Contests

September 2017 – Competition Results

Posted on October 1, 2017. Filed under: Contests, TypeRacer News |

Congrats to the September 2017 competition winners!

viellain (Profile / TRData)

WordRacer888 (Profile / TRData)

DeRoche1 (Profile / TRData)

With various TypeRacer marathon runs in September, ‚¶óūĚźĄūĚźāūĚźéū̟肶ė ‚¶ď‚ėĺ‚úĻ‚úĮūĚöÖūĚöíūĚöéūĚöēūĚöēūĚöé‚úĮ‚úĻ‚ėĹ‚¶Ē came in first place, completing over 25,000 races and becoming the first TypeRacer to achieve 1 million points in a monthly contest.

The full list of winners from September are below. Looking forward to seeing everyone on the track in October!

David (valikorTRData)

# Username Points Avg. speed Best speed Accuracy Races
1 viellain 1,142,533 86.4 WPM 204 WPM 98.00% 25172
2 wordracer888 782,754 124.2 WPM 170 WPM 98.30% 7014
3 deroche1 758,946 153.3 WPM 300 WPM 97.70% 6599
4 chimchimchim 369,278 117.0 WPM 163 WPM 98.20% 3521
5 modest_ked 367,990 131.6 WPM 216 WPM 97.10% 3314
6 mikerubby 317,123 71.4 WPM 109 WPM 96.80% 5209
7 pjayys 315,874 91.3 WPM 126 WPM 97.60% 3979
8 kayak1 280,721 116.5 WPM 172 WPM 97.50% 2690
9 thunberg123 277,777 115.8 WPM 168 WPM 98.20% 2855
10 vinniwooh 274,627 133.2 WPM 194 WPM 98.70% 4749
11 disclo5ure 271,543 150.1 WPM 218 WPM 98.80% 2401
12 wumpified8 265,723 136.2 WPM 193 WPM 97.60% 2180
13 dizo 244,025 74.4 WPM 101 WPM 97.90% 3741
14 susavile 220,000 85.0 WPM 119 WPM 97.80% 2916
15 primalknight 218,547 129.5 WPM 211 WPM 97.70% 2966
16 mcaso123 216,662 153.3 WPM 238 WPM 97.30% 2547
17 swaax 216,020 112.7 WPM 154 WPM 97.70% 2124
18 atthetop 206,197 122.5 WPM 214 WPM 97.00% 2470
19 oneguardsam 205,949 78.1 WPM 107 WPM 97.00% 3000
20 alpha_panda 204,413 140.6 WPM 229 WPM 98.50% 2404
21 get_a_lif3 188,317 115.0 WPM 160 WPM 97.90% 1849
22 volhosis 186,902 122.2 WPM 195 WPM 97.30% 2862
23 izzynew 185,572 174.5 WPM 227 WPM 98.60% 1191
24 khronic 185,000 106.9 WPM 196 WPM 97.90% 2029
25 mostlynonquit 184,230 156.5 WPM 243 WPM 97.90% 1633
26 neopergoss 184,113 104.1 WPM 133 WPM 98.40% 1964
27 vdud3 180,377 129.8 WPM 177 WPM 97.70% 1773
28 teiloq 179,270 103.9 WPM 134 WPM 97.80% 1922
29 vetlebg 178,517 79.0 WPM 119 WPM 98.00% 2623
30 xice 175,462 111.1 WPM 150 WPM 97.80% 1734
31 alyciahtollison 166,132 107.8 WPM 146 WPM 98.40% 1734
32 hassanatk 164,469 93.2 WPM 130 WPM 97.90% 2107
33 rportnoy 163,023 87.3 WPM 113 WPM 98.70% 2192
34 mc0sta 153,486 60.1 WPM 84 WPM 96.80% 3074
35 elhipercubo 153,279 116.6 WPM 151 WPM 98.40% 1454
36 stewiegriffin666 149,664 94.9 WPM 140 WPM 97.40% 1874
37 nameless337 147,260 132.8 WPM 162 WPM 99.30% 1233
38 shefakala 144,301 95.4 WPM 131 WPM 96.60% 1830
39 ixiblackbirdixi 143,054 65.9 WPM 98 WPM 96.70% 2558
40 kevinu 135,837 89.1 WPM 141 WPM 95.80% 1717
41 newkeyboardlove 135,013 136.9 WPM 232 WPM 98.50% 1817
42 ultrashibe 134,473 121.6 WPM 179 WPM 97.00% 2456
43 kamikrazy 133,835 125.2 WPM 162 WPM 98.20% 1189
44 notglacier 133,757 125.1 WPM 173 WPM 97.60% 1289
45 _the_bacon 131,409 104.6 WPM 167 WPM 96.00% 1622
46 fourshademk2 131,349 116.4 WPM 152 WPM 98.60% 1274
47 ifeelhyper 129,797 111.0 WPM 158 WPM 98.00% 1356
48 bblaise 128,580 137.3 WPM 193 WPM 99.10% 1093
49 memegod01 128,288 63.4 WPM 98 WPM 96.50% 2377
50 d0wny 126,610 82.1 WPM 125 WPM 95.10% 1756
51 jeehoonoh 121,811 139.9 WPM 175 WPM 98.80% 1128
52 siddharthkurnal 121,029 62.7 WPM 89 WPM 95.80% 2314
53 panikooooos 119,985 76.9 WPM 111 WPM 96.20% 1818
54 hovermind 118,503 128.3 WPM 155 WPM 99.30% 1052
55 meetdavda 118,493 99.2 WPM 167 WPM 96.80% 2494
56 phmi 117,059 70.4 WPM 94 WPM 97.40% 1983
57 amun 115,357 125.4 WPM 166 WPM 98.40% 1015
58 mark40511 114,759 115.5 WPM 153 WPM 99.20% 1415
59 hateself 114,661 91.9 WPM 135 WPM 97.70% 1376
60 jungyeon 114,493 108.0 WPM 166 WPM 96.70% 1210
61 cr0cka 113,610 113.7 WPM 168 WPM 96.60% 2309
62 jooooooo 113,305 76.0 WPM 110 WPM 94.90% 1790
63 arzr 112,770 75.0 WPM 99 WPM 97.00% 1769
64 himajintyper 110,912 113.7 WPM 149 WPM 98.00% 1070
65 oooyay 110,765 98.9 WPM 132 WPM 97.40% 1243
66 zemihd 110,302 82.0 WPM 152 WPM 97.00% 1586
67 xrxr 106,747 85.2 WPM 126 WPM 96.00% 1437
68 natfx7 104,645 74.1 WPM 101 WPM 97.10% 1788
69 thebrownfoxquicklyjumpsoverthe 104,071 134.4 WPM 188 WPM 97.80% 899
70 maxzims 103,132 82.7 WPM 118 WPM 96.30% 1418
71 miket349 102,701 102.9 WPM 144 WPM 98.00% 1175
72 breezybuster 102,174 90.5 WPM 137 WPM 97.20% 1277
73 uniracer 101,819 97.2 WPM 121 WPM 99.10% 1158
74 atrain742 101,231 104.7 WPM 138 WPM 98.00% 1103
75 boerewors 101,180 103.9 WPM 137 WPM 97.80% 1081
76 tencion 99,708 104.6 WPM 146 WPM 96.80% 1086
77 mako640 99,664 154.9 WPM 188 WPM 99.10% 707
78 steviebeans 98,587 89.0 WPM 129 WPM 95.30% 1230
79 cononcus 98,286 107.5 WPM 157 WPM 97.90% 1020
80 ksydry_nt_pbt 97,582 90.7 WPM 126 WPM 97.30% 1225
81 freakinnickp 97,280 98.4 WPM 134 WPM 98.20% 1192
82 mattbierwirth 97,245 103.5 WPM 137 WPM 97.20% 1038
83 codedeft 96,745 103.6 WPM 124 WPM 99.10% 1062
84 ajdx88 96,637 91.0 WPM 140 WPM 96.80% 1173
85 krakatoafoon 95,960 99.7 WPM 128 WPM 98.60% 1058
86 darkmonk 95,811 115.4 WPM 176 WPM 97.60% 928
87 jrc07 95,748 92.1 WPM 157 WPM 97.40% 1786
88 gochoo 95,449 89.6 WPM 126 WPM 97.80% 1165
89 rugoso 94,794 92.3 WPM 128 WPM 97.60% 1177
90 hujala 94,209 155.3 WPM 222 WPM 98.60% 836
91 etiennescott 93,691 116.1 WPM 154 WPM 98.40% 912
92 rdtomgrcr 93,613 69.1 WPM 97 WPM 96.30% 1593
93 wrfc627 93,380 94.8 WPM 121 WPM 98.20% 1111
94 fasting 93,136 96.0 WPM 129 WPM 98.60% 1070
95 merebanana 92,454 102.7 WPM 129 WPM 98.50% 1000
96 kyeavnign 92,321 113.9 WPM 152 WPM 97.80% 951
97 bufoviridis 92,023 78.1 WPM 105 WPM 97.20% 1341
98 krisco 90,347 121.0 WPM 155 WPM 98.30% 1159
99 tshafer3 90,044 104.7 WPM 143 WPM 98.10% 970
100 phlofy 89,971 107.5 WPM 142 WPM 97.10% 931
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August 2017 Competition Results

