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Tuesday, February 02, 2016
- January 2nd half - ! -
by Chraizy at 4:46 pm

Hello folks! It's Chris with the next episode of MK64 news! This time, we actually got a new GOD player, which happened to be myself! I can understand now how hard it was for the other 20 GODs to achieve this, and trust me, there's a few GODs that are just so insanely hard to reach... anyway, we also had plenty of WR action going on again! Let's see...

New Players

Kyle Labelle sent us a complete timeset which is very strong for a first timeset. With an average standard of King D, he joins us at rank #183.
JP Dodson also sent us a complete timeset and had a very nice start into the rankings. He begins the journey at #464.
Gerard Seinstra joins our site with a complete timeset az #663.
Dylan Imhoff sent us times for MMF, KB and KD dual and started his journey at #884.


World Records

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We had quite a few from Matthias and Beck.
Matthias Rustemeyer was able to beat 3 WRs. The first was an improvement of the WS flap, which has been beaten by Beck previously with a 1'26"34 lap 2 attempt. However, his reign on the flap was only brief and Matthias took the opportunity to try a lap 2 attempt aswell. The new WR is a 1'26"29 (NTSC: 1'11"76)!
But not only the flap, but also the 3lap got attacked. With an incredibly strong cut of almost 0"4 seconds he landed at 4'21"16 (NTSC: 3'37"20)!
And last but not least, he attacked BC again. Beck held this one for a longer time now (considering how fast Matthias usually strikes back!) and was able to get it back from Beck. The new 3lap WR stands at 2'12"40 (NTSC: 1'50"11)!
But Beck Abney didn't go home without any WR at all. He decided to try his hands on NTSC WRs and was able to beat Matthias' old BC 3lap WR with a 1'50"77 (PAL: 2'13"19)!

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Beck Abney also had his hands on some SC WRs. It was actually only RRd flap, but in PAL and NTSC: he tied Zorans record in PAL with a 1'17"63 (NTSC: 1'04"56)!
The NTSC flap has been held by Karlo, but Beck took this one aswell this month. The new record is a 1'04"81 (PAL: 1'17"93)!

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MK64 Non-SC Champ Matthias Rustemeyer improved 3 of his WRs of which 1 was not held by himself, which gives him the comfortable sub 1.1 AF back! Matthias has been very busy to maintain his WRs as Beck and Dan give him a hard time here.
#2 (2) Beck Abney had a few cuts and finally managed to pass MJ in the AF ranks aswell! A MMF 3lap, which is a new #3 time, a CM flap and a WS flap which was the WR for a short time are his new times. Beck maintains his AF as he got beaten on BC by Matthias, but also lost a spot on SL!
#4 (4) Daniel Burbank had 3 PR improvements on YV 3lap, where he missed the WR by only 0"03! He also beat his BB time and hit a nice sub 2'05 in PAL, which is also a new TOP5 time! On RRd he got a small cut on the flap, but didn't gain him a rank. Dan is coming closer to Michael with every update, the gap has been reduced by him, and because of AF fluctuation to 0.8 AF points.
#8 (8) Daniel Lunczer hit 4 new times on WS and SL dual. The WS 3lap was a new TOP10 time and his SL times look solid too. The 3lap is a 11th place and the flap was a very nice cut to #3! A sub 38 made it possible. He passed Jamie in the WRL and is coming closer to Lacey in the AF charts! Keep going!
#13 (12) Greg Ihnatenko hit a new TT 3lap which is a new single digit rank for him at 9th. The RRy flap he got was a small cut of 0"03 seconds, but gained him 4 spots and a new TOP10 time! 1.1 points separate him and the entrance to the TOP10 in the AF charts! It's not too much, but it's also nothing you would do in a week or two. He just needs to keep it up now!
#17 (22) Michael Arends had a fantastic go at MMF flap, with a prior improvement on lap 1 to a 28"21 lap! He beat it again with a lap 2 attempt and is now at 28"14, ranked 13th.
#23 (23) Christian Wild had a very busy month with 15 new records and getting the last 3 remaining GOD times! That makes him the 21st GOD player on the site in Non-SC! He got a 4.3 AF cut to pass Luke and Eddie and come dangerously close to Michael.
#47 (46) Frankie Morgan had a great second half of the month and got 4 new records on KTB and WS dual. All of them saw relatively big cuts, KTB dual is a new double GOD and WS 3lap has hit the Legend ranks respectively. Frankie was able to pass 10 players in the AF charts with a 5.7 AF cut and also hit the Legend A ranks in the progress!
#51 (49) Stefan Kok got 14 new PRs, 5 of them being new GOD times. One of them was a special one though: he was able to hit the MR flap GOD! Stefan has eliminated one of the hardest GODs long before he's done. So now only FS is left as hardest 3lap GOD. But who knows if he also has problems on other courses... well. Stefan passed 8 players and comfortably reached the TOP50 just like Frankie! He's only 2 points behind Frankie and could get him by the next update.
#52 (53) Jake Walter got 5 new records this half with MMF and KTB flap and WS, YV and BB 3lap improvements. He got passed by 2 players, but passed Michael Liem to only lose one spot. He got an AF cut of 0.8 though, and is close to a sub 56 AF. Jake is very close to that YV GOD time, but missed it this time.
#60 (60) David Moll was busy with WS this half, with several improvements on the 3lap with either failed, or succeeded flap attempts as openers. However, the 3lap reached the sub 4'28, the flap however still remains in the 1'28 area. Apart from that, he also got RRd dual PRs which both land in the TOP70. All of those PRs hit the Legend C standard, and pushed him right into the Legend A area!
#75 (75) Mark Jones hit a new KTB flap time and was able to reach the GOD standard here! He got a small 0.27 AF cut and maintains his spot.
#83 (83) Patrick Hewson has played WS, just like David, but was able to hit both subs. With a new TOP100 time on the 3lap ranked 66th and a strong flap in the TOP50 at 46th he passed 3 players with a nice 2.2 AF cut. The 3lap is a new Legend time aswell, and the flap has been pushed to the Legend B ranks! Well done!
#88 (89) Kyle Begley hit 8 new records, of which 6 are new Legend times. Those 6 times happened to be his last King times aswell, so he now reached a 32/32 Legend timeset! On RRy flap, he hit his 3rd GOD time, and is now his 3rd best ranked time behind his other 2 GODs. Kyle hit a few new TOP100 times, and passed 2 players with a 4.5 AF cut. He sadly missed the rank promotion by just a few points. Next time he will get it for sure!
#147 (149) Anastasia Steingold hit 6 new records on WS dual, SL and BB flap and RRy and YV 3laps. The cuts weren't too big, but helped her to pass 2 players in the WRL. Her AF improved by 0.8 points, sliiightly sitting behind Brian Gallo.
#196 (198) Stefan Glosby tried his hands on his best Mario Kart again and hit a new RRd flap and passed 3 players on the charts there. Due to the new player just right above him he got kicked down one rank in the AF ranks.
#311 (312) Tyler Chambers got 11 new records, mainly on Flower and Star Cups. He passed 18 players with a nice 19 AF points cut. He improved 6 of his Master times into the Elite ranks and eliminated a Pro time on MR 3lap. Tyler also reached the Elite C ranks in the progress!
#336 (341) Alexander Schiller hit 3 new records on LR dual and KD flap. All of them hit the Elite ranks and made him cut a total of 7.1 AF points. He passed 7 players and secured his position in the TOP350 for now.
#392 (400) Mike Tontillo beat 7 of his records and passed 4 players to reach the AF TOP400! A 5 AF point cut made that possible, and he also came very close to the Master ranks by eliminating a few of his Semi Pro times.
#413 (424) Dan McMullan hit 9 new records on CM, WS, RRy and YV dual and BB 3lap. He got a total cut of 43 AF points, to easily reach the TOP450 by passing 42 players. Dan also reached the Pro B ranks in the progress.
#623 (662) Kyle Holmes hit 7 new records. All of them (except FS as it already was in the Advanced ranks) have left the Intermediate ranks and are now ranked in the Advanced and Expert range! Kyle passed 21 players and also reached the Advanced A ARR!


SC Movement

#4 (4) Beck Abney hit a new DK flap and tied the RRd flap WR. He got a small 0.09 cut and is closing in to Zoran, who sits only 0.5 points above him.
#157 (176) Tyler Chambers set 3 records on FS and RRd 3laps and DK flap. He cut quite a few ranks on those and it resulted into a 4.5 AF cut. He passed 4 players in the progress.
#292 (275) Stefan Glosby hit a new RRd 3lap times which pushes him into the TOP200 there. He passed 6 players with a nice 1.2 AF cut.

