Super Mario Kart Time Trial World Records and Players' Site

Sami

Right.. so where's Legend of Zelda for Wii U?

Sami @ Sunday, January 31st 06:08PM   [link]

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New World Records

Christian Wild lands two NTSC World Record ties with Donut Plains 2 lap and Donut Plains 3 lap at 0'16"33* and 0'14"34* respectively.


Movement

PAL Activity:

#13 Pierre Coste, the 6th fastest Time Trial Player in France set a pair of Donut Plains 3 NBT times; there is potential for a sub 1'17" on the course and he is close to going sub 15 seconds on the lap.

#52 Russell Horwood, the 8th fastest of the UK made a little return to SMK Time Trials this week with a couple of Flower Cup times; a new cut for Donut Plains 2 course time and a best lap for Bowser Castle 2. Russell passes Champion of Spain, Daniel Lopez.

#59 Matt Ballard of USA has been unstoppable this month, with his latest NBT and Non-NBT cuts driving him beyond the Belgian and Norwegian Champions to the Top 60 on PAL. Notable times were for the Choco Island tracks where he is landing consistent NBT, and his Non-NBT Ghost Valley 2 which is in the fast 1'03"s.

#166 Julien Magnin of France also returned to SMK Time Trials again and sent us a wave of new times; 20 in all! Here he has subbed 1'30" Rainbow Road Non-NBT and landed other great Non-NBT across the tougher Star and Special Cup tracks, with potential there on Donut Plains 3. He has also been using some NBT at this early stage but it has helped him to sub 1'01" on Mario Circuit 1.

#191 Pierrick Gautier of France, not too far behind Julien has also been setting some good PRs, with Rainbow Road being the main focus, and he has potential for lower 1'30"s soon. He also made new times for BC1 and MC2 laps and a VL1 course time. Pierrick passes several players including Austrian Champion, Peter Elsaesser.

#252 Didier Bigot of France was another returner this week which was great to see, and he made a big average finish cut. He set a lot of great times including doing some early NBT testing on Donut Plains 1 and a few other tracks; his Koopa Beach 1 times are also looking great. He has potential on the longer tracks, particularly Bowser Castles 2 and 3, and Mario Circuit and will fly towards the Top 200 soon once he continues to cut chunks off his lower ranked tracks.


NTSC Activity:

#5 Christian Wild, the fastest NTSC player in Germany had a fantastic week; with two NTSC World Record ties on Donut Plains 2 lap and Donut Plains 3 lap and several other impressive times. He managed to sub 57 seconds and 11 seconds on Mario Circuit 1 course and lap times, plus landed some good marks on CI1 and MC3 laps, with potential on Mario Circuit 2 and Ghost Valley 2.

#22 Jonathan Toole-Charignon, the Massachusetts State Champion from USA fought hard against Lundeen on Donut Plains 3 this week, finally securing the USA Record on the lap there, and also taking the course time as well. He also made a nice Koopa Beach 2 course time. Jonathan passed a number of players including Jamie White to become the 3rd fastest Time Trial player in USA.

#29 Andy Lundeen, the 6th fastest SMK Time Trial player in USA held a National Record on Donut Plains 3 lap this week until it was later beaten back by Jonathan. Along with a Donut Plains 3 course PR, he also set a pair of new times for Donut Plains 1, and maintains his current overall rank.

#44 Martin van Haasteren of the Netherlands.. no need for introductions here as he has climbed to an impressive level on PAL Time Trials and 5th on his National Rank there. It was time he returned to NTSC to give it an NBT makeover and he delivered an impressive timeset improvement there, flying beyond the Top 50 overall taking the 2nd place overall in Netherlands for NTSC. We look forward to see what he can do on NTSC as well as his continued adventures on PAL.

#68 Eric Olden, the Louisiana State Champion of USA lost a rank from Martin's climb but gained a few to drive him beyond the Top 70 of NTSC. He continued to improve his favourite Choco Island 2, going sub 1'06" there and also taking Choco Island 1 down to new levels. More of the water tracks are coming along nicely with NBT too. With more focus on the mostly Non-NBT courses he can push his rank towards the Top 50 overall quickly.

