The Green Ducks are a green and brown team that first participated in Marble League 2019.

Team Members

The Green Ducks team members

Mallard, Billy, Quacky, Ducky, and Goose are the original and current members of the team. Mallard became team captain when the team was formed.

2019 Team 2020 Team
Mallard Captain.png Mallard Captain.png
Billy Billy
Quacky Quacky
Ducky Ducky
Goose Goose
Color Meaning
Team Member
Reserve Member
Injured

Members timeline

Coaches

Coach From To Events G S B Tot. Honors
Bombay 15 March 2019[1] present 44 3 4 0 7 Marble League 2019 - Runners Up

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

History

Pre-Marble League

The Green Ducks are a British team whose members have been fans of marble sports for a long time. Mallard, the captain of the team, won tickets to Le Tour de Vellis in 2014, where she saw the Savage Speeders win the tournament for the first time. Being at the competition made Mallard very excited. She returned to her hometown of Bermenghank to meet her sickly mother. Mallard paid a visit to her mother once more in an infirmarblery, where she unfortunately passed away two days later.

Mallard's father, Bombay, wasn't working at the time and used most of the family's money to pay for the funeral. In fact, the father continued to struggle finding work, and Mallard found herself working on a farm, looking after ducks with her brother, Billy. During this time, the siblings had made friends of fellow farmhands Quacky, Ducky and Goose, who were also working there while finishing off their primary education. The five became close friends over the years working on the farm, and especially bonded over their love for marble sports.

In 2017, Mallard secretly entered a bid to get tickets to Marble League 2017, and won. She surprised her friends with a trip to see the games in Knikkegen and watched the games 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 his 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 British Isles, a place not well known for marble sports at the time. They emerged as the most dominant team in the region, easily beating all their regional rivals. This way, the team earned themselves a great deal of sponsorships, allowing the team to become financially stable. They moved to Dionlin in 2018 and purchased 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.[2][3]

2019

Despite being so new, the Green Ducks attracted so much attention from fans as they participated in the Qualifiers. In fact, the team proceeded to perform exceptionally. Mallard opened the Qualifiers strong for the team by coming fifth in the first event, 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 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, he came last, despite the team's best hopes. 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 the Limers fans who were distraught that their team had failed to qualify.

The Green Ducks started off exceptionally in Marble League 2019, with a silver medal for Quacky in Event 1, Underwater Race, redeeming Ducky's poor performance from the qualifiers. This was followed by a seventh-place finish for Mallard in Event 2, Funnel Race. The team then came 4th in the next three events. The momentum built up to Event 6, Relay Run. In the final leg, Goose 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.

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, Summer Biathlon. The team refocused before Event 11, Dirt Race. In said event, 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 faced Rezzy and Red Eye of the Crazy Cat's Eyes. Red Eye got stuck near the top of the course. Quacky and Rezzy shot down the course, but Quacky got stuck just before the finish line, allowing the Raspberry Racers to claim their first ever gold medal.

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.[3]

2020

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 immediately accepted and sent Mallard and Billy to represent them. Given their outstanding debut season in the Marble League, the Green Ducks had become one of the most favored inaugural Marbula One champions. Of course the team were right to remain confident, and they could hope much from their fans to keep up with their dominant performance in the future.[3]

True to their status as rookie sensation, the Green Ducks were off to a promising start in the first half of Marbula One Season 1, with a race win and fastest lap for Billy in the second Grand Prix, followed by a fourth-place finish for Mallard in the third Grand Prix. However, multiple finishes outside of the top ten would be the Green Ducks' undoing. The fifth Grand Prix would be hosted by the Ducks at Greenstone, a race in which Mallard placed seventh. The following two races would be run by Billy, in which he placed thirteenth and seventh respectively. However, Mallard went on to achieve a second-place finish in the final Grand Prix at the Midnight Bay Circuit. This lead the Green Ducks to a respectable tie for fifth-place finish overall along with historic mainstay Team Galactic.

