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The Snowballs are an all-white team introduced in Marble League 2016. The team is currently represented by Snowy, Snowstorm, Snowdrift, Snowfall and Snowblast.

The Snowballs come from the small North American city named Hailfern, best known for its ski slopes that in turn make the city a particularly popular tourist destination. The original members of the team, including former member and first-ever team captain Snowflake, met at Snoronto while attending university. There, they developed a rivalry with the Gliding Glaciers and together held a showdown tournament that continued after graduation. As the Snowballs were leading the showdown by the time Marble League 2016 was announced, they were invited to participate in the new tournament.

In Marble League 2016, the Snowballs did poorly and managed to finish only in 14th place after accumulating 14 points. The only medal they won was a bronze in the Relay Run event. Despite not finishing the race in the final run and coming last in the 4 way race, the Snowballs were awarded a "consolation bronze" as the official has identified a defect in the lane 1 that the Snowballs were competing in. The Thunderbolts and the Snowballs were both awarded the bronze medal and 5 points each. In the Marble League 2017 Qualifiers, the Snowballs were tied for 13th and thus were eliminated before the final tournament.

The Snowballs were the host team of Marble League 2018 and thus automatically qualified. Snowblast also joined the team as reserve member. The team's performance in the friendly made them big favorites, but their early season burnout was discouraging before their first gold medal in the sixth event, Team Pursuit. The team ended in seventh place overall, their personal best for now.

After falling short of qualifying for the 2019 season, the Snowballs participated in the first ever Marble League Showdown for one of the eight spots in the Marble League 2020 Qualifiers. They finished first there, only to see their form collapse as they missed out on Marble League 2020 by finishing 15th in the Qualifiers, with the collapse peaking when the team scored a 10th place finish in the year's Showdown. For the next two years, the Snowballs continued to struggle in the Marble League, failing to qualify twice more and becoming a midfield team in the Showdown.

However, in 2023, the Snowballs showed a return to form not seen since the 2019 Showdown, dominating their qualifying group and scoring the most points out of all teams in the Qualifiers at 38. As a result, they made it into Marble League 2023, their first main tournament appearance in five years.

Team Members[]

Snow, Snowy, Snowflake and Snowstorm were the original members of Snowballs and the current members of the team. Snowblast joined the team in 2018. Snowflake became team captain in 2019. They were replaced as captain in 2021 by Snowy due to their poor performances in Marbula One Season 1 and the Marble League 2020 Qualifiers.

On 15 September 2022, ahead of the 2022 Marble League's Qualifier round, Snow and Snowflake left the team, and were replaced by Snowdrift and Snowfall.

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Snow Snow Snow Snow
Snowy Snowy Snowy Snowy Captain Snowy Captain
Snowflake Snowflake Snowflake Captain Snowflake
Snowstorm Snowstorm Snowstorm Snowstorm Snowstorm
Snowblast Snowblast Snowblast Snowblast
Snowdrift
Snowfall
Color Meaning
Team Member
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Injured

Coaches[]

Coach From To Events G S B Tot. Honors
Blizzard 15 March 2019[1] present 20 2 1 3 6 ML Showdown 2019 - Champions
M1 S1 Racers' Runners-up

Note: Events include any kind of events (friendly rounds, other tournaments, ...).

History[]

Pre-Marble League[]

The Snowballs come from the small city of Hailfern in the northeast of North America. When the Snowballs' team members were young, Hailfern was but a village known for its ski slopes. Snowflake lived in an acacia log house on one of the ski slopes there. Their parents were the owners of that particular slope, which they named after them: Snowflake Slope. It remains a tourist destination for marbles who live in the southeast of North America. It is believed that the O'Marbles family, who later formed the O'rangers, used to hang out at the slope before competing in the Fruit Circuit.

Snowflake would travel down the slope every day on their way to school in Hailfern. While at the school's after-school snowtubing club, they met their future teammates, Snowstorm and Snowblast. A few years later, Snowflake founded the school's ski team and started practicing on their family's slope. The Hailfern Ski Team proved a worthy contender and qualified for the regional finals in Blancouver. During the finals, Snowflake found out that one of their parents had been killed in an avalanche. They dropped out of the competition and returned home. Snowstorm and Snowblast talked to the other ski teams to try and raise support for Snowflake's family.

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The Snowballs in Marble League 2016

The Blancouver team, headed up by Snow and Snowy, donated their funds from hosting to Snowflake's family. Snowflake dropped out of school to help their other parent run the ski lift. Months later, the team from Blancouver came to Hailfern for a competition. Snowflake came along to support their former team. Snow, Snowy and Snowstorm came to visit them to recount their previous competitions. They later went out and rolled together into the night. They then promised to meet up again.

Snowflake's parent supported their child in marble sports. Snowflake eventually rejoined the school ski team and, once they graduated, Snowflake, along with Snow, Snowy and Snowstorm, moved to Snoronto to attend the University of Snoronto. They continued to compete together in various university marble sports competition. They eventually came to be known as the Snowballs, and they made rivals of the university's other main group: the Gliding Glaciers, who hail from the island city of Glidavik. The Snowballs became one of the most popular university teams in North America and brought international attention to Hailfern.[2]

The Snowballs and the Gliding Glaciers decided to hold tournaments against each other in a variety of winter sports, including bobsled, curling and ice dash. These competitions started to define the university's culture as they were covered by local and regional news stations. The more they competed against each other, the lower the stakes felt to the point where they started to realize they had a lot in common and started to become more acquainted.

News of their competitions started to spread internationally and came to the attention of Jelle Bakker. As the Snowballs were leading the competition at the time, Jelle invited them to compete in Marble League 2016, which they accepted. Both the Snowballs and the Gliding Glaciers graduated in Spring 2016, ending their university rivalry.[3]

2016[]

The Snowballs had a decent start to Marble League 2016, gaining one point in the first event, Balancing, and five points and a technical bronze medal due to a track defect in Event 2, the Relay Race. However, they only managed to earn another eight points over the next ten events, earning no points in six of those events, finishing the competition in a disappointing 14th place.[2]

The Gliding Glaciers held a friendly tournament to celebrate the construction of their artificial bobsled track and they invited the Snowballs to compete. During the competition, the Gliding Glaciers set a track record of 6.588 seconds, over a second faster than the Snowballs. This was the final of the showdown, and this led the Glaciers to win the competition 3-2.[3]

2017[]

The Snowballs returned to the Marble League for the Marble League 2017 Qualifiers with high hopes. However, those hopes were soon crushed. They came fifth and eighth in the first two events, but earned no points in the final two events. The team came joint 13th with the Kobalts and the Balls of Chaos, four points short of qualifying. The Snowballs realized they needed more professional experience, so in the offseason, they went to the MFC Championship League, which the Balls of Chaos mentioned to them, and competed there as an exhibition team.

Meanwhile, Snowblast had stayed in Hailfern and rebuilt the Hailfern Ski Team to win its first regional title. The village had also started to expand in business. A construction company, Arctic Corporation, started working on an arena and training facilities for the Snowballs on the opposite side of the mountain from Snowflake Slope. The stadium was named the Arctic Circle upon completion.

During the fall on 2017, the stadium was visited by Jelle Bakker and Greg Woods during their world tour, after visiting the Royal Family of Snoronto. They liked the stadium so much that they offered the Snowballs the honor of hosting Marble League 2018. The team accepted and became the first team to host a Marble League.[2]

2018[]

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The Arctic Circle

The Snowballs automatically qualified for Marble League 2018 as hosts. They recruited Snowblast as their reserve member for the Marble League 2018 Friendly Round, which was a practice round for them. They dominated the round, staying in the lead ahead of Marble League mainstays – the Savage Speeders, the O'rangers, and Mellow Yellow. Because of this, the Snowballs quickly became a favorite for the championship title.

The Snowballs proceeded to start the main competition really well, with Snow finishing fourth in the first event, the 5 Meter Ice Dash. However, in the next event, the Ski Jump, Snowstorm had a mediocre performance, finishing ninth, and then the team came last in the Halfpipe event. A mediocre seventh place finish in the Bobsled event saw the team fall to 13th overall. At this point, fans were starting to question the Snowballs' status as title contenders.

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The Snowballs after winning the gold medal in the Team Pursuit

The team managed to turn things around in the next three events, with the team's first actual medals, a bronze for Snowflake in Speed Skating, and a gold in Team Pursuit. They followed this up with a fourth place finish for Snowy in the Snow Rally. This put the team in second overall. However, the Snowballs did not medal again and had dropped to eighth by the end of Event 11, Ice Hockey.

Before the final event, a blizzard in Hailfern led to an avalanche that destroyed the stadium and severely damaged the Snowballs' training facilities. The Bakker brothers and the IMC decided to use the Bakker Bowl as a temporary stadium for the final event, Sand Mogul Race. Snow was chosen to represent the Snowballs in the event. They reached the semifinals and was tied with Ocean of the Oceanics for time. As a result, the Snowballs concluded Marble League 2018 in seventh overall, tied with the Raspberry Racers for points, but ahead with a gold medal over the Raspberry Racers' silver, also from the Team Pursuit event.

The Snowballs began to rebuild the stadium in the offseason. They also competed in two events: the 100 Meter Water Race, where Snowflake did not finish, and the Amazing Maze Marble Race, where the team came second-to-last.[2]

2019[]

The team's struggles continued into the Marble League 2019 Qualifiers, where the team finished in 18th place, thus failing to qualify for Marble League 2019. Snowflake made a comment suggesting that the conditions weren't fair at the Seven Seas Stadium, the stadium of the Oceanics. This drew scrutiny from the Oceanics. The Snowballs dropped the charges after negotiations between the Royal Family of Snoronto and the Royal Family of Dunduei.

The Snowballs then heard of the announcement for the Marble League Showdown 2019 and got back to training in their recently repaired training facility. The team did exceptionally in the competition, earning a medal in all events except for Collision. Snowstorm earned a bronze medal in the Sand Rally, Snow won gold in the Funnel Race, and the team claimed silver in Balancing. The team earned 53 points and won the Showdown, securing their spot in the Marble League 2020 Qualifiers.[2]

2020[]

Marbula One Season 1[]

While training for Marble League 2020, the Snowballs received an invitation from the JMRC to take part in Marbula One Season 1. They happily accepted it and chose Snowy and Snowflake to represent them.

The two marbles had opposite performances in Marbula One. Snowy medaled in all their races except one, earning a bronze at the Savage Speedway and the Midnight Bay Circuit, and winning the Short Circuit Grand Prix, finishing second place in the Individual Championship. On the converse, Snowflake was notable for their poor performances, scoring points once at the O'raceway but had poor results at the other races, including a 14th place finish after starting from pole position at the Hivedrive Grand Prix. The team ultimately finished with 66 points, good enough for fourth in the Team's Championship.

During Marbula One Season 1, the Royal Family of Snoronto met with the Snowballs about finishing the reconstruction of the Arctic Circle. There was a lack of funding for the project and they needed to raise some money if they wanted the stadium finished soon. Coach Blizzard stayed in Snoronto looking for a manager for the team who could help oversee construction of the stadium. Blizzard eventually found Avalanche, a marble who had recently moved to Snoronto from Osnow. They had spent time designing circuits and facilities in the Stormholm area including the Short Circuit and had been hired by Mellospace Industries as a professional Marbula One circuit designer. Avalanche agreed to be the manager and dedicated a portion of their funds to finishing the Arctic Circle which was finished by the end of the Momotorway Grand Prix. In the offseason, the team returned to Hailfern to train in the newly refurbished Arctic Circle.[2]

Marble League 2020[]

Despite winning Marble League Showdown 2019, the Snowballs were not able to qualify for Marble League 2020. They had multiple mid-pack results in the first three events, putting them in seventh, a qualification spot, at the start of the final event, the 5 Meter Sprint. Snowflake, looking to redeem themselves, was selected to compete in the final event. Unfortunately, their shaken confidence got the better of them and Snowflake finished in last place, dropping the team to 15th overall and out of the competition. For the second straight year, the Snowballs would be watching the Marble League from the sidelines. Since the Snowballs failed to qualify, they decided to start the "ColdForGold" campaign, supporting the Minty Maniacs in Marble League 2020. This began a friendship with the team.

Unfortunately, the teams' struggles continued into Marble League Showdown 2021 where they would place bottom half in every event except for the Relay Run where, after leading a majority of the race, Snowflake bounced in the anchor leg and finished fourth. This string of bottom half finishes included a last place finish in the Halfpipe. The Snowballs finished the competition in tenth, initially ruling them out of competing in the Marble League 2021 Qualifiers. Following their disappointing Showdown, the team traveled to Winterpeg for a skiing vacation.[2]

Marbula One Season 2[]

After the Showdown, Snowflake resigned their role as captain over to Snowy following Snowflake's poor performances in Marbula One Season 1 and the Marble League 2020 Qualifiers. At the same the Snowballs received an invitation to participate in Marbula One Season 2, which they accepted. Snowy, the runners-up of last season's individual championship would return for the second edition of Marbula One. However, the Snowballs decided to replace Snowflake, and chose Snowstorm to take their place. Before the start of the season, Avalanche received a phone call from Jelle Bakker asking if they would be interested in hosting a Marbula One Grand Prix. Avalanche accepted and designed the Arctic Circuit.

Snowy had a disastrous start to the new season of Marbula One, barely qualified for the Minty Mania Grand Prix in 15th. However, by the end of the race Snowy made an impressive comeback, finishing the race in fifth. Snowstorm's opening at the O'raceway Grand Prix was mixed. At one point they climbed to third in the race before dropping back and finishing in 11th. Snowy followed this up with a seventh place finish at the Honeydome Grand Prix. Snowstorm was selected to compete in the next two Grands Prix and unfortunately failed to qualify in both of them. The final Grand Prix of the first half of the season was at the Snowballs' home track, the Arctic Circuit. Unfortunately, Snowy would only earn one point, dropping the team to 12th overall at the end of the first half of the season.[2]

2021[]

Marble League Winter Special[]

The Snowballs were invited to the Marble League Winter Special which they accepted, despite not being the hosts. Snowy opened the mini tournament with a respectable sixth in the Ice Dash. Unfortunately, the team performed poorly in the rest of the tournament, with their next best performance being an eighth place in Ice Hockey. This also included the questionable decision by Coach Blizzard to put in Snow in Speed Skating instead of Snowflake, who had medaled in the event in Marble League 2018. Snow could only manage 14th. At the end of the tournament, the Snowballs were in last place overall, very demoralizing for a winter-themed team.[2]

Marbula One Season 2[]

During the Winter Special, Avalanche had been designing the next Marbula One track: the Jungle Jumpers' Raceforest. Snowstorm opened the race by qualifying in last place. Despite their poor start, Snowstorm had their best race of the season, climbing to fifth by the end of the race. Snowy continued this momentum by qualifying third at the next Grand Prix at the Momotorway before dropping to eighth by the end of the race. Despite their recent success, Snowstorm failed to qualify for the third time at the Palette Park Grand Prix. The Snowballs could only manage a string of mid-pack finishes to end the season, finishing in 12th overall, a long way from last season's fourth. Despite this, Coach Blizzard was happy with the effort and a mid-table finish, especially after recent competitions.

The team returned to Hailfern to train hard in the Arctic Circuit, which Avalanche had expanded with extra training facilities. During this time, Blizzard interrupted the team's training to announce that the team would be competing in the Marble League 2021 Qualifiers due to the retirement of the Jawbreakers, and that their old rivals, the Gliding Glaciers, would also be competing. Snowstorm was sent to participate in the Marble League 2021 Practice Race, finishing sixth.[2]

Marble League 2021[]

The Snowballs returned in the Marble League 2021 Qualifiers, competing in Group A. Despite their recent training, the Snowballs once again had a poor performance, opening with an 11th place finish in the Swing Wave. This was followed by a string of mid-table finishes to leave the Snowballs in tenth overall. The Snowballs had again failed to qualify for Marble League 2021.

The Snowballs returned in Marble League Showdown 2021 and continued their poor performances, opening the competition with two last place finishes in the 5 Meter Sprint and Funnel Endurance. They then had a drastic turn around by winning gold in the 5 Meter Relay before slumping again with a ninth place finish in Block Pushing. Despite the gold medal, the team were only in 11th place overall at the halfway point.

The Snowballs continued to flip-flop between good and poor results in the second half of the tournament. The Snowballs had their third last place finish in the Triathlon before winning back-to-back medals, a gold and a silver in Diving and the Sand Mogul Race respectively. The Snowballs finished their inconsistent season with an eighth place finish in Marblocross. Despite winning the second-highest number of medals in the tournament (3) and the most golds (2), their poor performances in the rest of the competition could only take them to sixth overall.

2022[]

Despite previous successes in Marbula One, the Snowballs were not invited to Marbula One Season 3. This was followed up by again failing to qualify for Marble League 2022, despite coming third in Balancing as well as swapping Snowflake and Snow with Snowdrift and Snowfall on the permanent roster.

Coming into the Marble League Showdown 2022 for the third straight year, the Snowballs continued their poor form with only one top-half finish in the first four events, on part of Snowy in the Water Race. They sat in 14th overall, one of the relegation spots. Unfortunately, it continued to go downhill and the team were sitting in 16th and on the cusp of relegation with 1 event left. The Snowballs practically needed a gold medal not to get relegated. Snowy was chosen to compete in the final event, the Sand Rally. It started off poorly, as they were running 13th in the order. But as the race went on, Snowy moved up position after position, climbing to the front of the pack and winning the event after a last second lunge to pass Thunder of the Thunderbolts. The win launched the team up to 10th, earning them just enough points to escape relegation.

Snowy again participated another event for the Snowballs, this time an offseason event, the Xmas Marble Race. They got off to a strong start by winning their heat and scraping by in the semifinals to make it into the final round. Snowy couldn't contend for a medal but managed to finish in a very respectable 7th overall.

2023[]

Marble League 2023[]

The Snowballs were sorted into Group A for the Marble League 2023 Qualifiers after facing off the Purple Rockets in the Draw. Unlike prior years, the team got off to a strong start, placing second in Honeycomb Team Pursuit and Snowy getting first in the 5 Meter Sprint. Despite a 9th in the Legion March Wave, they had qualified for Marble League 2023 before the final event. With Snowfall coming 4th in Funnel Endurance, they won their group, making it the the first time the team had qualified for a Marble League through the qualifiers.

Unfortunately, their success in the qualifiers did not continue into the main league, with the Snowballs having a terrible start by getting disqualified in the Honeycomb Team Pursuit. Two members fell off the track and so the team started out with 0 points. The next event, the Steeplechase didn’t go much better since the Snowballs finished thirteenth. However things eventually went better in the 5 Meter Hurdles, where team captain Snowy finished 5th in the event taking them out of the bottom spot, Unfortunately Block Pushing did not go better, where the Snowballs finished 15th, things went better for the Snowballs in the 5 Meter Sprint where Snowy won the team’s first gold medal since 2018, this launched the team up to 9th overall, but the next three events went bad for the Snowballs, 15th in Tug of War, 10th in Funnel Endurance by Snowfall, and 11th in Balancing dropping them to 13th overall, Things went better in the Triathlon where Snowstorm won the team’s second gold medal of the season launching them to 9th overall, Unfortunately the 5 Meter Relay did not go well for the Snowballs finishing in 15th only ahead of the Rojo Rollers in the event, The next event went better for the Snowballs whereas the team reserve Snowblast got a bronze medal in the Maze Run, Unfortunately the team fell apart in the Legion March Wave where the Snowballs finished 14th dropping them to 11th, The next event, the Elimination Race went better for the team whereas Snowdrift missed the podium in 4th, launching the team to 10th overall, the next event the G-Force Endurance went better for the Snowballs where the team managed to beat the Rojo Rollers in the heats, but lost to the Savage Speeders in the quarterfinals, and finished 6th launching the team 9th overall again, team captain Snowy did well in the Sand Rally finishing with a bronze medal launching the team to 6th overall but were eliminated from winning the championship, Unfortunately Snowy did not get a good result in the final event, the Honeydome Grand Prix, finishing 15th, which led the team finishing in 9th.

Marble League 2016[]

Main article: Marble League 2016
Event Participant Final Result Place Points Overall Standing
Balancing All 254 cm 8th 1 8th
Relay Race All DNF 3rd* 5* 5th
Collision All Heat Loss 11th 0 7th
Sand Rally Snowflake 1:00.14 8th 1 8th
Long Jump Snow 77.9 cm 14th 0 9th
Water Race Snowy DNF 15th 0 11th
High Jump Snowstorm X 12th 0 12th
10 Meter Sprint Snow 5.022 sec. 5th 3 12th
Team Pursuit All 25.55 sec. 9th 0 14th
Precision Slalom All 18 pts 6th 2 14th
Quartet Diving All 31.77 pts 10th 0 15th
Hurdles Snowy 5.51 sec. 6th 2 14th

*The Snowballs originally finished 4th in the final, but because of a defect in the upper lane (which they were placed in), they received 1 extra point & a consolation bronze medal after the podium ceremony.

Marble League 2017[]

Main article: Marble League 2017
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Qualifiers[]

The Snowballs failed to qualify for Marble League 2017.

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Relay Race All 10.71 sec. 8th 5 8th
Sand Race Snowstorm 26.19 sec. 5th 8 6th
Block Pushing All 52.0 cm 16th 0 8th
Funnel Spin Snow 0:34.05 15th 0 14th

Marble League 2018[]

Main article: Marble League 2018
SNOWBALLS LOGO

The 2018 Snowballs logo

As hosts, the Snowballs automatically qualified.

Friendly Round[]

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
5 Meter Ice Dash Snow 4.85 sec. 1st 5 1st
Curling All - 4th 1 1st
Halfpipe All 39.22 sec. 1st 5 1st

Main Tournament[]

Event Participant Final Result Place Points Overall Standing
5 Meter Ice Dash Snow 5.09 sec. 4th 12 4th
Ski Jump Snowstorm 114.6 cm 9th 7 6th
Halfpipe All 26.58 sec. 16th 0 11th
Bobsled All 14.43 sec. 7th 9 13th
Speed Skating Snowflake 30.77 sec. 3rd 15 7th
Team Pursuit All 30.93 sec. 1st 25 3rd
Snow Rally Snowy 46.66 sec. 4th 12 2nd
Snowboard Cross Snowstorm 52.56 sec. 10th 6 3rd
Curling All Heat Loss 12th 4 5th
Biathlon All 24.77 sec. 12th 4 8th
Ice Hockey All Heat Loss 10th 6 8th
Sand Mogul Race Snow 6.40 sec. 6th 10 7th

Other 2018 Competitions[]

The Snowballs took part in two other competitions in 2018: the 100 Meter Water Race and the Amazing Maze Marble Race.

Event Participant Final Result Place
100 Meter Water Race Snowflake DNF 21st
Amazing Maze Marble Race All 22 pts 23rd

Marble League 2019[]

Main article: Marble League 2019
Snowballs Logo

The Snowballs' original logo for the 2019 season, designed by Hersh.

Qualifiers[]

The Snowballs failed to qualify for Marble League 2019. Some have speculated that this was due to the difference in weather conditions compared to their home.[4]

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Funnel Race Snowflake (C) 0:56.35 15th 4 15th
Block Pushing All 90.0 cm 17th 2 18th
Relay Race All 13.63 sec. 19th 1 18th
Underwater Race Snow 29.61 sec. 8th 11 18th

Marble League Showdown 2019[]

Main article: Marble League Showdown 2019

The Snowballs qualified for the Marble League 2020 Qualifiers.

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Sand Rally Snowstorm 2:14.56 3rd 12 3rd
Collision All Quarterfinal Loss 6th 6 4th
Funnel Race Snow 1:59.74 1st 20 1st
Balancing All 395 cm 2nd 15 1st

Marbula One Season 1[]

Main article: Marbula One Season 1

The Snowballs took part in Marbula One Season 1. Their team consisted of Snowy and Snowflake.

Season Entrant SAV ORA MOM HOR GDK TBO RSP MNW Points Total
S1 Snowy 3rd 9th 1st 3rd 2nd (58) 4th (66)
Snowflake 6th 14th 13th 13th 27th (8)

Their season was notable for the sharp contrast between the members' performances. Snowy managed to earn 58 points on their own, even earning a race victory and two 3rd place finishes on their way to 2nd place in the Driver's Championship. On the converse, Snowflake was notable for their poor performances, including a 14th place finish after starting from pole position. The team ultimately finished with 66 points, good enough for 4th in the Team's Championship.

Grand Prix Participant Qualifying
Position
Time Place Points Overall
Standing
Snowy
Standing
Snowflake
Standing
Savage Speedway Snowy P5 5:24.94 3rd 15 3rd 3rd -
O'raceway Snowflake P13 5:25.36 6th 8 5th 5th 11th
Momotorway Snowy P15 5:45.19 9th 2 7th 9th 14th
Hivedrive Snowflake P1 5:44.21 14th 0 7th 11th 18th
Greenstone Snowflake P10 6:09.62 13th 0 10th 17th 21st
Short Circuit Snowy P12 5:27.40 1st 25 4th 1st 24th
Razzway Snowflake P12 5:38.55 13th 0 5th 3rd 27th
Midnight Bay Snowy P8 7:56.88 3rd 16* 4th 2nd 27th

*Snowy set the fastest lap of the race and was awarded an extra point

Marble League 2020[]

Main article: Marble League 2020

Qualifiers[]

The Snowballs failed to qualify for Marble League 2020.

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Balancing All 344 cm 9th 11 9th
Funnel Endurance Snow 2:02.11 12th 8 14th
Block Pushing All 62.9 cm 5th 15 7th
5 Meter Sprint Snowflake 5.497 sec. 20th 0 15th

Marble League Showdown 2020[]

Main article: Marble League Showdown 2020

The Snowballs failed to qualify for the Marble League 2021 Qualifiers.

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Relay Run All 9.049 sec. 4th 9 4th
Halfpipe All 53.08 sec. 12th 0 7th
Black Hole Funnel Snowflake & Snowy 79.59 sec. 8th 4 10th
Sand Mogul Race Snow 9.755 sec. 9th 3 10th

Marbula One Season 2[]

Main article: Marbula One Season 2The Snowballs took part in Marbula One Season 2. Their team consisted of Snowy and Snowstorm.
Season Entrant MNT ORA BEE OCE BOC SNO JMP MOM PRM HAZ SAV MNW Points Total
S2 Snowy 5th 7th 12th 8th 11th 7th 16th (37) 12th (57)
Snowstorm 11th DNQ DNQ 5th DNQ 8th 32nd (20)
Grand Prix Participant Qualifying
Position
Time Place Points Overall
Standing
Snowy
Standing
Snowstorm
Standing
Minty Mania Snowy P15 8:08.35 5th 12 5th 5th -
O'raceway Snowstorm P5 8:43.13 11th 2 7th 9th 22nd
Honeydome Snowy P10 7:58.25 7th 8 7th 8th 27th
Aquamaring Snowstorm P18 - - 0 11th 13th 30th
Tumult Turnpike Snowstorm P19 - - 0 12th 16th 32nd
Arctic Circuit Snowy P6 8:15.56 12th 1 15th 17th 33rd
Raceforest Snowstorm P16 8:33.38 5th 12 11th 18th 26th
Momotorway Snowy P3 8:01.42 8th 6 12th 15th 28th
Palette Park Snowstorm P18 - - 0 14th 18th 32nd
Misty Mountain Snowy P15 8:02.71 11th 2 14th 17th 33rd
Savage Speedway Snowstorm P6 6:59.35 8th 6 13th 18th 29th
Midnight Bay Snowy P11 7:58.75 7th 8 12th 16th 32nd

Marble League Winter Special[]

Main article: Marble League Winter Special
Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Ice Dash Snowy 4.774 sec. 6th 10 6th
Snowboard Cross Snowstorm 22.03 sec. 15th 1 11th
Speed Skating Snow 33.64 sec. 14th 2 14th
Bobsled All 7.915 sec. 15th 1 15th
Ice Hockey All Quarterfinal Loss 8th 8 16th

2020/21 Offseason[]

Event Participant Final Result Place
Marble League 2021 Practice Race Snowstorm 2:59.82 6th

Marble League 2021[]

Main article: Marble League 2021

Qualifiers[]

The Snowballs competed in Group A. They failed to qualify for Marble League 2021.

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Swing Wave All 20 pts 11th 1 11th
Funnel Endurance Snow 1:32.51 8th 4 10th
5 Meter Relay All 8.912 sec. 7th 5 11th
Sand Rally Snowstorm 1:45.93 7th 5 10th

Marble League Showdown 2021[]

Main article: Marble League Showdown 2021
Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
5 Meter Sprint Snow 6.239 sec. 12th 0 12th
Funnel Endurance Snowblast (R) 1:42.08 12th 0 12th
5 Meter Relay All 8.437 sec. 1st 15 8th
Block Pushing All 142.25 cm 9th 3 11th
Triathlon Snowy (C) 25.78 sec. 12th 0 12th
Diving All 10.84 pts 1st 15 9th
Sand Mogul Race Snowflake 52.08 sec. 2nd 12 5th
Marblocross Snowstorm 4:24.39 8th 4 6th

Marble League 2022[]

Main article: Marble League 2022

Qualifiers[]

The Snowballs competed in Group A. They failed to qualify for Marble League 2022.

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Climbing Snowstorm & Snowy (C) 62.5 cm 11th 1 11th
5 Meter Hurdles Snowdrift 8.622 sec. 8th 4 9th
Balancing All 359 cm 3rd 10 9th
Triathlon Snowfall 18.690 sec. 7th 5 10th

Marble League Showdown 2022[]

Main article: Marble League Showdown 2022

The Snowballs qualified for the Marble League 2023 Qualifiers.

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Swing Wave All 26 pts 11th 5 11th
5 Meter Sprint Snowstorm 5.738 sec. 10th 6 12th
Water Race Snowy (C) 41.24 sec. 6th 10 11th
5 Meter Relay All 8.382 sec. 14th 2 14th
Block Pushing All 143.80 cm 15th 1 16th
Funnel Endurance Snowfall 2:11.10 10th 6 15th
Climbing Snowblast (R) & Snowdrift 69.0 cm 9th 7 16th
Sand Rally Snowy (C) 2:15.11 1st 25 10th

2022/23 Offseason[]

Event Participant Final Result Place
Xmas Marble Race Snowy (C) 33.08 sec. 7th

Marble League 2023[]

Main article: Marble League 2023

Qualifiers[]

The Snowballs competed in Group A. They qualified for Marble League 2023.

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Honeycomb Team Pursuit All 15.95 sec. 2nd 12 2nd
5 Meter Sprint Snowy (C) 5.838 sec. 1st 15 1st
Legion March Wave All 52 pts 9th 3 2nd
Funnel Endurance Snowfall 1:53.08 4th 8 1st

Main Tournament[]

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Honeycomb Team Pursuit All DSQ 16th 0 16th
Steeplechase All 19.12 sec. 13th 3 16th
5 Meter Hurdles Snowy (C) 8.524 sec. 5th 11 15th
Block Pushing All 159.20 cm 15th 1 15th
5 Meter Sprint Snowy (C) 5.625 sec. 1st 25 9th
Tug of War All Round of 16 Loss 15th 1 11th
Funnel Endurance Snowfall 1:43.00 10th 6 13th
Balancing All 241 cm 11th 5 13th
Triathlon Snowstorm 25.05 sec. 1st 25 9th
5 Meter Relay All 8.664 sec. 15th 1 9th
Maze Run Snowblast (R) 50.63 sec. 3rd 15 9th
Legion March Wave All 56 pts 14th 2 11th
Elimination Race Snowdrift Eliminated Round 13 4th 12 10th
G-Force Endurance All Quarterfinal Loss 6th 10 9th
Sand Rally Snowy (C) 1:37.71 3rd 15 6th
Honeydome Grand Prix Snowy (C) +17.18 15th 1 9th

2023/24 Offseason[]

Event Participant Final Result Place
Christmas Marble Race 2023 Snowdrift 49.99 sec. 14th

Results[]

Marble League[]

Year Events Medals Result Points
G S B Tot.
2016 12 0 0 1 1 14th 14
2017 Did not qualify
2018 12 1 0 1 2 7th 110
2019 Did not qualify
2020 Did not qualify
2021 Did not qualify
2022 Did not qualify
2023 16 2 0 2 4 9th 133
Total 40 3 0 4 7 257

Marble League Showdown[]

Year Events Medals Result Points
G S B Tot.
2019 4 1 1 1 3 1st 53
2020 4 0 0 0 0 10th 16
2021 8 2 1 0 3 6th 49
2022 8 1 0 0 1 10th 62
2023 Did not participate
Total 24 4 2 1 7 180

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Marbula One[]

Season Grands
Prix
Medals Result Points
G S B Tot.
S1 8 1 0 2 3 4th 66
S2 12 0 0 0 0 12th 57
S3 Did not participate
S4 Did not participate
Total 20 1 0 2 3 123

