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Alex

Captain Toad is the new Nintendo superhero

Alex @ Wednesday, January 21st 10:03PM   [link]

Movement

#15 David Schiering was again the highest-ranked active player, and improved his Rainbow Road lap once more to 58"7 in 60Hz. David says that his next immediate goals are to sub-2'59 on the 3lap and 58'7 on the lap, and maybe improve his times to top-25 level. Both of new recent times are Titan B and not as quick as his Myth times from 50Hz, but David seems determined to improve them to below his AF score of 27.1.

#35 Stacy Needham played Mushroom Bridge this week, improving both of his times. His new lap was a little quicker, a 25"94 (down from 25"99) and Stacy's fourth Myth+ time to date. His new 3lap of 1'19"5 was also a nice improvement from 45th place to 28th place, chopping off 0.3 seconds. Stacy passed #36 Xavier V in the rankings with this.

#45 Jacob Purcell sent in his first times of the year, reporting 3 new PRs. He reduced to gap between himself and fellow countrymen #44 Jordan H and #43 Gregor F by 1.3 points, and he needs only 0.4 more to sneak ahead of Jordan. Jacob's new times were on Sherbet Land and Luigi Circuit. In the former, he improved from 1'16"2 to 1'15"8 to get a minor sub and a new Titan B time, which was two standards' improvement. His Luigi times were even better: a new top-50 and Titan+ lap of 24"68, and a half-second cut on the 3lap from 1'16"7 to 1'16"2. This was a jump from 81st to 56th place and also two standards better than before. From just those three PRs Jacob cut 0.16 from his ARR and became a Titan+ player, making it over the line by only 0.006 points. Nicely done.

#113 Noah Murad switched tracks to Peach Beach and raced a new 22"20 lap, ranked 78th. It's Noah's fourth best ranked time at the moment, and was barely 0.01s slower than the Titan+ standard. Perhaps he will return here soon and try it again? Noah didn't gain positions in the rankings but closed in on #112 Florian V.

#176 Matt Wills was glad to be a catalyst in Jocelyn's return last week, but was sad that his DK Mountain time got beaten so quickly. He may try the track again after a while but maintained that his current focus was to improve all of his times to top-200 level and erase his remaining Experts. This week's 4 PRs were in that direction: two new Sherbet Land times improving from 200+ to around 180th place, and two new Bowser's Castle times. The BC 3lap of 2'24"4 was a full second quicker than Matt's old PR and was also a new top-200 time, but he came up short on the lap with a 47"58 ranked 207th. Meanwhile, Matt struggled with converting these Expert A times to Hero level, and even said that his best BC splits aren't quite Hero material yet. Matt already reached Hero level overall and has 17/32 Hero times, just enough to neutralise his remaining Experts, and he is likely to continue playing these same tracks to push them to the next standard.

#491 Mark Vizza had 15 PRs to report as he ascended to the top-500, scoring an 11pt AF cut to finally make it over the line. He continued his quest for a second Expert time in Wario Colosseum 2lap and ended up attaining it, as well as improving what was already his best time on the 1lap from 398th to 378th. Mark's other highlights included improving his Luigi Circuit, Sherbet Land, and Bowser's Castle courses times by 47-50 positions each. He reached Advanced B in ARR and also reduced his remaining Adv D times from 4 down to only 2 left.


New Records or Players

None this week.
Alex

AC Rogue last legendary ship battle is dumb and annoying

Alex @ Wednesday, January 14th 10:22PM   [link]

Movement

#15 David Schiering was the highest active player this week, reporting three new PRs in 60Hz. David says that he's been practicing over the past two months and trying to get his skills back. So far he managed to improve his Mushroom Bridge lap to 25"9, and improve both Rainbow Road times: 2'59"1 and 58"8. His 50Hz times from many years ago are still quicker, but both of these new 60Hz times were top-30 quality. The lap, in particular, was his second worst time but he improved it by 11 positions and scored a Titan B standard. We hope we hear more from David soon. He is currently the #3 German player after Hendrik and Marius, the latter being only 1 AF point ahead in the ladder.

#113 Noah Murad shaved off 2 AF points this week after scoring 3 PRs. He reported being frustrated with "third lap curses" in Daisy Cruiser and failing to best his old 1'40"99 from three years ago, but managed to smash his lap from 32"7 down to 32"28, nearly half a second quicker. His new time was 4 standards higher (to Titan B), a jump from 121st to 75th place, and is currently his best time ranked time after Mushroom Bridge lap and Mushroom City lap. Noah says he will continue to work on the 3lap in hopes of overcoming third lap blues, and also looks forward to finding his eighth top-100 time on Yoshi Circuit.

