Block Pushing is an event featured in the Marble League. As the name suggests, each team aims to push their block as far as possible.
The Jungle Jumpers currently hold the most medals in Block Pushing.
Four teams of four marbles compete in a single heat, attempting to push their block as far as possible in their lane. The top two teams, in each heat, after each team pushing twice, advance to the semifinals. After four heats, there are only eight teams remaining, and the same elimination process applies, with the top two teams of each heat moving to the final. During the final, there are four teams.The furthest push gets gold, the second furthest gets silver, and so on.
There were several changes made to the Block Pushing event in 2019. The current iteration of the event has no heats, semifinals, or finals. Instead, two teams face off at a time, attempting to push their block the furthest in their lane. After one push, teams switch lanes and try again. The teams furthest push is counted as their score.
At the end of the event, each teams furthest push is counted as their score for the event. The scores are ranked, and the teams place on how their push compared to all other teams. Each team is not required to beat the team they are facing off against. The furthest push gets gold, the second furthest silver, and so on, just like the 2017 version.
Additionally, the blocks were made lighter and easier to push, making the previous Marble League Record obsolete (including the 2019 qualifying round, as the event ruleset was slightly changed).
|Year||Event||Winner||Runner Up||Third Place|
|2017||Marble League 2017 Qualifiers||Jungle Jumpers||Kobalts||Team Primary|
|Marble League 2017||O'rangers||Team Momo||Pinkies|
|2019||Marble League 2019 Qualifiers||Green Ducks||Limers||Jungle Jumpers|
|Marble League 2019||Midnight Wisps||Team Galactic||Mellow Yellow|
Marble League 2017 QualifiersEdit
- Main article: Marble League 2017 Qualifiers
Block Pushing was one of the four qualifying events at the Marble League 2017 Qualifiers. A shortened version of the events was used which included no finals but simply 4 heats. The winner of this qualifier was the Jungle Jumpers with a push of 73.3 cm. The Kobalts placed second with Team Primary in third.
Marble League 2017Edit
- Main article: Marble League 2017
Block Pushing was featured as the seventh event of Marble League 2017. The eventual champions, the O'rangers, won gold with a record push of 82.6 cm. Team Momo won silver and the Pinkies picked up third.
Marble League 2019 QualifiersEdit
- Main article: Marble League 2019 Qualifiers
Block Pushing in the Marble League 2019 Qualifiers differs slightly from the main event version. There are five heats, however there are no finals. The Green Ducks took gold, with the Limers taking silver, and the Jungle Jumpers bronze.
Marble League 2019Edit
- Main article: Marble League 2019