Posted on September 6, 2017. Filed under: Contests, Stats, TypeRacer News |

See recent news about the new Competition Awards feature, and drop by the TypeRacer Discord chat to connect with other typists! 

Congrats to TypeRacer’s August 2017 competition winners!

WordRacer888 (Profile / TRData)

Chimchimchim (Profile / TRData)

Pjayys (Profile / TRData)

In August, WordRacer888 dominated with 620,240 points, coming in over 200,000 points ahead of the next racer. Chimchimchim is a long-time TypeRacer legend and we’re glad to see him back on the site and typing up a storm, coming in second out of the hundreds of thousands of users who raced this month. As for Pjayys, we’re excited to see that fast typists outside the top 1% now have a chance to win on a more inclusive TypeRacer site — one of the goals for our rolling out the Points and Competitions features. Congrats!

The top-100 are listed below. Congrats to everyone — looking forward to seeing you on the track in September!

David (valikor)

TypeRacer

Username Points  Avg. speed Best speed Accuracy Races
1 wordracer888 620,240 123.3 WPM 169 WPM 98.4% 5626
2 chimchimchim United States flag 418,640 115.8 WPM 165 WPM 98.1% 4131
3 pjayys United States flag 397,735 88.0 WPM 118 WPM 97.6% 5140
4 typingartist2 Bosnia And Herzegovina flag 383,871 147.7 WPM 206 WPM 98.0% 3055
5 bblaise Canada flag 351,537 138.1 WPM 192 WPM 99.0% 3134
6 oooyay United States flag 271,887 94.1 WPM 134 WPM 97.1% 3233
7 ultrashibe Ireland flag 246,676 118.5 WPM 180 WPM 97.0% 4158
8 modest_ked United States flag 245,952 132.2 WPM 220 WPM 97.3% 2417
9 vinniwooh Canada flag 242,717 130.2 WPM 188 WPM 98.6% 3725
10 atthetop United States flag 240,046 121.4 WPM 215 WPM 96.9% 3061
11 dizo Tanzania, United Republic Of flag 239,694 74.0 WPM 103 WPM 97.9% 3690
12 khronic United States flag 223,622 106.0 WPM 193 WPM 97.7% 2421
13 mark40511 United States flag 207,607 109.3 WPM 160 WPM 99.0% 2148
14 tencion Australia flag 202,495 102.6 WPM 143 WPM 97.1% 2230
15 shefakala Philippines flag 199,662 80.5 WPM 118 WPM 95.8% 2876
16 d0wny United States flag 193,813 79.0 WPM 134 WPM 95.1% 2853
17 swaax Denmark flag 192,578 121.3 WPM 160 WPM 98.0% 1776
18 amun United States flag 191,505 127.4 WPM 184 WPM 98.3% 1753
19 smarmyraptor United States flag 190,416 85.9 WPM 139 WPM 96.3% 2559
20 playscrabble United States flag 186,194 131.4 WPM 175 WPM 98.3% 1597
21 erikjscott United States flag 185,955 149.1 WPM 205 WPM 98.7% 1405
22 vdud3 United States flag 185,542 127.0 WPM 164 WPM 97.8% 1849
23 gochoo 183,544 89.0 WPM 121 WPM 97.7% 2367
24 jessegarcia United States flag 179,348 137.6 WPM 189 WPM 98.0% 1488
25 hateself France flag 172,577 87.8 WPM 131 WPM 97.9% 2254
26 fastermart Canada flag 171,597 106.8 WPM 171 WPM 97.8% 1820
27 p0sh United States flag 169,730 133.7 WPM 220 WPM 98.6% 1838
28 mattbierwirth United States flag 168,916 100.2 WPM 138 WPM 97.0% 1889
29 disclo5ure Australia flag 168,720 151.0 WPM 214 WPM 99.0% 1454
30 kimjongillmatic United States flag 165,448 100.9 WPM 139 WPM 98.3% 1870
31 mikerubby Poland flag 158,538 67.7 WPM 99 WPM 97.1% 2767
32 thunberg123 Sweden flag 157,750 117.7 WPM 163 WPM 98.2% 1571
33 leszczyn Poland flag 155,929 67.0 WPM 102 WPM 96.6% 2726
34 trueybluey United States flag 154,714 123.6 WPM 171 WPM 98.7% 1407
35 wintersnowmagick United States flag 150,442 130.0 WPM 171 WPM 98.5% 1456
36 bambusnippel Germany flag 141,467 74.4 WPM 108 WPM 97.0% 2199
37 siglemic 140,164 120.0 WPM 162 WPM 98.6% 1347
38 miket349 United States flag 140,046 102.2 WPM 143 WPM 97.9% 1525
39 kyeavnign Australia flag 139,134 111.0 WPM 154 WPM 97.7% 1464
40 alyciahtollison United States flag 138,448 108.9 WPM 145 WPM 98.3% 1438
41 arenasnow2 United States flag 136,956 177.1 WPM 231 WPM 98.8% 850
42 oneguardsam United States flag 136,824 78.8 WPM 104 WPM 96.9% 2000
