• Short Summary

    The World Marbles Championship was held at the village in at Tinsley Green in the south of England on Sunday (28 April), and ended with a resounding victory for the team known as the Toucan Terribles.

  • Description

    The World Marbles Championship was held at the village in at Tinsley Green in the south of England on Sunday (28 April), and ended with a resounding victory for the team known as the Toucan Terribles.

    In the game of marbles each player has his own glass sphere -- known as a tolley -- with which he tries to knock as many marbles as possible off a concrete slab.

    In the finals, between the Toucan Terribles and the Rams, one of the Toucan Terribles launched himself on a brilliant break of 25 points. This was enough to win the game, since it was half the number of marbles on the slab -- the winning target.

    Players of this ancient game are no mere dilettantes. Rain had forced them to abandon the Championships half way through a few weeks ago, but they gathered on Sunday to try again.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2G1Y8W1IZ852L1UNDXYRDGAV6
    Media URN:
    VLVA2G1Y8W1IZ852L1UNDXYRDGAV6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/04/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment