Karter Contest Stats

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The Karter Contest is a bi-annual tournament held in the Summer which pits the Mario Kart community's most popular players against one another in a series of daily polls. There have been six editions thus far, with the next taking place in 2016.

Here are some stats regarding these contests:


Previous Winners

Year Winner Runner Up 3rd Place Host
2004 Aus.png Alex Penev Nor.png Finn Berger Ire.png William Lacey Gbr.png Paul Tanney
2006 Gbr.png Sami Cetin Aus.png Alex Penev Ger.png Marius Mollenhauer Usa.png Sean Sullivan
2008 Usa.png Michael Fried Fra.png Florent Lecoanet Usa.png Mark Jones Usa.png Robin Usher
2010 Ire.png William Lacey Usa.png Robert Szabo Gbr.png Chris Clark Usa.png Robin Usher, Usa.png Scott Abbey
2012 Fra.png Mickael Smolen Usa.png Robert Szabo Can.png Cole Gilbert Gbr.png Chris Clark
2014 Ger.png Christian Wild Usa.png Andy Lundeen Gbr.png Chris Clark Usa.png Andy Lundeen, Usa.png Christophe Charignon

(NB: Aside from 2006, winners of the Karter Contest are not entered into any subsequent contests)

Voting Stats

  • Highest Number of Votes in a Match (1v1): 190 (2008 Final: Michael Fried 105-85 Florent Lecoanet)
  • Fewest Number of Votes in a Match (1v1): 20 (2004 Last 32: David Wonn 11-9 David Grard)
  • Most Voted for Karter: William Lacey with 984 (Votes counted from the 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2010 contests)
  • Least Voted for Karter: Mike Groels with 0 (Mike lost his one and only KC match in 2004 to Michael Jongerius 42-0, and hasnt been in a contest since)


Semi Finalists

These karters have appeared in one or more Karter Contest Semi Finals. (The number in brackets denotes the number of semi final appearances)

  • Robert Szabo (3) (2008, 2010, 2012)
  • William Lacey (2) (2004, 2010)
  • Sami Cetin (2) (2004, 2006)
  • Alex Penev (2) (2004, 2006)
  • Chris Clark (2) (2010, 2014)
  • Andy Lundeen (2) (2012, 2014)
  • Finn Berger (2004)
  • Sean Sullivan (2006)
  • Marius Mollenhauer (2006)
  • Florent Lecoanet (2008)
  • Mark Jones (2008)
  • Michael Fried (2008)
  • Cooper Lovera (2010)
  • Cole Gilbert (2012)
  • Mickael Smolen (2012)
  • Christian Wild (2014)
  • Karel van Duijvenboden (2014)


National Representation

Last 16

Of the 96 Last 16 spots available over the 6 Karter Contests so far...

  • 16 different karters from the USA have taken 29 of them.
  • 8 different karters from the UK have taken 16 of them.
  • 5 different karters from the Netherlands have taken 13 of them.
  • 5 different karters from France have taken 8 of them.
  • 5 different karters from Germany have taken 7 of them.
  • 1 karter from Norway has taken 6 of them.
  • 4 different karters from Canada have taken 5 of them.
  • 1 karter from Ireland has taken 4 of them.
  • 2 different karters from Italy have taken 5 of them.
  • 1 karter from Australia has taken 2 of them.
  • 1 karter from Brazil has taken 1 of them.


Quarter Final

Of the 48 Quarter Final spots available over the 6 Karter Contests so far...

  • 8 different karters from the USA have taken 14 of them.
  • 5 different karters from the UK have taken 8 of them.
  • 4 different karters from The Netherlands have taken 7 of them.
  • 3 different karters from France have taken 4 of them.
  • 1 karter from Ireland has taken 4 of them.
  • 1 karter from Norway has taken 4 of them.
  • 2 different karters from Canada have taken 2 of them.
  • 2 karters from Germany has taken 2 of them.
  • 1 karter from Australia has taken 2 of them.
  • 1 karter from Italy has taken 1 of them.


Semi Final

Of the 24 Semi Final spots available over the 6 Karter Contests so far...

  • 6 different karters from the USA have taken 9 of them.
  • 2 different karters from the UK have taken 4 of them.
  • 2 karters from Germany has taken 2 of them.
  • 1 karter from Australia has taken 2 of them.
  • 2 karters from France have taken 2 of them.
  • 1 karter from Ireland has taken 2 of them.
  • 1 karter from Norway has taken 1 of them.
  • 1 karter from Canada has taken 1 of them.
  • 1 karter from The Netherlands has taken 1 of them.


Final

Of the 12 Final spots available over the 6 Karter Contests so far...

  • 3 different karters from the USA have taken 4 of them.
  • 2 different karters from France have taken 2 of them.
  • 1 karter from Australia has taken 2 of them.
  • 1 karter from Norway has taken 1 of them.
  • 1 karter from Ireland has taken 1 of them.
  • 1 karter from the UK has taken 1 of them.
  • 1 karter from Germany has taken 1 of them.