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The Chocolatiers are a brown team introduced in Marble League 2016 and are represented by Cocoa, Choc, Mocha, and Bonbon.

Team Members Edit

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Choc, Cocoa, Mocha, Bonbon are the original members of the Chocolatiers. Fudge was added to the team in 2018. Cocoa became team captain in 2019, though Choc took the role of captain in 2020.

2016 Team 2017 Team 2018 Team 2019 Team 2020 Team
Choc Choc Choc Choc Choc Captain
Cocoa Cocoa Cocoa Cocoa Captain Cocoa
Mocha Mocha Mocha Mocha Mocha
Bonbon Bonbon Bonbon Bonbon Bonbon
Fudge Fudge Fudge
Color Meaning
Team Member
Reserve Member
Injured

CoachesEdit

Coach From To Events G S B Tot. Honors
Truffle 15 March 2019[1] present 16 0 1 1 2

Note: Events include any kind of events (friendlies, other tournaments, ...).

History Edit

Pre-Marble League Edit

The Chocolatiers come from villages around Mount Bonsel in South America, which are famous for their chocolate-based confections. In fact, it is the site of the world's biggest chocolate festival, held at the mountaintop village of Bonsel, known by tourists as the "Sweetest Place on Marblearth". The five original members of the Chocolatiers first met each other in a Bonsel chocolate festival in 2012.

Prior to their marble sports career, these five were local confectioners working in towns around the base of Mount Bonsel. Choc is from Giradel, Cocoa hails from Lindel, Mocha comes from Toblel, and Fudge is from Ferrel. Bonbon hails from Bonsel, which is why he was always involved in organizing the festival. Before the festival in 2012, Bonbon invited Cocoa, Choc, Mocha, and Fudge to take part in a festival project to create the longest chocolate bar. Over the course of ten days, the confectioners worked days and night to make the bar.

The project turned out to be a huge success as the chocolate bar ended up breaking the world record, leading the confectioners to throw a world record ceremony. The ceremony was attended by marbles from across the South American region. There were also many celebrities that attended, including former Extreme Lucha Marbre Championship wrestler Candy, who had been competing in the Surculo as a member of his own team, the Jawbreakers, for the last two years.

Candy was the guest speaker of the night, congratulating the confectioners on their most recent achievement. After the ceremony ended, Candy approached Bonbon and his friends. They all proceeded to have a long talk throughout the night. Candy shared his experience and story of success in the ELMC and the Surculo to the confectioners, while Bonbon revealed to Candy how he and his friends had made their record-breaking chocolate bar. This was the night that changed the lives of the five confectioners forever.

The next week, the five met up once more in a gymnasium, trying to figure out what to do with the leftovers of the chocolate bar. While others were still talking, Cocoa rolled away from the group and started charging at the chocolate bar, leaping off a ramp and jumping over the bar. The four others, after seeing what Cocoa had just done, decided to do the same after measuring the bar. Each four of them landed on the bar, and Fudge, who was the last to jump, accidentally snapped the bar in half. This eventually led them to form a new marble sports team: the Chocolatiers.

Fudge initially declined to join the team and stayed in Ferrel due to his embarrassment from the chocolate bar incident. Cocoa, Choc, Mocha, and Bonbon applied for participation in the 2013 Surculo championship just before the deadline. The Chocolatiers did not impress early on, only scoring bottom half finishes in the first half. In an attempt to improve, the team hired Praline as their trainer early in the season, but felt that they were not prepared enough.

After the 2013 Surculo ended, the Chocolatiers hired Truffle to replace Praline, whom they had sacked, as team coach. The results were impressive. The team went on to do really well in the 2014 Surculo, earning them a spot in the elite league by finishing sixth. The Chocolatiers went on to keep their momentum into the 2015 Surculo, dominating the first half of the season with a string of consecutive podium finishes. Unfortunately, the team had a hard time in the second half, and eventually finished fifth overall.

The Chocolatiers had heard of the Marble League from the Jawbreakers, with whom they had remained friendly. Candy had told the Chocolatiers earlier that the top three teams from the 2015 Surculo would be offered a participation spot in Marble League 2016. This meant that the Jawbreakers, the Rojo Rollers, and the Quicksilvers would be invited. However, the Quicksilvers declined, as did the fourth-placed Jungle Jumpers. The Chocolatiers, who never thought they would ever get invited, were given a participation spot in Marble League 2016, which they accepted.[2]

2016Edit

The Chocolatiers had a poor start to Marble League 2016, coming 14th in the first event, Balancing. They followed this up with a better 5th-place finish in Event 2, Relay Race. This was followed by five events where they finished in the bottom half, dropping the team to 14th overall. A glimmer of revitalization came for the team when in Event 8, 10 Meter Sprint, Choc earned the team their first ever Marble League medal, a silver. The team came 5th in two of the four remaining events, Team Pursuit and Quartet Diving, but failed to earn any points in the other two events. The Chocolatiers finished their first Marble League season in a mediocre thirteenth place overall. Cocoa admitted that her team were not prepared for the level of competition.