#177 Matt Wills was pleased to score his 16th and 17th Hero times on Mario Circuit and claim more than 50% Hero times. He has already reached Hero D level in ARR but it focusing on erasing all of his Experts, from which he has 14 remaining Exp As and a single Exp B on Daisy Cruiser 3lap, the same track Noah has been struggling with. Matt's Mario Circuit times of 1'31"1 and 29"09 were ranked around 170th place, or 40 positions higher than before. Matt also improved his Bowser's Castle 3lap to 2'25"3 with three almost identical laps in a row but said that he was disappointed with his middle lap not being much faster since he saved both shrooms for it. His Bowser's Castle times are still both Experts and both ranked outside the top-200, so Matt will be hoping to pull a repeat of Mario Circuit there.

#311 Jocelyn Sitek had lost much ground on Matt since Matt passed him last year, but still held pride on having faster DKM times and having a Hero time before Matt. That joy lasted until last week when Matt beat his prize 36"05 DKM lap with a 35"97. This caused Jocelyn to set aside his PC games and return to the Gamecube this week, where he managed an excellent 35"81 to once again pull ahead of Matt. He also scored a 1'49"7 on the 3lap, getting the sub-1'50 goal that he had been promising for some months. His old time of 1'50'1 was already faster than Matt, so Jocelyn is happy once again to be ahead. However, he remains realistic and admits that he won't be able to hold off his higher-ranked rival for long. Meanwhile, Jocelyn also scored a handful of other PRs such as 9"09 Baby Park (up 52 positions), 1'11"9 Peach Beach (up 98 positions), and even tried to challenge Mushroom Bridge--one of Matt's strongest courses--with new times of 1'24"1 and 27"4 (up 86 and 101 positions). All up Jocelyn sliced 17 AF points and make a top-300 finish a realistic prospect.

#336 Chadsworth Silver went on an Expert spree this week, scoring 19 PRs to increase his number of Expert times from 10 to 27. He has only 5 Adv A times remaining before he becomes a 32/32 Expert. Chad's highest ranked time until this week was his 1'07"1 Baby Park (284th) from back when he joined two years ago, but he now improved it to 280th thanks to a 25"7 Luigi Circuit lap. However, Chad reiterated that he's focusing on pulling his worst times up rather than stretching his best times, so we would expect him to hunt for the last few Experts before he goes for his first Hero time. His other highlights this week were Luigi Circuit 1'19"3 (up 117 positions), Peach Beach 23"1 (up 107), Mushroom City 33"3 (up 162), and DKM 1'56"6 37"7 (both up 100+). He became Expert D this week and amassed an 48pt AF cut, which gives him enough momentum to chase Jocelyn next week.

#504 Mark Vizza scored a 10pt AF cut this week thanks to a dozen small PRs, some of which were subs (e.g. sub 1'15 Peach Beach). His stand-out time of the week was a 1'04"68 Wario Colosseum lap, an improvement of 68 positions over his 1'05"4 from last month. It was Mark's first Expert D time and, currently ranked 398th, is his best ranked time and first top-400 time. Mark also improved his 2lap on the same track and came within 0.3s from the Expert standard, so perhaps he will find a second Expert time soon.

#517 Luke Mendel is back in semester and has access to his Gamecube again. He reported 16 new PRs in exchange for a 20.5pt AF cut, focusing on improving his weaker times. His highlights included subtracting 64 positions from Mushroom Bridge 3lap, 91 positions from Mario Circuit 3lap (and 129 on lap!), and almost 80 positions on both Daisy Cruiser times. The gap between himself and Mark is now much smaller, and so is the gap between himself and the top-500.


New Records or Players

None this week.
Alex

It's hard getting used to writing 5 instead of 4

Alex @ Wednesday, January 7th 09:49PM   [link]

Movement

#113 Noah Murad scored a new 22'2 Peach Beach lap this week, racing his third ever Titan A time. It's also currently his fifth best score, ranked 87th place. Noah says he has been practicing Peach Beach as well as Wario Colosseum and Yoshi Circuit (two of his weaker tracks), but also Mushroom Bridge (his best track).

