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Monday, April 17, 2017
- April 1st half - I'm back! -
by Chraizy at 8:05 am

Heyoo! Chris here and I am finally back! First of all, thanks for Kyle (and Darius!) for helping out with the news in the meantime. In case you are new and have absolutely no idea who the hell I am... well let's say I'm just the random dude from somewhere who likes to write about the newest stuff in MK64 land! And I don't want to waste more of your time, let's go!

New Players

Keith Turnbull III joined our site with a single Luigi Raceway time and starts the journey at #894.

World Records

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Matthias Rustemeyer hits 2 new World Records in NTSC this half, both on Rainbow Road.
He improved the 3lap by exactly one hundreth and set a time of 4'54"71 (PAL: 5'54"36)!
The flap was an improvement of his own time and stands at 1'37"33 (PAL: 1'57"03)!

Non-SC Movement

The highest active player was #2 (2) Daniel Burbank, who set 2 new times on Banshee Boardwalk. His 3lap didn't cut a spot as MJs and MRs times have been pushed incredibly high. However, his flap beats Becks time and is a new American Record and ranked 4th. His AF dropped below 3 points, which makes him the 3rd person in total who had a sub 3 AF since Matthias took the crown.
#26 (25) Frankie Morgan improved his KD flap by 0"07 seconds and beat 12 players on the course, netting him a nice TOP25 position here. His AF made a nice jump of 0.4 points and closed the gap to Luke, who's the next player in the AF lists.
#47 (48) Jayden Ly sent us 2 flaps, one for Choco Mountain and a Banshee flap. Banshee was a small improvement which didn't gain any ranks. CM however let him pass 15 players on the charts and is a new TOP50 and Legend A time! Jayden cut 0.5 points and missed MKDS news writer Robert Szabo by the smallest margin!
#113 (119) Aljoscha Schneider had 6 records to report. double PRs on LR, KTB and RRd helped him to surpass 3 players on the AF charts, gaining 4 AF points. His KTB times both were new TOP100 times, his LR times both reached King A level and RRd didn't look too bad aswell with cuts from #161 -> #146 for the 3lap and #160 -> #152 for the flap.
#179 (181) Hans Jorgen Follevaag has set 10 PRs in the beginning of April. 7 new TOP200 times were in his reportoire and a few stronger times on other courses like KD, which not only reached TOP150 for the flap, but is also a new Legend time! Hans passed 7 players with a nice 8.6 AF cut. His ARR also improved and he is now the newest King C player!
#200 (198) Kevin Smith had a good start for April with 14 new times setting a few new TOP200 times and eliminating some Elite times, 8 to be exact! He had a few nice improvements, especially on LR, where he went from #252 -> #193 and #273 -> #198! His WS was also a big improvement, cutting almost 3 points alone! Kevin passed 15 players with a nice 15.2 AF cut and is now the latest member of the TOP200. Congratulations!
#218 (220) Tom Galindo had a single DK 3lap time to report. A 2.5 seconds cut provided him a huge jump from #289 -> #187! Tom passed 3 players with this PR alone, scoring a 2.1 AF cut.
#246 (259) Tyler Chambers had 2 PRs to report, both 3laps. The first was on SL, where he cut 0"25 seconds off his time to gain 11 spots. The second was on DK, which was almost the exact same cut but only provided him 3 ranks. His cuts weren't big enough to pass anyone, but he maintains his position and is getting closer to the next rank!
#268 (270) Gerard Seinstra hit 6 new records in April so far, improving his stronger times like LR and RRy. His RRy flap, already ranked 136th, has been improved again and is now 116th, which is his best time by far! His 3lap, also ranked really high at 136th, is a King A time and almost became his second Legend time! Gerard passed 4 players with a 2.5 AF cut and is knocking on the Elite B rank promotion!
#359 (#364) Pascal Schlereth hit 21 new times, ranging from 272nd to 446th. A few small, but mainly big improvements have been made, with 12 new TOP400 times. His TT 3lap time had a massive cut from 475th to 272nd, making it his best time! Pascal passed over 50 players with his 56 AF points cut, bringing him directly into the TOP400!
#386 (401) Christophe Balzeau had a massive PR spree of 31/32 PRs! With many times coming from outside the TOP600 he had a lot of big improvements going well into the TOP400! His best time now is KD flap, ranked 292nd and being his only TOP300 time so far. However, many other times of him are closer to the TOP300 mark and the amount of times being outside the TOP400 is also still big, that means there's still a lot to improve! For now, Christophe made a massive cut of 174 AF points or 30% of his old AF! That helped him to pass 161 players with ease, barely missing the TOP400! In ARR, he was able to leave the Expert, Semi-Pro AND Pro times behind and set himself right into the Master D range! Congratz!
#410 (413) William R. Natalzia III had 26 PRs to report, with many big improvements just as Christophes. William had a few non TOP500 times left and improved most of them into the #4xx range. His total AF cut of 77 AF points let him pass 68 players, one of them being the MKSC world champ Andy Lundeen, but that was not enough to keep Christophe from passing him. It's still a good step towards the TOP400, and on his way he also left the Semi-Pro A ranks and skipped a whole standard to be the newest Pro A player!
#483 (491) Rick Kwasnik set 6 new records on FS dual, RRy dual and MR and BB flaps. 4 of those times were new TOP600 times, and the others helped him to cut a total of 9.4 AF points. He passed only one person though as he got passed by a player and was in a big AF graveyard.
#546 (543) Kyle Holmes hit 6 PRs aswell and had a few big cuts to unleash. His TT times and MR flap were all new TOP500 times, and also his SL flap was an enormous cut of almost 300 ranks! Kyle passed 29 players with his 25 AF cut. He also made it into the Semi-Pro F ranks with those PRs, well done!
Last active player in Non-SC, #568 (592) Dennis Colvin the :StarW: MKDD pro had a nice bunch of PRs to report. 19 in total, and nearly all of them cut 50-100 positions! Dennis had a few stronger times in his submission, like a DK dual TOP500 and a SL flap ranked 459th. His ARR improved from Expert F to Expert B. His cut of 55 AF points were enough to let him pass 72 players and reach the TOP600! His presence in the TOP600 kicked out Leyla Hasso, the female UK champ of SMK, out of the TOP600, which makes Patrick Authenrieth the new TOP600 borderplayer.