#388 Jordan Fetner of Texas, USA drove 12 new PRs this week; with a consistent run on Donut Plains 3, and improvements on some other trickier courses such as the Vanilla Lakes and Mario Circuit 4. This will help him to improve some of the easier tracks again soon and gain a lot of average finish points.
Sami

"Press the yellow button twice"

Sami @ Sunday, January 24th 07:11PM   [link]

New Members

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New World Records

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Movement

PAL Activity:

#13 Pierre Coste, the 6th fastest Time Trial player in France made a nice return to SMK Time Trials this week; with PRs for Donut Plains 1, subbing the 14 second barrier on the lap, and also a barrier on VL2 lap along with some solid NBT times for Ghost Valley 3.

#33 Martin van Haasteren of the Netherlands continues to climb with Special Cup as this week's focus. His Ghost Valley 3 gets stronger as does the Rainbow Road, the latter of which is is approaching the 1'28"00 barrier soon and a pair of Vanilla Lake 2 Non-NBT times were looking good.

#63 Matt Ballard of USA is improving very well on the Choco Islands on PAL, grasping the NBT there; he has pushed Choco Island 2 to sub 1'10" so far and more times will follow. He also set a nice platform jumping time for Ghost Valley 1 and a consistent pair of times on Bowser Castle 2.

#81 Stefan Thal of Germany improved his Donut Plains 3 records well and also set a couple more laps times on Mario Circuit 2 and Bowser Castle 3. Stefan approaches the Top 80 on PAL.

#147 Fabrice Baro of Canada plays some more PAL this week with a pair a new cuts on Ghost Valley 2 and a Rainbow Road time that looks well on the way to heading towards the sub 1'30" soon. He also PR'ed on MC2 lap and climbs a few more ranks overall.

#194 Pierrick Gautier of France also improved Mario Circuit 2 lap as per Fabrice, but also cut down some more from Mario Circuit 3, both course and lap times, gaining several ranks on PAL here.

#274 Ashraf Khan of the UK set some nice cuts for the Donut Plains tracks and again some of his favourite Mario Circuit laps. Bowser Castle 1 and Choco Island 1 barriers have been pushed further. Ash has a lot of potential on the water / ice tracks and more; with PRs on those he could shoot towards the Top 250 and Top 200.


NTSC Activity:

#26 Jonathan Toole-Charignon, the 5th fastest karter in USA and Massachusetts State Champion made a very nice return this week; NBT PRs on Bowser Castle 2 where he has potential for a sub 1'40" and Choco Island 2 were looking great and helped him reach closer to Laflamme and the next few US ranks which he will reach very soon. He was also defending from an approaching rival.

#29 Andy Lundeen, the 6th fastest player in USA made a comeback to Super Mario Kart Time Trials too! You will know Andy from his MKSC successes, if not please do check out his times there! Andy has very high SMK potential too and delivers 13 new PRs with NBT including his first USA Record on Donut Plains 3 lap! He climbs beyond the Top 30 of NTSC, we look forward to see his next PRs.

#69 Eric Olden, the Louisiana State Champion in USA hit some great time for Bowser Castle 1 and 3, with potential for sharper on the first track. Mario Circuit 2 saw an intro to some longboosting, where he will hit some fast times very soon, and Flower Cup had more PR cuts with Ghost Valley 2 being one to focus on for the course time. Ghost Valley 3 and Vanilla Lake 2 Non-NBT driving is getting faster, and he has potential to take a few more seconds down there. Eric passes the Top 70 of NTSC and reaches 18th in USA..

#392 Jordan Fetner of USA made lots of new PRs on Mushroom, Flower and Star Cups, plus a couple for Special. This included sub 2 minutes on Bowser Castle 3 and some nice times for the Ghost Valleys. Jordan cuts another six ranks on the NTSC ladder this week.
Sami

"If I fight, you fight"

Sami @ Sunday, January 17th 06:41PM   [link]

New Members

Martinho Antonio Fernandes Brazil (NTSC 268th, Brazil 17th, Warrior B)



New World Records

No new World Records this week...



