Team Primary is a yellow, red, and blue team introduced in Marble League 2016. Team Primary got a silver and a bronze in 2016 but ended in twelfth place overall. Team Primary qualified for Marble League 2017 and won the first gold medal of the season. In the sixth event, Relay Run, Team Primary was disqualified after Imar started too early from his block. Unfortunately, Team Primary dropped from first to fourteenth place in twelve events.

In total, they have won four medals: one gold, one silver, and two bronzes during their participation in the 2016 and 2017 Marble League.

Although they did not qualify for the 2018 Marble League, Team Primary merged with Team Momo to form Team Momary after Momomo and Momomomo were injured during the Bobsled event. The merged team finished twelfth overall.

Team Primary again failed to qualify for Marble League 2019, finishing in the bottom of the qualification table with 7 points. They competed in the Marble League Showdown and managed to secure a spot for the 2020 Marble League Qualifiers. However, they failed to qualify for a consecutive third Marble League, losing out by virtue of medal count.

Team Members



Team Primary at the 2016 Marble League Opening Ceremony

Prim, Rima, Imar and Mary were the original members of Team Primary and are the current members of the team. Aryp was introduced to the team in 2018. Mary became team captain in 2019, though she stepped down as captain at the end of the Marble League 2020 Qualifiers, letting Imar take her spot.[1]

2016 Team 2017 Team 2018 Team 2019 Team 2020 Team
Prim Prim Prim Prim Prim
Rima Rima Rima Rima Rima
Imar Imar Imar Imar Imar Captain.png
Mary Mary Mary Mary Captain.png Mary
Aryp Aryp Aryp
Color Meaning
Team Member
Reserve Member



Manager From To Events G S B Tot. Honors
Prima Exact date unknown[1] present 0 0 0 0 0


Coach From To Events G S B Tot. Honors
Secondary 25 February 2019[2] present 16 1 1 1 3

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

*Excludes coaches only mentioned in lore


Pre-Marble League

Team Primary come from the cities of Van Gotterdam and Knikkegen in Central Europe. Siblings Prim and Mary grew up in the center of Van Gotterdam, which has the reputation as the art capital of the world. Their parents were art connoisseurs, and the siblings had been trained to do the same. They both attended the Van Gotterdam Academy of Art, the most prestigious art school in the world, and both graduated with a B.S. in Art Restoration.

Rima grew up in Knikkegen, a city southeast of Van Gotterdam, and had no interest in art. She had always dreamed of becoming a marble sports superstar. She watched Jelle and Dion Bakker's Knikkegen Marble League racing competition and, when she was old enough, she entered the tournament and won her first race. Imar, another future member of Team Primary, came in second. The next year, Rima and Imar became friends, and Imar went on to win a race in a three-way photo finish between him, Rima, and Lightning, a future member of the Thunderbolts.

The KML appeared in a TV featurette about the growing popularity of marble sports and, due to the high quality of the Bakker brothers' competitions, marbles from across the world applied to take part. Prim and Mary watched the featurette and saw the art in marble sports, and so applied for participation in the 2014 KML. They were accepted, much to their surprise, for they had barely been training.

The siblings' determination kickstarted their friendship with veterans Rima and Imar, leading the four to form a team to compete in the tournament's first team events, calling themselves Team Primary. This name was not just because of Prim and Mary's love of art, but more importantly, the team's firm belief in teamwork, something they value the most. They came within the top 10 in 2014, and proceeded to win the 2015 KML.

The increasing popularity of the KML attracted the attention of Greg Woods, who was running the North American Fruit Circuit. The Bakker brothers met Woods in 2014, and began planning an expansion to the KML, noting Woods' strong commentating abilities, coupled with his ability to reach out to teams around the world. In 2014, they added an international league. In 2015, they took this further, and Jelle announced a new tournament, the Marble League. Best performing teams from different regions of the world would be invited to take part.

Team Primary and the Thunderbolts were both invited from the KML to take part in Marble League 2016. Team Primary, lacking a formal training ground, were offered the Bakker Bowl, the stadium where the KML was held. Team Primary eventually started the construction of their own stadium outside of Van Gotterdam, while the Bakker Bowl was refurbished as part of preparation for Marble League 2016.


