National Realtime Competition

The NCRA Realtime Contest 

The NCRA Realtime Contest began in 1999 as a way to showcase members' instantaneous speech to text skills. The contest has continued to be an exciting event for members and nonmembers alike.

 

Contest format

The competition consists of two five-minute dictations: straight matter at 200 wpm and a two-voice at 225 wpm. Contestants will produce ascii files and print out transcripts for grading prior to leaving the contest room. Contestants qualify in each with an accuracy rate of 95% or better, and the best combined score among those qualifying in both parts wins the championship.

Realtime Contest rules and seating

 


 

Realtime Contest winners

List of contest winners (1999 - current)
  • 2021  Doug Zweizig
  • 2019  Doug Zweizig
  • 2018  Mark Kislingbury
  • 2017  Dee Boenau
  • 2016  Dee Boenau
  • 2015  Douglas J. Zweizig
  • 2014  Jo Ann Bryce
  • 2013  Jo Ann Bryce
  • 2012  Tammy Milcowitz
  • 2011  Jo Ann Bryce
  • 2010  Dee Boenau
  • 2009  Jo Ann Bryce
  • 2008  Jo Ann Bryce
  • 2007  Louise M. Becker
  • 2006  Douglas J. Zweizig
  • 2005  Laura P. Brewer
  • 2004  Karla Wollin Boyer
  • 2003  Dana Smelley
  • 2002  Mark Tod Kislingbury
  • 2001  Mark Tod Kislingbury
  • 2000  Mark Tod Kislingbury
  • 1999  Mark Tod Kislingbury

 

 

Realtime Contest results

2016 Realtime Contest results
OVERALL COMBINED SCORES
Place   Errors Percentage
1 Deanna Boenau, RDR, CRR, CRC 11 99.489%
2 Ronald Cook, RDR, CRR, CRC 11 99.483%
3 Amanda Maze, RMR, CRR, CRC 21 99.022%
4 Mark Kislingbury, RDR, CRR 24 98.850%
5 Donna Karoscik, RDR, CRR, CRC 26 98.800%
6 Jeffrey Weigl, RMR, CRR, CRC 27 98.767%
7 Douglas Zweizig, RDR, CRR 26 98.739%
8 Dana Hayden, RMR, CRR 32 98.528%
9 Judith Walsh, RDR, CRR, CRC 31 98.517%
10 John Wissenbach, RDR. CRR, CRC 35 98.344%
11 Laura Kooy, RDR, CRR 45 97.911%
12 Chase Frazier, RMR, CRR, CRC 49 97.694%
13 Lance Boardman, RDR, CRR 58 97.217%
14 Diane Kraynak, RMR, CRR 60 97.178%
15 Karyn Menck, RDR, CRR, CRC 64 97.067%
16 Donna Urlaub, RMR, CRR 62 97.050%
17 Rich Germosen, RMR, CRR 65 96.933%
18 Tami Frazier, RMR, CRR 73 96.578%
19 Kathy Cortopassi, RMR, CRR, CRC 90 95.761%

 