#144 Zach Brubaker found a GameCube over the new year's break and raced 6 new PRs, including three new Hero times. His 1'06"3 on Baby Park was an improvement from 200th to 144th place and a Hero C time -- Zach's sixth best time by standard. He also slashed both Sherbet Land times from Hero D to Hero B, improving the 3lap to 1'16"7 (0.7s cut) and lap to 24"6 (0.24s cut). Both times are ranked 100-110th place, which makes them Zach's best times. His last cuts were upgrading his Wario Colosseum times from Expert to Hero, and the 1'01"3 lap was an especially large cut of 1.2s and 99 positions. Zach reached Hero C level in ARR and passed 13 players on the AF ladder, including Arnaud P, Alvaro F, Ashley O, and many other letters of the alphabet.

#179 Matt Wills struggled with DK Mountain this week and managed to improve his 3lap from 1'51 to 1'50"4, but it was not enough to score the Hero time he desired. However, he managed to sub 36 with a 35"97 lap, which was a 0.4s cutthat pushed his position from 184th to 155th, and importantly gave Matt a win against #326 Jocelyn on Jocelyn's best course. Jocelyn's 36"05 from November is also Hero, and he still has a faster 3lap compared to Matt's new time, but Matt intends to keep playing the track and hopes to both score the Hero time and to see Jocelyn return.

#509 Mark Vizza is on the brink of reaching the top-500 after racing 19 new PRs this week. He is still looking for his first Expert time, but managed to reduce his weakest-standard Advanced D times from 10 down to only 4 remaining. The remainder of his times are all in the low Advanced levels, so there are many tracks he could attack in order to get his first Expert. His highlights this week include a 23"8 Peach Beach lap, which was an improvement of 52 positions and his eight top-500 time; a 30"3 Mario Circuit lap, improving his best ranked time to 403rd place; and a 26"4 Luigi Circuit lap, a new Adv B time and Mark's ninth top-500 time. Mark passed 14 players in the charts, including Jacob M and Michael L.

#719 Chance Mewherter scored a 79pt cut to make a strong start to his first full month on the site. He improved 31 of his times, some by over 100 positions, and scored his first Intermediate A times: last week he had 4 Int B times but now has 4 Int As (and 16 Int Bs). His best score is currently on Mushroom Bridge 3lap, rankge 673rd. In ARR, Chance jumped from Int D to Int B and looks set to climb higher, if he can figure out new strats and hit some of the high-risk moves like the DK Mountain canyon jump.


New Records or Players

None this week.
Alex

Merry 11111011111 (2015 is a sum of ten different powers of two)

Alex @ Tuesday, December 30th 09:37PM   [link]

Movement

#37 Mikael Johansson passed #38 Yannick P this week thanks to two new Daisy Cruiser times: 1'38"3 (0.3s cut) and 31"69 (0.1s cut). His new course time was Myth C, upgrading from the previous Titan, and his new lap is ranked in the top-20. The next player in Mikael's firing line is #36 Stacy N.

#113 Noah Murad cut 8pts in AF to end the month to pass eight players, including Piet dD, Rob vZ, Jivago S, Simon L and Cole G. Unfortunately Noah fell short of reaching the Mushroom City 3lap Titan that he coveted the past few weeks. However, Noah managed to slash his Baby Park by 0.5s, and his new 1'06"1 was an improvement from 192nd place to 111th. It was one of Noah's three remaining Expert times, and he also downed the other pair on DK Mountain with big PRs of 1'49"5 (from 1'51"8) and 35"7 (from 36"3). These were about 70 and 50 positions higher than his previous times, and both Hero C. Noah's other big cut was a 28"9 lap in Dry Dry Desert, scoring his seventh Titan time with a powerful 0.52s cut. Having just completed a 32/32 Hero timesheet, Noah expects to play tracks where his PRs are more two years old.

#179 Matt Wills has been busy with Wii-U Smash, but found time to score a sub-1'18 on Sherbet Land and slash 0.5s off his Baby Park to report a 1'06"4 -- new Hero time ranked 155, which was a gain of 99 places. The latter is ranked higher than Matt's strong Waluigi Stadium times and is currently his second best ranked time after his Baby Park lap from last week.

#525 Mark Vizza had an eventful first year on the site, having joined back in April ranked 896th. This week's 22 PRs amounted to 10 seconds worth of cuts and helped Mark pass 14 players, including seven fellow countrymen. Mark's highlights included Daisy Cruiser (up 42 places on 3lap with first sub-1'50, up 70 places on up), Dino Dino Jungle (2.2s and 100 places cut counting both 3lap and 1lap), and especially DK Mountain, where Mark upgraded his last two remaining Intermediate times to Adv D to reach 32/32 Advanced. He also scored his sixth and seventh top-500 times this week, so reaching overall top-500 is the obvious next goal.

