InformationWeek reports that over 300 text messagers crowded New York’s Roseland Ballroom to show off their texting skills for a chance at a $25,000 price in the LG National Texting Championship. The competition was staged in several rounds. In the first round, 300 competitors were split into tables with 4 people seated per table. Contestants started the round with hands behind their back, and upon a signal to start, had to enter a 150-character phrase. Speed and emphasis were emphasized in the competition, and any competitor who entered a phrase incorrectly was ineligible to win the round. After the initial round, competitors who advanced had to face a round of one-on-one matches in order to qualify for the semifinals. After the semifinals, thirteen-year-old Morgan Pozgar of Claysburg Pennsylvania faced 21-year-old college LA student Eli Tirosh in the finals, taking home the $25,000 prize…

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