LITERARY
Place   Errors Percentage
1 Deanna Boenau, RDR, CRR, CRC 4 99.600%
2 Ronald Cook, RDR, CRR, CRC 5 99.500%
3 Jeffrey Weigl, RMR, CRR, CRC 6 99.400%
4 Donna Karoscik, RDR, CRR, CRC 8 99.200%
4 Amanda Maze, RMR, CRR, CRC 8 99.200%
5 Dana Hayden, RMR, CRR 9 99.100%
6 Mark Kislingbury, RDR, CRR 15 98.500%
7 Laura Kooy, RDR, CRR 16 98.400%
7 Karyn Menck, RDR, CRR, CRC 16 98.400%
8 John Wissenbach, RDR. CRR, CRC 18 98.200%
9 Judith Walsh, RDR, CRR, CRC 19 98.100%
9 Douglas Zweizig, RDR, CRR 19 98.100%
10 Chase Frazier, RMR, CRR, CRC 23 97.700%
11 Diane Kraynak, RMR, CRR 28 97.200%
11 Jennifer Schuck, RDR, CRR, CRC 28 97.200%
12 Kelly Linkowski, RPR, CRR, CRC, CPE 31 96.900%
13 Tami Frazier, RMR, CRR 32 96.800%
13 Rich Germosen, RMR, CRR 32 96.800%
14 Jennifer Dunn, RMR, CRR, CLVS 33 96.700%
15 Karla Sommer, RMR, CRR, CRC 34 96.600%
16 Donna Urlaub, RMR, CRR 35 96.500%
17 Lance Boardman, RDR, CRR 37 96.300%
18 Bernice Radavich, RDR, CRR, CRC, CPE 38 96.200%
19 Kathy Cortopassi, RMR, CRR, CRC 43 95.700%
20 D. Keith Johnson, RDR, CRR, CRC 45 95.500%
20 Suzanne Kelly, RDR, CRR, CRC, CPE 45 95.500%
20 Stanley Sakai, CRC, New York, NY 45 95.500%
21 Janice Plomp, RDR, CRR, CRC, CRI 47 95.300%

 

Q&A
Place   Errors Percentage
1 Ronald Cook, RDR, CRR, CRC 6 99.467%
2 Deanna Boenau, RDR, CRR, CRC 7 99.378%
2 Douglas Zweizig, RDR, CRR 7 99.378%
3 Mark Kislingbury, RDR, CRR 9 99.200%
4 Deanna Dean, RDR, CRR 12 98.933%
4 Judith Walsh, RDR, CRR, CRC 12 98.933%
5 Amanda Maze, RMR, CRR, CRC 13 98.844%
6 John Wissenbach, RDR. CRR, CRC 17 98.489%
7 Donna Karoscik, RDR, CRR, CRC 18 98.400%
8 Lance Boardman, RDR, CRR 21 98.133%
8 Jeffrey Weigl, RMR, CRR, CRC 21 98.133%
9 Dana Hayden, RMR, CRR 23 97.956%
10 Chase Frazier, RMR, CRR, CRC 26 97.689%
10 Debbie Amos Isbell, RDR, CRR, CRC 26 97.689%
11 Donna Urlaub, RMR, CRR 27 97.600%
12 Laura Kooy, RDR, CRR 29 97.422%
13 Patrick Mahon, RMR, CRR 30 97.333%
13 Karen Tyler, RDR, CRR, CRC 30 97.333%
14 Diane Kraynak, RMR, CRR 32 97.156%
15 Rich Germosen, RMR, CRR 33 97.067%
16 Tami Frazier, RMR, CRR 41 96.356%
17 Kathy Cortopassi, RMR, CRR, CRC 47 95.822%
17 Melanie Humphrey-Sonntag, RDR, CRR, CRC 47 95.822%
18 Karyn Menck, RDR, CRR, CRC 48 95.733%
19 Stephanie Battaglia, RMR, CRR 50 95.556%
20 Paula Campbell, RDR, CRR, CRC 53 95.289%
21 Carolyn Cox, RPR, CRR, CPE 54 95.200%

 

2013 Realtime Contest results

Jo Ann Bryce (left) of Castro Valley, Calif., won the Realtime Contest. Deanna C. Boenau (center) of Sarasota, Fla., earned second place and Laura P. Brewer (right) of Los Altos, Calif., earned third place in the Realtime Contest.

CRR and Merit writers test their realtime writing skills in this annual realtime contest. The competition consists of two five-minute dictations: straight matter at 200 wpm and a two-voice at 225 wpm. Contestants qualify in each with an accuracy rate of 95% or better, and the best combined score wins the championship.

