The first event of Marble League 2020 was held on the 21st June 2020, not only featuring the first event, Balancing, but also the Opening Ceremony.

Opening Ceremony

An unused pictogram for the Opening Ceremony, designed by the JMRC.

The opening ceremony started with the entrance of Stardust, the King and also the Mascot of the nation of Team Galactic. This was followed by the arrival of the Marble League Trophy which was placed below the Marble League cauldron. Stardust was then joined by the seven members of JMR staff, including Jelle and Dion Bakker and Greg Woods. They were followed by 10 members of the JMRC. Then the 16 qualified teams entered the ceremony one by one with their team, led by their coaches. The first team were the hosts, Team Galactic, who carried the Marble League torch, before being followed by the rest of the teams.

The Marble League Cauldron lit at the Opening Ceremony.

After the processions, Team Galactic released a small ball bearing down a Gravitrax track, releasing more ball bearings and included a Newton's cradle. The final ball bearing set off a row of dominoes which eventually collided with a teleport which sent the torch up to the cauldron, officially starting Marble League 2020.

Event

The official Balancing pictogram for Marble League 2020, designed by the JMRC.

In balancing, teams of four marbles must roll down a track with no walls on it, referred to as a balance beam. If a marble falls off the track, its distance from the start (in centimeters) will be tallied and counted towards the team's final score. Any marble who reaches the green zone at the end of the track earns the maximum individual score of 130, which is also added toward the team's final score. A marble must land in the green zone to score 130; any marble that reaches the end of the beam but does not land in the green zone will only score 120. The team with the highest collective score wins.

Results

Rank Team 1 2 3 4 Total Points
1st Minty Maniacs 21 109 120 130 380 25
2nd Raspberry Racers 44 61 120 130 355 20
3rd Midnight Wisps 34 59 130 130 353 15
4th Balls of Chaos 24 65 118 130 337 12
5th Crazy Cat's Eyes 36 58 107 130 331 11
6th Team Momo 29 33 130 130 322 10
7th Hazers 7 53 130 130 320 9
8th Bumblebees 51 60 77 82 270 8
9th Green Ducks 31 50 57 130 268 7
10th O'rangers 28 50 57 130 265 6
10th Oceanics 42 44 49 130 265 6
12th Hornets 21 39 74 130 264 4
13th Thunderbolts 30 49 52 130 261 3
14th Savage Speeders 38 43 46 106 233 2
15th Team Galactic 27 36 50 78 191 1
16th Mellow Yellow 25 37 45 49 156 0

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