The Chocolatiers returned to their homes and started to look for a place to build a training facility. They found a place at the foot of Mount Bonsel, just outside of Ferrel and, in late 2016, they started to construct the Cocoa Arena. The construction was supervised by Fudge, and it was finished midway through 2017. While they waited for construction to finish, the team trained in Jawnair in a separate facility to the Jawbreakers.[2]

2017Edit

The Chocolatiers traveled to Knikkegen to take part in the Marble League 2017 Qualifiers. They had a string of mid-table results, except for Sand Rally, where Bonbon finished second-to-last. Nonetheless, the team still qualified for Marble League 2017 in 9th overall. Bonbon revealed that his team were trying to conserve their energy for the main tournament.

The Chocolatiers started off Marble League 2017 really well, with Mocha finishing sixth in the first event, Funnel Race. Cocoa built on this momentum and poured into her jump during Event 2, Long Jump. Scoring a distance of 71.3 cm, she won the event, earning her team their first gold medal and taking them to the top of the standings. The team spent the rest of the first half of the season with mid-table results, keeping them within the top half of the standings. By the end of Event 6, Relay Run, the team were in 5th overall.

Unfortunately, the Chocolatiers could not keep this up in the second half. The team were indeed dominant in the first four events, but only scored three top-half finishes in three of the remaining events. They managed to earn a silver medal in Event 10, Archery. This put the team into 4th overall, but it wasn't enough for them to keep their position in the standings. Bonbon only managed to save the team from falling further down the standings, while also redeeming himself from his poor performance earlier in the Qualifiers, with a fourth-place finish in the final event, Sand Rally. The Chocolatiers concluded Marble League 2017 in 8th overall.

After observing the Chocolatiers' poor performances in the second half of the season, critics started to refer to the team as the "Choke-latiers". Needless to say, the team were not very happy about it. They returned home without much fanfare as they started to train for the Marble League 2018 Qualifiers. During one of their training sessions, the team also contacted Fudge, who accepted the request to join the team as reserve member.[2]

2018Edit

The Chocolatiers were seeded in Group A for the Marble League 2018 Qualifiers, along with fellow Surculo competitors, including the Jawbreakers. Also in the group were one of their customers far away from home: the Minty Maniacs, who hail from Herbotamia. Despite starting strong with a fourth-place finish in the first event, Curling, the Chocolatiers could not achieve good results in the remainder of the events. The team finished in 7th, failing to qualify for Marble League 2018, along with all other Surculo teams, including the Jungle Jumpers, who competed in Group B.

While watching Marble League 2018 from the stands, the Chocolatiers decided they could not afford doing nothing else. As a result, they decided to help run the concessions in the Arctic Circle. There, they were able to sell their homemade chocolate bars and chocolate beverages to fans watching the tournament, allowing them to earn enough money to publicize the Bonsel Chocolate Festival.

The Chocolatiers also took part in several offseason events, starting with the Marble League 2018 Consolation Race, where Cocoa had an encouraging performance by finishing second after having led much of the race. Choc was supposed to participate in the 100 Meter Water Race, but he was unable to attend as he got caught up with the preparations for the year's Bonsel Chocolate Festival, which was held at the same time as the race. The team took part in the Amazing Maze Marble Race, where they were eliminated in the group stage.[2]

2019Edit

Fans remained doubtful that the Chocolatiers would qualify for Marble League 2019. Much to their surprise, the team had a strong start to the Marble League 2019 Qualifiers. Mocha repeated her success two years earlier in the first event, Funnel Race, by finishing fourth. This was followed by two disappointing fifteenth-place finishes, and the team dropped to 14th overall. Fortunately, Cocoa was able to turn this around with a fourth-place finish in the final event, Underwater Race. As a result, the Chocolatiers qualified for the main tournament in twelfth place.

In the gap between the Qualifiers and Marble League 2019, the Chocolatiers took part of their time to pay a visit to the Minty Maniacs in Herbotamia. There, they worked on a new mint chocolate ice cream flavor named "Mint Chocolate Condition", which was released under the Marble League brand. The Chocolatiers then returned to the Seven Seas Stadium and met their coach, Truffle, as they got back to training for Marble League 2019.

