Germany beats England in the final of the 2014 World Marbles Championships. Elly Park reports.
REPORTER: Shooting marbles is a serious game here in West Sussex where the 2014 World Marbles Championship is taking place. The aim is to knock 25 marbles out of a ring of 49 - which doesn't only require glass balls, but also special skills, explains one player.
LAYLA KARA, PLAYER: "If you really master the back spin you end up playing a lot better and because shooting and getting marbles out is good but you need to stay in the ring."
REPORTER: The sport has reportedly been played at this location since 1588, although the world championship first took place in1932. This year's finals were a standoff between two old rivals - the English Handcross 49's versus Germany's 1st McErzgebirge. The Germans knocked out the Brits 30 to 7 and for them victory seems like a matter of national pride.
What, no puns about players losing their marbles? Come on Reuters, you're losing your touch!