43 thebrownfoxquicklyjumpsoverthe Ireland flag 136,536 131.8 WPM 184 WPM 97.7% 1212
44 tajiracer Japan flag 135,674 104.3 WPM 160 WPM 98.7% 1642
45 stewiegriffin666 United States flag 135,530 92.5 WPM 138 WPM 97.1% 1711
46 realf0rce Hong Kong flag 134,735 117.5 WPM 162 WPM 97.9% 1375
47 apoorv16 United States flag 134,614 62.9 WPM 95 WPM 97.2% 2528
48 jlachney United States flag 133,210 122.5 WPM 215 WPM 97.2% 1488
49 hujala United Kingdom flag 130,707 152.6 WPM 216 WPM 98.7% 1158
50 newkeyboardlove India flag 125,145 127.6 WPM 217 WPM 98.0% 1667
51 gates250 United Kingdom flag 124,992 53.2 WPM 81 WPM 95.2% 2981
52 neopergoss United States flag 124,370 101.9 WPM 131 WPM 98.4% 1368
53 mercury80 Malaysia flag 123,121 77.3 WPM 110 WPM 96.5% 1834
54 stagadoosh Israel flag 119,816 98.4 WPM 132 WPM 96.5% 1376
55 tshafer3 United States flag 116,400 103.8 WPM 133 WPM 98.0% 1270
56 mako640 United States flag 115,850 154.5 WPM 189 WPM 99.2% 855
57 phmi Kazakhstan flag 115,506 67.7 WPM 95 WPM 97.3% 2018
58 ronakkaria India flag 114,549 64.5 WPM 98 WPM 96.1% 2120
59 aguilardenehra United States flag 114,203 60.0 WPM 82 WPM 97.3% 2304
60 hlbentz Philippines flag 113,312 124.9 WPM 154 WPM 98.6% 1036
61 valikor China flag 112,784 136.5 WPM 173 WPM 98.5% 962
62 tony82890 United States flag 109,712 118.8 WPM 161 WPM 98.5% 1098
63 mathandphysicsftw Singapore flag 108,368 132.2 WPM 174 WPM 98.3% 959
64 vincehardy2 China flag 108,143 147.6 WPM 214 WPM 98.6% 880
65 andreaak00 Italy flag 106,529 142.7 WPM 199 WPM 98.6% 1142
66 the__cpl United States flag 105,750 119.1 WPM 166 WPM 98.6% 1036
67 cippo Romania flag 105,655 103.7 WPM 135 WPM 97.3% 1292
68 cslarsenhhkb Norway flag 104,451 111.8 WPM 163 WPM 98.0% 1070
69 krisco United States flag 103,416 122.5 WPM 157 WPM 98.5% 1129
70 argyrwnt Greece flag 103,286 59.9 WPM 83 WPM 97.2% 2071
71 dufour Canada flag 102,749 90.2 WPM 113 WPM 99.6% 1731
72 pokenonquit United States flag 102,584 130.2 WPM 181 WPM 98.1% 1266
73 get_a_lif3 United States flag 101,518 110.8 WPM 147 WPM 97.8% 1032
74 manithan India flag 101,372 55.3 WPM 81 WPM 95.7% 2294
75 yoojeen United States flag 100,561 126.0 WPM 166 WPM 97.7% 963
76 kayak1 United States flag 98,874 120.3 WPM 170 WPM 97.8% 918
77 rdtomgrcr Sweden flag 98,618 65.9 WPM 90 WPM 96.5% 1769
78 nishimasa Japan flag 97,869 62.7 WPM 100 WPM 97.1% 1851
79 alanis Romania flag 97,814 115.8 WPM 164 WPM 97.8% 956
80 jaseem786 India flag 97,703 56.9 WPM 87 WPM 95.6% 2201
81 wumpified8 United States flag 97,215 131.7 WPM 173 WPM 97.7% 830
82 vawl United States flag 96,162 54.4 WPM 76 WPM 96.6% 2210
83 employ Australia flag 95,665 71.3 WPM 96 WPM 98.2% 1565
84 tereterna Netherlands flag 94,615 114.8 WPM 145 WPM 98.0% 918
85 alishah110 Pakistan flag 94,530 51.1 WPM 76 WPM 93.8% 2413
86 crims0nking Israel flag 94,189 110.8 WPM 155 WPM 97.8% 958
87 ppubalo United States flag 93,506 82.6 WPM 125 WPM 97.9% 1294
88 chocolatepuma Gibraltar flag 93,439 69.5 WPM 96 WPM 96.7% 1558
89 natfx7 India flag 93,246 74.2 WPM 111 WPM 97.0% 1458
90 phlofy Panama flag 92,706 103.3 WPM 139 WPM 96.8% 1018
91 numdegased United States flag 92,600 79.4 WPM 103 WPM 97.3% 1325
92 steviebeans United Kingdom flag 92,121 87.1 WPM 133 WPM 95.3% 1179
93 elements_in_space Australia flag 90,890 51.5 WPM 78 WPM 94.9% 2248
94 raoof Iran, Islamic Republic Of flag 90,588 116.3 WPM 162 WPM 98.0% 1010
95 grotesquevinny 89,990 111.6 WPM 167 WPM 97.6% 920
96 moisturemob United States flag 89,966 113.4 WPM 135 WPM 99.0% 901
97 smelons United States flag 89,478 101.7 WPM 163 WPM 97.6% 1032
98 encasedthought United States flag 89,282 84.4 WPM 146 WPM 96.4% 1190
99 tristanhilton85 United States flag 88,654 89.2 WPM 119 WPM 97.8% 1179
100 intyper Japan flag 88,280 104.0 WPM 143 WPM 98.4% 977
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TypeRacerData’s TypeRacer Championship June-July 2017 Results

