Gold again for the Minty Maniacs! The Minty Maniacs triumphantly locked up their second gold medal in three events in Marble League 2020 after dominating the 10-funnel course in E3 Funnel Endurance. O’rangers finished in second place to secure a silver medal. Savage Speeders took third for the bronze medal.
Minty Drizzel from Minty Maniacs emerged victorious in E3 with a 2:11.07 final time. In the Funnel Endurance, it’s the last marble to cross the finish line that wins. Only six out of 16 teams posted times that were above the two-minute mark. The other five didn’t stand a chance against the last marble standing, Minty Drizzel.
MARBLE LEAGUE 2020 RESULTS (Thru 3 Events)
E1 Balancing: Minty Maniacs
E2 Halfpipe: O’rangers
E3 Funnel Endurance: Minty Maniacs
The Minty Maniacs and O’rangers established themselves as the teams to fear the most in the Marble Racing Olympics. The O’rangers won last week’s E2 Halfpipe with a record-setting performance. Minty Maniacs got off to a hot start with a victory in E1 Balancing.
Jelle’s Marble Runs will host E4 Newton’s Cradle on July 9. The long-awaited E5 Long Jump, takes place next weekend.
E3 Funnel Endurance, Minty Gold 2x
The Funnel Endurance includes 10 funnels with the ultimate goal to finish last. The top-five funnels, colored orange, were a smaller cup size compared to the bottom funnels. The bottom-five green funnels offered a wider berth.
Only eight teams advanced to the finals. The top four teams in each heat qualified.
In Group A, Ducky from Green Ducks won a Heat A with a 2:06.99 time. Rounding out the top four in Heat A were the Savage Speeders, Minty Maniacs, and Bumblebees.
Group B teams faced a longer run with seven teams lasting two-minutes or longer. Kinnowin from O’rangers won Heat B with a 2:15.12 run time. The other qualifiers from Heat B included Crazy Cat’s Eyes, Balls of Chaos, and Thunderbolts.
E3 FUNNEL ENDURANCE – FINAL RESULTS
GOLD: Minty Maniacs (Minty Drizzel) 2:11.07
SILVER: O’rangers (Kinnowin) 2:04.91
BRONZE: Savage Speeders (Whizzy) 2:03.13
4. Green Ducks 2:02.17
5. Balls of Chaos 2:01.88
6. Crazy Cat’s Eyes 2:00.77
7. Bumblebees 1:58.07
8. Thunderbolts 1:57.27
9. Raspberry Racers 2:04.30
10. Hazers 2:03.71
11. Midnight Wisps 2:01.69
12. Hornets 1:59.52
13. Oceanics 1:46.09
14. Team Galactic 1:33.89
15. Mellow Yellow 1:44.05
16. Team Momo 1:38.92
In the finals, Whizzy from the Savage Speeders finished in third place for bronze and held off the Green Ducks to earn a spot on the podium.
Kinnowin from the O’rangers locked up a silver medal for second place after edging out Whizzy with a 2:04.91 run time (vs. 2:01.13).
Minty Maniacs returned to the winner’s circle with a gold-medal finish. It wasn’t even close for Minty Drizzel, who became the last marble through the final funnel with a 2:11.07 run time in the finals.