Overall combined scores
Place Names Errors Percentage
1 Bryce, Jo Ann 6 99.717%
2 Boenau, Deanna C. 11 99.506%
3 Brewer, Laura P. 15 99.333%
4 Hayden, Dana 15 99.317%
5 Urlaub, Donna M. 18 99.194%
6 Menck, Karyn D. 20 99.050%
7 Kislingbury, Mark Tod 23 98.967%
8 Wissenbach, John 24 98.883%
9 Darrenougue, Teri B. 33 98.772%
10 Cook, Ronald L. 33 98.467%
11 Kraynak, Diane K. 35 98.350%
12 Cano, Michael Joseph 37 98.339%
13 Cortopassi, Kathy A. 42 98.089%
14 Mahon, Patrick Joseph 50 97.689%
15 Frazier, Clay James 51 97.628%
16 Bundy, Lori 53 97.489%
17 Tyler, Karen L. 56 97.372%
18 Frazier, Tami 58 97.332%
19 Humphrey-Sonntag, Melanie L. 64 98.089%
20 Greenblum, Steven 66 96.900%
21 Frazier, Elizabeth 74 96533%
22 Linkowski, Kelly D. 76 96.494%
23 Nodland, Robin L. 77 96.400%

 

Literary
Place Names Errors Percentage
1 Brewer, Laura P. 0 100.000%
2 Boenau, Deanna C. 1 99.900%
2 Urlaub, Donna M. 1 99.900%
3 Kislingbury, Mark Tod 2 99.800%
4 Bryce, Jo Ann 3 99.700%
4 Cano, Michael Joseph 3 99.700%
4 Hayden, Dana 3 99.700%
5 Darrenougue, Teri B. 5 99.500%
6 Cortopassi, Kathy A. 8 99.200%
7 Wissenbach, John 9 99.100%
8 First, Amie R. 11 98.900%
8 Menck, Karyn D. 11 98.900%
9 Cook, Ronald L. 12 98.800%
9 Humphrey-Sonntag, Melanie L. 12 98.800%
9 Radavich, Bernice E. 12 98.800%
10 Casey, Joyce Z. 15 98.500%
11 Mahon, Patrick Joseph 16 98.400%
12 Kraynak, Diane K. 17 98.300%
13 Frazier, Tami 18 98.200%
14 Frazier, Clay James 19 98.100%
15 Linkowski, Kelly D. 23 97.700%
16 Germosen, Rich 25 97.500%
16 Tyler, Karen L. 25 97.500%
17 Pickard, Darlene E. 27 97.300%
18 Bundy, Lori 28 97.200%
19 Greenblum, Steven 30 97.000%
20 Frazier, Elizabeth 32 96.800%
20 Kimmel, Allison Lewis 32 96.800%
20 Nodland, Robin L. 32 96.800%
21 Dibble, Debbie 34 96.600%
22 Dean, Deanna J. 39 96.100%
23 Brezina, Thomas R. 42 95.800%
24 Jansen, Naren 43 95.700%

 

Q&A
Place Names Errors Percentage
1 Bryce, Jo Ann 3 99.733%
2 Menck, Karyn D. 9 99.200%
3 Boenau, Deanna C. 10 99.111%
4 Hayden, Dana 12 98.933%
5 Brewer, Laura P. 15 98.667%
5 Wissenbach, John 15 98.667%
6 Urlaub, Donna M. 17 98.489%
7 Kraynak, Diane K. 18 98.400%
8 Cook, Ronald L. 21 98.133%
8 Kislingbury, Mark Tod 21 98.133%
9 Darrenougue, Teri B. 22 98.044%
10 Bundy, Lori 25 97.778%
11 Tyler, Karen L. 31 97.244%
12 Frazier, Clay James 32 97.156%
13 Cano, Michael Joseph 34 96.978%
13 Cortopassi, Kathy A. 34 96.978%
13 Mahon, Patrick Joseph 34 96.978%
14 Greenblum, Steven 36 96.800%
15 Frazier, Tami 40 96.444%
16 Frazier, Elizabeth 42 96.267%
17 Nodland, Robin L. 45 96.000%
18 Humphrey-Sonntag, Melanie L. 52 95.378%
19 Linkowski, Kelly D. 53 95.289%
2012 Realtime Contest results

Tammy Milcowitz, RMR, CRR, CBC, CCP, of Oldsmar, Fl., won the Realtime Contest. Jo Ann Bryce, RMR, CRR, of Castro Valley, Calif., earned second place and Douglas J. Zweizig, RDR, CRR, Philadelphia, PA., earned third place in the Realtime Contest.