#801 Chance Mewherter scored an 84pt AF cut following 32 new PRs, despite his attention being pulled by other games under the Christmas tree. He increased his tally of Intermediate times from 2 to 23 and consequently reached Intermediate D level in ARR. His best standard, at Int B, is shared by four of his times and his best ranked time is currently Bowser's Castle lap.

#868 Rudy Weitze completed his timesheet by racing the second half of the course roster. He debuts on the AF ladder is the high 800s, a position similar to where Mark started nine months ago and in the same position that Chance held last week. Rudy also improved his existing Luigi Circuit times, and raced his third Intermediate time on DK Mountain lap. In ARR, Rudy's cuts propelled him from Beginner C to Beginner A. He says he is keen to play more soon.


New Records or Players

None this week.
Alex

Merry Gaming Week

Alex @ Monday, December 22nd 08:05PM   [link]

Movement

#121 Noah Murad sent in a 1'17"3 Luigi Circuit 3lap, a new Hero B time for him and ranked 15 positions higher, making LC his third best track after Mushroom City and Mushroom Bridge. He also said that he is much more keen on erasing his last remaining Expert times on Baby Park and DK Mountain, but no solid run yet.

#183 Matt Wills scored an 8pt AF cut this week to pass six players, and his corresponding 0.22 ARR cut was enough to take him to the next level: he's the 180th player to reach the Hero ranks. Matt's eight new scores notably included a 8"77 Baby Park lap, which was a two-standard improvement to Hero B and is currently Matt's best ranked time at 133rd place. It was a gain of 44 positions. His other cuts were on Yoshi Circuit, DK Mountain, Wario Colosseum, and Bowser's Castle. Three of those cuts were upgrades from Expert to Hero D level: from 34"4 down to 33"93 on Yoshi Circuit (up 71 positions), from 2'05"7 down to 2'04"8 on Wario Colosseum (32 positions), and from 1'02"4 down to 1"01"8 on the corresponding lap (50 positions). Matt now has 13/32 Hero times, and 16 of his 19 remaining Expert times are Expert As waiting to be turned into Hero times.

#582 Eric Tapani has a busy week, making half a dozen submissions to accumulate a 42pt AF cut. He was already close to the Advanced-Intermediate border last week, but this week reduced his number of Intermediate times from 18 down to only 7 to power through the border into Advanced D territory. Eric's highlights included his first top-500 time on Baby Park, a 9"26 lap ranked 497th; a 1'22"2 Luigi Circuit 3lap that hit the Adv D requirements and was 70 position cut; a 35"6 Daisy Cruiser lap, which was a gain of 104 to become Eric''s second-best time ranked 546th; and a 36"3 Waluigi Stadium lap representing a 131 position cut to become Eric's third-best time ranked 549th. Eric's other times spanned Sherbet Land, Mario Circuit, Bowser's Castle, and Dino Dino Jungle, and he scored a new Advanced standard lap in each of those tracks.


New Records

None this week.


New Players

Welcome to...

Thibault Fernandez, Canada (~991, Beginner B).
Chance Mewherter, USA (#868, Beginner A).

Thibault is still missing Rainbow Road times and hasn't played serious for laps yet, but has a few Intermediate times under his belt. Chance has two Intermediate times among his collection of 32/32 Beginner times, and may be able to scores a lot more with some Barrel Train practice.
Alex

The heck, since when are ManU allowed to score three zip against a top team?

Alex @ Monday, December 15th 01:56AM   [link]

Movement

#45 Jacob Purcell has been quiet for some time because he was unsuccessfully trying to score the God time on Peach Beach (his 1'08"31 is 0"02 away), but he switched track briefly to Mushroom Bridge and managed to improve both times. His new 1'20"0 course time was a 0.6s cut and pushed him up from 93rd to 55th. Meanwhile his new 25"93 lap was a sub as well as a new Myth+ time, and is ranked 31st. Two two improvements gave Jacob a 0.16 AF cut, which puts him 0.15 away from a rank promotion. Jacob's times we enough to pass Frenchman #46 Rodolphe G this week, and next up lie fellow Americans Gregor and Jordan.

