Pakistan's Syed Imaad Ali becomes the youngest ever player to win the Junior World Scrabble Championship at England
Imaad maintained the lead link throughout the championship and was declared a champion with one match to go with a 17/3 record and a spread of 2159, said a press release issued here on Tuesday.
He was only the second player in history to have won both the World link Youth Scrabble Championship (now renamed WESPA Youth Cup) and the Junior World link Scrabble Championship the first one being compatriot Moiz Baig.
Pakistani players dominated the championship and walked away with trophies and top link five positions. Daniyal Sanaullah won the runner up trophy with 15 wins and a spread of 1335 while Hassan Hadi finished third with 15 wins and a spread of 1024 while Sohaib Sanaullah and Hammad Hadi finished 4th and 5th, respectively.
The age category titles included Under-18 World link Champion, Taha Mirza ( Pakistan link); U16 World link Champion, Rory Kemp (England); U14 World link Champion, Saim Waqar (Pakistan link), U12 World link Champion, Monis Khan ( Pakistan link), U10 World link Champion, Misbah ur Rehman (Pakistan link).