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Super Mario Kart Championships 2017 : Registrations are Open!

 

Hi everyone!

Here's a sunshine from the FFSMK team in this cold winter:
CDM 2017 registrations are now available!

This year's tournament takes place in the beloved city of La Suze-sur-Sarthe, from August 15 to 19.

It costs 16€/person/day (if you're from France) and 12€ if you come from anywhere else. This includes your registration, food, and a warm nice place at La Suze's famous camping.

We're waiting for you to throw and eat bananas and burn the road!

Written by DaBZa   - 2017-02-12 - Category: SMK Championships Send Share Tweet Share Comments (0)
Videos from SMK Championships 2016 are available!

Videos from TV1 (livestream handled by Patrick) and a few other matches recorded by clbrun are now available on our website.

A huge thank you to Patrick for handling once more the stream this year, to all the players involved in commentating matches (Jey, tiftif, Neo, Zarkov, etc.), to clbrun for recording other matches than TV1 and to all the players for the great show you provided once again during these SMK Championships 2016.

Grab some popcorn and enjoy watching ! :)

Don't forget you can commentate/rate all the matches, that'll make the site more interactive.

Written by ScouB   - 2016-10-02 - Category: SMK Championships Send Share Tweet Share Comments (1)
Super Mario Kart Championship 2016 is over!

A new edition of the Super Mario Kart Championships has been achieved, and in 2016 we got the chance to see the rising of our new world champion: Julien "Scoub" Holmière! As he won the Match Race in an epic final game, he kicks out the six times crowned world champion, Florent "Neo" Lecoanet, who still fought hard to defend his title, winning the Time Trial and the Grand Prix 150cc! Geoffrey "Geo" Label, who won the Battle Mode in an incredible finish (last balloon from the last round!), reaches the 3rd overal place and completes this year's podium. The British champion Sami Cetin gets the 4th place, winning the bronze medal in Grand Prix 150cc. Applauses also go to Harold Christensen, who has proved once more that he is and will stay the parigo master with his 5th place in the overal top, and a silver medal in Match Race!

FFSMK wants to say very special thanks to all the Start to play organizers and volunteers for their invaluable help  during this edition and also to their sponsors! Huge thanks also go to Patrick Wessels (Legend) who hosted the streaming the whole week, Daniel Guemy (FFVIMan) who has as usual contributed with his irreplaceable tech support, and Sophie "Jarmou" Jarmouni for displaying and animating the championship on stage ( *drops the mic * ).

You already can check the complete and detailed CDM results.

In the end, we want to thank Nintendo France, Hachette Edition, Mario Museum, SMK Players Site, the Plug and Play Team, and every single person who brought gifts, allowing everyone to win a quality prize. We are already bursting with impatience summer 2017 and the 16th Edition of SMK Championships. We'll let you know about the calendar and venue as soon as possible...

Thanks again to everyone who made this edition so unique, competing or just watching it, see you next year!

Written by Neo   - 2016-08-31 - Category: SMK Championships Send Share Tweet Share Comments (3)
New Generation vs Old Generation ?

Another small new content to the site : 

The page "Age Statistics" will give you a bunch of statistics based on the age of the participants, such as youngest to reach a Gold Medal, Oldest to participate to a specific mode, or the average age of quarterfinalists of a specific mode.

Don't hesitate to propose more statistics about ages to display on this page, and I'll see if I can add them easily. :)

Written by ScouB   - 2016-05-22 - Category: Website Maintenance and Updates Send Share Tweet Share Comments (1)
FFSMK at Stunfest 2016 !

We are pleased to announce that FFSMK will be once more at Stunfest for its 2016 edition, from May 20th to 22nd.

This year, we created a special track for the event. Come and make the best time and you leave with a prize !

More stuff:

  • You will have the possibility to record while playing, so you can leave with a "souvenir".
  • You will be able to join the official Time Trial World Ranking website by submitting the times performed during the Stunfest on our stand.
  • You will be able to play against our reigning World Champion, Florent "Neo" Lecoanet, who will be present the whole 3 days.
  • Superplays and exhibition matches between top players.

And as usual, you will be able to play in freeplay on our stand.

Written by ScouB   - 2016-05-12 - Category: Other Events Information Send Share Tweet Share Comments (0)
Check who are your rivals!

We know from the past SMK Championships that several rivalities have raised. For some of them, the results are really balanced within the rivalry, but for others, the matches are most of the time one-way with one player dominating the rivalry.