SC Movement

#73 (72) Daniel Lesiak had 3 PRs to report. TT 3lap, WS 3lap and RRd 3lap. TT cut the least ranks with 3, WS however made a good 49 ranks up. Dan passed 3 players in the AF charts and is getting close to the TOP70.
#159 (166) Tyler Chambers had a double RRd PR to report, with a few smaller improvments getting him closer to the TOP100 in both rankings. Tyler cut 2 AF points and passed 9 players.
#232 (214) Frankie Morgan sent us a single MR flap which he improved from 15"91 to 15"80, being a new Legend A time and coming closer to the GOD time. He cut 0.4 AF points and passed 1 player.
#300 (358) Christophe Balzeau sent us 4 new times for his timeset by filling the empty spots for KD dual SC and TT dual SC. KD SC is actually not too easy to hit, but required to fill the slot. His times are all cutting a good amount of ranks by starting nearly in the middle of the field in those specific ranks. Christophe passed 34 players with a 7.3 AF cut and is getting close to the TOP350.
#340 (327) Rick Kwasnik had 2 FS times to send. 2 small improvements, but it was enough to make a cut and pass 1 player.

That's it for now guys! I am out for now and hopefully see many of you again next time! Seeya!

~Chris

Monday, April 03, 2017
- March 2nd half - An MKDD invasion! -
by Kyle at 5:31 pm

Hey guys, here we go with another news update!

New Players

Christophe Blazeau joins us as the latest MKDD karter to crossover to MK64 land. He debuts at #577 with a complete timeset. He has a few Pro times, and even has an Elite F on KD flap. We're very excited to see what he can do given the time! He also sent us 2 SC times, and debuts there at #392.

Continuing with the theme of MKDD players, Dennis Colvin joins us this half debuting with a full timeset at #630. Dennis is actually ranked very closely to Christophe in MKDD, so we may see a new rivalry brewing between these 2 on a different game. Stay tuned...

World Records

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Not as many NTSC records (although there still were a few!) this half, so we'll have a proper write up this time around. We begin the month with Matthias Rustemeyer continuing his pursuit of more NTSC records at KD 3lap, where he beat the old WR by a decent margin, the time now being 1'43"95 (2'04"99). He's still a ways off his PAL time, so I could see him topping this soon. However, he moved on from that track shortly after and pursued some TT times, and came up with both NTSC records! The new times are now 2'28"84 (2'58"97) and 49"09 (59"03).

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We actually had some activity this half on SCs (!) and one of those PRs sent in was an overall WR by the champ Beck Abney, and of course he chose to hit another fast Weathertenko to best his old mark (on NTSC no less)! His new CM flap is now 3"05 (3"67). Will we see sub soon? Only time will tell...

Non-SC Movement

The most persistent karter in the world #26 (25)Frankie Morgan is back (ironically) after a short break, and he sent us just the new KD 3lap time. He managed to cut "18 though, and pass 16 people in the process. Frankie has strengthened his AF lead over Eddie by a full point, but is still lagging a bit behind on the WRL. But with every PR, he creeps closer and closer. Maybe April will be the month that he takes that coveted TOP25 spot?
2016 POY #47 (48)Jayden Ly rejoins us this half with a pair of PRs. Both were fairly sizeable cuts, and it moved him up a spot on the WRL, although his AF rank remained the same. Jayden is inching closer to the AF graveyard just a few ranks ahead, but still has some more people he can pass with a few PRs.
#73 (72)Stephen Meakings took some time off from playing on his alts (or did he?) to send us 6 PRs this half. He cut just shy of 2.5 AF and was able to barely sneak past the handsome and humble #74 (71)Kyle Begley. Kyle is being mentioned because he found a bit of time and had a session at DKJP 3lap, and it proved to be fruitful. Cutting "38 only yielded 12 spots in return, but it was enough to hold his AF ranking even though he lost a spot on WRL to Meaks. Now hopefully Meaks will leave him alone :(
#114 (113)Aljoscha Schneider also makes a case to be deemed the most persistent karter, as he always seems to be in these news updates. Anyways, he sent us 3 pretty substantial PRs this half, and it paid off by cutting 4 AF and moving him up 6 spots! Aljoscha is approaching the dreaded 100-110ish AF graveyard, that includes a massive 6 AF gap followed shortly by a 4 AF gap. But once he crosses through that, there's a ton of people to pass all bunched together, so the effort is well worth it. Keep it up!
#185 (188)Hans Jorgen Follevaag sent us 7 PRs of various sizes of cuts. In the end, it allowed him to trim 10 AF and move up 10 spots on the rankings.
#212 (213)Kevin Smith sent us an SL flap PR, and moved up 2 spots because of it.
#220 (223)Tom Galindo also sent a pair of PRs, with each being huge cuts. Tom moved past 4 PRs with these cuts, which totaled him 7 AF.
#250 (258)Mike Gaydeski actually moved way back due to his PAL times being removed. However, he sent a bunch of new NTSC (and total) PRs, 20 in fact, and managed to mitigate how far his ranking slipped. We're trusting Mike will find his way back to his old ranking in no time.
#349 (350)David Gutierrez Pena sent us 5 PRs, all of which were "INSANE" cuts. He moved past 24 people, and earned a rank promotion in the level of the Elite Fs. Way to go!
#412 (417)Pascal Schlereth sent us 15 PRs this half! He jumped all the way up to Pro A while passing 39 players in the process.
#566 (572)Kyle Holmes rejoined the MK64 world by sending us 6 "MASSIVE" PRs. In doing so, he managed to pass 41 players. If Kyle gets the rest of his times around the level of these 6, he could be TOP500 easy and would be close to TOP400. Keep pushing!
#1016 (1010)Jeremy Benik improved the only time on his timeset, KTB 3lap. It is now ranked 280th, which shows that if Jeremy were to put some time into the other tracks, he could be pretty highly ranked. Regardless, an impressive time from him.

