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The Contest Results Are In

Posted on June 6, 2014. Filed under: Contests |

The time has come to announce the results and winners of our first official book typing contest! There were 829 participants who completed a grand total of 43,056 races, cumulatively typing out over 2.5 million words on 25 passages from the book Worthless, Impossible and Stupid, at an average speed of 82 WPM (that’s about 520 hours or 21 days of typing)!

And now it’s my great pleasure to announce the winners! As you may recall from this blog post, there were two ways to qualify for a prize:

Top Contenders By Points Earned

For the purpose of this contest, points were calculated based on your WPM multiplied by the total number of words typed.

Rank Racer Points earned Avg. WPM Races completed Words typed Prize
1 dumdumbrulz 38,402,775 115 8344 343,507 $50
2 elusoryx 20,479,254 124 2564 166,973 $30
3 fightin_phils 14,824,314 158 1448 94,983 $20
4 neithan 6,297,661 79 1213 81,107
5 ceiba 4,571,493 79 874 58,889
6 kaqqy 4,413,194 104 661 42,970
7 lucean 3,315,830 85 552 39,113
8 whyuhefftobmad 3,025,890 73 625 42,389
9 violatorj7 2,985,308 115 449 26,492
10 dvorakmax 2,983,992 99 460 30,647

If you participated but didn’t make it to the top 10, you can still check where you stand in the full list of scores here!

Lottery Results

There were 442 participants who completed at least 10 races and thereby became eligible for the random prize drawing. We have conducted the drawing and compiled a list of contenders ranked by lowest lottery number. Over the coming days we will be emailing the contenders individually, in that order, to offer prizes while supplies last.

Disclaimer: Being on this list does not guarantee a prize, since there’s a limited number of prizes available, and other restrictions as described in the contest details (for example, we can’t mail books and T-shirts outside the United States).

Lottery # Racer Points earned Avg. WPM Races completed Words typed
1 darrive 59,983 74 13 822
2 hysteria111 47,806 54 12 894
3 bookspinner 60,971 91 10 678
4 tetsuro 128,423 92 18 1,393
5 bostikforever 56,254 71 10 801
6 kreuzfeld 40,676 69 11 594
7 weirdokeren 50,718 70 13 731
8 ruddy_dvorak 85,775 31 58 2,750
9 altobeast 64,470 93 11 712
10 crocket101 1,972,292 91 353 21,967
11 kiethuynh 49,485 72 11 702
12 prusswan 59,302 76 10 767
13 teddylie 283,365 104 41 2,752
14 billyluck 107,792 69 24 1,559
15 busey 95,751 65 19 1,476
16 diogop 51,441 86 12 634
17 maniaklord 35,384 56 11 640
18 vin_man101 81,602 70 20 1,194
19 muchtypewow 126,998 91 22 1,410
20 lindeman 56,694 80 11 709
21 buuvinhpro 60,147 77 10 784
22 asbah1 783,609 59 215 13,599
23 _faya_ 34,901 50 11 735
24 cosmonaut 238,858 93 45 2,567
25 inoahlot4 67,480 103 10 659
26 hifreeo 90,806 74 17 1,248
27 himanshujaju 95,168 68 25 1,407
28 azxuy 99,618 113 21 921
29 pieman353 68,614 90 11 772
30 gktek 1,032,565 114 143 9,122
31 effort0208 108,514 61 27 1,767
32 mrcizzo 49,857 101 10 503
33 kevinlizarraganunez 19,594 33 11 614
34 cyberwire 47,975 101 11 476
35 pshy0 610,701 79 129 7,715
36 kat198135 232,021 104 43 2,241
37 filaval 41,787 53 12 785
38 parlai 185,135 118 25 1,574
39 wasilsiddiqui 60,306 76 14 804
40 mayo_tp01 290,667 84 52 3,434

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Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to everyone who participated in this contest!

Please do let us know how you liked it and whether you’d be interested in more contests like this by leaving a comment:

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