After Some work on the website, you can now check who are your main rivals in terms of results. You can also check against who you struggle the most to play and also your preffered SMK victims. Just check the "Rivals Page". You will have the possibility to filter by year (beginning and ending), by mode (to identify your rivals in a specific mode) and by stage (Group Stage or Playoffs). You will also see on this page this icon appear  , just click it to reach the Detailed Head to Head Page between the two players.

The profile page has been slightly updated too, with the display of your main rival for each mode and overall (but without the possibility to filter). Also a few more indication have been added to the profile table such as Hitbox Channel, Facebook Page and Speedrunwiki page. (PM me if you want to update these informations)

Hope you will enjoy. :)

P.S : Reminder for Super Mario Kart World Championship 2016, we are waiting for your registrations Karters ! 

Written by ScouB   - 2016-05-06 - Category: Website Maintenance and Updates Send Share Tweet Share Comments (5)
Who is the best character? We might have a hint!

We all know, from the manual, that the  eight available drivers are divided into statistically identical pairs of two (Mario & Luigi, Princess & Yoshi, Bowser & DK Jr, Koopa Troopa & Toad), however there are still some debates within the community about which character is the best within one pair (DK > Bowser, of course ! :) ), or which one is the best by mode (Princess in Battle Mode, obviously :P). We will try to find some answers to those questions on the "character stats" page by analysing the match results played during all SMK championships since 2002.

Interestingly, with the match results used so far, DK Jr seems indeed to be better than Bowser in terms of percentage of matches won and number of medals earned in Match Race and GP150cc, though Bowser has more Gold Medals. In the Toad/Koopa pair, same thing, Toad seems to be better in terms of % and medals earned but Koopa has more gold medals. In the two others pairs, Mario and Peach seems clearly superior to Luigi and Yoshi in all fields.

Your thoughts? :)

Written by ScouB   - 2016-04-27 - Category: Website Maintenance and Updates Send Share Tweet Share Comments (8)
Registrations for SMK World Championship 2016 are Open!

Here we go ! The registrations for the Super Mario Kart World Championships are finally Open ! As mentioned before, this year the championship will be held from August 24th to 28th 2016 and will be the main event of a video game festival : Start-to-Play organized by our new partner Ludus Events in the city of Strasbourg. This means a lot more public attendance than before, and an event with greater means. FFSMK really wants to thank Ludus Events and the city of Strasbourg for this opportunity given to us to be able to organize this championship in the greatest atmosphere !

As far as the championship is concerned, no major changes, the same format will be kept : Group Stage using "belgian system" (16 matches guaranteed for all participants) followed by a playoff bracket composed by the Top 16 players. The detailed rules will be published soon. The Registrations will be limited to 64 participants by mode for the D-Day, some qualifications places will be provided for the best local players (new to the community) during a mini-event organized by Ludus Events on Sunday June 19th. 

This year, the registration fees are cheaper but will not cover the food/drinks nor nights in hotel/campsite. There will be a catering system for the participants but most likely at their expense too. A quick "How to come" is available here and the detailed planning of the championship here. Speaking of it, the start time for each mode will be sooner than during previous years, in order to be able to finish each day at a decent hour. As far as the prizes are concerned, we will communicate more information very soon.

Once again, we are hoping for a huge attendance from the SMK community, and this year in particular we can expect some great surprises from the local players from Strasbourg.

The Championship will be live streamed once again, most likely on our Twitch Channel. Will Florent Lecoanet (Neo), 6 times World Champion, be able to defend his title once again? Or will any of his rivals be able to take it? In any cases, we are looking forward to the great battles that will happen in epic matches.

For any question about CDM organization or other information you could request, feel free to contact us by mail or on the social networks.

Written by ScouB   - 2016-04-16 - Category: SMK Championships Send Share Tweet Share Comments (7)
FFSMK's staff evolves !

FFSMK's staff has evolved. A new commitee has been elected on 20th of February 2016.

- President: Florent LECOANET
- Vice-president: Sophie JARMOUNI
- Treasurer: Adrien GARREAU
- Vice-treasurer: Geoffrey EWBANK
- Secretary: Geoffrey LABEL
- Vice-secretary: Julien HOLMIERE


The technical staff constituted in 2015 is still in charge:
- CDM's rules: Geoffrey EWBANK
- Webmaster of www.ffsmk.org: Julien HOLMIERE
- Technical expert: Daniel GUEMY


A new team of event managers has been made up:
- Adrien GARREAU
- Jean-Marie CLERC
- Djibril AATIF

Written by Neo   - 2016-02-25 - Category: FFSMK General Information Send Share Tweet Share Comments (1)
FFSMK @ Carolo Game Show on 5th and 6th March 2016!