SC Movement

When #1 Beck Abney wasn't complaining to me about the lack of SC activity, he was out setting a WR on CM flap (described above) since he obviously held this time already, his change in AF is "null"
#13 Matthias Rustemeyer ended up taking his talents to the dark side, and came out with a PR! Beating his CM flap time to continue his PR streak, Matthias was able to cut a bit of AF. However, he's stuck in a "MASSIVE" AF graveyard, so it'll take some time for him to catch Jake (not that Jake's complaining about it).
#73 Daniel Burbank also sent us a time. Let's just leave it at that. One interesting point of note is that the stats page shows this as him being downgraded from King B to King D. Someone might want to fix that (but probably won't, it's not a big deal anyways).
Speaking of people that sent PRs but got downgraded on ARR, #75 Daniel Lesiak sent us an MR 3lap that somehow managed to move him from Elite B to Elite A. Go figure. At least he gets the consolation prize of moving past 3 players and getting into the TOP75. Nice
#215 Frankie Morgan sent us 3 PRs on this side, although he doesn't lose and ARR rankings (because he's not ranked on ARR yet). All these times cracked the TOP100, so if Frankie could finish his timeset out, he'd be in a pretty respectable spot.
#218 Kyle Holmes sent us 4 PRs, all of which were on tracks he didn't have times for. Because of this, his AF went waaaaaay down, and he passed 118 players. At this rate, he'll be -18th by the end of April. Would be quite the accomplishment...

Ok well that's the end of this news update. Remember kids, don't play SuperPAL(TM)!

-Kyle

Friday, March 31, 2017
- POY 2016 -
by Kyle at 10:24 pm

Hey guys, I feel like 3 months is enough time to keep you all waiting, so here we go with the grand reveal. After some consideration, I think we're ready to crown a Player of the Year for 2016! For those of you that aren't aware of how we select the POY, it basically invloves a pulling names out of a hat, a dart board, lots of ice cream, and duct tape. With that out of the way, here we go!

Doss Willowhite

Doss had an exceptional year, as he managed to slice his ranking exactly in half. He just missed the 50% AF cut plateu, with his final score being a 49.21% cut. But Doss managed to cut 148.2 AF en route to becoming a TOP150 player!

Alexander Schiller

Alexander just missed the TOP200 marker, but that was about the only thing that didn't go his way this year. Cutting his non-sc AF by exactly 185, he destroyed his timeset with 32/32 PRs. This allowed him to chop off 46.94% of his AF en route to a massively productive year.

Stefan Kok

Stefan managed himself a very good year. While he started fairly high in the rankings, he managed to pull off no small feat by becoming the 23rd non-sc GOD. Stefan also managed to beat all his non-sc times, en route to cutting 39.91% of his AF and ending the year 34th. We'll see if Stefan wants to continue and push himself to the upper echelon of karters.

Christian Wild

Our fearless news updater took some time off from writing about the happenings in the kart world to strengthen his timeset on this game. The combined champ set a solid 24 PRs, as he also managed to become a new GOD (the 21st of which)! Chris moved up from 25th to 18th on the year, and managed to cut 20.3% of his AF. Chris also was active on the SC side, and cut his AF there by 1/4, moving past 21 players.

Kyle Labelle

Kyle joined us in February of this year, but it didn't take long for him to shoot up the rankings. He beat all but 1 of his times from his original timeset, and ended the year in 66th even though he only played for a few months. We'll see if Kyle keeps improving and shoots for some more GOD times.

Jayden Ly

While Jayden didn't join us this year, he only started the year with 20 times in his timeset. But he ended it not only with a full sheet, but up in the TOP50 at 48th. Even if you were to only look at his timeset when he finally had a complete one, he cut 82.43%(!) of his AF, the highest of anyone this year. He also sent us some SC stuff, and ended up there at 106th. Big year for Jayden.

Daniel Burbank

Daniel once again finds himself in the running for POY, and for good reason. While Dan didn't cut a ton of AF, he did make massive strides overall on the non-sc side. He began the year with just 1 World Record, and after getting to as many as 6 he ended it with 4 while setting a total of 24 WRs during 2016. Dan's 27 PRs pushed him past MJ and eventually Beck to end the year in 2nd place. On the SC side, Dan made some mild improvements, but he impressively ended the year at 9th on TT3lap and 17th on MR flap.

Beck Abney

Beck was another player that didn't cut much AF, but that doesn't mean he didn't have a prestigious year. His biggest accomplishments came on the SC side, where he became the new champion. Beck began the year with 6 World Records and doubled it to 12 by year end (with 10 SC WRs in the year). While he did lose his lone non-sc WR, he put up a fight and set a total of 8 WRs on the non-sc side, so he showed great ability on both sides. Beck's main accomplishment in 2016, though, is for sure new SC champ.

Frankie Morgan

While Frankie did show some impressive stats this year, the most incredible thing was how consistent he was. It's hard to think of a month where Frankie wasn't active, and that persistence has been rewarded with some great times. He ended the year with 16 TOP30 and 3 TOP20 times, with his best time being FS flap (16th), and is now 27th overall. Plus, reaching overall GOD is a still noteworthy achievement that should garner him some recognition. Overall, Frankie had a solid, consistent year at a high level, which is most impressive.

POY

While there were quite a few worthy candidates for this years award, it really came down to only a handful of karters, with just 2 garnering the most consideration. I went back and forth on who to award this to, but in the end, I just can't ignore how good of a year Jayden Ly had. This guy came from super far down the rankings, not even having a full timesheet, and ended the year in the TOP50. That's an insane rise through the rankings, one that has been (and once more will be) rewarded. Jayden's actual AF cut was over 90%, with his "true" AF cut (his first time during the year compared to his final time) still being over 80%. In a year where Dan managed to challenge Matthias at tracks, 3 players became new GODs, and Beck became shortcut champion, the sheer magnitude of Jayden's cuts edge the amazing accomplishments of others by the slimmest of margins. Congrats to Jayden for his first POY!

