By RICHARD F. BELISLE
Staff Writer, Waynesboro
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Doug Watson has a new shooter and he's ready.
Watson, 12, a Greencastle Middle Schooler, leaves Sunday for Wildwood, N.J., where he will get down on his knees, train his eye, line up his thumb and compete against 200 other youngsters in the week-long National Marbles Tournament.
"I've been practicing and I'm ready," said Watson of 31 South Ridge St., Greencastle.
He said he's been working on his backspin.
Watson practices on his cellar floor. "It's not very even," he said.
He'll play on clay in New Jersey and compete for a $2,000 scholarship.
Watson said he's only been playing marbles since November, but he feels he has a natural talent for the game. He won the right to represent Franklin County at the nationals by winning five of six local tournaments in Greencastle this spring.