Movement

PAL Activity:

#64 Matt Ballard of USA gains several more ranks this week after hitting a few of the longer tracks again such as BC1, DP2 and MC3. Donut Plains 3 is also a very consistent run, and solid course time, with great work on CI1 also Matt has passed Charignon to become the 3rd fastest PAL Karter of USA.

#82 Stefan Thal of Germany, set many new PRs this week including a pair of old times on Donut Plains 3. He made a couple of more NBT hits on Donut Plains 1 and the Mario Circuits in particular, along with other Special Cup times on GV3 and RR where Non-NBT was in action. He is approaching the sub 1'30" barrier on the latter. Stefan has passed several National ranks to reach 8th in Germany this week!

#125 Adrien Garreau of France sent in another mass list of PRs with a lot of work on the Bowser Castle tracks in particular. He has pushed Mario Circuit 1 further into the 1'02"s and there is still potential there, plus his Special Cup PRs are still moving along, with potential for more outside of Ghost Valley 3. Adrien lands just ahead of Plug and Play team's Martin Pfeiffer and 25 ranks from reaching the Top 100 of PAL.

#150 Fabrice Baro of France PR'ed on BC1, MC2 and DP3. The latter of the three tracks being the most challenging has potential for more on the course time; though so far he made a great result, with 50 ranks to go to the Top 100, and 25 to reach rival, Garreau.

#197 Pierrick Gautier of France broken into the Top 200 since last week and this was achieved with nice Non-NBT PRs for Mario Circuit 3 and 4, and also a lap cut on Vanilla Lake 1.


NTSC Activity:

#73 Eric Olden, the Louisiana State Champion of Super Mario Kart has a lot of pure Non-NBT potential and is starting to pick up on those tracks where there is potential and a lot of average finish score to be earned. Such as Rainbow Road, Ghost Valley 3, and the Bowser Castles. Eric's NBT tracks continue to shine, and he also lands an NBT sub minute time for Mario Circuit 1, helping him to reach the Top 20 in USA.

#398 Jordan Fetner of USA drove several PRs for Flower Cup including Choco Island 1, Ghost Valley 2 and Donut Plains 2. He almost broke the 2 minutes barrier there, but did go sub 1'10" on Koopa Beach 1. Mushroom Cup saw some nice PRs for Bowser Castle 1 and Mario Circuit 2, as we see Jordan work his way beyond the Top 400 of NTSC.
Sami

Coconut flakes taste good

Sami @ Sunday, January 10th 05:57PM   [link]

New Members

Lachlan Young Australia (PAL 190th, Australia 13th, Knight B)
Jordan Fetner USA (NTSC 400th, USA 165th, Apprentice F)



New World Records

No new World Records this week...



Movement

PAL Activity:

#33 Martin van Haasteren of the Netherlands continues his strong climb at the start of the year with powerful hits on Donut Plains 1 and 2. His new PRs gained him over an average finish point to land ahead of Alencar Faria on the PAL Time Trial Rankings.

#38 Raphael Braun the Swiss Time Trial Champion of Super Mario Kart made a surprise comeback to Time Trial with some NBT! Koopa Beach 2 was an old favourite so he returned there and also set a couple of nice Donut Plains 2 PRs, helping him to gain a rank this week.

#45 Stacy Needham, the 6th fastest Time Trial player of the UK also made a little return this week with a course time PR for Mario Circuit 1 and some new times for Choco Island 2. He extends his lead from Eklund and closes in on Australia's James Tagliabue.

#71 Matt Ballard of USA continues to impress with his waves of strong Non-NBT cuts and further movements on NBT. He is making some good moves on Donut Plains 1, Mario Circuit 2, Choco Island 2 and Koopa Beach 2 in particular. Matt passed several of the former 1990s Champions this week and is almost at the Top 70 Worldwide on PAL!

