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Ducky is a member of the Green Ducks. They were part of the team that finished second in their first Marble League, Marble League 2019, the best finish for a rookie team in the Marble League. Their best performance so far was in the 2019 Dirt Race where, in the final, they managed to fight past Swifty of the Savage Speeders and Rozzy of the championship rivals Raspberry Racers to win a silver medal.

History

Pre-Marble League

Ducky and the rest of the Green Ducks are a team from the Brace Isles who have have been fans of marble sports since a young age. They were a farmhand on a duck farm along with Quacky and Goose, who were working while completing their primary education. In 2014 they were joined by Mallard and Billy who started working on the farm to support their family after the death of one of their parents. The group bonded over their love for the Marble League.

The Green Ducks in the Jungle Jumpers fan area

In 2017, Mallard secretly entered a bid to get tickets to Marble League 2017, and won. They surprised their friends with a trip to see the games in Knikkegen and watched from the Jungle Jumpers fan area, the team they supported as their colors reminded them of the grass on the farm. After they returned home, the group decided to start training to become marble sports athletes. They spoke to Bombay, who quit their job in tourism to become their coach. They decided to name their team the Green Ducks.

The Green Ducks started competing in minor leagues across the Brace Isles, a place not well known for marble sports at the time. They emerged as the most dominant team in the region. This way, the team earned themselves a great deal of sponsorships, allowing the team to become financially stable. They moved to Draklin in 2018 and started to use Joshdon Stadium as their home stadium.

In late 2018, rumors started to spread that Team Plasma were retiring from the Marble League due to lack of training, leaving an opening in the qualifiers for Marble League 2019. The Green Ducks promptly applied for participation in the Marble League, hoping to take their place. In early 2019, the team were accepted to take part in the Marble League 2019 Qualifiers.[1][2]

2019

Ducky competing in the Underwater Race

Despite being so new, the Green Ducks attracted a lot of attention from fans as they participated in the Qualifiers. The team proceeded to perform exceptionally. Mallard opened the Qualifiers for the team by coming fifth in the first event, the Funnel Race. In the next event, Block Pushing, the Green Ducks got an unprecedented 117.0 cm, coming first and moving to the top of the standings. They came fifth again in the Relay Race, securing their spot in Marble League 2019. The Green Ducks decided to conserve energy for the final event, Underwater Race, by putting in Ducky. Unfortunately, they came last. The Green Ducks dropped to fourth at the end of the Qualifiers, but given their exceptional performance early on, they qualified anyway. The team continued to gain fans, many of whom were fans of the Limers who had failed to qualify.

The Green Ducks had a strong start to Marble League 2019, with a silver medal for Quacky in Event 1, the Underwater Race, redeeming Ducky's poor performance from the qualifiers. This was followed by a seventh-place finish for in Event 2, the Funnel Race. The team then came 4th in the next three events. The momentum built up to Event 6, the Relay Run. In the final leg, Billy lurched forward ahead of Tangerin of the O'rangers to win the team's first gold medal, putting them at the top of the standings.

Ducky on the podium for the Dirt Race

Over the next four events, the Green Ducks averaged seven points per event, keeping them in the top three, but they lost first place to the Raspberry Racers, who took the lead after Event 8, the Summer Biathlon. The team refocused before Event 11, the Dirt Race. In the final Ducky boosted ahead of Swifty of the Savage Speeders to finish 2nd, closely followed by Rozzy of the Raspberry Racers. The Green Ducks followed this up with a record-breaking gold medal in Event 12, Rafting, reclaiming first place. Event 13, the Elimination Race, saw the Green Ducks face off against the Raspberry Racers once more. In the final, Quacky got stuck just before the finish line, allowing the Raspberry Racers to claim their first ever gold medal.

The Ducks on the final Marble League 2019 podium

The Green Ducks remained in first, but would not medal again. They lost the lead in the standings to the Raspberry Racers after coming 12th in Event 14, Surfing. The team ultimately finished in 2nd, behind the Raspberry Racers, with 204 points and five medals. The Green Ducks automatically qualified for Marble League 2020 and became the most successful rookie team in the Marble League. Their fanbase only continued to grow afterwards.

While the Green Ducks were training for Marble League 2020, Bombay received a letter from the JMRC, saying the team had been invited to take part in Marbula One Season 1. They accepted and sent Mallard and Billy to represent them.[2]

2020

The Green Ducks returned to the Marble League in the Marble League 2020 Friendly Roundbut did not perform as well as expected. They started with a third-place finish in Block Pushing followed by a last place finish in Funnel Endurance. Then in Balancing they had one finisher but only managed to come third, locking them out of the top two. They finished second in the final event, the 5 Meter Sprint but it was futile, and they finished the Friendly Round in last place.