Posted on August 19, 2017. Filed under: Contests, Stats, TypeRacer News |

Hi all,

In our last blog post, we shared the results of the champion typists from July, which were identified using our new Competitions and Points features. Today we’re sharing the results from the June and July competitions on www.typeracerdata.com ‘s “TypeRacer Championship”.

TypeRacer Championship – The leaders of the August 2017 competition, as of 8/19.

For those who haven’t heard of it before, this is a third-party TypeRacer competition hosted by Noah (lichahfox). The TypeRacer Championship has users compete on a monthly basis for high scores on a limited number of texts (usually 3 each month), and we’d recommend it to typists who enjoy practicing and refining their skills by practicing specific texts until reaching mastery.

In June and July, Sean Wrona (arenasnow) won again.

Click to see the replay of Sean Wrona’s top score on a medium-length quote on the TypeRacerData TypeRacer Championship, July 2017:

See Sean Wrona’s replay (211wpm) – Click Here

In other news, we reached a new site-wide speed record among racers competing using Stenography software such as the free Plover Steno. Congrats to Mirabai (ploversteno) for reaching 350wpm!

This ¬†incident also prompted us to lift the maximum speed allowed on the site before users are automatically disqualified for cheating (from 350wpm to 450wpm). More details on the TypeRacer Data Championship are outlined in Noah’s announcement, which I’m pasting below.

Congrats to the winners! To enroll in the TypeRacer Championship and hopefully win some cool prizes, click here: TypeRacer Championship – Participate

David (valikor)

TypeRacer

 

 

June and July results – TypeRacerData’s TypeRacer Championship 2017

Dear Championship Typists,

Another month is in the books! With the conclusion of July 2017, more than half of the year has passed, and still no one has dethroned Sean Wrona. Will someone rise to the challenge in the coming months?
June
In the stenography field, Mirabai set a new TypeRacer record by achieving a remarkable 350 wpm on the longest text of the month. TypeRacer does not even allow 350 wpm races to be recorded for anti-cheat purposes, prompting me to petition the administration to raise the limit as we push the speed boundaries. I am happy to report that the limit has now been raised! However, Mirabai’s score was not enough to defeat John, who won the month 98.91 to 97.88, triumphing in a rematch of May’s photo finish.
The prize-winners of June 2017 are as follows:
1. Sean Wrona (arenasnow) – $30
2. Kathy (florentine) – $15
3. VinceHardy (vincemiller) – $10
8. Taro Yada (yada) – Premium account
11. Loc Tran (panda_saurus) – Premium account
25. Kanto-Dream (kanto) – Premium account
31. José Ramón Vidal (jrvidal) РPremium account
55. halfbloodprince – Premium account
As a reminder, the brackets for randomly selected premium account winners were ranks 4-8, 9-16, 17-28, 29-44, and 45-89. I used random.org to select the winners.
You can find the full results here: http://www.typeracerdata.com/championship/archives/?round=6
July
Because we did not release a news update for the July competition, we kept the prize structure the same as that which was announced for June. While Kathy made a late run, eventually Sean reclaimed his lead and won for the seventh time in a row.
The prize-winners of July 2017 are as follows:
1. Sean Wrona (arenasnow) – $30
2. Kathy (florentine) – $15
3. Izzy (blade5468) – $10
4. VinceHardy (vincemiller) – Premium account
10. Andrea Ak (andreaak00) – Premium account
20. Jon Lachney (jlachney) – Premium account
43. Leo Obispado (ljrobispado) – Premium account
58. Riley (catcannon) – Premium account
You can find the full results here: http://www.typeracerdata.com/championship/archives/?round=7
August
The August Championship launched today and I invite you to participate using the Championship universe: http://play.typeracer.com/?universe=championship
The prizes for August 2017 have changed format and are as follows:
1st place: $10
3rd place: $9
5th place: $8
7th place: $7
9th place: $6
11th place: $5
13th place: $4
15th place: $3
17th place: $2
19th place: $1
21th place to the end: Three randomly selected typists will receive one free premium account.
Happy racing!
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July 2017 Competition Results

Posted on August 13, 2017. Filed under: Contests, Stats, TypeRacer News |

Results of daily, weekly, monthly, and annual contests are now searchable.

