On September 20, 2009 Ryan Bland was awarded to world record scores for Nightmare on Elmstreet Fastest Completion and Nightmare on Elmstreet Points. Both of these scores put Ryan Bland directly ahead of RJF (at the time) who was a bit of a thorn in the side of the adjudicating referee.
Here you see Patrick Patterson (former referee) congratulating Ryan in a blog post that very same day:
I might be wrong here, but I cannot find any trace of Ryan Bland on the website. No user account, no other scores.
- Is Ryan Bland a real person?
- How likely is it that a player would only ever compete on one game and get the world record for both tracks?
- How likely is it that the two scores beaten that day would belong to the person who was annoying the very same referee that adjudicated the scores?
- How likely is it that a player would take the time to record and mail in scores, achieve two world records and not sign up for an account or leave any trace on social media?
If any former referees or active members of the community from that time period could weigh in here, it would be much appreciated. Evidence is being gathered by multiple members today in preparation for when the challenge feature becomes available.
Of course, if Ryan M Bland came forward with an explanation that would be excellent.