Ducky finishing fourth in Funnel Endurance

The Ducks continued to fail to live up to the previous year's successes with two bottom half finishes in the first two events of Marble League 2020, Balancing and the Halfpipe. Hope returned after Ducky's fourth place finish in Funnel Endurance. However this was followed by a six event spree of bottom half finishes, four of them in the bottom five, culminating in a last place finish by Goose in the Sand Mogul Race. This string of poor performances left them in last place overall, the opposite end of the table to where they had been the year before.

Ducky competing in the High Jump

The team started to improve for the second part of the season. A sixth place finish by Billy in Event 10, the 5 Meter Sprint, lifted the team out of last into 14th overall. Billy and Quacky then just missed the podium with a fourth place finish in the Black Hole Funnel. A string of mid-table finishes took the Ducks to the end of Marble League 2020 where they finished in 12th overall, a completely different season to the previous year. Fans began to question whether the previous year had been beginner's luck or whether this performance was a sophomore slump.

2021

Ducky competing in Speed Skating

During the mid-season break of Marbula One Season 2, the Green Ducks were invited to compete in the Marble League Winter Special, featuring sports the team had not competed in due to having formed after the last winter edition of the Marble League in 2018. The competition began with two seventh place finishes for Quacky and Mallard in the Ice Dash and Snowboard Cross respectively. Hopes of a medal in a Marble League style event were crushed after two fourth place finishes in the next two events, Speed Skating and the Bobsled. The Ducks had a disappointing thirteenth place finish in the final event, Ice Hockey, losing to the Savage Speeders in the first round. The team finished in 8th overall.

Appearances

Year Competition Event Event Type Place Result Points
2019 Marble League 2019 Qualifiers Block Pushing Team 1st 117.0 cm 25
Relay Race Team 5th 10.05 sec. 14
Underwater Race Individual 20th 30.83 sec. 1
Marble League 2019 Balancing Team 4th 304 cm 12
Gravitrax Slalom Team 4th 9.25 sec. 12
Relay Run Team 1st 9.779 sec. 25
Block Pushing Team 8th 60.9 cm 8
Hubelino Maze Team 8th 24 pts 8
Dirt Race Individual 2nd 1:19.37 20
Rafting Team 1st 33.74 sec. (MR) 25
Collision Team 6th Quarterfinal Loss 10
2020 Marble League 2020 Friendly Round Block Pushing Team 3rd 57.9 cm 2
Balancing Team 3rd 339 cm 2
Marble League 2020 Balancing Team 9th 268 cm 7
Halfpipe Team 12th 54.00 sec. 4
Funnel Endurance Individual 4th 2:02.17 12
Block Pushing Team 9th 76.00 cm 7
Relay Run Team 10th 8.476 sec. 6
High Jump Individual 5th 38.5 cm 11
Team Aquathlon Team 7th 19.48 sec. 9
Collision Team 6th Quarterfinal Loss 10
2021 Marble League Winter Special Speed Skating Individual 4th 30.29 sec. 12
Bobsled Team 4th 6.925 sec. 12
Ice Hockey Team 13th Round of 16 Loss 3
Marble League 2021 Qualifiers Wave Team 5th 30 pts 7
Funnel Endurance Individual 2nd 2:24.95 12
5 Meter Relay Team 11th 9.240 sec. 1
Marble League 2021 Wave Team 16th 19 pts 0
Balancing Team 1st 405 cm 25
Funnel Endurance Individual 14th 1:44.44 2
5 Meter Relay Team 9th 8.618 sec. 7
Block Pushing Team 2nd 176.55 cm 20
Steeplechase Team 2nd 25.75 sec. 20
Sand Mogul Race Individual 13th 57.92 sec. 3
Diving Team 9th 7.80 pts 7
Football Team 10th Round of 16 Loss 8

Career Events

# Events 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Podiums
2019 11 3 1 0 4
2020 10 0 0 2 2
2021 15 1 3 0 4
Total 36 4 4 2 10

Note: Events include any kind of individual & team events (friendly events, other tournaments etc.)

Individual Career Points

Summary

# Events 1st 2nd 3rd Points
2019 2 0 1 0 21
2020 2 0 0 0 23
2021 4 0 1 0 29
Total 8 0 2 0 73

Marble League

# Events Gold Silver Bronze Points
2019 1 0 1 0 20
2020 2 0 0 0 23
2021 2 0 0 0 5
Total 5 0 1 0 48

References

  1. Stynth (20th August 2019). RollBack: Green Ducks. The Rollout Issue Number 1 pp. 10-11.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Stynth, Roilan (24th August 2021). RetRollSpective – Green Ducks. Project Marblearth.
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