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Bold time, or just bold (especially score bolds in Chip's Challenge 2, for which the term "bold time" would not make sense), is an official term for the highest reported time that has been achieved on any specific level, though not always the quickest possible time. If the bold time is known to be capable of improvement, the higher time is known as the Melinda time.

Bold rules[edit]

All the bolds are recorded by who collected them first, and then second, the latter of which is known as a confirmation. A time held by only one player is known as unconfirmed. A partial confirm can occur when an unconfirmed bold breaks a previous bold record by at least two seconds, if a second player obtains a time higher than the previous confirmed record but lower than the unconfirmed record. For example, if the previous bold record were 353 and a player obtained an unconfirmed time of 355, a second player achieving 354 would be a partial confirm.

Joint bolds[edit]

By special agreement between two or more players, usually as a result of side-by-side work on the same record, a bold may be reported as joint, meaning credit is shared. On David Stolp's site, a joint bold is recorded if more than one player sets the same record within 30 seconds of each other, regardless of normal criteria for joint bold scores. A joint bold automatically counts as a confirmation, since two people have scored it. The earliest joint bold was set on April 11, 2002, as the bold on Zartacla.

Untimed levels[edit]

On levels without a time limit, such as the 29 that are in Chip's Challenge 1 (but none in CCLP2), a separate time is kept aside from the official scoring that is counted as if the time limit were 999. This is often known as a T-Chip time, in reference to the Ruben Spaans program that automatically set all levels in a set to this time limit. Therefore, a T-Chip time for a level that took 645 seconds to complete would be 354.

Tile World automatically records the T-Chip time as it would any other time, but since there is no time displayed on the display, it is difficult to tell how much time it actually took. (Should an untimed level have a time limit added to it, or the time limit change, the time will automatically adjust itself to the new time limit.)

The information in the sections below may be partially outdated; see here for a more up-to-date list. (The below information was last updated on 11 March 2020.)

CC1[edit]

(MS) unconfirmed bold times[edit]

  • 436 - Blobnet, held by J.B. Lewis. 434 had been held unconfirmed since January 2003 by Pekka Lassila; beginning in April 2009, Andrew Bennett developed the earliest advanced stages of the level's quick play and ran to confirm this time. 431 and 433 fell in quick succession, and on April 28, Andrew famously confirmed the 434 time with a .8, such that if his precautionary spring step in front of the exit had worked properly, a 435.0 time would have resulted. 435 was not duplicated until November 2, by which time the extensive work done, perhaps the most in-depth analysis of any level in CC1, CCLP2, and CCLP3, later allowed for J.B. to extend the unconfirmed bold out to 436 (a time which in 2004 would have been unforseeable).
  • 403 - Block Buster, held by David Stolp. The previous confirmed bold record was 402, which stood for more than 15 years.
  • 717 - Block Buster II, held by David Stolp. The previous confirmed time of 714 stood for more than 16 years.
  • 724 - Cake Walk, held by David Stolp. The previous record was 723, a joint bold by Jeffrey Bardon and James Anderson.

(MS) unconfirmed bold times, originally untimed[edit]

(MS) Melinda times[edit]

(Lynx) unconfirmed bold times[edit]

  • 435 - Blobnet, held by J.B. Lewis. 433 is held by Eddy Limb.
  • 588 - Seeing Stars, held by J.B. Lewis. 586 is held by Eddy Limb and Ruben Spaans.
  • 599 - Mix Up, held by J.B. Lewis. 598 is held by Eddy Limb and Ruben Spaans.
  • 704 - Cake Walk, held by Ruben Spaans. 701 is held by J.B. Lewis and Eddy Limb.

(Lynx) unconfirmed bold times, originally untimed[edit]

  • 521 - Writers Block, held by Eddy Limb. 512 is held by Paul Gilbert.
  • 524 - Cityblock, held by Eddy Limb. 519 is held by Paul Gilbert.
  • 946 - Blobdance, held by J.B. Lewis. 945 is held by Jeffrey Bardon.
  • 192 - Pain, held by J.B. Lewis. 164 is held by Eddy Limb.

(Steam) unconfirmed bold times[edit]

Note: Times are not tracked for untimed levels in CC1 in the Steam ruleset in the same way as the other two rulesets, since this ruleset is shared by CC2, which has time modifiers.