Well, that closes out 2016 (with the exception of a few changes that need to be made). In the next day or 2, I plan to make a special post talking about 2016, so be on the lookout for that. And with the first quarter of 2017 just about in the book, another round of POW awards should be coming soon enough. So stay tuned, and congrats again to Jayden for winning his first POY!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
- March 1st half - Better late than never -
by Kyle at 11:55 pm

Hey guys, sorry for the late news update, but St. Patrick's Day didn't allow for much to get done this weekend. Anyways, let's get to it.

New Players

Reina Pickering is our lone joiner this half. Reina debuts at 535 with a full timeset.

World Records

This section will probably make up a huge portion of the news this half, as NTSC activity was off the charts. And since I'm lazy, this will be more of a list this half. So here we go!

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Matthias Rustemeyer
SL 3lap: 1'36"45
SL 3lap: 1'36"30*
YV 3lap: 1'25"53*

Daniel Burbank
KD 3lap: 1'44"07*
WS 3lap: 3'37"89*
WS flap: 1'11"96*
SL 3lap: 1'36"46
SL 3lap: 1'36"43
RRy 3lap: 2'23"27*
BC 3lap: 1'50"68*
DK 3lap: 1'50"95*

Beck Abney
WS 3lap: 3'38"11
WS flap: 1'12"08

Non-SC Movement

We start our update with #54 (54)Jean-Francois Dubreuil and a small comeback bid. He set a lone PR at FS 3lap, which was enough to move from 64th to 53rd at that track, as well as improving it by a standard to Legend B. Jean-Francois didn't pass anyone on WRL, but moved up a spot in the AF charts.
The next highest mover is #75 (75)Stephen Meakings. Stephen used 8 PRs to cut 5.5 AF and move up 5 spots into the TOP75. Stephen keeps climbing up the charts, we'll see how far this current streak takes him.
#83 (84)David Schiering sent us a single PR, FS flap. He actually lost AF overall due to activity around him, but managed to move up a spot on the WRL to 83rd.
#120 (118)Aljoscha Schneider sent us 9 PRs this half, which managed to cut him close to 10 AF. Aljoscha has been constantly sending in times, and his persistence is paying off with the TOP100 in sight. Within the next few weeks, expect him to make the jump, keep it up!
#134 (130)Marco van Turner came back to the community and sent us a single PR. His LR 3lap improvement was enough to move up 4 spots there, but he remained in the same position overall.
#269 (275)Gerard Seinstra gave us another 13 PRs this half. All of which were fairly decent cuts, and allowed him to pass 17 players.
#320 (322)Johanness Fiebich sent us a pair of PRs, which allowed him to move up 2 spots by cutting nearly 2 AF.
#451 (455)Pascal Schlereth made 12 efficient cuts this half. This allowed him to cut 28.5 AF and pass 29 players. His most impressive cut was MMF flap, which becomes his best time at 322nd. He has plenty of potential remaining, and we'll see if he can continue to crush his PRs.
#607 (628)Kyle Holmes used his awesome name to send us 7 PRs, all of which were in Mushroom and Flower Cup. All his PRs were pretty big cuts, and he managed to pass 19 players this half. I would expect more of the same from this guy, keep it up!

SC Movement

Come on Shortcutters... we've had a total of 2 PRs this year...

NTSC Activity

So because we've had so much NTSC activity at the top, I've decided now's a good time to unveil a new section I've considered adding. Introducing, the NTSC Activity section! For the most part I'll just spend this section highlighting some NTSC news. Anyways, let's get to it...

So we highlighted the World Records that our players achieved, but we had quite the shakeup in the rankings as well. We saw #2 Daniel Burbank actually move past #1 Matthias Rustemeyer, but that wouldn't last very long. After a day, Matthias took back his throne. Dan managed to pass MR back for a bit, but when the dust settled, Matthias was on top. Pacing himself behind these guys, #3 Beck Abney managed to set a few PRs and (temporary) WRs, and it was enough for him to pass Jamie! So now the non-sc TOP3 is the same on both PAL and NTSC. Impressive stuff guys, keep it up!

Well guys, that does it for this update. Looks like I'll see you guys here shortly. Until next time!

-Kyle

Friday, March 03, 2017
- February 2nd Half - Surprisingly On Time -
by Darius at 4:16 am

Soon-to-be Virginia Multiplayer Champion Kyle Begley promised a treat in the last update, and here it is - a very special guest newswriter from the past!

That's right, I, Darius Austin, have returned to bring you exactly the kind of timely, on-schedule news update that you knew so well from my time producing the news.

Jokes aside, this month's treat is that you actually get the news on time. You guys really helped by not playing much time trial.

New Players

Jeremy Benik joined the site with a single time, KTB 3lap, at #1014. The time itself is a very promising Elite B, suggesting a full timeset would see Jeremy shoot up the ranks.
Kyle Holmes was already on the non-SC side, but made his debut on the SC ranks at #298 with six times from TT, FS and RRy.

World Records

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Daniel Burbank was once again on the WR hunt and managed to tie Matthias Rustemeyer's recent record on KTB 3lap by cutting a hundredth from his own time to record a 1'35"60* (1'19"51). Dan is up to seven world records for the first time.

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Nothing. Get on with it, SC players.