#131 Adrien Garreau was focused on the Mario Circuits this week but also made some further 5/5 platform jump cuts to Ghost Valley 3. He passes several European karters this week including Tournament Legend, Patrick Wessels.

#140 Sophie Jarmouni, the 4th fastest female player on PAL continues to keep the pace going with more PRs. Impressive work on the sharpness of Mario Circuit 1 and Mario Circuit 3, and a nice Bowser Castle 3 lap has earned her higher ranks, passing MK64 Champion Rustemeyer, and also Finland's National Champion, Tuomas Nuutilainen.

#157 Fabrice Baro of Canada is hitting several cuts on the Bowser Castle tracks, and will be chasing a sub 1'50" soon on the BC2 track on PAL. Bowser Castle 3 has lots of potential, and he drove a consistent run on Ghost Valley 1. With another wave of times on some weaker tracks, Fabrice will reach the Top 150 very soon.

#200 Pierrick Gautier of France reaches a nice barrier this week. His main focus was on the longer tracks; where he delivered new times on Bowser Castle 1, Bowser Castle 3 and Mario Circuit 4. This helped him reach the Top 200 on PAL



NTSC Activity:

#83 Eric Olden, the Louisiana State Champion of Super Mario Kart Time Trials had a fantastic week with 22 new PRs; his Mario Circuit 1 was a considerable improvement and he also improved further on some of his strong tracks like Ghost Valley 1 and Choco Island 1 and 2. Huge potential is still there on the rest, so we will see him climb far soon. Eric passes several players on the NTSC ladder, including the Kentucky State Champion, Joseph Hurtgen to reach 24th in USA!
Sami

Happy New Year 2016 - and get watching AGDQ!

Sami @ Sunday, January 3rd 06:57PM   [link]

Awesome Games Done Quick 2016 - update

Just an additional note from last week's update; Florent and Karel have appeared on twitch tv at the AGDQ event! Hopefully you were all watching their speed run race at 150cc GP NTSC with their extremely close 32:16 and 32:17 finishing time! Thanks guys for attending this event, it was great to see you in action there! smile

There are also some other great games that will be shown if interested, please refer to the schedule:

https://gamesdonequick.com/schedule


New Members

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New World Records

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Movement

PAL Activity:

#34 Martin van Haasteren, the 5th fastest Dutch karter continues to show that he means business in the World of SMK Time Trials, delivering 10 strong new PRs during the holiday season. He made a couple of subs on Donut Plains 1 and Mario Circuit 4, plus getting closer to barriers on BC1 and DP3, with huge potential left all round. Martin made a very nice average finish cut at high level and landed ahead of Clement Papon.

#79 Matt Ballard of USA has also been very active this week, and gave his ranks a boost upwards by starting some NBT. He has gained over 10 ranks as a result but also delivered well on the Non-NBT front with notable fast times on the Bowser Castles, Ghost Valley 3 and Vanilla Lake 2 which is also picking up as he lands beyond the Top 80 PAL.

#140 Adrien Garreau of France made seven new records this week, working on some of the medium length tracks, with consistent times. His Non-NBT Ghost Valley 2 and Rainbow Road is getting sharper, the latter of which is approaching the sub 1'30" barrier.

#151 Sophie Jarmouni of Belgium gained a little more on rival Garreau, though still just over 10 ranks short. However she made a closer time on Rainbow Road to the famous sub 1'30" barrier, so that is likely to be reached very soon. Ghost Valley 3 is also looking really good where she subbed 1'20" and tracks such as BC2 and DP3 which are showing consistency. Sophie is now almost at the Top 150 Worldwide on PAL and she passes Wouter Wynen for the 5th fastest rank in Belgium.

#160 Fabrice Baro of Canada continued to play more PAL version this week, and also landed a great 1'19" time for Ghost Valley 3 with all the platform jumps. He also improved his Bowser Castle 1 lap which helped him to pass Bowman.