Marble League 2016 started off poorly for Team Primary. They came in second-to-last in Event 1, Balancing, and earned one point in Event 2, Relay Race, because of a track defect. However, they won their first medal of the competition, a bronze, in Event 3, Collision. Rima came fourth in Event 6, Water Race, and Imar earned a silver medal in Event 7, High Jump, putting the team in seventh overall. Unfortunately, Team Primary proceeded to earn no points for the rest of the competition and finished in 12th overall. It was clear that the team needed more training to compete with the more experienced teams.


Team Primary entered the Marble League 2017 Qualifiers in a transfer position, but surprised everyone by coming 2nd overall. They kept up the momentum as they entered Marble League 2017, earning their first gold medal in Event 1, Funnel Race, especially surprising as during the qualifiers, Team Primary earned no points in this event. The team only came 12th in Event 2, Long Jump, but managed to win a bronze medal in Event 3, Fidget Spinner Collision, bringing them back to first place in the standings.

However, Team Primary were distraught to hear that Momomomo's injury in the event would make him unable to compete in the rest of the competition. They were one of the first teams to reach out to Team Momo. After learning of the cost of the surgery, Prim and Mary contacted their parents and held an art auction to raise money for Team Momo, so as to help fund Momomomo's recovery.

Afterwards, Team Primary's performance plummeted, and they went on to finish within the bottom half in all but one subsequent events, including a disqualification from Event 6, Relay Run, for false starting – Imar left his block too early. Needless to say, the team could not turn things around following that mishap, and they concluded Marble League 2017 in 14th overall with 71 points. They weren't very happy about it.

Near the end of 2017, Team Primary came back with a vengeance and took part in the Marble League 2018 Qualifiers. Seeded into Group C, the team managed to win the first event, Curling, but their poor performances for the rest of the Qualifiers made them miss out on qualifying by four points. The team gained a negative reputation for fighting after the end of the final event of the Qualifiers, Halfpipe, where they got to face off against the Balls of Chaos in the final heat.

During the heat, Prim collided with Tumult. After the end of the heat, Tumult was distraught, despite his team having won the heat, and accused Prim of trying to knock him out of the way. Prim wasn't happy with this and attacked Tumult in retaliation. An inevitable fight broke out between Team Primary and the Balls of Chaos, whereas their respective fans started fighting on the fan stands. Team Primary were disappointed that they failed to qualify for the first time. The team planned to make the most of the time by watching the competition, travelling around the world, visiting family, and training.


During the fourth event of Marble League 2018, Bobsled, Momomo and Momomomo of Team Momo were both injured. Rima suggested to Team Primary's coach, Prima, that they should take the place of the injured marbles. Prima initially said no, suggesting a green team like the Jungle Jumpers would be better suited. However, she later realized this would be an opportunity for some from the team to compete, and so she reluctantly agreed. Prim and Rima were initially chosen to join Team Momo, but the fans wanted Mary to join. Rima decided to allow Mary to take her place, and Prim and Mary joined with the remaining members of Team Momo to form Team Momary.

Team Momary first appeared as a full team in Event 6, Team Pursuit, coming in eighth and falling to last place overall. Momo turned this around by winning a gold medal in Event 7, Snow Rally, making the team rise to 12th overall. They remained there after Event 8, Snowboard Cross, but their silver medal in Event 9, Curling, put them in 10th overall, their highest position in the season. The team proceeded to come in the middle of the pack for the next two events, rendering them ineligible for the top three. Mo then finished 12th in the final event, Sand Mogul Race, leading Team Momary to finish in 12th place overall. Imar, Aryp, and Rima were not impressed, and asked Prim and Mary to know their opinion.


During the off-season, Team Primary participated in the 100 Meter Water Race and the Amazing Maze Marble Race, where they only managed to get mediocre results. Things were not going very well for the team. The five started fighting each other, and the rift between them grew. Prim and Mary had barely talked to each other for months. At this point, the team fell apart and seemingly ceased to get into training together.

Indeed, Team Primary proceeded to perform poorly in the Marble League 2019 Qualifiers. After the first two events, the team were in 19th with only 5 points, and the next event was Relay Race. Following in the steps of their bombed 2017 season, the team did not finish. Imar collided with block and Mary didn't move. Prim and Mary appealed to the referees, who denied their request to redo the heat. Meanwhile, Limers fans were seen throwing debris onto the track, allegedly in an attempt to disrupt the Raspberry Racers, and Team Primary blamed their DNF on this. Rima, Imar and Aryp joined the appeal, but the referees still denied their request.

