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
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.
- Black Knight
- Blazing Fireball
- Blizzard Blaster
- Cool Moody
- Crazy Cat's Eye
- Dragon's Egg
- El Capitan
- Ghost Plasma
- Marbly McMarbleface
- Pollo Loco
- Red Number 3
- Summer Sky
- Big Pearl
- Blue Moon
- Deep Ocean
- Green Turtle
- H2 Blue
- Silver Bolt
- White Widow
- Wisp of Darkness
No marbles have retired between 2019 and 2020.
There are no newcomers this season.
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. The Showdown was also cancelled.
|9th||Red Number 3||6||6||0||3||17||5||37|
|11th||Crazy Cat's Eye||20||Ret||11||Ret||5||0||36|
Ret: Retired/Did Not Finish
- 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
|R1||Crazy Cat's Eye||1:53.76||+0.17||P4|
- P1–P10 is on the front row
- P11–P20 is on the back row
- Sand Marble Rally 2016
- Sand Marble Rally 2017
- Sand Marble Rally 2018
- Marble Rally 2019
- List of Sand Marble Rally Records
- JMR_throwaway (15th September 2020). Marble Rally 2020 Race 1 - Discussion Thread. Reddit.
- 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.”
- JMR_throwaway (13th September 2020). Race 1 of Marble Rally 2020 this Tuesday! (click through for more on qualification). Reddit.
|All Sand Marble Rally races|
|2016: Q · R1 · R2 · R3 · R4 · R5 · R6 · R7 · R8 · R9 · R10 · R11 · R12|
|2017: Q · R1 · R2 · R3 · R4 · R5 · R6 · R7 · R8 · R9 · R10 · R11 · R12 · F|
|2018: Q · R1 · R2 · R3 · R4 · R5 · R6 · R7 · R8|
|2019: Q · R1 · R2 · R3 · R4 · R5 · R6 · R7 · R8|
|2020: R1 · R2 · R3 · R4 · R5 · R6 · R7 · R8 · R9 · R10 · R11 · R12|
|Miscellaneous: 750-Foot Race · 500-Foot Race · Oddballs Race|