The 2020 Sand Marble Rally is the fifth edition of the Sand Marble Rally. It began on the 15th September 2020. There are currently 12 races planned, the first time since 2017, although this is subject to change.

Changes in 2020

Starting Order

The Marble Rally 2019 (top) starting grid compared to the Marble Rally 2020 (bottom) starting grid

The starting grid's numbering was changed for the 2020 season:

  • For odd numbered races (1, 3, 5...) the marbles' start positions are based on the standings going in. The marble currently in first starts in P1 as shown in the opening, the second place marble starts in P2 and so on to P20. (For Race 1, there were no standings so it was randomized.)
  • For even numbered races (2, 4, 6...) the start positions are switched. Marbles who started on the front row start on the back row, and marbles who started in the middle get switched to the sides.

This means for each track, every marble takes a turn starting from front and back, as well as from the center lane and the outer lanes.[1]

Competitors

Invited marbles

  1. Black Knight
  2. Blazing Fireball
  3. Blizzard Blaster
  4. Cobra
  5. Comet
  6. Cool Moody
  7. Crazy Cat's Eye
  8. Dragon's Egg
  9. Ducktape
  10. El Capitan
  11. Ghost Plasma
  12. Lollipop
  13. Marbly McMarbleface
  14. Nemo
  15. Pollo Loco
  16. Quicksilver
  17. Red Number 3
  18. Slimer
  19. Summer Sky
  20. Superball

Non-invited marbles

  1. Big Pearl
  2. Blue Moon
  3. Deep Ocean
  4. Grasshopper
  5. Green Turtle
  6. H2 Blue
  7. Phoenix
  8. Rastafarian
  9. Reflektor
  10. Silver Bolt
  11. White Widow
  12. Wisp of Darkness

Retired Marbles

No marbles have retired between 2019 and 2020.

Newcomers

There are no newcomers this season.

Scrapped Qualification

MR2020 Training Camp.

At the end of Marble Rally 2019, the qualification system for 2020 was released.

Prequalified for the 2020 Marble Rally:

  • Top 12 of 2019 and Top 4 of 2019 B-League

2020 Marble Rally Showdown:

  • 17th-20th of 2019 and 9th-12th of 2019 B-League

A race-off for the final available spots in the Marble Rally was planned. Four out of the participating eight would have qualified from here.

Participating in the Race-off:

  • 13th-16th of 2019 and 5th-8th of 2019 B-League

However, in September 2020, it was announced that the Race-off had been cancelled, and instead 20 individual marbles were invited to take part based on their previous performances and physical condition.[2] The Showdown was also cancelled.[3]

Standings

Rank Marble R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 Points
1st Ghost Plasma 7 14 14 14 Ret 20 69
2nd Cool Moody 17 12 12 12 7 7 67
3rd Superball 8 20 7 9 12 9 65
4th Lollipop 12 Ret 4 8 20 14 58
5th Pollo Loco 11 7 10 2 11 10 51
6th Quicksilver 9 2 17 10 3 3 44
7th El Capitan 5 5 8 6 14 4 42
8th Dragon's Egg Ret 11 20 Ret 10 0 41
9th Red Number 3 6 6 0 3 17 5 37
10th Marbly McMarbleface 14 Ret Ret 11 1 11 37
11th Crazy Cat's Eye 20 Ret 11 Ret 5 0 36
12th Slimer 4 Ret 3 17 9 2 35
12th Ducktape 2 17 5 5 Ret 6 35
14th Nemo Ret 8 0 4 0 17 29
15th Blizzard Blaster Ret 9 6 0 6 8 29
16th Summer Sky Ret 10 9 0 8 1 28
17th Comet 3 4 1 Ret 2 12 22
17th Black Knight 10 3 2 7 Ret 0 22
19th Cobra Ret Ret 0 20 0 0 20
20th Blazing Fireball Ret Ret 0 1 4 0 5

t: tied

Ret: Retired/Did Not Finish

Point System

  • 1st: 20pts
  • 2nd: 17pts
  • 3rd: 14pts
  • 4th: 12pts
  • 5th: 11pts
  • 6th: 10pts
  • 7th: 9pts
  • 8th: 8pts
  • 9th: 7pts
  • 10th: 6pts
  • 11th: 5pts
  • 12th: 4pts
  • 13th: 3pts
  • 14th: 2pts
  • 15th: 1pt

Winners

Race Winner Time Margin Starting position
R1 Crazy Cat's Eye 1:53.76 +0.17 P4
R2 Superball 1:54.63 +0.37 P14
R3 Dragon's Egg 1:54.74 +2.39 P11
R4 Cobra 1:59.04 +0.43 P1
R5 Lollipop 2:44.68 +0.33 P8
R6 Ghost Plasma 2:48.41 +1.41 P1
  • Note:
    • P1–P10 is on the front row
    • P11–P20 is on the back row

See Also

References

  1. JMR_throwaway (15th September 2020). Marble Rally 2020 Race 1 - Discussion Thread. Reddit.
  2. Jelle's Marble Runs (13th September 2020). Jelle's Marble Runs Community Tab. “Instead of a qualifiers system like previous years, this year 20 marbles were invited to take part based on their performance in the last season and their physical condition.”
  3. JMR_throwaway (13th September 2020). Race 1 of Marble Rally 2020 this Tuesday! (click through for more on qualification). Reddit.
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