#207 Pierrick Gautier of France worked on Mario Circuit 4 and Donut Plains 3 this week with some good new times; he has potential there, particularly on Donut Plains 3 course time. With further records on other tracks where there is room for improvement, he will reach the Top 200 Worldwide very soon.



NTSC Activity:

#6 Sami Cetin the UK Time Trial Champion made a tiny cut to his NTSC Mario Circuit 4 lap PR, his only record for 2015.

#94 Eric Olden, the Louisiana State Champion, of USA continued his NBT PRs and is making success on more Star and Special cup times but also working on some tracks like Ghost Valley 2 Non-NBT to up his rank there. With further Non-NBT PRs he can improve his driving base and push his overall rank up further quickly. He gains 5 ranks Worldwide on NTSC and is now the 30th fastest player in USA.
Sami

Hope you all had a great Christmas

Sami @ Sunday, December 27th 08:41PM   [link]

Awesome Games Done Quick 2016

Some exciting news if you haven't already heard... Karel van Duijvenboden and Florent Lecoanet will be attending the AGDQ event in Washington DC, USA this upcoming weekend and will be doing some SMK Speed Run demos there! This is a fantastic event where many games are speed run by top gamers around the World to raise money for charity. Definitely check the links this weekend to watch the live streams!

Some details are below, and I have been advised that Dan Hoernemann will be doing commentary for Karel and Florent as well.

Info:
Schedule: https://gamesdonequick.com/schedule
Time of SMK slot
GMT UK time: January 4th, 1:11 AM
EST local time (Washington): January 3rd, 8:11 PM (20:11h)
Challenge: Any% Single Seg MP Race (all cups GP speedrun, NTSC version)
Players: Florent Lecoanet (MD_Neo) versus Karel van Duijvenboden (KVD)
Stream: http://www.twitch.tv/GamesDoneQuick
Donation Incentive: Choco Island 1 Match Race between Md_Neo and KVD



POW / POM / POQ / POY final awards for 2015

The final awards for week 4 Player of the Week in December, Player of the Month, Player of the Quarter for Q4 and Player of the Year 2015 will be announced on the next update. So just a couple of days extra after new year's day to wait to hear those results!



New Members

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New World Records

No new World Records this week...



Movement

PAL Activity:

#85 Stefan Thal of Germany hit some further PRs this week; with quite a lot of activity on Donut Plains 1 and 2. Koopa Beach 1 slides are earning him PRs heading towards the sub minute barrier and the same for Vanilla Lake 2. A last minute Choco Island 2 PR also set him some more ranks higher, and he now faces some more German National ranks.

#90 Matt Ballard of USA continues his PAL adventures and is showing great potential with sharp Non-NBT driving. A lot of effort went into the Star Cup tracks but he was also shining on Ghost Valley 3 and Rainbow Road with excellent cuts there. Matt lands at thee Top 90 of PAL and would certainly have huge potential when joining NTSC in future.

#102 Samuel Gomez of Spain improved his Non-NBT lap for Koopa Beach 2 this week and maintains his current rank.

#148 Adrien Garreau of France went on another rampage with PRs this week; after subbing 1'03" on MC1 and a couple more Mushroom Cup PRs he stormed Special Cup with some consistent efforts on VL2 and other tracks. He landed good subs on BC2 and BC3 along with some other Flower cup times, earning him a place above the Top 150 PAL Worldwide.

#157 Sophie Jarmouni of Belgium was not able to keep up with Garreau's results, however she gained 2 ranks this week with some excellent new times; she managed to hit her first sub 18 second lap on Rainbow Road and also more PRs on BC1, DP2 and MC3.

#213 Pierrick Gautier of France set three new PRs this week, on Donut Plains 1, Bowser Castle 1 and Ghost Valley 3. Pierrick gains 4 positions on the PAL World Rankings this week.

#278 Ashraf Khan of the UK delivered 13 new PRs; he has big potential still on Bowser Castle 2 and Rainbow Road. Donut Plains 1 and 2 are also getting sharper. Ash is now ranked 56th in the UK.