CRR and Merit writers test their realtime writing skills in this annual realtime contest. The competition consists of two five-minute dictations: straight matter at 200 wpm and a two-voice at 225 wpm. Contestants qualify in each with an accuracy rate of 95% or better, and the best combined score wins the championship.

Overall combined scores
1. Tammy Milcowitz 9 99.583%
2. Jo Ann Bryce 11 99.467%
3. Douglas J. Zweizig 18 99.133%
4. Mark Kislingbury 19 99.122%
5. Ronald L. Cook 19 99.061%
6. Dee Boenau 23 98.961%
7. Sherry J. Bryant 34 98.350%
8. Jennifer M. Bonfilio 40 98.189%
9. Steven Greenblum 38 98.161%
10. Karyn D. Menck 44 97.978%
11. Janis T. Young 43 97.900%
12. Louise M. Becker 47 97.883%
13. Donna M. Urlaub 45 97.844%
14. John Wissenbach 56 97.394%
15. Sophie J. Brock 62 97.083%
16. Rich Germosen 64 96.933%
17. Patricia J. Ohnemus 70 96.622%
18. Michael J. Cano 74 96.578%
19. Carol A. Farrell 78 96.333%
20. Karla M. Sommer 78 96.328%

 

Literary
1. Tammy Milcowitz 3 99.700%
1. Dee Boenau 3 99.700%
2. Louise M. Becker 5 99.500%
3. Jennifer M. Bonfilio 6 99.400%
3. Mark Kislingbury 6 99.400%
4. Jo Ann Bryce 8 99.200%
5. Karyn D. Menck 12 98.800%
5. Douglas J. Zweizig 12 98.800%
6. Ronald L. Cook 17 98.300%
7. John Wissenbach 21 97.900%
8. Michael J. Cano 24 97.600%
9. Sherry J. Bryant 25 97.500%
10. Steven Greenblum 27 97.300%
11. Donna M. Urlaub 28 97.200%
11. Kathy A. Cortopassi 28 97.200%
12. Sophie J. Brock 29 97.100%
13. Janis T. Young 34 96.600%
14. Carol A. Farrell 36 96.400%
15. Karla M. Sommer 37 96.300%
16. Rich Germosen 40 96.000%
17. Melanie L. Humphrey-Sonntag 45 95.500%
18. Patricia J. Ohnemus 48 95.200%
19. Kathryn A. Thomas 49 95.100%

 

Q&A 
1. Ronald L. Cook 2 99.822%
2. Jo Ann Bryce 3 99.733%
3. Tammy Milcowitz 6 99.467%
3. Douglas J. Zweizig 6 99.467%
4. Lea A. Lumpkin 7 99.378%
5. Janis T. Young 9 99.200%
5. Sherry J. Bryant 9 99.200%
6. Steven Greenblum 11 99.022%
7. Mark Kislingbury 13 98.844%
8. Donna M. Urlaub 17 98.489%
9. Dee Boenau 20 98.222%
10. Patricia J. Ohnemus 22 98.044%
11. Rich Germosen 24 97.867%
12. Regina A. Berenato-Tell 28 97.511%
13. Karyn D. Menck 32 97.156%
14. Sophie J. Brock 33 97.067%
15. Jennifer M. Bonfilio 34 96.978%
16. John Wissenbach 35 96.889%
17. Karla M. Sommer 41 96.356%
18. Carol A. Farrell 42 96.267%
18. Louise M. Becker 42 96.267%
19. Michael J. Cano 50 95.556%
20. Debra A. Levinson 51 95.467%
21. Michelle Kirkpatrick 52 95.378%