Statement by the competition organisers, Better Skills, Better Life Limited.

The DAILY £5 PRIZE FASTEST TYPIST COMPETITION is organised by Better Skills, Better Life Ltd. The company’s website is www.bsbltyping.com

In any skill-based activity, there are those who have average skills and those who have varying levels of super-skills. The intention of the structure of competitions below is that everyone will have a chance to have a placing on a scoreboard and that those competitors who have a higher level of skills will achieve the rank of Winner, Champion or Famer and will compete within the level that they have reached.

This competition is item 3 in the list below. It is one of four separate levels of competition.

  1. The BSBL Daily £5 Prize Fastest Typist Competition
  2. The BSBL Daily Fastest Typist Winners £25 Big Match
  3. The BSBL Daily Fastest Typist Champions £50 Big Match
  4. The BSBL Daily Fastest Typist Famers £75 Big Match

It is obvious from the nature of this structure that it will take time to for players to move through the various levels and to get enough competitors at each level to enable competitions to take place. In order to deal with this situation, those players who have achieved the level of Champion and Famer will be allowed to compete in the Winners Big Match competitions until there are sufficient (10) Champions to hold a Champions Big Match. Similarly, until there are sufficient (7) Hall of Famers to hold a Famers Big Match, Famers will be allowed to compete in Champions Big Match Competitions. Once there are sufficient Winners, Champions and Famers at each level then this provision will cease.

There is a further proviso and that is in each case, a Champion or Famer will be allowed to take part in a lower-level competition until they have won a cash prize, either a first, second or third prize. At that point, they can no longer take part in a Daily Winners BIG MATCH, for example, but they can obviously take part in the BIG MATCHES in their own Champion or Hall of Fame BIG MATCHES. Notwithstanding this, the organisers will be taking into account the numbers of Winners who actually register and take part and will review this proviso before each BIG MATCH.