That's it! It's been a good first month of the year so far, much action, and a few rising stars for the next GOD player are already in action... let's see who will be the 22nd GOD! Cya!

~Chris

Sunday, January 17, 2016
- January first half - -
by Chraizy at 5:32 pm

Hello guys! It's Chris with the first activity of 2016. We already have sharp Wr battles going on between Beck and Matthias, and if you ask me, Beck is the new Matthias, as he is in the position Matthias was almost 5 years ago. #2, and only the champ in front of him, who defends his WRs... I am really excited what is going to happen. But for now, let's see what happened this time:

New Players

It's been a while since we had a month without new players. Well, no new players then I guess...

World Records

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Plenty of WR action just right at the start of 2016! We knew Beck Abney wouldn't let Matthias just get the BC WR, so he played it and beat him by 0"01 seconds. Right after that Matthias striked back with a 0"05 cut from Becks old WR with a 2'12"49. In the end Beck won though, as he was able to get a FIRST TRY World Record with a 2'12"46 (NTSC: 1'50"16)!
Beck also took the RRd 3lap from Matthias, with the very first sub 5'53. The exact time was a 5'52"88 (NTSC: 4'53"48)!
But Matthias has not been completely beaten this time. As Beck improved Matthias' old RRd flap with the first mini barrier sub of 1'56"9 to a 1'56"84, the first lap 2 WR has been done. But Matthias striked back fairly quickly and got a monster cut here: aswell driven in lap 2, he was capable to beat Becks time by almost two tenths! The new time is a 1'56"65 (NTSC: 1'37"01)! So close to the NTSC sub tho...
Daniel Burbank has not been forgotten this time. He also joined the WR activity this month with an unexpected NTSC return. His aim was MR 3lap, where he improved Lukes old 3lap by 0"08 seconds. The new time is a 1'13"28 (PAL: 1'28"11)!!

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MK64 Non-SC Champ Matthias Rustemeyer lost 2 WRs this time on BC and RRd 3laps. Nonetheless, he still cut a good amount of time off his 3lap and flap totals. The flap totals has reached the sub 10'26 and so far he is the only player with a sub 10'27 and 10'26, followed by Beck who overcame Vincent by now and stays at 2nd plaxce here. Speaking of #2 (2) Beck Abney, he got his PRs on the same tracks as Matthias, but in favor to him with a one rank cut on each PR, means 0.09 AF points have been chopped off. Beck has missed MJ in the AF ranks by 0.03 points, the smallest amount, so expect him to pass him there aswell with the next update!
Two spots behind we have #4 (4) Daniel Burbank who is contributing a lot to the American domination in the TOP10. Allthough he is 2 spots behind Beck, not even one AF point is seperating both. With Dans latest PRs on BC, a sub 2'13 3lap and a nice mini barrier sub with a 43"35 flap, he cut 0.09 AF points aswell and also achieved a new TOP5 time on the 3lap. Dan is not too far behind, and with the consistency he is PRing he should be capable to beat MJ soon aswell! Keep going :)
#13 (12) Greg Ihnatenko got 3 new PRs this time: a dual MR improvement and a new RRy 3lap. The MR 3lap saw a very nice 0"3 seconds cut and helped him to pass 11 players here! The flap was a smaller cut, but he passed 2 players nonetheless. The RRy 3lap is a new TOP10 for him, with a relatively small cut of 0"18 seconds he passed 8 players here. Those cuts were enough to finally overtake Marcelo in the AF ranks and leaves him just 1.2 AF points behind Karlo and the TOP10! I think kicking Karlo out of the TOP10 is something many of us wouldn't have expected 2 years ago. But look at it now... it's crazy.
The fearsome trio in the TOP20 range, Marcos, Michael and myself are all on the way to the TOP15 currently. #18 (16) Marcos Vinicius Alves made a good step into this direction, as he is the closest to it of us all. With a new CM flap which cut 8 ranks he was able to cut 0.25 AF points and come closer to Michael F. in the WRL.
#19 (22) Michael Arends decided to go for his weakest time, MMF flap. It saw a good cut of over 0"2 tenths, which is quite much on such a short lap. He got a new TOP30 time and made a nice 0.7 AF cut to close the gap to Sami, who sits only 0.6 AF points in front of him. Both of them have a good lead by now, but Jeffrey is still pretty far away for all 3 of us, and who knows, maybe he becomes more active again sooner or later? Who knows... :)
#46 (44) Leif Christian Tode improved a couple of his PRs, 5 to be exact, to gain a nice 1.5 AF points cut. With 3 of this improvements, on KD, YV and BB 3laps, he was able to increase his GOD counter to 18. He still has a few fairly easy GODs left, and he has eliminated one of the hardest already, so let's see where he will get. Leif passed 2 players on the AF charts, but is facing a bigger AF graveyard now.
#55 (52) Jake Walter improved 3 of his flaps namely CM, BC and DK. CM was a nice cut of 8 ranks, BC was a smaller cut and didn't gain anything, but his DK time was a good cut and let him pass 16 players on the charts there. Jake passed 3 players and is just 1.3 AF points shy from the TOP50.
#58 (57) Stefan Kok played CM at the start of the year and got a nice double PR. Both were big enough to make the TOP50 and the flap made the jump from Legend C to Legend B. Stefan got passed by #59 (56) Frankie Morgan so he sadly lost a rank with his 0.4 AF cut. Frankie has thrashed 4 of his PRs to make them look better in his timeset. MR flap, DK 3lap and BB dual have been improved. DK and BB 3laps are new GOD times and also new TOP50s. His BB flap saw a very nice cut aswell and is a new TOP30 time! Frankie passed 3 players in the AF ranks.
#61 (60) David Moll got a double PR on CM and a new BC 3lap time. His CM times saw solid cuts from 74th to 58th on the 3lap and 62nd to 48th on the flap. Both are new Legend B times aswell. Same as his BC 3lap, which saw a massive jump from 82nd to 49th, which makes it another new TOP50! David showed some lovely PRs lately, and with his latest improvement in the AF charts of 1.7 points he was able to enter the gate to the TOP60! The TOP50 is not even 7 AF points away, so this could be a reasonable goal for the next month.
#77 (77) Cole Gilbert got 15 PRs in the first 2 weeks of 2016, with a total of 5 new GOD times. Cole is really going strong lately, as he achieved 2 TOP40 times on LR flap and SL 3laps, which is pretty good! He improved many of his non TOP100 times into the TOP100 and got a few really big cuts. 19.7 points is the total cut and made him pass 19 players, to comfortably reach the TOP80! He also achieved the Legend C standards on his rise, nice one!
#86 (87) Stacy Needham got his first PR on MK64 this year on his challenge to get a PR in every MK in 2016. It was a small SL cut which gained him 1 rank. With Cole and #87 (86) Patrick Hewson however Stacy got passed by 2 players and dropped from 85th to 87th. Patrick gained two ranks and lost one, so he still got a positive outcome. With a dual CM PR he was able to cut 1.1 AF points and pass Christophe and Stacy. Patrick had a quite successful session on CM, with a nice ~0"4 seconds cut on the 3lap and really nice 0"27 cut on the flap, which is a new TOP40 for him! It also misses the GOD by only 0"09, and as it is considered as one of the harder flap GODs, this is actually quite impressive. His standard improved, as Coles, from Legend D to Legend C! Keep going!
#93 (91) Kyle Begley scored 6 new records. Most of them were small cuts, but his KD flap saw a 50 ranks improvement, and the DK flap is a new GOD time for him, his second. But also his first TOP50 aswell! Kyle passed 2 players with a decent 3.2 AF points cut.
#110 (197) Lachlan Young improved his KTB 3lap by 0"02 seconds, but didn't gain any ranks. He remains at the saome position.
#224 (228) Valentin Vilas Boas scored 11 new records with a few improvements of his weaker times like LR and KTB. They all saw pretty nice cuts and he gained 4 new King times in the progress. 19 AF points have been cut and he passed 11 players!
#343 (348) Alexander Schiller attacked a few of his weaker times aswell and got a few really big improvements out of the TOP400 well into the lower 300s. His CM and DK times saw really nice improvements and all in all he got a really nice 28 AF points cut to pass 31 players and reach the TOP350.
#464 (466) Dan McMullan got 10 PRs and made a huge 61 AF points cut! His weakest time, BC which was barely in the TOP800, has improved to a TOP500 time now! He also got a few other really nice cuts which helped him to pass 59 players in total. His ARR improved from Semi Pro D to Pro F aswell!
#544 (549) Drew Harsanyi improved his LR and KTB times and got a nice 25 AF cut out of it. He passed 22 players and also reached the Expert A ranks.
#566 (601) Pascal Schlereth got PRs on KTB 3lap, MR, WS and YV dual. They all were smaller cuts except for his YV times, which gained him over 250 ranks in total! Pascal passed 20 players with a decent 13.5 AF point cut.
#639 (683) Kyle Holmes got 8 records. MMF, KTB, KD and BB dual PRs. All of them were outside the TOP700, but he improved most of them by well over 100 ranks for a total cut of 38 points. He passed 48 players and also reached the Advanced B standard in the progress.


