Maryland teens win marbles championship

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Associated Press

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 8:36 AM

Updated Friday, Jun 20 at 11:01 AM

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Two teenagers from Maryland have taken all the marbles.

Marilyn Fisher and Dominic Rudakevych of Middletown Valley won the 91st annual National Marbles Championship in Wildwood, New Jersey, on Thursday.

Forty-two boys and girls competed in the event, in which contestants shoot 13 target marbles outside a circle while trying to keep the shooter marble inside the ring.

Fisher defeated Kelsey Baran of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, to become queen of the tournament. Her brother was boys' champion last year.

Rudakevych beat Luke Gaffigan.

Rudakevych tells The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1iqFBjW ) suspense is his favorite part of the game.

Fisher appreciates the skill needed to win.

The 13-year-olds received $2,000 scholarships, watches, trophies and crowns.

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Information from: The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.), http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com

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