Non-SC Movement

#2 (2) Daniel Burbank just sent in that new WR for the second update in a row. So boring, Dan. Unlike last time, however, he did cut some AF, as Matthias did not respond, so he now has an AF of exactly 3.
#3 (3) Beck Abney didn't actually set an overall PR, but I've included him here because he drove a number of NTSC non-SC PRs that now make him the Universal no. 1 on NTSC, completing the set of PAL, NTSC and Combined on the Uni rankings.
#26 (25) Frankie Morgan doubled his production from the first half of the month, sending in two PRs. He added to his YV 3lap improvement by cutting a couple of hundredths on the flap, good enough to move up another place to 23rd there. He also knocked a hundredth off his LR flap, now a 31"46 (37"83). Eddie Taylor remains Frankie's next target, but he's a little bit closer now.
#80 (80) Stephen Meakings continued his tear up the charts, rising 11 places with 14 more PRs to add to the 5 he set in the first half of the month. Amongst them were some nice Legend A fast laps on MMF, KTB, RRy and DKJP. He's now just one place behind fellow Brit Patrick Hewson.
#125 (126) Aljoscha Schneider raced past another 13 players to round off a hugely successful February, in which he passed 33 players in total. Aljoscha is now approaching the the Legend ranks and will be there for sure next month if he can keep up even half this pace. The highlight of his 12 PRs was a 100th-ranked YV flap.

SC Movement

Nope. Seriously, cheaters...I mean SC players. It's like you're all playing GP skips runs or something.

I'd say see you next time, but you'll probably have Kyle back. Can't win them all.

Friday, February 17, 2017
- February 1st Half - Slight Change of Plans -
by Kyle at 10:32 pm

Hey guys, it's Kyle again. Sounds like Chris is gonna be out of commission for a while, so you're stuck with me for the time being. I know, quite the treat. Anyways, let's get to the news.

New Players

nope

World Records

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A pair of World Records this half, again one by each of the TOP2 players. Daniel Burbank got the first WR this half, taking back his YV 3lap from the Champ, pushing his time down a few more hundredths to 1'42"28 (1'25"06)! Dan had a few impressive runs here, and has much more newly found potential here, so i'll be interesting to see how far he can push it!

Champ Matthias Rustemeyer was also in action this half, and he took back his recently beat WR at KTB 3lap. The new time of 1'35"60 (1'19"51) is a slight improvement over his old time, but impressive nonetheless as he edges out Dan by "01

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lol... wait, actually we did have a WR this half. Beck Abney beat his own CM flap WR on the 3 year anniversary of the Weathertenko discovery. The time was pushed down "01 to 3"13 (3"76). Pi may be RIP, but it will ever live on in our memories.

Non-SC Movement

#1 (1) Matthias Rustemeyer sent us just the WR. He stayed at the same AF due to Dan and he swapping WRs.
#2 (2) Daniel Burbank also only sent in the new WR. He stayed in the same AF, and remains just a few points off sub 3 AF. Maybe next update?
#26 (25) Frankie Morgan also sent in a single PR, his being YV 3lap. His new time of 1'26"60 is good for 24th, and passed 3 people here. He inches closer to Eddie for 25th on WRL, but still has a bit of a ways to go. We'll see if he can break through in the next 2 weeks!
#91 (92) Stephen Meakings is getting back in a groove, and sent us another 5 PRs this half. Altogether, he cut just over 3 AF, and managed to pass 4 players. Sounds like Stephen is here to stay, let's see how far he can get! (Hopefully not past me)
#138 (138) Aljoscha Schneider used a massive 21 PRs across all cups to pass 20 players. His DKJP 3lap is now ranked 98th, which is not only his highest ranked time, but his first TOP100 time! He also managed to knock out his last Elite time, giving him a timset of Kings and Legends. Keep up the good work!
#180 (181) Ben Stoneman also sent in 5 PRs, with varying degree of cuts. Overall, he cut just over 4 AF which allowed him to pass 3 players.
#373 (372) David Gutierrez Pena is next on our list, and he also had a good half. His 19 PRs across all 4 cups allowed him to cut exactly 60 AF, en route to passing 56 players. David nearly jumped from Pro B directly into Elite, but ended up the half at Master A. If he sends in a few more PRs, he'll join the ranks of the Elite karters. Let's see what you got David!
#480 (482) Pascal Schlereth sent us 17 PRs to move up 29 spots, and into the TOP500.
#489 (492) Sam Smith sent us 2 PRs. He cut 4 AF but somehow remained in the same spot due to activity around him

SC Movement

#1 Beck Abney sent us the lone PR, listed in the World Record section. He didn't cut any AF as this was his own World Record he improved.

Alright guys, that's it for this half. You should be in for a treat for next half's news updater, it'll be a real blast from the past. But you'll have to until next time to find out ;)!

-Kyle

Saturday, February 04, 2017
- January 2nd half - 1/12 of the way there -
by Kyle at 12:13 pm

Hey guys, Chris asked me to step in for him this time around, so after a few days of delay I figured now is a good time to write the news. One little announcement, Paul Tanney created a new videos site that has vids from Elite F all the way up to GOD, in order to help players find vids for their ranking. If you're interested, you can check it out at mariokart.video Anyways, here's what happened the past half month.

New Players

Tim McCutcheon is the lone joiner this half, as he sent in all 8 mushroom cup times to begin his journey at #989.

World Records

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A pair of World Records this half, one by each of the TOP2 players. Daniel Burbank started us off this half by improving his own WR at YV flap, pushing this time down a few more hundredths to 31"31 (26"04)! He broke a roughly 3 month tie with himself and the champ here.

But on the last day of the month, Matthias Rustemeyer also decided to improve one of his own WRs, bringing his TT 3lap down to a new time of 2'58"48 (2'28"44). The monthly PR streak lives!