SC Movement

#4 (4) Beck Abney improved his TT 3lap by ~0"2 seconds and moved up one position to 6th. His RR flap saw a small cut and remains at the same position. A small 0.05 cut closed the gap to Zoran slightly.
#9 (9) Daniel Lunczer improved his RRd time aswell, but it was the 3lap for him. Almost a second has been chopped off the old time and resulted into a new TOP5 time for him. He also cut 0.05 AF points and is now exactly half a point away from Steven in the AF ranks.
#154 (149) Valentin Vilas Boas hit 5 new records on WS, RRy and RRd flaps and also got a dual DK PR. All of them saw relatively big cuts, almost all have been improved by 50 or more ranks. His WS and RRd flaps are new TOP200 times. All in all he improved exactly 10 AF points and passed 18 players.
#288 (307) Dan McMullan got new RRd PRs and shaved off a good amount of time from his 3lap. The flap saw a smaller cut, but helped him to get a nice cut though. He passed 40 players and just missed the TOP300 by 7 ranks.

That's it fellow karters! Keep the activity up for the next weeks!

~Chris

Saturday, January 02, 2016
- December 2015 2nd half - IT'S DONE! -
by Chraizy at 5:50 am

Hello folks! First of all: A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

It's 2016 now, and time to set yourself some goals to reach! If it's just playing again, a specific limit.. doesn't matter, just grab the controller and go! It's time for a new year and a few new milestones. Beck has finished the year in front of MJ. What will happen this year? How many new Non-SC GODs will be there? We have quite a few contenders rising up the charts currently! Will the TOP10 change this year? What about the TOP5? Questions over questions... but here we go with the last weeks of 2015!

New Players


Kyle Holmes has joined our site with a complete timeset, mostly around the TOP700 mark. He debuts at #731.

World Records

No new WRs at the end of the year! What a pity!

Non-SC Movement

The highest active player was #2 (3) Beck Abney. Yes, your eyes do not fool you, it's a #2 in front of his name! Beck was able to pass MJ in the WRL with 11 new records at the final straight of 2015! He managed to cut almost half an AF point away and land as third person under the 4 AF point mark and sooo close behind MJ in AF! 0.15 more and he will get him there aswell! Beck got 5 new TOP3 times, and many of his number 2 times are really close to the WR, like BC flap at 43"21! This will be a really interesting year...
#4 (4) Daniel Burbank was able to push Vincent down from #4 in both AF and the WRL and secured his spot with a solid 0.3 AF cut. Vincent has been #3 for such a long time, and fell down to #5 in such a.. well short time! Dan had a few nice improvements, like a 0"15 cut on CM 3lap which gained him 3 ranks. His RRy 3lap looks very sharp and is a new TOP3 time for him! Dan is actually not too far away from MJ aswell, a 1.05 AF cut is needed to make it possible. Can he push MJ down even more?
#9 (8) Daniel Lunczer was able to improve his RRd flap twice and made a strong cut of 0"27 seconds in total here! It's a new TOP10 for him, but unfortunately due to some people around him cutting AF aswell he lost a slight bit of AF.
#13 (13) Greg Ihnatenko thought he could grab the controller one last time in 2015 and go for some CM PRs! He was successful here and improved his weaker times to 2 new TOP15 times! He cut 0.15 AF points and is coming really close to Marcelo in AF!
#18 (16) Marcos Vinicius Alves hit 6 new records in the last weeks of 2015 and was able to demolish some of his non TOP20 times! He got a few really nice cuts, like a almost sub 2'15 DK time which is ranked 16th! His RRd improvements weren't too small either and the 3lap saw a 1 second cut! The flap has been subbed and is also a new TOP20 time for him! Marcos passed 4 players in both rankings with a solid 1.2 AF point cut.
#21 (22) Michael Arends improved his TT times again, this time more aggressive with another double TOP10! The 3lap is a win on VAJ aswell, ranked 8th! Michael cut 0.5 AF points and passed Luke in the AF rankings. Michael still has a few weak spots in his timeset, but the way he goes right now he could easily destroy them!
#25 (25) Christian Wild had a strong comeback in December, with 19 new records, and 6 new GOD times! 3 GODs are missing now, two of them are the hardest of all, there's no discussion. Chris got a 6 AF point cut and passed 6 players in AF to enter the TOP25! BB was his strongest time ranked 13th and being his first win on Karlo.
#46 (46) Leif Christian Tode got 4 new records on FS and YV 3laps and MR dual. FS saw the sub 2'02 and is ranked Legend A. He's not too far away from the GOD here, 0"47 seconds lie between those times. The MR flap has reached GOD though, ones of the hardest to reach! That's a quite big achievment, especially for that overall rank! YV also has reached the Legend A standard, and all in all Leif cut 1.4 AF points to pass Glyn on the AF rankings.
#62 (61) David Moll got dual PRs on CM and YV. CM reached the sub 1'59 with ease, and the flap was a 0"06 cut, but helped him to pass 10 players on the rankings here! YV had a 0"5 second cut on the 3lap and is a new TOP70 time for him, the flap was not so forgiving with small cuts, as the 0"08 cut only gained him 2 ranks. David cut 1 point and moved one spot upwards in the WRL. He needs around 2 AF points more to reach the TOP60. But I think the new year will bring a lot more for David if he keeps playing!
#85 (85) Stacy Needham was active this month aswell and sent us 3 new records on TT flap and FS dual. TT saw a smaller cut, but FS was a nice boost with the sub 2'03 on the 3lap and a nice TOP50 time for the flap, which is also Legend A and only misses GOD by 0"11. Maybe something to go for next time? However, Stacy passed Christopher Tremblay on the charts with a smooth 1 AF point cut. His ARR rank is barely missing the Legend C standard, only 3 standards to go for!
#87 (87) Patrick Hewson had a nice session on FS, with a really strong 3lap, almost subbing 2'02! The flap saw a similar cut, 12 ranks on the charts, but barely missing the TOP50! It's his favorite course, so I wouldn't be very surprised if he manages to reach the sub 2'02 here soon. Patrick didn't pass anyone, but secured his position with a 0.25 AF cut.
A surprising comeback from #97 (96) Cole Gilbert, who just submitted 19 new PRs for December! He improved most of his weaker times, but got a few huge cuts, for example a 100 rank jump on BB 3lap or a new GOD time on TT flap, which is also his first TOP50 time! Cole passed 39 players with a 43.5 AF point cut and easily surpassed the TOP100 barrier with it! But he's not only our newest TOP100 player, he also reached the Legend D ARR with a big jump from King B! Now this is a strong cut, isn't it? Cole definitely has more potential, but who knows if he keeps playing after that...
#111 (112) James Farrell-Shaw got 11 new records in the last weeks of 2015 and hit 4 new TOP100 times and a new Legend time. His overall ARR improved to Legend F, making him the latest Legend player! James passed 7 players with a straight 6 AF points cut.
#135 (136) Lewis Richards improved 14 PRs in the last weeks of 2015, which is a quite good way to end it! Lewis got some smaller cuts here and there, but also a few stronger ones like his MMF 3lap which went from 181st to 144th. He passed 3 players with a 5.2 AF cut and barely missed the King A standard!
#149 (149) Anastasia Steingold improved both of her TT times. The 3lap improved by 6 ranks, the flap still remains at the same spot. She maintains her position and finished the year with a very nice TOP150 position!
#235 (239) Valentin Vilas Boas got 21 new records, improving some of his last Semi Pro times into the Master/Elite ranks. Valentin had a really strong cut of 50 AF points, and he passed 55 players with it! His ARR also jumped from Elite C to Elite A, coming closer to those King ranks!
#316 (322) Mark Vizza has also played in the last weeks and gained 4 PRs for his timeset. Decent cuts have been done on RRy and DK flaps, the KD and RRd 3laps saw smaller cuts, but also gained some AF. He cut 2.2 AF points to pass 4 players, closing in to the TOP300.
#325 (330) Tyler Chambers improved 16 PRs, so half his timeset by the end of the year for a few really nice cuts! He passed 34 players with a 31.1 AF point cut and also made the jump from Master A to Elite D in the ARR ranks! Tyler had a few really consistent times, the best from this submission being 273rd ranked MMF 3lap!
#370 (379) Alexander Schiller got 11 new PRs, getting rid of a few Pro times and improving his ARR from Pro A to Master C! Alex had a few decent cuts, in total he shaved 20 AF points off to pass 19 players, securing his TOP400 position.
#616 (645) Alex Noel played LR, BC and BB dual and got TT 3lap and WS flap PRs. 8 PRs in total which helped him to get 10 ranks higher up in the AF charts with a nice 8.5 AF cut! Alex went from the lower Advanced A to the higher Advanced A part, barely missing the Expert F ranks!
#881 (854) Adam Farrell-Shaw got 8 new records on LR, MMF, FS dual and RRy and RRd flaps. A few small cuts helped him to rise 32 ranks up in the charts, and also leave the beginner ranks to be the newest Apprentice player!

