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South Pittsburgh mibsters continue to shine in national tournament



Pittsburgh “mibsters,” or marble shooters, continue to show up in the current standings at the 87th National Marbles Tournament in Wildwood, N.J.

In the girls division, Penelope Bauer, 13, of Pittsburgh, is maintaining her first place standing with 31 total wins and only two losses. Bailey Narr, 10, of Pittsburgh, has moved into second place from her third place spot yesterday. In the boys division, Brandon Matchett, 11, of Pittsburgh, has moved down a spot into fourth place, and Nick Cavacini, 10, of Shaler, continues to maintain his 11th place spot.

Allegheny County's two alternate competitors in the boys division are also continuing to do well. Jordan Narr, 12, of Pittsburgh, is maintaining his fifth place position, and Benjamin Eddings, 11, of Pittsburgh, has moved up to 10th place.

The “mibsters” will play more than 1,200 games of “ringer” over the four-day tournament. Participants compete for national honors, college scholarships and numerous prizes and awards. The national champions will be crowned on Thursday, June 24, after a final match of best out of 15 games is played by the top two players in each division.


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