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#1 (1)Matthias Rustemeyer just sent in the lone WR at TT, but he didn't gain any spots from it and actually lost a spot due to Daniel Burbank untying his WR at YV flap.
#2 (2) Daniel Burbank managed a good half, sending in dual PRs on both MMF and YV (including the aforementioned WR). He managed to cut his AF down a bit, and is now on the cusp of the 3.000AF barrier. Once he breaks through there, things will start to get very interesting at the top...
#6 (6) Zoran Tintor is not a huge fan of that #6 next to his name, so he sent us 2 PRs, MMF 3lap and MR flap, that each passed 2 players on their respective charts. He's now just a shade above 0.5 AF away from getting back into the TOP5, and it seems like this time around he's intent to keep his promise to do so. With these PRs, Zoran is back to having all his times in single digit ranks, displaying impressive balance in his timeset!
A bit further down the charts, #26 (25) Frankie Morgan is trying to enter the TOP25 on WRL. He sent us a YV 3lap time as he attempts to achieve that feat, as he managed to cut 0"15 and move up from 29th to 27th here. Eddie's 3laps are very impressive, which is what's keeping him where he is, but every week Frankie inches closer. It's only a matter of time now...
#45 (44) David Moll sent us 3 PRs this half (LR 3lap and DKJP dual). He was able to cut roughly 0.8 AF and move past the former MKDD champion in Andreas. David continues his ascent up the charts in a methodical manner, and is keeping his distance from #48 (48) Jayden Ly, who sent us a single DKJP 3lap time. While Jayden moved up 10 spots on that track, Moll had slightly bigger overall improvement, and the gap between the 2 is now 3.5AF. We'll see if Jayden can close in a bit next half.
Jack-of-all-karts #85 (87) Stacy Needham came back to MK64 this half, and sent us his yearly PR at YV flap. He moved up a few AF points, but kept the same ranking.
#95 (93) Stephen Meakings graced us with his presence this half, sending us a single time (like seemingly everyone else did) at BC 3lap. Stephen cut over half a second here and passed 35 players (28 of which were his alts) to move up 1 spot in the WRL and 2 spots on AF rankings. Way to go Meaks!
Outside of the TOP100 now, we have #135 (137) Doss Willowhite sent us 3 PRs to cut a total of 3 AF. While he (strangely) didn't pass anyone on the AF rankings, he moved past 3 people in the WRL, and got a rank promotion from King B to King A.
A few spots behind Doss we have #139 (139) Anastasia Steingold, who sent us 2 PRs to cut 1.375 AF, allowing her to pass 1 player on both rankings.
#158 (157) Aljoscha Schneider is the first real big mover of this update. Aljoscha sent us 17 PRs, most from Mushroom and Flower cups, and cut 15 AF to pass 11 players. He also moved up from King C to King A to give him a good half. Keep it up!
#187 (183) Ben Stoneman continued to take a break from MKDS and set 3 PRs on MK64! His most impressive cut was on FS 3lap, where he cut over a second and a half, and improved his time from 204 -> 94. Ben passed 4 players on the rankings, and is now a King C player.
#352 (358) Matt Rutkowski sent us a new KTB 3lap. He cut a few hundredths and passed 1 player on that chart.
#509 (523) Pascal Schlereth overhauled 3/4 of his timeset, and in doing so, cut 77 AF. He passed 81 players this half, and now has a rank of Semi-pro D. Keep up the good work!
#790 (879) Adam Roberts sent us 4 PRs, cutting just as much AF and improved his ranking by 10 places.
#951 (1024) J.J. Siler sent us 14 PRs this half as he cut a bit over 6 AF. Make sure you send us you're full times down to the hundredth J.J.!

SC Movement

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Alright guys, that's it for this half. Chris should be good to go for the next news update, we'll see you then!

-Kyle


Wednesday, January 18, 2017
- January 1st half - -
by Chraizy at 9:54 am

Yoo! It's Chris with the freshest of fresh news!

New Players

J.J. Siler joined our ranks with only 3lap times and starts out at #1043.


World Records

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Matthias Rustemeyer sent in a WR from last year on BB. He improved his old WR from 2013 and bested it by 0"06 to a 2'04"42 (NTSC: 1'43"48)!

Daniel Burbank had a shot at two WRs and was able to get a new 3lap on KTB, beating Matthias slightly. The new time is a 1'35"61 (NTSC: 1'19"52)!

The other record was a new flap on WS. He beat his time and passed Matthias' WR, barely missing the sub with a 1'26"03 (NTSC: 1'11"55)!

John Dude made an amazing comeback to the site and set a crazy LR flap, beating the already really maxed flap by another hundreth! The new time is a 37"61 (NTSC: 31"28)!

But not only this, he also tied the DK flap in NTSC with a lap 2 attempt! The time was a 42"27 (NTSC: 35"15)!


