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The Green Ducks are an army green and brown team that first participated in Marble League 2019. They are well-known for being the most successful rookie team, having finished second overall in their first Marble League, Marble League 2019. They have continued their success with strong finishes in other competitions including Marbula One. They will be the hosts of Marble League 2022.

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 upon the team's formation.

2019 -
Present
Mallard Captain.png
Billy
Quacky
Ducky
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 62 4 5 1 10 ML 2019 Runners-Up
M1S2 Teams' 3rd Place

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 since a young age. Mallard, the captain of the team, won tickets to Le Tour de Vellis in 2014, where they saw the Savage Speeders win the tournament for the first time. Being at the competition made Mallard very excited. They returned to their hometown of Bermenghank to meet their sickly parent. Mallard paid a visit to them in an infirmarblery, but they unfortunately passed away two days later.

Mallard's other parent, Bombay, wasn't working at the time and used most of the family's money to pay for the funeral. Bombay continued to struggle finding work, and Mallard found themselves working on a farm, looking after ducks with their sibling, 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.

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 British 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.[2][3]

2019

The Green Ducks win Block Pushing by a significant margin

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, 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 fans of the Limers who had failed to qualify.

Quacky wins the Ducks their first medal in the Underwater Race

The Green Ducks started off exceptionally in 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 Mallard 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.

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 said event, Ducky boosted ahead of Swifty of the Savage Speeders to finish 2nd, closely followed by Rozzy of the Raspberry Racers.

The Ducks on the podium after their record breaking performance in Rafting

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 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.[3]

2020

Marbula One Season 1

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. Given their outstanding debut season in the Marble League, the Green Ducks had become one of the most favored inaugural Marbula One champions.[3]

Billy on the podium at the O'raceway

True to their status as rookie sensation, the Green Ducks had a promising start in the first half of Marbula One Season 1, with a race win and fastest lap for Billy in the O'raceway Grand Prix, followed by a fourth-place finish for Mallard in the Momotorway Grand Prix, making up for their 8th place finish in the opening Savage Speedway 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 they 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 sixth-place finish overall with Mallard finishing in the top ten for individual racers.

Marble League 2020

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 their heat needed to be redone when the Hazers got hit by the starting gate. Next up was Funnel Endurance where Mallard came last. Then in Balancing they had one finisher but only managed to come third. They could no longer finish in 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 a 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.

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.

Marbula One Season 2

Billy winning the Arctic Circuit GP

Mallard and Billy returned for Marbula One Season 2 and had a strong start with a bronze medal for Mallard at the Minty Mania Grand Prix and a fifth place finish for Billy at the O'raceway, keeping the team in third overall. Mallard qualified well at the Honeydome Grand Prix in third but fell down the ranks and only managed 14th place finish. Billy returned the team to form with a sixth place finish at the Aquamaring Grand Prix and a fourth place finish for Mallard at the Tumult Turnpike. The first half of the season ended on a high note with Billy getting the double by both qualifying and finishing in first at the Arctic Circuit Grand Prix, taking the team into second behind the dominant Crazy Cat's Eyes. The Ducks had set a record by making it into Q3 of the qualifiers in every Grand Prix of the season so far.

2021

The Green Ducks competing in the Bobsled

Marble League Winter Special

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.

Marbula One Season 2

Mallard and Rapidly from Savage Speeders fighting for 2nd place in Misty Mountain GP (S2)

The Green Ducks got off to a slow start after the mid-season break of Marbula One Season 2 as they only managed to get four points in the next two Grands Prix, but bad showings from other teams somehow kept the team in 2nd place, 71 points behind the dominant Crazy Cat's Eyes, making it almost impossible for the Ducks to clinch the championship. Things got even worse as Billy shockingly placed 17th in the qualifiers of the Palette Park Grand Prix despite qualifying in the top five for the first four Grands Prix. This Grand Prix cost the advantage the team had had as the team dropped to 3rd, with Thunderbolts again two point ahead and Team Momo close behind. Mallard's silver in Misty Mountain Grand Prix enabled the team to jump to 2nd, being the only team mathematically possible to win the championship with 52 points behind Crazy Cat's Eyes. Billy wasn't able to live up to expectations and only finished 10th in Savage Speedway Grand Prix, dropping to 3rd once again. They were able to keep the position until the end of the season, with both racers in top ten of the individual standings.

Mallard was sent to participate in the Marble League 2021 Practice Race and finished 19th.

Marble League 2019

Main article: Marble League 2019

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

The 2019 Green Ducks logo

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

The Green Ducks 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).

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

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

The Green Ducks pre-qualified for the 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

The Green Ducks had a lackluster 2020 Marble League. They didn't manage to win any medals and spent almost the entire tournament in the bottom half of the standings.

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

Marbula One Season 2

Main article: Marbula One Season 2
Season Entrant MNT ORA BEE OCE BOC SNO JMP MOM PRM HAZ SAV MNW Points Total
S2 Mallard 3rd 14th 4th 9th 2nd 6th 7th (64) 3rd (115)
Billy 5th 6th 1st 13th DNQ 10th 10th (51)
Grand Prix Participant Qualifying
Position
Time Place Points Overall
Standing
Mallard
Standing
Billy
Standing
Minty Mania Mallard 3rd 8:06.25 3rd 16 3rd 3rd -
O'raceway Billy 2nd 8:39.53 5th 12 3rd 5th 9th
Honeydome Mallard 3rd 8:02.43 14th 0 4th 10th 12th
Aquamaring Billy 2nd 8:13.65 6th 10 4th 15th 11th
Tumult Turnpike Mallard 2nd 7:48.88 4th 14 5th 8th 14th
Arctic Circuit Billy 1st 8:04.42 1st 26* 2nd 10th 3rd
Raceforest Billy 5th 8:39.29 13th 0 3rd 10th 5th
Momotorway Mallard 6th 8:01.49 9th 4 2nd 11th 5th
Palette Park Billy 17th - - 0 3rd 12th 5th
Misty Mountain Mallard 8th 7:56.29 2nd 20 2nd 6th 9th
Savage Speedway Billy 14th 7:00.59 10th 3 3rd 7th 8th
Midnight Bay Mallard 16th 7:57.81 6th 10 3rd 7th 10th

*Billy qualified for pole position, earning them 1 extra point.

