Ultimate typing championship

The Ultimate Typing Championship (UTC) is a typing competition designed to identify and award the fastest typists around.

History

The Ultimate Typing Championship was created in order to promote typing and find the fastest typists in USA. Players compete against each other in typing races. Typing races are done in real time online via an online typing race application. Finalists compete in person at SXSW in Austin, Texas. The Ultimate Typing Championship was initially created by the keyboard manufacturer Das Keyboard.

2010

Sean Wrona of Ithaca, NY and Nate Bowen of New York, NY were the two finalists in the inaugural Ultimate Typing Championship, held on March 14 at the 2010 SXSW Interactive Festival. Wrona and Bowen competed in a best-of-three finals. The first round consisted of a standard 574-word text in which Wrona defeated Bowen 163-110 wpm, setting an unofficial world record. The second round consisted of a more difficult text involving the majority of the keys on the QWERTY keyboard, in which Wrona defeated Bowen 124-79 wpm to win the Ultimate Typing Championship and a $2,000 first prize.

References

  • My Gamer announcements
  • Official announcement press release
  • Krunker blog post

External links

  • Ultimate Typing Championship
  • Fast typists discuss championship
  • Ultimate Typing Championship Final 2010 - YouTube
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