SC Movement

#4 (4) Beck Abney was the highest active SC player aswell! He improved his RRd flap by 0"12 seconds to secure the #2 spot on this chart.
#9 (9) Daniel Lunczer also played RRd flap and got a similar cut. He reached the TOP10 here and got a 0.15 AF cut.
#57 (54) Stacy Needham played some TT SC flap and improved his PR by 2 tenths to reach the TOP50 here. Stacy moved up a rank in the progress.
#59 (62) Christian Wild played some WS SC 3lap and was able to beat his old time by 10 seconds. He cut 2.7 AF points to pass 2 players, including Michael Arends.
#85 (88) Patrick Hewson played CM 3lap and made a nice 1.6 seconds cut. It's a new King time for him and also in the TOP70 now! He made a 0.3 AF cut, barely missing Malcolm for the next rank.
#160 (155) James Farrell-Shaw played a bit more SC than the other active people and was able to improve 6 times and submit a new time for DK 3lap. WS saw huge cuts and the rest wasn't too bad either. James passed 20 players with a 8.6 AF cut.
#166 (167) Valentin Vilas Boas improved his RRy 3lap and did a decent 1.5 second cut to make sure to reach the TOP100 on this chart! He passed 3 players on the AF charts with a 1.3 AF cut.

That's it! Be ready for some awesome 2016 action!

It feels weird to write news about yourself...

~Chris

Friday, December 18, 2015
- FINAL MONTH - It's that time of the year again! -
by Chraizy at 10:03 am

Hello people! It's Chris and it's time for the final straight of 2015. Many things happened, countless WRs, the rise of many new persons, plenty of new Non-SC GODs... this is hard to beat next year! But still, I feel like the activity won't slow down, so yeah, let's hope the last 13 days of 2015 will be as powerful as never before! Let's see what happened so far on the final stage of the year:

New Players


Rhett Aiken sent us 15 times for his first submission and debuts at #721. SC: #162.
Another member of the Farrel-Shaw family, David Farrell-Shaw joins the site this month with 8 records, debuting at #1015.

World Records

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Matthias Rustemeyer set a new RRd 3lap WR. It's coming closer to the sub 5'53, which seems kinda crazy for most of us here. The new time is a 5'53"12 (NTSC: 4"53"68)!
He also hit a new KTB WR in a charity stream which improves the old WR by quite a bit. The flap was the target and was a tie between him and Vincent. He beat it by 0"04 and it stands at 30"84 (NTSC: 25"65) now!

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Not this time!

Non-SC Movement

MK64 Non-SC Champ Matthias Rustemeyer improved 2 of his WRs, of which one was briefly taked by Beck. He didn't gain any points, but is close to the sub 5'52 on RRd now. Will anyone go for it in the future?
#2 (2) Michael Jongerius improved RRy by 0"01 on the 3laps, but didn't gain any ranks as he is 2nd here anyway and Matthias sits too far away. Still nice to see activity from him!
#3 (3) Beck Abney improved 8 PRs and passed Vincent in the AF ranks aswell now to be the #3 in WRL and AF! He got a few small improvements, YV for example which was 2 days ago where he gained 3 spots with a 0"1 cut, but also RRd 3lap, which has been the WR for a short time with 5'53"20. Beck cut 0.35 AF points and is sooo close to Michaels #2 spot in the AF charts! 0.7 points differ those both players, and it would be awkward to see MJ not on #1, NOT even on #2 but on #3 after a almost 10 year reign!
#5 (5) Daniel Burbank improved 3 PRs this half with a double RRd PR and a new SL 3lap. SL had a few mistakes in lap 3 which could have secured him an even higher spot and maybe the sub, but for now he passed 3 players on this chart. He gained a 0.09 AF cut and closes the gap to VAJ in AF aswell. Also weird to see VAJ after being #3 for so long on a lower spot!
The next Dan, #9 (8) Daniel Lunczer got a new dual BB PR, with a new TOP10 on the 3lap and new TOP5 on the flap! He got the sub 41 there and is only 0"1 away from WR. He cut 0.21 AF points and passed... no one for now. Jamie isn't too far away though and is a realistic goal to go for the 8th WRL spot until the end of the year!
#21 (23) Michael Arends had a fantastic go at TT flap, one of his weaker times, and improved it from 50th to a TOP15 time with multiple improvements! He's not far away from Luke in the AF charts, only 0.22 points inbetween them.
#22 (20) Marcos Vinicius Alves improved his LR 3lap by a tenth and passed 9 players there. His CM 3lap saw a big 0"5 seconds cut and made him pass almost 20 players on the chart to achieve a nice TOP20 time here! He passed Luke in the WRL list and Sami in the AF charts to enter the TOP20! Sami has been kicked out of the TOP20 now, and he is one of those persons who could quite easily hit the overall GOD status as he only misses one. Come on Sami, give it a try!
#49 (47) Leif Christian Tode improved 4 PRs on FS, DK and RRd 3laps, and also his MR flap. All times saw small cuts, but enough to get him a 0.4 AF cut and bring him closer to Glyn, who sits only 0.3 points above him.
#55 (55) Jake Walter got 3 new records, flaps only. His LR saw a nice cut which gained him a 16 ranks rise on the chart. KD and SL both didn't change anything as both were only 0"01 improvements. Jake is 0.3 AF points behind John, and the TOP50 isn't too far away aswell. Go for it!
#59 (59) Frankie Morgan improved his RRy times and got massive cuts. The 3lap went from 120th to 34th and the flap from 130th to #30, being his first TOP30 time! He cut almost 6 points with those 2 PRs alone and passed 5 players on the AF charts, 7 on the WRL to achieve the TOP 60 on both!
#63 (61) David Moll had a fantastic go at MMF this half with a one second improvement and his 3rd 3lap GOD aswell! He had the splits for this one, but got the one run with a new best split on his last lap. Risk pays off sometimes! However, David passed 2 players in AF and is 3 points away from the TOP60, not too much anymore!
#84 (82) Craig Makepeace got a new dual FS PR and also improved his DK flap. FS flap saw a massive cut from 172nd to 88th, and his DK 3lap barely missed the TOP100. Both went from Legend F to Legend C though and gained him a few nice ARR points. Craig passed 4 players and is only 8 points away frok the TOP75.
#87 (87) Patrick Hewson had a go at MR and came closer to one of his old goals: reach the sub 28 on the flap. So far he had quite good success, with a 0"1 cut from his old 28"14 lap he is a lot closer now! His 3lap saw a good cut aswell, but misses the GOD by 0"05! So close! He stays at the same AF position, but passed Jason on the WRL for the 87th spot.
#94 (93) Kyle Begley got 7 new records with 4 new TOP100 times! He also got 2 new 3lap Legends on TT and BC, BC is his strongest time from the update at #80. Kyle passed 6 players and secured his TOP100 position for now. He also reached the Legend D ARR, the first one in the update with an actual rank promotion!
#100 (101) Sean Sullivan had a go at WS 3lap and BB dual. WS saw a nice cut and reached the sub 3'45! His BB times are new TOP100 times both and the 3lap reached the Legend standards. Sean passed 3 players in the WRL to be the newest TOP100 member! In AF though, he still needs to beat Florian Eisele, who sits just 0.03 points above!
#120 (119) James Farrell-Shaw got 21 new records this half, which resulted into a 14.7 AF point cut to help him pass 13 players in the AF charts. James got a pair of really strong MMF times, ranked Legend B both and 66th for the 3lap! The flap isn't too far away from the GOD standard, so it's definitely something to shoot for. He also got 4 new Legend times, and all in all he improved his ARR to King A!
#149 (149) Anastasia Steingold got 3 new PRs on KTB flap, MR and RRd 3laps. KTB and MR saw smaller cuts, but RRd 3lap was a nice 1 second improvement! She passed 3 players with a decent 1 AF point cut and made it comfortably into the TOP150!
#184 (185) Cole Horan got 24 new records and made a few really nice improvements, especially on KD, WS and RRy! He eliminated a lot of his old Elite times and also reached the Legend F standard on RRy flap! Cole passed 28 players with a big 32 AF point cut and easily entered the TOP200! In ARR he reached the next level and is the latest King D player!
#244 (244) Aljoscha Schneider improved 17 PRs and eliminated his last 2 Pro times! They are now Master times, which are, after improving all of his other Master times, the only 2 remaining Master times before he reaches full Elite. Aljoscha has passed 31 players with a nice 26.3 AF cut. He also reached the Elite B ranks in the progress!
#254 (256) Jed Grabman got 14 new records, most of them are new TOP300 times. Jed had a nice FS flap to report, ranked 218th, coming from 314th. He passed 34 players with a nice 24 AF points cut!
#256 (258) Martin Wille improved 19 PRs and cut 19 AF points to pass 24 players. He got passed by Jed, but is only 2 spots behind now, so he seems to be a nice goal for the next update! His Star and Special Cup times saw some nice cuts, and also his MR flap is decent as his newest TOP200 time.
#291 (294) Valentin Vilas Boas got 6 new records to eliminate a few of his weaker times in the lower 500 range. He got a few really big cuts and made a 37 AF points cut to pass 36 players to enter the TOP300 comfortably. He also improved his ARR from Elite F to Elite C!
#318 (326) Mark Vizza got 5 new records on KTB, MR and RRy 3laps and YV and RRd flaps. They all saw small cuts, but in total they got him a 1 AF point cut to secure his spot for now. He improved one of his Pro times and achieved a new Master time on MR 3lap.
#641 (323) Hans Jorgen Follevaag got 20 new PRs and passed 17 players with it. He either sent in a wrong time or his MMF flap got wrong updated. However, he should be around 18 AF points higher from where he stands now. Apart from that, he got a few really nice TOP300 improvements!
#881 (886) Adam Farrell-Shaw got new double PRs on LR and MR, and also sent in a time for RRd flap. Adam passed 19 players to reach the TOP900 easily. He got a 12.2 AF point cut and also improved his ARR from Beginner C to Beginner B.