Just like in 2017, the Chocolatiers had a great start to Marble League 2019. Choc was able to speed past most of his opponents in Event 1, Underwater Race, winning his team a bronze medal. Unfortunately, the team had a bad performance in the next two events, dropping them to eleventh. Thankfully, they started to turn things around with a ninth-place finish in Event 4, Gravitrax Slalom, and a sixth-place finish in Event 5, 5 Meter Sprint. However, they again stumbled in the next two events with two bottom half finishes. The team dropped to 12th overall.

Then came the next event, Summer Biathlon. The Chocolatiers chose Bonbon to represent them in the event. Using his experience from the Sand Rally event two years earlier, Bonbon managed to make it to the final, where he nearly overtook Hop of the Jungle Jumpers into the finish line, only to miss out on first place in a photo finish, with Hop beating him by just three-thousandths-a-second. This earned the team another medal of the season, a silver, and the team rose to 10th overall into the halfway mark of the season.

However, the Chocolatiers had a poor second half, much like in 2017. Mocha finished sixth in Event 9, Hurdles Race, but the team fell to twelfth place in the standings. This was followed by another "Choke-latiers" streak with three poor finishes, including a DNF for Cocoa in Dirt Race. The Chocolatiers did start to rise again, but it was too late. A string of mixed results in the final four events, including a fourth-place finish in Event 15, Collison, could only bring the Chocolatiers to finish Marble League 2019 in 12th overall.[2]

2020Edit

In early 2020, the Chocolatiers announced a change in their roster. Cocoa relinquished the role of team captain and handed it over to Choc. When questioned about it, Cocoa denied rumors relating this team captain change to her inability to handle the pressure from her former role. She claimed that she had what it takes to keep her team in shape, only to later admit that Choc has even more energy.[2]

However, in the Marble League 2020 Qualifiers the Chocolatiers failed to qualify for the Marble League. This was the first time they had missed out on the Marble League since 2018.

Marble League 2016 Edit

Main article: Marble League 2016
Chocolatiers
Event Participant Final Result Place Points Overall Standing
Balancing All 210 cm 14th 0 14th
Relay Race All 23.30 sec. 5th 3 9th
Collision All Heat Loss 9th 0 11th
Sand Rally Mocha 0:58.69 11th 0 12th
Long Jump Choc 74.8 cm 15th 0 13th
Water Race Cocoa 1:24.62 11th 0 13th
High Jump Bonbon X 15th 0 14th
10 Meter Sprint Choc 5.072 sec. 2nd 7 11th
Team Pursuit All 25.86 sec. 5th 3 11th
Precision Slalom All 9 pts 10th 0 13th
Quartet Diving All 35.61 pts 5th 3 13th
Hurdles Choc 5.95 sec. 15th 0 13th

Marble League 2017 Edit

Main article: Marble League 2017

QualifiersEdit

The Chocolatiers qualified for Marble League 2017.

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Relay Race All 10.47 sec. 5th 8 5th
Sand Race Bonbon 29.51 sec. 15th 0 9th
Block Pushing All 58.0 cm 9th 4 12th
Funnel Spin Cocoa 0:55.32 5th 8 10th

Main Tournament Edit

Event Participant Final Result Place Points Overall Standing
Funnel Race Mocha 1:22.72 6th 10 6th
Long Jump Cocoa 71.3 cm 1st 25 1st
Fidget Spinner Collision All Heat Loss 9th 7 2nd
5-meter Sprint Choc 6.87 sec. 4th 12 2nd
Hurdles Bonbon 10.66 sec. 12th 4 2nd
Relay Run All 11.63 sec. 10th 6 5th
Block Pushing All 73.6 cm 7th 9 5th
High Jump Cocoa 36 cm 14th 2 8th
Steeplechase All 46.24 sec. 15th 1 10th
Archery All 37.5 pts 2nd 20 4th
Underwater Race Mocha 14.12 sec. 14th 2 8th
Sand Rally Bonbon 1:27.40 4th 12 8th

Marble League 2018 Edit

Main article: Marble League 2018

QualifiersEdit

The Chocolatiers failed to qualify for Marble League 2018. They competed in Group A.

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Curling All 3rd Place Loss 4th 5 4th
Snow Race Bonbon 23.74 sec. 8th 1 7th
5 Meter Ice Dash Choc 5.05 sec. 5th 4 7th
Halfpipe All 39.23 sec. 6th 3 7th

Other 2018 Competitions Edit

The Chocolatiers took part in two other competitions in 2018: the Marble League 2018 Consolation Race and the Amazing Maze Marble Race. Choc was going to represent the team in the 100 Meter Water Race, but the team were caught up with a meeting. As a result, the team did not attend the event.