A fight broke out in the stands between Team Primary and Raspberry Racers fans. Coach Prima joined Prim, Rima, Imar, Mary, and Aryp before the six were escorted away by security. Team Primary fans were banned from the stadium. The referees claimed to have found no debris on Team Primary's lane, which crushed the team's morale. The team fell to dead last and remained there after the final event, Underwater Race. In other words, Team Primary failed to qualify for Marble League 2019. The team left the competition on separate flights and seemingly stopped talking to each other for a month.

Prim and Mary returned to Van Gotterdam and received a friendly visit from Team Momo at their garden, The Palette. Once they heard of the news that Jelle had announced the Marble League Showdown, Team Primary regrouped and fired Prima, replacing her with Secondary. Mary was chosen as team captain after going through several team therapy sessions, which helped restore relationships with fellow team members and raised their morale. The team returned to the Seven Seas Stadium to redeem their previous poor performances.

Team Primary started off the Marble League Showdown 2019 poorly, with a tenth place finish for Prim in Sand Rally. However, they managed to finish fourth in Event 2, Collision, and the team jumped to 7th, a qualifying spot. A 7th place finish for Mary in Funnel Race saw the team drop to eighth, the exact qualifying threshold. The final event was Balancing, the event they had never participated in since Marble League 2016. The team surprised the audience by winning the event, earning themselves a gold medal and securing their place in the Marble League 2020 Qualifiers.


Team Primary was finally back to form, pure and simple. They couldn't have been happier for the time. In fact, the team were overjoyed once they heard that they had been invited to take part in Marbula One 2020. Given their unprecedented high morale at the time, the team unanimously agreed to accept the invitation, and had Prim and Mary represent them. Team Primary could barely wait to let the public see them in a new form as they prepared to enter Marbula One and other events in the future, more united than before and truer to their own belief in teamwork.[3]

However, during the Marble League 2020 Qualifiers, Team Primary performed with mediocrity, and tied with three other teams, Team Momo, Bumblebees, and Jungle Jumpers. This tie resulted in them placing 13th, one place below qualification, due to Team Momo and the Bumblebees holding a gold and silver medal respectively, while Team Primary only held a bronze. The team would once again compete in the showdown.

Following the qualifiers, Mary resigned as team captain, and passed the position over to Imar. Her and her brother, Prim, both knew things would not work out with her as captain, especially after their time in Marbula One. Team Primary, despite their losses, continued to train at The Palette for Marble League Showdown 2020.

Marble League 2016

Main article: Marble League 2016
Event Participant Final Result Place Points Overall Standing
Balancing All 208 cm 15th 0 15th
Relay Race All 24.60 sec. 13th 0 15th
Collision All Consolation Round Winners 3rd 5 9th
Sand Rally Mary 0:58.58 9th 0 10th
Long Jump Prim 85.2 cm 11th 0 12th
Water Race Rima 1:19.08 4th 4 10th
High Jump Imar 54 cm 2nd 7 7th
10 Meter Sprint Rima 5.359 sec. 14th 0 8th
Team Pursuit All 26.17 sec. 12th 0 10th
Precision Slalom All 7 pts 15th 0 11th
Quartet Diving All 28.69 pts 12th 0 12th
Hurdles Imar 5.67 sec. 10th 0 12th

Marble League 2017

Main article: Marble League 2017


Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Relay Race All 9.92 sec. 2nd 12 2nd
Sand Race Rima 26.15 sec. 4th 9 2nd
Block Pushing All 65.6 cm 3rd 10 1st
Funnel Spin Prim 0:32.18 16th 0 2nd

Main Tournament

Event Participant Final Result Place Points Overall Standing
Funnel Race Mary 1:44.51 1st 25 1st
Long Jump Prim 68.4 cm 12th 4 2nd
Fidget Spinner Collision All 3rd Place Winner 3rd 15 1st
5-meter Sprint Imar 8.24 sec. 16th 0 5th
Hurdles Rima 11.28 sec. 15th 1 10th
Relay Run All DSQ 16th -3 11th
Block Pushing All 124.0 cm 14th 2 12th
High Jump Mary 36.0 cm 12th 4 13th
Steeplechase All 44.12 sec. 12th 4 13th
Archery All 34.5 pts 7th 9 14th
Underwater Race Rima 14.08 sec. 12th 4 15th
Sand Rally Imar 1:28.11 10th 6 14th

Marble League 2018

Main article: Marble League 2018


Team Primary failed to qualify for Marble League 2018. They competed in Group C.

