LG Canadian Texting Championship

LG Canadian Texting Championship

The LG Canadian Texting Championship pits the fastest text messengers against each other to see who can SMS in the shortest time with the most accuracy. The Canada wide competition offers $25,000 in cash and prizes plus a $1,000 media challenge.

The Western division championship is taking place this weekend at Richmond Centre Mall with the winner being crowned on April 19. Anyone is allowed to enter. Come on down and try your luck! The division winner will win an all expense paid trip to Toronto to compete in the Canadian national final and a chance to win $25,000 cash and prizes and texting immortality.

Today was the media challenge. Sally and I were invited to compete against other local media outlets to see which one of us have the fasting texting fingers. The winner got $1,000 to donate to the charity of his choice. I was playing for the BC Women’s Hospital. This was the hospital where Sally was born in. Below is a video from the competition and more photos.

LG Canadian Texting Championship

LG Canadian Texting Championship

LG Canadian Texting Championship

LG Canadian Texting Championship


34 thoughts on “LG Canadian Texting Championship”

  1. Tran Harry says:

    If it was a texting challenge I would have to use my Blackberry Jav to stand any chance of competing effectively. Other phones are not very conforming to my thumbs.

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    1. John Chow says:

      You may have a tough time winning. All phones used must be LG phones.

  2. Melody says:

    Hey, they need to bring one of these to the states..

    Did you experience sore thumbs–or any mild hallucinations from such an exhausting competition?

    p.s. sally looks so cute with the flag!

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    1. John Chow says:

      Na, it was all good. There wasn’t really any pressure to win. It was only for $1,000.

      1. John, $1000 might be a day’s work for you, but for some people it’s a quite a lotta of dough..

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        1. Jake Stone says:

          It’s so much fun to notice you naming yourself “Best CD Rates” and then even have the previous post titled as Best CD Rates. Now if the contents of that post would be to repeat “Best CD Rates” over and over… that would be SO…

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  3. Jen says:

    Hmmm… I’m just trying to imagine if there are any Filipinos out there who’s going to give it a shot. The Philippines was the text capital (I can’t remember what year, though) so there should be some Filipinos going to try their luck. This is an interesting contest.

  4. whoa, texting challenge?, awesome, i bet my daughter gonna won if she participated. lol

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  5. TradeProfits says:

    If I could have used my samsung, maybe I had a chance..

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  6. I saw one of these go down in England a year ago and you should see the young kids in England text. Its insane the speeds at which they can type. Having lived there, I know that most of the mobile phone users txt one another so they have a good hand at thumbing out paragraphs in seconds…I would never stand a chance unless it was a Blackberry Bold.

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  7. Jackie Chia says:

    Interesting……and congratulations.

  8. Haha, there are really crazy competitions out there! Brilliant 🙂

    1. Jake Stone says:

      Agree. In Finland we have a contest about sitting in sauna. Winner being the last one to sit on the sauna bench and still being able to walk out on their own feet. The ones who faint or die are disqualified.

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  9. It would’ve been more interesting and challenging if people were allowed to use their own phones, not just LG.

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  10. Lee Ka Hoong says:

    Ooo..seems that a great competition..btw, I’m using Nokia..fastest texting with LG..Hrrmmmm…=.=”

    Sally looks so cute haha!

    Regards,
    Lee

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  11. Interesting contest. I would think kids or youngsters stand a better chance of winning. They are more into playing computer games and playing with their phones anyway.

    Peter Lee

  12. Agent 001 says:

    Awesome, you were third. right? Did I hear 8 seconds and no error.

    How long was the text?

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  13. Sam says:

    Stephen misrepresented the Berry nation yesterday.

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  14. Bati says:

    I have to say that my English is poor so some words i can’t understand what it means.I just could say that the little girl is lovely and best wished for her.

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  15. Greg Ellison says:

    It looked like a cool and fun event to participate in. Greg Ellison

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  16. For you to come in 3rd is pretty impressive 😀 You were handicapped too!

    …that blond hair has to go…

    -Mike

  17. fas says:

    I was like I can win this one, and then i just recollected, its LGs contest, they will have their crappy phones with crappy text pad, no ways.

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  18. Melody says:

    One day I’m going to print up a huge check with $$$ and put it on my wall just for the hell of it..

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  19. Don’t know how they do it, it takes me forever to type a simple message.

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  20. Haha, that’s hilarious. I guess texting and twitterinv are going to give all english teachers a headache..

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  21. Rick Vaughn says:

    Nice job John,

    They should have mixed up the words each time. The first person who goes is at a total disadvantage.

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  22. I’ve never heard of this competition before. Sounds pretty original & fun.

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  23. This is funny – I’m suprised it wasn’t full of 13-17 year olds the master texters of the universe!

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    1. this was the media challenge…the real one is usually full of kids (the one in England was like that anyways)

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  24. It looks like you had a blast. The photos are awesome. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    I agree with Sheila – funny there weren’t more younger people!

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  25. It looks a very fun competition. Carrying Sally was the handicap you gave them John? lol. Its awesome you made no mistake and end up 3rd with sally´s help.

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  26. Is it just me or do other people count numbers to match letters they want to type in. like s i would count to 4 for? i cant be the only one surely!!!

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  27. I think I can, but too bad I can’t be there. I can type in SMS real fast. Seriously. 😀

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