Event Participant Final Result Place
Marble League 2018 Consolation Race Cocoa 44.62 sec. 2nd
100 Meter Water Race Choc DNS -
Amazing Maze Marble Race All 31 pts 15th

Marble League 2019 Edit

Main article: Marble League 2019
Chocolatiers Logo

Chocolatiers' original logo for the 2019 season, designed by Hersh.

Chocolatiers Pim Logo

Chocolatiers logo, designed by Pim Leurs.

QualifiersEdit

The Chocolatiers qualified for Marble League 2019 after failing to qualify the previous year.

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Funnel Race Mocha 1:24.24 4th 15 4th
Block Pushing All 95.1 cm 15th 4 10th
Relay Race All 10.79 sec. 15th 4 14th
Underwater Race Cocoa (C) 28.35 sec. 4th 15 12th

Main TournamentEdit

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Underwater Race Choc 15.47 sec. 3rd 15 3rd
Funnel Race Bonbon 1:34.51 13th 3 7th
Balancing All 172 cm 15th 1 11th
Gravitrax Slalom All 8.80 sec. 9th 7 10th
5 Meter Sprint Cocoa (C) 6.206 sec. 6th 10 9th
Relay Run All 10.227 sec. 15th 1 12th
Block Pushing All 58.5 cm 10th 6 12th
Summer Biathlon Bonbon 31.447 sec. 2nd 20 10th
Hurdles Race Mocha 9.028 sec. 6th 10 12th
Hubelino Maze All 49 11th 5 12th
Dirt Race Cocoa (C) DNF 10th 6 11th
Rafting All 39.70 sec. 13th 3 11th
Elimination Race Bonbon 16.66 sec. 6th 10 10th
Surfing Choc 47.07 9th 7 10th
Collision All 3rd Place Match Loss 4th 12 10th
Sand Rally Cocoa (C) 2:03.38 11th 5 12th

Marble League 2020Edit

Main article: Marble League 2020

QualifiersEdit

The Chocolatiers failed to qualify for Marble League 2020.

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Balancing All 295 cm 13th 7 13th
Funnel Endurance Cocoa 2:09.26 7th 13 12th
Block Pushing All 57.7 cm 14th 6 14th
5 Meter Sprint Bonbon 5.342 sec. 12th 8 16th

ResultsEdit

Marble LeagueEdit

Year Events Medals Result Points
G S B Tot.
2016 12 0 1 0 1 13th 16
2017 12 1 1 0 2 8th 110
2018 Did not qualify
2019 16 0 1 1 2 12th 121
2020 Did not qualify

Team Members' Individual ScoresEdit

Marble LeagueEdit

Marble Competed in Individual events
participated in
Medals Won Total Individual Points
Bonbon Marble League 2016
Marble League 2017
Marble League 2019
High Jump (2016)
Hurdles (2017)
Sand Rally (2017)
Funnel Race (2019)
Summer Biathlon (2019)
Elimination Race (2019)
0 gold medals
1 silver medal
0 bronze medals
49 pts
Choc Marble League 2016
Marble League 2017
Marble League 2019
Long Jump (2016)
10 Meter Sprint (2016)
Hurdles (2016)
5-Meter Sprint (2017)
Underwater Race (2019)
Surfing (2019)
0 gold medals
1 silver medal
1 bronze medal
41 pts
Cocoa Marble League 2016
Marble League 2017
Marble League 2019
Water Race (2016)
Long Jump (2017)
High Jump (2017)
5 Meter Sprint (2019)
Dirt Race (2019)
Sand Rally (2019)
1 gold medal
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
48 pts
Fudge Marble League 2019 0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
0 pts
Mocha Marble League 2016
Marble League 2017
Marble League 2019
Sand Rally (2016)
Funnel Race (2017)
Underwater Race (2017)
Hurdles Race (2019)
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
22 pts

Italics - As reserve member

Trivia Edit

  • The Chocolatiers are the first team to change their captain. Cocoa was captain in 2019 and was replaced with Choc in 2020.
  • The original Chocolatiers hashtag, #TopDeck, is a reference to the Cadbury chocolate bar of the same name.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Skystrykr (15th March 2019). 2019 MarbleLympics - Team Members. Reddit.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Stynth (10th June 2020). RetRollSpective – Chocolatiers. Marble Sports.
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