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Curling All Winner 1st 8 1st
Snow Race Rima DNF 7th 2 2nd
5 Meter Ice Dash Mary 5.02 sec. 5th 4 3rd
Halfpipe All 37.92 sec. 6th 3 5th

Prim and Mary merged with Team Momo to form Team Momary.

Other 2018 Competitions

Team Primary 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 Rima 4:07.47 14th
Amazing Maze Marble Race All 36 pts 10th

Marble League 2019

Main article: Marble League 2019

Team Primary's original logo for the 2019 season, designed by Hersh.


Team Primary failed to qualify for Marble League 2019.

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Funnel Race Rima 0:54.35 17th 2 17th
Block Pushing All 91.5 cm 16th 3 19th
Relay Race All DNF 20th 0 19th
Underwater Race Aryp 30.01 sec. 17th 2 20th

Marble League Showdown 2019

Main article: Marble League Showdown 2019

Team Primary qualified for the Marble League 2020 Qualifiers.

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Sand Rally Prim 2:16.58 10th 2 10th
Collision All 3rd Place Loss 4th 9 7th
Funnel Race Mary 1:27.78 7th 5 8th
Balancing All 416 cm 1st 20 4th

Marbula One Season 1

Main article: Marbula One Season 1

Team Primary took part in Season 1 of Marbula One, represented by Prim and Mary.

Season Entrant SAV ORA MOM HOR GDK TBO RSP MNW Points Total
S1 Mary 15th 16th 16th 16th 32nd (0) 7th (54)
Prim 4th 2nd 4th 4th 4th (54)

Their season was notable for the stark contrast between the two's respective performance. Prim had a strong performance throughout the season and was the only marble to have scored pole position in two GP events. He also finished all but one of his races in 4th place, with the only exception being a second place finish in the Momotorway GP, where he lost the battle for first place to Clutter of the rival Balls of Chaos. Mary, on the other hand, performed poorly and finished in dead last in all but one of her races, and failed to qualify above 12th in any GP. She would place last in the Driver's Championship, losing a tiebreaker to Vespa.

Grand Prix Participant Qualifying
Time Place Points Overall
Savage Speedway Prim 7th 5:25.83 4th 12 4th 4th -
O'raceway Mary 16th 5:35.71 15th 0 6th 7th 29th
Momotorway Prim 1st 5:40.00 2nd 18 5th 3rd 30th
Hivedrive Mary 12th +1 lap 16th 0 5th 4th 32nd
Greenstone Mary 16th 6:14.61 16th 0 7th 5th 32nd
Short Circuit Prim 1st 5:31.82 4th 12 9th 2nd 32nd
Razzway Mary 16th 5:44.81 16th 0 9th 5th 32nd
Midnight Bay Prim 5th 7:57.21 4th 12 7th 4th 32nd

Marble League 2020

Main article: Marble League 2020


Team Primary failed to qualify for Marble League 2020.

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Balancing All 308 cm 12th 8 12th
Funnel Endurance Mary 1:48.97 18th 2 16th
Block Pushing All 68.5 cm 3rd 18 12th
5 Meter Sprint Imar 5.344 sec. 13th 7 13th

Marble League Showdown 2020

Main article: Marble League Showdown 2020

Team Primary qualified for the Marble League 2021 Qualifiers.

Event Participant Final Result Placing Points Overall Standing
Relay Run All 8.854 sec. 2nd 15 2nd
Halfpipe All 57.94 sec. 5th 7 3rd
Black Hole Funnel Imar & Prim 71.73 sec. 10th 2 4th
Sand Mogul Race Rima 10.393 sec. 12th 0 7th


Marble League Results

Year Events Medals Result Points
G S B Tot.
2016 12 0 1 1 2 12th 16
2017 1 0 1 2 14th 71
2018 Did not qualify [4]
2019 Did not qualify
2020 Did Not qualify

Marble League Showdown Results

Year Events Medals Result Points
G S B Tot.
2019 4 1 0 0 1 4th 36
2020 0 1 0 1 7th 24

