A Marble Program for Kids

Our philosophy

While the Frederick County Knucklers, a Middletown Rec Council program, is based out of Middletown where our marble shooting rings are located, we reach out to boys and girls ages 7 to 14 throughout Frederick County and in Frederick City. Throughout the year we reach out to over 600 kids through scouting, educational and other activities to introduce them to the fun of both playing and collecting marbles. We show them how to play the game of ringer on portable marble rings and then send them home with a free bag of marbles along with an invitation to pursue the sport of competitive marbles as a member of the Frederick County Knucklers. 

As a member of the Knucklers the kids learn the art of shooting a marble and then proving their skill in several tournaments throughout the spring and early summer months with the top players competing in a four day long national competition at the beach in Wildwood, New Jersey. This year we sent four boys and three girls to that national event which celebrated its 90th anniversary.  
All this, from the free bag of marbles, the local tournaments, to the trips to Wildwood are provided at no cost to the children or their famil
ies. A policy of which we are very proud.

Marilyn Fisher


Dominic Rudakevych 

2014 National Champions

If your child would like to join the Knucklers and learn the fun of playing competitive marbles and the joy of becoming a collector don’t hesitate to contact any of the folks listed below for more information.

Art Staus – 301-371-5293 -
Ben Nelson – 301-778-2874 – ben@fffirs.com




Come See the 2015 Marble Collector Show & Festival  !!!

Saturday - March 28, 2015 at the e-Ventplex at the Frederick Fairgrounds

Click on the 2015 Marble Show Tab for More Information & for the Coloring Contest Materials 

Be Sure to Acknowledge and Support Our Sponsors

Frederick Sweeps National Marble Tournament Dominic Rudakevych of Middletown and Marilyn Fisher of Braddock Heights were crown the King and Queen of Marbles by winning the National Marble Championships held last week in Wildwood, New Jersey. Dominic and Marilyn, both age 13, came out on top after four days of tough competition against marble players ages 7 to 14 from all across the United States. In addition to winning the National championship, Dominic also placed first during the preliminary competition with 38 wins and only two losses and he won the trophy for most “sticks” which is the equivalent of running the table in pool without allowing your opponent a shot. Lauren Young and Brooke Donald both of Braddock Heights and James Bongard of Middletown also competed and enjoyed success in the National Tournament. Both Dominic and Marilyn have been shooting competitive marbles for four years and have worked countless hours on developing the skills required to earn their championship status.  

The 2015 Practice and tournament Schedule is posted at the bottom of this page !