Career Events[]

# Events 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Podiums
2016 12 0 0 1 1
2017 4 0 0 0 0
2018 17 3 0 1 4
2019 8 1 1 1 3
2020 22 1 0 2 3
2021 24 2 1 0 3
2022 13 1 0 1 2
2023 21 3 1 2 6
Total 121 11 3 8 22

Team Members' Individual Scores[]

Marble League[]

Marble Competed in Individual events
participated in
Medals Won Total Individual Points
Snow ML16
ML18
Long Jump (2016)
10 Meter Sprint (2016)
5 Meter Ice Dash (2018)
Sand Mogul Race (2018)
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
25 pts
Snowblast ML18
ML23
Maze Run (2023) 0 gold medals
0 silver medals
1 bronze medal
15 pts
Snowdrift ML23 Elimination Race (2023) 0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
12 pts
Snowfall ML23 Funnel Endurance (2023) 0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
6 pts
Snowflake ML16
ML18
Sand Rally (2016)
Speed Skating (2018)
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
1 bronze medal
16 pts
Snowstorm ML16
ML18
ML23
High Jump (2016)
Ski Jump (2018)
Snowboard Cross (2018)
Triathlon (2023)
1 gold medal
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
38 pts
Snowy ML16
ML18
ML23
Water Race (2016)
Hurdles (2016)
Snow Rally (2018)
5 Meter Hurdles (2023)
5 Meter Sprint (2023)
Sand Rally (2023)
Honeydome Grand Prix (2023)
1 gold medal
0 silver medals
1 bronze medal
66 pts

Marble League Showdown[]

Marble Competed in Individual events
participated in
Medals Won Total Individual Points
Snow MLS19
MLS20
MLS21
Funnel Race (2019)
Sand Mogul Race (2020)
5 Meter Sprint (2021)
1 gold medal
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
23 pts
Snowblast MLS19
MLS20
MLS21
MLS22
Funnel Endurance (2021) 0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
0 pts
Snowdrift MLS22 0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
0 pts
Snowfall MLS22 Funnel Endurance (2022) 0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
6 pts
Snowflake MLS19
MLS20
MLS21
Sand Mogul Race (2021) 0 gold medals
1 silver medal
0 bronze medals
12 pts
Snowstorm MLS19
MLS20
MLS21
MLS22
Sand Rally (2019)
Marblocross (2021)
5 Meter Sprint (2022)
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
1 bronze medal
22 pts
Snowy MLS19
MLS20
MLS21
MLS22
Triathlon (2021)
Water Race (2022)
Sand Rally (2022)
1 gold medal
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
35 pts

Marbula One[]

Teammate Competed In Races Participated In Medals Won Total Individual Points
Snowflake Marbula One S1 O'raceway GP (S1)
Hivedrive GP (S1)
Greenstone GP (S1)
Razzway GP (S1)
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
8 pts
Snowstorm M1S2 O'raceway GP (S2)
Aquamaring GP (S2)
Tumult Turnpike GP (S2)
Raceforest GP (S2)
Palette Park GP (S2)
Savage Speedway GP (S2)
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
20 pts
Snowy M1S1
M1S2
Savage Speedway GP (S1)
Mototrway GP (S1)
Short Circuit GP (S1)
Midnight Bay GP (S1)
Minty Mania GP (S2)
Honeydome GP (S2)
Arctic Circuit GP (S2)
Momotorway GP (S2)
Misty Mountain GP (S2)
Midnight Bay GP (S2)
1 gold medal
0 silver medals
2 bronze medals
95 pts

Gallery[]

Trivia[]

  • The Snowballs were the first winners of the Marble League Showdown.
    • Furthermore, they have the singular record of having won at least one of each type of medal, which they achieved in 2019.
  • In the Snowballs' announcement poster for Marbula One, Snowflake's childhood home (the acacia log cabin) makes an appearance in the background.
  • The Snowballs, along with Mellow Yellow, the Black Jacks, the O'rangers, and the Pinkies, are the only 5 teams that are a solid color.
  • The Snowballs are often confused with the Pinkies, owing to similar uniform colors
  • The Snowballs hold the distinction of being the highest-ranked team in a Marbula One season to leave the series, finishing 12th in Season 2.
  • In Marbula One Season 2, the Snowballs scored race points in every Grand Prix they qualified for. They share this distinction with the Thunderbolts and Kobalts.

External Links[]

References[]

  1. Skystrykr (15th March 2019). 2019 MarbleLympics - Team Members. Reddit.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Stynth, The Emperor (12th October 2021). RetRollSpective – Snowballs. Project Marblearth.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Stynth, The Emperor (30th June 2021). RetRollSpective – Gliding Glaciers. Project Marblearth.
  4. Stynth (27th January 2019). The Teams You’ll Miss In The 2019 Marble League. Marble Sports.
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