15-year-old Pakistani player Syed Imaad Ali has become winner of the World Youth Scrabble Championship by winning the final match held in Karachi.
Hasham Hadi Khan and Imaad were the two Pakistanis among 10 players to qualify for the finals. Imaad created history by becoming the first player to bag the World English Scrabble Players Association (WESPA) Youth Cup for the second consecutive time. He also holds the record of the most scrabble championship titles by any youngster in the world with seven victories.
Hasham stood fourth, while India’s Madhav Gopal Kamath finished as the runner-up. Gopal is the first Indian to finish among the top three in any youth scrabble championship. The third spot was clinched by Thailand’s Napat Vatjanurathorn.
Bilal Asher was the 2nd runner-up of the under-10 age category.