SC Movement

#4 (4) Beck Abney improved his TT 3lap and RRy flap, TT gained him one spot and brought him closer to #3 Zoran Tintor. Still a few points to go for, but I doubt Beck is going to have trouble here!
#114 (119) Jed Grabman played RRy flap and improved it by a nice amount to pass 18 players on the charts. He cut 0.4 AF points, but didn't pass anyone.
#177 (175) James Farrell-Shaw sent us 10 times, of which 2 are new submissions. James cut 9.2 points and passed 14 players.


Okay, that's it for now! See ya all again around Christmas time :)

~Chris

Thursday, December 03, 2015
- November second half - busy weeks... are you preparing for Christmas yet? -
by Chraizy at 9:12 am

Hey guys, Chris here with the news. It's a very active last half of the month, with 28 Non-SC players, 6 SC players and 16 WR improvements throughout the last 2 weeks! Pretty insane, huh? Let's check it out:

New Players

Doss Willowhite starts his journey at #286.
Hans Jorgen Follevaag also has a full timeset to present and starts at #340.

World Records

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We had quite a few WRs this half. We start with Daniel Burbank, who was able to hit a WR tie on MR 3lap. Allthough it was a NTSC tie, it's still up at first place with a 1'27"90 (NTSC: 1'13"10)!!
Dan also tried his hands on FS and was able to get it back with a 2'00"33. But Matthias Rustemeyer was able to get it back with a 2'00"28 (NTSC: 1'40"03)!! SO close to the NTSC sub...
Matthias was also able to tie Dans MR flap WR. The time is a 27"68 (NTSC: 23'02)!
Beck Abney got 2 new WRs, on RRd, with a 5'53"39 and BC with 2'12"61. Both got beaten before the update. Unfortunate for Beck, but in favor of Matthias, as he beat them both back. The new times are 2'12"55 (NTSC: 1'50"24) for Bowser's Castle and 5'53"25 (NTSC: 4'53"79) For Rainbow Road!
Fortunate for Beck was the KD record. First tied by Matthias with a 2'04"33, Beck came back (hue) and beats the time by the smallest margin with a 2'04"32 (NTSC: 1'43"39)!


