Monday, April 15, 2024

Syed Imad Ali Secures World Scrabble Youth Cup for Pakistan

The World English Scrabble Players Association (WESPA) Youth Cup was won by Syed Imad Ali of Pakistan in Karachi. This is his second time winning the tournament’s top prize.

In the finals, Imaad Ali defeated his opponent in 9 of the 13 games. Pakistan won the event, and Hasham Hadi Khan, another Pakistani who qualified with 26 victories, finished fourth after winning the final seven games.

Around 80 players from 14 different countries played in the competition. Apart from him, two Pakistani players, Ali Salman and Usman Shaukat, remained in the top ten until the final round of the group stage of the championship but were unable to advance to the next round.

He is currently the first and only person to win the World Youth title twice, having previously won in Dubai in 2018. In November 2019, he became the youngest player to win the Junior World Scrabble Championship in Torquay, England.

Imaad will receive a reward of Rs 100,000 from Pakistan Scrabble Association President Nadeem Omar.

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