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

The Weekly £10 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 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 thy not achieved promotion to the next lever. 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 not be allowed to win more than one of the lower level Big Matches which they take part in in accordance with this provision. Once there are sufficient Winners, Champions and Famers at each level and each Champion or Famer has had the opportunity to enter and achieve either 1st, 2nd or 3rd place at a level lower than their level, then this provision will cease.

Weekly £10 Fastest Typist Competition Rules and Conditions

Rules and Conditions

  1. There is one prize each week of £10. The payment will be made to the bank account or PayPal account of the winning competitor on the Monday following the close of the competition on the previous day, Sunday at 8pm. The winner will be contacted by e-mail and asked which of the two payment options they prefer. Alternatively, the winner can receive a £10 Amazon voucher. The winner 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 Weekly, from Sunday 8:01pm to the following Sunday 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. 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.com and who has chosen to take part in a Weekly competition by clicking on the ‘Weekly’ button one the website competition entry page.
  6. The competition is skill based and the prize each week will be awarded to the competitor who has achieved the highest score for typing as much of the competition text as they are able to type within a period of one minute.
  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.
  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 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 weeklycompetition@bsbltyping.com 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 tony@bsbltying.com
  10. Our system of placing in the competition is based on beating the previous holder of the highest score, there is no ‘draw’ situation. It is the first competitor to achieve the highest score that is shown on the Weekly £10 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 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 Weekly 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 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 Life 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 £10 Fastest Typist Winners Nameboard.
  14. 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 two competitions within a ten week period they become a Champion. When they become a Champion they have to take a mandatory one week break from competing. After that period they can return to the competitions and if they win one further competition 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 Weekly Winners Nameboard, these Winners will be invited to compete in a £50 prize competition. The competition will be called the BSBL Weekly Winners £50 BIG MATCH. This will be run over a period of a week, from Sunday 8.01pm to Sunday 8.00 pm. Each time there are ten new names added to the BSBL Weekly 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 Weekly Winners £50 Big Match will allow entries on a WILDCARD basis by an equal number of previous Weekly Competition competitors who have not won the Weekly competition, on a first-come, first served basis, but this will not affect the fact that the BIG MATCH is essentially a competition between Weekly Winners and the cash prize for the winning Weekly Winner competitor shall be £50 with a £20 prize to the runner-up and a £10 prize for third place.
      2. Specific rules and conditions for these competitions will be published separately.
    2. Champions: When there are ten unique names on the BSBL Weekly Champions Nameboard these Champions will be invited to compete for a £100 prize competition. The competition will be called the BSBL Weekly Champions £100 BIG MATCH. This will be run over a period of week, from Sunday 8.01pm to Sunday 8.00 pm. Each time there are ten new names added to the BSBL Weekly Champions Nameboard then, Statement by the competition organisers, Better Skills, Better Life Limited., all of the Weekly 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 Weekly Competition competitors who have not won the Weekly competition, on a first-come, first served basis, but this will not affect the fact that the BIG MATCH is essentially a competition between Weekly Champions and the cash prize for the winning Weekly Champion competitor shall be £100 with a £40 prize to the runner-up and £20 for third place.
      2. Specific rules and conditions for these competitions will be published separately.
    3. Famers: When there are seven unique names on the BSBL Weekly Famers Nameboard these Hall of Famers will be invited to compete for a £200 prize competition. The competition will be called the BSBL Weekly Famers £100 BIG MATCH. This will be run over a period of week, from Sunday 8.01pm to Sunday 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 Weekly Competition competitors who have not won the Weekly competition, on a first-come, first served basis, but this will not affect the fact that the BIG MATCH is essentially a competition between Weekly Famers and the cash prize for the winning Weekly Famer competitor shall be £200 with an £80 prize to the runner-up and £40 for third place.
      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 Weekly£10 Prize Fastest Typing Competition and any and all of the competitions described above