Non-SC Movement

MK64 Non-SC Champ Matthias Rustemeyer had a busy half defending his WRs, but was successfully dealing with any threat. He even could add a new WR to his collection. There's still people who strike back, like #3 (4) Beck Abney, who was successfully beating MR back. He defended the KD WR and even battled with him on 2 more courses. He made pretty strong cuts, and got 6 more PRs. Beck is now the 4th person with a sub 5 AF, only VAJ sliiightly above him, and MJ and MR a bit further away.
#5 (5) Daniel Burbank got 4 new records, the mentioned MR WR, the former FS WR and a new dual KTB record. The 3lap saw a decent cut, and helped him to reach the TOP3 here. The flap saw a 0"06 cut and resulted in a 9 place cut for a dual TOP3 here! It's also only 0"03 behind the overall WR, maybe something to shoot for in future...? Dan passed Zoran in the progress with a 0.4 AF cut and is also close to the sub 5 AF club.
Talking about #6 (6) Zoran Tintor, he managed to get a new PR after quite a while on LR. It was a small 0"01 cut, but it's a PR afterall. Can we expect more?
#7 (7) William Lacey got a dual PR on RRd, but stays at the same rank. The cuts were small and didn't cut any ranks, only totals times saw an improvement this time. Will we see new TOP10 times here soon?
#9 (8) Daniel Lunczer got a new BB 3lap time and passed one player here. He stays at the same AF though, as he got passed on another course.
#13 (13) Greg Ihnatenko got a new KTB 3lap time. It was pretty close to the sub 1'36, but it made him cut 2 ranks there, barely missing the TOP10.
#21 (23) Michael Arends got a new dual RRd time and improved his 3lap by 1.5 seconds straight into the TOP20. The flap saw the sub 1'58 and is a new TOP20 aswell! Michael passed 3 persons in the WRL. In AF, he passed one person with a one AF point cut.
#42 (40) Patrick Blank got dual PRs on MR and WS and a new RRd flap. His MR times saw by far the strongest cuts, with two new TOP40 times. Patrick passed 1 player in AF with a 2.7 cut. The next player is 3.5 points away though. I remember this gap when I was going for the #33 spot... how the ranks have changed in the last few years..
#49 (47) Leif Christian Tode got 8 new records mainly on Star and Special Cups. He passed 7 players with a 2.3 AF point cut to comfortably reach the TOP50. His ARR comes closer to the Legend+ ARR.
#55 (55) Jake Walter got 3 new records on RRy flap and YV dual. He improved both YV times to #54. The flap on RRy saw a smaller cut, but was nice aswell. Jake passed 1 player with a 0.8 AF cut.
#58 (56) Stefan Kok improved his FS 3lap time into the TOP60, but slightly missed the jump to Legend B.
#63 (63) David Moll got 3 new records on MR flap and RRd dual. MR saw a pretty nice cut, with a well deserved sub 28 flap! It's ranked 45th now and is one of Davids stronger times. The RRd times saw nice cuts aswell, both being in the TOP80 now. David passed one player with a 1.3 AF cut. In the WRL he passed 2 players, gaining the same rank as in AF.
#66 (64) Frankie Morgan got dual PRs on LR and MR. The LR 3lap moved into the TOP50 with a 0"26 cut. The flap was a 0"07 cut and made him pass 12 players on that rank. His MR 3lap was the best improvement as it went from 140th to 60th, and also gained him a new GOD time! The flap has reached, as Davids, the sub 28 and is ranked 45th aswell. Frankie passed 2 players with 3.9 AF points.
#86 (86) Craig Makepeace improved 5 of his records on TT flap and MR and RRd dual. All of them went into the TOP100, except MR flap, which was already ranked 90th and jumped up to 71st with a nice cut. He passed 4 players and also reached the Legend C rank in the progress.
#88 (87) Patrick Hewson improved 3 PRs, a dual LR PR and a slight improvement on MR flap. Patrick got 2 new TOP100 times on LR, and also achieved his very first Non-SC GOD on the flap! He still has 6 King times to defeat to reach a 32/32 Legend timeset. He passed one person with a 2 AF points cut.
#91 (90) Brent Wingert was able to beat his YV times and got a nice sub 1'29 3lap. Both times jumped up to Legend D, closing the gap to the Legend C overall rank. Brent lost a rank due to Craigs bigger cut, but they are all 3 pretty close together.
#98 (99) Kyle Begley got new FS and BB 3lap times. FS saw a new TOP100 rank, and BB reached the Legend ranks. In AF, he finally achieved the glorious TOP100 position by passing Brett and Naveen. Brett is now out of the TOP100, will he come back and defend his rank? Kyle seems to have a good shot for a rivalry a bit higher where the other 3 guys are if he keeps it up like this.
#134 (132) James Farrell-Shaw got 14 new records across all cups and got a 5.5 AF point cut. He passed 5 players, but missed the King A ranks by just 4 standard points.
#152 (152) Anastasia Steingold got a new double PR on LR this half with decent cuts. The flap comes closer to the Legend ranks and the 3lap looks solid and also isn't too far away from the legendary sub 1'40. Stacy passed 1 player with a 1.4 AF cut.
#211 (213) Cole Horan got 25 new records this half, the most so far in this update! He cut 10% of his old AF, 27 points to pass 21 players on both charts. He also cut enough standard points to leave the Elite ranks behind and join the club of King members! His YV, ranked 117th shows more potential, so let's see where he can take it.
#271 (275) Aljoscha Schneider was able to beat every time except TT 3lap on his timeset this half! Many big cuts have been made, and a total of 179 AF points, or 38% of his old AF were chopped off! Aljoscha almost improved his entire timeset to a solid Elite standard, only 2 Master and one Pro time left. He passed 174 players and comfortably reached the TOP300!
#274 (290) Jed Grabman got 9 new records, 2 of them are new Elite times. He passed 2 players with a 10.3 AF points cut. He also was able to hit the Elite B ranks this half! A few spots higher in AF, but one spot behind in the WRL we have #275 (282) Martin Wille, who achieved a nice collection of 18 PRs for this update! Martin passed 17 players to enter the TOP300 with style. His ARR also improved to Elite C.
#302 (306) Ben Stoneman hit 20 new records, only dual PRs across all cups. Ben still has a very unbalanced timeset, but it's getting more in shape as he attacked a few of his non TOP500 times and brought them closer to his overall level. Ben got a few more close to TOP200 times, and all in all he passed 28 players, barely missing the TOP300 here. Keep it up!
#332 (335) Andre Hoelscher keeps playing since his comeback last time, and hit 17 new records in the last half of November. He eliminated many of his non TOP500 times and secured himself a few nice Master and Elite times. All in all he cut 91 points in AF and passed 89 players there! He also jumped a whole standard and improved from Pro C to Elite F, being the latest Elite player. Well done!
#455 (456) Jason Amyot improved 18 records and passed 83 players with a 80 AF points cut. His ARR went from Expert A to Pro F, being the newest Pro player! Jason got a few strong cuts, getting rid of some of his non TOP600 times, and also beating many of his Expert times.
#900 (609) William Goerge sent us 10 PRs, of which 5 are new submissions. His timeset is not completed yet, and has a lot more potential as his average is around TOP450 potential. He passed 97 players with a 79 AF points cut. His best times were RRy and YV 3laps, ranked 430th and 417th.


SC Movement

The highest active player was SC Champ Vincent Tolhuis. He improved his RRy flap and closed the gap to Myles.
#4 (4) Beck Abney improved his TT flap and YV 3lap. Both saw a good cut of 4 and 5 ranks and made him cut 0.4 AF points. He passed Karlo for the 4th spot, and Zoran is not too far away aswell.
#9 (9) Daniel Lunczer had a fantastic SC part this half and cut 3.1 AF points with 4 PRs! He also reached the Legend+ status in the ARR charts. Daniel actually passed 56 people on his worst SC time WS 3lap. It's still his worst time, but much closer to the rest of his timeset now. His RRy flap is now a single digit rank and his YV 3lap is a new GOD time! He only needs 3 more GODs for the overall GOD, named FS 3lap, DK 3lap and WS 3lap. FS and DK both need an AB spinstart, which is hard to pull off. Can he get the last GODs and call himself the next overall GOD?
#85 (88) Patrick Hewson improved his LR times and scored a new TOP100 time on the flap. He cut 2.7 points to pass 5 players for a TOP90 spot.
#114 (119) Jed Grabman got a new double PR on TT and new FS 3lap and RR lap PRs. Jed passed 9 players with his 5.4 AF point cut, the biggest cut came from TT, which saw a new double TOP200 time.
#195 (189) James Farrell-Shaw got a new FS 3lap and MR flap, and submitted a dual WS time which was missing in his timeset. James passed 14 players with his 8.4 cut.

That's it for today. Join in next time or be in the news itself with a few fresh PRs! Seeya next time ;)

~Chris

Tuesday, December 01, 2015
- More POW awards!!! -
by Zoran at 3:56 pm

Welcome to the fastest update ever. POW updates are up to date!!!

Don't forget to sign up for MK64 euro 2016

October:

Week 1
Beck Abney decided to play MK64 for week and you know what that means. Beck got 12 new PRs, made 15.5% AF cut and jumped from #10 to #7. He also broke KD SC lap WR which was considered pretty strong.

Week 2
This is no doubt the most impressive weekly progress ever and it is work of Beck Abney. As #7 Beck drove 20 PRs and cut 24% of his AF. I have to repeat it, he did it in 1 week, it is not a mistake!

Week 3
Slow week for Beck Abney's standards. "Only" 18 PRs this time with 21% AF cut. Beck also drove 1 SC PR.

Week 4
Leif Christian Tode "steals" this POW from Abney with great performance. With 10 PRs, Leif drove 5 new GOD times and cut his AF by 10%.

POM
No one got a chance to get this POM next to Beck Abney . 32 PRs, all non-sc times into top 10, 52% AF cut, 1 WR,#10 to #4, 3 SC prs including 1 WR === history in making.

November:

Week 1
Daniel Lunczer had a great SC week. Daniel cut his SC AF by over 20% and jumped from #14 to #11.

Week 2
Martin Wille wins his 1st POW award. Martin drove 19 new PRs and passed 39 people to end the week at #300. Hopefully this is 1st POW of many?

Week 3
3 WRs from Matthias Rustemeyer this week. He defended 2 WRs and got a new one at MR lap with a tie. Matthias is on 31/32 WRs. Can he make it or will A1A led by MK64 legend Thomas Jordet Larsen prevail?

Week 4
We have another 1st time POW winner and his name is Aljoscha Schneider. Aljoscha drove 11 PRs cutting 10% AF and passing 29 people.

POM
He joined the site this month and he already made some great improvements. His name is Aljoscha Schneider and in only 3 weeks he jumped from #477 to #271 passing over 200 people. It will be interesting to see how high Aljoscha can go!

Monday, November 30, 2015
- 3rd quarter POWs -
by Zoran at 10:12 am


End of year is near and we are only half way there with POWs. This time it will happen on time, it will :).
Don't forget to sign up here for MK64 euro 2016.


We start this update with July :


Week 1
Not much activity this week, but that didn't stop Mark Vizza to show us some skill. With 11 new PRs Mark passed 9 people and became a Master of MK64.

Week 2
Marcos Vinicius Alves continues a big tradition or great Brazilian players. With 5 new PRs he removed 4 legend times from his sheet and reached overall GOD. Congratz Marcos!!!

Week 3
DKJP specialist William Lacey was the best player this week. He presented his new DK lap shroom strat to the world. William also drove a nice new WR with it.

Week 4
Patrick Blank had a good week. With 12 new PRs he cut 7% of his AF and passed 5 people just missing top 100.

POM
He drove only 10 PRs this month but they were strong. His name is Marcos Vinicius Alves and he is our newest non-sc GOD. With 12.5% AF cut Marcos jumped from #36 to #31. He did all that with only 8 non-sc PRs to which he added 2 sc PRs.