In July we introduced the concepts of Points and Competitions. ¬†Starting this week, TypeRacers can find historical competition results in Pit Stop, under the newly-created “Competition” tab.

 

Congrats to this month’s champions erikjscott (TRData), bblaise (TRData) jlachney (TRData), playscrabble (TRData), and vixt (TRData). The full list of the top-100 point earners in July is below. To congratulate our first monthly champion, we’re offering erikjscott a $15 prize. Congrats Erik and thanks for racing TypeRacer!

 

For more TypeRacer statistics, remember to check out the third party TypeRacer stats center¬†TRData.com¬†to see how many different TypeRacer texts you’ve typed, check the difficulty of different texts, and track your improvement in even more detail.

 

See you on the track!
David (valikor) (TRData)
Username Points  Avg. speed Best speed Accuracy Races
1 erikjscott United States flag 133,865 145.2 WPM 219 WPM 98.7% 1113
2 bblaise Canada flag 125,339 138.8 WPM 183 WPM 99.0% 1090
3 jlachney United States flag 114,565 119.6 WPM 196 WPM 97.3% 931
4 playscrabble United States flag 108,781 131.9 WPM 182 WPM 98.3% 920
5 vixt Australia flag 106,303 91.9 WPM 131 WPM 96.5% 1316
6 fastermart Canada flag 102,641 108.1 WPM 159 WPM 97.8% 964
7 atthetop United States flag 81,944 121.3 WPM 213 WPM 96.8% 991
8 wordracer888 79,892 124.9 WPM 170 WPM 98.2% 722
9 alanis Romania flag 75,709 112.2 WPM 156 WPM 97.8% 775
10 typingartist2 Bosnia And Herzegovina flag 72,901 148.3 WPM 205 WPM 98.1% 578
11 oooyay United States flag 70,907 92.6 WPM 120 WPM 97.1% 868
12 jessegarcia United States flag 70,849 135.3 WPM 186 WPM 97.7% 609
13 tereterna Netherlands flag 63,439 112.0 WPM 145 WPM 98.0% 639
14 elusoryx Singapore flag 60,809 136.6 WPM 174 WPM 98.5% 514
15 tesla_diesel Canada flag 58,696 120.4 WPM 153 WPM 98.7% 522
16 ultrashibe Ireland flag 57,669 118.3 WPM 168 WPM 96.7% 807
17 shariqueahmer India flag 56,051 111.6 WPM 156 WPM 95.9% 570
18 chimchimchim United States flag 55,803 113.4 WPM 149 WPM 98.1% 547
19 pokenonquit United States flag 55,568 130.6 WPM 172 WPM 98.1% 703
20 crdm0 Guyana flag 53,443 132.7 WPM 191 WPM 98.2% 500
21 get_a_lif3 United States flag 47,044 112.0 WPM 141 WPM 97.7% 477
22 stewiegriffin666 United States flag 46,900 89.4 WPM 125 WPM 97.1% 616
23 khronic United States flag 44,990 107.4 WPM 155 WPM 97.9% 520
24 amun United States flag 43,879 128.5 WPM 179 WPM 98.2% 391
25 ronakkaria India flag 43,655 63.0 WPM 87 WPM 96.4% 829
26 mark40511 United States flag 41,777 106.5 WPM 147 WPM 98.7% 439
27 moisturemob United States flag 41,252 112.7 WPM 135 WPM 99.0% 430
28 micqsenoch Antarctica flag 41,192 104.4 WPM 145 WPM 98.0% 453
29 umang1998 India flag 40,984 95.7 WPM 118 WPM 97.8% 515
30 ppubalo India flag 40,966 86.4 WPM 117 WPM 98.0% 535
31 adnan11 Bangladesh flag 40,701 71.8 WPM 97 WPM 95.7% 670
32 arturtle United States flag 36,301 69.1 WPM 95 WPM 96.5% 624
33 acenonquit Israel flag 36,091 168.2 WPM 212 WPM 98.4% 244
34 x101 Australia flag 35,525 76.4 WPM 96 WPM 97.1% 540
35 teiloq United States flag 35,514 100.5 WPM 126 WPM 97.4% 387
36 licahfox United States flag 35,230 157.2 WPM 193 WPM 99.3% 267
37 vinniwooh Canada flag 33,883 132.6 WPM 175 WPM 98.7% 404
38 xice Canada flag 33,350 110.0 WPM 148 WPM 97.6% 351
39 arenasnow2 United States flag 33,143 183.1 WPM 224 WPM 99.0% 200
40 white_fire United States flag 32,734 70.0 WPM 105 WPM 96.0% 555
41 uberkelium Japan flag 32,311 160.0 WPM 197 WPM 98.8% 223
42 quitsallraces 31,976 108.6 WPM 153 WPM 97.5% 337
43 hateself France flag 30,600 83.0 WPM 118 WPM 97.9% 422
44 fr33z3r Philippines flag 30,403 100.7 WPM 151 WPM 97.0% 348
45 leszczyn Poland flag 30,344 61.0 WPM 95 WPM 96.4% 587
46 silverhats United States flag 29,573 71.4 WPM 95 WPM 97.6% 475
47 apoorv16 Canada flag 29,243 57.3 WPM 84 WPM 96.5% 623
48 swaax Denmark flag 28,347 116.8 WPM 151 WPM 97.9% 273
49 kimjongillmatic United States flag 28,157 102.9 WPM 132 WPM 98.4% 308
50 miket349 United States flag 27,875 102.0 WPM 129 WPM 98.0% 300
51 iconoclasmic Canada flag 27,144 110.1 WPM 140 WPM 98.2% 289
52 sufyandaredevil 26,979 74.0 WPM 97 WPM 96.0% 417
53 mattbierwirth United States flag 26,134 100.7 WPM 129 WPM 97.1% 297
54 dufour Canada flag 25,667 84.4 WPM 110 WPM 99.2% 380
55 tony82890 United States flag 25,528 117.2 WPM 167 WPM 98.3% 260
56 tshafer3 United States flag 25,446 101.6 WPM 148 WPM 97.9% 280
57 cippo Romania flag 25,212 102.2 WPM 139 WPM 97.2% 324
58 leejaypiqq United States flag 25,150 104.5 WPM 129 WPM 99.2% 276
59 jackracer23 Singapore flag 25,113 83.1 WPM 115 WPM 97.3% 342
60 henville12 United States flag 24,318 80.0 WPM 109 WPM 96.1% 346
61 rngy United States flag 24,106 84.8 WPM 119 WPM 96.2% 327
62 tamdrit Viet Nam flag 23,949 77.5 WPM 107 WPM 99.1% 357
63 gochoo 23,938 87.8 WPM 110 WPM 97.6% 300
64 hassanatk Pakistan flag 23,449 88.8 WPM 114 WPM 98.0% 318
65 pacebar 23,353 128.5 WPM 165 WPM 98.2% 207
66 vawl United States flag 23,244 50.0 WPM 81 WPM 96.3% 616
67 nom3rcy1 United States flag 23,151 78.2 WPM 113 WPM 96.2% 353
68 indigo_july United States flag 22,800 94.6 WPM 119 WPM 97.8% 292
69 florentine United States flag 22,791 171.8 WPM 243 WPM 98.6% 151
70 bambusnippel Germany flag 22,766 67.7 WPM 90 WPM 96.6% 393
71 thebrownfoxquicklyjumpsoverthe Ireland flag 22,645 130.8 WPM 166 WPM 97.8% 196
72 norman0123 Philippines flag 22,558 87.6 WPM 134 WPM 97.5% 293
73 knownzone United Kingdom flag 21,922 54.6 WPM 85 WPM 95.2% 503
74 crims0nking Israel flag 21,864 110.2 WPM 162 WPM 97.8% 220
75 languor Germany flag 21,662 127.1 WPM 148 WPM 98.1% 195
76 dizo Tanzania, United Republic Of flag 21,373 73.7 WPM 101 WPM 98.0% 344
77 redbrd25 United States flag 20,475 67.9 WPM 98 WPM 98.4% 367
78 phmi Kazakhstan flag 20,355 68.3 WPM 84 WPM 97.4% 355
79 mikerubby Poland flag 20,125 65.9 WPM 89 WPM 97.4% 363
80 kylodan United States flag 20,103 106.4 WPM 125 WPM 99.2% 231
81 stillow2 Serbia flag 20,072 119.1 WPM 173 WPM 98.7% 192
82 oneguardsam United States flag 19,680 77.8 WPM 116 WPM 96.4% 300
83 rsn_007 India flag 19,418 133.3 WPM 154 WPM 98.7% 165
84 kailhreds United States flag 19,188 83.2 WPM 106 WPM 97.8% 256
85 mathandphysicsftw Singapore flag 18,975 132.1 WPM 165 WPM 98.3% 167
86 vincehardy2 China flag 18,741 143.0 WPM 176 WPM 98.3% 158
87 shoelegend88 United States flag 18,729 106.1 WPM 149 WPM 96.8% 197
88 emptyper United States flag 18,097 75.9 WPM 89 WPM 98.7% 268
89 anmolsaraswat India flag 17,730 65.7 WPM 91 WPM 95.0% 317
90 ixjnkeewnoxx Taiwan flag 17,656 100.6 WPM 129 WPM 97.7% 200
91 o2despo United States flag 17,611 65.9 WPM 85 WPM 97.3% 327
92 mightywuwei Philippines flag 17,469 80.1 WPM 108 WPM 96.5% 246
93 exdunn United States flag 17,384 103.8 WPM 137 WPM 98.7% 185
94 disclo5ure Australia flag 17,329 141.0 WPM 169 WPM 98.8% 141
95 im_rahi Bangladesh flag 17,095 83.1 WPM 104 WPM 97.2% 262
96 youm United States flag 17,033 68.3 WPM 88 WPM 96.9% 300
97 steviebeans United Kingdom flag 17,010 85.5 WPM 111 WPM 94.9% 228
98 krisco United States flag 16,919 119.0 WPM 143 WPM 98.5% 197
99 justin1013 United States flag 16,771 69.3 WPM 100 WPM 97.2% 284
100 kjaerbunny Serbia flag 16,755 87.1 WPM 108 WPM 98.1% 211
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TypeRacer Championship 2017 launched!

