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A tribute in memory of Ian Derek Gardner 27th April 1956 – 22nd June 2016

Ian was from a family of marble players, his dad Derek played for many years as did his brother Colin, his sister Janice and his son Chris.

Ian Gardner
Competitor at the World Marbles Championship
By George Nelson
Vice April 8, 2015


Ian Gardner
"I've been playing marbles for 40 years. It takes a lot of practice, like every other sport, but now I'm getting old I don't practice so much—it's hard getting up and down now; my legs ache. I've won the team event 14 times. That's not too bad, is it?"

Ian Played in the Black Dog team continually for 37 years from 1980 until 2016, he was individuals champion in 1986 & 2010, and he has played in the golden oldies since 2006 and was the winner in 2009.

He is the only player in the team who has played in all its 37 championship, Colin and Steve have played in 36 missing only one year each.

The Black Dog team have been finalist 19 times wining the Championships 14 times the last in 2013.

Ian Gardner Individula Winner

Individual Championship 2010


Team Winners Black Dog Boozers 2013
Ian second from the left

An artical about the Black Dog marbles team is the first of current teams that still play at Tinsley today,

This year 14 team took part, the weather was dry but a bit cold at time and it was not even dark at the end of the tournament.

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