In the Marble League 2020 Friendly Round, the Green Ducks did not perform as well as expected. They started with a third-place finish in Block Pushing after heir heat needed to be redone when the Hazers got hit by the starting gate. Next up was Funnel Endurance. The Green Ducks came last, with a time of 1:47.16. Then in Balancing, they got a finisher, but they only came third. They could not finish in the top 2 at that point. They finished second in the final event, but it was futile, and they finished their friendly round in 4th.

Marble League 2019

Main article: Marble League 2019

Original logo for the Green Ducks, designed by Hersh and conceptualized by Stynth.

The old Green Ducks logo, used for Marble League 2019

Qualifiers

The Green Ducks qualified for Marble League 2019.

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Funnel Race Mallard (C) 1:19.68 5th 14 5th
Block Pushing All 117.0 cm 1st 25 1st
Relay Race All 10.05 sec. 5th 14 1st
Underwater Race Ducky 30.83 sec. 20th 1 4th

Main Tournament

They went on to medal 5 times in Marble League 2019 and come in 2nd overall, the best performance yet by a debuting team (not counting 2016 for obvious reasons).

Event Participant Final Result Place Points Overall Place
Underwater Race Quacky 15.39 sec. 2nd 20 2nd
Funnel Race Mallard (C) 1:41.40 7th 9 3rd
Balancing All 304 cm 4th 12 3rd
Gravitrax Slalom All 9.25 sec. 4th 12 4th
5 Meter Sprint Billy 6.274 sec. 4th 12 3rd
Relay Run All 9.779 sec. 1st 25 1st
Block Pushing All 60.9 cm 8th 8 1st
Summer Biathlon Quacky 33.53 sec. 14th 2 2nd
Hurdles Race Mallard (C) 9.006 sec. 5th 11 2nd
Hubelino Maze All 24 8th 8 3rd
Dirt Race Ducky 1:19.37 2nd 20 2nd
Rafting All 33.74 sec. (MR) 1st 25 1st
Elimination Race Quacky 20.00 sec. 2nd 20 1st
Surfing Mallard (C) 42.90 12th 4 2nd
Collision All Quarterfinal loss 6th 10 2nd
Sand Rally Mallard (C) 2:03.20 10th 6 2nd

The Green Ducks are pre-qualified for the Marble League 2020.

Marbula One Season 1

Main article: Marbula One Season 1

The Green Ducks took part in Marbula One Season 1. Their team consisted of Mallard and Billy.

Season Entrant SAV ORA MOM HOR GDK TBO RSP MNW Points Total
S1 Mallard 8th 4th 9th 2nd 8th (36) 6th (64)
Billy 1st 13th 9th 11th 14th (28)
Grand Prix Participant Qualifying
Position
Time Place Points Overall
Standing
Mallard
Standing
Billy
Standing
Savage Speedway Mallard 10th 5:31.42 8th 4 8th 8th -
O'raceway Billy 5th 5:17.73 1st 26 2nd 15th 1st
Momotorway Mallard 8th 5:42.79 4th 12 2nd 10th 4th
Hivedrive Billy 11th 5:43.47 13th 0 4th 12th 6th
Greenstone Mallard 7th 6:06.72 9th 2 5th 16th 9th
Short Circuit Billy 13th 5:33.57 9th 2 7th 18th 11th
Razzway Billy 7th 5:37.87 11th 0 7th 19th 12th
Midnight Bay Mallard 4th 7:55.12 2nd 18 6th 8th 14th

Marble League 2020

Main article: Marble League 2020

Friendly Round

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Block Pushing All 57.9 cm 3rd 2 3rd
Funnel Endurance Mallard 1:47.16 4th 1 3rd
Balancing All 339 cm 3rd 2 4th
5 Meter Sprint Quacky 5.257 sec. 2nd 4 4th