NTSC Activity:

#47 Andrew Koltz of USA hit Non-NBT times on Choco Island 2 which gained him a solid burst of average finish score. Andrew passes Alvin for another rank this week, and is fast approaching Craig Lubbers.

#99 Eric Olden, the Louisiana State Champion, in USA sets a wave of new times across several tracks, mainly to shave off time on some of the weaker boards. Eric has huge potential and is already making great progress on tracks like GV2, KB1 and BC3. With further cuts he will fly up the ranks fast; however he has already landed a nice benchmark this week, which was the Top 100 of the World on NTSC.
Sami

Star Wars Episode VII - The Force Awakens - Go and see it!

Sami @ Sunday, December 20th 08:27PM   [link]

New Members

Matt Ballard USA (PAL 99th, USA (PAL) 4th, Star F)
Pierrick Gautier France (PAL 217th, France 61st, Knight D)
Eric Olden USA (NTSC 106th, USA 34th, Star E)
Masaru Okada Japan (NTSC 119th, Japan 17th, Veteran A)



New World Records

No new World Records this week...



Movement

PAL Activity:

#89 Stefan Thal of Germany made a quick return to SMK with an NBT lap for Choco Island 1. He maintains his current rank this week.

#102 Samuel Gomez played Bowser Castle 2 and successfully took back a record of Spain from Daniel Lopez by 0.02. Samuel also maintains his current position at this time.

#159 Sophie Jarmouni, the 4th fastest female player on PAL worked on two tracks this week, Mario Circuit 2 where she made a further trim to her records and Ghost Valley 3 for some corner jumping. Sophie gained a couple of ranks this week, but a rival is approaching fast.

#161 Adrien Garreau of France delivered a strong attack across a number of his tracks on each cup, taking chunks off his times. He cut down a lot of points on average finish to nearly reach the Top 50 in France overall. His potential is huge and could head towards the Top 100 soon if he keeps up this pace.

#164 Fabrice Baro returned to the PAL side to work on some potentials there. He made a few improvements on his Ghost Valley 3 lap which is looking very good, plus some solid times for Mario Circuit 1 and Donut Plains 1, all Non-NBT. Fabrice passes Belgium's Bertrand du Bois this week.



NTSC Activity:

#48 Andrew Koltz, the 12th fastest player in USA continued Koopa Beach 2 as he had a big barrier to hit. Shortly afterwards, Andrew managed to successfully go sub minute NNon-NBT on this track, very well done!

Sami

Lots of prepare for Christmas for everyone

Sami @ Monday, December 14th 05:54AM   [link]

New Members

Emanuel Afonso Oliveira Brazil (NTSC 313th, Brazil 23rd, Warrior F)



New World Records

No new World Records this week...



Movement

PAL Activity:

#35 Martin van Haasteren, the 5th fastest Dutch karter drove some excellent NBT times on Mario Circuit 3 and Koopa Beach 2. He is also sharpening on the Vanilla Lake 1 routes, the ice blocks can be tough on the early laps. Martin closes more of the gap towards Clement Papon.

#102 Samuel Gomez returned to SMK Time Trials with a platform jumping solid lap PR on Ghost Valley 1.

#161 Sophie Jarmouni, the 4th fastest female player on PAL Time Trials has done yet another mass cut to her times, unlocking the potential she had on many of the tracks that needed revisiting. Her most impressive ones are Mario Circuit 2, Ghost Valley 2, where she made some very sharp driving, and Ghost Valley 1 including a platform jump. Sophie is now the 6th fastest player in Belgium.


NTSC Activity:

#48 Andrew Koltz, the 12th fastest player in USA played Koopa Beach 2 Non-NBT and was enjoying the weedcutting routes, hitting some very fast laps there with slides too. His course time is getting closer to the 1 minute barrier.

#117 Fabrice Baro sent us a video of his latest Vanilla Lake 2 times where he is picking up the pace there; with a slightly wider route around the final corner he can keep speed and hit some times sub 55 seconds soon. Fabrice maintains his current rank.