Next on the list is August :


Week 1
Patrick Blank continues with great improvements. With 13 new PRs Patrick cut 11% AF entering top 100 in style by passing 15 people.

Week 2
After a few slow weeks Leif Christian Tode is back to his old self again. Leif passed 32 people with 24% AF cut and ended this week as overall Legend.

Week 3
Patrick Blank rises higher every week. He sent in 10 new PRs, all of them improved into top 100 with 2 GOD times.

Week 4
Leif Christian Tode made some amazing improvements. Leif drove 19 new PRs cutting his AF by 16.5%. He entered Top 100 in exactly the same way Patrick did 3 weeks before him.

POM
It was a battle between 2 players as you could see from POW awards, but in the end Leif Christian Tode takes August POM. Leif improved all of his non-sc PRs cutting 37% AF. He started the month at #136 and went all the way into top 100 ending this month at #89. He also drove his first 3 GOD times. Most impressive was his MR lap which is now ranked #40.


We finish this update with September :


Week 1
Patrick Blank doesn't show signs of stopping. He drove 10 new PRs 5 of which were GOD.

Week 2
Acting like Patrick's twin brother, Leif Christian Tode does everything Patrick did few weeks ago. Leif improved 10 PRs and cut 10% of his AF. Can he catch Patrick?

Week 3
Beck Abney is insane!!! Improving 16 PRs in 1 week as #13 is something we never seen before. Well Beck is not #13 anymore, he is missing just 1 spot to enter top 10.

Week 4Best player this week was
Leif Christian Tode . He cut his AF by 13% and passed 12 people.

POM
He maybe fell short last month, but not this time. Patrick Blank improved 26 PRs and got many new GOD times. He passed 16 people and is now very close to top 50. Patrick was also active on SCs where he improved 4 PRs and got some very nice TT times.


POQ
Another very active quarter and another amazing winner. Patrick Blank improve all non-sc PRs and cut his AF by 54%. He started the quarter with 0 GODs and by the end of it he had 15. Patrick passed 61 people and ended the quarter as #55. He also drove 5 SC PRs with TT lap being the most impressive at #20.


Could it be that POY will happen on time?

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
- Registration form for Solingen 2016 -
by Chraizy at 3:36 pm

Hey guys,

Matthias here with an important announcement, especially for everyone who wants to attend the European meet next year. As you've read in the news title, the championships will be held in Solingen (Germany) again, from 26th to 31st of July.
To reduce surprising cancellations and to prevent resulting money issues in terms of rent costs for the venue, you must register in written form from now on to become accepted participant of next year's MK64 meet. VAJ and I, as main organisers, have created a special e-mail account you can send related questions to if something is unclear. Of course you can also use our forum topic dedicated to the meet and ask there.
The main purposes for mk64host@outlook.com are the registration form and a new Twitch channel on which you'll find a link to download the document. Once filled in, send it back to us so that we can note you down as attendee or answer crucial concerns about your preparation first. Much information including location of the venue, rough schedule, equipment and costs are covered with this registration form, so visit www.twitch.tv/mk64championships and check the info box or panel below the stream window where the 2016 action will be broadcasted live.

We hope to see many of you again there and always welcome new people!

MK64 host team

- November first half - No chance for the bad ones. -
by Chraizy at 3:32 pm

Hello, it's Chris here with the news. First of all: everything in time again! Second, we have a serious new contender: Beck Abney. Yes, this guy is that good that he needs to be mentioned. If you haven't heard or read from him yet, you really missed something. He is going to become the universal #2 soon, and this after around 2 years of pbeing on our site. This is just insane... You will see what happened in the following news!

New Players

Aljoscha Schneider joined our site with a complete timeset. His times are ranked between 320th and 720th, so there's quite a bit potential left. He debuted at #448.
Jason Amyot also sent us 32 times for Non-SC rankings and starts at #522.

World Records

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Beck Abney hit, after tying KD 3lap last month a few more improvements here. His latest submission bested the old WR from last time by half a second! The new time is a 2'04"35 (NTSC: 1'43"42)!


Non-SC Movement

MK64 Non-SC Time Trial Champ Matthias Rustemeyer was active and tried to beat Becks KD run, instead the tied WR has been untied in favor of Beck. Matthias is chasing it though, and it'll be tough to get it back.
#3 (4) Beck Abney had another superb start of the month with 9 different PRs and his KD WR improvement. He got a few really nice times, especially his WS 3lap, which is ranked 3rd. His best split could give him WR though, so let's see what will happen there. In the WRL, Beck has passed Vincent for the 3rd spot! The TOP3 in NON-SC has been unchanged for so long, and now it has happened! Beck has also passed Zoran in the AF charts, being 4th behind VAJ there. 0.6 points lie between them, and MJ is 1.4 AF points in front.
#6 (6) Daniel Burbank set a strong WS dual time aswell, with 2 4th ranked times. His 3lap may have been beaten by Beck, but he got the flap win here. He also PRd on DK 3lap, but no rank change. Dan cut 0.2 AF points and came closer to Zoran.
#7 (7) William Lacey made a surprise comeback to WS aswell, chopping 0.06 seconds off of his old flap. He got passed by Dan though, so he even lost a rank! That's no good motivation to lose a rank with a PR. But this dude will surely come back again and show them who's the boss!
#9 (8) Daniel Lunczer got a MMF 3lap PR and was able to bypass the 1'27 barrier for a nice 8th ranked time here! Dan is 1.2 points away from William, but a few nice cuts of his weaker PRs could give him a nice AF boost.
#13 (13) Greg Ihnatenko played LR and got a dual PR here. His flap saw a 0"04 cut and made him pass 7 people here. The 3lap cut 0"14 seconds and passed 5 people. Greg cut 0.4 seconds and came closer to Marcelo.
#24 (24) Michael Arends left KD and moved on to another track. RRd was the new target, and he eagerly beat his 3lap several times! In the end he cut over 1.7 seconds to pass 22 players in the charts for a nice new TOP30 time. Will he grind even more on this course? Or is the length of it just to tiring? We will see... we had a lot of surprises from Michael already, wouldn't wonder me if he could get a strong time here aswell!
#42 (41) Patrick Blank got 6 new records. His CM times were nice and almost reached the GOD time. On RRy 3lap though he was able to hit it, a 42nd ranked 3lap GOD. His MMF and KTB flap also saw nice cuts. Paddy passed 2 players with a 3.2 AF point cut. He sits close behind Andreas, and even closer behind the Legend+ rank. Come on Paddy!
#56 (54) Leif Christian Tode hit 3 PRs on KD 3lap and DK dual. He got a few nice times and also hit the DK flap GOD while he was at it! Leif passed 2 players in the WRL list. His ARR improved to Legend A and he is close behind Nicola, the Italian Champ in the WRL.
#57 (56) Jake Walter is one spot behind and managed a new RRy 3lap PR. His small 0.12 cut was enough to pass 2 players in AF. In the WRL however he lost a spot due to fluctuation in the 3lap/flap charts.
#64 (62) Darius Austin shows a sign of life with a new dual PR for FS. His 3lap went into the TOP100 with a neat 0"6 seconds cut. His flap missed the TOP100 slightly, but reached the Legend C rank. Darius passed Steven in the AF charts with a 1.5 AF point cut.
#65 (64) David Moll is a bit behind Darius, but catched up with a bigger 2.8 AF cut. PRs like TT and RRy dual helped him to close the AF gap. But also his BC flap, which is a new GOD by the way, helped him, It's ranked 41st and is a pretty good time, as it's a pretty technical flap.
#67 (66) Frankie Morgan made a dual PR on LR this half and got a really nice 3lap ranked 64th. His flap has improved by 0"05 seconds and passed 17 players. Frankie passed 2 players in AF and WRL with a 1.5 AF cut.
#90 (89) Brent Wingert got a dual RRd PR and came closer to the big sub. Brent improved his RRd flap by 18 spots and gained a 0.5 cut in total. He passed one player in the progress.
#99 (101) Kyle Begley entered the TOP100 this month with 6 PRs! He might not be TOP100 in AF, but his total score was enough to push him into the WRL TOP100! Kyle got 2 new TOP100s on MR flap and YV 3lap. He passed 2 players in AF with a 2.3 AF point cut, and a 0.3 cut would make him an AF TOP100 member aswell!
#136 (136) Lewis Richards scored 4 PRs this time, with a new BC 3lap King time. Lewis passed 2 players with a 2.6 AF cut, and also came closer to a rank promotion to King A! I remember him being proud about his first King and Legend times, it's been a while now, but he became really a lot better, great job!
#139 (137) James Farrell-Shaw improved half of his timeset with 16 new PRs acroos all cups. James passed 13 players with a 10.4 AF cut. He eliminated a Elite time, scored a new Legend and also a new GOD time on RRy flap! Nicely done!
#152 (153) Anastasia Steingold got 3 new 3lap PRs on KTB, RRy and YV. She cut 1.03 AF points and passed one player. Stacy got a new controller and is testing it currently, so let's see if she will have more success with it.
#300 (305) Martin Wille scored 24 new records, with many new Elite times! His ARR improved from Master C to Elite D with all those new times, and his AF rose by 64 points, making him pass 66 players! His CM and BB times really outstand from his latest PRs, all are ranked aound 250th range.
#329 (334) Ben Stoneman scored 20 new records this half with a few strong times. His BB 3lap is really strong aswell, but the rest is not bad though. His MR is still out of the TOP500, so maybe a nice target to go for next time. Ben passed 41 players with a 40.5 AF cut and reached the Elite F ARR rank! He is not too far away from the next step, the TOP300. Let's see how long he will need for it.
#432 (424) Andre Hoelscher is another active german player this time, allthough you don't hear much about him normally. He surprised us with 16 new records for the start of November, mainly focusing on the first two cups. His strongest times were KD dual, ranked 304th and 293rd, MR 3lap ranked 298th and RRd flap at 261st! Andre passed 92 players with a huge 95 AF points cut! His ARR also improve drastically by over 1 standard, from Semi Pro F to Pro C, well done!
#889 (903) Adam Farrell-Shaw sent us 14 new times, 10 of them are new submissions. He rose 52 ranks with them, and was able to come very close to the TOP900. His ARR improved to Beginner C, and more is coming definitely soon!