Marble League Winter Special

Main article: Marble League Winter Special
Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Ice Dash Quacky 4.843 sec. 7th 9 7th
Snowboard Cross Mallard 21.29 sec. 7th 9 9th
Speed Skating Ducky 30.29 sec. 4th 12 7th
Bobsled All 6.925 sec. 4th 12 7th
Ice Hockey All Round of 16 Loss 13th 3 8th

2020/21 Offseason

Event Participant Final Result Place
Marble League 2021 Practice Race Mallard 3:06.59 19th

Marble League 2021

Main article: Marble League 2021

Qualifiers

The Green Ducks competed in Group B and qualified for Marble League 2021.

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Wave All 30 pts 5th 7 5th
Funnel Endurance Ducky 2:24.95 2nd 12 3rd
5 Meter Relay All 9.240 sec. 11th 1 5th
Sand Rally Mallard (C) 1:46.70 8th 4 5th

Main Tournament

At the end of Marble League 2021, they finished in 11th in what was called their redemption season, and they were announced as hosts at the end of the closing ceremony, auto-qualifying them for the competition.

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Wave All 19 pts 16th 0 16th
Balancing All 405 cm 1st 25 3rd
5 Meter Sprint Billy 6.016 sec. 7th 9 5th
Funnel Endurance Ducky 1:44.44 14th 2 6th
5 Meter Relay All 8.618 sec. 9th 7 8th
Jousting Billy & Quacky Round of 16 Loss 16th 0 13th
5 Meter Hurdles Goose 9.403 sec. 12th 4 12th
Block Pushing All 176.55 cm 2nd 20 8th
Triathlon Mallard (C) 25.75 sec. 2nd 20 4th
Steeplechase All 22.57 sec. 2nd 20 4th
Sand Mogul Race Ducky 57.92 sec. 13th 3 5th
Diving All 7.80 pts 9th 7 4th
Elimination Race Quacky Eliminated Round 8 9th 7 7th
Sand Rally Mallard (C) 1:26.38 13th 3 9th
Football All Round of 16 Loss 10th 6 11th
Marblocross Billy 7:37.07 8th 8 11th

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
2021 16 1 3 0 4 11th 141
2022 Qualified
Total 48 3 6 0 9 - 446

Gray background indicates tournaments as the host team.

Marbula One Results

Season Grands
Prix
Medals Result Points
G S B Tot.
S1 8 1 1 0 2 6th 64
S2 12 1 1 1 3 3rd 115
Total 20 2 2 1 5 - 179

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
Marble League 2021
5 Meter Sprint (2019)
Long Jump (2020)
5 Meter Sprint (2020)
Black Hole Funnel (2020)
5 Meter Sprint (2021)
Jousting (2021)
Marblocross (2021)
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
54 pts
Ducky Marble League 2019
Marble League 2020
Marble League 2021
Dirt Race (2019)
Funnel Endurance (2020)
High Jump (2020)
Funnel Endurance (2021)
Sand Mogul Race (2021)
0 gold medals
1 silver medal
0 bronze medals
48 pts
Goose Marble League 2019
Marble League 2020
Marble League 2021
Sand Mogul Race (2020)
5 Meter Hurdles (2021)
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
4 pts
Mallard Marble League 2019
Marble League 2020
Marble League 2021
Funnel Race (2019)
Hurdles Race (2019)
Surfing (2019)
Sand Rally (2019)
Newton's Cradle (2020)
Triathlon (2020)
Marble Marathon (2020)
Triathlon (2021)
Sand Rally (2021)
0 gold medals
1 silver medal
0 bronze medals
63 pts
Quacky Marble League 2019
Marble League 2020
Marble League 2021
Underwater Race (2019)
Summer Biathlon (2019)
Elimination Race (2019)
Newton's Cradle (2020)
5 Meter Hurdles (2020)
Black Hole Funnel (2020)
Jousting (2021)
Elimination Race (2021)
0 gold medals
2 silver medals
0 bronze medals
67 pts

Italics - As reserve member

Marbula One

Marble Competed in Races participated in Medals Won Total Individual Points
Billy Marbula One S1
Marbula One S2
O'raceway GP (S1)
Hivedrive GP (S1)
Short Circuit GP (S1)
Razzway GP (S1)
O'raceway GP (S2)
Aquamaring GP (S2)
Arctic Circuit GP (S2)
Raceforest GP (S2)
Palette Park GP (S2)
Savage Speedway GP (S2)
2 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
79 pts
Mallard Marbula One S1
Marbula One S2
Savage Speedway GP (S1)
Momotorway GP (S1)
Greenstone GP (S1)
Midnight Bay GP (S1)
Minty Mania GP (S2)
Honeydome GP (S2)
Tumult Turnpike GP (S2)
Momotorway GP (S2)
Misty Mountain GP (S2)
Midnight Bay GP (S2)
0 gold medals
2 silver medal
1 bronze medal
100 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 they share 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.
  • The Green Ducks are set to be the second expansion team to host a Marble League, the first one being Crazy Cat’s Eyes in 2021.

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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