#121 Noah Murad scored a 1'37"9 on Mushroom city, claiming a new sub, but narrowly missed out on a sixth top-100 time -- his time ranks 102nd. However, he improved his lap from 31"88 (90th) to 31"73 (72nd), which is currently his second best time after Mushroom Bridge. Noah said he he still had room to improve on this track despite it already being one of his best. He aims to get a Titan time and also focus some efforts on Luigi Circuit, which is one of his weaker tracks where his 3lap is not as the quality of his lap (Hero C vs. Titan C).

#189 Matt Wills reached the top-200 this week after scoring 6 new times. His 14th AF cut carried him ahead of 16 players, including Arnaud G, Michael J, Shaun T, Jordon W, and Derek C. Matt had 6 PRs to report and they were all large cuts: on Dry Dry Desert, a 29"98 lap was half a second quicker than his previous time from last month, and also 69 positions higher, and his new 1'35"6 course time was also a top-200 time; on Waluigi Stadium, Matt improved both times from Expert B (ranked 240-280) to Hero D and ranked 150-160; and he raced his 9th and 10th Hero times on Dino Dino Jungle, with a particularly impressive 34"5 lap ranked 133rd place (from 208th place). Matt's 0.31 ARR cut was almost enough to take him across the last stretch of Expert runway, but he will need a few more cuts to reach the Heroes.

#335 Stephen De Winter had 4 new Yoshi Circuit and Waluigi Stadium times to send in. His Stadium times, set in 50Hz, were both Expert D and good improvements on his previous Advanced times, but they were not quite as fast as his existing 60Hz times. However, his Yoshi Circuit times were large improvements and helped his Combined stats: a 1'48"9 course time (0.7s cut) and 34"66 lap (0.8s cut). The lap is currently Steven's seventh best time, ranked 303rd and an improvement of 111 positions. Stephen passed 4 players as a result, and also reached Expert C level.

#539 Mark Vizza made his final submissions of the year, just prior to leaving on a few weeks holiday. He had 22 new PRs to send in, accumulating a healthy 20pt cut in AF and reached Advanced C level in ARR. Among his highlights were a 30"50 Mario Circuit lap (ranked 428th, new his best time), a 1'46"7 on Mushroom City (new Adv D), Wario Colosseum 1'05"6 (up 80 positions), Dino Dino Jungle 1'59"6 (sub and new Adv D), and Bowser's Castle 2'39"9 (sub, new Adv D). Mark also improved his DK Mountain times this week, getting them to Intemediate A level; they're his only Intermediate times remaining, so perhaps he will return to DKM after his holiday.

#633 Eric Tapani had a busy week, reporting on four different days to collecting 10 PRs and a 24pt AF cut. Much of his effort was in converting Intermediate times to Advanced and it paid off with 6 new Advanced times, including Luigi Circuit lap (up 78 places), Peach Beach lap (up 100 places), DK Mountain 3lap (up 165 places), and Rainbow Road lap (up 110 places). Apart from slicing 11 seconds off his 3lap totals -- mostly thanks to DKM -- Eric nearly reached the Advanced ranks. He's still Intermediate A, but with now 14/32 Advanced timesheet, it's only a matter of time.

#819 Dan Lewis has 8 PRs and a 22pt AF cut to report, mostly focusing on Special Cup. He improved all of his remaining Newbie times to at least Beginner B level, and even raced his 13th and 14th Intermediate times on Bowser's Castle, a track that he hasn't invested much time in so far. Newcomer #870 Aubrey T is not too far behind Dan and already has 6 wins on him, so they could motivate each other over upcoming weeks.


New Records

None this week.


New Players

Welcome to...

Aubrey Taylor, USA (#870, Beginner A)
Alex

So it only recently clicked in my head that Breloom is actually an umbrella mushroom.

Alex @ Sunday, December 7th 11:42PM   [link]

Movement

#38 Mikael Johansson took to Daisy Cruiser this week and improved his lap from 35th to 26th place with a 31'7. Mikael said that he had hoped to go even faster than that, but managed a big enough cut to beat #46 Jacob's 31'8 lap and claim his 21st win against his rival. Jacob was last active six weeks ago and Mikael said he misses the rivalry.

#121 Noah Murad didn't gain a spot this week, but focused his efforts on improving his Dry Dry Desert course time, which was his second-lowest ranked time from the first eleven tracks. He beat last week's 1'34'8 PR with a 1'34'2, lopping off 0.67s and pushing his position up to 123rd place. He also scored a new Hero C time, leaving only a handful of Hero D and Expert As left. Noah is now one AF point clear of #122 Rhodri M but still two points behind #120 Cole G.