Non-SC Movement

Matthias Rustemeyer, the MK64 Non-SC champ set a new WR on BB. It didn't affect his AF, the people under him did though! He lost 3 WRs and is now down to a 1.2 AF.
#2 (2) Daniel Burbank was one of the guys who stole 2 WRs, pushing his own AF a bit lower to a 3.125, coming closer to the sub 3.
#5 (5) John Dude had a fantastic start into the new year setting 2 WRs aswell just like Dan and got a really strong LR 3lap, edging on the sub 1'58! He cut 0.125 AF points and is not even a point away from reaching the dutch crown, and could be the third dutch after Steven Zwartjes and MJ to be there. Let's go!
#14 (14) Marcos Vinicius Alves set 2 double PRs on LR and TT. His LR times cut small amount of times but gave him a nice 17 spots cut in total, ranked 16th and 15th now. His TT 3lap was not even sub 3, and reached 2'59"2 after he improved it, gaining a 7th spot and a new TOP10 time! His flap, also ranked 24th like his previous LR times, made a big jump aswell from 59"34 to 59"09, and is also a new TOP10 time at 8th. Marcos cut 1.4 AF points and is reaching his next target on the AF lists quicker than expected! It's still 3 AF points, but the cut of this half boosted him quite a bit and also left Trystan, who was in front of him, behind him.
#15 (16) Michael Arends hit a single KTB 3lap improvement from 34th to 22nd and is cutting 0.25 AF points to come closer to Trystan in the AF lists. The TOP15 is not far and with a single PR he could already do it.
#26 (25) Frankie Morgan had a shot at BB and improved both, the 3lap and flap. His 3lap is fairly strong and almost matches the old WR from 2010, ranked 11th now. His flap, the same improvement (13 spots) is ranked 15th, so another TOP15 time. He passed Eddie Taylor and has reached the TOP25 in AF with a 0.8 AF cut!
#44 (43) Leif Christian Tode got 5 new PRs, manly in Star and Special Cups. His BC flap and DK 3lap both were new GODs, barely enough to push his ARR from Legend A to Legend+, making him the newest player in that area! His PRs netted him a 2.1 AF cut, closing the gap to Josh a bit more.
#138 (137) Doss Willowhite also scored 5 PRs just like Leif, only 3laps have been improved. His TT 3lap saw a nice cut of 43 spots and was his biggest PR. It's also a new TOP100, ranked 91st! Doss passed 5 players, including Stacy Gold and former MKW champ Nick Meade with his 4.8 AF cut and closed the gap to Bryan Bosshardt. His ARR is coming close to King A, helpful were his 3 new Legend times which pushed him a good bit closer to it.
#169 (170) Aljoscha Schneider hit 5 new records aswell and scored 3 new times inside the TOP200. His AF cut of 4.9 points pushed him 7 ranks up the ranks and reached the TOP175 with ease. His YV flap time was also a new Legend time, his 5th in total.
#187 (189) Ben Stoneman hit 21 new records, with a few strong improvements like RRy, which went from 264th on the 3lap to 110th! His flap also made a massive jump from 244th to 108th, coming very close to the TOP100. Both are new Legend times. Speaking about Legends, his MMF got pushed by another 2 hundreths and is so close to become his first GOD! Ben is a MMF specialist in MKDS, so I wouldn't be surprised if this was his first GOD here. He passed 30 players with his big 31 AF cut, easily reaching the TOP200!
#379 (383) Stephen Weber hit a new WS flap with a 0"04 improvement and maintained his rank.
#429 (427) David Gutierrez Pena had another "let's play MK64 because MKDD stressed me too much" session and accidently scored 16 PRs... jokes aside, improving half of your timeset is quite good if you do not invest too much time into it! David hit a few nice improvements such as LR flap (521 -> 267) and TT flap (677 -> 371). He hit a lot of new TOP500 times, pushing his AF by a huge 72 AF points! That was enough to pass 63 players and comfortably reach the TOP450! David seems to have lots of potential left, so whenever he feels like MKDD is maxed, he should come over to this game.
#590 (619) Pascal Schlereth hit new PRs on LR flap, MMF dual and RRd 3lap. All of them cut a good amount of AF, however his RRd 3lap must have been a typo, so his AF gain wasn't too big.
#780 (806) Tristin Ervin improved his BC and RRd times and passed 14 players with a 12 AF cut. He also reached the Intermediate C ranks in the progress.
#790 (887) Adam Roberts continued to improve his times, This time he attacked LR with a new double 844th ranked PR. He cut 4.7 AF points and passed 9 players.
#936 (897) Bryton Daniels hit a new DK 3lap time which made it into the TOP400, ranked 399th. He passed 1 player and solidified his position in the TOP900.


SC Movement

The only active SC player was #345 (342) David Gutierrez Pena, who scored new times on FS flap and RRd flap. FS cut about 60 ranks and RRd about 130, so a total cut of 8.6 AF points helped him to pass 34 players and reach the TOP350!

That's it for now! A good start into the new year with loads of WRs! Let's hope this will continue.

~Chris

Wednesday, January 04, 2017
- 4th Quarter POWs - The one update to rule them all! -
by Kyle at 9:48 pm

Hey guys, happy 2017! The start of a new year marks the end of another (obviously) and with that, gives us some final awards to close out 2016. Since I've been a bit lazy in writing these news updates lately, we've got a whole 3 months to cover. Let's dive right in.


October:

Week 1
Although we had a slow first week, that didn't stop Mike Gaydeski from taking home yet another POW. He used 8 PRs to pass 11 players with 11 AF cut.

Week 2
Matthias Rustemeyer, our POW points leader, picks up another award to add to his collection. He used 4 WRs (KD 3lap, WS 3lap and flap, DKJP 3lap) in this week alone to claim the award. Well done champ!

Week 3
Activity started pick up on the site, and so too did the competition for this award, but Kyle Labelle ends up running away with it. 24 PRs allowed him to cut nearly 1/3 of his AF. He passed 46 players enroute to the TOP100 on the overall charts.

Week 4
Kyle Labelle had another big week. 10 total PRs (9 nonsc, 1 sc) gives him this award as he continues up the rankings and is now a Legend C karter.

POM
After going on a tear the last 2 weeks, Kyle Labelle wins his first POM award. An impressive month saw him cut nearly 60 AF efficiently with only 27 PRs. He rose up the rankings 58 places to end up at #79.


November:

Week 1
Doss Willowhite picks up the first award of November, thanks to 23 PRs cutting 20% of his AF, allowing him to pass 70 players on the non-sc rankings. Impressive month out of the blue for Doss!

Week 2
Jayden Ly picks up his first award this quarter thanks to an important milestone being achieved. He was able to enter into the TOP50 with 6 PRs this week, sneaking past fan favorite David Moll. A potential rivalry may be brewing here, stay tuned.

Week 3
David Moll, unhappy about being kick out the TOP50, uses 4 PRs this week to cut 2 AF and pass as many players to get back up to #49.

Week 4
After a few slower weeks, Doss Willowhite picks up another POW. He used 11 PRs to cut 18.5 AF, and was able to enter the TOP200.

POM
Doss Willowhite wins this award thanks to big bookend weeks this month. The Doss was able to pass exactly 100 players by getting PRs on every track except for TT flap. Another quick riser, we may see Doss in future awards updates if he keeps this up.


December:

Week 1
Frankie Morgan takes this weeks award. His 5 PRs were enough to pass 2 players and get the job done.

Week 2
Doss Willowhite continues his hot streak with a big week. 11 PRs and 21 AF cut, this was an easy decision. Doss keeps flying up the ranks.

Week 3
Mike Oliviera wins his first award in only his second week on the site. He enters the TOP100 with a 12.5% AF cut.

Week 4
Daniel Burbank snags the final award of the year, thanks to 3 PRs as he nears the sub 3 AF plateau.

POM
The finals POM of 2016 goes to Doss Willowhite . He managed to cut 1/4 of his AF using 26 PRs, and was able to go from King D ARR to King B. The Doss keeps on moving up these charts, and shows no signs of slowing down.