SC Movement

#5 (5) Beck Abney improved 6 of his PRs this time, with 4 new TOP10s on FS 3lap, MR, WS and DK flaps. He also improved TT dual, and all in all he cut 1.2 AF points. The Universal AF is coming closer and closer to Zoran, only 0.4 points missing!
#10 (11) Daniel Lunczer was able to hit the WRL TOP10 in SC this time! Dan posted 8 new records, one of them is a new LR SC 3lap, which is ranked 2nd and barely beats the german record held by Alex here! Dan cut 5.5 AF points with an improvement of his weakest times, WS. The 3lap can still see a massive cut, and if he brings it to the potential of his other tracks he could easily compete in the mid TOP10! Come on Dan :)!
#54 (59) Patrick Blank sent us a KD SC flap which subbed 39 seconds and almost hits the TOP20! He passed 1 player and secured his TOP60 position.
#65 (62) Michael Arends also sent us a KD flap, ranked 16th and reaching the GOD time here! Michael passed one player aswell and is close behind Paddy.
#162 (178) Tyler Chambers sent us a single RRd flap time to jump up 2 spots with a 1.6 AF point cut.
#179 (197) Ben Plath sent in 4 times for WS flap, DK dual and YV 3lap. A few nice big improvements have been done, and resulted into a nice 11 point cut, which helped him to pass 26 players!
#204 (203) James Farrell-Shaw played TT and got a dual PR on it. He brought both times into the TOP200, he also sent us a missing time for DK flap, which debuted at rank #227. He passed 11 players and barely missed the chance to occupy a TOP200 spot.

That's it for now. Join me again at the start of December for the rest of November!

~Chris

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
- POW updates -
by Zoran at 10:37 am


Promised rewards will be done soon so let's try to keep that.


We stopped on February :


Week 1
Tim van Ham made a nice cut this week. Tim tried to get rid of some Elite times and he successfully did it cutting 8% of his AF and passing 11 people.

Week 2
Daniel Burbank also doesn't show signs of stopping. With 7 new PRs, Dan cut 9.5% AF. Most impressive of his PRs was FS 3lap which resulted in a new WR.

Week 3
MKDD legend Andreas Rudmarker showed some great MK64 skill again. Andreas cut 13% AF with as many PRs getting 3 GOD times.

Week 4
Andreas Rudmarker wins another POW award. Same as last week he cut 13%AF, this time with 10 press half of which were God. Top 50 is close.

POM
Passed 24 people with as many PRs, cut 30% of his AF and reached many new GOD times. His name is Andreas Rudmarker and he is responsible for this great improvements which earn him this POM award.


March is next :


Week 1
He joined the site less then 2 weeks ago and we already see some amazing progress from him. His name is Leif Christian Tode and he improved all of his non-sc PRs cutting over 1/3 of his AF and jumping from #428 to #264. How high can Leif go?

Week 2
Another new player Cole Horan made some nice improvements. He improved 27 PRs, almost all of them into Elite ranks with 2 King times. He cut 20% AF and passed 82 people. Same question as for Leif.

Week 3
Leif Christian Tode had another great week. This time Leif passed 50 people with 17 new PRs cutting 17.5% AF.

Week 4
James Farrell-Shaw is another relatively new player. He almost copied Leif's improvement from last week cutting 17%AF and passing 57 people. He did all this with 25 new PRs.

POM
A lot of newer players made a big impact this month and best of them was Leif Christian Tode who cut his AF by almost 50%. He improved all of his PRs into at least Elite rank and passed 213 people. Looks like Germany got another strong member.


POQ
A lot of improvements across the rankings in this very active quarter. Best of all was Andreas Rudmarker who cut 40% of his AF with 27 new PRS. He started the year with 2 GOD times and by the end of the quarter he added 11 more to his collection. Andreas passed 33 people and made it into top 50. Can he reach overall GOD?


April:


Week 1
James Farrell-Shaw continues to rise in the rankings. With 26 new PRs this week, James reached King ranks and passed 34 people.

Week 2
Leif Christian Tode passed his rival James this week. He improved 28 PRs and cut 24% AF. He passed 46 people and is approaching top 100 fast.

Week 3
Best player this week was Naveen Selvam. He drove 10 new PRs and passed 15 people now at #135.

Week 4
Leif Christian Tode is in action once again. 23 new PRs this time passing 27 people and adding some more Legend times to his name.

POM
There is no doubt about the winner this month. Same as last month Leif Christian Tode wins this award. He improved all of his PR except LR lap. Leif cut his AF by 1/3 and passed 72 people. All of his times are now at least King level.


May:


Week 1
Josh McCambridge is another player in #130 to #150 territory on the rise. He got 11 new PRs and passed 13 people with 7% AF cut.

Week 2
A big collection of small PRs for Beck Abney. With 11 new PRs Beck cut just over 6% of his AF this week.

Week 3
Another great week for James Farrell-Shaw . He used the same formula as Beck last week, a lot of small cuts. With 14 new PRs James is now #176 in the world.

Week 4
Matthias Rustemeyer wins a POW award after a long time. He and Dan clashed once again, this time on FS 3lap and Matthias came out as winner. Can Matthias hold it?

POM
It was a close battle, but James Farrell-Shaw takes this POM in the end. With 27 new PRs he cut 14% of his AF and passed 28 people. James also added 5 SC PRs to his new non-sc collection.


Last month in this update is June:


Week 1
It was a very busy week for Daniel Burbank. With 6 new PRs Dan cut almost 10% of his AF and entered top 5.

Week 2
Josh McCambridge is on the rise again. This week he drove 10 new PRs getting more legend times any getting close to that rank overall.

Week 3
Naveen Selvam made sure Josh doesn't pass him. With 11 new PRs he passed 8 people and reached overall Legend rank.

Week 4
Another amazing week for Daniel Burbank . This time with 9 new PRs Dan cut 7% AF.

POM
This month Daniel Burbank was on the same pace he was for the last 2 years. With 17 PRs Dan cut 17% AF and entered top 5 in the world. Dan also improved his FS lap WR even more. There is a big gap to #4 but i'm sure Dan can make it.


POQ
Huge battle between several players this quarter. Usually i mention only 1 person in this section, but when you take in account position on the rankings and AF cut percentage, we can say that Naveen Selvam, Leif Christian Tode and James Farrell-Shaw had almost an identical progress. The award goes to Naveen Selvam who ended this quarter as the highest ranked player out of 3 at #101 just missing top 100. However he did get overall Legend status with his 27 new PRs. Naveen cut 33.5% of his AF and passed 56 people, but most impressive thing he did this quarter was a GOD time on MR 3lap. Amazing progress by all 3 players, keep up the good work guys.


This is it for now, expect the rest of POWs soon.

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