Posted on January 14, 2017. Filed under: Contests, Guest Column, Stats, TypeRacer News, Universes |

Happy New Year

Hi All – Happy belated New Year! On behalf of Typeracer I’d like to introduce our first (but hopefully not last) guest author on this blog. Noah (licahfox) is an old-timer on the site, and truly a top-rate typist. Back in Aug. 2008, the first month that Typeracer supported user accounts, and thus the beginning of all our data, Noah was the #1 typist, with an average of 160 wpm during that month. He also had the highest single score (213 wpm), a huge 50-60wpm higher than his next competitor.

I recall being one of the best racers myself (my 128 wpm average put me in 6th place in this timeframe, and I was the second most winning typist (982 wins) — second only to Bob Bongloaded (bob_bongloaded), who had an impressive 2,000+ wins! Noah was always able to beat me, but at least with his being a professional organist, I was okay with that!

In any case, later in the post we’re going to introduce a new exciting feature. The dedication of Typeracer’s fan base over the years has been inspiring to me, and the fact that we have a chance to collaborate with an old Typeracer fan who’s been playing since the beginning is completely ‘yuge, and we’re happy to be working with Noah to introduce this new feature. ¬†Let’s consider it Noah’s “Christmas present” to the Typeracer community – a engineering marvel for armchair software engineer Noah “Licahfox”, pulled off in all the spare time that he most certainly does not have.

It any case, since this “Christmas Present”, a new Typeracer contest format, is based on the Typeracerdata.com platform, we thought we’d announce Noah’s main TRData website here on our blog at the same time.

