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Jason Whalls

Jason Whalls is remembered as one of the pioneers of Mario Kart 64, being the second member (after Kevin Booth) to have his times listed on the page. Along with Andy Launspach, Kevin Booth and Jason Engel, Jason was one of the Feared 4 in Mario Kart 64 in 1997. He was an all-rounder player, skilled in both Shortcut and Non-Shortcut. Some of his best known marks included Banshee Boardwalk 1'45"39 (a Top 10 nomination), some really old Frappe Snowland lap WRs, and way too many shortcuts (YV SC).

Jason is perhaps closest to Kevin Booth and Louis-Philippe Sabbagh than any community members, and the trio goes back to at least 1997. In earlier days, they competed at Andy's site, one of the first time trial sites. Kevin later took over, and founded the Players' Page. In those early days, Jason spent most of his web-time in the Mario Kart IRC chatroom--braving the deficiencies of WebTV (he could not use AIM)--and shared many laughs and coming-of-age enlightening conversations with Kevin, Louis, Alex Penev, Mark Jones, Michael Fried, William Lacey, Olga the Cow, and others. Jason was Kevin's SVP, and many considered him the most-suitable for creating side-projects for the community. He was a well-respected member for his high ranking and sense of humour, and is fondly remembered for his Kart Bible (Kart = Chicks), several reincarnations of the Fake Chat, and Iacopuff.

Jason was one of the first Mario Kart players to create an online profile. He once modestly credited Alex as being the first to make profiles look good, but some consider Jason to be the first to have an interesting profile, with more content on it than just numbers in a table. Many people followed suit, and updated their own off-site profiles in their own style, with personal content. Profiles are now a typical feature of all the Mario Kart sites, but as many of them are automated, they contain very little personal information.

Apart from MK64, Jason has also played Super Mario Kart and Mario Kart Super Circuit. In SMK, he held many NTSC records in 2000/2001. In MKSC, he also held records (in Fall 2001), was the overall Champion (preceded by Brian Gallo, and succeeded by Sami Cetin), and is believed to be the first person to race a sub-second lap in any MK game, with a 0'97 in KB1.

Jason plays many genres of games (all the way from Chrono Cross to Far Cry), but he usually competed for high-scores in games that Kevin or Louis were also involved with. Jason was a regular at N64HS, and has/had records in Mario Golf, Super Mario 64 and Wave Race 64, among others. He won a Nintendo tournament for Mario Golf soon after the game came out, and has been listed in Twin Galaxies for Wave Race competition. Jason was also one of the pioneers of Diddy Kong Racing time trialing, and along with Kevin (who started a DKR page), Jason was a top-ranked player for years (fighting against Louis).

Some interesting trivia about Jason is that he has a dog, Ben, he and Kevin once shared tied records on both lap and 3lap on Royal Raceway (a poignant moment in the history of MK64), he listens to Soundgarden and Beastie Boys, is a big fan of Futurama and Family Guy, and is known to quote George Carlin on occasion.

Jason was significantly involved with the Karter Contest 2004, but he no longer signs on AIM and has not kept contact with most of the community due to his (and Louis's) addiction to World of Warcraft. Those two might come back some day, when they realise that WoW =/= Chicks.

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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

The 2006 Karter Contest
Complete Bracket | Prediction Contest | Matchups & Results

Penev Land
Penev | Roodhorst/TvL
Trystan | Grandjean
Karel | Huber
Szabo | Karlo
Jongerius | Everett
Usher | Joe Bernier
Moritz | Lacey
L'Hoest | Karlsson

Jones Land
Wonn | Tanney
Mollenhauer | Taylor
S. Gutierrez/Clark | Jones
Gaffikin | Make That Jump
Lewis | Berger
Miller | Barbetta
Cooper | Halford
White | Dunkel

Liem Land
Cromwell | Ihnatenko
Bunde | Laflamme
Piet/Olivier P | Liem
Whalls | Blumfield
Zwartjes | Hukkelaas
Rodriguez | Sully
Fried | Brauninger
Pobre | Nai

Cetin Land
v/d Fluit | Toch
Habrich | Marcelo
Stinson | TB1
Runnelid | Booth
Bukrim | PYL
Ségas | LPS
Steel/Hedley | Sami
Stelzig | Balch

The 2005 Elite Summer Contest
Complete Bracket | Prediction Contest | | First Vote Competition | Matchups & Results

The Wild Side
1. Wouter | 16. Whalls/Booth
8. QB | 9. Sterling
5. Woll | 12. Garrett
4. Jimbo | 13. Dirk
6. Dman | 11. Bizichyld
3. Come | 14. Kent
7. Jones | 10. Penev
2. Shade | 15. Fro

The Sunny Side
1. Boss | 16. Seagle/Nate
8. Illu | 9. ST
5. Sam | 12. Harv
4. Cervone | 13. Vick
6. Graham | 11. Henrik
3. Trent | 14. Nari
7. Lec | 10. Moore
2. Randy | 15. drag

The Flip Side
1. Youse | 16. Fal/wiff
8. Greg K. | 9. Sucram
5. FB | 12. failurewarning
4. Karl | 13. PDO
6. Posterland | 11. Axel
3. YE | 14. Nodjo
7. Phil | 10. Wes
2. Paragon | 15. Cyberwrath

Side of Meat
1. Matthijs | 16. Pat\kats
8. Tyler | 9. Cook
5. Neo | 12. Wabs
4. Food | 13. Shep
6. marsh | 11. Alex
3. Zeebo | 14. octo
7. Bcks | 10. SZ
2. Expert | 15. Mark