POQ
The final quarter's award really came down to 2 karters, but at the end of the day, it was a fairly easy decision. Getting most of his work done early,
Kyle Labelle wins it. He managed to cut over half of his AF over these past 3 months with 29 PRs. This allowed him to move up from #137 to #66 on the rankings. A big month for Labelle, and we expect much more from him in the next year.


One final order of business remains for 2016: the POY award. Now that all the others have been doled out, I'll begin the process of selecting that award sometime this week. Expect to see something up here by the end of the 1st quarter at the very latest. Until then, happy karting!

-Kyle

Monday, January 02, 2017
- December second half - Happy New Year! -
by Chraizy at 5:39 am

Hey guys it's Chris. Guess there's happened a lot in the end of the year, and I was right! Lots of last minute acitivity, many goals have been reached by the end of the year! Let's see what happened on the final stretch of 2016:

New Players

Tristan Ervin joined the site with a complete timeset at #820. -SC: #539.
Logan Nelson joined us with 31 times, only missing Rainbow Road flap. He debuted at #992.

World Records

No new records...

Non-SC Movement

#2 (2) Daniel Burbank was the highest active player once again. He improved 3 of his times, namely KTB 3lap (#3 -> #2), CM 3lap (#4 -> #3) and BB flap. BB was the only PR which didn't cut any ranks, but is getting closer to Beck and the American Record.
#5 (5) John Dude hit a new LR PR which cut 0"01 seconds and helped him to reach the 4th spot. He is getting closer to MJ with any improvement, not only on LR but also the AF ranks.
#14 (15) Marcos Vinicius Alves hit a double PR on WS, improving his 3lap by 1.7 seconds and his flap by 0.5 seconds, securing him a great 0.7 AF cut to pass Jeffrey G. and Arends. Marcos only has Trystan close by, and after him he needs to cut over 4 AF points to reach the next spot!
#26 (27) Frankie Morgan hit a new BB flap which was a small cut, but still made him pass one player on the chart.
#45 (45) David Moll was on fire again with 6 new records, reaching the Legend+ ranks with strong improvements and 2 new GOD times on BB 3lap and RRd flap. David scored 3 new TOP50 times, and with his other PRs this resulted into a 1.4 AF point cut, closing the gap to swedish champ Andreas Rudmarker.
#48 (48) Jayden Ly scored a single RRd flap PR which cut 3 ranks. Unfortunately the people around him had a few PRs to report aswell so his AF remains the same as before.
#50 (49) Jake Walter hit 3 new records on KTB flap and BB dual, all 3 of them being new TOP50 times. All of them were also GOD times already, so his ARR didn't see any changes. His AF however improved by 1.2 points and closed the gap to Jayden Ly.
Newcomer #92 (92) Mike Oliviera already sets a high bar with his joining, but progresses fast with 9 new PRs. A total of 7 new King times and 3 new TOP100s helped him to reach not only the TOP100, but also the Legend D standard! With a 14 AF point cut he passed 15 players.
#140 (140) Anastasia Steingold scored 2 new records on LR and KD 3lap, reaching King B on KD 3lap. It's also a new TOP150 time, and the total AF cut of 0.5 points helped her close the gap to the next person in the ladder.
#142 (142) Doss Willowhite sent us 10 new records, coming from all cups. Most of them reached the TOP200 and more, a few big cuts and 2 new Legends! Doss passed 18 players with a great 17.4 AF cut, his ARR improved from King C to King B! His most notable PR was definitely his FS flap which went from #261 to #150, cutting 111 spots!
#179 (177) Aljoscha Schneider sent us 14 PRs most of them coming from the later cups. 8 new TOP200s have been achieved and let him pass 12 players with his 13.6 AF cut. In ARR he reached the King C ranks aswell!
#214 (217) Valentin Vilas Boas hit 6 new records on LR and RRy dual, KD and RRd flaps. 3 of them were new TOP200s, and all of them cut a total of 11 AF points, letting him pass 7 players. His RRy flap was his best improvement, ranked 117th and Legend C, not too far from GOD!
#218 (219) Ben Stoneman hit a dual PR on CM and scored two new TOP200 times. They helped him to reach a 2.3 AF cut. He didn't pass anyone, as he's facing a bigger AF graveyard at the moment.
#223 (226) Jed Grabman hit 3 new PRs on WS dual and RRy flap, all of them cutting around 35 spots. Jed passed 4 players with his 2.9 AF cut and made the jump into the King ranks, making him the newest King F player!
#286 (291) Gerard Seinstra had a great finish of the year with 15 new records, scoring a nice 20.3 AF cut! He passed 16 players and easily made the jump into the TOP300. His ARR also improved from Elite D to Elite C, while he also reached his first Legend time on RRy flap! He still got Semi Pro times left, so his timeset is still very unbalanced, though he shows potential for a lot more!
#322 (323) Johannes Fiebich had 3 records to report, YV flap and BB dual. All of them are TOP350 times and reached the Elite ranks. He cut 5 AF points and passed 6 players, closing in to the TOP300.
#634 (633) Eric Marry improved a few of his weaker scores outside the TOP700 and had a few good results to report. Most of his times reached the TOP 600, a few the TOP500 and one time, FS 3lap, even reached the Elite ranks and went from #732 -> #314! He passed 60 players with a massive 50.5 AF cut and reached the Expert D ranks in the progress!
#929 (898) Bryton Daniels filled his timeset a bit more with 2 KD times ranked around the TOP800 area and improved his DK 3lap time. He cut 7.2 AF points and passed 8 players to comfortably reach the TOP900!

SC Movement

The only active player in SC was #153 (143) Valentin Vilas Boas, who sent us a single RR 3lap improvement. It was a one minute cut and helped him to pass 222 players. In AF he passed 9 players with a big 10 AF cut.

That's it for the year 2016! Hope to see many of you in 2017 again, also check the forums for the yearly One Tries Challenge!

~Chris

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