What is Typeracer Data?

Typeracerdata.com: It’s an awesome website for Typeracer fans and racers trying to track their progress. It’s also motivating, with statistics like “text bests” (the average of a user’s best race on each text). For me personally, this lets me view every race as an opportunity to beat my record on the individual text–regardless of how hard or easy it is–and effortlessly track my progress. This might help keep Typeracer fresh for some people. The rankings on the site are unofficial, since the database is incomplete by nature, but at least for the fastest typists, the data is largely complete and should be pretty accurate. And, the more the site is used, the more complete the data becomes!

The competition on Typeracer is heating up

One last thing I want to call-out before I turn you over to Noah is that I’m truly impressed with how the competitive environment on Typeracer has blossomed over the past 8 years. Noah had the fastest average in Aug. 2008 but is now #59! We now have racers such as “Typeracer Domination” Award-Winner Izzy (blade5468), Typeracer Hall-of-Fame 2016 nominee¬†Fyda, Romanian typing legend Andrei “Why didn’t anyone nominate me?” Cristescu (kakarotto), upcoming Sean-Wrona-challenger Shazzy (treiderik) ¬†are setting a very high bar, and it’s been a lot of fun racing with you guys in 2016 ūüôā

Here’s to 2017, and I shall pass you over to Noah. Anyone else interested in guest authoring can email me at david@typeracer.com, or message me on Typeracer. Thanks!

 David Pritts (valikor)

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Typeracer Championship 2017

By Guest author: Noah (licahfox)

 

Hi Typeracers,

We’ve launched a new competition called TypeRacer Championship 2017! Each month, the¬†Championship Universe¬†will contain a small number of texts, on which top typists will compete to see who can achieve the highest overall score; ¬†We award prizes to those who rise to the top, both for the monthly competitions and also for the overall winners of 2017.

For the current session of January 2017, which runs through the end of the month, TypeRacer will offer prizes as follows:

  • First place: $50
  • Second through fifth place: One free premium account for a chosen username

Many racers have already enrolled in the first Championship round, which began earlier this month. Whether you want to compete for a prize, or simply see how far you can climb up the rankings, we encourage you to participate this month in TypeRacer Championship 2017!

TypeRacer Championship 2017 Official Site

Hope you enjoy it!

Noah (licahfox)

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Winners of Typeracer 7th Anniversary Contest – and a new Typeracer World Record!

Posted on April 23, 2015. Filed under: Contests, TypeRacer News | Tags: |

Hi All, I’m pleased to announce the winners of Typeracer’s 7th anniversary typing contest! The details of that contest were outlined in our last blog post. To refresh everyone’s memory, in the 7 days starting from Apr. 7th, all racers¬†were given a score calculated by multiplying their average typing speed by the number of words typed during these 7 days; the users with the 7 highest scores have won a prize. Furthermore, all typists who completed at least 7 races during those 7 days were entered into a drawing, and 7 lucky winners were selected. Below are our champs¬†(note that #8 to #15 are “honorable mention”, and in italics):

# Racer Points earned Avg. WPM Races completed Words typed
1 erniechiew  16,363,180 122 2383 133,823
3 shoaib_shahnawaz  13,270,459 109 2146 120,725
4 nadel1232  8,631,589 111 1973 78,052
5 aaron_livefit  8,186,580 139 1256 59,220
6 elusoryx  7,470,999 131 1022 57,153
7 kevinski1  6,658,903 96 1536 70,374
8 lucean  5,635,020 97 1035 58,161
9 zoli 5,314,553 64 2200 83,091
10 janlonden  4,686,780 90 920 52,187
11 maximumchris2  4,401,835 142 846 31,162
12 tesla_diesel  4,283,196 116 668 37,122
13 aaindtharivalan_p  4,188,288 92 819 45,625
14 christhomas95  3,986,767 97 737 41,060
15 kellysgreens  3,897,979 126 863 31,255

We’ll be contacting #1 to #7 to ask what prize they prefer. A special congrats to our winner Ernie C (erniechiew), who completed 2,383 races¬†at an impressive average of 122 wpm!

Moving on now, below are the lottery winners, who were randomly selected from the pool of typists who completed at least 7 races in 7 days starting on Apr. 7th.

# Lucky Draw Winners
1 little_dino 
2 rovr 
3 tm_mad 
4 flyafyoungblood 
5 cvanskiver67 
6 ashikur11 
7 oscaroketch 

Congratulations to the winners–we’ll be contacting you via email to arrange the prize distribution. Thanks for participating, and happy birthday Typeracer!

-David Pritts (valikor)

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Celebrate Typeracer’s 7th Birthday with a Typing Contest!

Posted on April 7, 2015. Filed under: Contests, TypeRacer News |

This month¬†Typeracer will be celebrating its 7th birthday!¬†When I think of how old Typeracer is getting, the first thought that pops into my mind is that I must be getting old too! I started playing Typeracer when I was back in college. When I see some of the super-fast 16-year-olds on here nowadays, destroying me with their 150-160 wpm averages, it’s pretty terrifying. I suggested to Typeracer founder Alex, that we should¬†add a minimum age¬†requirement¬†to help me¬†win more races, but he vetoed that idea, saying something about not wanting to discourage competition?¬†Anyway… what we did agree on¬†is that we should do something to celebrate! After discussing the idea, we thought it’d be fun to run a simple contest this week. Last week, we added a bunch of new texts (submitted by our users), so this week, we’re going to give a special bonus to our users and give everyone a chance to win prizes by doing some races, and allow people to try the new texts.

Contest Details

Typeracer Keychain

Contest winners will have their choice of either this nifty flashlight keychain2 or a free premium account upgrade.

The contest is pretty simple! Starting on April 7th, we’re going to monitor everyone’s¬†races for 7 days. Anyone who does at least 7 races will be eligible to win prizes:¬†either a custom-built Typeracer key chain, or a free premium Typeracer subscription for 1 year. Here are the two ways you can win:

7 Winners by Total Points

We will multiply everyone’s speed by the number of words typed1. For example, if you type¬†3000 words, at an average of 60 wpm, then you’ll have 3000 x 60 = 180,000 points. The 7 users with the most points after 7 days will be eligible for a prize.

