're interested in competiting or getting involved as an organiser, please contact Mary Ashton.)
Ph: Mary - 0429 150 555
HELP MARY GET HER MARBLES BACK!
The organiser of the Australian Marbles Championships held in Brunswick Heads on June long weekend is running out of marbles & needs your help. From a healthy bag load close to 1,000 8yrs ago, Mary Ashton is down to about 150.
“I’ve been donating bags of marbles to interested primary schools in the area since 2008, to get the kids started for the yearly championships, & my stocks have dwindled,” she said. As well as providing all the marbles during competition, she said there is naturally many that go missing either into the grass, or into little pockets each year.
Mary is asking for the community to donate any spare, unwanted, never used marbles to the cause. There are collection buckets in Bangalow, Ocean Shores & Kingscliff Summerland Credit Union branches, Sabi Sushi Bar in Ocean Shroes & Brunz Kids in Brunswick Heads.
WIN, WIN, WIN...Yes, Win a $100 Sabi Sushi voucher if you join the competition & guess how many marbles will be collected from now up to close of business on June 8th. For a $2.00 donation online to BSB: 728 728 Acc No: 22310508. email through receipt with your estimation. firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Australian Marbles Championship Inc is now registered with the Department of Fair Trading & secured for the Brunswick Valley & this is our initial fundraiser. And, that’s not all … Brunz Kids is offering a $50 voucher to the person who donates the most marbles into their bucket. Winners announced at this year’s championships on Sunday June 12thChurchyard , Cnr Tweed & Mullumbimbi St Brunswick Heads around 1.30pm .
Ph: 0429 150 555
LEARN HOW TO PLAY MARBLES
There are many different types of marble games and rules that have been, and continue to be played in Australia & throughout the world. For our Australian Marbles Championships, we play the ‘Brunswick Heads Rules’.
- In these championships, we play "FOR FAIR". ie all marbles are returned to the owner – and are ‘NOT FOR KEEPS”
- These championships are knock-out matches and round winners can progress to semi finals and finals. – if required.
- Numbers of players (MIBSTERS) per round/game will be determined by the referee and tournament organisers after registration of competitors.
- RING SET UP -13 marbles are placed in the centre of the ring in a cross pattern.
- RING SIZES can vary depending on categories and level of competition.
- Glass marbles are to be no bigger than 3/4" (three quarters of an inch).
- A “TAW” is the name of the players shooting marble.
- "LAGGING" determines who goes first. Players shoot or toss towards a designated line. Closest to the line goes first, next closest - 2nd, 3rd etc ..
- To PLAY - Players shooting hand must touch the ground – using a middle finger flick (younger players) or the official “KNUCKLE DOWN” (thumb flick) shot.
- Players can shoot from any point around the ring - called “taking rounders”
- FUDGING is a foul shoot – so the next player takes a turn. (Thrusting hand forward with the flick)
- FOUL SHOTS - If a marble is knocked out by an illegal action or foul shot, it is returned to the centre of the ring, and the next mibster takes a shot.
- TAKING TURNS – if a shooter knocks a marble out of the ring, he/she has another turn. If he/she fails to knock a marble out - the next mibster takes a turn.
- To score a marble, it must be totally outside the ring.
- Marbles knocked out are collected and placed in the scorer’s tally cup tally.
- If a marble lands on the Gutter line (perimeter of the ring) it is still counted as ‘IN’
- If your TAW is in the ring at the end of your turn, you must remove it without disturbing other marbles in the ring.
- The winner is the shooter who hits the most marbles out of the ring.
- If there is a tie when all marbles are knocked out, the tied shooters play a rematch.
- Shooters are not permitted to step/walk inside the ring.
REFEREE & TOURNAMENT ORGANISER'S DECISIONS ARE FINAL