Carolo Game Show

The FFSMK staff will be there for the "Carolo Game Show" event in Charleville-Mézières on 5th and 6th March 2016 !

Freeplay, Superplay in Grand Prix 150cc, Time Trial contests with prizes to win...

Come and bring all your friends !

Written by Neo   - 2016-02-04 - Category: Other Events Information Send Share Tweet Share Comments (0)
Super Mario Kart World Championship 2016 will be held in Strasbourg!

 

FFSMK is pleased to announce that the next Super Mario Kart World Championship will be organized jointly with Ludus Events in Strasbourg in August 2016 !

For the first time, the Championship will be the main event of a great videogame festival with many entertainments to enjoy (like gaming zone, expositions, etc.). We hope to see a large public supporting the best players in the world there !

More information, such as dates and registration information, will follow soon.

Written by Neo   - 2015-11-17 - Category: SMK Championships Send Share Tweet Share Comments (1)
More interactivity, you say?

Again, in the past weeks I worked very hard on the website and I'm pleased to come with lots of new features and updates :

  • You can login on the website with your forum account (login and password from the Forum), the login fields are located at the top-right of the website.
  • The website language will then use your Forum language configuration. So if you want the website to be in "french" or "english" automatically without clicking on the flags in the menu, just go on your forum settings and select your preferred default language.
  • The website login function gives you the right to post news comments directly with your account.
  • A brand new page "Match Details" has been created, it allows you to see all information for a specific match, and most of all, it allows you to add match/onetry comments (as guests or with your account) and add ratings to the matches/onetries (only with forum accounts), though you can only rate each match once. The "Match Details" page is reachable from most of the pages (results, H2H, videos, profile, tt champ records, etc.) with the icon . The videos (when available) are still directly reachable on those pages with the icon . For the group stage matches/onetries on the results page, just put your mouse cursor over the score and you will see a tool-tip appears with the related icons.
  • The number of match comments and average match rating can be seen on the H2H and Videos pages near the icons  and .
  • The last match comments can be seen on the home page along with the last news comments. You can also see all comments for all matches by clicking "See All" on the home page in the "last 5 comments" section.
  • The "Main Information" Page has been rebuilt in the results section with system and championship type added, bigger Poster size, Top4 by mode, and Top15 overall.

Feel free to let me know if you encounter any bugs or difficulties with these updates. 

I hope you will enjoy these, use them and in a serious way.

 

Cheers and "Keep on Karting"

ScouB

Written by ScouB   - 2015-11-07 - Category: Website Maintenance and Updates Send Share Tweet Share Comments (3)
Updates and new contents on the website !

Some new contents have been added to the website. I have been working on this for a few weeks already but it's all available from now.

New Website Contents:

- In the Goodies Section:

  • "Sprites/Animated GIFs"  page has been added. You will find most of the character/items sprites from the game including a lot of animated GIFs.
  • "Digitized Documents" page has been created. Multiple SMK boxes and Instruction booklets are available there. Feel free to send us more content to be added in this section if you have some.
  • "Maps/Backgrounds" page has been added. All tracks maps in 1024x1024px are available.
  • "Wallpapers" page has been added. Various SMK wallpapers including some ones based on SMK World Championship Posters are available. This section will be updated progressively with new stuff.

- In the Links Section:

  • The "Links" page has been created. Currently it is filled with some links organized in different categories but it will be updated with new ones progressively. Feel free to advise us with more links to be added.

 

Website Updates:

- In the News Section:

  • News have been classified in different categories so that you can quickly know what it is about.(It can be seen on the homepage or on a news page). In a near future, I will probably add the possibility to filter on a category so that you can find the content that you are looking for more quickly.

- In the Videos Section:

  • I have added to all matches with a video the information on the character used by each player. An icon will be displayed indicating which player you were using and if you won, lost or drew the match. (It can be seen on the Videos page, your profile page or on the H2H page). In theory, for the matches where several characters have been picked, it is the character the most used in the match that has been indicated. It will also allow me in the future to add some funny statistics about the used characters ("who between Bowser/DKJr is the best?", "Who is your favourite character in each mode?", etc. :-D)
  • The Score of the matches with video also has been added recently on the Videos page.

I hope you will enjoy this update. Feel free to let me know if there are any bugs, spelling mistakes, or missing contents, I will try to fix them as soon as possible.
I have in mind a lot of other updates I want to do on the website, so pay attention to the website in the near future as there might be another big update like this one.

Have a nice week-end everyone and Keep on Karting! 