7 Winners by Lucky Draw

We’ll also generate a list of all users who do at least 7 races during the 7 days following April 7th. From this list, we’ll randomly select¬†7 more winners, who also will be eligible for a prize.

That’s it! The results will be announced here some time next¬†week. The winners, who will be notified individually by email, can choose which prize they want: a key chain2 or premium membership. We hope you’ll enjoy the new texts, and enjoy the contest!

David Pritts (valikor)

Notes

  1. We use the convention of 1 word = 5 characters for English text. Cheating (by using any program, script, or anything else) will disqualify you from this contest.
  2. Due to the high cost of international shipping, we can only ship the key chains within the United States, but everyone is eligible for the premium subscriptions. We will conduct the lottery on April 14, 2015, where each contestant who has completed 7 races will be assigned a random number.  We will be contacting the winners (starting with number 1, then 2,  and so on, to offer you a prize.

Let us know what you think!

Edit: Contest results have been posted here!

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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

Feedback

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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Win Prizes in TypeRacer’s First Official Book Contest

Posted on April 28, 2014. Filed under: Book Reviews, Contests |

Introduction


A couple of months ago I had the pleasure of attending a book talk by author¬†Daniel Isenberg¬†on his new book called¬†Worthless, Impossible and Stupid: How Contrarian Entrepreneurs Create and Capture Extraordinary Value¬†(Harvard Business Review Press, 2013). ¬†I was intrigued by the title, since I too, many years ago after I finished my degree, embarked on a mission that many, including my family and friends, would have seen as worthless, impossible, or stupid: to create the world’s first online multiplayer typing game, instead of pursuing a career as a software engineer at a stable company. ¬†Although I can’t claim that I’ve created anything like the¬†kind of “extraordinary value” that the book describes¬†(many¬†of the companies profiled by Daniel¬†grew from a small founding team,¬†little funding, and against the odds, into large, very profitable companies), I hope¬†that Typeracer did¬†provide some extraordinary value to the millions of visitors who have raced hundreds of times on our site over the years, increased¬†their typing speed, made new friends, and hopefully discovered some really great books, movies, and songs from typing the quotes I selected.

Daniel¬†conveyed some fascinating stories from around the world during his talk, but I have to admit that my mind was mainly preoccupied by two specific thoughts: 1) that I’m not a very good entrepreneur compared to these guys, and 2) that people who write books spend lots of time on the road promoting their work to very small groups of people: speaking, signing autographs, and giving away T-shirts in basements of bookstores (or in this case in the kitchen at the Cambridge Innovation¬†Center), while, it occurred to me, they could be reaching a much larger audience by placing their book quotes on typeracer.com¬†and sponsoring a typing contest ūüėČ

Feeling inspired to do something entrepreneurial and excited by the idea of procuring some sponsored prizes for the fans of typeracing, I approached Daniel at the end of the talk.  It turned out that Daniel is actually a fan of online typing games, since many years ago, even before I created Typeracer, typing helped him recover from a surgery.  Fortunately he liked the idea of sponsoring a book contest on Typeracer, and generously agreed to donate 3 hardcover books, a bunch of T-shirts, and some cash, towards prizes!

Contest Details

We’ve created a customized typing universe for this contest (follow this link), which works just like the main typeracer.com site, but contains only quotes from the book Worthless, Impossible and Stupid, hand-picked by the author. Beginning on May 1st, 2014, you will be able to¬†race there just as you would on , by clicking on “Enter a typing race” to be matched up with random opponents or “Race your friends” to race against people you invite. ¬†The only difference is that racing in this customized universe will make you eligible to win prizes based on the points you’ve earned.

There are two ways to win prizes in this contest: one will require just a bit of luck, and the other will take some skill and effort.

  1. Complete at least 10 races in the contest universe between May 1 and May 31, 2014 using your Typeracer account.  You will then be automatically entered to win your choice of either a hardcover copy of the book, a T-shirt, $15 cash2, or a free Typeracer premium membership for a year. Some restrictions apply.1
  2. Earn the most points in the contest universe between May 1 and May 31, 2014.  We will be using a new point-based scoring system here: you will earn points equal to the total number of words you typed, multiplied by your average typing speed.3 This scoring system is designed to give everyone a chance to compete for prizes: you can beat faster typists by completing more races.  The points will be calculated on June 1st, 2014, and the top 3 finishers will receive cash prizes: $50 for the first place, $30 for second, and $20 for third place.2

We will publish a list of the winners here on June 1st. ¬†The author of the book will be participating as well, so if you see him racing, you can try to¬†beat him on¬†his own quotes! ¬†We’re looking forward to racing with you!

– Alex E.

Update (May 1, 2014): We have adjusted the point metrics for #2 to count the total number of words typed rather than the total number of races, to eliminate an unfair advantage that could be gained by selecting the shortest quotes to type.

Update (June 2, 2014): The contest is now over. Thanks to everyone who participated! ¬†We are currently tallying up the results and selecting the winners, who will be notified by email. We’ll publish the results here soon too!

Update (June 6, 2014): The results have been announced in this post!

Notes

  1. Due to the high cost of international shipping, we can only ship the books and T-shirts within the United States, but everyone is eligible for the other prizes.  We will conduct the lottery on June 1, 2014, where each contestant who has completed 10 races there will be assigned a random number.  We will be contacting the winners (starting with number 1, then 2,  and so on, to offer you a prize, while supplies last; since we have a limited number of T-shirts, we cannot guarantee that your size will be available).  The number of prizes available is as follows: 3 books, 3 cash prizes of $15, 3 premium memberships, and 10 T-shirts.
  2. The prize money will be transferred to your Paypal account, so you must have access to a Paypal account to be eligible for the cash prizes.
  3. We use the convention of 1 word = 5 characters for English text. Cheating (by using any program, script, or anything else) will disqualify you from this contest.
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