  • 436 - Blobnet, held by J.B. Lewis. Ruben Spaans holds a 426 partial confirm.
  • 428 - Oorto Geld, held by J.B. Lewis. Ruben Spaans holds a 427 partial confirm.
  • 576 - Lemmings, held by J.B. Lewis. Ruben Spaans holds a 567 partial confirm.
  • 595 - Seeing Stars, held by J.B. Lewis. 593 is held by Ruben Spaans.
  • 547 - Spooks, held by J.B. Lewis. Ruben Spaans holds a 540 partial confirm.
  • 487 - Morton, held by random 8. 485 is held by J.B. Lewis and Ruben Spaans.
  • 695 - Block Buster II, held by J.B. Lewis. Ruben Spaans holds a 688 partial confirm.
  • 681 - Mix Up, held by J.B. Lewis. 680 is held by Ruben Spaans.
  • 708 - Cake Walk, held by Ruben Spaans. 705 is held by J.B. Lewis.

Joint bolds[edit]

No CC1 joint bolds exist; the joint bold was introduced in April 2002 as noted above. Most CC1 records were taken at this time; out of the over 650 CC1 records set in total to date, only 50 to 60 were set after the release of CCLP2, with roughly 15 of them on timed levels. One 618 score on Mind Block may or may not have been reported before CCLP2; its exact date is unknown.[1]

CCLP2[edit]

(MS) unconfirmed bold times[edit]

  • 788 - Checkerboard II, held by David Stolp. J.B. Lewis holds a 779 partial confirm.
  • 484 - Keep Trying, held by J.B. Lewis. 480 is held by Andrew Bennett and Jeffrey Bardon; more details on the level's page.
  • 789 - Cloner's Maze, held by David Stolp. 785 is held by J.B. Lewis; there are no other partial confirms.
  • 424 - Key Color, held by David Stolp. 419 is held by Jeffrey Bardon.

(MS) unconfirmed bold times, originally untimed[edit]

Because there are no untimed levels in the set, CCLP2 (and CCLXP2) will never have an unconfirmed or joint bold on an untimed level.

(MS) Melinda times[edit]

(MS) joint bolds[edit]

CCLXP2 unconfirmed bold times[edit]

  • 75 - Dangers of Fire and Beasts, held by J.B. Lewis. 74 is held by Eddy Limb and Ruben Spaans.
  • 280 - Madness II, held by J.B. Lewis. 279 is held by Eddy Limb.
  • 444 - Checkerboard I, held by J.B. Lewis. 440 is held by Miika Toukola.
  • 453 - Abandoned Mines, held by J.B. Lewis. 452 is held by Ruben Spaans.
  • 740 - Checkerboard II, held by J.B. Lewis. 722 is held by Ruben Spaans.
  • 194 - Yet Another Puzzle, held by J.B. Lewis. 193 is held by Miika Toukola.
  • 569 - Blocked Trap, held by J.B. Lewis. 568 is held by Eddy Limb.
  • 743 - BlockSlide, held by J.B. Lewis. 738 is held by Eddy Limb.
  • 341 - Switch Hit, held by J.B. Lewis. 339 is held by Eddy Limb.
  • 484 - Patrolled, held by J.B. Lewis. 483 is held by Ruben Spaans.
  • 326 - Run-a-Muck, held by J.B. Lewis. 325 is held by Ruben Spaans.
  • 869 - Cloner's Maze, held by J.B. Lewis. 823 is held by Ruben Spaans.
  • 547 - Neptune, held by J.B. Lewis. 544 is held by Ruben Spaans.

CCLXP2 joint bolds[edit]

  • 818 - Block Maze, by Jeffrey Bardon and James Anderson.

CCLP3[edit]

CCLP3 (MS) unconfirmed bold times[edit]

  • 132 - Fireball Tourism, held by David Stolp. 129 is held by Kacper Leszczyński.
  • 506 - Mediterranean, held by Jeffrey Bardon. 504 is held by J.B. Lewis.
  • 220 - We'll Be Right Back, held by David Stolp. 211 is held by Jeffrey Bardon.
  • 621 - Grand Prix, held by David Stolp. The previous bold was 574, a joint bold by James Anderson, Jeffrey Bardon, J.B. Lewis, and Shane Climenhaga.
  • 816 - Vulcan, held by J.B. Lewis. 806 is held by David Stolp.
  • 560 - Rotation, held by David Stolp. 554 is held by J.B. Lewis.
  • 337 - Bug Arranging, held by David Stolp. The previous bold of 336 was first scored by J.B. Lewis.
  • 513 - Avalanche, held by Miika Toukola. 512 is held by J.B. Lewis.