Written by ScouB   - 2015-10-17 - Category: Website Maintenance and Updates Send Share Tweet Share Comments (0)
Nekonvention 2015: a great event !

Florent Lecoanet (MD_Neo) and Daniel Guemy (FFVIMan) alongside with the Team Plug and Play attended the Nekonvention event in Colmar (France) on Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th of September 2015 !

A great atmosphere overall, and lots of fun with very nice people ! Neo's 150cc speedrun was pretty cool, with various full speed feather shortcuts at CI1, CI2, BC3 and some longboosting at MC2 and MC3 !

Written by Neo   - 2015-10-07 - Category: Other Events Information Send Share Tweet Share Comments (0)
MD_Neo and Team Plug & Play @ Nekonvention in Colmar (East France), 26/27th September 2015

FFSMK is pleased to announce that Florent Lecoanet (MD_Neo) will attend the Nekonvention event in Colmar (France) on Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th of September 2015 !

What's the schedule ? Super Mario Kart, Super Mario Kart, and more Super Mario Kart ! Friendly matches, live show, and Grand Prix 150cc speedrunning are already planned ! Several members of the (in)famous Plug & Play team will be there too for even more fun, so feel free to join aswell ! 

http://www.nekonvention.fr

Written by Neo   - 2015-09-23 - Category: Other Events Information Send Share Tweet Share Comments (0)
Videos from SMK World Championship 2015 are available!

After a lot of hard work, the videos from Super Mario Kart World Championship 2015 are finally available on our website. You will find more than 200 videos from TV1/TV2/TV14 and a few videos from various TV recorded with a digital camera by clbrun.

There are different ways to find a video:
- Use the videos page to search for a specific video (and use filters wisely)
- Use the results page (for example Match Race results) and click on the videos links when available
- Use H2H page
- Use the TT Records Page for Time Trial videos

As all of this couldn't be possible without a lot of hard work from many people, I would like to say a big "thank you" to the "streaming" team of this year:

- Yamato for all the streaming/recording stuff on TV1, for his commentaries during matches and for the time passed on splitting and uploading videos from TV1 on Youtube.
- Patrick for his work on stream for TV2 (animating the live streaming, sending me videos after the competition)
- KartSeven for her commentaries during matches on TV1 and her players interview.
- FFVIMan for all the technical equipments useful for streaming and the beamers.
- clbrun for recording videos from TV6 on VHS (though not yet available on our website) and from various TVs with digital camera.
- Mario86 for recording videos from TV14
- Tiftif for his commentaries during some matches from TV1.
- any other person involved in the videos recording/streaming that I would have forgotten :)

Written by ScouB   - 2015-09-01 - Category: SMK Championships Send Share Tweet Share Comments (2)
Super Mario Kart Championship 2015 is over!

A new edition of the Super Mario Kart World Championship has now ended, and even if Florent Lecoanet (Neo) won the overall title once again, it did not look as easy as it could have been. Of course, Neo had secured both Time Trial and Match Race gold medals before (despite an unexpected threat from FFSMK president Guillaume Leviach (Mario86), who reached his first Match Race final), but the battle became much intense with Battle Mode (won again by American multiplayer champion Drew Blumfield) and especially Grand Prix 150cc where Geoffrey Label (Geo) managed to hit gold as first medal ever in this mode, stealing the win from Neo on his favourite land! Let's not forget Julien Holmière (ScouB) who ranked 3rd overall for the third consecutive year, after a tough beginning but two consecutive bronze medals in the end.

SMK Championships 2015 PodiumHonorable mentions go to British Champion Sami Cetin who ranked only 5th this time after missing both multiplayer driving modes semifinals for the first time in his career, getting a silver medal in Time Trial anyway, and Jérémie Clément (Jey), 8th overall but double semifinalist in Match Race and GP, two massive achievement for the player who definitely improved the most this year, including a stunning win on Sami in Match Race quarterfinals. Dutch Champion Karel van Duijvenboden was the other player entering at least one single semifinal (in Time Trial), ending this CDM at 7th position in the end.

Once again, FFSMK would thank a lot the town of La Suze-sur-Sarthe who provided their awesome city hall to host more than 50 players all week long (a new attendance record has been hit in all modes!), and the great internet connection which helped us to broadcast all the event on twitch. We also need to thank Valentin Lormeau (Yamato) for his hard work on livestream and Alicia L'Hoëst (KartSeven) who took care of commentating most matches with him and entering all results in the Excel file. In addition to the main livestream on Gaming Live who requires special thanks too, let's not forget our Dutch streaming specialist Patrick Wessels (Meridian) who managed to broadcast many big CDM matches (including his own ones commentated live!) on Next Level Gaming, helping CDM to be shown live on two different places simultaneously!

