This time, it wasn’t even close.
Kansas City’s attempt to reclaim the world record for holding the largest marble tournament fell short — by 576 people.
The Guinness Book of World Records pegs attendance at the largest marble tournament ever at 876 people, which the Boy Scouts of America set in 2010 in Devore, Calif.
The Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City organized Saturday’s record-breaking attempt at Swinney Recreation Center on the University of Missouri-Kansas City campus.
“Only 300 people showed up, but we had a blast,” said Cassie Mundt, spokeswoman for the toy museum. “It was a gorgeous day outside and we were competing with so many other family friendly events going on in Kansas City. But we did get to introduce marbles to a whole new generation of kids.”
The California Scouts broke the record the Kansas City museum set in 2007, when 677 marbles players participated.