(MS) unconfirmed bold times, originally untimed[edit]

(MS) joint bolds[edit]

(Lynx) unconfirmed bold times[edit]

  • 239 - Red, Green and Blue, held by Eddy Limb. 220 is held by J.B. Lewis.
  • 126 - Fireball Tourism, held by Jeffrey Bardon. 124 is held by J.B. Lewis.
  • 500 - Complex, held by Ruben Spaans. 498 is held by Eddy Limb.
  • 224 - Billiards, held by Eddy Limb. 223 is held by J.B. Lewis and Ruben Spaans.
  • 507 - Maginot Line, held by J.B. Lewis. 505 is held by Eddy Limb.
  • 360 - Triple Alarm, held by J.B. Lewis. 359 is held by Ruben Spaans and Eddy Limb.
  • 552 - Lazy Hourglass, held by J.B. Lewis. 549 is held by Miika Toukola.
  • 397 - Hidden Depths, held by J.B. Lewis. 396 is held by Eddy Limb.
  • 606 - Bustin' Out, held by Eddy Limb. 602 is held by J.B. Lewis.
  • 630 - Mice Are Good for Something, held by J.B. Lewis. 628 is held by Miika Toukola and Eddy Limb.
  • 391 - Obstacle Course, held by J.B. Lewis. 387 is held by Eddy Limb.
  • 712 - Investment, held by Miika Toukola. 710 is held by J.B. Lewis.
  • 652 - Water Trap, held by J.B. Lewis. 646 is held by Eddy Limb.
  • 432 - Divide and Conquer, held by J.B. Lewis. 430 is held by Eddy Limb.
  • 318 - Four by Four, held by J.B. Lewis. 315 is held by Eddy Limb.
  • 834 - Think Tank, held by J.B. Lewis. 833 is held by Eddy Limb.
  • 215 - We'll Be Right Back, held by Eddy Limb. 209 is held by Jeffrey Bardon and J.B. Lewis.
  • 702 - Color Wheel, held by Eddy Limb. 699 is held by Miika Toukola and J.B. Lewis.
  • 512 - Grand Prix, held by Eddy Limb. 510 is held by J.B. Lewis.
  • 816 - Vulcan, held by Eddy Limb. 807 is held by J.B. Lewis.
  • 334 - Bug Arranging, held by Eddy Limb. 332 is held by J.B. Lewis and Miika Toukola.
  • 503 - Avalanche, held by Miika Toukola. 496 is held by J.B. Lewis.
  • 760 - Mr. McCallahan Presents, held by Eddy Limb. 759 is held by Miika Toukola and J.B. Lewis.

(Lynx) unconfirmed bold times, originally untimed[edit]

(Lynx) joint bolds[edit]

  • 480 - Elite, by Shane Climenhaga and Miika Toukola.

CCLP1[edit]

(MS) unconfirmed bold times[edit]

There are currently no unconfirmed bold times in CCLP1 under the MS ruleset.

(MS) unconfirmed bold times, originally untimed[edit]

There are current no unconfirmed bold times for untimed levels under the MS ruleset.

(MS) joint bolds[edit]

  • 343 - Chip's Checkers, by J.B. Lewis and Shane Climenhaga.
  • 837 - The Shifting Maze, by Miika Toukola and James Anderson.
  • 327 - Flame War, by Kacper Leszczyński and Jeffrey Bardon.
  • 505 - Carousel, by Miika Toukola, James Anderson, and J.B. Lewis.
  • 430 - California, by James Anderson, Jeffrey Bardon, J.B. Lewis, and Shane Climenhaga.

(MS) joint bolds, originally untimed[edit]

  • 846 - Badlands, by James Anderson and Jeffrey Bardon.

(Lynx) unconfirmed bold times[edit]

  • 286 - Klausswergner, held by J.B. Lewis. 285 is held by Miika Toukola, Eddy Limb, and Ruben Spaans.
  • 534 - Communism, held by Ruben Spaans. 533 is held by J.B. Lewis.
  • 253 - Blobs on a Plane, held by J.B. Lewis. Eddy Limb holds a 251 partial confirm.

(Lynx) unconfirmed bold times, originally untimed[edit]

  • 849 - Time Suspension, held by J.B. Lewis. 848 is held by Ruben Spaans.
  • 871 - Dynamite, held by J.B. Lewis. 864 is held by Ruben Spaans.

(Lynx) joint bolds[edit]

CCLP4[edit]

(MS) unconfirmed bold times[edit]

  • 465 - Frozen Over, held by David Stolp. 464 is held by Jeffrey Bardon and J.B. Lewis.

(MS) unconfirmed bold times, originally untimed[edit]

  • 886 - Lean Thinking, held by J.B. Lewis. Jeffrey Bardon holds an 872 partial confirm.

(MS) joint bolds[edit]

(Lynx) unconfirmed bold times[edit]

(Lynx) unconfirmed bold times, originally untimed[edit]

(Lynx) joint bolds[edit]

  • 278 - Empty Rooms, by J.B. Lewis and Tyler Sontag.
  • 772 - Jigsaw, by J.B. Lewis and Jeffrey Bardon.
  • 347 - Seeing Red, by Jeffrey Bardon and J.B. Lewis.