ScouB has been working a lot just after having come back from CDM to display the complete and detailed CDM results that you can already check. The summary (in French first, maybe then in English) should be published very soon. You can also discuss with our community about CDM reactions and personal summaries on the FFSMK message board!

To conclude, FFSMK would like to say a huge "thank you" to the organizing team (Djibril Aatif (tif), Jean-Marie Clerc (Tanatix) and Adrien Garreau) and congratulate any person who attended at least one single mode and/or helped us for a good CDM organization. We also need to thank Nintendo France, Mario Museum and all the people attending who brought so many prizes, making everyone leaving with some cool stuff. We are already all waiting for the summer of 2016 and the 15th edition of SMK World Championships, especially since some news about location and dates could be set very soon…

Thanks to everyone who attended, and see you next year!

 

Written by Antistar   - 2015-08-26 - Category: SMK Championships Send Share Tweet Share Comments (3)
FFSMK is expecting you at Stunfest!

Affiche du Stunfest 2015Like in 2014, FFSMK will arrend the Stunfest festival held in Rennes on  next May 22, 23 and 24! You will be able to meet us there thanks to a stand held by Guillaume Leviach (Mario86) and Florent Lecoanet (Neo) as members of the FFSMK bureau, but also Djibril Aatif (tiftif) and Jean-Marie Clerc (Tanatix), both taking care of World Championships 2015 organization next summer.

In order to make this stand a nice place to visit, FFSMK has set up an activity schedule based on the game discovery, techniques and competition, but also on meeting high skilled players like Mario86, Neo or also Alicia L'Hoëst (KartSeven) ! Here is the stand's detailed activities list :

Friday, May 22

12 h — 13 h : Superplay (presented by one of the FFSMK superplayers)
15 h — 16 h : Battle Mode Contest (only for visitors / spectators)
18 h — 19 h : "Fun" Contest (only for visitors / spectators)

Saturday, May 23

12 h — 13 h : Superplay (presented by one of the FFSMK superplayers)
15 h — 16 h : Battle Mode Contest (only for visitors / spectators)
18 h — 19 h : Tricks & Glitches Session (presented by the stand staff)
20 h — 21 h : "Fun" Contest (only for visitors / spectators)

Sunday, May 24

14 h — 15 h : Battle Mode Contest (only for visitors / spectators)
17 h — 18 h : "Fun" Contest (only for visitors / spectators)

There also might be a permanent challenge on a "track of the day" on which Stunfest visitors will try to beat the best time set on that day. Many prizes given by FFSMK will be awarded, for that challenge but also for the contests presented above!

In addition to all those events, the FFSMK staff will be available to discuss with every visitor, from casual players to potential World Championship attendees. It will be possible, then, to challenge the best SMK players on stage, to register for the championships, watch videos from legendary CDM matches (or World Record videos performed in Time Trial and Grand Prix 150cc).

Don't forget to follow the discussions on the message board! We hope to meet the most of us at Stunfest 2015 :)

For any question about FFSMK presence at the Stunfest festival, or other information about the World Championships, feel free to contact us by mail or on the social networks.

Written by Antistar   - 2015-05-14 - Category: Other Events Information Send Share Tweet Share Comments (0)
FFSMK gets new staff and logo!

Nouveau logo de la FFSMK

FFSMK is pleased to announce the new association staff organization!

Further to the FFSMK General Assembly held in January, the association bureau has been modified and some new posts have been created. Guillaume Leviach (Mario86) remains president but multiple World Champion Florent Lecoanet (Neo) becomes the new FFSMK secretary and Adrien Garreau was elected as new treasurer.

Three new posts have been created in addition to the main ones :

Baptiste Baly will now be the FFSMK vice-president;
Cédric Leutwyler (clbrun), former president (2005-2009), is the new vice-treasurer;
Julien Holmière (ScouB) has been elected as vice-secretary.

FFSMK would like to thank Claire Leviach, secretary since 2009, for her strong implication and activity, and Daniel Guemy (FFVIMan)who used to take responsability of the association treasury, and enters the brand new official technical staff made of three members. They will take care of the website conception and updates (especially ScouB for site maintenance and new features), technical support during FFSMK events (mainly FFVIMan there), and the making and support of the official rankings file, which Geoffrey Ewbank (djo) will take care of.

