Funnel Spinning, also known as Funnel Race or Funnel Endurance, is an event that has been featured in numerous Marble Leagues, and has also been a part of the Hubelino Tournament. The goal of the event is to stay spinning in a series of funnels the longest. The last marble left in the funnels wins.
The Minty Maniacs currently hold the most podium finishes in Funnel Spinning.
- 1 Rules
- 2 Appearances
- 2.1 Overview
- 2.2 2016
- 2.3 2017
- 2.4 2018
- 2.5 2019
- 2.6 2020
The object of the Funnel Race is different from other races, as here the marbles are attempting to set the highest time possible. There are two heats of eight marbles each held. One marble from each team is sent to represent their team and compete in the event. The marbles are released at the same time and must attempt to stay in the upper funnels for as long as possible. Once reaching the bottom and coming out of the last funnel, the marble's placement is decided.
The top four of each heat move on to the final round, and the bottom four do not. 9th to 16th places are decided by the times the marbles scored during their heats, with the slowest time ranking in 9th, the fastest time in 16th, and so on. In the final heat, the placements are decided by what order the marbles reached the bottom in.
|Year||Event||Winner||Runner Up||Third Place|
|2016||Hubelino Tournament 2016||Black Jacks||Minty Maniacs||Golden Orbs|
|2017||Marble League 2017 Qualifiers||Midnight Wisps||Quicksilvers||Team Galactic|
|Marble League 2017||Team Primary||Oceanics||Pinkies|
|2018||Hubelino Tournament 2018||Black Jacks||Minty Maniacs||Valiant Violets|
|2019||Marble League 2019 Qualifiers||Crazy Cat's Eyes||Balls of Chaos||Hazers|
|Marble League 2019 Friendly Round||Oceanics||Midnight Wisps||Savage Speeders|
|Marble League 2019||Savage Speeders||Raspberry Racers||Hazers|
|Marble League Showdown 2019||Snowballs||Minty Maniacs||Rojo Rollers|
|2020||Last Marble Standing||Graze of Glory||Team Purity||Dairy Dash|
|Marble League 2020 Qualifiers||Team Momo||Balls of Chaos||O'rangers|
|Marble League 2020 Friendly Round||Raspberry Racers||Team Galactic||Hazers|
|Marble League 2020||Minty Maniacs||O'rangers||Savage Speeders|
Hubelino Tournament 2016
- Main article: Hubelino Tournament 2016
Funnel Spinning was the first event of Hubelino Tournament 2016. The tournament was the first time this event was held. The Black Jacks got first place, the Minty Maniacs got second place, the Golden Orbs got third place, the Valiant Violets got fourth place, the Bluefastics got fifth place, the Green Gang got sixth place, Team Phoenix got seventh place, and the Ruby Rollers got eighth/last place.
Marble League 2017 Qualifiers
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The Funnel Spin made a second appearance during the qualifying round of Marble League 2017, making its way from the Hubelino Tournament into Marble League for the first time. The Midnight Wisps placed first, while the Quicksilvers and Team Galactic rounded out the top three.
Marble League 2017
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Hubelino Tournament 2018
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Making its second appearance in the Hubelino Tournament, the Funnel Race awarded both the Black Jacks and the Minty Maniacs with their second gold and silver medals in Funnel Spinning. The Valiant Violets took third and earned their first Funnel Spinning medal.
Marble League 2019 Qualifiers
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The Funnel Race started off the qualifying events for Marble League 2019. Green Eye of the Crazy Cat's Eyes pulled off a twelve-second lead on the second place team, the Balls of Chaos, and earned 25 points. The Hazers earned third place.
Marble League 2019 Friendly Round
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Marble League 2019
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Making a reappearance from the qualifiers and the friendly round, the Funnel Race was the second event of Marble League 2019. Speedy from the Savage Speeders replicated his teammate Rapidly's success, and earned a second gold medal in a row, coming off to an early lead. The Raspberry Racers earned their first medal of the year, helping them secure a spot up in the standings, securing their eventual championship win. The Hazers earned their second Funnel Race medal, taking after their strategy in the qualifiers.
Marble League Showdown 2019
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The third overall Funnel Race event of 2019 was featured in the Marble League Showdown. The Snowballs, who failed to qualify for Marble League 2019, claimed gold. The Minty Maniacs, after coming from the Hubelino Tournament, were well versed in this event, and earned their third silver Funnel Race medal. Not far behind them, the Rojo Rollers earned a bronze medal.
Last Marble Standing
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The first event of Last Marble Standing was the Funnel Spin. The format was slightly changed again, with the event involving two heats. The cumulative time from both heats was used as the final score. Graze of Glory managed to just win the event after winning Heat 1 but coming second to last in Heat 2. Team Purity managed to pick up the silver medal followed by Dairy Dash winning the bronze.
Marble League 2020 Qualifiers
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Funnel Endurance was the second of the qualifying events for Marble League 2020. Mo of Team Momo pulled off an thirteen-second lead on the second place team, the Balls of Chaos, and earned 25 points. The O'rangers earned third place.
Marble League 2020 Friendly Round
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Marble League 2020
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Making a reappearance from the qualifiers and the friendly round, Funnel Endurance was the third event of Marble League 2020. Minty Drizzel from the Minty Maniacs won the gold, their third medal in a row, making them the team with the most successful start to a Marble League. The O'rangers earned their second medal of the year, a silver. The bronze medal was won by the Savage Speeders, starting to redeem their poor start to Marble League 2020.