• Who will be the typing champion?

    The Cincy Typing Challenge Finals will take place at the Cincinnati Museum Center on July 25, 2013. The Finals will pit 8 Finalists against each other to determine who is the fastest typist in the area!

    •      $5,000 Grand Prize
    •      Door prizes
    •      TREWGrip product launch

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  • Qualification Round

    The Cincy Typing Challenge Qualification Round was held July 20, 2013 in the Collett Gallery of Cincinnati Museum Center. The Qualification Round was free and open to the public and consisted of Texting, Keyboard, and Typewriter Competitions.

    •      124 total participants
    •      62 WPM Average Typing Speed
    •      8 Finalists

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  • The Winner

    The Finalists of the Qualification Round were given five days to practice with TREWGrip to compete against each other and McGurrin’s 98 WPM for a Grand Prize of $5,000. The winner… Robert Price won typing 115 WPM with TREWGrip!

    •     1st – Robert Price
    •     2nd – Matthew Makepeace
    •     3rd – Samuel Raptis

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  • The Finals

    The Cincy Typing Challenge Finals were held at Cincinnati Museum Center on July 25, 2013. Seven Finalists competed in a head-to-head competition using a new “mobile-QWERTY” device, TREWGrip. Robert Price went home as the Cincy Typing Challenge champion by typing 115 words per minute on TREWGrip!

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The Story
Mark Parker vs. Frank McGurrin

Frank McGurrin popularized the QWERTY key layout by typing 98 WPM against Louis Traub on July 25, 1888. 125 years later, on July 25, 2013, Mark Parker challenged Cincy Typing Challenge Finalists to convert their touch-typing skills to a new key layout - mobile QWERTY - and to beat McGurrin's speed of 98 WPM. After 5 days of practice with TREWGrip, Cincinnati's own Robert Price typed 115 WPM and won the Grand Prize of $5,000, beating McGurrin.

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Historical Typewriter Display

July 1 – July 20, 2013 | 10AM – 5PM | Cincinnati History Museum (Chestnut Ridge Typewriter Museum display)

Cincy Typing Challenge Qualifying Round

July 20, 2013 | 10AM – 4PM | Cincy Typing Challenge Qualification Round in the Collett Gallery

“The Typewriter” Documentary Screening

July 20, 2013 | 11AM – 12PM & 12PM – 1PM | “The Typewriter” Film Screening in the Scripps Howard Newsreel Theater

Cincy Typing Challenge Finals

July 25, 2013 | 6PM – 9PM | Cincy Typing Challenge Finals in the Losantiville Dining Rooms

The Rematch

Frank McGurrin vs. Louis Traub

On July 25, 1888, Frank McGurrin of Salt Lake City, UT beat Louis Traub of Cincinnati, OH in the first speed typing competition. And the QWERTY keyboard age began…

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On July 25, 2013, finalists of the Cincy Typing Challenge will compete against each other, and Frank McGurrin’s 98 WPM, for a Grand Prize of $5,000.

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