#326 Jocelyn Sitek reached Expert C level this week thanks to a new 23'16 lap in Peach Beach -- a handy 0.25s cut that pushed his score from 386th to 312th place. It's currently his third best ranked time, although he has a number of similar scores that are Expert C and almost-top-300 level. Jocelyn also breached the 60Hz top-250, reaching No. 248 after passing Jeff U and Andrew V.

#557 Mark Vizza had 6 PRs to report sparead across Dry Dry Desert, Sherbet Land, Yoshi Circuit and Dino Dino Jungle. His 32'9 DDD lap was a 0.35s cut and 37 positions higher (562 to 525th), while the 1'22'5 in Sherbet Land was 41 positions higher. Mark's Dry Dry 3lap and Dino Dino lap were also new Advanced D times, leaving only five remaining Intermediate times. Mark is inching closer to a rank promotion in ARR, but was content to pass five players this week that included SMK legend KvD.

#843 Dan Lewis had his first major update since September, scoring 22 new times to bolster his timesheet. He increased his number of Intermediate times from 2 to 12, but still has a few Newbie times remaining on the tracks he didn't play this week. His best times were perhaps on Yoshi Circuit (Intermediate B/C) and DK Mountain (Intermediate C), although he was unhappy with his DKM 3lap compared to his lap (no doubt the shortcut proving difficult). Dan's 71pt AF cut and 1.3pt ARR cut was enough to get him out of the newbie area in the chart, but there is still a long way to climb.


New Records or Players

None this week.
Alex

DexNav! *creep* *creep*

Alex @ Wednesday, December 3rd 01:51AM   [link]

Movement

#121 Noah Murad returned after a 2.5 year break and scored a 4pt AF cut. He also passed 6 players, including Remi T, John H, Tory W, and Rhodri M, which means that right now he's behind veterans #120 Cole G and #119 Simon L, with more big names to come. Noah says he is itching to get back into form and will try and improve all of his old PRs. This week he had 8 times to report spanning Baby Park, Dry Dry Desert, Mushroom City, Sherbet Land and Yoshi Circuit. His 8"73 Baby Park lap was a nice improvement from 153rd to 115th place, skipping over Hero B to land into Hero A territory. In fact, Noah missed what could have been his sixth Titan time by only 0"01. He did end up claiming his sixth Titan soon enough by subbing 32" seconds on Mushroom City lap with a 31"8, ranked 90th. Noah's other cuts also helped out a little bit, and he managed a 0.25pt ARR cut. He remains at Hero B level for the moment, so let's see how he fares in coming weeks.

#205 Matt Wills continued to creep closer to the top-200 barrier, holding back in the last moment as he accumulated a 9.2pt AF cut to finish the month 5 points shy of #200 Derek C. Matt's 7 new times included 3 new Hero times that doubled his Hero tally. The new 25"28 Luigi Circuit lap was a big cut from 258th to 169th position, whereas the 22"81 Peach Beach lap was a very tiny cut from 213th to 209th but still good enough to breach the Hero barrier. His new 1'11"1 on the Beach was the third Hero time, and also a top-200 time, which means that half of Matt's Mushroom Cup times are top-200 now. Outside the Mushroom Cup, Matt's other PRs were both on Daisy Cruiser and both improvements by 35-40 positions. He said that he will aim for Dino Dino Jungle next.

#329 Jocelyn Sitek scored a 5pt AF to to pass 5 players, including the legendary Dave Hines whose 1997-98 MK64 website was one of the progenitors of the current MK community. Jocelyn improved his Baby Park lap and Peach Beach course times, scoring a new Expert C there. He also cut a full second off his Wario Colosseum 2lap to score another Expert C. His last PR was on Rainbow Road, which was his 7th weakest time but is now closer to the middle. Jocelyn remains at Expert D in ARR but any single PR can get him over the line to a promotion.

#562 Mark Vizza had 11 new times to report, mostly focusing on Baby Park since it was in three of his submissions. His new lap was a new Advanced D time, removing one of his last remaining Intermediates (only 7 left). Mark's other highlights were getting a sub 27" lap in Sherbet Land and slicing 40 positions and 0.33s off his Yoshi Circuit lap. His other improvements were on Dry Dry Desert, Mushroom City, and Dino Dino Jungle, which seem to coincide with the tracks other players this update are playing. Mark reduced his AF by 0.1 and needs a further 0.15 to reach the next standard.


New Records or Players

None this week.