The association also gets a new logo (on the left), which will be displayed on every FFSMK pages and official communications now. This beautiful logo was entirely designed by ScouB who is definitely the man to be thankful for! You can also check the other site improvements he included almost everywhere (like, for example, the FFSMK social network activity which is now displayed live on the site).

We would also like to remind you the subscriptions for the 2015 World Championships have now been opened for a few weeks. A dozen of players have already confirmed they would attend and we hope to welcome many more during the next weeks... why not you? So feel free to come and register for CDM 2015 ! ;-)

You still can follow all the discussions about the World Championships and the association activity and events, and react on the community message board. For any question about CDM organization or other information, do not hesitate before contacting us by email or through the social networks.

 

Written by Antistar   - 2015-03-01 - Category: FFSMK General Information Send Share Tweet Share Comments (1)
CDM 2015 dates and location are now official!

CDM 2015 Poster

FFSMK is pleased to announce the official Super Mario Kart World Championship 2015 dates and location!

After another impressive edition organized by World Champion Florent Lecoanet (Neo), the SMK Championships (CDM) will be held for the third consecutive time in the town of La Suze-sur-Sarthe (France, 20 kms from Le Mans, Sarthe), and will be set at the traditional third August week, from August 18th to 22nd, 2015.

This time, we have to thank two other players as co-organizers. Long-time attendee Djibril Aatif (tiftif) offered to take care of the CDM 2015 organization and received help from 2014 enthusiastic newcomer Jean-Marie Clerc (Tanatix); both will work as a team to provide once again the best CDM possible, in the best venue we ever had for this competition.

Like in 2013 and 2014, you'll be able to read all the useful information about the way to reach La Suze on the "How to come?" page through the village's satellite view. It will help you to see where the venue, camping and train station are located. Just like for the two previous editions, the subscription fees (*) will include the camping ones, you will just be asked to bring your own tent and/or share one with other competitors. If you need to book a room at the local hotel (Hôtel Saint-Louis), the daily fees will be independent from the organization and it will be asked you to take care of them.

Once again, FFSMK wants to thank a lot the town of La Suze for welcoming us a third consecutive time, and the devoted players who decided to rule the organization so early.

Subscriptions are not opened yet but you can be sure this is going to happen very soon. The CDM week's definitive agenda is still to be confirmed, but we can already announce CDM will start with Time Trial as usual on Tuesday 18, the championship ending on Friday 21 with the last of four gaming modes. You can check out the current temporary agenda, which is very close to what will be officialized afterwards, on the detailed page dedicated to the CDM agenda.

Like every year, many prizes from our historical and potential new partners (some of them have already confirmed they will support us for 2015) will be provided, in addition to the traditional cups and medals. So stay tuned: many details will come very soon about all those prizes on the dedicated page!

Just like in the two last editions, the CDM will obviously be livestreamed on twitch, to help all the ones who will not be able to make it to watch the competition live. We are expected to improve the livestream quality for this edition, and it's going to be great news considering everyone is looking forward for great battles in order to challenge Neo who almost didn't share the 2014 glory at all, only Julien Holmière (ScouB) being able to defeat him in one of the finals.

As usual, we hope to reach the biggest SMK crowd ever next year by announcing those dates and location so early, about 10 months before the new edition. It will help all of you to take care of holiday booking and, for the people who might come from very far (American, Brazilian, Japanese, Australian players for example) to start their trip to Europe project in the best conditions. And of course, every player from Europe and especially France is asked to consider attending seriously, because there are no specific skills required and all the newcomers with beginner levels will tell how much they enjoyed that week which is a very unique one in the European video game landscape.

So stay tuned and don't hesitate to follow all the discussions about CDM and react on the community message board! Subscriptions will be opened very soon...

For any question about CDM organization or other information you could request, feel free to contact us by mail or on the social networks.

(*) Those fees are not confirmed yet, but might be identical to the 2014 edition.

Written by Antistar   - 2014-10-23 - Category: SMK Championships Send Share Tweet Share Comments (8)
Super Mario Kart Championship 2014 is over!

Podium 2014Super Mario Kart World Championships are over, and Florent Lecoanet (Neo) didn't leave any chance to his opponents to prevent him from reaching a second consecutive crown. Neo dominated this championship with three individual gold medals (in Time Trial, Match Race and Grand Prix 150cc) plus a very unexpected silver medal in Battle Mode. Eternal rival Sami Cetin and vice world champion didn't win any of the modes for the first time since 2008, reaching silver medals in the three racing modes. Julien Holmière (ScouB) came third like in 2013, winning an awesome Battle Mode gold medal.