Main Tournament

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Balancing All 268 cm 9th 7 9th
Halfpipe All 54.00 sec. 12th 4 12th
Funnel Endurance Ducky 2:02.17 4th 12 7th
Newton's Cradle Mallard & Quacky 99.60 cm 10th 6 10th
Long Jump Billy 80.60 cm 13th 3 12th
5 Meter Hurdles Quacky 9.121 sec. 16th 0 12th
Block Pushing All 76.00 cm 9th 7 12th
Triathlon Mallard 33.87 sec. 15th 1 14th
Sand Mogul Race Goose 9.204 sec. 16th 0 16th
5 Meter Sprint Billy 6.046 sec. 6th 10 14th
Black Hole Funnel Billy & Quacky 90.47 sec. 4th 12 13th
Relay Run All 8.476 sec. 10th 6 12th
High Jump Ducky 38.5 cm 5th 11 12th
Team Aquathlon All 19.48 sec. 7th 9 12th
Collision All Quaterfinal Loss 6th 10 12th
Marble Marathon Mallard 10:48.58 13th 3 12th

Results

Marble League Results

Year Events Medals Result Points
G S B Tot.
2019 16 2 3 0 5 2nd 204
2020 16 0 0 0 0 12th 101

Marbula One Results

Season Grands
Prix
Medals Result Points
G S B Tot.
S1 8 1 1 0 2 6th 64

Team Members' Individual Scores

Marble League

Marble Competed in Individual events
participated in
Medals Won Total Individual Points
Billy Marble League 2019
Marble League 2020
5 Meter Sprint (2019)
Long Jump (2020)
5 Meter Sprint (2020)
Black Hole Funnel (2020)
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
37 pts
Ducky Marble League 2019
Marble League 2020
Dirt Race (2019)
Funnel Endurance (2020)
High Jump (2020)
0 gold medals
1 silver medal
0 bronze medals
43 pts
Goose Marble League 2019
Marble League 2020
Sand Mogul Race (2020) 0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
0 pts
Mallard Marble League 2019
Marble League 2020
Funnel Race (2019)
Hurdles Race (2019)
Surfing (2019)
Sand Rally (2019)
Newton's Cradle (2020)
Triathlon (2020)

Marble Marathon (2020)

0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
40 pts
Quacky Marble League 2019
Marble League 2020
Underwater Race (2019)
Summer Biathlon (2019)
Elimination Race (2019)
Newton's Cradle (2020)
5 Meter Hurdles (2020)
Black Hole Funnel (2020)
0 gold medals
2 silver medals
0 bronze medals
60 pts

Italics - As reserve member

Marbula One

Marble Competed in Races participated in Medals Won Total Individual Points
Billy Marbula One S1 2020 O'raceway Grand Prix
2020 Hivedrive Grand Prix
2020 Short Circuit Grand Prix
2020 Razzway Grand Prix
1 gold medal
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
28 pts
Mallard Marbula One S1 2020 Savage Speedway Grand Prix
2020 Momotorway Grand Prix
2020 Greenstone Grand Prix
2020 Midnight Bay Grand Prix
0 gold medals
1 silver medal
0 bronze medals
36 pts

Gallery

Trivia

  • Their name honors Hank Green[4], who helped Jelle's Marble Runs regain monetization, and JoshOG[5], a streamer who regularly promotes the Marble League.
    • It also is an indirect reference to the Mighty Ducks hockey team, from the movie of the same name.
    • The team's coach, Bombay, is also an indirect reference to the movie, as he shares the same name as the Mighty Ducks' coach - Gordon Bombay.
  • With the exception of the original Marble League performances, the Green Ducks hold the record for best overall performance by a debut team, finishing 2nd in their inaugural year.

References

  1. Skystrykr (15th March 2019). 2019 MarbleLympics - Team Members. Reddit.
  2. Stynth (20th August 2019). RollBack: Green Ducks. The Rollout Issue Number 1 pp. 10-11.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Stynth (14th February 2020). RetRollSpective – Green Ducks. Marble Sports.
  4. @hankgreen. Twitter (1st January 2019). “I've got a team in the Marblelympics!”
  5. @JoshOG. Twitter (1st January 2019). “This is one of the coolest things EVER!!! OUR COMMUNITY IS IN THE MARBLELYMPICS 2019!!!!!!”
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