Marbula One Results

Season Grands
Medals Result Points
G S B Tot.
S1 8 0 1 0 1 7th 54

Team Members' Individual Scores

Marble League

Marble Competed in Individual events
participated in
Medals Won Total Individual Points
Imar Marble League 2016
Marble League 2017
High Jump (2016)
Hurdles (2016)
5-meter Sprint (2017)
Sand Rally (2017)
0 gold medals
1 silver medal
0 bronze medals
13 pts
Mary Marble League 2016
Marble League 2017
Marble League 2018
Sand Rally (2016)
Funnel Race (2017)
Hugh Jump (2017)
Snowboard Cross (2018)
1 gold medal
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
32 pts
Prim Marble League 2016
Marble League 2017
Marble League 2018
Long Jump (2016)
Long Jump (2017)
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
4 pts
Rima Marble League 2016
Marble League 2017
Water Race (2016)
10 Meter Sprint (2016)
Hurdles (2017)
Underwater Race (2017)
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
9 pts

Note: Prim and Mary were part of Team Momary during Marble League 2018.

Marble League Showdown

Marble Competed in Individual events
participated in
Medals Won Total Individual Points
Aryp Marble League Showdown 2019
Marble League Showdown 2020
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
0 pts
Imar Marble League Showdown 2019
Marble League Showdown 2020
Black Hole Funnel (2020) 0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
2 pts
Mary Marble League Showdown 2019
Marble League Showdown 2020
Funnel Race (2019) 0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
5 pts
Prim Marble League Showdown 2019
Marble League Showdown 2020
Sand Rally (2019)
Black Hole Funnel (2020)
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
4 pts
Rima Marble League Showdown 2019
Marble League Showdown 2020
Sand Mogul Race (2020) 0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
0 pts

Marbula One

Teammate Competed In Races Participated In Medals Won Total Individual Points
Mary Marbula One S1 S1 O'raceway GP
S1 Hivedrive GP
S1 Greenstone GP
S1 Razzway GP
0 gold medals
0 silver medals
0 bronze medals
0 pts
Prim Marbula One S1 S1 Savage Speedway GP
S1 Momotorway GP
S1 Short Circuit GP
S1 Midnight Bay GP
0 gold medals
1 silver medal
0 bronze medals
54 pts



  • Team Primary shares a rivalry with the Balls of Chaos due to similar-looking uniforms. This rivalry was apparent in the ML18 Qualifiers, when a fight broke out between the two teams after the Halfpipe event.
  • Team Primary is the only team that has ever competed in a Marble League season despite failing to qualify. This was made possible by the Momary merge.
  • The team's fans were banned from the Seven Seas Stadium during ML19 Qualifiers. It is currently unknown if the ban will be lifted for the Marble League Showdown, although it seems likely that it will be.
  • In an interview with Rima, it was revealed that she came up with the idea for the Momary merge:

"When Team Momo called out for help last year, I was the one to suggest to Prima that we should merge with them. Prima initially denied, saying that a green team like Jungle Jumpers would be better suited to help them, but eventually realized that this would be an opportune chance for us to compete. Prim and I were the choice marble athletes to form Team Momary, but the fans wanted Mary to join. So Mary joined. And I was denied the chance to compete.”[5]

  • The choice over which teammates would compete with Team Momary allegedly did not sit well with the teammates who were not chosen to compete, and thus caused infighting during the off-season.[5]
  • They had a huge drop in ML17, dropping from 1st to 14th in 12 events.
  • In Marbula One Season 1, Team Primary had the largest discrepancy in points between team members. Mary scored 0 points while Prim scored 54 points.
  • Also during Marbula One Season 1, their fans could be heard chanting "Red! Yellow! Blue!".
  • Team Primary became the second team to change their captain after the Marble League 2020 Qualifiers, as Mary stepped down as captain and Imar took the captain spot.[1] The first team was the Chocolatiers, who switched captain from Cocoa to Choc during the 2019-2020 Marble League offseason.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Stynth (8th August 2020). Offseason Moments – ML2020 Showdown. Jelle’s Marble Runs.
  2. LittleMighty_ (25th February 2019). Captains voting results!. Reddit.
  3. Stynth (31st January 2020). RetRollSpective – Team Primary. Marble Sports.
  4. Merged with Team Momo after their withdrawal to form Team Momary
  5. 5.0 5.1 Stynth (27th January 2019). The Teams You’ll Miss In The 2019 MarbleLympics. Marble Sports.
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