Other notable achievements were the bronze medals reached by FFSMK President Guillaume Leviach (Mario86) (in Time Trial), Parigo Legend Harold Christensen (in Match Race), the American Drew Blumfield (in Battle Mode) and Dutch Champion Karel van Duijvenboden (in Grand Prix).

FFSMK would like to thank the town of La Suze-sur-Sarthe for providing us again a superb venue and a cool campsite, plus a permanent internet connection which helped us to broadcast CDM live on twitch. Many thanks to all those who watched the event during the week, hoping we will see some of you attending next year!

Thanks to Scoub's amazing work, you can already check out the complete and detailed CDM results, and read the summary (in French for the moment, an English translation is expected to come very soon...) written by Mario86. As usual, you can also follow all the discussions about CDM and react on the community message board!

In the end, FFSMK would like to thank and congratulate everyone who attended at least one of the four CDM modes and/or helped for the good organization. Also, thanks a lot to our various sponsors too (Nintendo France, Mario Museum, Game Them All, Pix N' Love, and all the players who offered prizes!) who helped all players to leave CDM with great quality prizes. We're looking forward for meeting all of you in the summer or 2015 for the 14th edition whose dates and location will be announced soon... ;-)

Written by Antistar   - 2014-08-18 - Category: SMK Championships Send Share Tweet Share Comments (4)
CDM 2014 main prizes are all known!

Prizes from Nintendo France

All the main prizes that will be available at next Super Mario Kart World Championships are now known!

First of all, FFSMK would like to thank a thousand times Nintendo France who proved once again to be an awesome sponsor supporting us since 2002, giving us the following prizes:

  • 5 Wii U (32 GB Premium Pack) with New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U
  • 5 Mario Kart U including one collector edition with blue shell figure

Like every year since 2008, Mario Museum is also always there to provide some SMK / Mario-related stuff and in addition to the annual Japanese and American boxed editions of the game, FFSMK will also be able to give these nice collector's items, all brand new and sealed:

  • SMK official Japanese guide
  • SMK Japanese mini-guide
  • Monopoly Nintendo Collector's Edition

Our 2013 partner Game Them All is here again too, with a boxed Super Famicom Edition of SMK's legendary elder brother F-Zero.

As usual, FFSMK will also provide bronze, silver and gold designed medals for the 4 modes podiums and three cups for the overall top 3. Many more other prizes like retro video games, DVDs, goodies, etc. will be on their way to La Suze this summer! ;-)

You can check detailed pictures and information about those prizes on the detailed page — we all hope those wonderful prizes will make the competition more intense than ever!

By the way, please don't forget the subscriptions are still open but the current fees will only stay until July 1st, and will slightly raise after this date as announced in January. You can register by filling in the subscription form and send your payment to FFSMK until June 30, beyond this date the fees will be slightly higher (see conditions in the subscription form page), just to keep people aware how important it is for FFSMK to get the most possible payments and attendance details early.

We hope to see you attending this incredible event which is always supported by our most precious sponsors like every year!

For any question about CDM organization or other information you could request, feel free to contact us by mail or on the social networks.

Written by Antistar   - 2014-06-02 - Category: SMK Championships Send Share Tweet Share Comments (3)
FFSMK message board has been upgraded!

FFSMK is pleased to announce the site's message board has been heavily upgraded, building on the new website developement on which ScouB is always working.

Beyond the strong upgrade that message board required, its global layout has been harmonized with the FFSMK website. Now you can find some icons based on the game sprites (pipes, cups, but also a huge collection of smileys like shells, lightnings, coins, etc.).

The other important change relies on the board's security reinforcement and the registration process. Now everyone can register, especially all the Super Mario Kart World Championship newcomers! By the way, the time has come for a small reminder: you still have 3 months to suscribe to this "CDM", so feel free fill in the subscription form as soon as you're able to confirm you will attend the event.

Any comment is welcome to improve the new message board design and functions, so don't hesitate to contact us about this!

Written by Antistar   - 2014-03-31 - Category: Website Maintenance and Updates Send Share Tweet Share Comments (1)
CDM 2014 dates and location are known, and subscriptions are open!

CDM 2014 Poster

FFSMK is pleased to announce the subscriptions for the 2014 edition of the Super Mario Kart World Championship are open !

After an excellent and highly praised 2013 edition, we have to thank the current World Champion Florent Lecoanet (Neo) who took the best decision possible — i.e , hosting CDM (Championnat du Monde, French for "World Championship") again in La Suze-sur-Sarthe (France, 20 kms from Le Mans, Sarthe), where it will be held from August 12th to 17th, 2014.

