The first event of Marble League 2017 was held on 1st July 2017, not only featuring the first event, the Funnel Race, but also the Opening Ceremony.
This opening ceremony featured a procession of the Marble League torch followed by each of the 16 competing teams down a straightaway in front of all of the spectating marbles. The torch was then carried up the steps and was used to light the Marble League cauldron.
The Funnel Race was similar to the one used in the qualifiers. This event has 9 funnels connected in a downwards slope, challenging teams to stay in the funnels for as long as they can, done in a tournament-like fashion. The 4 marbles that stayed in the funnels for the longest in each heat moved onto the next round.
|The team advanced to the final.|
|The team was eliminated.|
- There was a false start in Heat 2 when the Quicksilvers, Thunderbolts, and the Pinkies didn't get out of their starting blocks until 3 seconds after release. The start had to be done over again.
|2017 Marble League|
|General||Main Tournament · Qualifications · Bakker Bowl · Lead Cube|
|Teams||Chocolatiers · Jawbreakers · Jungle Jumpers · Limers · Mellow Yellow · Midnight Wisps · Oceanics · O'rangers · Pinkies · Quicksilvers · Savage Speeders · Shining Swarm · Team Galactic · Team Momo · Team Primary · Thunderbolts|
|Events||Funnel Race · Long Jump · Fidget Spinner Collision · 5-meter Sprint · Hurdles · Relay Run · Block Pushing · High Jump · Steeplechase · Archery · Underwater Race · Sand Rally|