CC2[edit]

Unconfirmed bold times[edit]

  • 497 - Double Trouble, held by random 8. 496 is held by J.B. Lewis.
  • 303 - Room #9, held by J.B. Lewis. Ruben Spaans holds a 299 partial confirm.
  • 284 - Foursome, held by J.B. Lewis. Reynaldi Judianto holds a 282 partial confirm.
  • 791 - Fire and Ice, held by J.B. Lewis. Sharpeye468 holds a 783 partial confirm.
  • 658 - Logic Prison, held by random 8. 657 is held by J.B. Lewis, Ruben Spaans, and Reynaldi Judianto.
  • 408 - In & Out, held by random 8. Reynaldi Judianto holds a 407 partial confirm.
  • 416 - Melinda 911, held by random 8. 415 is held by J.B. Lewis and Ruben Spaans.
  • 397 - Practice to Perfect, held by random 8. 393 is held by J.B. Lewis.
  • 720 - Haunted Castle, held by J.B. Lewis. Ruben Spaans holds a 713 partial confirm.
  • 610 - Clear Out, held by J.B. Lewis. Ruben Spaans holds a 606 partial confirm.
  • 583 - Blocky Trouble, held by Ruben Spaans. 581 is held by J.B. Lewis.
  • 270 - Thinktank, held by random 8. 269 is held by J.B. Lewis.
  • 140 - Mine Challenge, held by J.B. Lewis. Ruben Spaans holds a 138 partial confirm.
  • 481 - Breaking the Ice, held by J.B. Lewis. 479 is held by Ruben Spaans.
  • 831 - In & Out II, held by random 8. 816 is held by J.B. Lewis.
  • 535 - Sea Queue, held by random 8. 534 is held by J.B. Lewis.
  • 504 - Endangered Species, held by random 8. 501 is held by J.B. Lewis, Ruben Spaans, and Reynaldi Judianto.
  • 321 - Clone, held by random 8. 320 is held by J.B. Lewis.
  • 186 - Dysphoria, held by random 8. 185 is held by Indyindeed and Ruben Spaans.
  • 87 - Spare Me, held by random 8. 85 is held by J.B. Lewis and Ruben Spaans.
  • 457 - Blockcombo 4, held by J.B. Lewis. random 8 holds a 446 partial confirm.
  • 529 - Room to Breathe, held by random 8. 528 is held by J.B. Lewis.

Unconfirmed bold scores[edit]

  • 48878 - Monty Haul, held by J.B. Lewis. 48818 is held by Ruben Spaans and random 8.
  • 66910 - Double Trouble, held by random 8. 66830 is held by J.B. Lewis.
  • 61530 - Room #9, held by J.B. Lewis. Ruben Spaans holds a 61490 partial confirm.
  • 62840 - Foursome, held by J.B. Lewis. Reynaldi Judianto holds a 62820 partial confirm.
  • 68910 - Fire and Ice, held by J.B. Lewis. Sharpeye468 holds a 68830 partial confirm.
  • 77080 - Logic Prison, held by random 8. 77070 is held by J.B. Lewis, Ruben Spaans, and Reynaldi Judianto.
  • 83580 - In & Out, held by random 8. Reynaldi Judianto holds a 83570 partial confirm.
  • 94450 - Melinda 911, held by random 8. 94440 is held by J.B. Lewis and Ruben Spaans.
  • 90160 - Practice to Perfect, held by random 8. 90120 is held by J.B. Lewis.
  • 95030 - Haunted Castle, held by J.B. Lewis. Ruben Spaans holds a 94980 partial confirm.
  • 92600 - Clear Out, held by J.B. Lewis. Ruben Spaans holds a 92560 partial confirm.
  • 95800 - Blocky Trouble, held by Ruben Spaans. 95790 is held by J.B. Lewis.
  • 90200 - Thinktank, held by random 8. 90190 is held by J.B. Lewis.
  • 94110 - Mine Challenge, held by J.B. Lewis. 93990 is held by Ruben Spaans.
  • 96190 - Breaking the Ice, held by J.B. Lewis. Ruben Spaans holds a 96170 partial confirm.
  • 99690 - In & Out II, held by random 8. 99500 is held by J.B. Lewis.
  • 98500 - Sea Queue, held by random 8. 98460 is held by J.B. Lewis.
  • 98540 - Endangered Species, held by random 8. 98510 is held by J.B. Lewis, Ruben Spaans, and Reynaldi Judianto.
  • 97210 - Clone, held by random 8. 97200 is held by J.B. Lewis.
  • 100670 - Dysphoria, held by random 8. 100660 is held by Indyindeed and Ruben Spaans.
  • 100410 - Spare Me, held by J.B. Lewis. random 8 holds a 100400 partial confirm.
  • 103070 - Blockcombo 4, held by J.B. Lewis. random 8 holds a 102960 partial confirm.

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