You can find all the useful information and details about the way to reach La Suze on the "How to come ?" page, thanks to a satellite view of the village, to help you figuring out the location of the train station, the venue, the hotel and camping. Like in 2013, the subscription fees include the camping ones, as long as you bring your own tent (or manage to share one with another player who can bring one), but FFSMK cannot take responsibility for hotel room bookings.

Of course, FFSMK wants to thank the town of La Suze for trusting us once more for CDM organization, and Neo for all the administrative work he performed to make things official so early in the year!

The definitive agenda is still to set up, especially when it comes to the groupstage system, but we can already announce Time Trial will open the CDM as usual on Tuesday 12, the championship ending on Friday 16 with the fourth and final mode. You can check out the current temporary agenda anyway, which is very close to what will be officialized afterwards, on the detailed page dedicated to the CDM agenda.

Alongside to the website evolution, a new automated subscription form is available for the potential participants : you will not have to fill in a file then send it by email anymore — only the parental authorization (for people under 18) requires to be downloaded, signed and sent. Once FFSMK receives your payment, your subscription will be validated! You can fill the form and send your payment until June 30, beyond this date the fees will be slightly higher (see conditions in the subscription form page), just to keep people aware how important it is for FFSMK to get the most possible payments and attendance details early.

Of course, as usual, many prizes from our historical partners will be provided, in addition to the usual trophies. So stay tuned: many details will come very soon about all those prizes on the dedicated page!

Like in 2013, those who will not be able to move to La Suze and/or attend CDM will have the possibility to watch it live thanks to the event livestream on twitch.

Who will succeed to Guillaume Leviach (Mario86) (Time Trial), to the Briton Sami Cetin (Grand Prix 150cc), to Harold Christensen (Battle Mode) and most of all, to Florent Lecoanet (Neo) (Match Race), 2013 World Champion and main host of this new edition?

Without any doubt, this 13th edition of the SMK championships will make the best players in the world fight very hard once again, but we're always hoping to see everyone attending, especially newcomers, whatever their SMK level is! As we've been telling for years to all the potential new players: being afraid of not having the skills enough for such an event is definitely an excuse for not coming that FFSMK cannot just accept... ;-)

So, please do not hesitate and go on, by attending Super Mario Kart World Championships too! After all, maybe you will be one of those legendary surprises competitions are made of...

For any question about CDM organization or other information you could request, feel free to contact us by mail or on the social networks.

Written by Antistar   - 2014-01-16 - Category: SMK Championships Send Share Tweet Share Comments (1)
Super Mario Kart Championship 2013 is over!

Podium 2013

The 12th edition of the Super Mario Kart championships is over, and Florent Lecoanet (Neo) managed to take the crown away from Sami Cetin after an intense 4-day battle where both players hit gold, silver and bronze medals in the regular racing modes (Time Trial, Grand Prix 150cc and Match Race).

This impressive and permanent fight also involved Julien Holmière (ScouB) (vice-world champion in Battle Mode and Match Race) but also Guillaume Leviach (Mario86), president of FFSMK who reached gold in Time Trial and bronze in GP 150cc, or the legend Harold Christensen, first player to win three gold medals in Battle Mode.

FFSMK would like to thank Geoffrey Label (Geo), who got bronze in Battle and took care of this 2013 edition organization, and the town of La Suze-sur-Sarthe who provided us a great venue where the championship could be livestreamed for the first time on twitch.

As an addition to a wonderful championship, we're also proud to introduce you to a brand new and more complete website, entirely designed by ScouB who worked hard for the community there. I let you browse all the new categories and enjoy what has been made — it's definitely worth it!

While discovering the new site map and configuration, you can check out the complete and detailed CDM results, but also feel the championship atmosphere again by reading the CDM summary (in French, translation coming soon...) written by Mario86. You can also follow all the discussions about CDM and react on the community message board!

In the end, FFSMK would like to thank and congratulate everyone who attended at least one of the four CDM modes, and we hope to see all of you in next summer for the 2014 edition whose date and location will be announced very soon.

Written by Antistar   - 2013-09-24 - Category: SMK Championships Send Share Tweet Share Comments (2)
New SMK Championships Website!

Welcome on the brand new Super Mario Kart World Championships Website.

The design was totally rebuilt, and a specific database was created in order to display all the results from previous years and calculate several statistics.

Some new functions have been added to the website such as online registration form, an admin panel allowing news editing and validating registrations, and so on.

Feel free to visit all the pages.

Enjoy!

Written by ScouB   - 2013-07-21 - Category: Website Maintenance and Updates Send Share Tweet Share Comments (2)
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