Chris Balch

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Chris Balch joined the SMK players' site in Fall of 2003. At the beginning of 2004, he made himself famous by hitting his first WR's (I think) on KB1, simultaneously being the first person to break the 50 seconds barrier on the 5-lap. In 2005, after many months of steady progression (some could say he was, during that period, the NTSC equivalent of Karel), he became NTSC world champion on the players' site, following Jamie White's reign and preceding that of Joe Bernier. Chris is also the player who holds the most NTSC Non-NBT WR's at the moment.

One of his most notable contributions to the community would be the creation of an ftp server, where he allows many karters to upload their own time trial videos. His SMK videos web site is a must for players too, as it sorts virtually all reperiorated time trial vids into a track-by-track comprehensive list.

Outside of Kart, Chris runs a one-man musical band, named Time of Death. More information can be found at timeofdeath.net, as well as several recordings.

The 2008 Karter Contest
Complete Bracket | Prediction Contest | Matchups & Results

(BOLD indicates players in Round 3)


Mario Circuit (A)
Zwartjes | Jones
Taylor | Fabien
Moritz | L'Hoest
Ellis | Sacco
Toad's Turnpike (E)
Bukrim | Garman
van Asselt | Stinson
Patricio | Tanzer
Duff | Manning
Sherbet Land (I)
Hantson | Sullivan
Pugh | Babjar
Meaks | Bunde
Biff | Booth
DK's Jungle Parkway (M)
G-Danzee | Christensen
Make That Jump | Jongbloed
Hoernemann | Hermanny
Brutus | Sargoth

Peach Beach (B)
Segas | Balch
JSX | DarkRoy
Lacey | mattniss
Stellmacher | Faria
Coconut Mall (F)
Tapani | Benny
Lokken | TB1
Ostro | Langerak
Luca | Huber
Sky Garden (J)
Bhoja | Gregor
Clark | STanney
Stevie | GAS
Holmiere | Finn
Peach Gardens (N)
Holy Moly | Barnard
Billingsley | ALAKTORN
BPA | Rudmarker
Weatherton | Habben

Riverside Park (C)
Leare | Smith
Liem | Dufault
Steel | Engelsman
Karlo | Pacino
Waluigi Pinball (G)
Vince | Welch
Hasso | chili
Needham | Laflamme
PYL | Fried
Koopa Beach (K)
Stelzig | Michorius
Kles | KVD
Honko | Pobre
Shelbourne | LPS
Moo Moo Breadows (O)
Rub | Flemmer
Schiering | Jongerius
NeoSMK | Cole
Sword | Boudreau

Kalimari Desert (D)
Dunkel | Darius
Pulsar | Whalls
Miller | White
Kmacc | TvL
Ghost Valley (H)
Ord | P@UL
Miss April | Marques
Happy | Borne
Gaffikin | Runnelid
Bowser Castle (L)
den Dulk | SEB
Bernier | Maaatthew
Math | Etch
Layne | Wonn
Rainbow Road (P)
Karlsson | Thingy
di Vano | Stoneman
Pabst | Sascha
Cooper | Oliver