DAILY £5 PRIZE FASTEST TYPIST COMPETITION Rules and Conditions

Rules and Conditions

  1. There is one prize each day of £5. The payment will be made to the bank account of the winning typists within 2 working days following the close of the competition on the relevant Wednesday. The winners will be contacted by e-mail and asked to provide their bank account details and their full name and address for accounting purposes in order for us to make the payment to them and to record the transaction in our company accounting system. Alternatively, the winner may choose to receive the prize money to be paid by PayPal or to receive an Amazon gift voucher to the value of the prize money.
  2. No purchase is necessary and making a purchase does not increase your chances of winning
  3. The competition runs Daily, from Tuesday 8:01pm to the following Wednesday 8:00pm, until further notice. That notice will be posted on the Facebook page of Better Skills, Better Life Ltd. and in these rules. However, in a case of a difference between the rules posted on Facebook and the rules posted on the bsbltyping.com website, the rules posted on the website are to be regarded as having precedence.
  4. A copy of these rules and conditions and general information and feedback can be found on the Better Skills Better Life Facebook page and on the bsbltyping.com website. Facebook is not associated in any way with this competition.
  5. A Competitor is a living person who has Registered as a User on the www.bsbltyping.comwebsite and who has chosen to take part in a Daily £5 Prize Fastest Typist Competition by clicking on the ‘Daily’ button on the website competition entry page. A Winner is a competitor who has won such a competition.
  6. The competition is skill based and the prize will be awarded to the competitor who has achieved the highest score when typing the text provided by the organisers. The aim of the competition is to type as much of the text as possible within the time allowed. Any attempt to manipulate the obvious, clear intent of the rules will result in the disqualification of the entry or demoting the placing of the entry. An example of this is where a competitor types only part of the competition text and then ‘runs down the clock’ in order to seemingly achieve a high percentage score. In such cases we will examine the data and either disqualify or demote the entry.
  7. The highest score is defined as the being the highest Words Per Minute score with the highest accuracy with the proviso that all competitors with an accuracy score of 98.5% or higher will rank equally with regard to accuracy. For example, if competitor A scores 200 WPM and their accuracy is 97% and competitor B scores 165 WPM with 100% accuracy and competitor C scores 175 WPM with an accuracy of 98.5% then it is competitor C who wins. The same principle applies to other winning positions on the scoreboard.
  8. The organisers have an obligation to validate winning scores and will inspect the keystroke data to support the winning scores or at any time any high scores are displayed on the scoreboard. Where very high scores or winning entries from any competitor are achieved the competitor hereby agrees to be contacted by the organisers and to perform in the environment of a Zoom, Voov or other such conferencing systems which allows screen sharing, a brief typing test in order to validate their competence by showing consistency of performance.
  9. The competition is organised by Better Skills, Better Life Ltd. whose registered address is 17, Lang Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom FY1 2EJ. Contact competition@bsbltyping.com or through the Contact Us form on the BSBL website. If because of a communication breakdown you do not receive a reply then e-mail support@bsbltyping.com
  10. Our scoring is based on beating the previous holder of the highest score on the scoreboard, there is no ‘draw’ situation. It is the first typist to achieve the highest score that is shown on the DAILY £5 PRIZE FASTEST TYPIST COMPETITION scoreboard who wins . If a competitor scores 100 WPM with an Accuracy of 100% on Monday and another competitor achieves the same score on Sunday, it is the Competitor who achieved the score on Monday who wins the competition for that week.
  11. The competition is based on the typing skill of a person. Any use of robot-like software or any tool or program or device which is used to simulate typing in the competition will automatically disqualify the Competitor. Any attempt to ‘game’ the system by, for example, typing at very slow speed in order to achieve 100% accuracy will lead to the entry being disallowed if it achieved 1st Place or a prize-winning place at the close of the competition. Also, any entry which seeks to breach a technical feature of the bsbltyping.com website or of the typing competitions will be disallowed if it achieved 1st Place or any other place. A very slow winning typing speed that would be disqualified for purpose of the Daily Winners £25 BIG MATCH Competition is any speed slower than 60 WPM. The organisers reserve the right to disqualify or remove any score or competitor name from the scoreboards or nameboards at their sole discretion if they are of the informed opinion that the entry is not in accordance with the rules or any circumstance that is clearly not honest or in the spirit of the competition.
  12. Better Skills, Better Life Ltd have created algorithms and digital processes which record the keystroke data in a responsible manner but will not be held responsible for any loss or damage caused by any fault or failing in their systems and processes for any aspect of this competition. Better Skills, Better Lift Ltd undertake to use their best efforts to ensure that all aspects of the competition are responsibly and fairly run but cannot be held responsible for deliberate deception by any competitor or competitors.
  13. The User names of each winner will be displayed on the BSBL DAILY £5 PRIZE FASTEST TYPIST COMPETITION winners nameboard.
  14. All of the keystroke data is retained in the BSBL Infinite Keystroke Database and will be used for any legitimate purpose.
  15. Exclusion of repeat winners
    1. When a competitor wins four competitions within a ten-week period they become a Champion. When they become a Champion they have to take a mandatory four week break from competing. After that period they can return to the competitions and if they win two further competitions within any further ten-week period they become a Hall of Famer and can no longer compete in the competition
  16. Opportunities for Winners, Champions and Hall of Famers.
    1. Winners:When there are ten unique names on the BSBL Daily Winners Nameboard, these Winners will be invited to compete in a £25 prize competition. The competition will be called the BSBL Daily Winners £25 BIG MATCH. This will be run over a period of a day from Tuesday 8.01pm to Wednesday 8.00 pm. Each time there are ten new names added to the BSBL Daily Winners Nameboard then, except as set out in the Statement by the competition organisers, Better Skills, Better Life Limited. Above, all of the Winners on the Nameboard will be invited to take part.
      1. Each Daily Winners £25 Big Match will allow entries on a WILDCARD basis by an equal number of previous Daily Competition competitors who have not won the Daily competition, on a first-come, first served basis, but this will not affect the fact that the BIG MATCH is essentially a competition between Daily Winners and the cash prize for the winning Daily Winner competitor shall be £25 with a £10 prize to the runner-up and a £5 prize for third place. The Wildcard prizes will be 1st Prize £10, 2nd Prize £5 and 3rd Prize £2.50.
      2. Specific rules and conditions for these competitions will be published separately.
    2. Champions:When there are ten unique names on the BSBL Daily Champions Nameboard these Champions will be invited to compete for a £50 prize competition. The competition will be called the BSBL Daily Champions £50 BIG MATCH. This will be run over a period of day from Tuesday 8.01pm to Wednesday 8.00 pm. Each time there are ten new names added to the BSBL Daily Champions Nameboard then, Statement by the competition organisers, Better Skills, Better Life Limited., all of the Daily Champions on the Nameboard will be invited to take part.
      1. Each Big Match will allow entries on a WILDCARD basis by an equal number of previous Daily Competition competitors who have not won the Daily competition, on a first-come, first served basis, but this will not affect the fact that the BIG MATCH is essentially a competition between Daily Champions and the cash prize for the winning Daily Champion competitor shall be £50 with a £20 prize to the runner-up and £10 for third place. . The Wildcard prizes will be 1st Prize £20, 2nd Prize £10 and 3rd Prize £5.00
      2. Specific rules and conditions for these competitions will be published separately.
    3. Famers: When there are seven unique names on the BSBL Daily Famers Nameboard these Hall of Famers will be invited to compete for a £75 prize competition. The competition will be called the BSBL Daily Famers £25 BIG MATCH. This will be run over a period of day from Tuesday 8.01pm to Wednesday 8.00 pm. Each time there are seven new names added to the BSBL Famers Nameboard then all of the Famers on the Nameboard will be invited to take part.
      1. Each Big Match will allow entries on a WILDCARD basis by an equal number of previous Daily Competition competitors who have not won the Daily competition, on a first-come, first served basis, but this will not affect the fact that the BIG MATCH is essentially a competition between Daily Famers and the cash prize for the winning Daily Famer competitor shall be £75 with an £30 prize to the runner-up and £15 for third place. . The Wildcard prizes will be 1st Prize £30, 2nd Prize £15 and 3rd Prize £7.50.
      2. Specific rules and conditions for these competitions will be published separately.
  17. The decision of the organisers in all matters concerning this competition is final.
  18. Although we will generally give a minimum of one week’s notice before any change to the rules or conditions or prize amount is changed, the organisers can change any rule, condition or prize amount at any time without notice. This includes the complete cancellation of the DAILY £5 PRIZE FASTEST TYPIST COMPETITION and any and all of the competitions described above.
  19. If any of the cash prizes are not paid to the winners winners within one calendar month because those competitors failed to communicate with the organisers after being notified that they are prize winners or fails to carry out any reasonable confirmatory tested required by the organisers or fails to pass the confirmatory test for the sole purpose of the process of validating a high or winning score, then the prize will be either a) in the case where a score is not validated it will paid to the next highest scoring competitor and b) in the case where a prize is not claimed, it will be donated by the organisers to a charity of their choice.