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Losing your marbles at the World Championship

On Good Friday every year, contestants from all over the world gather at The Greyhound pub in Tinsley Green, Sussex to take part in the British and World Marble Championships. The game is played between two teams of six players in a ring with a diameter of six feet. The object of the game is to knock 25 out of 49 'target marbles' out of the ring using 'tolley' marbles before the opposing team.

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German player Andreas vom Rothenbarth takes a shot in the British and World Marble Championships on April 6 in Tinsley Green, England.

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Marbles are displayed for sale at the British and World Marble Championships on April 6, 2012 in Tinsey Green, England.

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A player takes a shot in the British and World Marble Championships on April 6, in Tinsley Green, England.

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A player collects his marble at the at the British and World Marble Championships on April 6, in Tinsey Green, England.