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

The WEEKLY FASTEST TYPIST WINNERS £50 BIG MATCH Competition is organised by Better Skills, Better Life Ltd. The company’s website is

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 the competitions as set out 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.

The aim of the competition is that it will become four separate levels of competition.

  1. The BSBLWeekly £10 Prize Fastest Typist Competition
  2. The BSBL Weekly Winners £50 BIG MATCH
  3. The BSBL Weekly Winners £100 BIG MATCH
  4. The BSBL Weekly Winners £200 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. We need to give every Winner a chance to compete in a competition that they would be entitled to take part in had they not achieved promotion to the next level. In order to deal with this situation, those players who have achieved the level of Champion or Famers 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 take part in a Champions Big Match.

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 Weekly 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.

WEEKLY FASTEST TYPIST WINNERS £50 BIG MATCH Competition Rules and Conditions

Rules and Conditions

  1. The Weekly Winners £50 Big Match is essentially two competitions in one; Invited Winners compete against each other for the highest score and WILDCARD competitors compete against each other for their highest score. The Cash Prizes for the invited Weekly Winners are 1st Prize £50, 2nd Prize £20 and 3rd Prize £10. There will be WILDCARD places in the BIG MATCH competition for everyone who has taken part in the Weekly Competitions and these are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The WILDCARD Cash Prizes are 1st Place £20, 2nd Place £10 and 3rd Place £5. The payment will be made to the bank account or PayPal account of the winning competitors on the Monday following the close of the competition on the previous day, Sunday at 8pm. The winners will be contacted by e-mail and asked which of the two payment options they prefer. Alternatively, the winner can receive an Amazon voucher. The winners will be asked to provide their bank account details and their full name and address for accounting purposes, only in order for us to make the payment to them and to record the transaction in our company accounting system.
  2. No purchase is necessary and making a purchase does not increase your chances of winning
  3. The competition runs whenever there are 10 new unique Weekly £10 Prize Fastest Typist Competition Winners. The Organisers will provide a date for the competition and send out invitations to all of the Winners up to that time. This will be the case until information to the contrary is posted on the Facebook page of Better Skills, Better Life Ltd. or in these rules.
  4. A copy of these rules and conditions and general information and feedback can be found on the Better Skills Better Life Facebook page. 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 website and who has chosen to take part in a Weekly £10 Prize Fastest Typist Competition by clicking on the Weekly Fastest Typist 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 accuracy 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. If a competitor scores 200 WPM but their accuracy is 99% but another competitor has a score of 100 WPM with an accuracy of 100%, then it is this latter competitor who wins. In the event of a tie, the KPM speed will be used to determine the winner, if it is still a tie, then the winner will be the competitor who was the first to achieve the high score. This principle shall apply to each of the cash prize winning placings.
  8. The organisers have an obligation to validate winning scores and will inspect the keystroke data and the report e-mails which are sent to the competitors for data to support the winning scores or at any time for any high scores which are displayed on the scoreboard. Where very high scores or winning entries from new competitors are achieved the competitor hereby agrees to be contacted by the organisers and to perform 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, FY1 2EJ. Contact us by letter at the above address or e-mail or through the Contact Us form on the BSBL website. In the case that you do not receive a reply within 7 days by letter or within 48 hours by e-mail or the contact us form, then e-mail
  10. Our scoring is based on the highest score, there is no ‘draw’ situation and there is only one prize of each type. It is the first typist to achieve the highest score that is shown on the Weekly Winners £50 Prize BIG MATCH 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. Likewise for each of the 2nd and 3rd Places for Invited Winners and WILDCARD competitors.
  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 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 Weekly Winners £50 BIG MATCH Competition is any speed slower than 35 WPM. The organisers reserve the right to 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 of 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 WEEKLY WINNERS £50 BIG MATCH Nameboard.
  14. All of the keystroke data is retained in the BSBL Infinite Keystroke Database and will be used for any legitimate purpose.
  15. The decision of the organisers in all matters concerning this competition is final.
  16. 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 WEEKLY WINNERS £50 BIG MATCH Competition and any and all of the competitions described above.
  17. All of the unique winners who appear on the Weekly Winners nameboard up to the date on which a new group of 10 unique winners has occurred will be invited to participate in the WEEKLY WINNERS £50 BIG MATCH competition, except as excluded by the Organiser’s Statement regarding Champions and Famers who have won a cash prize in a lower level Big Match competition or any other proviso stated by the Organisers . At that time all of the competitors who have ever taken part in any Weekly £10 Prize Fastest Typist Competition but who have not won a competition (a Qualified Competitor), will be invited to take part on WILDCARD, first-come, first served basis up to a maximum of 10 competitors who will have a WILDCARD opportunity in the first round of invitations. Further WILDCARD invitations will be sent out if Invited Winners fail to register for the competition. For each Invited Winner who fails to register there will be on more WILDCARD opportunity.
  18. All Winners who are invited to take part must Register 24 hours before the start of the competition or their place in the BIG MATCH will be forfeit. Where an invited Winner forfeits their place in the BIG MATCH then every Qualified Competitor who entered a previous Weekly £10 Prize Fastest Typist Competition will be invited again to fill that place as a WILDCARD entrant on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no time limit of registration for the WILDCARD competitors in this case, the limit is solely the availability of places.
  19. There is no limit to the number of times you can make a BIG MATCH entry but everyone who registers for a WILDCARD place has to make an entry within 72 hours of the start of the BIG MATCH. If they don’t then their place is forfeit and invitations will once again be sent to previous competitors on a ‘first-come, first-served basis’ and these competitors must then make an entry within 72 hours of registering for the BIG MATCH.
  20. If the £50 prize is not paid to the winner because if within three calendar months the winner fails to communicate with the organisers after being notified that they are the winner of the Big Match, or fails to carry out any reasonable confirmatory tested required by the organisers for the sole purpose of the process of validating a high or winning score, then the prize will be donated by the organisers to a charity of their choice.
  21. Cash Prize structure for BIG MATCHES